Longport, New Jersey
Longport, New Jersey
|Borough of Longport|
A house in Longport
Map of Longport in Atlantic County
Census Bureau map of Longport, New Jersey
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||March 7, 1898|
|Named for||James Long|
|• Type||Walsh Act|
|• Body||Board of Commissioners|
|• Mayor||Nicholas Russo (term ends December 31, 2020)|
|• Municipal clerk||Monica Kyle|
|• Total||1.560 sq mi (4.040 km2)|
|• Land||0.385 sq mi (0.998 km2)|
|• Water||1.175 sq mi (3.043 km2) 75.31%|
|Elevation||0 ft (0 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Rank||537th of 566 in state|
22nd of 23 in county
|• Density||2,323.7/sq mi (897.2/km2)|
|• Density rank||263rd of 566 in state|
7th of 23 in county
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (Eastern (EDT))|
|Area code(s)||609 exchanges: 487, 822, 823|
|GNIS feature ID||0885286|
Longport is a borough in Atlantic County, New Jersey on the Atlantic Ocean shore of Absecon Island. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 895, reflecting a decline of 159 (-15.1%) from the 1,054 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 170 (-13.9%) from the 1,224 counted in the 1990 Census.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Demographics
- 4 Parks and recreation
- 5 Government
- 6 Education
- 7 Transportation
- 8 Climate
- 9 Ecology
- 10 Notable people
- 11 References
- 12 External links
James Long, an absentee owner, purchased a parcel in 1857 that grew over the years as sand accumulated and as additional property was purchased. Acquired by M. Simpson McCullough in 1882, the community was named Longport in honor of Long.
In 2014, residents of Seaview Harbor, located across Beach Thorofare, submitted a petition to join neighboring Longport, citing lack of access to the rest of Egg Harbor Township and high taxes. In November 2016, the Township Committee voted to deny the secession plan.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.560 square miles (4.040 km2), including 0.385 square miles (0.998 km2) of land and 1.175 square miles (3.043 km2) of water (75.31%).
Longport is located on the southwest corner of 8.1-mile (13.0 km) long Absecon Island, along with Margate City, Ventnor City and Atlantic City to the northeast. The borough also borders Egg Harbor Township.
Streets at the southern end of the borough start at 11th Avenue, as the 180 acres (73 ha) that made up the ten numbered streets below it were washed out on the barrier island by a series of storms between 1900 and 1916. The Great Egg Harbor Inlet shifted north, and Ocean City island was extended by what is now the Gardens neighborhood of that city.
1930–1990 2000 2010
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 895 people, 470 households, and 251.920 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,323.7 per square mile (897.2/km2). There were 1,656 housing units at an average density of 4,299.4 per square mile (1,660.0/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.88% (885) White, 0.34% (3) Black or African American, 0.11% (1) Native American, 0.45% (4) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.11% (1) from other races, and 0.11% (1) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.12% (10) of the population.
There were 470 households out of which 11.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.4% were non-families. 43.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 25.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.90 and the average family size was 2.61.
In the borough, the population was spread out with 11.6% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 10.6% from 25 to 44, 36.3% from 45 to 64, and 37.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 58.2 years. For every 100 females there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 88.3 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006–2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $70,625 (with a margin of error of +/- $13,665) and the median family income was $107,188 (+/- $48,480). Males had a median income of $72,143 (+/- $53,388) versus $65,357 (+/- $24,760) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $78,988 (+/- $16,924). About 1.0% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.0% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 1,054 people, 544 households, and 317 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,765.2 people per square mile (1,070.9/km2). There were 1,574 housing units at an average density of 4,129.5 per square mile (1,599.3/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.58% White, 0.09% African American, 1.14% Asian, and 0.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.
There were 544 households out of which 10.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.7% were non-families. 37.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.94 and the average family size was 2.53.
In the borough the population was spread out with 11.4% under the age of 18, 2.6% from 18 to 24, 18.9% from 25 to 44, 32.6% from 45 to 64, and 34.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 57 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $51,324, and the median income for a family was $68,194. Males had a median income of $53,250 versus $36,146 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $50,884. About 2.9% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.
Parks and recreation
Longport offers surfing and other water sports recreation on the beaches at 32nd Avenue and Pelham Avenue.
Longport operates under the Walsh Act commission form of New Jersey municipal government. Three non-partisan commissioners are elected at-large to four-year terms of office in non-partisan elections held as part of the May municipal election. Each commissioner is assigned a specific department to head in addition to their legislative functions and one is chosen to serve as mayor.
