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Encyclopedia > Tuckerton, New Jersey
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Tuckerton is a Borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, named for founder Ebenezer Tucker (1758-1845). As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 3,517. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 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. ... 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. ... Ebenezer Tucker (born November 15, 1758 in Tuckers Beach, Burlington County, New Jersey-September 5, 1845) served in the United States House of Representatives from New Jersey where he was elected to serve in both the Nineteenth Congress and the Twentieth United States Congress. ... 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. ...


Tuckerton was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 18, 1901, from portions of Little Egg Harbor Township.[1] The borough is surrounded by Little Egg Harbor Township, but is politically independent. The New Jersey Legislature convene at the State House building in Trenton. ... is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Map of Little Egg Harbor Township in Ocean County Little Egg Harbor Township is a Township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. ...

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Geography

Tuckerton is located at 39°36′5″N, 74°20′17″W (39.601355, -74.338125)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 9.8 km² (3.8 mi²). 9.5 km² (3.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (3.17%) 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. ...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1930 1,429
1940 1,320 -7.6%
1950 1,332 0.9%
1960 1,536 15.3%
1970 1,926 25.4%
1980 2,472 28.3%
1990 3,048 23.3%
2000 3,517 15.4%
Est. 2006 3,827 [2] 8.8%
Population 1930 - 1990.[3]

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 3,517 people, 1,477 households, and 921 families residing in the borough. The population density was 371.0/km² (961.7/mi²). There were 1,971 housing units at an average density of 207.9/km² (539.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.90% White, 0.40% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.54% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.10% 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 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 1,477 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.6% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.02. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...


In the borough the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.


The median income for a household in the borough was $40,042, and the median income for a family was $49,528. Males had a median income of $35,799 versus $30,583 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $20,118. About 5.9% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.7% of those under age 18 and 10.2% 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

Tuckerton is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government by a mayor and a six-member Borough Council, elected on a partisan basis. The mayor is directly elected by the voters to a four-year term of office. Council members serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year.


The Mayor of the Borough of Tuckerton is Lewis E. (Lee) Eggert (Independent, term ends December 31, 2010). Members of the Tuckerton Borough Council are James D. Bower (R, 2008), Robert “Rusty” Draper (R, 2008), George “Buck” Evans (R, 2009), Anthony “Tony” Foglia, Sr. (R, 2007), William C. Marshall (R, 2007) and James J. Mc Andrew (R, 2007).[4] is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2010 (MMX) will be a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Federal, state and county representation

Tuckerton Borough is in the Third Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 9th Legislative District.[5]


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

Students in public school for grades pre-K through 6 attend the Tuckerton Elementary School, which hads an enrollment of 299 students as of the 2004-05 school year (based on enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics). The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), as part of the U.S. Department of Education, collects, analyzes, and publishes statistics on education and public school district finance information in the United States; conducts studies on international comparisons of education statistics; and provides leadership in developing and promoting the use...


Public school students in grades 7 - 12 attend the schools of the Pinelands Regional School District, which serves students from Bass River Township, Eagleswood Township, Little Egg Harbor Township and Tuckerton Borough. The district is comprised of the Pinelands Regional Junior High School (1,082 students in grades 7-9) and Pinelands Regional High School (888 students in grades 10-12). The current combined enrollment is nearly 2,000 students. The student to teacher ratio is 25:1 in the high school, and 22:1 in the middle school. Pinelands Regional School District is a regional school district in Ocean County, New Jersey, serving students from Bass River Township (168 students), Eagleswood Township (123 students), Little Egg Harbor Township (1,396 students) and Tuckerton Borough (232 students). ... Bass River Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... Eagleswood Township is a township located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Map of Little Egg Harbor Township in Ocean County Little Egg Harbor Township is a Township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. ... Pinelands Regional High School is a a three-year regional public high school that serves students from four communities in ninth through twelfth grade from Ocean County, New Jersey. ...


Media

99.7 WBHX-FM is licensed to Tuckerton. The transmitter is located in Long Beach Island in Beach Haven. The station is heard up to the Toms River area, and as far south as Atlantic City. This station simulcasts "The Breeze" format from 107.1 WWZY in Long Branch 99. ... Barnegat Lighthouse on the north tip of Long Beach Island Position of Long Beach Island (pink) relative to Ocean County Long Beach Island is a barrier island and summer colony along the Atlantic Ocean coast of Ocean County, New Jersey in the United States. ... Beach Haven is a Walsh Act borough located in Ocean County, 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 Atlantic City in Atlantic County Coordinates: , Country United States State New Jersey County Atlantic Incorporated May 1, 1854 Government  - Mayor Bob Levy Area  - City  17. ... WWZY/WBHX is an adult contemporary radio station in Long Branch, New Jersey, referred to as The Breeze 107. ... Map of Long Branch in Monmouth County Long Branch is a City in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. ...


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. 205.
  2. ^ Census data for Tuckerton borough, United States Census Bureau. Accessed August 10, 2007.
  3. ^ Jersey Resident Population by Municipality: 1930 - 1990, Workforce New Jersey Public Information Network. Accessed March 1, 2007.
  4. ^ 2007 Elected Officials of Ocean County, Ocean County, New Jersey. p. 12. Accessed August 14, 2007.
  5. ^ 2006 New Jersey Citizen's Guide to Government, New Jersey League of Women Voters, p. 65. Accessed August 30, 2006.

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