Neptune Township, New Jersey

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Neptune Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Neptune
Motto: Where Community, Business & Tourism Prosper
Map of Neptune Township in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Neptune Township in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Neptune Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Neptune Township, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°12′45″N 74°03′14″W / 40.212438°N 74.054017°W / 40.212438; -74.054017Coordinates: 40°12′45″N 74°03′14″W / 40.212438°N 74.054017°W / 40.212438; -74.054017[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Monmouth
Incorporated February 26, 1879
Government[6]
 • Type Township
 • Mayor Eric Houghtaling (term ends December 31, 2013)[3]
 • Administrator Philip D. Huhn[4]
 • Clerk Richard J. Cuttrell[5]
Area[2]
 • Total 8.672 sq mi (22.461 km2)
 • Land 8.182 sq mi (21.191 km2)
 • Water 0.490 sq mi (1.270 km2)  5.66%
Area rank 224th of 566 in state
14th of 53 in county[2]
Elevation[7] 52 ft (16 m)
Population (2010 Census)[8][9][10]
 • Total 27,935
 • Estimate (2012[11]) 27,889
 • Rank 81st of 566 in state
7th of 53 in county[12]
 • Density 3,414.3/sq mi (1,318.3/km2)
 • Density rank 189th of 566 in state
20th of 53 in county[12]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 07753-07754[13][14]
Area code(s) 732[15]
FIPS code 3402549890[16][2][17]
GNIS feature ID 0882111[18][2]
Website www.neptunetownship.org

Neptune Township is a township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, in the United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 27,935,[8][9][10] reflecting an increase of 245 (+0.9%) from the 27,690 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 458 (-1.6%) from the 28,148 counted in the 1990 Census.[19]

Neptune was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 26, 1879, from portions of Ocean Township. Portions of the township were taken to form Neptune City (October 4, 1881), Bradley Beach (March 13, 1893) and Ocean Grove (April 5, 1920, until it was found unconstitutional and restored to Neptune Township as of June 16, 1921).[20]

Geography[edit]

Neptune Township is located at 40°12′45″N 74°03′14″W / 40.212438°N 74.054017°W / 40.212438; -74.054017 (40.212438,-74.054017). According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 8.672 square miles (22.461 km2), of which, 8.182 square miles (21.191 km2) of it is land and 0.490 square miles (1.270 km2) of it (5.66%) is water.[2][1]

Ocean Grove (2010 Census population of 3,342[21]) and Shark River Hills (2010 population of 3,697[22]) are census-designated places and unincorporated communities located within Neptune Township.[23][24] Other communities within Neptune Township are Mid-Town, Bradley Park, the Gables, Summerfield, Green Grove, Seaview Island and West Neptune.[25]

Neptune Township stretches from the Atlantic Ocean west to the Garden State Parkway (exit 100). The southern border is the Shark River estuary, and the northern border is with the city of Asbury Park and Ocean Township. Neptune Township is a diverse community, both in terms of population and landscape, extending from the seaside community of Ocean Grove, a national historic site, to Mid-town which is undergoing a municipal-led revitalization, to the riverside residential community of Shark River Hills, to the open spaces of Shark River Park and the commercial corridor on Route 66 in the west.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 4,187
1890 8,333 * 99.0%
1900 7,943 * −4.7%
1910 5,551 −30.1%
1920 6,470 16.6%
1930 10,625 64.2%
1940 10,207 −3.9%
1950 13,613 33.4%
1960 21,487 57.8%
1970 27,863 29.7%
1980 28,366 1.8%
1990 28,148 −0.8%
2000 27,690 −1.6%
2010 27,935 0.9%
Est. 2012 27,889 [11] −0.2%
Population sources:
1880-1920[26] 1880-1890[27]
1890-1910[28] 1910-1930[29]
1930-1990[30] 2000[31][32] 2010[8][9][10]
* = Lost territory in previous decade.[20]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 27,935 people, 11,201 households, and 6,844 families residing in the township. The population density was 3,414.3 per square mile (1,318.3 /km2). There were 12,991 housing units at an average density of 1,587.8 per square mile (613.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the township was 53.18% (14,855) White, 38.56% (10,772) Black or African American, 0.34% (94) Native American, 2.26% (632) Asian, 0.03% (9) Pacific Islander, 2.51% (701) from other races, and 3.12% (872) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 9.33% (2,607) of the population.[8]

There were 11,201 households, of which 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.6% were married couples living together, 16.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.9% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.13.[8]

