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2011

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Wrightstown Criminal Defense

The most common criminal charges in Wrightstown are for possession of drugs, particularly marijuana and other CDS possession. A fair amount of DWI and alcohol related crimes such as assault are committed as well. With my main office in Freehold, we are able to offer a high level of service to clients facing criminal charges in Wrightstown. For disorderly persons and traffic violation in Wrightstown, the municipal court has jurisdiction. For more serious criminal matter, the case will be resolved in the Burlington County Superior Court. Call to speak with an experienced defense lawyer if you are facing criminal charges in Wrightstown.

Wrightstown Borough Town Information

Wrightstown was incorporated as a borough in 1918 from portions of the townships of New Hanover and North Hanover. It is a narrow segment of Burlington County, totaling an area of 1.8 square miles, all of it land. The town is very close to the Ft. Dix. Army Base.

As of the 2010 Census, Wrightstown had a population of 802 people, up from 748 in 2000. There were 339 housing units with a median cost of $98,300 in 2000. By 2009, the estimated value of a house of condo was $192,680. The January 2011 cost of living index was 105.5, more than the U.S. average of 100. The median age of the inhabitants was below the state average at 31 years. A third (33.2%) of the residents was between 25 to 44 years old. This was followed by those younger than 18 (29.7%). The other three age groups represented were 18 to 24 (10.2%), 45 to 64 (18.4%) and 65 and over (8.6%). There were 88.5 adult males for every 100 females age 18 and over.

In 2000, the median household was $27,500. It rose to an estimated $44,193 in 2009. The almost 200 families had a median income of $29,375 in 2000. Male median income was $28,889 versus $25,417 for females. The per capita income was $14,489. Approximately 24.0% of the population was living below the poverty level (versus 8.5% for the whole state). This includes 31.8% of those under the age of 18 and 22.4% of those aged 65 and over.

The most common ancestries are Irish (13.5%), German (11.8%), Italian (8.0%), Polish (6.4%), English (4.8%) and West Indian (3.6%). The composition of the population by races in 2000 was 49.87% White, 30.21% African American, 11.23% Hispanic or Latino of any race and 7.22% Asian. The Hispanic and Black race population percentages are significantly above state average. There were 312 households in 2000, out of which a third had children under the age of 18 living with them. The highest percentages of the households corresponded to those made up of non-families (41.7%) and individuals (34.6%). Households composed of married couples living together were 28.2%. Those headed by a female with no husband present accounted for 25.3%.

The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 40 major crimes in 2009. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 543 and a violent rate of 8.2. There were no murders, bias crimes or incidents of police force. The 2009 reports included 1 rape, 1 robbery, 4 assaults, 12 burglaries, and 13 cases of domestic violence.

The 2010 data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that 15.99% did not complete high school versus 45.53% who did. Those with some college or associate’s degree represented 29.54% (versus 23.15% statewide). Holders of a bachelor’s degree were 7.32% (versus 20.65% statewide). Those with a graduate degree were 1.63% (versus 12.05% statewide). Most of the male population engages in retail trade (19%), other services, except public administration (19%) and construction (15%). Females work in public administration (25%), retail trade (24%) and accommodation and food services (20%).

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