Sea Girt, New Jersey

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Sea Girt, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Sea Girt
Motto: Where the Cedars Meet the Sea
Map of Sea Girt in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Sea Girt in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Sea Girt, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Sea Girt, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°07′50″N 74°02′02″W / 40.130499°N 74.033843°W / 40.130499; -74.033843Coordinates: 40°07′50″N 74°02′02″W / 40.130499°N 74.033843°W / 40.130499; -74.033843[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Monmouth
Incorporated May 1, 1917
Government[7]
 • Type Borough
 • Mayor Francis K. "Ken" Farrell (term ends December 31, 2015)[3][4]
 • Administrator Lorraine P. Carafa[5]
 • Clerk Lorraine P. Carafa[6]
Area[2]
 • Total 1.450 sq mi (3.756 km2)
 • Land 1.057 sq mi (2.737 km2)
 • Water 0.393 sq mi (1.018 km2)  27.11%
Area rank 457th of 566 in state
38th of 53 in county[2]
Elevation [8] 13 ft (4 m)
Population (2010 Census)[9][10][11]
 • Total 1,828
 • Estimate (2012[12]) 1,805
 • Rank 496th of 566 in state
43rd of 53 in county[13]
 • Density 1,729.6/sq mi (667.8/km2)
 • Density rank 310th of 566 in state
39th of 53 in county[13]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08750[14][15]
Area code(s) 732 exchanges: 282, 449, 974[16]
FIPS code 3402566330[17][2][18]
GNIS feature ID 0885388[19][2]
Website www.seagirtboro.com

Sea Girt is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 1,828,[9][10][11] reflecting a decline of 320 (-14.9%) from the 2,148 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 49 (+2.3%) from the 2,099 counted in the 1990 Census.[20]

Sea Girt was formed as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 29, 1917, from portions of Wall Township, based on the results of a referendum held on May 1, 1917.[21]

In the Forbes magazine 2012 rankings of "America's Most Expensive ZIP Codes", the borough was ranked 197th, with a median price of $1,135,184.[22]

Geography[edit]

Sea Girt is located at 40°07′50″N 74°02′02″W / 40.130499°N 74.033843°W / 40.130499; -74.033843 (40.130499,-74.033843). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.450 square miles (3.756 km2), of which, 1.057 square miles (2.737 km2) of it is land and 0.393 square miles (1.018 km2) of it (27.11%) is water.[1][2]

Wreck Pond is a tidal pond located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by Wall Township and the boroughs of Sea Girt, Spring Lake and Spring Lake Heights. The Wreck Pond watershed covers about 12.8 square miles (33 km2) in eastern Monmouth County.[23]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 110
1930 386 250.9%
1940 599 55.2%
1950 1,178 96.7%
1960 1,798 52.6%
1970 2,207 22.7%
1980 2,650 20.1%
1990 2,099 −20.8%
2000 2,148 2.3%
2010 1,828 −14.9%
Est. 2012 1,805 [12] −1.3%
Population sources:
1920[24] 1920-1930[25]
1930-1990[26] 2000[27][28] 2010[9][10][11]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,828 people, 823 households, and 545.6 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,729.6 per square mile (667.8 /km2). There were 1,291 housing units at an average density of 1,221.5 per square mile (471.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.12% (1,812) White, 0.00% (0) Black or African American, 0.00% (0) Native American, 0.22% (4) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.22% (4) from other races, and 0.44% (8) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 1.64% (30) of the population.[9]

There were 823 households, of which 20.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.77.[9]

In the borough, 19.2% of the population were under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 11.4% from 25 to 44, 35.7% from 45 to 64, and 29.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 53.5 years. For every 100 females there were 88.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.0 males.[9]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $96,652 (with a margin of error of +/- $10,474) and the median family income was $150,179 (+/- $26,605). Males had a median income of $118,958 (+/- $48,899) versus $51,953 (+/- $12,836) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $63,422 (+/- $10,659). About 0.9% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.0% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.[29]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[17] there were 2,148 people, 942 households, and 636 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,026.9 people per square mile (782.4/km2). There were 1,285 housing units at an average density of 1,212.5 per square mile (468.1/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.12% White, 0.09% African American, 0.28% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.40% of the population.[27][28]

As of the 2000 Census, 34.1% of Sea Girt residents were of Irish ancestry, the 10th-highest percentage of any municipality in the United States, and fourth-highest in New Jersey, among all places with more than 1,000 residents identifying their ancestry.[30]

There were 942 households out of which 20.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.83.[27][28]

In the borough the population was spread out with 20.1% under the age of 18, 3.7% from 18 to 24, 18.5% from 25 to 44, 30.2% from 45 to 64, and 27.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.6 males.[27][28]

The median income for a household in the borough was $86,104, and the median income for a family was $102,680. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $46,667 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $63,871. About 2.1% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.9% of those under age 18 and 1.9% of those age 65 or over.[27][28]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Sea Girt 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.[7]

As of 2013, the Mayor of Sea Girt Borough is Republican Francis K. "Ken" Farrell, whose term of office ends December 31, 2015. Members of the Borough Council are Frederic Buonocore (R, 2013), Paul Cerami (R, 2014), Donald E. Fetzer (R, 2015), William Foley (R, 2014), Anne B. Morris (R, 2015) and Michael J. Mulroy (R, 2013).[4][31][32][33][34]

On April 5, 2006, the Borough Council retained a local government consulting firm to review the administrative operations of the Borough and to make recommendations for restructuring and efficiency improvements. Among the recommendations accepted by the Council was the decision to restructure the Municipal Clerk, Finance and Administration Departments and to create for the first time the office of Borough Administrator (who would serve as the municipality's Chief Administrative Officer).

