Deal, New Jersey
|Deal, New Jersey|
|Borough of Deal|
House on Ocean Boulevard
Map of Deal in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County in New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Deal, New Jersey
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||March 7, 1898|
|Named for||Deal, Kent, England|
|• Type||Walsh Act|
|• Body||Board of Commissioners|
|• Mayor||Samuel M. Cohen (term ends May 12, 2020)|
|• Administrator / Clerk||Stephen R. Carasia|
|• Total||1.318 sq mi (3.415 km2)|
|• Land||1.240 sq mi (3.212 km2)|
|• Water||0.078 sq mi (0.203 km2) 5.95%|
|Area rank||469th of 566 in state
40th of 53 in county
|Elevation||30 ft (9 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Estimate (2015)||738|
|• Rank||546th of 566 in state
51st of 53 in county
|• Density||604.8/sq mi (233.5/km2)|
|• Density rank||426th of 566 in state
49th of 53 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||732 exchanges: 517, 531, 660, 663|
|GNIS feature ID||0885194|
Deal is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, settled by European immigrants in the mid-1660s and named after an English carpenter from Deal, Kent. . As of the 2010 Census, the borough's population was 750, reflecting a decline of 320 (-29.9%) from the 1,070 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 109 (-9.2%) from the 1,179 counted in the 1990 Census.
Deal boasts a significant population of Orthodox Sephardic Jews, mainly of Syrian extraction. In the 2000 Census, 16.4% of Deal residents identified as being of Syrian heritage, the greatest percentage of Syrian Americans in any municipality in the country. As much as 80% of Deal's population are Sephardi Jews, and the population swells to over 6,000 during the summer, many of them Syrian Jews.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Demographics
- 4 Government
- 5 Education
- 6 Houses of worship
- 7 Transportation
- 8 Notable people
- 9 References
- 10 External links
A group from Rhode Island settled in the area of Middletown Township and Shrewsbury Township in the mid-1660s, after having purchased what was known as the Monmouth Patent. Thomas Whyte, an English carpenter from the shore-side community of Deal, Kent, acquired 500 acres (200 ha) in Shrewsbury Township along the shore that became known as "Deal", from the name of the English town. Present-day Norwood Avenue dates back to the early 18th century construction of the Long Branch-Deal Turnpike.
On August 14, 1829, at 11:30 PM local time, the fall of a meteorite was observed. The weight of the recovered stone was 28 grams (0.99 oz). The meteorite was officially named "Deal" and it was classified as an ordinary chondrite L.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.318 square miles (3.415 km2), including 1.240 square miles (3.212 km2) of land and 0.078 square miles (0.203 km2) of water (5.95%).
Deal Lake covers 158 acres (64 ha) and is overseen by the Deal Lake Commission, which was established in 1974. Seven municipalities border the lake, accounting for 27 miles (43 km) of shoreline, also including Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Neptune Township and Ocean Township.
The climate is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Deal has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
|Population sources: 1900-1920
1930-1990 2000 2010
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 750 people, 333 households, and 182.2 families residing in the borough. The population density was 604.8 per square mile (233.5/km2). There were 926 housing units at an average density of 746.7 per square mile (288.3/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 91.60% (687) White, 1.60% (12) Black or African American, 0.00% (0) Native American, 3.47% (26) Asian, 0.13% (1) Pacific Islander, 2.00% (15) from other races, and 1.20% (9) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.33% (55) of the population.
There were 333 households out of which 12.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.8% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.3% were non-families. 35.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the borough, the population was spread out with 14.3% under the age of 18, 11.9% from 18 to 24, 17.6% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 28.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50.9 years. For every 100 females there were 88.0 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 82.7 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $59,615 (with a margin of error of +/- $17,199) and the median family income was $95,833 (+/- $32,359). Males had a median income of $52,625 (+/- $17,303) versus $25,139 (+/- $4,348) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $46,867 (+/- $8,038). About 4.1% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 1,070 people, 434 households, and 289 families residing in the borough. The population density was 880.5 people per square mile (338.6/km2). There were 953 housing units at an average density of 784.3 per square mile (301.6/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 94.39% White, 1.21% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 2.71% from other races, and 1.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.05% of the population.
