Deal, New Jersey

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Deal, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Deal
Map of Deal in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County in New Jersey.
Map of Deal in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County in New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Deal, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Deal, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°14′59″N 73°59′51″W / 40.249701°N 73.997458°W / 40.249701; -73.997458Coordinates: 40°14′59″N 73°59′51″W / 40.249701°N 73.997458°W / 40.249701; -73.997458[1][2]
Country  United States of America
State  New Jersey
County Monmouth
Incorporated March 7, 1898
Government[5]
 • Type Walsh Act
 • Mayor Morris Ades (term ends May 20, 2013)[3]
 • Administrator / Clerk James F. Rogers[4]
Area[2]
 • Total 1.318 sq mi (3.415 km2)
 • Land 1.240 sq mi (3.212 km2)
 • Water 0.078 sq mi (0.203 km2)  5.95%
Area rank 469th of 566 in state
40th of 53 in county[2]
Elevation[6] 30 ft (9 m)
Population (2010 Census)[7][8][9]
 • Total 750
 • Estimate (2013)[10] 743
 • Rank 546th of 566 in state
51st of 53 in county[11]
 • Density 604.8/sq mi (233.5/km2)
 • Density rank 426th of 566 in state
49th of 53 in county[11]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07723[12][13]
Area code(s) 732 exchanges: 517, 531, 660, 663[14]
FIPS code 3402516660[15][2][16]
GNIS feature ID 0885194[17][2]
Website www.dealborough.com

Deal is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 Census, the borough's population was 750,[7][8][9] reflecting a decline of 320 (-29.9%) from the 1,070 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 109 (-9.2%) from the 1,179 counted in the 1990 Census.[18]

A group from Rhode Island settled in the area of Middletown Township and Shrewsbury Township in the mid-1660s, after having purchased what was known as the Monmouth Patent. Thomas Whyte, an English carpenter from the shore-side community of Deal, Kent, acquired 500 acres (200 ha) in Shrewsbury Township along the shore that became known as "Deal". Present-day Norwood Avenue dates back to the early 18th century construction of the Long Branch-Deal Turnpike.[19]

Deal was incorporated as a borough on March 7, 1898, by an act of the New Jersey Legislature, from portions of Ocean Township.[19][20]

Deal boasts a significant population of Orthodox Sephardic Jews, mainly of Syrian extraction. In the 2000 Census, 16.4% of Deal residents identified as being of Syrian heritage, the greatest percentage of Syrian Americans in any municipality in the country.[21] As much as 80% of Deal's population are Sephardi Jews, and the population swells to over 6,000 during the summer, many of them Syrian Jews.[22][23]

Geography[edit]

Deal is located at 40°14′59″N 73°59′51″W / 40.249701°N 73.997458°W / 40.249701; -73.997458 (40.249701,-73.997458). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.318 square miles (3.415 km2), of which, 1.240 square miles (3.212 km2) of it was land and 0.078 square miles (0.203 km2) of it (5.95%) was water.[2][1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 70
1910 273 290.0%
1920 420 53.8%
1930 800 90.5%
1940 917 14.6%
1950 1,064 16.0%
1960 1,889 77.5%
1970 2,401 27.1%
1980 1,952 −18.7%
1990 1,179 −39.6%
2000 1,070 −9.2%
2010 750 −29.9%
Est. 2013 743 [10] −0.9%
Population sources: 1900-1920[24]
1900-1910[25] 1910-1930[26]
1930-1990[27] 2000[28][29] 2010[7][8][9]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 750 people, 333 households, and 182.2 families residing in the borough. The population density was 604.8 per square mile (233.5 /km2). There were 926 housing units at an average density of 746.7 per square mile (288.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 91.60% (687) White, 1.60% (12) Black or African American, 0.00% (0) Native American, 3.47% (26) Asian, 0.13% (1) Pacific Islander, 2.00% (15) from other races, and 1.20% (9) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 7.33% (55) of the population.[7]

There were 333 households, of which 12.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.8% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.3% were non-families. 35.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.90.[7]

In the borough, 14.3% of the population were under the age of 18, 11.9% from 18 to 24, 17.6% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 28.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50.9 years. For every 100 females there were 88.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.7 males.[7]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $59,615 (with a margin of error of +/- $17,199) and the median family income was $95,833 (+/- $32,359). Males had a median income of $52,625 (+/- $17,303) versus $25,139 (+/- $4,348) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $46,867 (+/- $8,038). About 4.1% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.[30]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[15] there were 1,070 people, 434 households, and 289 families residing in the borough. The population density was 880.5 people per square mile (338.6/km2). There were 953 housing units at an average density of 784.3 per square mile (301.6/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 94.39% White, 1.21% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 2.71% from other races, and 1.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.05% of the population.[28][29]

There were 434 households out of which 19.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.02.[28][29]

