Beach Haven, New Jersey


Beach Haven, New Jersey

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Beach Haven, New Jersey
settlement_type = Borough
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map_caption = Map of Beach Haven in Ocean County. Inset: Location of Ocean county highlighted in the State of New Jersey.


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map_caption1 = Census Bureau map of Beach Haven, New Jersey

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subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = New Jersey
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Ocean
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leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Thomas J. Stewart
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area_total_km2 = 6.0
area_land_km2 = 2.5
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 1278
population_density_km2 = 502.6
population_density_sq_mi = 1301.8

timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
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postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 08008
area_code = 609
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blank_info = 34-03940GR|2 [ [http://mcdc2.missouri.edu/webrepts/commoncodes/ccc_nj.html A Cure for the Common Codes: New Jersey] , Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed July 14, 2008.]
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Beach Haven is a Borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the borough population was 1,278.

Beach Haven was incorporated as a Borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on November 11, 1890, from portions of Eagleswood Township, based on the results of a referendum held five days earlier."The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968", John P. Snyder, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 201.]

It was ranked the ninth best beach in New Jersey in the 2008 Top 10 Beaches Contest sponsored by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. [cite news |last=Urgo |first=Jacqueline L. |title=Triumph for South Jersey |publisher=The Philadelphia Inquirer |date=May 23, 2008 |url=http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/entertainment/19204259.html |accessdate=2008-05-30]

History

Beach Haven is a late 19th century beach-front resort originally established in 1873 to house wealthy summer residents from Philadelphia. Although some of the major structures have been lost and the beachfront now contains modern motels, a large portion of the town retains its Victorian and Edwardian character. The Beach Haven Historic District listed in the New Jersey and the National Register of Historic Places in the early 1980s, encompasses the most intact buildings at the core of the resort. [ [http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/nj/Ocean/state.html NEW JERSEY - Ocean County] , National Register of Historic Places. Accessed {October 7, 2007.]

Geography

Beach Haven is located on the southern part of Long Beach Island.

Beach Haven is located at coor dms|39|33|41|N|74|14|26|W|city (39.561296, -74.240424)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²), of which, 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²) of it is land and 1.3 square miles (3.5 km²) of it (57.76%) is water.

Attractions

Beach Haven is home to multiple attractions, including the only amusement park on the island: [http://www.fantasyislandpark.com Fantasy Island] , off-Broadway quality live musical theatre: [http://www.surflight.org Surflight Theatre] , cabaret-style sing-for-your dessert entertainment: [http://www.surflight.org/showplac.htm Showplace Ice Cream] , Bay Village Shopping Center, [http://www.lbi.net/nonprof/lbimusm.html Long Beach Island Museum] and many distinctive shops and restaurants. There is also miniature golf and a water park. Veteran's Bicentennial park, in the heart of Beach Haven, hosts many summer concerts, flea markets and parades, and an open park area for general recreation. As the island is only a few blocks wide, the beach and the bay are readily accessible from anywhere in Beach Haven. Pavilions can be found at Fifth and Pearl Streets. Beach badges are required and can be purchased at Borough Hall or the Centre Street badge booth.

Demographics

USCensusPop
1930=715
1940=746
1950=1050
1960=1041
1970=1488
1980=1714
1990=1475
2000=1278
estimate= 1366
estyear=2006
estref= [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFPopulation?_event=ChangeGeoContext&geo_id=16000US3403940&_geoContext=01000US%7C04000US34%7C05000US34027%7C06000US3402734980&_street=&_county=beach+haven&_cityTown=beach+haven&_state=04000US34&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=geoSelect&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=010&_submenuId=population_0&ds_name=null&_ci_nbr=null&qr_name=null&reg=null%3Anull&_keyword=&_industry= Census data for Beach Haven borough] , United States Census Bureau, accessed August 14, 2007.]
footnote=Population 1930 - 1990. [ [http://www.wnjpin.net/OneStopCareerCenter/LaborMarketInformation/lmi01/poptrd6.htm New Jersey Resident Population by Municipality: 1930 - 1990] , Workforce New Jersey Public Information Network. Accessed March 1, 2007.]
As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,278 people, 586 households, and 346 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,301.8 people per square mile (503.5/km²). There were 2,555 housing units at an average density of 2,602.6/sq mi (1,006.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.83% White, 0.08% African American, 0.55% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.69% of the population.

