West Long Branch, New Jersey

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West Long Branch, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of West Long Branch
Map of West Long Branch in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of West Long Branch in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of West Long Branch, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of West Long Branch, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°17′16″N 74°01′12″W / 40.287904°N 74.020019°W / 40.287904; -74.020019Coordinates: 40°17′16″N 74°01′12″W / 40.287904°N 74.020019°W / 40.287904; -74.020019[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Monmouth
Incorporated May 5, 1908
Government[6]
 • Type Borough
 • Mayor Janet W. Tucci (term ends December 31, 2014)[3]
 • Administrator John J. Kennedy[4]
 • Clerk Lori Cole[5]
Area[1]
 • Total 2.894 sq mi (7.496 km2)
 • Land 2.858 sq mi (7.403 km2)
 • Water 0.036 sq mi (0.093 km2)  1.24%
Area rank 341st of 566 in state
23rd of 53 in county[1]
Elevation[7] 26 ft (8 m)
Population (2010 Census)[8][9][10]
 • Total 8,097
 • Estimate (2013)[11] 8,509
 • Rank 284th of 566 in state
22nd of 53 in county[12]
 • Density 2,832.9/sq mi (1,093.8/km2)
 • Density rank 223rd of 566 in state
26th of 53 in county[12]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07764[13][14]
Area code(s) 732 and 908 (cell)[15]
FIPS code 3402579310[1][16][17]
GNIS feature ID 0885437[1][18]
Website www.westlongbranch.org

West Long Branch is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 8,097,[8][9][10] reflecting a decline of 161 (-1.9%) from the 8,258 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 568 (+7.4%) from the 7,690 counted in the 1990 Census.[19] It is the home of Monmouth University.

Prior to being called West Long Branch, the area had been called Mechanicsville from the 18th century through the Civil War, and then Branchburg in the 1870s. The name West Long Branch appears in the 1889 Wolverton Atlas of Monmouth County, and seems to have derived its name from its proximity to a section of the Shrewsbury River.[20]

In 1908, the residents of what was the West Long Branch section of Eatontown thought that they were not getting a fair return on their taxes. A request was made that the West Long Branch section be separated from Eatontown. The Township of Eatontown strongly resisted as there were several large estates in the West Long Branch section that were a source of considerable taxes. An act of the New Jersey Legislature was passed on April 7, 1908, and the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders authorized an election. On May 5, 1908, the referendum was held in West Long Branch, with voters approving the separation.[21]

Geography[edit]

West Long Branch borough is located at 40°17′16″N 74°01′12″W / 40.287904°N 74.020019°W / 40.287904; -74.020019 (40.287904,-74.020019). According to the United States Census Bureau, West Long Branch borough had a total area of 2.894 square miles (7.496 km2), of which, 2.858 square miles (7.403 km2) of it was land and 0.036 square miles (0.093 km2) of it (1.24%) of it was water.[1][2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 879
1920 1,686 91.8%
1930 1,686 0.0%
1940 2,030 20.4%
1950 2,739 34.9%
1960 5,337 94.9%
1970 6,845 28.3%
1980 7,380 7.8%
1990 7,690 4.2%
2000 8,258 7.4%
2010 8,097 −1.9%
Est. 2013 8,509 [11][22] 5.1%
Population sources: 1910-1920[23]
1910[24] 1910-1930[25]
1930-1990[26] 2000[27][28] 2010[8][9][10]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 8,097 people, 2,384 households, and 1,757 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,832.9 per square mile (1,093.8/km2). There were 2,528 housing units at an average density of 884.5 per square mile (341.5/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 94.45% (7,648) White, 2.21% (179) Black or African American, 0.06% (5) Native American, 1.19% (96) Asian, 0.01% (1) Pacific Islander, 0.95% (77) from other races, and 1.12% (91) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 5.03% (407) of the population.[8]

There were 2,384 households, of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.23.[8]