There were 434 households out of which 19.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the borough the population was spread out with 20.5% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 21.9% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 26.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $58,472, and the median income for a family was $65,313. Males had a median income of $57,857 versus $27,813 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $38,510. About 7.8% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.0% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.
Deal is governed under the Walsh Act form of government by a three-person Board of Commissioners whose members are chosen in non-partisan voting to serve four-year terms of office on a concurrent basis as part of the November general election.
As of 2017[update], members of the Deal Committee are Mayor Samuel M. Cohen (Commissioner of Public Affairs and Public Safety), Morris Ades (Commissioner of Revenue and Finance) and David Simhon (Commissioner of Public Works, Parks and Public Property), all serving concurrent terms of office ending May 12, 2010.
Mayor Harry Franco, who had first been elected as a commissioner, died on January 30, 2013.
Federal, state and county representation
New Jersey's Sixth Congressional District is represented by Frank Pallone (D, Long Branch). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Cory Booker (D, Newark, term ends 2021) and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus, 2019).
For the 2016–2017 session (Senate, General Assembly), the 11th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Jennifer Beck (R, Red Bank) and in the General Assembly by Joann Downey (D, Freehold Township) and Eric Houghtaling (D, Neptune Township). The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township). The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).
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. As of 2014[update], Monmouth County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry (R, Colts Neck Township; term ends December 31, 2014), Freeholder Deputy Director Gary J. Rich, Sr. (R, Spring Lake; 2014), Thomas A. Arnone (R, Neptune City; 2016), John P. Curley (R, Middletown Township; 2015) and Serena DiMaso (R, Holmdel Township; 2016). Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk M. Claire French (Wall Township), Sheriff Shaun Golden (Farmingdale) and Surrogate Rosemarie D. Peters (Middletown Township).
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 616 registered voters in Deal, of which 113 (18.3%) were registered as Democrats, 146 (23.7%) were registered as Republicans and 357 (58.0%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were no voters registered to other parties.
In the 2012 presidential election, Republican Mitt Romney received 71.4% of the vote (225 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 27.9% (88 votes), and other candidates with 0.6% (2 votes), among the 316 ballots cast by the borough's 602 registered voters (1 ballot was spoiled), for a turnout of 52.5%. In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 71.0% of the vote (303 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 25.8% (110 votes) and other candidates with 0.5% (2 votes), among the 427 ballots cast by the borough's 678 registered voters, for a turnout of 63.0%. In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 66.7% of the vote (314 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 32.1% (151 votes) and other candidates with 0.5% (4 votes), among the 471 ballots cast by the borough's 768 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 61.3.
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 75.8% of the vote (122 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 22.4% (36 votes), and other candidates with 1.9% (3 votes), among the 163 ballots cast by the borough's 597 registered voters (2 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 27.3%. In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 65.4% of the vote (172 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 31.6% (83 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 3.0% (8 votes) and other candidates with 0.0% ( votes), among the 263 ballots cast by the borough's 654 registered voters, yielding a 40.2% turnout.
The Deal School District serves public school students in kindergarten through eighth grade at Deal School. As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's one school had an enrollment of 78 students and 13.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 5.82:1.
Students also have the option to attend Academy Charter High School in Lake Como, which accepts students on a lottery basis from the communities of Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Avon-by-the-Sea, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Deal, Interlaken and Lake Como.
Houses of worship
Area churches and synagogues include:
- Edmond J. Safra Synagogue of Deal, the Hathaway Avenue Synagogue (Orthodox, Syrian traditions)
- Hechal Shaul Synagogue, Ahaba Ve Ahva (Orthodox, Egyptian traditions)
- Magen David of West Deal, (Orthodox, Syrian traditions)
- Ohel Yaakob, the Lawrence Avenue Synagogue (Orthodox, Syrian traditions)
- Ohel Simha, the Park Avenue Synagogue (Orthodox, Syrian traditions)
- Synagogue of Deal, (Orthodox, Syrian traditions)
- Saint Mary's of the Assumption, at Richmond Avenue (Roman Catholic)
- Joseph S. Jemal Synagogue of Deal extension of the Hathaway Synagogue (Orthodox, Syrian traditions)
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], the borough had a total of 18.57 miles (29.89 km) of roadways, of which 17.11 miles (27.54 km) were maintained by the municipality, 0.00 miles (0 km) by Monmouth County and 1.46 miles (2.35 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Deal include:
- Rudolf Bauer (1889-1953), German-born painter who was involved in the avant-garde group Der Sturm in Berlin, and whose work would become central to the Non-Objective art collection of Solomon R. Guggenheim.