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Sea Girt is located in the 4th Congressional District[35] and is part of New Jersey's 30th state legislative district.[10][36][37] Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Sea Girt had been in the 11th state legislative district.[38]

New Jersey's Fourth Congressional District is represented by Christopher Smith (R).[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]

The 30th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Robert Singer (R, Lakewood Township) and in the General Assembly by Sean T. Kean (R, Wall Township) and Dave Rible (R, Wall 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]

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.[47] As of 2014, Monmouth County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry (R, Colts Neck Township; term ends December 31, 2014),[48] Freeholder Deputy Director Gary J. Rich, Sr. (R, Spring Lake; 2014),[49] Thomas A. Arnone (R, Neptune City; 2016),[50] John P. Curley (R, Middletown Township; 2015)[51] and Serena DiMaso (R, Holmdel Township; 2016).[52][53] Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk M. Claire French (Wall Township),[54] Sheriff Shaun Golden (Farmingdale)[55] and Surrogate Rosemarie D. Peters (Middletown Township).[56]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 1,611 registered voters in Sea Girt, of which 210 (13.0%) were registered as Democrats, 808 (50.2%) were registered as Republicans and 592 (36.7%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There was one voter registered to another party.[57]

In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 65.8% of the vote here (849 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 32.1% (414 votes) and other candidates with 0.9% (11 votes), among the 1,290 ballots cast by the borough's 1,695 registered voters, for a turnout of 76.1%.[58] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 72.5% of the vote here (962 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 26.7% (354 votes) and other candidates with 0.3% (5 votes), among the 1,326 ballots cast by the borough's 1,749 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 75.8.[59]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 76.0% of the vote here (765 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 18.4% (185 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 4.7% (47 votes) and other candidates with 0.3% (3 votes), among the 1,006 ballots cast by the borough's 1,658 registered voters, yielding a 60.7% turnout.[60]

Education[edit]

The Sea Girt Elementary School serves public school students in pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade and had an enrollment of 171 students as of the 2010-11 school year.[61] For the 2005 school year, Sea Girt Elementary School was one of four schools in New Jersey recognized by the United States Department of Education as a recipient of the national Blue Ribbon Schools Program, the highest level of recognition awarded to an American school.[62]

For ninth through twelfth grades, public school students attend Manasquan High School, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Manasquan Public Schools. Manasquan High School also serves students from Avon-by-the-Sea, Belmar, Brielle, Lake Como, Spring Lake and Spring Lake Heights who attended Manasquan High School as part of sending/receiving relationships with their respective districts.[63][64]

Many graduates choose to attend private school and students have enrolled in Christian Brothers Academy, Lawrenceville School, Peddie School, Ranney School, Monsignor Donovan High School, Red Bank Catholic High School and St. Rose High School.[citation needed]

Transportation[edit]

The borough had a total of 17.14 miles (27.58 km) of roadways, of which 14.79 miles (23.80 km) are maintained by the municipality, 0.08 miles (0.13 km) by Monmouth County and 3.58 miles (5.76 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.[65]

Route 71 (Seventh Avenue) passes on the west side of the borough near and along the border with Wall Township, connecting Manasquan in the south to Spring Lake Heights in the north.[66]

New Jersey Transit offers train service at the Manasquan railway station[67] on the North Jersey Coast Line from Bay Head to Newark Penn Station, Secaucus Junction, Penn Station New York and Hoboken Terminal.[68] NJ Transit bus service is available between Sea Girt and Philadelphia on the 317 route, with local service offered on the 830 route which runs between Asbury Park and Point Pleasant with connections to additional local-service routes at Asbury Park.[69]

Points of interest[edit]

Both the New Jersey State Police and New Jersey Department of Corrections have their training facilities in Sea Girt. The New Jersey State Police Academy provides a program for recruits on a residential basis that provides training over a 25-week period.[72]

Notable people[edit]

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Sea Girt include:

  • Bill Parcells (born 1941), former NFL coach of the New York Giants, New England Patriots, New York Jets, and Dallas Cowboys.[73]

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  73. ^ King, Peter. "The NFL: Coach in Waiting", Sports Illustrated, December 24, 2001. Accessed June 28, 2012. "Bill Parcells isn't sure he wants to return to the game, but he's doing his homework. Sunday afternoon was still young as Bill Parcells sat in his living room in Sea Girt, N.J., four houses west of the Atlantic Ocean, with the whole world in his hands."

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Preceded by
Spring Lake
Beaches of New Jersey Succeeded by
Manasquan