Beverly, New Jersey
|Beverly, New Jersey|
|— City —|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||March 5, 1850|
|• Mayor||Randy Miller (term ends December 31, 2013)|
|• Clerk||Donna Snyder|
|• Total||0.785 sq mi (2.031 km2)|
|• Land||0.555 sq mi (1.437 km2)|
|• Water||0.230 sq mi (0.594 km2) 29.27%|
|Area rank||523rd of 566 in state
38th of 40 in county
|Elevation||23 ft (7 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Rank||469th of 566 in state
34th of 40 in county
|• Density||4,645.4/sq mi (1,793.6/km2)|
|• Density rank||121st of 566 in state
3rd of 40 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0885160|
Beverly is a city in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 2,577, reflecting a decline of 84 (-3.2%) from the 2,661 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 312 (-10.5%) from the 2,973 counted in the 1990 Census.
Beverly was originally incorporated as a borough on March 5, 1850, within Willingboro Township. Beverly was incorporated as a city by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 13, 1857, replacing Beverly borough, based on the results of a referendum held that day.
Beverly is located at United States Census Bureau, the city had a total area of 0.785 square miles (2.031 km2), of which, 0.555 square miles (1.437 km2) of it is land and 0.230 square miles (0.594 km2) of it (29.27%) is water.(40.064811,-74.921904). According to the
1930-1990 2000 2010
Census 2010 
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 2,577 people, 1,002 households, and 671.3 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,645.4 inhabitants per square mile (1,793.6 /km2). There were 1,086 housing units at an average density of 1,957.7 per square mile (755.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 61.66% (1,589) White, 29.88% (770) Black or African American, 0.16% (4) Native American, 0.78% (20) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 2.68% (69) from other races, and 4.85% (125) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.16% (236) of the population.
There were 1,002 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.3% were married couples living together, 23.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.10.
In the city the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 30.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.5 years. For every 100 females there were 90.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.5 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $51,964 (with a margin of error of +/- $3,191) and the median family income was $61,058 (+/- $8,725). Males had a median income of $47,738 (+/- $9,129) versus $40,833 (+/- $13,858) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $30,364 (+/- $4,953). About 14.1% of families and 15.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.6% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.
Census 2000 
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 2,661 people, 960 households, and 694 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,608.2 people per square mile (1,771.4/km2). There were 1,042 housing units at an average density of 1,804.5 per square mile (693.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 64.67% White, 28.75% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.90% Asian, 1.43% from other races, and 4.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.58% of the population.
There were 960 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 22.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.23.
In the city the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $45,054, and the median income for a family was $49,519. Males had a median income of $35,954 versus $23,836 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,760. About 8.5% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.9% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over.
Local government 
The city is governed under the City form of New Jersey municipal government, and consists of an elected mayor and a five-member elected city council. Responsibilities of this governing body include all executive and legislative functions. The Mayor and members of the City Council serve five year terms of office.
As of 2013[update], the Mayor of the City of Beverly is Randy Miller, whose term of office ends December 31, 2015. Members of the Beverly Common Council are Council President Robert Bancroft (D, 2017), Luis Crespo (D, 2013; appointed to replace Scott Perkins), Lawrence Carlbon (D, 2017), Robert Lowden (D, 2017) and Robert Thibault (Republican Party).
Federal, state and county representation 
New Jersey's Third Congressional District is represented by Jon Runyan (R, Mount Laurel Township). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Frank Lautenberg (D, Cliffside Park) and Bob Menendez (D, Hoboken).
The 7th district of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Diane Allen (R, Edgewater Park Township) and in the General Assembly by Herb Conaway (D, Delanco Township) and Troy Singleton (D, Palmyra). The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township). The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).
Burlington County is governed by a Board of chosen freeholders, whose five members are elected at-large to three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats coming up for election each year. The board choose a director and deputy director from among its seven members at an annual reorganization meeting held in January. As of 2013[update], Burlington County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Joseph B. Donnelly (R; Cinnaminson Township, 2013),, Deputy Director Leah Arter (R; Moorestown Township, 2014),, Aimee Belgard (D; Edgewater Park Township, 2015), Joseph Howarth (R; Evesham Township, 2014) and Joanne Schwartz (D; Southampton Township, 2015).
Points of interest 
- Beverly National Cemetery was created in 1863 after a single acre of land was purchased, and was expanded five times from 1936 to 1951, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on 1997.
