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Map of Berkeley Township in Ocean County
Map of Berkeley Township in Ocean County

Berkeley Township is a Township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 39,991. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator A township, in the context of New Jersey local government, refers to one of five types and one of eleven forms of municipal government. ... Ocean County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


Berkeley Township was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 31, 1875, from portions of Dover Township (now Toms River Township). Portions of the township were taken to form Seaside Park (March 3, 1898), Seaside Heights (February 6, 1913), Beachwood (March 22, 1917), Ocean Gate (February 28, 1918) Pine Beach (February 26, 1925), South Toms River (March 28, 1927) and Island Beach (June 23, 1933, reabsorbed into Berkeley Township in 1965).[1] The New Jersey Legislature convene at the State House building in Trenton. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Township of Toms River is a township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States, and the county seat of Ocean CountyGR6. ... Seaside Park is a borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Seaside Heights is a borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Map of Beachwood in Ocean County Beachwood is a Borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. ... is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... Map of Ocean Gate in Ocean County Ocean Gate is a Borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Map of Pine Beach in Ocean County Pine Beach is a Borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. ... is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map of South Toms River in Ocean County South Toms River is a Borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. ... is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Island Beach was a borough that existed in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States, from 1933 to 1967. ... is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 144.5 km² (55.8 mi²). 111.1 km² (42.9 mi²) of it is land and 33.4 km² (12.9 mi²) of it (23.12%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


The Township is located in the central part of Ocean County along the Atlantic Ocean and Barnegat Bay, which is part of the Intracoastal Waterway. Barnegat Bay is a small brackish arm of the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 30 mi (50 km) long along the coast of Ocean County, New Jersey in the United States. ... Tug and barge on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Navigation on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW), where it intersects with Bayou Perot, in the vicinity of New Orleans The Intracoastal Waterway is a 4,800-km (3,000-mile) recreational and commercial waterway along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the...


Approximately 72% of the Townships land area is within the federally designated New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve. Approximately 38% is within the State's Pineland Area, which is within the Pinelands National Reserve. Toms River Township forms the northern border of the Township, Cedar Creek and Lacey Township form the Township's southern border. The barrier island, on which South Seaside Park and Island Beach State Park are situated, is the Township's eastern boundary[2]. New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve (also known as Pinelands National Reserve) is an affiliated area of the National Park Service in southeastern New Jersey. ... The Township of Toms River is a township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States, and the county seat of Ocean CountyGR6. ... Map of Lacey Township in Ocean County Lacey Township is a Township in Ocean County, New Jersey and is considered part of the Jersey Shore region. ... Island Beach State Park is a New Jersey state park located just south of Seaside Park, New Jersey. ...


Holiday City-Berkeley (2000 Census population of 13,884), Holiday City South (4,047), Holiday Heights (2,389) and Silver Ridge (1,311) are census-designated places and unincorporated areas located within Berkeley Township. Bayville is an unincorporated area located within the Township. Holiday City-Berkeley is a census-designated place located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Holiday City South is a census-designated place located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Holiday Heights is a census-designated place located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Silver Ridge is a census-designated place located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Unincorporated areas in the state of New Jersey are communities that are part of one or more incorporated municipalities. ... Bayville is an unincorporated area within Berkeley Township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. ...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1930 811
1940 1,127 39.0%
1950 1,550 37.5%
1960 4,272 175.6%
1970 7,918 85.3%
1980 23,151 192.4%
1990 37,319 61.2%
2000 39,991 7.2%
Est. 2006 42,577 [3] 6.5%
Population 1930 - 1990.[4]

As of the census² of 2000, there were 39,991 people, 19,828 households, and 12,174 families residing in the township. The population density was 359.9/km² (932.3/mi²). There were 22,288 housing units at an average density of 200.6/km² (519.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.10% White, 1.30% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.33% of the population. The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twetieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,542,199, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 19,828 households out of which 11.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.6% were non-families. 35.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 29.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.99 and the average family size was 2.52. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the township the population was spread out with 11.4% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 14.7% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 52.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 66 years. For every 100 females there were 79.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.1 males.


The median income for a household in the township was $32,134, and the median income for a family was $40,208. Males had a median income of $41,643 versus $28,640 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,198. About 3.4% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

Local government

Since July 1, 1983, Berkeley Township has been governed under the Mayor-Council system of municipal government under the Faulkner Act. The Township is governed by a Mayor who is elected for a four-year term and a seven-member Council elected on a staggered basis for terms of four years, with the respective terms commencing on January 1st; the Mayor and the three at-large seats come up for election every four years, with the four ward seats up for election two years later. is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator The Faulkner Act, or Optional Municipal Charter Law, provides for New Jersey municipalities to adopt a Mayor-Council government. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator The Optional Municipal Charter Law or Faulkner Act provides New Jersey municipalities with a variety of models of local government. ...


