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Lavallette, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Lavallette
Map of Lavallette in Ocean County. Inset: Location of Ocean County highlighted in the State of New jJersey.
Map of Lavallette in Ocean County. Inset: Location of Ocean County highlighted in the State of New jJersey.
Census Bureau map of Lavallette, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Lavallette, New Jersey
Coordinates: 39°58′10″N 74°04′19″W / 39.969474°N 74.07188°W / 39.969474; -74.07188Coordinates: 39°58′10″N 74°04′19″W / 39.969474°N 74.07188°W / 39.969474; -74.07188[1][2]
Country United States
state New Jersey
County Ocean
Incorporated December 21, 1887
Named for Elie A. F. La Vallette
Government[5]
 • Type Borough
 • Mayor Walter G. LaCicero (term ends December 31, 2014)[3]
 • Administrator / Clerk Christopher F. Parlow[4]
Area[2]
 • Total 0.954 sq mi (2.473 km2)
 • Land 0.808 sq mi (2.094 km2)
 • Water 0.146 sq mi (0.379 km2)  15.32%
Area rank 508th of 566 in state
24th of 33 in county[2]
Elevation[6] 3 ft (0.9 m)
Population (2010 Census)[7] [8][9][10]
 • Total 1,875
 • Estimate (2013)[11] 1,866
 • Rank 493rd of 566 in state
23rd of 33 in county[12]
 • Density 2,319.2/sq mi (895.4/km2)
 • Density rank 264th of 566 in state
13th of 33 in county[12]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08735[13][14]
Area code(s) 732 Exchanges: 793, 830, 854[15]
FIPS code 3402939390[16][2][17]
GNIS feature ID 885273[18][2]
Website www.lavallette.org

Lavallette is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 1,875,[8][9][10] reflecting a decline of 790 (-29.6%) from the 2,665 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 366 (+15.9%) from the 2,299 counted in the 1990 Census.[19] Lavallette is situated on the Barnegat Peninsula, a long, narrow barrier peninsula that separates Barnegat Bay from the Atlantic Ocean.

Lavallette was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on December 21, 1887, from portions of Dover Township (now Toms River Township), based on the results of a referendum held two days earlier.[20]

Lavallette was named for Elie A. F. La Vallette, one of the first rear admirals appointed in the United States Navy when President Abraham Lincoln created the rank in July 1862, and the father of Albert T. Lavallette, co-founder of the borough.[21][22]

New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Lavallette as its 8th best place to live in its 2008 rankings of the "Best Places To Live" in New Jersey.[23]

Geography[edit]

Lavallette is located at 39°58′10″N 74°04′19″W / 39.969474°N 74.07188°W / 39.969474; -74.07188 (39.969474,-74.07188). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 0.954 square miles (2.473 km2), of which, 0.808 square miles (2.094 km2) of it is land and 0.146 square miles (0.379 km2) of it (15.32%) is water.[1][2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 21
1910 42 100.0%
1920 117 178.6%
1930 287 145.3%
1940 315 9.8%
1950 567 80.0%
1960 832 46.7%
1970 1,509 81.4%
1980 2,072 37.3%
1990 2,299 11.0%
2000 2,665 15.9%
2010 1,875 −29.6%
Est. 2013 1,866 [11] −0.5%
Population sources:
1900-2000[24] 1900-1920[25]
1900-1910[26] 1910-1930[27]
1930-1990[28] 2000[29][30] 2010[7][8][9][10]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,875 people, 945 households, and 556.6 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,319.2 per square mile (895.4 /km2). There were 3,207 housing units at an average density of 3,966.8 per square mile (1,531.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.87% (1,835) White, 0.11% (2) Black or African American, 0.00% (0) Native American, 0.53% (10) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 1.01% (19) from other races, and 0.48% (9) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 2.99% (56) of the population.[8]

There were 945 households, of which 11.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.1% were non-families. 36.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.98 and the average family size was 2.57.[8]

In the borough, 11.0% of the population were under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 13.1% from 25 to 44, 30.6% from 45 to 64, and 40.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 60.3 years. For every 100 females there were 86.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.9 males.[8] The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $60,296 (with a margin of error of +/- $4,961) and the median family income was $76,797 (+/- $16,601). Males had a median income of $48,810 (+/- $40,510) versus $39,643 (+/- $14,630) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $39,293 (+/- $5,500). About 4.7% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.0% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.[31]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[16] there were 2,665 people, 1,208 households, and 741 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,315.1 people per square mile (1,286.2/km2). There were 3,210 housing units at an average density of 3,993.1 per square mile (1,549.2/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.12% White, 0.26% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.64% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.61% of the population.[29][30]

There were 1,208 households out of which 14.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.6% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.66.[29][30]

In the borough the population was spread out with 13.1% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 18.3% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 36.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 56 years. For every 100 females there were 84.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.4 males.[29][30]

