Pine Beach, New Jersey

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Pine Beach, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Pine Beach
Map of Pine Beach in Ocean County. Inset: Location of Ocean County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Pine Beach in Ocean County. Inset: Location of Ocean County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Pine Beach, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Pine Beach, New Jersey
Coordinates: 39°56′10″N 74°10′11″W / 39.936058°N 74.16979°W / 39.936058; -74.16979Coordinates: 39°56′10″N 74°10′11″W / 39.936058°N 74.16979°W / 39.936058; -74.16979[1][2]
Country United States
state New Jersey
County Ocean
Incorporated February 26, 1925
Government[5]
 • Type Borough
 • Mayor Lawrence W. Cuneo (term ends December 31, 2015)[3]
 • Administrator John Sgro[4]
 • Clerk Charlene A. Carney[4]
Area[2]
 • Total 0.618 sq mi (1.600 km2)
 • Land 0.614 sq mi (1.590 km2)
 • Water 0.004 sq mi (0.010 km2)  0.63%
Area rank 539th of 566 in state
32nd of 33 in county[2]
Elevation[6] 16 ft (5 m)
Population (2010 Census)[7][8][9][10]
 • Total 2,127
 • Estimate (2012[11]) 2,137
 • Rank 482nd of 566 in state
21st of 33 in county[12]
 • Density 3,465.4/sq mi (1,338.0/km2)
 • Density rank 183rd of 566 in state
6th of 33 in county[12]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08741[13][14]
Area code(s) 732[15]
FIPS code 3402958590[16][2][17]
GNIS feature ID 0885351[18][2]
Website www.pinebeachborough.us

Pine Beach is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 2,127,[8][9][10] reflecting an increase of 177 (+9.1%) from the 1,950 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 4 (-0.2%) from the 1,954 counted in the 1990 Census.[19] The 2010 population was the highest recorded for the borough in any decennial census.

Pine Beach was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 26, 1925, from portions of Berkeley Township.[20]

Geography[edit]

Pine Beach is located at 39°56′10″N 74°10′11″W / 39.936058°N 74.16979°W / 39.936058; -74.16979 (39.936058,-74.16979). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 0.618 square miles (1.600 km2), of which, 0.614 square miles (1.590 km2) of it is land and 0.004 square miles (0.010 km2) of it (0.63%) is water.[1][2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 72
1940 163 126.4%
1950 495 203.7%
1960 985 99.0%
1970 1,395 41.6%
1980 1,796 28.7%
1990 1,954 8.8%
2000 1,950 −0.2%
2010 2,127 9.1%
Est. 2012 2,137 [11] 0.5%
Population sources:
1930-2000[21] 1930[22]
1930-1990[23] 2000[24][25] 2010[7][8][9][10]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 2,127 people, 818 households, and 616.8 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,465.4 per square mile (1,338.0 /km2). There were 903 housing units at an average density of 1,471.2 per square mile (568.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.47% (2,052) White, 0.38% (8) Black or African American, 0.14% (3) Native American, 1.41% (30) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.71% (15) from other races, and 0.89% (19) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 3.71% (79) of the population.[8]

There were 818 households, of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.9% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.00.[8]

In the borough, 22.4% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 20.9% from 25 to 44, 33.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.9 years. For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.6 males.[8]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $75,972 (with a margin of error of +/- $10,628) and the median family income was $88,393 (+/- $8,889). Males had a median income of $58,542 (+/- $10,247) versus $40,781 (+/- $12,701) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $31,923 (+/- $3,004). About 1.9% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.[26]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[16] there were 1,950 people, 767 households, and 558 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,130.3 people per square mile (1,214.4/km2). There were 872 housing units at an average density of 1,399.8 per square mile (543.0/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.41% White, 0.26% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.36% of the population.[24][25]

There were 767 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% 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 3.01.[24][25]

In the borough the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males.[24][25]

The median income for a household in the borough was $57,366, and the median income for a family was $67,404. Males had a median income of $50,256 versus $34,038 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $26,487. About 2.5% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over.[24][25]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Pine Beach is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government by a mayor and a six-member Borough Council, elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. The Mayor is directly elected by the voters and serves a four-year term of office. Members of the borough council serve three-year terms of office 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 the Borough of Pine Beach is Republican Lawrence W. Cuneo, whose term of office ends December 31, 2015. Members of the Pine Beach Borough Council are Council President Richard Polhemus (R, 2014), Matthew R. Abatemarco (R, 2015), Robert Budesa (R, 2015), Susan Coletti (R, 2014), Andrew Keczkemethy (R, 2013) and Barry Wieck (R, 2013).[4][27][28][29][30]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Pine Beach is located in the 3rd Congressional District[31] and is part of New Jersey's 9th state legislative district.[9][32][33]

New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District is represented by Jon Runyan (R, Mount Laurel Township).[34] 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)[35][36] and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).[37][38]

For the 2014-15 Session, the 9th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Christopher J. Connors (R, Lacey Township) and in the General Assembly by DiAnne Gove (R, Long Beach Township) and Brian E. Rumpf (R, Little Egg Harbor Township).[39] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[40] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[41]

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.[42] 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),[43] Freeholder Deputy Director John C. Bartlett, Jr. (Finance, Parks and Recreation; Pine Beach, 2015),[44] John P. Kelly (Law and Public Safety; Eagleswood Township, 2016),[45] James F. Lacey (Transportation; Brick Township, 2016)[46] and Gerry P. Little (Human Services; Surf City, 2015)[47][48][49] Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk Scott M. Colabella (R, 2015, Barnegat Light),[50][51] Sheriff Michael Mastronardy (R, 2016; Toms River) and Surrogate Jeffrey Moran (R, 2018, Beachwood).[52][53][54]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 1,609 registered voters in Pine Beach, of which 367 (22.8%) were registered as Democrats, 505 (31.4%) were registered as Republicans and 736 (45.7%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There was one voter registered to another party.[55] Among the borough's 2010 Census population, 75.6% (vs. 63.2% in Ocean County) were registered to vote, including 97.5% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 82.6% countywide).[55][56]

In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 55.3% of the vote here (742 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 41.5% (557 votes) and other candidates with 2.1% (28 votes), among the 1,341 ballots cast by the borough's 1,663 registered voters, for a turnout of 80.6%.[57] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 57.4% of the vote here (737 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 40.8% (523 votes) and other candidates with 1.2% (19 votes), among the 1,283 ballots cast by the borough's 1,606 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 79.9.[58]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 63.0% of the vote here (606 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 29.0% (279 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 5.9% (57 votes) and other candidates with 1.1% (11 votes), among the 962 ballots cast by the borough's 1,650 registered voters, yielding a 58.3% turnout.[59]

Education[edit]

Public school students in Kindergarten through twelfth grade attend the Toms River Regional Schools, a regional public school system primarily in Toms River Township that also includes student from the boroughs of Beachwood, Pine Beach and South Toms River, who attend as part of sending/receiving relationships.[60]

Transportation[edit]

The borough had a total of 15.22 miles (24.49 km) of roadways, of which 11.32 miles (18.22 km) are maintained by the municipality, 3.64 miles (5.86 km) by Ocean County and 0.26 miles (0.42 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.[61] One side of U.S. Route 9 (Atlantic City Boulevard) travels along the borough's border with Berkeley Township.[62]

New Jersey Transit provides bus service between the borough and Atlantic City on the 559 bus route.[63]

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