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New Hanover Municipal Court has jurisdiction over DWI and traffic violations in the Township, as well as minor criminal arrests like possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. If you are facing charges in New Hanover Township, call now to speak with an experienced local defense attorney.
I also handle felony criminal charges and juvenile arrests in New Hanover. These cases will be prosecuted by the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office and heard in the Superior Court. Any traffic tickets related to these matters will usually be remanded to the Municipal Court once the criminal charges are resolved.
New Hanover – NJ Info
New Hanover Township is located in the Delaware Valley. It was originally formed in 1723 by Royal Charter. In 1798, it was incorporated as one of New Jersey’s initial 104 townships. Fort Dix and McGuire Air Force Base are census-designated places of this township.
The first is also an unincorporated area partly located in New Hanover. According to the Census Bureau, it has a total area of almost 23 square miles. With a mostly urban population of 9,744 as of the 2000 census, the population density was high. In 2000, males represented 80% of all residents and had a median age of 32.1 years. Females had a median age of 23.7 years.
The age breakdown shows that more than half (55.4%) were between 25 and 44 years old. The groups of those under 18, from 18 to 24 and from 45 to 64 were fairly equally divided (14.5%, 15.7% and 13.2%, respectively). Residents 65 years of age and over only represented 1.3%. There were close to 1,200 households with a median income of $44,386 in 2000. By 2008, this had risen to $56,645. The almost 1,000 families had a median income of $45,511 in 2000.
Male and female income was very similar ($26,428 versus $23,050 for females). The per capita income was $12,140. Approximately 3.9% versus 8.5% statewide were below the poverty line. As of the 2000 census, there were approximately 1,400 housing units. The median house or condominium value in 2000 was $135,700. The estimated value in 2008 was $294,132.
The most common ancestries cited are German (12.0%), Irish (11.4%), Italian (8.6%), English (6.1%), American (2.8%) and Polish (2.7%). The racial composition in 2000 was 64.13% White, 28.90% African American, 19.40% Hispanic or Latino of any race and 1.47% Asian. The most frequent places of birth for the foreign-born residents are Guyana (8%), Philippines (7%), Mexico (6%), Guatemala (6%), Honduras (6%), Canada (6%) and Argentina (6%).
The differentiation of households by type of relationship shows that more than half (60.9%) of them had children younger than 18 living with them. Almost 80% were married couples living together. Households made up of non-families and individuals represented about 14% each. People 65 years of age and over living alone were less than one percent.
New Hanover Criminal & Employment Data
According to the N.J. State Police Uniform Crime, nine major crimes were committed in 2009. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 0.9 and a violent rate of 0.0. There were no murders, rapes, robberies, assaults or bias crimes. The reports included four burglaries, 8 cases of domestic violence, and three incidents of police force.
Data from 2000 on educational attainment of the population aged 25 and older reveals that there were 33.4% high school graduates. More than fourth had some college or an associate degree. Holders of a bachelor’s degree represented 11.3%. Those with a master’s, professional or doctorate degree accounted for 3.3%.
Males are commonly engaged in public administration (24%), health care (14%) and construction (8%). Females are employed in health care (20%), educational services (19%) and social assistance (10%).