Shrewsbury, New Jersey

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Shrewsbury, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Shrewsbury
Map of Shrewsbury in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Shrewsbury in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Shrewsbury, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Shrewsbury, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°19′34″N 74°03′35″W / 40.326064°N 74.059667°W / 40.326064; -74.059667Coordinates: 40°19′34″N 74°03′35″W / 40.326064°N 74.059667°W / 40.326064; -74.059667[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Monmouth
Incorporated May 11, 1926
Government[6]
 • Type Borough
 • Mayor Donald W. Burden (term ends December 31, 2014)[3]
 • Administrator Thomas X. Seaman[4]
 • Clerk Kathleen P. Krueger[5]
Area[1]
 • Total 2.200 sq mi (5.697 km2)
 • Land 2.168 sq mi (5.614 km2)
 • Water 0.032 sq mi (0.083 km2)  1.45%
Area rank 394th of 566 in state
27th of 53 in county[1]
Elevation[7] 39 ft (12 m)
Population (2010 Census)[8][9][10]
 • Total 3,809
 • Estimate (2013)[11] 3,937
 • Rank 423rd of 566 in state
38th of 53 in county[12]
 • Density 1,757.2/sq mi (678.5/km2)
 • Density rank 307th of 566 in state
38th of 53 in county[12]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07702[13][14]
Area code(s) 732[15]
FIPS code 3402567350[1][16][17]
GNIS feature ID 0885395[1][18]
Website www.shrewsburyboro.com

Shrewsbury is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 3,809,[8][9][10] reflecting an increase of 219 (+6.1%) from the 3,590 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 494 (+16.0%) from the 3,096 counted in the 1990 Census.[19]

Church along Route 35.

Shrewsbury was formed as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 22, 1926, from portions of Shrewsbury Township, based on the results of a referendum held on May 11, 1926.[20]

Geography[edit]

Shrewsbury Borough is located at 40°19′34″N 74°03′35″W / 40.326064°N 74.059667°W / 40.326064; -74.059667 (40.326064,-74.059667). According to the United States Census Bureau, Shrewsbury borough had a total area of 2.200 square miles (5.697 km2), of which, 2.168 square miles (5.614 km2) of it was land and 0.032 square miles (0.083 km2) of it (1.45%) of it was water.[1][2]

Shrewsbury Borough prior to 1926 was a part of Shrewsbury Township, which was much larger in the past and had encompassed several of the other municipalities nearby.

Demographics[edit]

Route 35 is a main commercial thoroughfare for the borough.
Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 857
1940 1,058 23.5%
1950 1,613 52.5%
1960 3,222 99.8%
1970 3,315 2.9%
1980 2,962 −10.6%
1990 3,096 4.5%
2000 3,590 16.0%
2010 3,809 6.1%
Est. 2013 3,937 [11][21] 3.4%
Population sources: 1930[22]
1930–1990[23] 2000[24][25] 2010[8][9][10]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 3,809 people, 1,261 households, and 1,026 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,757.2 per square mile (678.5/km2). There were 1,310 housing units at an average density of 604.4 per square mile (233.4/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.62% (3,642) White, 0.66% (25) Black or African American, 0.11% (4) Native American, 2.13% (81) Asian, 0.03% (1) Pacific Islander, 0.58% (22) from other races, and 0.89% (34) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 2.49% (95) of the population.[8]

There were 1,261 households, of which 40.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.5% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.6% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.24.[8]

In the borough, 27.0% of the population were under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 19.2% from 25 to 44, 31.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.3 years. For every 100 females there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.7 males.[8]

The Census Bureau's 2006–2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $111,648 (with a margin of error of +/- $15,595) and the median family income was $124,091 (+/- $10,340). Males had a median income of $111,645 (+/- $13,085) versus $54,313 (+/- $9,453) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $47,698 (+/- $5,936). About 0.0% of families and 1.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.0% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.[26]

Census 2000[edit]

Restaurant in mall along Route 35.

As of the 2000 United States Census[16] there were 3,590 people, 1,207 households, and 1,016 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,627.1 people per square mile (627.2/km2). There were 1,223 housing units at an average density of 554.3 per square mile (213.7/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.60% White, 0.53% African American, 1.67% Asian, 0.36% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.92% of the population.[24][25]

There were 1,207 households out of which 46.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.6% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.8% were non-families. 12.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.27.[24][25]

In the borough the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.[24][25]

The median income for a household in the borough was $86,911, and the median income for a family was $92,719. Males had a median income of $85,875 versus $37,554 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $38,218. None of the families and 1.0% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under 18 and 3.0% of those over 64.[24][25]

Government[edit]

Municipal building.
Public park near the borough hall.

