Farmingdale, New Jersey

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Farmingdale, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Farmingdale
Motto: Today's Town with Yesterday's Touch
Map of Farmingdale in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Farmingdale in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Farmingdale, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Farmingdale, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°12′05″N 74°10′04″W / 40.201391°N 74.167839°W / 40.201391; -74.167839Coordinates: 40°12′05″N 74°10′04″W / 40.201391°N 74.167839°W / 40.201391; -74.167839[1][2]
Country  United States of America
State  New Jersey
County Monmouth
Incorporated April 8, 1903
Government[5]
 • Type Borough
 • Mayor John P. Morgan (term ends December 31, 2015)[3]
 • Clerk Corinne DiCorcia (acting)[4]
Area[2]
 • Total 0.523 sq mi (1.354 km2)
 • Land 0.522 sq mi (1.351 km2)
 • Water 0.001 sq mi (0.002 km2)  0.18%
Area rank 547th of 566 in state
48th of 53 in county[2]
Elevation[6] 75 ft (23 m)
Population (2010 Census)[7][8][9]
 • Total 1,329
 • Estimate (2013)[10] 1,311
 • Rank 524th of 566 in state
47th of 53 in county[11]
 • Density 2,547.7/sq mi (983.7/km2)
 • Density rank 243rd of 566 in state
28th of 53 in county[11]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07727[12][13]
Area code(s) 732 exchanges: 751, 919, 938[14]
FIPS code 3402522950[15][2][16]
GNIS feature ID 0885218[17][2]
Website farmingdaleborough.org

Farmingdale is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 1,329,[7][8][9] reflecting a decline of 258 (-16.3%) from the 1,587 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 125 (+8.5%) from the 1,462 counted in the 1990 Census.[18]

Farmingdale was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 8, 1903, from portions of Howell Township.[19]

Geography[edit]

Farmingdale is located at 40°12′05″N 74°10′04″W / 40.201391°N 74.167839°W / 40.201391; -74.167839 (40.201391,-74.167839). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 0.523 square miles (1.354 km2), of which, 0.522 square miles (1.351 km2) of it was land and 0.001 square miles (0.002 km2) of it (0.18%) was water.[2][1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 416
1920 474 13.9%
1930 629 32.7%
1940 609 −3.2%
1950 755 24.0%
1960 959 27.0%
1970 1,148 19.7%
1980 1,348 17.4%
1990 1,462 8.5%
2000 1,587 8.5%
2010 1,329 −16.3%
Est. 2013 1,311 [10] −1.4%
Population sources: 1910-1920[20]
1910[21] 1910-1930[22]
1930-1990[23] 2000[24][25] 2010[7][8][9]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,329 people, 547 households, and 341.9 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,547.7 per square mile (983.7 /km2). There were 578 housing units at an average density of 1,108.0 per square mile (427.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 89.62% (1,191) White, 2.86% (38) Black or African American, 0.45% (6) Native American, 3.16% (42) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 1.73% (23) from other races, and 2.18% (29) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 6.92% (92) of the population.[7]

There were 547 households, of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.05.[7]

In the borough, 21.5% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 31.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.8 years. For every 100 females there were 103.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.9 males.[7]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $63,191 (with a margin of error of +/- $2,838) and the median family income was $69,688 (+/- $10,093). Males had a median income of $56,518 (+/- $4,270) versus $36,625 (+/- $5,921) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $31,425 (+/- $2,251). About 2.6% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.6% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.[26]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[15] there were 1,587 people, 625 households, and 406 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,972.2 people per square mile (1,156.1/km²). There were 638 housing units at an average density of 1,194.9 per square mile (464.8/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 93.64% White, 1.13% African American, 2.33% Asian, 2.08% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.84% of the population.[24][25]

There were 625 households out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.21.[24][25]

In the borough the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 35.5% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 102.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.0 males.[24][25]

The median income for a household in the borough was $48,889, and the median income for a family was $59,625. Males had a median income of $40,000 versus $27,375 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $21,667. About 5.6% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.[24][25]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Farmingdale operates under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government, and is governed by a mayor and a six-member borough council. The mayor is directly elected by the voters to a four-year term of office. Borough council members serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle.[5]

As of 2013, the Mayor of Farmingdale is Republican John P. "Jay" Morgan, whose term of office ends December 31, 2015. Members of the Borough Council are Council President James A. Daly (R, 2015), Michael J. Burke (R, 2014), George Dyevoich (R, 2016), Patricia A. Linszky (R, 2015), Michael J. Romano (R, 2016) and Dr. Don Steinfeld (R, 2016; serving an unexpired term).[27][28][29][30][31]

The 2012 elections included the election of all six council seats in the wake of the resignation of all six council members during the previous year.[32]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Farmingdale is located in the 4th Congressional District[33] and is part of New Jersey's 30th state legislative district.[8][34][35]

New Jersey's Fourth Congressional District is represented by Christopher Smith (R).[36] 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)[37][38] and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).[39][40]

The 30th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Robert Singer (R, Lakewood Township) and in the General Assembly by Sean T. Kean (R, Wall Township) and Dave Rible (R, Wall Township).[41] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[42] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[43]

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.[44] As of 2014, Monmouth County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry (R, Colts Neck Township; term ends December 31, 2014),[45] Freeholder Deputy Director Gary J. Rich, Sr. (R, Spring Lake; 2014),[46] Thomas A. Arnone (R, Neptune City; 2016),[47] John P. Curley (R, Middletown Township; 2015)[48] and Serena DiMaso (R, Holmdel Township; 2016).[49][50] Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk M. Claire French (Wall Township),[51] Sheriff Shaun Golden (Farmingdale)[52] and Surrogate Rosemarie D. Peters (Middletown Township).[53]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 929 registered voters in Farmingdale, of which 166 (17.9%) were registered as Democrats, 325 (35.0%) were registered as Republicans and 436 (46.9%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 2 voters registered to other parties.[54]

In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 50.1% of the vote here (360 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 47.1% (338 votes) and other candidates with 1.5% (11 votes), among the 718 ballots cast by the borough's 967 registered voters, for a turnout of 74.3%.[55] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 61.0% of the vote here (424 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 38.0% (264 votes) and other candidates with 0.7% (7 votes), among the 695 ballots cast by the borough's 934 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 74.4.[56]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 66.7% of the vote here (320 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 24.4% (117 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 8.1% (39 votes) and other candidates with 0.6% (3 votes), among the 480 ballots cast by the borough's 939 registered voters, yielding a 51.1% turnout.[57]

Education[edit]

The Farmingdale School District serves public school students in pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade. Farmingdale Elementary School served 152 students as of the 2011-12 school year.[58]

Public school students in ninth through twelfth grades attend Howell High School, as part of the Freehold Regional High School District.[59] The district also serves students from Colts Neck Township, Englishtown, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Howell Township, Manalapan Township and Marlboro.[60]

Transportation[edit]

County Route 547 and County Route 524 pass through the borough. In addition, Route 33 and Route 34 pass near the borough, and are concurrent for a mile between the Collingwood Circle and Naval Weapons Station Earle.

Monmouth Executive Airport is a public-use airport located east of Farmingdale.[61]

Notable people[edit]

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

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