The members of the Berkeley Township Committee are:[5][6]

  • Jason J. Varano, Mayor (D, 2007)
  • Anne M. Wolff, Council President and Councilwoman at Large (D, 2007)
  • Nathan Abbe, Council Vice President - Councilman at Large (D, 2007)
  • Peter J. Mustardo, Councilman at Large and Chairman of Board of Health (D, 2007)
  • Karen Davis, Councilwoman Ward 1 (R, 2009)
  • Carmen F. Amato, Jr., Councilman Ward 2 (R, 2009)
  • Glennon Depetris, Councilman Ward 3 (D, 2009)
  • John R. Napurano, Councilman Ward 4 and Vice Chairman of Board of Health (D, 2009)

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Federal, state and county representation

Berkeley Township is in the Third Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 9th Legislative District.[7]


New Jersey's Third Congressional District, covering portions of Burlington County, Camden County and Ocean County, is represented by Jim Saxton (R, Mount Holly). New Jersey is represented in the Senate by Frank Lautenberg (D, Cliffside Park) and Bob Menendez (D, Hoboken). New Jerseys Third Congressional District is currently represented by Republican Jim Saxton. ... Location in the state of New Jersey Formed 1694 Seat Mount Holly Area  - Total  - Water 2,122 km² (819 mi²) 38 km² (15 mi²) 1. ... Camden County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Ocean County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Hugh James Jim Saxton (born January 22, 1943) is an American Republican Party politician. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Mount Holly Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Politics Portal      The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the... Frank Raleigh Lautenberg (born January 23, 1924) is a businessman and Democratic Party politician. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Map highlighting Cliffside Parks location within Bergen County. ... Robert Bob Menendez (born January 1, 1954) is a Democratic Senator from New Jersey. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Map of New Jersey highlighting Hoboken Image of Hoboken taken by NASA (red line shows where Hoboken is). ...


The 9th legislative district of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Leonard T. Connors (R, Forked River) and in the Assembly by Christopher J. Connors (R, Forked River) and Brian E. Rumpf (R, Forked River). The Governor of New Jersey is Jon Corzine (D, Hoboken). The New Jersey Legislature convene at the State House building in Trenton. ... The New Jersey Legislature convene at the State House building in Trenton. ... The New Jersey Senate is the upper house of the New Jersey Legislature. ... Sen. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Forked River is a census-designated place located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... The New Jersey General Assembly is the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature. ... Assemblyman Christopher J. Connors Christopher J. Connors (born June 26, 1956) serves in the New Jersey General Assembly representing the 9th legislative district since 1989. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Forked River is a census-designated place located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf Brian E. Rumpf (born May 11, 1964) serves in the New Jersey General Assembly representing the 9th legislative district since 2003. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Forked River is a census-designated place located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Jon Corzine 54th Governor of New Jersey; Incumbent Christine Christie Todd Whitman, the first female governor of New Jersey The Governor of New Jersey is the chief executive of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Jon Stevens Corzine (born January 1, 1947) is the Governor of New Jersey. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Map of New Jersey highlighting Hoboken Image of Hoboken taken by NASA (red line shows where Hoboken is). ...


Ocean County is governed by a five-member Board of Chosen Freeholders. Ocean County's Freeholders are: John C. Bartlett Jr., John P. Kelly, James F. Lacey, Gerry P. Little and Joseph H. Vicari. Ocean County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... The Board of Chosen Freeholders is the legislative body in each of the 21 counties in New Jersey. ... John C. Bartlett Jr. ... John P. Kelly serves on the Board of Chosen Freeholders in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. ... James F. Lacey serves on the Ocean County, New Jersey Board of Chosen Freeholders. ... Gerry P. Little serves on the Ocean County, New Jersey Board of Chosen Freeholders. ... Joseph H. Vicari serves on the Ocean County, New Jersey Board of Chosen Freeholders. ...


Education

The Berkeley Township School District serves public school students in grades K through 6. Schools in the district are Bayville School, Clara B. Worth School, and H & M Potter School, all of which serve K-4, and Berkeley Township Elementary School for grades 5&6. The Berkeley Township School District is a community public school district that is responsible for the education of children in kindergarten through sixth grade from Berkeley Township, in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. ...


Public school students in grades 7 through 12 attend the schools of the Central Regional School District, which serves students from the municipalities of Berkeley Township, Island Heights, Ocean Gate, Seaside Heights and Seaside Park. The total student population in the district is approximately 2,400, instructed by 200 staff members. The schools in the district are Central Regional Middle School for grades 7 and 8 (833 students), and Central Regional High School for grades 9 - 12 (1,494 students). The Central Regional School District is a regional school district in Ocean County, New Jersey, which serves students in grades 7 through 12 from the municipalities of Berkeley Township (1,732 students), Island Heights (85 students), Ocean Gate (159 students), Seaside Heights (198 students) and Seaside Park (55 students). ... Island Heights is a borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Map of Ocean Gate in Ocean County Ocean Gate is a Borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Seaside Heights is a borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Seaside Park is a borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Central Regional High School is a four-year public high school located in Berkeley Township, Ocean County, New Jersey, as part of the Central Regional School District. ...


Transportation

The Garden State Parkway is the primary access route, with two exits in the Township. U.S. Route 9 and Route 37 run westerly from the Barrier Island to Route 70. The Garden State Parkway is a 174. ... U.S. Route 9 is a major U.S. highway in the northeast United States. ... Route 37 is a state highway in New Jersey, United States. ... Route 70 is a state highway in New Jersey. ...


References

  1. ^ "The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968", John P. Snyder, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 201.
  2. ^ Berkeley Township General Information, accessed February 25, 2006
  3. ^ Census data for Berkeley township, United States Census Bureau. Accessed August 14, 2007.
  4. ^ Jersey Resident Population by Municipality: 1930 - 1990, Workforce New Jersey Public Information Network. Accessed March 1, 2007.
  5. ^ Berkeley Township Government, Berkeley Township. Accessed August 14, 2007.
  6. ^ 2007 Elected Officials of Ocean County, Ocean County, New Jersey. p. 2. Accessed August 14, 2007.
  7. ^ 2006 New Jersey Citizen's Guide to Government, New Jersey League of Women Voters, p. 54. Accessed August 30, 2006.

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