The median income for a household in the borough was $43,846, and the median income for a family was $57,778. Males had a median income of $44,583 versus $32,292 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $28,588. About 5.9% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.6% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.[29][30]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Lavallette is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The government consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at large. 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.[5]

As of 2014, the Mayor of Lavallette is Republican Walter G. LaCicero, whose term of office ends December 31, 2014. Members of the Lavallette Borough Council (with party, term-end year and committee chairmanships listed in parentheses) are Council President Anita F. Zalom (R, 2014; Public Affairs, Recreation and Social Services), James G. Borowski (R, 2015; Administration and Finance), Joanne Filippone (R, 2015; Public Safety, Planning and Zoning), LeRoy "Lee" Horan (R, 2014; Utilities), Robert Lamb (R, 2016; Public Works) and Michael Stogdill (R, 2016; Beach Operations).[32][33][34]

The mayoral election on November 7, 2006, was declared null and void after allegations of voter fraud by the losing candidate; a special election to fill the seat was scheduled for March 13, 2007.[35] In the rerun election, Republican Walter G. LaCicero was elected Mayor, and that term of office ended on December 31, 2010.

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Lavallette is located in the 3rd Congressional District[36] and is part of New Jersey's 10th state legislative district.[9][37][38]

New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District is represented by Jon Runyan (R, Mount Laurel Township).[39] 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)[40][41] and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).[42][43]

For the 2014-15 Session, the 10th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by James W. Holzapfel (R, Toms River Township) and in the General Assembly by Gregory P. McGuckin (R, Toms River Township) and David W. Wolfe (R, Brick Township).[44] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[45] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[46]

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.[47] 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),[48] Freeholder Deputy Director John C. Bartlett, Jr. (Finance, Parks and Recreation; Pine Beach, 2015),[49] John P. Kelly (Law and Public Safety; Eagleswood Township, 2016),[50] James F. Lacey (Transportation; Brick Township, 2016)[51] and Gerry P. Little (Human Services; Surf City, 2015)[52][53][54] Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk Scott M. Colabella (R, 2015, Barnegat Light),[55][56] Sheriff Michael Mastronardy (R, 2016; Toms River) and Surrogate Jeffrey Moran (R, 2018, Beachwood).[57][58][59]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 1,704 registered voters in Lavallette, of which 241 (14.1%) were registered as Democrats, 913 (53.6%) were registered as Republicans and 550 (32.3%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were no voters registered to other parties.[60] Among the borough's 2010 Census population, 90.9% (vs. 63.2% in Ocean County) were registered to vote, including 102.1% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 82.6% countywide).[60][61]

In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 62.0% of the vote here (862 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 35.0% (487 votes) and other candidates with 1.2% (16 votes), among the 1,391 ballots cast by the borough's 1,843 registered voters, for a turnout of 75.5%.[62] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 64.6% of the vote here (949 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 33.3% (489 votes) and other candidates with 0.6% (11 votes), among the 1,469 ballots cast by the borough's 1,944 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 75.6.[63]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 67.9% of the vote here (784 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 24.2% (280 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 5.4% (62 votes) and other candidates with 0.3% (4 votes), among the 1,155 ballots cast by the borough's 1,757 registered voters, yielding a 65.7% turnout.[64]

Education[edit]

The Lavallette School District serves public school students in Kindergarten through eighth grade at Lavallette Elementary School. As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's one school had an enrollment of 167 students and 16.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.31:1.[65]

Students in public school for ninth through twelfth grades attend Point Pleasant Beach High School in Point Pleasant Beach, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Point Pleasant Beach School District.[66]

Transportation[edit]

The borough had a total of 16.55 miles (26.63 km) of roadways, of which 10.77 miles (17.33 km) are maintained by the municipality, 3.30 miles (5.31 km) by Ocean County and 2.48 miles (3.99 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.[67]

New Jersey Route 35 traverses the borough, connecting the Dover Beaches South (Ortley Beach) section of Toms River Township to the south and the Toms River community of Dover Beaches North to the north.[68]

Recreation[edit]

There are nine protected ocean beaches designated for swimming as well as two on the Barnegat Bay. Four of the ocean beaches have specifically designated areas for surfing and surf-fishing. The borough offers tennis, bocce, shuffleboard, basketball and roller blading opportunities on the mainland while Barnegat Bay provides fishing, crabbing, swimming, boating, sailing, windsurfing and other water sports.

There are also band concerts, fireworks, and Movies on the Bay, held at the Centennial Gazebo and Gardens located at Philadelphia Avenue and the bayfront.

Movie location[edit]

The 2007 coming-of-age romance movie Greetings from the Shore was set and shot in Lavallette.[69]

Notable people[edit]

Notable current and former residents of Lavallette include:

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Preceded by
Dover Beaches North
Beaches of New Jersey Succeeded by
Dover Beaches South