As of 2019[update], members of the Longport Borough Commission are Mayor Nicholas Russo (Commissioner of Public Affairs and Public Safety), Daniel Lawler (Commissioner of Public Works, Parks and Public Property) and James P. Leeds Sr. (Commissioner of Revenue and Finance), all of whom are serving terms that end December 31, 2020.
In July 2016, the Board of Commissioners voted to shift municipal elections from May to November, which also had the effect of extending the terms of the three commissioners by another six months. The change allows the borough to save the costs associated with conducting the May municipal election.
Federal, state and county representation
For the 2018–2019 session (Senate, General Assembly), the 2nd Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Chris A. Brown (R, Ventnor City) and in the General Assembly by Vince Mazzeo (D, Northfield) and John Armato (D, Buena Vista Township).
Atlantic County is governed by a directly elected county executive and a nine-member Board of Chosen Freeholders, responsible for legislation. The executive serves a four-year term and the freeholders are elected to staggered three-year terms, of which four are elected from the county on an at-large basis and five of the freeholders represent equally populated districts. As of 2018[update], Atlantic County's Executive is Republican Dennis Levinson, whose term of office ends December 31, 2019. Members of the Board of Chosen Freeholders are Chairman Frank D. Formica, Freeholder At-Large (R, 2018, Margate City) Vice Chairwoman Maureen Kern, Freeholder District 2, including Atlantic City (part), Egg Harbor Township (part), Linwood, Longport, Margate City, Northfield, Somers Point and Ventnor City (R, 2018, Somers Point), Ashley R. Bennett, Freeholder District 3, including Egg Harbor Township (part) and Hamilton Township (part) (D, 2020, Egg Harbor Township), James A. Bertino, Freeholder District 5, including Buena, Buena Vista Township, Corbin City, Egg Harbor City, Estell Manor, Folsom, Hamilton Township (part), Hammonton, Mullica Township and Weymouth Township (R, 2018, Hammonton), Ernest D. Coursey, Freeholder District 1, including Atlantic City (part), Egg Harbor Township (part) and Pleasantville (D, 2019, Atlantic City), Richard R. Dase, Freeholder District 4, including Absecon, Brigantine, Galloway Township and Port Republic (R, 2019, Galloway Township), Caren L. Fitzpatrick, Freeholder At-Large (D, 2020, Linwood), Amy L. Gatto, Freeholder At-Large (R, 2019, Mays Landing in Hamilton Township) and John W. Risley, Freeholder At-Large (R, 2020, Egg Harbor Township) Atlantic County's constitutional officers are County Clerk Edward P. McGettigan (D, 2021; Linwood),  Sheriff Eric Scheffler (D, 2021, Northfield) and Surrogate James Curcio (D, 2020, Hammonton).
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 774 registered voters in Longport, of which 146 (18.9% vs. 30.5% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 366 (47.3% vs. 25.2%) were registered as Republicans and 262 (33.9% vs. 44.3%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were no voters registered to other parties. Among the borough's 2010 Census population, 86.5% (vs. 58.8% in Atlantic County) were registered to vote, including 97.9% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 76.6% countywide).
In the 2012 presidential election, Republican Mitt Romney received 337 votes (66.5% vs. 41.1% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 160 votes (31.6% vs. 57.9%) and other candidates with 4 votes (0.8% vs. 0.9%), among the 507 ballots cast by the borough's 791 registered voters, for a turnout of 64.1% (vs. 65.8% in Atlantic County). In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 372 votes (64.4% vs. 41.6% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 195 votes (33.7% vs. 56.5%) and other candidates with 10 votes (1.7% vs. 1.1%), among the 578 ballots cast by the borough's 903 registered voters, for a turnout of 64.0% (vs. 68.1% in Atlantic County). In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 412 votes (62.0% vs. 46.2% countywide), ahead of Democrat John Kerry with 242 votes (36.4% vs. 52.0%) and other candidates with 2 votes (0.3% vs. 0.8%), among the 664 ballots cast by the borough's 946 registered voters, for a turnout of 70.2% (vs. 69.8% in the whole county).
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 306 votes (76.1% vs. 60.0% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 81 votes (20.1% vs. 34.9%) and other candidates with votes (0.0% vs. 1.3%), among the 402 ballots cast by the borough's 803 registered voters, yielding a 50.1% turnout (vs. 41.5% in the county). In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 280 votes (63.9% vs. 47.7% countywide), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 135 votes (30.8% vs. 44.5%), Independent Chris Daggett with 14 votes (3.2% vs. 4.8%) and other candidates with 4 votes (0.9% vs. 1.2%), among the 438 ballots cast by the borough's 817 registered voters, yielding a 53.6% turnout (vs. 44.9% in the county).
