Loch Arbour, New Jersey

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Loch Arbour, New Jersey
Village
Village of Loch Arbour
Map of Loch Arbour in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Loch Arbour in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Loch Arbour, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Loch Arbour, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°13′56″N 74°00′00″W / 40.232296°N 74.000009°W / 40.232296; -74.000009Coordinates: 40°13′56″N 74°00′00″W / 40.232296°N 74.000009°W / 40.232296; -74.000009[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Monmouth
Incorporated April 23, 1957
Government[5]
 • Type Village
 • Mayor Paul Fernicola (term ends December 31, 2015)[3][4]
 • Acting Clerk Daniel J. Mason
Area[2]
 • Total 0.141 sq mi (0.364 km2)
 • Land 0.101 sq mi (0.261 km2)
 • Water 0.040 sq mi (0.104 km2)  28.43%
Area rank 564th of 566 in state
52nd of 53 in county[2]
Elevation[6] 10 ft (3 m)
Population (2010 Census)[7][8][9][10]
 • Total 194
 • Estimate (2012[11]) 193
 • Rank 562nd of 566 in state
53rd of 53 in county[12]
 • Density 1,928.2/sq mi (744.5/km2)
 • Density rank 298th of 566 in state
35th of 53 in county[12]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07711[13]
Area code(s) 732 exchanges: 517, 531, 660, 663[14]
FIPS code 3402541010[15][2][16]
GNIS feature ID 0885283[17][2]
Website www.locharbournj.us

Loch Arbour is a village in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the village's population was 194,[8][9][10] reflecting a decline of 86 (-30.7%) from the 280 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 100 (-26.3%) from the 380 counted in the 1990 Census.[18] As of 2010, Loch Arbour was the third-smallest municipality in New Jersey in terms of area (behind Shrewsbury Township and East Newark) and was the fifth-smallest municipality by population in the state of New Jersey.[19]

Loch Arbour was formed as a Village by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 23, 1957, from portions of Ocean Township, based on the results of a referendum held that same day.[20] Loch Arbour's formation was driven by efforts to build condominiums in the area. Residents who sought to prevent the development led the secession effort, taking with them the last portion of oceanfront property in what The New York Times described as "the now ironically-named Ocean Township."[21]

While there are four municipalities that retain the Village type of government (Loch Arbour, Ridgefield Park, Ridgewood and South Orange), none of them still use the Village form of government. Loch Arbour was the last to do so, but on December 20, 2011, its residents voted to change to the Walsh Act form of government, with a three-member board of commissioners.[22]

In 1997, Loch Arbour voters rejected a ballot proposal that would have it merge back into Ocean Township by an 88-69 margin, and proposals to merge with Allenhurst or Interlaken failed by a nearly 10-1 margin.[23]

A ballot proposal in 2011 also considered a merger with Allenhurst, citing a potential reduction in property taxes for residents.[24] In 2012, Loch Arbour officials held discussions with their counterparts in Allenhurst towards a plan in which the two municipalities would merge, subject to approval by the councils of both communities and approval of a referendum by voters in both Loch Arbour and Allenhurst. The merger drive was driven by property taxes paid to the Ocean Township School District, a relationship that would be ended by the merger, under which the combined municipality would send students at lower cost to the Asbury Park Public Schools.[25]

Geography[edit]

Loch Arbour is located at 40°13′56″N 74°00′00″W / 40.232296°N 74.000009°W / 40.232296; -74.000009 (40.232296,-74.000009). According to the United States Census Bureau, the village had a total area of 0.141 square miles (0.364 km2), of which, 0.101 square miles (0.261 km2) of it is land and 0.040 square miles (0.104 km2) of it (28.43%) is water.[2][1]

