Lodi, New Jersey
|Lodi, New Jersey|
|— Borough —|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||December 22, 1894|
|• Type||1923 Municipal Manager Law|
|• Mayor||Marc N. Schrieks (term ends June 30, 2013)|
|• Manager||Tony Luna|
|• Clerk||Debra A. Ciliento|
|• Total||2.285 sq mi (5.918 km2)|
|• Land||2.265 sq mi (5.865 km2)|
|• Water||0.020 sq mi (0.053 km2) 0.89%|
|Area rank||390th of 566 in state
44th of 70 in county
|Elevation||30 ft (9 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Rank||101st of 566 in state
11th of 70 in county
|• Density||10,657.6/sq mi (4,114.9/km2)|
|• Density rank||33rd of 566 in state
9th of 70 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||885284|
Lodi (// LOW-dye) is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 24,136, reflecting an increase of 165 (+0.7%) from the 23,971 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,616 (+7.2%) from the 22,355 counted in the 1990 Census.
Lodi owes its name to the Italian city of Lodi. It was incorporated as a borough on December 22, 1894, from portions of the now-defunct municipalities of Lodi Township and Saddle River Township, at the height of Bergen County's "Boroughitis" phenomenon then sweeping through Bergen County, based on the results of a referendum held on the previous day.
Lodi is located at United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 2.285 square miles (5.918 km2), of which, 2.265 square miles (5.865 km2) of it is land and 0.020 square miles (0.053 km2) of it (0.89%) is water.(40.877915,-74.0825). According to the
1900-1990 2000 2010
2010 Census 
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 24,136 people, 9,471 households, and 6,109 families residing in the borough. The population density was 10,657.6 inhabitants per square mile (4,114.9 /km2). There were 10,127 housing units at an average density of 4,471.7 per square mile (1,726.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 68.19% (16,459) White, 7.52% (1,816) Black or African American, 0.42% (101) Native American, 8.57% (2,069) Asian, 0.06% (15) Pacific Islander, 11.49% (2,774) from other races, and 3.74% (902) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 30.49% (7,360) of the population.
There were 9,471 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% 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 3.18.
In the borough the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.7 years. For every 100 females there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $55,541 (with a margin of error of +/- $3,430) and the median family income was $65,494 (+/- $4,924). Males had a median income of $49,002 (+/- $4,353) versus $37,108 (+/- $5,243) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $25,910 (+/- $1,786). About 10.1% of families and 12.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.4% of those under age 18 and 15.5% of those age 65 or over.
2000 Census 
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 23,971 people, 9,528 households, and 6,097 families residing in the borough. The population density was 10,590.6 people per square mile (4,095.2/km2). There were 9,908 housing units at an average density of 4,377.4 per square mile (1,692.7/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 78.16% White, 3.55% African American, 0.17% Native American, 8.86% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 6.25% from other races, and 2.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.98% of the population.
There were 9,528 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.6% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.0% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.16.
In the borough the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 34.5% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $43,421, and the median income for a family was $51,959. Males had a median income of $38,781 versus $31,253 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $21,667. About 5.3% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.9% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.
Local government 
Lodi operates under the 1923 Municipal Manager Law form of New Jersey municipal government. The voters elect five members to a council who are elected at large in non-partisan elections to serve four-year terms of office on a concurrent basis. A mayor and deputy mayor are selected by the council from among its members. The council functions strictly as a legislative body and is prohibited from exercising administrative functions. The Council may investigate the administration, may determine internal organization and may create and abolish boards and departments and is responsible to appoint a municipal manager, tax assessor, treasurer, auditor, municipal clerk, and an attorney.
The manager is the municipal chief executive and executes laws and policies, prepares the budget for council consideration and attends and participates at meetings with a voice, but no vote. The manager recommends improvements and implements those approved, as well as over-sees contracts and franchises and reports violations. It is the responsibility of the manager to appoint and remove department heads and make all additional appointments not made by the council.
Members of the Lodi Township Council are Mayor Bruce Masopust, Deputy Mayor Marc N. Schrieks, Laura E. Cima, Paula Fiduccia and Patricia Ann Licata. All members were elected in 2011 and serve terms that expire on June 30, 2015.
Schrieks was elected by the council as mayor on July 1, 2008 and served until June 30, 2009, making him the youngest person to ever serve as its Mayor. Karen Viscana was the first woman to serve as mayor in the history of Lodi.
Federal, state and county representation 
Lodi is located in the 5th Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 38th state legislative district. Prior to the 2010 Census, Lodi had been part of the 9th 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.
New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District is represented by Scott Garrett (R, Wantage Township). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Frank Lautenberg (D, Cliffside Park) and Bob Menendez (D, Hoboken).
The 38th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Robert M. Gordon (D, Fair Lawn) and in the General Assembly by Tim Eustace (D, Maywood) and Connie Wagner (D, Paramus). The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township). The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).
Bergen County is governed by a directly elected County Executive, with legislative functions performed by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders. The County Executive is Kathleen Donovan (R, Rutherford; term ends December 31, 2014). The seven freeholders are elected at-large in partisan elections on a staggered basis, with two or three seats coming up for election each year, with a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Chairman Pro Tempore selected from among its members at a reorganization meeting held each January. As of 2013[update], Bergen County's Freeholders are Freeholder Chairman David L. Ganz (D, 2014; Fair Lawn), Vice Chairwoman Joan Voss (D, 2014; Fort Lee), Chairman Pro Tempore John A. Felice (R, 2013; River Edge), Maura R. DeNicola (R, 2013; Franklin Lakes), John D. Mitchell (R, 2013; Cliffside Park), Steve Tanelli (D, 2015; North Arlington) and Tracy Silna Zur (D, 2015; Franklin Lakes). Countywide constitutional officials are Sheriff Michael Saudino (R), Surrogate Michael R. Dressler (D, Cresskill) and County Clerk John S. Hogan (D, Northvale).
