Harvey Cedars, New Jersey

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Harvey Cedars, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Harvey Cedars
Map of Harvey Cedars in Ocean County. Inset: Location of Ocean County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Harvey Cedars in Ocean County. Inset: Location of Ocean County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Harvey Cedars, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Harvey Cedars, New Jersey
Coordinates: 39°41′58″N 74°08′29″W / 39.699578°N 74.141511°W / 39.699578; -74.141511Coordinates: 39°41′58″N 74°08′29″W / 39.699578°N 74.141511°W / 39.699578; -74.141511[1][2]
Country United States
state New Jersey
County Ocean
Incorporated November 20, 1894
Government[6]
 • Type Walsh Act
 • Mayor Jonathan S. Oldham (term ends April 30, 2015)[3]
 • Clerk Daina Dale[4][5]
Area[2]
 • Total 1.185 sq mi (3.070 km2)
 • Land 0.557 sq mi (1.444 km2)
 • Water 0.628 sq mi (1.626 km2)  52.97%
Area rank 486th of 566 in state
21st of 33 in county[2]
Elevation[7] 3 ft (0.9 m)
Population (2010 Census)[8][9][10][11]
 • Total 337
 • Estimate (2012[12]) 344
 • Rank 559th of 566 in state
32nd of 33 in county[13]
 • Density 604.6/sq mi (233.4/km2)
 • Density rank 427th of 566 in state
24th of 33 in county[13]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08008[14][15]
Area code(s) 609 exchanges: 207, 361, 492, 494[16]
FIPS code 3402930390[17][2][18]
GNIS feature ID 0885246[19][2]
Website www.harveycedars.org

Harvey Cedars is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 337,[8][9][10][11] reflecting a decline of 22 (-6.1%) from the 359 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 3 (-0.8%) from the 362 counted in the 1990 Census.[20] The borough borders the Atlantic Ocean on Long Beach Island.

Harvey Cedars was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on December 15, 1894, from portions of Union Township (now Barnegat Township), based on the results of a referendum held on November 20, 1894.[21]

The majority of the housing units in the borough are seasonal houses used primarily in the summer by owners who live elsewhere, bringing the summer population to approximately 2,000.[citation needed] The borough's quiet character and bay and ocean access make housing very expensive, with bay or oceanfront houses priced at $2 million or more. Despite the borough's small size, its property is assessed at over $1.3 billion.[22]

Geography[edit]

Harvey Cedars is located at 39°41′58″N 74°08′29″W / 39.699578°N 74.141511°W / 39.699578; -74.141511 (39.699578,-74.141511). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.185 square miles (3.070 km2), of which, 0.557 square miles (1.444 km2) of it is land and 0.628 square miles (1.626 km2) of it (52.97%) is water.[1][2]

Origin of the name[edit]

Before Long Beach Island was developed, its northern area, from the Barnegat Inlet to the Great Swamp (now Surf City), was covered with Atlantic white cedar (chamaecyparis thyoides). Early inhabitants of the area harvested salt hay (spartina patens) and seaweed to make a living. The name “Harvey Cedars” is a portmanteau derived from the combination of “harvest” housing used by these farmers and the “cedars” that grew in the area.[23]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 39
1910 33 −15.4%
1920 65 97.0%
1930 53 −18.5%
1940 74 39.6%
1950 106 43.2%
1960 134 26.4%
1970 314 134.3%
1980 363 15.6%
1990 362 −0.3%
2000 359 −0.8%
2010 337 −6.1%
Est. 2012 344 [12] 2.1%
Population sources:
1900-2000[24] 1900-1920[25]
1900-1910[26] 1910-1930[27]
1930-1990[28] 2000[29][30] 2010[8][9][10][11]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 337 people, 169 households, and 110 families residing in the borough. The population density was 604.6 per square mile (233.4 /km2). There were 1,214 housing units at an average density of 2,178.0 per square mile (840.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.11% (334) White, 0.59% (2) Black or African American, 0.00% (0) Native American, 0.30% (1) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.00% (0) from other races, and 0.00% (0) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 0.89% (3) of the population.[9]

There were 169 households, of which 13.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.99 and the average family size was 2.47.[9]

In the borough, 11.6% of the population were under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 10.1% from 25 to 44, 32.0% from 45 to 64, and 41.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 61.6 years. For every 100 females there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.4 males.[9]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $106,875 (with a margin of error of +/- $15,693) and the median family income was $112,656 (+/- $8,889). Males had a median income of $85,625 (+/- $32,732) versus $51,875 (+/- $42,840) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $74,525 (+/- $13,683). About 3.0% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.0% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.[31]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[17] there were 359 people, 167 households, and 112 families residing in the borough. The population density was 657.1 people per square mile (252.0/km2). There were 1,205 housing units at an average density of 2,205.6 per square mile (845.9/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.94% White, 0.56% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 1.95% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.62% of the population.[29][30]

There were 167 households out of which 16.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.61.[29][30]

In the borough the population was spread out with 14.5% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 22.0% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 30.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 54 years. For every 100 females there were 102.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.0 males.[29][30]

The median income for a household in the borough was $61,875, and the median income for a family was $69,722. Males had a median income of $71,042 versus $32,361 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $36,757. About 2.6% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.[29][30]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

The Borough of Harvey Cedars has operated under the Walsh Act Commission form of New Jersey municipal government since 1923.[32] The governing body is a three-member Board of Commissioners whose members are elected at-large in nonpartisan elections to serve four-year terms on a concurrent basis.[6] Each commissioner acts as department head. The Mayor is elected by the Board from among its members and has no veto power.

