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Defense Attorney for Ocean Township Drug Arrests

If you have been arrested in Ocean Township, call to speak with an experienced defense lawyer. I defend clients against drug possession charges in Monmouth and Ocean County. Call for a consultation on your case.

Ocean Township (Waretown) Municipal Court

The Municipal Court is located at 50 Railroad Avenue & Corliss Street, Waretown. Phone: 609.693.3332. Judge: James A. Liguori. Prosecutor: Lionel Simon. Sessions: 1st Tuesday of Each Month at 3pm and 3rd Tuesday of Each Month at 9:30am.

The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 137 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 16.4 and a violent rate of 0.6. There were no murders, robberies or bias crimes. The reports included 1 rape, 4 assaults, 20 burglaries, 46 incidents of domestic violence, and 23 cases of police force.

Ocean Township – New Jersey

Ocean was formed as a township in 1876 from portions of Lacey and Barnegat Townships. Although its official name is Ocean Township, local residents usually call it Waretown.

It occupies a territory of 20.8 square miles, 35% of which is water. The population density is low at some 300 people per square mile. The number of residents has increased to a record high of 8,332, as of the 2010 census, from 6,450 in 2000. There were 1,743 families and 2,981 housing units as per the 2000 census. Unofficial data report that the percentage of renters is lower than the state average (16% versus 34%). Informal 2009 statistics show that the estimated house or condo value was $229,533, up from $114,700 in 2000. The January 2011 cost of living index was 21.6% higher than the national average.

As of the 2000 census, the median family income was $55,379. Males had a median income about 21% higher than females ($39,149 versus $32,188). The median household income was $46,461 and the per capita income $22,830. Unofficial figures place these at $76,843 and $39,051 in 2009. About 7.8% of the population was below the poverty line.

The most common ancestries are Irish (34.5%), German (19.2%), Italian (14.0%), Polish (13.0%), English (9.0%), and Dutch (3.8%). The racial and ethnic composition, as of the 2000 census, was 97.33% White and 3.10% Hispanic or Latino. Only 2.0% of the residents are foreign born versus 17.5% in the state.

Of the 2,446 households recounted in the 2000 census, a third had minors living with them. More than half were married couples living together. The other two types of households were composed of non-families (28.7%) and individuals (23.3%).

At the time of the 2000 census, the median age was 38 years. The age breakdown was 25.5% under 18, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% 65 years of age or older.

The highest educational level reached by the population aged 25 and over in 2010 shows that 10.95% had not completed high school versus 46.06% who had. Those with some college and associate degree were 24.24%. Holders of a Bachelor’s degree represented 12.86% (versus 20.65% statewide). Those with a graduate degree were 5.89% (versus 12.05% in the state and 9.84% nation wide).

The major industries in which males engaged from 2005 to 2009 were retail trade (24%), construction (12%) and other services, except public administration (12%). Females worked in health care and social assistance (26%), educational services (23%), and accommodation and food services (20%).






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