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|Deal, New Jersey|
|Borough of Deal|
House on Ocean Boulevard
Map of Deal in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County in New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Deal, New Jersey
|Incorporated||March 7, 1898|
|Named for||Deal, Kent, England|
|• Total||1.318 sq mi (3.415 km2)|
|• Land||1.240 sq mi (3.212 km2)|
|• Water||0.078 sq mi (0.203 km2) 5.95%|
|Area rank||469th of 566 in state
40th of 53 in county
|Elevation||30 ft (9 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Estimate (2015)||738|
|• Rank||546th of 566 in state
51st of 53 in county
|• Density||604.8/sq mi (233.5/km2)|
|• Density rank||426th of 566 in state
49th of 53 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||732 exchanges: 517, 531, 660, 663|
|GNIS feature ID||0885194|
Deal is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, settled by European immigrants in the mid-1660s and named after an English carpenter from Deal, Kent. . As of the 2010 Census, the borough's population was 750, reflecting a decline of 320 (-29.9%) from the 1,070 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 109 (-9.2%) from the 1,179 counted in the 1990 Census.
Deal boasts a significant population of Orthodox Sephardic Jews, mainly of Syrian extraction. In the 2000 Census, 16.4% of Deal residents identified as being of Syrian heritage, the greatest percentage of Syrian Americans in any municipality in the country. As much as 80% of Deal's population are Sephardi Jews, and the population swells to over 6,000 during the summer, many of them Syrian Jews.
Deal was ranked in 2007 by Forbes magazine as the 13th most expensive ZIP Code in the United States, with a median sale price of $1,825,000.
A group from Rhode Island settled in the area of Middletown Township and Shrewsbury Township in the mid-1660s, after having purchased what was known as the Monmouth Patent. Thomas Whyte, an English carpenter from the shore-side community of Deal, Kent, acquired 500 acres (200 ha) in Shrewsbury Township along the shore that became known as "Deal", from the name of the English town. Present-day Norwood Avenue dates back to the early 18th century construction of the Long Branch-Deal Turnpike.
On August 14, 1829, at 11:30 PM local time, the fall of a meteorite was observed. The weight of the recovered stone was 28 grams (0.99 oz). The meteorite was officially named "Deal" and it was classified as an ordinary chondrite L.
In the summer of 2009, several residents of Deal were involved in a scandal called Operation Bid Rig, which involved public corruption, money laundering and trafficking of human organs.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.318 square miles (3.415 km2), including 1.240 square miles (3.212 km2) of land and 0.078 square miles (0.203 km2) of water (5.95%).
Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include South Elberon.
Deal Lake covers 158 acres (64 ha) and is overseen by the Deal Lake Commission, which was established in 1974. Seven municipalities border the lake, accounting for 27 miles (43 km) of shoreline, also including Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Neptune Township and Ocean Township.
The climate is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Deal has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
|Population sources: 1900-1920
1930-1990 2000 2010
As of the census of 2010, there were 750 people, 333 households, and 182.2 families residing in the borough. The population density was 604.8 per square mile (233.5/km2). There were 926 housing units at an average density of 746.7 per square mile (288.3/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 91.60% (687) White, 1.60% (12) Black or African American, 0.00% (0) Native American, 3.47% (26) Asian, 0.13% (1) Pacific Islander, 2.00% (15) from other races, and 1.20% (9) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.33% (55) of the population.
There were 333 households out of which 12.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.8% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.3% were non-families. 35.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the borough, the population was spread out with 14.3% under the age of 18, 11.9% from 18 to 24, 17.6% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 28.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50.9 years. For every 100 females there were 88.0 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 82.7 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $59,615 (with a margin of error of +/- $17,199) and the median family income was $95,833 (+/- $32,359). Males had a median income of $52,625 (+/- $17,303) versus $25,139 (+/- $4,348) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $46,867 (+/- $8,038). About 4.1% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 1,070 people, 434 households, and 289 families residing in the borough. The population density was 880.5 people per square mile (338.6/km2). There were 953 housing units at an average density of 784.3 per square mile (301.6/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 94.39% White, 1.21% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 2.71% from other races, and 1.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.05% of the population.
There were 434 households out of which 19.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the borough the population was spread out with 20.5% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 21.9% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 26.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $58,472, and the median income for a family was $65,313. Males had a median income of $57,857 versus $27,813 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $38,510. About 7.8% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.0% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.
Houses of worship
Area churches and synagogues include:
- Edmond J. Safra Synagogue of Deal, the Hathaway Avenue Synagogue (Orthodox, Syrian traditions)
- Hechal Shaul Synagogue, Ahaba Ve Ahva (Orthodox, Egyptian traditions)
- Magen David of West Deal, (Orthodox, Syrian traditions)
- Ohel Yaakob, the Lawrence Avenue Synagogue (Orthodox, Syrian traditions)
- Ohel Simha, the Park Avenue Synagogue (Orthodox, Syrian traditions)
- Synagogue of Deal, (Orthodox, Syrian traditions)
- Saint Mary's of the Assumption, at Richmond Avenue (Roman Catholic)
- Joseph S. