Union Township Drug Possession & Traffic Offenses
The Union Township Municipal Court has jurisdiction over all disorderly persons offenses and traffic tickets in the town. These includes marijuana possession and DWI arrests in Union Township. If you have a court date approaching in the Union Township Municipal Court, call now to speak with an experienced defense lawyer.
Union Township NJ Data
Union Township is located in north-central Union County. In 1808, it was incorporated from Portions of Elizabeth Township, while the area still belonged to Essex County. Half a century later, it became part of the recently created Union County.
It has a total area at 9.12 square miles. The population augmented to a record high of 56,642 in 2010, from 54,405 in 2000. In July 2007, there were 46.8% males versus 52.2% females. The age breakdown of the population in 2000 was 22.3% under 18, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years.
There were 20,000 housing units in 2000. The median house or condo value then was $173,400. It increased to an estimated $342,377 in 2009. The January 2011 cost of living index was 18.4% higher than the national average.
The most common ancestries are Italian (17.2%), German (10.2%), Irish (9.9%), Polish (9.0%), Portuguese (6.8%), and West Indian (3.6%). There are 13,360 foreign-born residents (9.7% Europe, 7.1% Latin America, 5.7% Asia).
A comparison of the ethnic composition in 2010 and 2000 shows 53.8% vs. 67.66% White, 29.0% vs. 19.76% African American, 10.6% vs. 7.72%) Asian, and 4.9% vs. 8.93% Hispanic or Latino of any race.
In 2000, 32.0% of the 19,534 households 32.0% had minors living with them. More than half (55.5%) were made up of married couples living together. Households composed of non-families and individuals represented 27.5% and 23.8%, respectively.
The median household income in 2000 was $59,173. It increased to an estimated $70,896 in 2009. Likewise, the per capita income rose from $24,768 in 2000 to an estimated $29,885. There were about 14,200 families in 2000 with a median income of $68,707. Male median income was $45,299 versus $35,604 for females. About 4.2% of the population lived below the poverty line.
Union Township NJ Criminal & School Data
The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 1,246 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 22.0 and a violent rate of 1.9. The reports included 1 murder, 2 rapes, 66 robberies, 39 assaults, 156 burglaries, 229 cases of domestic violence, 3 bias crimes and 172 cases of police force.
Independent data for 2010, which do not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show no rapes, 7 murders, 111 robberies, 143 assaults, 237 burglaries, 921 thefts, 3 arsons and 52 motor vehicle thefts.
The 2010 data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that 15.12% did not complete high school versus 33.82% who did. Those with some college or associate’s degree represented 21.80%. Holders of a bachelor’s degree were 19.99% versus 20.65% statewide. Those with a graduate degree were 9.27% versus 12.05% statewide.
From 2005 to 2009, most males engaged in manufacturing (11%), retail trade (11%), transportation and warehousing (10%) and construction (10%). Females worked in health care and social assistance (26%), educational services (15%), and retail trade (10%).