Interlaken, New Jersey

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Interlaken, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Interlaken
Map of Interlaken in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Interlaken in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Interlaken, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Interlaken, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°14′04″N 74°00′57″W / 40.234313°N 74.015939°W / 40.234313; -74.015939Coordinates: 40°14′04″N 74°00′57″W / 40.234313°N 74.015939°W / 40.234313; -74.015939[1][2]
Country  United States of America
State  New Jersey
County Monmouth
Incorporated May 3, 1922
Government[5]
 • Type Borough
 • Mayor Michael Nohilly (term ends December 31, 2015)[3]
 • Clerk Dawn McDonald[4]
Area[2]
 • Total 0.383 sq mi (0.993 km2)
 • Land 0.330 sq mi (0.856 km2)
 • Water 0.053 sq mi (0.138 km2)  13.85%
Area rank 551st of 566 in state
49th of 53 in county[2]
Elevation[6] 16 ft (5 m)
Population (2010 Census)[7][8][9]
 • Total 820
 • Estimate (2012[10]) 821
 • Rank 543rd of 566 in state
50th of 53 in county[11]
 • Density 2,482.3/sq mi (958.4/km2)
 • Density rank 252nd of 566 in state
30th of 53 in county[11]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07712[12][13]
Area code(s) 732[14]
FIPS code 3402534200[15][2][16]
GNIS feature ID 0885261[17][2]
Website www.interlakenboro.com

Interlaken is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 820,[7][8][9] reflecting a decline of 80 (-8.9%) from the 900 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 10 (-1.1%) from the 910 counted in the 1990 Census.[18]

Interlaken was formed as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 11, 1922, from portions of Ocean Township, based on the results of a referendum held on May 3, 1922.[19] Interlaken is a dry town where alcohol cannot be sold.[20][21]

Geography[edit]

Interlaken is located at 40°14′04″N 74°00′57″W / 40.234313°N 74.015939°W / 40.234313; -74.015939 (40.234313,-74.015939). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 0.383 square miles (0.993 km2), of which, 0.330 square miles (0.856 km2) of it was land and 0.053 square miles (0.138 km2) of it (13.85%) was water.[2][1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 545
1940 787 44.4%
1950 833 5.8%
1960 1,168 40.2%
1970 1,182 1.2%
1980 1,037 −12.3%
1990 910 −12.2%
2000 900 −1.1%
2010 820 −8.9%
Est. 2012 821 [10] 0.1%
Population sources:1930[22]
1930-1990[23] 2000[24][25] 2010[7][8][9]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 820 people, 361 households, and 237.2 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,482.3 per square mile (958.4 /km2). There were 393 housing units at an average density of 1,189.7 per square mile (459.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.41% (807) White, 0.00% (0) Black or African American, 0.00% (0) Native American, 0.49% (4) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.37% (3) from other races, and 0.73% (6) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 1.71% (14) of the population.[7]

There were 361 households, of which 18.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.76.[7]

In the borough, 14.5% of the population were under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 14.5% from 25 to 44, 39.6% from 45 to 64, and 26.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 54.3 years. For every 100 females there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.[7]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $116,000 (with a margin of error of +/- $16,207) and the median family income was $137,500 (+/- $17,077). Males had a median income of $116,250 (+/- $10,733) versus $60,833 (+/- $21,986) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $72,484 (+/- $11,388). About 2.7% of families and 2.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.0% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.[26]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[15] there were 900 people, 386 households, and 260 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,556.2 people per square mile (992.8/km2). There were 397 housing units at an average density of 1,127.6 per square mile (438.0/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.67% White, 0.22% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population.[24][25]

There were 386 households out of which 21.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.86.[24][25]

In the borough the population was spread out with 17.9% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 21.9% from 25 to 44, 33.4% from 45 to 64, and 22.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.[24][25]

The median income for a household in the borough was $82,842, and the median income for a family was $104,618. Males had a median income of $81,203 versus $59,063 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $47,307. About 1.5% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over.[24][25]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Interlaken is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The governing body consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to 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 Interlaken is Republican Michael Nohilly, whose term of office ends on December 31, 2015. Members of the Borough Council are Jonathan Cohen (R; serving the unexpired term of Corey Folta ending in 2014), Keith R. Miller (R, 2013), Thomas A. Morley (R, 2015), Robert Napoli (D, 2014), Lynn A. Parry, Jr. (R, 2013) and Robert L. White (R, 2015).[27][28][29][30][31][32]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Interlaken is located in the 6th Congressional District[33] and is part of New Jersey's 11th state legislative district.[8][34][35]

New Jersey's Sixth Congressional District is represented by Frank Pallone (D, Long Branch).[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, Paramus).[39][40]

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).[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 749 registered voters in Interlaken, of which 183 (24.4%) were registered as Democrats, 371 (49.5%) were registered as Republicans and 195 (26.0%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were no voters registered to other parties.[54]

In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 59.6% of the vote here (379 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 36.9% (235 votes) and other candidates with 1.9% (12 votes), among the 636 ballots cast by the borough's 766 registered voters, for a turnout of 83.0%.[55] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 59.0% of the vote here (372 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 38.8% (245 votes) and other candidates with 1.0% (8 votes), among the 631 ballots cast by the borough's 776 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 81.3.[56]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 63.5% of the vote here (360 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 26.5% (150 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 7.9% (45 votes) and other candidates with 0.5% (3 votes), among the 567 ballots cast by the borough's 760 registered voters, yielding a 74.6% turnout.[57]

Education[edit]

Interlaken is a non-operating school district. Students attend public school in either the Asbury Park Public Schools in Asbury Park or may attend the West Long Branch Public Schools for Kindergarten through eighth grade and Shore Regional High School for ninth through twelfth, as part of sending/receiving relationships with all of these districts in which students attend on a tuition basis.[58][59] In July 2014, the New Jersey Department of Education approved a request by Interlaken under which it would terminate its sending relationship with the Asbury Park district and begin sending all of its students to the West Long Branch district through eighth grade and then onto Shore Regional High School.[60]

Public school 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.[61][62]

History[edit]

The area that is now Interlaken was purchased in 1667 by Gavin Drummond from the Lenape Native Americans. It was later part of Ocean Township, which had seceded from Shrewsbury Township in 1849 and included at the time present-day Eatontown, Neptune Township, Neptune City, Avon-by-the-Sea, Bradley Beach, Asbury Park, Allenhurst, Deal, Long Branch, West Long Branch, Loch Arbour, Monmouth Beach, Sea Bright and Oceanport, along with Interlaken itself.[63]

Dr. Francis Weld, a Boston physician, bought a 364-acre (1.47 km2) tract and named it Interlaken Farm, after Interlaken, a similar peninsula in Switzerland situated between two lakes, that they had just visited. Weld established the Interlaken Land Company in 1890 to turn his farm into a residential community with avenues named after English lakes and cross streets named after the islands in the Hebrides in the Irish Sea. While the initial effort did not succeed, the Stormfelz-Lovely-Neville Company was hired in 1905 to continue the building project, and the community began its growth.[63]

Interlaken was formed as a borough on March 11, 1922, based on the results of a referendum held on May 3, 1922.[19] The first Mayor and Council of Interlaken were seated on June 26, 1922.[63]

Interlaken remains entirely residential, as was originally intended by its developers.[63]

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