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Encyclopedia > Surf City, New Jersey
Map of Surf City in Ocean County
Map of Surf City in Ocean County

Surf City is a Borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 1,442. The borough borders the Atlantic Ocean on Long Beach Island. Image File history File links Surf_city_nj_029. ... Image File history File links Surf_city_nj_029. ... A Borough (sometimes spelled Boro on road signage) in the context of New Jersey local government refers to one of five types and one of twelve forms of municipal government. ... Location in the state of New Jersey Formed 1850 Seat Toms River Area  - Total  - Water 2,372 km² (916 mi²) 724 km² (280 mi²) 30. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq. ... 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. ... Image:LBI NY Beach 01. ...

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Geography

Surf City is located at 39°39′41″N, 74°9′60″W (39.661385, -74.166633)GR1. 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. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.4 km² (0.9 mi²). 1.9 km² (0.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.5 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (21.74%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) 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 Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 1,442 people, 706 households, and 420 families residing in the borough. The population density was 773.3/km² (1,990.4/mi²). There were 2,621 housing units at an average density of 1,405.5/km² (3,617.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.06% White, 0.14% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.42% Pacific Islander, 0.55% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.94% of the population. 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. ... 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. ...


There were 706 households out of which 13.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.4% were non-families. 34.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.4% 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 2.61. A marriage is a committed relationship between or among individuals, recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the borough the population was spread out with 12.4% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 34.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 53 years. For every 100 females there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.


The median income for a household in the borough was $38,190, and the median income for a family was $50,268. Males had a median income of $40,625 versus $25,208 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $26,632. About 5.6% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.1% of those under age 18 and 3.9% 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

The mayor of Surf City Borough is Leonard T. Connors Jr., who also is the state senator from the 9th Legislative District. Borough Council members are Francis R. Hodgson, Bettie Creevy, John Klose, Russell D. Harris, Charles L. Freitag and Gerry P. Little.


Federal, state and county representation

Surf City is in the Third Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 9th Legislative District.


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 Robert Menendez (D, Union City). 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 state of New Jersey. ... Location in the state of New Jersey Formed 1850 Seat Toms River Area  - Total  - Water 2,372 km² (916 mi²) 724 km² (280 mi²) 30. ... Jim Saxton Hugh James Jim Saxton (born January 22, 1943), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1984, representing the Third Congressional District of New Jersey since 1993 (map), after the district replaced the Thirteenth District due to reapportionment. ... 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. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Frank Raleigh Lautenberg (born January 23, 1924) is an American politician. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Map highlighting Cliffside Parks location within Bergen County. ... Robert Menendez (born January 1, 1954) is a Democratic politician from New Jersey. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Union City, New Jersey Spectators viewing the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks from across the Hudson River, in the terrace courtyard of the Union City Boxing Club. ...


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 Legislature of New Jersey is the U.S. state of New Jerseys legislative branch, seated in the New Jersey State House at the states capital, Trenton. ... The Legislature of New Jersey is the U.S. state of New Jerseys legislative branch, seated in the New Jersey State House at the states capital, 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. ... The Governor of New Jersey is the chief executive of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Jon Corzine (born January 1, 1947) is the current Democratic Governor of the state of New Jersey. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... 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. Location in the state of New Jersey Formed 1850 Seat Toms River Area  - Total  - Water 2,372 km² (916 mi²) 724 km² (280 mi²) 30. ... 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

For grades K through 6, students attend the Long Beach Island Consolidated School District, which serves students from Barnegat Light, Harvey Cedars, Long Beach Township, Ship Bottom and Surf City. Schools in the district are Ethel Jacobsen School in Surf City which has 117 students in grades Kindergarten - 2 and Long Beach Island Grade School in Ship Bottom which has 181 students in grades 3 - 6. The Long Beach Island Consolidated School District is a regional consolidated school district which serves students in grades K through 6 from five communities bordering the Atlantic Ocean on Long Beach Island, in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Barnegat Light is a borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Harvey Cedars is a Walsh Act borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Map of Long Beach Township in Ocean County Long Beach Township is a Walsh Act Township located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Ship Bottom is a borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ...


For grades 7 through 12, students attend the Southern Regional Middle School (grades 7 and 8) and Southern Regional High School (grades 9 - 12). These schools are part of the Southern Regional School District, which serves the five municipalities in the Long Beach Island Consolidated School District, along with students from Beach Haven and Stafford Township. Both schools are in Manahawkin. The Southern Regional School District is a regional public school district in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States, serving students in grades 7 - 12. ... Beach Haven is a Walsh Act borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Stafford Township is a township located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Manahawkin is a census-designated place located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ...


Landmarks

Surf City Yacht Club (SCYC). Here many sailors and swimmers ranging in age dedicate their summers to the Yacht Club. There are weekly races against other yacht clubs throughout the Island.


External links

  • Maps and aerial photos Coordinates: 39.661385° -74.166633°

  Results from FactBites:
 
Surf City, New Jersey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (738 words)
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 Robert Menendez (D, Union City).
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).
New Jersey - definition of New Jersey in Encyclopedia (2185 words)
New Jersey is bordered on the north and northeast by New York, on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the south by Delaware, and on the west by Pennsylvania (the latter two across the Delaware River.) Prominent geographic features include:
According to the Census Bureau, as of 2003, the population of New Jersey was 8,638,396.
The New Jersey Turnpike is one of the best-known roadways in New Jersey.
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