The village is located along the Atlantic Ocean in eastern Monmouth County. The Village is bordered to the north by the Borough of Allenhurst and to the south by the City of Asbury Park. The village is one hour south of New York City and east of Philadelphia. Nearby roads include the Garden State Parkway, Route 18 and Interstate 195.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 297
1970 395 33.0%
1980 369 −6.6%
1990 380 3.0%
2000 280 −26.3%
2010 194 −30.7%
Est. 2012 193 [11] −0.5%
Population sources:
1960-1990[26] 2000[27][28] 2010[8][9][10]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 194 people, 82 households, and 52.97 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,928.2 per square mile (744.5 /km2). There were 159 housing units at an average density of 1,580.4 per square mile (610.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 94.85% (184) White, 1.55% (3) Black or African American, 0.00% (0) Native American, 1.55% (3) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.52% (1) from other races, and 1.55% (3) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 3.61% (7) of the population.[8]

There were 82 households, of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.91.[8]

In the village, 19.6% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 13.9% from 25 to 44, 44.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49.0 years. For every 100 females there were 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.0 males.[8]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $120,000 (with a margin of error of +/- $62,957) and the median family income was $119,167 (+/- $20,917). Males had a median income of $73,500 (+/- $27,181) versus $92,500 (+/- $38,683) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $60,575 (+/- $9,229). About 0.0% of families and 0.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.0% of those under age 18 and 0.0% of those age 65 or over.[29]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[15] there were 280 people, 120 households, and 77 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,894.0 people per square mile (1,081.1/km2). There were 156 housing units at an average density of 1,612.4 per square mile (602.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.00% White, 2.14% African American, 0.71% Asian, 0.36% from other races, and 1.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population.[27][28]

There were 120 households out of which 20.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.8% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.3% 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 2.88.[27][28]

In the village the population was spread out with 17.5% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 30.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 105.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.6 males.[27][28]

The median income for a household in the village was $68,542, and the median income for a family was $74,250. Males had a median income of $61,964 versus $41,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $34,037. None of the families and 4.8% of the population were living below the poverty line.[27][28]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

The Village of Loch Arbour is governed under the Village form of government by a nonpartisan Board of Trustees, consisting of three members elected at-large to serve staggered three-year terms, with one seat coming up for election each year. The President of the Board of Trustees (mayoral equivalent) is selected from among the Trustees and serves a one-year term.[5]

As of 2013, members of Loch Arbour's Board of Trustees are Mayor Paul V. Fernicola (Commissioner of Public Affairs and Public Safety), Deputy Mayor Alfred J. Cheswick (Commissioner of Revenue and Finance) and Denis D'Angelo (Commissioner of Public Works, Public Property and Beaches).[30][4][31]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Loch Arbor is located in the 6th Congressional District[32] and is part of New Jersey's 11th state legislative district.[9][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 160 registered voters in Loch Arbour, of which 54 (33.8%) were registered as Democrats, 42 (26.3%) were registered as Republicans and 64 (40.0%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were no voters registered to other parties.[53]

In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 51.4% of the vote here (73 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 47.2% (67 votes) and other candidates with 1.4% (2 votes), among the 142 ballots cast by the village's 186 registered voters, for a turnout of 76.3%.[54] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 57.6% of the vote here (106 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 40.2% (74 votes) and other candidates with 0.9% (2 votes), among the 184 ballots cast by the village's 231 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 79.7.[55]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 62.0% of the vote here (75 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 24.8% (30 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 11.6% (14 votes) and other candidates with 0.8% (1 votes), among the 121 ballots cast by the village's 168 registered voters, yielding a 72.0% turnout.[56]

Education[edit]

Loch Arbour is part of the Ocean Township School District, a consolidated public school district serving students in Kindergarten through twelfth grade from both Loch Arbour and Ocean Township.[57][58] Schools in the district attended by Loch Arbour students (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[59]) are Wanamassa Elementary School[60] (grades K-4; 377 students), Ocean Township Intermediate School[61] (5-8; 1,282) and Ocean Township High School[62] (9-12; 1,301).[63][64][57]

Transportation[edit]

New Jersey Transit provides local bus service on the 837 route.[65]

References[edit]

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Preceded by
Allenhurst
Beaches of New Jersey Succeeded by
Asbury Park