Spring Lake Drug – DWI Arrests
The number of DWI and drug possession surges in the summer months. Ocean and Brighton Avenues and Route 71 are where most traffic tickets, including DWI charges are issued in Spring Lake. There are many legal and factual challenges that can usually be made in these types of cases. Call to speak with a defense attorney for an analysis of your case.
Spring Lake, NJ Town Information
Spring Lake, commonly known as the “Jewel of Jersey Shore” is situated on the Atlantic Ocean and was named for its spring-fed lake. It was formed as a borough in 1892 from portions of Wall Township and in 1903 the borough of North Spring Lake was annexed to it. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.7 square miles, of which 23.30% is water.
As of the 2000 census, there were 3,567 people. The estimated population in 2003 was 3,679, decreasing slightly to 3,542 by July 2009. According to the 2010 Census, the borough population had decreased further to 2,993.
The racial makeup at the time of the 2000 census was 98.77% White, 0.73% Hispanic or Latino of any race and 0.34% African American. By 2010, the composition had varied little to 98.23% White, 2.01% Hispanic and 0.37% Black or African American.
Residents of Spring Lake identified their ancestry in 2000 as 39.4% Irish (the highest percentage of Irish Americans of any place in the country), 16% Italian and 15% German. This high percentage of Irish-descendant population gave rise to the name of “Irish Rivera”.
Out of the 1,463 households counted in the 2000 Census, almost a quarter (23.0%) had children under the age of 18 living with them. More than half (57.8%) were married couples living together. Residents living alone who were 65 years of age or older represented 16.4% of the population. The median age of the population was 48 years. In 2010, people aged 75 years and older were 14.47%.
As of 2008, the median income for a household in the borough was $115,709. This experienced in slight increase in 2010 to $117.935. None of the families and only 2.6% of the population was living below the poverty line.
The estimated median household income in 2009 was $105,720, up from $89,885 in 2000. In the same year, the estimated median value of a house or condo was $938,929, having experienced almost a 50% increase from the 2000 value of $636,400. The January 2011 cost of living index in Spring Lake was 137.4, quite high compared to the nation’s average of 100.
According to the police records of Spring Lake for 2009, there were no murders, rapes, robberies or auto thefts. The 122.4 average versus the 319.2 U.S. average is accounted for by assaults (2), burglaries (16), thefts (55) and arson (2).
The 2010 educational level attained by the population 25 years and older shows that only 2.54% had not completed high school (vs. 14.15% in the state). Those who completed a bachelor’s degree represented 34.37% vs. 20.65% for the state, and those with a graduate degree stood at 27.60% vs. 12.05% for the state.
More than half (52%) of the males were engaged in the following industries during the 2005-2009 period: finance and insurance (16%), construction (15%), accommodation and food services (11%) and professional, scientific and technical services (10%). The same percentage of females were employed in educational services (19%), professional, scientific and technical services (17%) and retail trade (16%).