- St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, consecrated by the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey in 1837, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. The church, which celebrated its 175th anniversary in 2012, had its tower and steeple renovated at a cost of $450,000 raised from parish members and local organizations.
Notable people 
Notable current and former residents of Beverly include:
- Sam Calderone (1926-2006), Major League Baseball catcher who played for three seasons.
- John Lowden Knight (1915–2001), professor, university administrator, and a Methodist theologian.
- A. Merritt (1884-1943), author best known for his fantasy works.
- Barney Schultz (born 1926), former pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1955–1965, who played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Detroit Tigers, and Chicago Cubs.
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- O'Sullivan, Jeannie. "City Council appointment draws controversy in Beverly", Burlington County Times, December 27, 2012. Accessed March 22, 2013. "A City Council member who lost his next term in the contested Democratic primary election in June will still be on dais in January.Council President Luis Crespo was appointed Thursday night to fill the seat vacated by Brian Perkins, who has resigned with three years left on his term."
- O'Sullivan, Jeannie. "Beverly officials promise a bipartisan effort", Burlington County Times, January 10, 2013. Accessed March 22, 2013. "Beverly City Council welcomed the new year at its reorganization on Tuesday. Pictured, left to right, are Democratic Councilmen Robert Lowden, Lawrence Carlbon and Robert Bancroft, and Republican Councilman Robert Thibault. Not pictured is Democratic Councilman Luis Crespo, who did not attend the reorganization.... Democratic Councilmen Robert Bancroft, Lawrence Carlbon and Robert Lowden were sworn in..."
- Members of the 2012Beverly City Common Council, City of Beverly. Accessed March 22, 2013. As of date accessed, 2012 committee memberships are listed.
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- Joseph B. Donnelly, Burlington County. Accessed January 5, 2013.
- Leah Arter, Burlington County. Accessed January 5, 2013.
- Hefler, Jan; and Vargas, Claudia. "Democrats win two seats on Burlco freeholder board", The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 8, 2012. Accessed January 5, 2013. "On Tuesday, Democrats Aimee Belgard and Joanne Schwartz bested GOP incumbents Bruce Garganio and Mary Ann O'Brien in a hotly contested race that included a series of negative ads.... Belgard, an Edgewater Park committeewoman and lawyer, ran unsuccessfully for freeholder in 2010, while Schwartz, a retired nursing home administrator from Southampton, was a newcomer to politics."
- Joseph Howarth, Burlington County. Accessed January 5, 2013.
- Data for the Beverly City School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed March 22, 2013.
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- Beverly National Cemetery, United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Accessed June 13, 2012.
- WEEKLY LIST OF ACTIONS TAKEN ON PROPERTIES: 1/03/00 THROUGH 1/07/00, National Park Service. Accessed June 13, 2012.
- O'Sulllivan, Jeannie. "Beverly church rings in 175th year", Burlington County Times, March 26, 2012. Accessed June 13, 2012.
- Mason, Joe. "Calderone more than just a hero to family, neighbors", Burlington County Times, December 1, 2006. Accessed June 13, 2012. "Born in Beverly and a lifelong area resident, Sam Calderone was an accomplished golfer and football player during his days at Burlington City High School, but his passion was baseball."
- Staff. Who's who in the Midwest, p. 477. A.N. Marquis, 1960. Accessed June 13, 2012. "KNIGHT, John Lowden, clergyman; b. Beverly, NJ, Nov. 2, 1915"
- Merritt, Abraham; Levy, Michael M. The Moon Pool, p. 303. Wesleyan University Press, 2004. ISBN 0819567078. "Abraham Grace Merritt was born on January 20, 1884, in Beverly, New Jersey, a small town outside of Philadelphia."
- Barney Schultz profile, Baseball-Reference.com. Accessed June 25, 2007.
- Staff. "Schultz Is Cardinal Hero With Three Innings of Effective Relief Pitching; MOUND JOB CAPS 20 YEARS' EFFORT Schultz, Who Has Played on 20 Teams in 13 Leagues, Is Praised by Keane", The New York Times, October 8, 1964. Accessed June 13, 2012. "Applied to the career of George Warren (Barney) Schultz, the 38-year-old relief pitcher, it is both simply descriptive and the moral of the story.... He was born in Beverly, N. J., which is in the Philadelphia area, and still lives there with his wife and four children."
- Beverly City web site
- Beverly City School
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- Data for the Beverly City School, National Center for Education Statistics