In the borough, 19.6% of the population were under the age of 18, 25.4% from 18 to 24, 16.7% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.4 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.1 males.[8]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $96,369 (with a margin of error of +/- $15,449) and the median family income was $114,250 (+/- $13,662). Males had a median income of $75,634 (+/- $8,441) versus $49,483 (+/- $5,714) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $32,822 (+/- $3,260). About 5.0% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.0% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.[29]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[16] there were 8,258 people, 2,448 households, and 1,860 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,859.9 people per square mile (1,103.3/km2). There were 2,535 housing units at an average density of 877.9 per square mile (338.7/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 94.22% White, 2.23% African American, 0.07% Native American, 1.21% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.50% from other races, and 1.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.92% of the population.[27][28]

There were 2,448 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.9% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.25.[27][28]

In the borough the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 22.1% from 18 to 24, 21.1% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 87.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.7 males.[27][28]

The median income for a household in the borough was $71,852, and the median income for a family was $80,127. Males had a median income of $59,638 versus $34,000 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $27,651. About 3.1% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.[27][28]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

West Long Branch 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 West Long Branch, 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 can veto ordinances subject to an override by a two-thirds majority vote of the council. 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.[30][31]

As of 2014, the Mayor of the Borough of West Long Branch is Republican Janet W. Tucci, whose term of office ends December 31, 2014.[32] Members of the West Long Branch Borough Council are Council President Barbara Ruane (R, 2015), John M. Aria, Jr. (R, 2016), Steven F. Cioffi (R, 2015), Fred Migliaccio (R, 2014), Christopher Neyhart (R, 2014) and Jose E. Villa (R, 2016).[33][34][35][36][37][38]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

West Long Branch is located in the 6th Congressional District[39] and is part of New Jersey's 11th state legislative district.[9][40][41]

New Jersey's Sixth Congressional District is represented by Frank Pallone (D, Long Branch).[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, Paramus).[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 4,862 registered voters in West Long Branch, of which 1,189 (24.5%) were registered as Democrats, 1,049 (21.6%) were registered as Republicans and 2,622 (53.9%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 2 voters registered to other parties.[60]

In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 57.4% of the vote here (2,208 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 39.6% (1,524 votes) and other candidates with 1.2% (47 votes), among the 3,844 ballots cast by the borough's 5,065 registered voters, for a turnout of 75.9%.[61] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 57.4% of the vote here (2,202 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 41.1% (1,574 votes) and other candidates with 0.8% (38 votes), among the 3,833 ballots cast by the borough's 4,926 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 77.8.[62]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 63.1% of the vote here (1,732 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 28.9% (794 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 6.4% (176 votes) and other candidates with 0.7% (18 votes), among the 2,743 ballots cast by the borough's 4,872 registered voters, yielding a 56.3% turnout.[63]

Education[edit]

Students in pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade are educated by the West Long Branch Public Schools. As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's two schools had an enrollment of 592 students and 57.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.39:1.[64] Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[65]) are Betty McElmon Elementary School[66] with 237 students in pre-Kindergarten through third grade and Frank Antonides School[67] with 355 students in fourth through eighth grade.[68][69]

For ninth through twelfth grades, public school students attend Shore Regional High School, a regional high school located in West Long Branch that serves students from the constituent districts of Monmouth Beach, Oceanport, Sea Bright and West Long Branch.[70][71] The high school is part of the Shore Regional High School District.

Established in 1933, Monmouth University is a four-year private university on a 155-acre (0.63 km2) campus, with 5,600 students and 232 full-time faculty.[72] The campus is notable for Wilson Hall, a National Historic Landmark that was used in the 1982 film Annie.[73]

Transportation[edit]

Roads and highways[edit]

As of 2010, the borough had a total of 36.65 miles (58.98 km) of roadways, of which 27.84 miles (44.80 km) were maintained by the municipality, 5.19 miles (8.35 km) by Monmouth County and 3.62 miles (5.83 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.[74]

Route 36 and Route 71 intersect in the borough.[75][76]

Public transportation[edit]

New Jersey Transit provides local bus service on the 831 and 837 routes. The nearest train service is available at the Long Branch station on the North Jersey Coast Line.[77]

Notable people[edit]

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with West Long Branch include:

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