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The Summit Municipal Court is located at 512 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901. The court hears both criminal and traffic cases including possession of marijuana, Summit DWI arrests, traffic and speeding tickets. More serious criminal charges and all juvenile arrests in Summit are sent to the Union County Superior Court. Call now to speak with an experienced defense lawyer if you are facing charges in Summit, New Jersey.
Summit – New Jersey
The region in which Summit City is situated was purchased from Native Americans in 1664. Its first European settlers came around 1710. It was originally created as a Township in 1869 and reincorporated as a city thirty years later.
It has a total are of 6.07 square miles, practically all of which is land. As of the 2010 census, there were 21,457 inhabitants, up from 21,131 in 2000. There were 8,146 housing units in 2000. The median house or condo value was then $440,800. It increased to an estimated $721,478 in 2009. The January 2011 cost of living index was 25.0% higher than the national average.
The most common ancestries are Irish (20.6%), Italian (15.3%), German (14.9%), English (13.0%), Polish (4.8%), and Scottish (3.2%). The ethnic makeup has changed between 2000 and 2010: White from 87.77% to 83.50%, African American from 4.33% to 4.50%, Asian from 4.45% to 6.40% and Hispanic or Latino of any race from 10.17% to 13.3%. There are 3,869 foreign-born (8.8% Latin America, 5.5% Europe, 3.0% Asia).
The age distribution in 2000 was 27.0% under 18, 33.0% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years.
In 2000, more than a third (35.7%) of the 7,897 households had minors living with them. Married couples living together accounted for 61.1% of the households. Those composed of non-families and individuals represented 29.0% and 23.9%, respectively.
The Census Bureau estimated the median household income in 2008 at $115,606, and the median family income at $141,659. Another private estimate of 2005 showed that 14.4% of households earned more than $200,000. Male median income was $85,625 versus $46,811 for females. The per capita income was $62,598. According to the 2000 census, this ranks Summit as the 16th highest per capita income statewide. About 4.2% of the population was below the poverty line.
Summit Criminal Defense
In 2010, the Police Department consisted of 55 full-time law enforcement employees, including 46 police officers. The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 230 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 10.7 and a violent rate of 0.5. There were no bias crimes. The reports included 1 murder, 1 rape, 2 robberies, 6 assaults, 39 burglaries, 143 cases of domestic violence, and 55 cases of police force.
Additionally, independent data for 2010, which do not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 15 assaults, 176 thefts, 4 motor vehicle thefts and no arsons.
The 2010 data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that 5.78% did not complete high school versus 14.80% who did. Those with some college or associate’s degree represented 15.61%. Holders of a bachelor’s degree were 32.84% versus 20.65% statewide. Those with a graduate degree were 30.98% versus 12.05% statewide.
From 2005 to 2009, most males engaged in finance and insurance (24%), and professional, scientific and technical services (16%). Females worked in finance and insurance (15%), health care and social assistance (14%) and educational services (13%).