Eatontown, New Jersey

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Eatontown, New Jersey
—  Borough  —
Map of Eatontown in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Eatontown, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°17′30″N 74°03′16″W / 40.291607°N 74.054357°W / 40.291607; -74.054357Coordinates: 40°17′30″N 74°03′16″W / 40.291607°N 74.054357°W / 40.291607; -74.054357[1][2]
CountryUnited States
StateNew Jersey
CountyMonmouth
IncorporatedApril 4, 1873 as township
IncorporatedMarch 8, 1926 as borough
Government[3]
 • TypeBorough
 • MayorGerald J. Tarantolo (term ends December 31, 2014)[4]
 • AdministratorGeorge S. Jackson[5]
 • ClerkKaren R. Siano[6]
Area[2]
 • Total5.876 sq mi (15.219 km2)
 • Land5.826 sq mi (15.089 km2)
 • Water0.050 sq mi (0.130 km2)  0.85%
Area rank260th of 566 in state
18th of 53 in county[2]
Elevation[7]52 ft (16 m)
Population (2010 Census)[8][9][10]
 • Total12,709
 • Rank192nd of 566 in state
15th of 53 in county[11]
 • Density2,181.5/sq mi (842.3/km2)
 • Density rank278th of 566 in state
33rd of 53 in county[11]
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP codes07724, 07799[12]
Area code(s)732/848
FIPS code3402519840[13][2][14]
GNIS feature ID0885202[15][2]
Websitehttp://www.eatontownnj.com
 
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Eatontown, New Jersey
—  Borough  —
Map of Eatontown in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Eatontown, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°17′30″N 74°03′16″W / 40.291607°N 74.054357°W / 40.291607; -74.054357Coordinates: 40°17′30″N 74°03′16″W / 40.291607°N 74.054357°W / 40.291607; -74.054357[1][2]
CountryUnited States
StateNew Jersey
CountyMonmouth
IncorporatedApril 4, 1873 as township
IncorporatedMarch 8, 1926 as borough
Government[3]
 • TypeBorough
 • MayorGerald J. Tarantolo (term ends December 31, 2014)[4]
 • AdministratorGeorge S. Jackson[5]
 • ClerkKaren R. Siano[6]
Area[2]
 • Total5.876 sq mi (15.219 km2)
 • Land5.826 sq mi (15.089 km2)
 • Water0.050 sq mi (0.130 km2)  0.85%
Area rank260th of 566 in state
18th of 53 in county[2]
Elevation[7]52 ft (16 m)
Population (2010 Census)[8][9][10]
 • Total12,709
 • Rank192nd of 566 in state
15th of 53 in county[11]
 • Density2,181.5/sq mi (842.3/km2)
 • Density rank278th of 566 in state
33rd of 53 in county[11]
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP codes07724, 07799[12]
Area code(s)732/848
FIPS code3402519840[13][2][14]
GNIS feature ID0885202[15][2]
Websitehttp://www.eatontownnj.com

Eatontown is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 census, the borough's population was 12,709,[8][9][10] reflecting a decline of 1,299 (-9.3%) from the 14,008 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 208 (+1.5%) from the 13,800 counted in the 1990 Census.[16]

What is now Eatontown was originally incorporated as Eatontown Township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 4, 1873, from portions of Ocean Township and Shrewsbury Township. Portions of the township were taken to form West Long Branch (April 7, 1908) and Oceanport (April 6, 1920). Eatontown was reincorporated as a borough on March 8, 1926, replacing Eatontown Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April 13, 1926.[17]

The United States Army's Fort Monmouth operated in Eatontown from 1917 until its closure in September 2011, based on recommendations from the Base Realignment and Closure Commission.[18] It was home to the United States Army Materiel Command's (AMC) Communication and Electronics Command (CECOM). Fort Monmouth was also home to the United States Military Academy Preparatory School (or USMAPS), which trains approximately 250 students per year to enter as freshmen (plebes) at the United States Military Academy at West Point.[19]

In the center of Eatontown is the Monmouth Mall, located at the intersection of Route 35 and Route 36. Monmouth Mall has a variety of stores, restaurants, and a 15-screen cineplex. Celebrity chef Bobby Flay owns a restaurant in Eatontown.

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Geography [edit]

Eatontown is located at 40°17′30″N 74°03′16″W / 40.291607°N 74.054357°W / 40.291607; -74.054357 (40.291607,-74.054357). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 5.876 square miles (15.219 km2), of which, 5.826 square miles (15.089 km2) of it is land and 0.050 square miles (0.130 km2) of it (0.85%) is water.[2][1]

The borough borders both the borough and the township of Shrewsbury on the north, the borough of Oceanport to the northeast, the borough of West Long Branch to the east, Ocean Township to the south, and the borough of Tinton Falls to the west.