For kindergarten through eighth grade, public school students from Longport attend the Margate City Schools in Margate City as part of a sending/receiving relationship. Longport is a non-operating school district that had 49 students in the Margate district and 8 in Atlantic City for high school as of 2010, operating with a three-member board of education that oversaw its relationships with its sending districts.
As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its two schools had an enrollment of 501 students and 47.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.7:1. Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are William H. Ross III Elementary School (grades K-4; 228 students) and Eugene A. Tighe Middle School (grades 5-8; 196 students).
As of the 2014-15 school year, public school students from Longport in grades 9-12 attend Ocean City High School as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Ocean City School District; the Longport district, which is closer to Ocean City and would save significantly on tuition costs per student, received permission from the New Jersey Department of Education to end the relationship with Atlantic City. As of the 2014-15 school year, Ocean City High School had an enrollment of 1,262 students and 103.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.3:1.
Through the 2013-14 school year, Longport's students had attended Atlantic City High School, along with those from Brigantine, Margate City and Ventnor City, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Atlantic City School District. The Longport Board of Education had investigated the possibility of offering city students the option of attending either Atlantic City High School or Ocean City High School, as part of an effort to control the costs for the average of ten Longport students sent to attend public high school annually. With the Atlantic City district charging tuition estimated at nearly $24,000 per student as of 2013–14 and the Ocean City School District charging 25% less per student, district officials estimated prospective savings of $128,000 in the first five years, though those savings could disappear if more of the nearly two-thirds of students attending private high schools were to shift to choose the new Ocean City option. In June 2014, the Acting State Commissioner of Education approved the end of the relationship with the Atlantic City district under which Longport's students could start attending Ocean City High School starting with the 2014-15 school year.
Borough public school students are also eligible to attend the Atlantic County Institute of Technology in the Mays Landing section of Hamilton Township or the Charter-Tech High School for the Performing Arts, located in Somers Point.
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], the borough had a total of 13.56 miles (21.82 km) of roadways, of which 12.78 miles (20.57 km) were maintained by the municipality and 0.78 miles (1.26 km) by Atlantic County.
No Interstate, U.S., state or major county highways directly serve Longport. The only numbered roads in Longport are minor county routes, such as County Route 629.
The Longport Bridge
There is access to and from the mainland and Ocean City by way of a series of bridges and causeways including the JFK Memorial Bridge, The Ocean City Bridge, and the Dolores G. Cooper Bridge, also known as Longport-Somers Point Boulevard.
According to the Köppen climate classification system, Longport, New Jersey has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa) with hot, moderately humid summers, cool winters and year-around precipitation. Cfa climates are characterized by all months having an average mean temperature > 32.0 °F (> 0.0 °C), at least four months with an average mean temperature ≥ 50.0 °F (≥ 10.0 °C), at least one month with an average mean temperature ≥ 71.6 °F (≥ 22.0 °C) and no significant precipitation difference between seasons. During the summer months in Longport, a cooling afternoon sea breeze is present on most days, but episodes of extreme heat and humidity can occur with heat index values ≥ 95 °F (≥ 35 °C). During the winter months, episodes of extreme cold and wind can occur with wind chill values < 0 °F (< -18 °C). The plant hardiness zone at Longport Beach is 7b with an average annual extreme minimum air temperature of 7.0 °F (-13.9 °C). The average seasonal (Nov-Apr) snowfall total is between 12 and 18 inches (31 and 46 cm), and the average snowiest month is February which corresponds with the annual peak in nor'easter activity.
|Climate data for Longport Beach, NJ (1981-2010 Averages)|
|Average high °F (°C)||41.4
|Daily mean °F (°C)||33.7
|Average low °F (°C)||26.0
|Average precipitation inches (mm)||3.28
|Average relative humidity (%)||68.1||66.7||63.5||63.9||68.6||72.4||72.6||74.8||72.9||71.6||69.8||68.4||69.5|
|Average dew point °F (°C)||24.3
|Climate data for Atlantic City, NJ Ocean Water Temperature (6 NE Longport)|
|Daily mean °F (°C)||37
According to the A. W. Kuchler U.S. potential natural vegetation types, Longport, New Jersey would have a dominant vegetation type of Northern Cordgrass (73) with a dominant vegetation form of Coastal Prairie (20).
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Longport include:
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- Louis Johanson (1929–2004), member of the Pennsylvania State Senate and the Philadelphia City Council who was convicted for accepting a bribe in the Abscam sting operation.