In the township, 20.6% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 30.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.7 years. For every 100 females there were 87.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.5 males.[8]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $58,630 (with a margin of error of +/- $3,034) and the median family income was $74,422 (+/- $5,369). Males had a median income of $56,743 (+/- $4,233) versus $43,853 (+/- $3,118) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $30,656 (+/- $1,559). About 8.1% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.7% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.[33]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[16] there were 27,690 people, 10,907 households, and 6,805 families residing in the township. The population density was 3,366.8 people per square mile (1,300.6/km²). There were 12,217 housing units at an average density of 1,485.4 per square mile (573.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 55.92% White, 38.16% African American, 0.17% Native American, 1.17% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.98% from other races, and 2.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.55% of the population.[31][32]

There were 10,907 households out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.6% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.6% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.14.[31][32]

In the township the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 87.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.0 males.[31][32]

The median income for a household in the township was $46,250, and the median income for a family was $57,735. Males had a median income of $42,920 versus $31,057 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,569. About 7.6% of families and 11.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.2% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.[31][32]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Neptune Township is governed under the Township form of government with a five-member Township Committee. The Township Committee is elected directly by the voters at-large in partisan elections to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with one or two seats coming up for election each year as part of the November general election.[6] At an annual reorganization meeting, the Township Committee selects one of its members to serve as Mayor and another as Deputy Mayor.

As of 2013, members of the Neptune Township Committee are Mayor Eric J. Houghtaling (D, 2013), Deputy Mayor Dr. Michael Brantley (D, 2015), Randy J. Bishop (D, 2013), Mary Beth Jahn (D, 2015) and Kevin B. McMillan (D, 2014).[34][35][36][37]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Neptune Township is located in the 4th Congressional District[38] and is part of New Jersey's 11th state legislative district.[9][39][40] Prior to the 2010 Census, Neptune Township had been part of the 6th 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.[41]

New Jersey's Fourth Congressional District is represented by Christopher Smith (R).[42] 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)[43][44] and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).[45][46]

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).[47] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[48] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[49]

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.[50] As of 2014, Monmouth County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry (R, Colts Neck Township; term ends December 31, 2014),[51] Freeholder Deputy Director Gary J. Rich, Sr. (R, Spring Lake; 2014),[52] Thomas A. Arnone (R, Neptune City; 2016),[53] John P. Curley (R, Middletown Township; 2015)[54] and Serena DiMaso (R, Holmdel Township; 2016).[55][56] Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk M. Claire French (Wall Township),[57] Sheriff Shaun Golden (Farmingdale)[58] and Surrogate Rosemarie D. Peters (Middletown Township).[59]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 18,093 registered voters in Neptune Township, of which 6,481 (35.8%) were registered as Democrats, 2,780 (15.4%) were registered as Republicans and 8,825 (48.8%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were seven voters registered to other parties.[60]

In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 69.4% of the vote here (9,900 cast), ahead of Republican John McCain with 28.7% (4,100 votes) and other candidates with 0.4% (56 votes), among the 14,265 ballots cast by the township's 3,195 registered voters, for a turnout of 446.5%.[61] In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 60.0% of the vote here (7,803 ballots cast), outpolling Republican George W. Bush with 38.8% (5,044 votes) and other candidates with 0.5% (100 votes), among the 13,004 ballots cast by the township's 18,444 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 70.5.[62]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Democrat Jon Corzine received 51.2% of the vote here (4,425 ballots cast), ahead of Republican Chris Christie with 42.0% (3,625 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 5.2% (447 votes) and other candidates with 0.8% (66 votes), among the 8,635 ballots cast by the township's 18,606 registered voters, yielding a 46.4% turnout.[63]

Education[edit]

The Neptune Township Schools serve students in Pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade. The district is one of 31 Abbott districts statewide,[64] which are now referred to as "SDA Districts" based on the requirement for the state to cover all costs for school building and renovation projects in these districts under the supervision of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority.[65][66]

Schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[67]) are Early Childhood Center[68] (198 students in pre-K), six PreK-5 elementary schools — Gables School[69] (373), Green Grove School[70] (428), Midtown Community School[71] (452), Shark River Hills School[72] (428), Summerfield School[73] (444) — Neptune Middle School[74] (861 in grades 7 and 8) and Neptune High School[75] (1,299 in grades 9-12).[76]

Transportation[edit]

Neptune Township can be reached by way of the Garden State Parkway at exits 100 and 102. Route 18, Route 33, Route 35, Route 66 and Route 71 all pass through the township.[25]

Interstate 195 is southwest of the township in neighboring Wall Township. The New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 95) entrance for Exit 8 is about 25 miles west on Route 33 in East Windsor, Mercer County.

Neptune Township is served by New Jersey Transit trains at the Bradley Beach station on the North Jersey Coast Line.[25] NJ Transit bus service between the township and Philadelphia is available on the 317 route and local service is provided by the 830, 832 and 836 routes.[77]

Notable people[edit]

Among the notable residents (present and former) of the township are:

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