Local government[edit]

Shrewsbury is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The governing body consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. 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 in a three-year cycle.[6] The Borough form of government used by Shrewsbury, the most common system used in the state, is a "weak mayor / strong council" government in which council members act as the legislative body with the mayor presiding at meetings and voting only in the event of a tie. The mayor makes committee and liaison assignments for council members, and most appointments are made by the mayor with the advice and consent of the council.[27]

As of 2013, the mayor of Shrewsbury Borough is Republican Donald W. Burden, whose term of office ends December 31, 2014. Members of the Borough Council (with party affiliation, term-end year and committee chairmanships listed in parentheses)are Council President Members of the Borough Council are Council President Thomas C. Menapace (R, 2013; Police), Michael DeNofa (R, 2014; DPW, Buildings and Grounds, Utilities and Engineering), Jeff DeSalvo (R, 2015; Fire and First Aid, Open Space, Communication), William E. Dodge (R, 2014; Finance and Grants, Negotiating), Peter J. Meyer (R, 2013; Personnel) and Anthony Pellegrino (R, 2015; Insurance and Benefits, Audit).[28][29][30][31][32]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Shrewsbury Borough is located in the 4th Congressional District[33] and is part of New Jersey's 11th state legislative district.[9][34][35] Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Shrewsbury Borough had been in the 12th state legislative district.[36] Prior to the 2010 Census, Shrewsbury Borough had been part of the 12th 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.[36]

New Jersey's Fourth Congressional District is represented by Christopher Smith (R).[37] 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)[38][39] and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus).[40][41]

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).[42] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[43] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[44]

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.[45] As of 2014, Monmouth County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry (R, Colts Neck Township; term ends December 31, 2014),[46] Freeholder Deputy Director Gary J. Rich, Sr. (R, Spring Lake; 2014),[47] Thomas A. Arnone (R, Neptune City; 2016),[48] John P. Curley (R, Middletown Township; 2015)[49] and Serena DiMaso (R, Holmdel Township; 2016).[50][51] Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk M. Claire French (Wall Township),[52] Sheriff Shaun Golden (Farmingdale)[53] and Surrogate Rosemarie D. Peters (Middletown Township).[54]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 2,844 registered voters in Shrewsbury, of which 650 (22.9%) were registered as Democrats, 863 (30.3%) were registered as Republicans and 1,330 (46.8%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There as one voter registered to another party.[55]

In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 54.5% of the vote here (1,248 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 42.8% (980 votes) and other candidates with 1.3% (30 votes), among the 2,291 ballots cast by the borough's 2,944 registered voters, for a turnout of 77.8%.[56] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 58.9% of the vote here (1,305 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 40.2% (891 votes) and other candidates with 0.6% (18 votes), among the 2,217 ballots cast by the township's 2,834 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 78.2.[57]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 65.3% of the vote here (1,063 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 24.8% (404 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 8.3% (135 votes) and other candidates with 0.9% (14 votes), among the 1,628 ballots cast by the borough's 2,885 registered voters, yielding a 56.4% turnout.[58]

Education[edit]

The Monmouth County Library is in Shrewsbury.

The Shrewsbury Borough School District serves public school students ranging from pre-Kindergarten to eighth grade at the Shrewbury Borough School. As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's one school had an enrollment of 489 students and 41.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.78:1.[59] The school features three homerooms per grade, with special classes that include physical education, art, music, computers, and for language, Spanish.

For ninth through twelfth grades, public school students attend Red Bank Regional High School, which serves students from the boroughs of Little Silver, Red Bank and Shrewsbury,[60][61] although students other Monmouth County municipalities are eligible to attend the high school for its performing arts program, with admission on a competitive basis.[62] The school had 1,013 students as of the 2010–11 school year.[63] Students may also attend one of the five vocational schools represented by the Monmouth County Vocational School District.[64]

Private school options include Christian Brothers Academy or Red Bank Catholic High School, the local Catholic schools, operated by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton.[65]

Transportation[edit]

Roads[edit]

As of 2010, the borough had a total of 21.50 miles (34.60 km) of roadways, of which 16.88 miles (27.17 km) were maintained by the municipality, 2.75 miles (4.43 km) by Monmouth County and 1.87 miles (3.01 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.[66]

Route 35 is the main north-south road while CR 520 passes along the northern border.[67][68]

The Garden State Parkway is accessible in neighboring Tinton Falls or via CR 520 in Middletown.

Public transportation[edit]

New Jersey Transit offers train service on the North Jersey Coast Line at the Little Silver station. NJ Transit local bus service is available on the 831 and 832 routes.[69]

Notable people[edit]

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

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