- George K. Fraenkel (1921–2009), physical chemist.
- Frank Hague (1876-1956), Mayor of Jersey City from 1917 to 1947.
- Albert Laboz, real estate developer.
- David Rockwell (born 1956), architect and designer.
- Patti Scialfa (born 1953), member of the E Street Band and wife of Bruce Springsteen.
- P. Hal Sims (1886–1949) and Dorothy Rice Sims (1889–1960), contract bridge celebrities and experts whose home in Deal was a headquarters and retreat for authorities on the game, 1920s–30s.
- Jeffrey Vinik (born 1959), investor and owner of the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning.
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- Solis, Steph; and Mikle, Jean. 'Solomon Dwek, 42, released early from federal prison", Asbury Park Press, March 23, 2015. Accessed May 22, 2015. "Dwek's prominence in the Sephardic Jewish community in Deal gave him access to people like Rabbi Saul Kassin, the head of the Sephardic community in the United States, and Rabbi Eliahu Ben-Haim, a relative of Dwek's. Both pleaded guilty to charges related to money laundering."
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- Loder, Stephanie. "Deal Mayor Harry Franco, 79, dies following illness", Asbury Park Press, February 1, 2013. Accessed March 6, 2013. "Harry I. Franco, the borough's 13th mayor, died Wednesday following an illness. He was 79. Last year, Franco was re-elected to the borough's Board of Commissioners and then selected by commissioners to be mayor."
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- Mullen, Shannon; Shields, Nancy; and Matheson, Kathy. "Crime, school solutions costly as city seeks rebirth; High school improving, but not enough, many say", Asbury Park Press, January 27, 2005. Accessed August 28, 2013. "It was the day of the charter school's annual lottery, when names of applicants are drawn at random to fill the last remaining slots in next fall's freshman class. Academy Charter, now in its seventh year, is free to students in Asbury Park and the seven nearby towns that are sending districts for Asbury Park High School: Allenhurst, Avon, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Deal, Interlaken and Lake Como, formerly South Belmar."
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- Hevesi, Dennis. "George K. Fraenkel, Pioneering Chemist, Dies at 87", The New York Times, June 27, 2009. Accessed August 10, 2012. "George Kessler Fraenkel was born in Deal, N.J., on July 27, 1921, and grew up in Scarsdale, N.Y. He was one of three children of Osmond and Helene Esberg Fraenkel."
- Olszewski, Anthony. "Jersey City Mayor Frank Hague's Shore house", Hudson County Facts, April 10, 2010, copied from Life (magazine), February 7, 1938. Accessed March 21, 2017. "Hague’s $125,000 Summer home at Deal, N.J. was paid for by check of John Milton, long Hague’s lawyer and close crony."
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- David Rockwell Biography, rockwellgroup. Accessed April 7, 2015. "David Rockwell, FAIA, has long harbored a fascination with immersive environments. He grew up in the theater—his mother, a vaudeville dancer and choreographer, often cast him in community repertory productions. But when he was 12, David's family had a dramatic scene change, moving from Deal, New Jersey to Guadalajara, Mexico."
- Stewart, Allison. "Patti Scialfa's Glory Days; With 'Lullaby,' the Boss's Wife Steps Into the Spotlight", The Washington Post, June 20, 2004. Accessed July 18, 2012. "Scialfa (pronounced SKAL-fah) grew up in the affluent suburb of Deal, N.J., and attended the prestigious jazz program at the University of Miami before moving to New York."
- Shattuck, Florence. "Do Women Excel Men at Bridge?", The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 14, 1933. Accessed March 25, 2015. "Dorothy Rice Sims is the charming hostess who presides over the beautiful Sims estate at Deal, N. J., which reminds one of the castles of the feudal barons in medieval days."
- Staff. "Who is Jeff Vinik?", Tampa Bay Times, February 5, 2010. Accessed June 2, 2015. "Born: March 22, 1959, Deal, N.J."
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- Deal School District
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- School Data for the Deal School District, National Center for Education Statistics
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