In the borough the population was spread out with 20.5% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 21.9% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 26.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.[28][29]

The median income for a household in the borough was $58,472, and the median income for a family was $65,313. Males had a median income of $57,857 versus $27,813 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $38,510. About 7.8% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.0% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.[28][29]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Deal is governed under the Walsh Act form of government by three commissioners who serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with one seat coming up for election each year.[5]

As of 2014, members of the Deal Committee are Mayor Morris Ades, Samuel M. Cohen and Virginia S. Wiener.[4] Mayor Harry Franco, who had first been elected as a commissioner, died on January 30, 2013.[31]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Deal is located in the 6th Congressional District[32] and is part of New Jersey's 11th state legislative district.[8][33][34]

New Jersey's Sixth Congressional District is represented by Frank Pallone (D, Long Branch).[35] New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Cory Booker (D, Newark; took office on October 31, 2013, after winning a special election to fill the seat of Frank Lautenberg)[36][37] and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).[38][39]

For the 2014-2015 Session, the 11th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Jennifer Beck (R, Red Bank) and in the General Assembly by Mary Pat Angelini (R, Ocean Township, Monmouth County) and Caroline Casagrande (R, Colts Neck Township).[40] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[41] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[42]

Monmouth County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders consisting of five members who are elected at-large to serve three year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats up for election each year as part of the November general election. At an annual reorganization meeting held in the beginning of January, the board selects one of its members to serve as Director and another as Deputy Director.[43] As of 2014, Monmouth County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry (R, Colts Neck Township; term ends December 31, 2014),[44] Freeholder Deputy Director Gary J. Rich, Sr. (R, Spring Lake; 2014),[45] Thomas A. Arnone (R, Neptune City; 2016),[46] John P. Curley (R, Middletown Township; 2015)[47] and Serena DiMaso (R, Holmdel Township; 2016).[48][49] Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk M. Claire French (Wall Township),[50] Sheriff Shaun Golden (Farmingdale)[51] and Surrogate Rosemarie D. Peters (Middletown Township).[52]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 616 registered voters in Deal, of which 113 (18.3%) were registered as Democrats, 146 (23.7%) were registered as Republicans and 357 (58.0%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were no voters registered to other parties.[53]

In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 71.0% of the vote here (303 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 25.8% (110 votes) and other candidates with 0.5% (2 votes), among the 427 ballots cast by the borough's 678 registered voters, for a turnout of 63.0%.[54] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 66.7% of the vote here (314 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 32.1% (151 votes) and other candidates with 0.5% (4 votes), among the 471 ballots cast by the borough's 768 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 61.3.[55]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 65.4% of the vote here (172 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 31.6% (83 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 3.0% (8 votes) and other candidates with 0.0% ( votes), among the 263 ballots cast by the borough's 654 registered voters, yielding a 40.2% turnout.[56]

Operation Bid Rig[edit]

In the summer of 2009, a few prominent residents of Deal were involved in a scandal called Operation Bid Rig, which involved public corruption, money laundering, and trafficking of human organs.[57]

Education[edit]

The Deal School District serves public school students in Kindergarten through eighth grade. Deal School served an enrollment of 87 students as of the 2010-11 school year.[58]

For ninth through twelfth grades, students attend Asbury Park High School in neighboring Asbury Park as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Asbury Park Public Schools.[59]

Students also have the option to attend Academy Charter High School in Lake Como, which accepts students on a lottery basis from the communities of Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Avon-by-the-Sea, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Deal, Interlaken and Lake Como.[59][60]

Houses of worship[edit]

Area churches and synagogues include:[61]

  • Edmond J. Safra Synagogue of Deal, the Hathaway Avenue Synagogue (Orthodox, Syrian traditions)
  • Hechal Shaul Synagogue, Ahaba Ve Ahva (Orthodox, Egyptian traditions)
  • Magen David of West Deal, (Orthodox, Syrian traditions)
  • Ohel Yaakob, the Lawrence Avenue Synagogue (Orthodox, Syrian traditions)
  • Synagogue of Deal, (Orthodox, Syrian traditions)
  • Saint Mary's of the Assumption, at Richmond Avenue (Roman Catholic)
  • Joseph S. Jemal Synagogue of Deal extension of the Hathaway Synagogue (Orthodox, Syrian traditions)

Transportation[edit]

New Jersey Transit provides local bus transportation on the 837 route. NJ Transit service on the North Jersey Coast Line is available at the Allenhurst and Elberon stations.[62]

Notable people[edit]

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Deal include:

Deal meteorite[edit]

On August 14, 1829, at 11:30 PM local time, the fall of a meteorite was observed.[65] The weight of the recovered stone was 28 grams (0.99 oz). The meteorite was officially named "Deal" and it was classified as an ordinary chondrite L.[66]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Deal has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[67]

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