Demographics [edit]

Historical populations
CensusPop.
18802,642
18902,95311.8%
19003,0212.3%
19102,076−31.3%
19202,68229.2%
19301,938−27.7%
19401,758−9.3%
19503,04473.2%
196010,334239.5%
197014,61941.5%
198012,703−13.1%
199013,8008.6%
200014,0081.5%
201012,709−9.3%
Est. 201112,722[20]0.1%
Population sources:1880-1890[21]
1900-1910[22] 1910-1930[23]
1930-1990[24] 2000[25][26] 2010[8][9][10]

Census 2010 [edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 12,709 people, 5,319 households, and 3,138 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,181.5 inhabitants per square mile (842.3 /km2). There were 5,723 housing units at an average density of 982.3 per square mile (379.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 71.29% (9,060) White, 12.41% (1,577) Black or African American, 0.28% (36) Native American, 8.67% (1,102) Asian, 0.09% (11) Pacific Islander, 3.64% (463) from other races, and 3.62% (460) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.36% (1,571) of the population.[8]

There were 5,319 households out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.2% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.0% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 3.02.[8]

In the borough the population was spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 28.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.6 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.4 males.[8]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $60,188 (with a margin of error of +/- $8,468) and the median family income was $77,846 (+/- $8,290). Males had a median income of $56,086 (+/- $7,155) versus $43,750 (+/- $5,817) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $35,200 (+/- $2,933). About 6.4% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.7% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.[27]

Census 2000 [edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[13] there were 14,008 people, 5,780 households, and 3,444 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,366.8 people per square mile (913.6/km2). There were 6,341 housing units at an average density of 1,071.4 per square mile (413.6/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 73.29% White, 11.61% African American, 0.34% Native American, 9.32% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.31% from other races, and 3.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.62% of the population.[25][26]

There were 5,780 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.4% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.08.[25][26]

In the borough the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 35.0% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.[25][26]

The median income for a household in the borough was $53,833, and the median income for a family was $69,397. Males had a median income of $49,508 versus $35,109 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $26,965. About 3.5% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.[25][26]

Government [edit]

Local government [edit]

Eatontown is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The government consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at large. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year.[3]

As of 2012, the Mayor of Eatontown is Gerald J. Tarantolo, whose term of office ends on December 31, 2014.[28] Members of the Borough Council are Council President Anthony Talerico, Jr., Meir Araman, Dennis J. Connelly, Kevin Gonzalez, Jennifer L. Piazza and Mark W. Regan.[29]

Federal, state and county representation [edit]

Eatontown is located in the 4th Congressional District[30] and is part of New Jersey's 11th state legislative district.[9][31][32] Prior to the 2010 Census, Eatontown had been part of the 12th Congressional District, a change made by the New Jersey Redistricting Commission that took effect in January 2013, based on the results of the November 2012 general elections.[33]

New Jersey's Fourth Congressional District is represented by Christopher Smith (R).[34] New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Frank Lautenberg (D, Cliffside Park) and Bob Menendez (D, Hoboken).

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 Mary Pat Angelini (R, Ocean Township, Monmouth County) and Caroline Casagrande (R, Colts Neck Township).[35] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[36] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[37]

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. 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.[38] As of 2013, Monmouth County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone (R, Neptune City; term ends December 31, 2013),[39] Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso (R, Holmdel Township; 2013)[40] John P. Curley (R, Middletown Township; 2015),[41] Lillian G. Burry (R, Colts Neck Township; 2014),[42] and Gary J. Rich, Sr. (R, Spring Lake; 2014).[43][44][45] Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk M. Claire French (Wall Township),[46] Sheriff Shaun Golden (Farmingdale)[47] and Surrogate Rosemarie D. Peters (Middletown Township).[48]

Politics [edit]

s of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 7,669 registered voters in Eatontown, of which 2,037 (26.6%) were registered as Democrats, 1,490 (19.4%) were registered as Republicans and 4,140 (54.0%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 2 voters registered to other parties.[49]

In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 52.3% of the vote here (3,021 cast), ahead of Republican John McCain with 45.0% (2,603 votes) and other candidates with 1.1% (65 votes), among the 5,781 ballots cast by the borough's 8,158 registered voters, for a turnout of 70.9%.[50] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 50.2% of the vote here (2,846 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 48.3% (2,738 votes) and other candidates with 0.7% (58 votes), among the 5,667 ballots cast by the borough's 7,898 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 71.8.[51]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 58.4% of the vote here (2,163 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 33.3% (1,235 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 6.5% (240 votes) and other candidates with 1.0% (36 votes), among the 3,705 ballots cast by the borough's 7,843 registered voters, yielding a 47.2% turnout.[52]

Education [edit]

Students in grades K through 8 attend the Eatontown Public Schools. Schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[53]) are three elementary schools — Meadowbrook Elementary School (grades K-6; 308 students), Margaret L. Vetter Elementary School (PreK-6; 254) and Woodmere Elementary School (K-6; 273) — and Memorial Middle School for grades 7 and 8 (225).

Public school students in grades 9 to 12 attend Monmouth Regional High School, located in Tinton Falls. The high school is part of the Monmouth Regional High School District, which serves students from Shrewsbury Township and Tinton Falls, along with students from Eatontown and Naval Weapons Station Earle.[54] As of the 2010-11 school year, the school served 1,058 students.[55]

Transportation [edit]

Major county routes that pass through are CR 537 and CR 547.

A couple of state routes also pass through, such as the freeway portion of Route 18 in the southwestern part, Route 35 and Route 36 in the center, and Route 71 in the north.

The Garden State Parkway is just outside the borough in neighboring Tinton Falls at Exit 105.

New Jersey Transit provides local bus transportation on the 831 and 832.[56]

Notable people [edit]

Notable current and former residents of Eatontown include:

References [edit]

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