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03
Aug
2011

by in Drug Defense, DWI Defense

Manasquan DWI and Drug Charges

Manasquan police issue a high number of traffic tickets given the small size of the town. A lot of DWI and drug arrests are also made in Manasquan, particularly in the summer months. Most of the criminal charges in Manasquan are alcohol related to some extent. If you are facing criminal charges or DWI charges, call now for a consultation with an experienced defense attorney.

Manasquan – New Jersey

Manasquan, located along the Atlantic Ocean at the southern end of Monmouth County, is a borough formed from portions of Wall Township in 1887. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the total area is 2.5 square miles, divided almost evenly between land (54.55%) and water (45.45%). Figures from the 2000 census placed the population of the borough at 6,310. By 2003, the estimated population had grown to 6,413 and by July 2009 the estimate was 6,273.

Out of the 2,600 households counted in the census, almost a third (29.5%) had children under the age of 18 living with them. Of the residents living alone, 11.5% had someone 65 years of age or older living with them. The median age was 39 years, and the distribution of the population by age shows that almost a quarter were under the age of 18 and 14.9% were 65 years of age or older.

The principal ancestry groups cited by Manasquan residents include: 27% Irish, 18% Italian, 14% German and 8% English. According to the data from the 2000 census, the racial composition of Manasquan’s residents was 97.89% White and 4.48% Latino or Hispanic of any race. Blacks and Asian represented only 0.41% and 0.44%, respectively.

The median income for a household in the borough of Manasquan was $63,079 in 2000. The estimated median household income in 2009 was $89,748, decreasing slightly to $84.362 by 2010. As of the last census, about 2.2% of the families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line. These figures still hold for 2009.

The estimated median house or condo value has been fluctuating since 2000 when it was $262,600. By 2009, it had increased to $602,979 and in 2010 it was estimated at $389,452.

Statistics for educational level attained by the population 25 years and over in Manasquan can be summarized as follows: 92.9% have completed high school or higher, 40.4% have a bachelor’s degree or higher and 13.2% has a graduate or professional degree. These percentages compare quite well with state and national ones.

The crime rate indexes for 2010 show that the total crime risk index for Manasquan stands at 49 vs. for the state. The highest risk is represented by larceny (154 vs. 62). All the categories are significantly lower than the state or nation indexes. The most outstanding are: murder (5 vs. 84), robbery (10 vs. 108) and motor vehicle theft risks (15 vs. 76).

Approximately a third of the male population of Manasquan is engaged in the construction (17%) and retail trade (17%) industries. The breakdown of a similar percentage of females is 20% health care and social assistance and 18% educational services. Unemployment has risen since 2000, when it was 2.4%, to 8.6% by March 2011.

With a median house value significantly above state average and a median household income also above state average, the January 2011 cost of living index in Manasquan was estimated at 125.3 (compared to U.S. average of 100).

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