Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey

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Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Spring Lake Heights
Map of Spring Lake Heights in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Spring Lake Heights in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°08′59″N 74°02′46″W / 40.149592°N 74.045981°W / 40.149592; -74.045981Coordinates: 40°08′59″N 74°02′46″W / 40.149592°N 74.045981°W / 40.149592; -74.045981[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Monmouth
Incorporated March 19, 1927
Government[5]
 • Type Borough
 • Mayor Gavino "Butch" Maccanico (term ends December 31, 2015)[3]
 • Administrator / Clerk Jay Delaney[4]
Area[2][6]
 • Total 1.309 sq mi (3.391 km2)
 • Land 1.284 sq mi (3.325 km2)
 • Water 0.025 sq mi (0.066 km2)  1.95%
Area rank 470th of 566 in state
41st of 53 in county[2]
Elevation[7] 23 ft (7 m)
Population (2010 Census)[8][9][10]
 • Total 4,713
 • Estimate (2012[11]) 4,689
 • Rank 386th of 566 in state
35th of 53 in county[12]
 • Density 3,671.3/sq mi (1,417.5/km2)
 • Density rank 172nd of 566 in state
17th of 53 in county[12]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07762[13][14]
Area code(s) 732 exchanges: 282, 449, 974[15]
FIPS code 3402570140[16][2][17]
GNIS feature ID 0885407[18][2]
Website www.springlakehts.com

Spring Lake Heights is a borough located in the southern coastal portion of Monmouth County, New Jersey. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 4,713,[8][9][10] reflecting a decline of 514 (-9.8%) from the 5,227 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 114 (-2.1%) from the 5,341 counted in the 1990 Census.[19]

The borough of Spring Lake Heights was formed by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 19, 1927, from portions of Wall Township, based on the results of a referendum held on May 3, 1927.[20]

New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Spring Lake Heights as its 28th best place to live in its 2008 rankings of the "Best Places To Live" in New Jersey.[21]

Geography[edit]

Spring Lake Heights is located at 40°08′59″N 74°02′46″W / 40.149592°N 74.045981°W / 40.149592; -74.045981 (40.149592,-74.045981). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.309 square miles (3.391 km2), of which, 1.284 square miles (3.325 km2) of it is land and 0.025 square miles (0.066 km2) of it (1.95%) 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 Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights, and Sea Girt. The Wreck Pond watershed covers about 12.8 square miles (33 km2) in eastern Monmouth County.[22]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 1,221
1940 1,076 −11.9%
1950 1,798 67.1%
1960 3,309 84.0%
1970 4,602 39.1%
1980 5,424 17.9%
1990 5,341 −1.5%
2000 5,227 −2.1%
2010 4,713 −9.8%
Est. 2012 4,689 [11] −0.5%
Population sources:1930[23]
1930-1990[24] 2000[25][26] 2010[8][9][10]

2010 Census[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 4,713 people, 2,316 households, and 1,202 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,671.3 per square mile (1,417.5 /km2). There were 2,972 housing units at an average density of 2,315.1 per square mile (893.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.61% (4,553) White, 0.64% (30) Black or African American, 0.15% (7) Native American, 1.08% (51) Asian, 0.02% (1) Pacific Islander, 0.47% (22) from other races, and 1.04% (49) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 3.29% (155) of the population.[8]

There were 2,316 households, of which 17.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.3% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.1% were non-families. 41.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.82.[8]

In the borough, 16.5% of the population were under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 20.2% from 25 to 44, 32.0% from 45 to 64, and 25.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49.6 years. For every 100 females there were 83.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.2 males.[8]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $72,083 (with a margin of error of +/- $10,741) and the median family income was $102,173 (+/- $13,664). Males had a median income of $80,819 (+/- $9,463) versus $56,615 (+/- $7,658) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $43,370 (+/- $4,154). About 1.1% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.[27]

2000 Census[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census,[16] there were 5,227 people, 2,511 households, and 1,358 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,947.7 people per square mile (1,528.9/km2). There were 2,950 housing units at an average density of 2,228.0 per square mile (862.9/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.28% White, 1.11% African American, 0.02% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.67% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.12% of the population.[25][26]

As of the 2000 Census, 32.7% of Spring Lake Heights residents were of Irish ancestry, the 16th-highest percentage of any municipality in the United States, and fifth-highest in New Jersey, among all places with more than 1,000 residents identifying their ancestry.[28]

There were 2,511 households out of which 17.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.6% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.9% were non-families. 41.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.04 and the average family size was 2.82.[25][26]

In the borough the population was spread out with 16.8% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 29.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 81.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.6 males.[25][26]

The median income for a household in the borough was $51,330, and the median income for a family was $64,345. Males had a median income of $48,640 versus $40,363 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $35,093. About 4.2% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.9% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.[25][26]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Spring Lake Heights 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 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 filled each year in the November general election.[5]

As of 2014, the Mayor of Spring Lake Heights is Republican Gavino "Butch" Maccanico, whose term of office ends December 31, 2015. Members of the Borough Council (with party affiliation, term-end year and committee chairmanships listed in parentheses) are Council President Christopher Tienken (R, 2015; Recreation), Patricia Cindea (R, 2014; Public Works, Building and Grounds), Sara King (R, 2015; Public Safety), Thomas O'Brien (D, 2016; Finance), James Shuler (R, 2014; Utilities) and Thomas Vorbach (D, 2016; Legislation and Grants).[29][30][31][32][33][34]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Spring Lake Heights is located in the 4th Congressional District[35] and is part of New Jersey's 30th state legislative district.[9][36][37] Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Spring Lake Heights 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]

Education[edit]

The Spring Lake Heights School District, located on a 12-acre (49,000 m2) campus, serves public school students in Kindergarten through eighth grade in the elementary school, with an enrollment of 347 students in 2010-11.[57]

Public school students in ninth through twelfth grades attend Manasquan High School in Manasquan, 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, Sea Girt and Spring Lake, who attend Manasquan High School as part of sending/receiving relationships with their respective districts.[58][59]

Students may also attend one of the magnet schools in the Monmouth County Vocational School DistrictMarine Academy of Science and Technology, Academy of Allied Health & Science, High Technology High School, Biotechnology High School, and Communications High School.[60]

Spring Lake Heights students are also served by Saint Catharine School (grades K-8) in Spring Lake and St. Rose High School (9-12) in Belmar, which operate under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton.[61]

Transportation[edit]

The borough had a total of 18.78 miles (30.22 km) of roadways, of which 15.63 miles (25.15 km) are maintained by the municipality, 1.48 miles (2.38 km) by Monmouth County and 1.67 miles (2.69 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.[62]

Route 71 (Seventh Avenue) which traverses the borough, from Sea Girt in the south to Wall Township in the north.[63] County Route 524 (Allaire Road) heads across Spring Lake Heights from Wall Township in the west to its eastern terminus where it meets Route 71 in the eastern portion of the borough.[64] Route 35 just misses the northwest corner of the borough.

New Jersey Transit offers train service at the Little Silver on the North Jersey Coast Line. NJ Transit bus service is available between the borough and Philadelphia on the 830 route, with local service offered on the 830 route.[65]

Notable people[edit]

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Spring Lake Heights include:

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