There were 586 households out of which 18.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.8% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the borough the population was spread out with 17.1% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 22.0% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 27.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 87.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $48,355, and the median income for a family was $68,036. Males had a median income of $39,444 versus $29,688 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $30,267. About 1.2% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 1.9% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Local government

Beach Haven has governed under the Walsh Act since 1946, by a three-member Board of Commissioners, one of whom is selected to serve as Mayor. Commissioners are elected in non-partisan elections to serve four-year concurrent terms, with all three currently serving commissioners terms ending in 2010. [ [http://www.njstatelib.org/NJ_Information/Digital_Collections/MFMG/MFMGCH4.PDF The Commission Form of Municipal Government] , p. 53. Accessed August 10, 2007.] The Mayor of Beach Haven is Thomas J. Stewart (who serves as Commissioner of Public Affairs and Public Safety), and the other commissioners are Mike Battista (Commissioner of Revenue and Finance) and Tony Deely (Commissioner of Public Works, Parks and Public Property). [ [http://www.beachhaven-nj.gov/Mayors%20Monologue.htm The Mayor's Monologue] , Borough of Beach Haven. Accessed June 7, 2007.] [ [http://www.oceancountyclerk.com/elelectedofficials2007.pdf#page=2 2007 Elected Officials of Ocean County] , Ocean County, New Jersey. p. 2. Accessed August 14, 2007.]

Federal, state and county representation

Beach Haven is in the Third Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 9th Legislative District. [ [http://www.lwvnj.org/pubs/CG06.pdf 2006 New Jersey Citizen's Guide to Government] , New Jersey League of Women Voters, p. 54. Accessed August 30, 2006.]

Education

For grades K through 6, public school students attend the Beach Haven Elementary School, which serves 88 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade.

For grades 7 through 12, public school students attend the [http://www.srsd.net/middleschool 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, along with the sending district of Ocean Township. [ [http://education.state.nj.us/rc/rc07/narrative/29/4950/29-4950-050.html Southern Regional High School 2007 Report Card Narrative] , New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 10, 2008. "Situated in Manahawkin, the Southern Regional High School District draws from the constituent municipalities of Long Beach Township, Beach Haven, Surf City, Ship Bottom, Barnegat Light, Harvey Cedars and Stafford Township, as well as the tuition sending municipality of Ocean Township (Waretown)."] The current district population is approximately 4,000 students. Both schools are in Manahawkin. [ [http://www.beachhaven-nj.gov/Board%20of%20Education.htm Beach Haven Board of Education] , Borough of Beach Haven. Accessed June 7, 2007.]

Notable residents

Notable current and former residents of Beach Haven include:
*Doc Cramer (1905-1990), center fielder who played for four American League teams from 1929 to 1948. [ [http://www.baseballhistorian.com/html/american_heroes.cfm?page=114 1945 World Champion Detroit Tigers] , Baseball Historian. Accessed July 29, 2007. "Doc Cramer, Centerfielder - a 20-year major league veteran, he was one of the AL's top fielders. Born in Beach Haven, New Jersey, Roger Doc Cramer broke into the big-leagues back in 1929, and was 40-years old when the '45 Series rolled in."]

References

External links

* [http://www.beachhaven-nj.gov Beach Haven Borough]
* [http://www.beachhavenschool.us/ Beach Haven Elementary School]
*NJReportCard|29|0230|0|Beach Haven Elementary School
* [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_list.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3401290 Data for the Beach Haven Elementary School] , National Center for Education Statistics
* [http://www.srsd.net/ Southern Regional School District]
* [http://cmn.dl.stevens-tech.edu/cgi-bin/cmn22.pl Coastal Monitoring and Live Web Cam]
* [http://blip.tv/file/442725 NJ documentary - Chowderfest in Beach Haven]


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