- Heinie Miller (1893–1964), football player who played in the early years of the National Football League for the Buffalo All-Americans and the Milwaukee Badgers.
- Paul Steelman (born 1955), architect.
- James Hugh Joseph Tate (1910–1983), Mayor of Philadelphia from 1962 to 1972.
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- Student Handbook 2010-2011 Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine, Atlantic City High School. Accessed November 27, 2014. "Atlantic City High School is a unique, comprehensive state-of-the-art facility that serves a diverse student population from Atlantic City, Brigantine, Longport, Margate and Ventnor."
- Lemongello, Steve. "Longport school board studies adding high school sending district", The Press of Atlantic City, December 8, 2011. Accessed October 21, 2013. "The feasibility study, which was discussed at a public hearing last week, showed that if Longport were to end or alter its sending relationship with Atlantic City, it would have 'no substantial racial impact' on either Atlantic City or Ocean City high schools - mostly because of the small numbers involved, less than 10 projected students in each of the next five years. In addition, the study estimates that the per-pupil tuition would be $23,917 for Longport students to attend ACHS in 2013–14 and $17,871 to attend OCHS, which would result in a three-year cost savings of more than $128,000."
- D'Amico, Diane. "State rules Longport students can attend Ocean City High School", The Press of Atlantic City, June 11, 2014. Accessed November 27, 2014. "Acting Education Commissioner David Hespe has ruled that the Longport Board of Education can end its sending relationship with Atlantic City High School and instead send its high school students to Ocean City. Longport students could begin attending Ocean City High School in September."
- Frequently Asked Questions, Atlantic County Institute of Technology. Accessed May 17, 2017. "What does it cost to attend ACIT? As a public school, there is no cost to Atlantic County residents of high school age. New Jersey Title 18A:54-20.1 entitles students the right to choose ACIT for their high school education."
- Profile, Charter-Tech High School for the Performing Arts. Accessed May 18, 2017.
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- Atlantic County Bus / Rail Connections, NJ Transit, backed up by the Internet Archive as of May 22, 2009. Accessed November 19, 2013.
- South Jersey Transit Guide, Cross County Connection, as of April 1, 2010. Accessed November 19, 2013.
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- Schneider, Howard. "Beloff Planning To Keep Seat", The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 30, 1986. Accessed November 19, 2013. "During a 20-minute interview in the den of his Longport home, Beloff, a former actor and prize-fighter - unshaven from his court appearance the day before and clad in a brightly colored striped bathrobe - offered no explanation or theories for the arrests."
- Jack Crawford, Penn State Nittany Lions football. Accessed July 16, 2012. "Hometown: Longport, N.J. High School: St. Augustine... He moved to the U.S. in 2005, intending to pursue basketball as his primary sport."
- Staff. "Dear President Lincoln: We have your bed. Sincerely, Longport", The Press of Atlantic City, May 24, 2009. Accessed November 19, 2013. "Thomas Cruse bought an old Longport home in about 1926, after he retired from a highly decorated military career - including being awarded the Medal of Honor for 'distinguished gallantry in action with hostile Indians' in August 1882."
- Infield, Tom. "He Started Fast But Became Council's 5th Conviction", The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 3, 1987. Accessed November 18, 2013. "Johanson resigned from Council, sold his Philadelphia home, moved to Longport, N.J., and began doing volunteer work as an orderly and clerk at Atlantic City Medical Center."
- via Associated Press. "Heinie Miller, All-America End in 1919, Dies", Park City Daily News, June 10, 1964. Accessed November 19, 2013. "Longport, NJ (AP) - Henry (Heinie) Miller, All-America football end in 1919 at the University of Pennsylvania died unexpectedly Tuesday at his home in this resort near Atlantic City."
- Brubaker, Harold. "Casino architect believes fixing Revel not difficult", The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 9, 2014. Accessed August 8, 2018. "Grew up in Longport, N.J.; graduated from Atlantic City High School."
- Kennedy, Shawn G. "James Tate Of Philadelphia; Held Mayor's Post In 1962–72", The New York Times, May 29, 1983. Accessed November 19, 2013. "James H.J. Tate, the Mayor of Philadelphia from 1962 to 1972, died Friday at Shore Memorial Hospital, in Somers Point, N.J., apparently of a heart attack. He was 73 years old and lived in Longport, N.J."
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- Longport Borough website
- Margate City Schools
- Margate City Schools's 2015–16 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- School Data for the Margate City Schools, National Center for Education Statistics
- Atlantic City High School
- The Current of Longport
- Longport, South of Atlantic City, New Jersey, September 5, 1889 by D.J. Kennedy, Historical Society of Pennsylvania
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