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Oct
2011

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Arrested in Seaside Heights?

If you were arrested in Seaside Heights for a DWI or drug charge, help is available. Call now to speak with an experienced Ocean County defense lawyer. I represent clients in both Seaside Heights Municipal Court and the Ocean County Superior Court.

The Seaside Heights Court has jurisdiction over traffic offenses committed in the town, including DWI arrests. The court also hears disorderly persons level criminal offenses. In other states, these are usually called “misdemeanors”. This category of criminal charges include possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Seaside Heights NJ Info

Seaside Heights is located on the Barnegat Peninsula. It was incorporated as a borough in 1913 from portions of Berkeley and Toms River Township (then called Dover). According to the U.S. Census Bureau, it has a total area of 0.8 square miles, almost a fifth of which (19.74%) is water.

As of the 2010 census, there were 2,887 people. The 2000 census showed that there were 3,155 inhabitants. In 2000, there were 1,408 households and 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them. Most of the households (50.9%) were made of non-families and individuals (40.1%). Married couples living together represented 26.8%.

The most common ancestries are Italian (25.7%), Irish (19.0%), German (18.1%), English (7.8%) and Polish (6.8%). According to the 2000 census, the racial makeup was 89.95% White, 9.70% Hispanic or Latino of any race and 4.03% African American.

The median age of the population in 2000 was 33 years. Almost a fourth (23.3%) was under the age of 18. Residents 65 years of age or older represented 11.0% of the population. The proportion of females to males was 100 to 106.5.

In 2009, the estimated median income for a household was $32,300, up from $25,963 as of the 2000 census. The per capita income in 2000 was $18,665. This decreased slightly to an estimated $17,935 by 2009. In 2000, the median family income was $27,197. Males had a median income of $30,354 versus $21,899 for females. The estimated median house or condo value in 1000 was $115,800, rising to $238,195 by 2009. The January 2011 cost of living index was 25.0% higher than the U.S. average.

About 24.1% of the population was living below the poverty line in 2000. This includes 27.9% of those under the age of 18 and 12.3% of those 65 years of age and older.

Seaside Heights Police & School Data

In 2009, there were 33 full-time law enforcement employees, including 25 police officers. The reports from the N.J. State Police Uniform Crime for that year show that there occurred a total of 313 major crimes. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 93.7 and a violent rate of 11.4. There were no murders or bias crimes. Reports included 4 rapes, 9 robberies, 25 assaults, 47 burglaries, 311 incidents of domestic violence and 33 of police force. Other reports not taken into account for the above crime rates include 217 thefts and 11 auto thefts.

The 2010 data for highest education level attained by the population 25 years and over show that 18.93% had not completed high school. Those who had completed high school accounted for 40.12% versus 30.00% statewide. Holders of bachelor’s and graduate degrees were below state levels (13.65% vs. 20.65% and 4.19% vs. 12.05%, respectively).

During 2005-2009, a large proportion of the male population was employed in administrative and support and waste management services (16%), accommodation and food services (13%), and construction (12%). Females were engaged in retail trade (27%), accommodation and food services (17%), and health care and social assistance (17%).

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