As of Election Day, November 4, 2008, there were 10,171 registered voters. Of registered voters, 3,967 (39.0% of all registered voters) were registered as Democrats, 1,295 (12.7%) were registered as Republicans and 4,909 (38.3%) were registered as Undeclared. There were no voters registered to other parties.
In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 59.9% of the vote here (4,960 ballots cast), outpolling Republican John McCain, who received 39.0% of the vote (3,228), with 81.7% of registered voters participating. In the 2004 election, Democrat John Kerry received 57.9% of the vote here (4,696 ballots), outpolling Republican George W. Bush, who received 41.2% (3,344), with 8,115 of 11,598 registered voters participating, for a turnout percentage of 70.0%.
The Lodi Public Schools serve students in Pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade. Schools in the district (with 2008-09 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are five PreK-5 elementary schools (except as noted) — Columbus School (245 students), Hilltop School (K-5; 401), Roosevelt School (156), Washington School (385) and Wilson School (365) — Thomas Jefferson Middle School (747) for grades 6-8 and Lodi High School (893) for grades 9-12.
In media and culture 
The Satin Dolls go-go bar in Lodi was used as the filming location for the fictional Bada Bing bar in the HBO drama television series The Sopranos (1999-2007). Lodi High School and various stores in the borough were also used as filming locations.
Notable people 
Notable current and former residents of Lodi include:
- Dr. Chud (born 1964), drummer.
- Franché Coma (born 1957), former guitarist for horror punk band The Misfits.
- Glenn Danzig (born 1955), former singer and songwriter for horror punk band The Misfits, now singer and songwriter in the band Danzig.
- Georgine DiMaria, Miss New Jersey 2006.
- Jerry Only (born 1959), bass player and vocalist for The Misfits.
- Louis Ricco (born 1929), caporegime of the Gambino crime family.
- Eerie Von (born 1964), former bass guitar player for Samhain and Danzig.
- Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein (born 1964), former guitarist for horror punk band The Misfits.
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- Clark, Susan Joy. "Nine looking to fill five seats on Lodi Council", Community News, May 5, 2011. Accessed December 19, 2011. "Schrieks has served three terms on the council. 'First and foremost, I’m humbled every year that the residents think enough of me to re-elect me three times. I think I’m the longest serving consecutive public servant in Lodi. I know I was the youngest serving mayor.'"
- Maglionico, Artie. "One Life in Lodi: Mayor Karen Viscana", Lodi Memorial Library, July 2007. Accessed July 8, 2008. "As a child growing up on Garden Street in Lodi, Karen Viscana remembers a warm, family oriented community where neighbors looked out for one another and the sights and sounds of youngsters at play echoed in every household. Karen, who recently became her Borough's first woman Mayor, has carried this same warmth and caring into adulthood."
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- Maura R. DeNicola, Bergen County, New Jersey. Accessed January 9, 2013.
- John D. Mitchell, Bergen County, New Jersey. Accessed January 9, 2013.
- Ensslin, John C. "Bergen County Freeholders choose Ganz as chairman; Democrat gives Republicans 2 top slots", The Record (Bergen County), January 3, 2013. Accessed January 10, 2013. "The swearing-in of Freeholders Tracy Silna Zur and Steve Tanelli gave the Democrats a 4-3 majority and control of the board for the first time in two years. The board elected David Ganz as chairman, as expected.... The reorganization meeting drew several top Democrats from across the state, with U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez swearing in Tanelli, a former North Arlington councilman, and Mayor Cory Booker of Newark swearing in Zur, an attorney from Franklin Lakes."
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- Spiewak, Anna. "Town ideal for first-time buyers", The Record (Bergen County), August 16, 2009. Accessed December 19, 2011. "The borough is home to the transmitter and towers for New York radio station WABC (AM), and to Felician College, The Franciscan College of New Jersey, on South Main Street. Some notable locations in Lodi that were used as locations on “The Sopranos” include the Party Box supply store, Lodi High School, Lodi Pizza and many private residences."
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- Fusilli, Jim. "Rocking From Brooklyn to Mali", The Wall Street Journal, June 16, 2010. Accessed December 20, 2011. "Gorgeous Frankenstein's leader, guitarist and resident weightlifter, Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, was also in the Misfits and hails from Lodi, as does Frankenstein's drummer, Dr. Chud."
- Pieces of Punk, Broward New Times, September 6, 2001. "Singer Glenn Danzig and bassist Jerry Only formed the Misfits in Lodi, New Jersey, back in the late 1970s."
- New Miss New Jersey ready for busy year and reality TV, Burlington County Times, June 19, 2006.
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- Aberback, Brian. "Lodi's Jerry Only talks about what's new for the Misfits", The Record (Bergen County), October 27, 2010. Accessed April 7, 2011. "After nearly 35 years of bashing out his unique brand of horror-influenced punk rock, Misfits vocalist-bassist and Lodi native Jerry Only believes that his influential band's best music is yet to come."
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- Lodi official website
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- Lodi Public Schools's 2010–11 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- Data for the Lodi Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics
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