Surf City DWI & Drug Arrests
If Surf City Police have arrested you for drug possession or drunk driving, help is available. I defend clients in both Surf City and the Ocean County Superior Court. The Surf City Municipal Court has jurisdiction over traffic tickets, including those for DUI, committed in the small town. Felony drug charges and all juvenile criminal cases from Surf City are sent to the Ocean County Superior Court. Call to speak with an experienced New Jersey drug and DWI defense attorney.
Surf City Town Information
Surf City Borough has been formerly called Great Swamp and Long Beach City. It was originally formed with the last name in 1894 from portions of Stafford Township. It received its present name in 1899. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, it has a total area of 0.9 square miles, of which 21.74% is water.
As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,205, down from 1,442 in 2000. Out of the 706 households existing in 2000, only 13.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them. Almost half of the households (48.6%) were made up of married couples living together. Non-families represented 40.4% of the households and 34.8% were composed of individuals. Almost a fifth (19.4%) of the households had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.
The median age of the population was 53 years. About half (50.9%) of the population belonged to the 45 to 65 years of age and older bracket. Individuals under the age of 18 only represented 12.4%. For every 100 adult females, there were 88.8 males.
The racial makeup in 2000 was 98.06% White and 1.94% Hispanic or Latino of any race. The other races only represented less than one percent each. The most commonly cited ancestries are Irish (27.7%), German (23.7%), Italian (18.9%), English (17.8%) and Polish (7.8%).
The median income for a household in 2000 was $38,190, increasing to about twice in 2009 to $65,518. The per capita income rose proportionately less from $26,632 in 2000 to $40,406 in 2009. The median family income in 2000 was $50,268. Male median income was $40,625 versus $25,208 for females (a difference of approximately 60%).
Estimated median house or condo value in 2009 was $681,867. This is almost three times as much as the 2000 value of $231,600. The January 2011 cost of living index was 29.7% higher than the national average. About 7.5% of the population was living below the poverty line in 2000. This includes 22.1% of residents under the age of 18.
Surf City Criminal Stats
In 2009, there were 10 full-time law enforcement employees, all of them police officers. According to the N.J. State Police Uniform Crime, the number of total major crimes reported in 2009 was 507. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 28.9 and a violent rate of 0.0. There were no murders, rapes, robberies, assaults or bias crimes. Reports included 6 burglaries, 2 cases of domestic violence and 10 incidents of police force. Not included in these statistics are 39 thefts.
The highest education level attained by the population aged 25 and over in 2010 shows that only 9.22% had not completed high school versus 14.15% statewide. Holders of a bachelor’s or graduate degree represented 20.71% and 7.57%, respectively.
From 2005 to 2009, almost half the male population was engaged in construction (16%), public administration (11%), retail trade (10%) and information (7%). More than half the females were employed in educational services (25%), retail trade (15%), and real estate and rental and leasing (14%).