As of 2013, members of the Harvey Cedars Board of Commissioners are Mayor Jonathan Oldham (Commissioner of Public Works, Parks and Public Property), deputy mayor Judith E. Gerkens (Commissioner of Revenue and Finance) and Michael Garofalo (Commissioner of Public Affairs and Public Safety), all of whom are serving concurrent four-year terms of office that expire on December 31, 2015.[4][5][33]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Harvey Cedars is located in the 2nd Congressional District[34] and is part of New Jersey's 9th state legislative district.[10][35][36] Prior to the 2010 Census, Harvey Cedars had been part of the 3rd Congressional District, a change made by the New Jersey Redistricting Commission that took effect in January 2013, based on the results of the November 2012 general elections.[37]

New Jersey's Second Congressional District is represented by Frank LoBiondo (R, Ventnor City).[38] 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)[39][40] and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).[41][42]

For the 2014-15 Session, the 9th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Christopher J. Connors (R, Lacey Township) and in the General Assembly by DiAnne Gove (R, Long Beach Township) and Brian E. Rumpf (R, Little Egg Harbor Township).[43] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[44] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[45]

Ocean County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders consisting of five members, elected on an at-large basis in partisan elections and serving staggered three-year terms of office, with either one or two seats coming up for election each year as part of the November general election.[46] At an annual reorganization held in the beginning of January, the board chooses a Director and a deputy Director from among its members. As of 2014, Ocean County's Freeholders (with department directorship, party affiliation, residence and term-end year listed in parentheses) are Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari (Public Works, Senior Services; R, Toms River, term ends December 31, 2014),[47] Freeholder Deputy Director John C. Bartlett, Jr. (Finance, Parks and Recreation; Pine Beach, 2015),[48] John P. Kelly (Law and Public Safety; Eagleswood Township, 2016),[49] James F. Lacey (Transportation; Brick Township, 2016)[50] and Gerry P. Little (Human Services; Surf City, 2015)[51][52][53] Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk Scott M. Colabella (R, 2015, Barnegat Light),[54][55] Sheriff Michael Mastronardy (R, 2016; Toms River) and Surrogate Jeffrey Moran (R, 2018, Beachwood).[56][57][58]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 375 registered voters in Harvey Cedars, of which 86 (22.9%) were registered as Democrats, 157 (41.9%) were registered as Republicans and 132 (35.2%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were no voters registered to other parties.[59] Among the borough's 2010 Census population, 111.3% (vs. 63.2% in Ocean County) were registered to vote, including 125.8% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 82.6% countywide).[59][60]

In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 54.5% of the vote here (145 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 42.5% (113 votes) and other candidates with 1.1% (3 votes), among the 266 ballots cast by the borough's 384 registered voters, for a turnout of 69.3%.[61] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 60.1% of the vote here (181 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 39.5% (119 votes) and other candidates with 0.3% (1 votes), among the 301 ballots cast by the borough's 388 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 77.6.[62]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 56.8% of the vote here (126 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 35.1% (78 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 5.9% (13 votes) and other candidates with 0.5% (1 votes), among the 222 ballots cast by the borough's 355 registered voters, yielding a 62.5% turnout.[63]

Education[edit]

For Kindergarten through sixth grade, public school students attend the Long Beach Island Consolidated School District, which also serves students from Barnegat Light, Long Beach Township, Ship Bottom and Surf City.[6][64] Schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[65]) are Ethel Jacobsen School[66] in Surf City with 118 students in grades Kindergarten – 2 and Long Beach Island Grade School[67] in Ship Bottom with 113 students in grades 3 – 6.[68]

Students in public school for seventh through twelfth grades attend the Southern Regional School District, which serves the five municipalities in the Long Beach Island Consolidated School District, along with students from Beach Haven and Stafford Township, as well as students from Ocean Township (including its Waretown section) who attend as part of a sending/receiving relationship.[6][69] (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[70]) are Southern Regional Middle School[71] (grades 7 and 8; 1,008 students) and Southern Regional High School[72] (grades 9 – 12; 2,023 students).[73] Both schools are in the Manahawkin section of Stafford Township.

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Preceded by
Loveladies
Beaches of New Jersey Succeeded by
North Beach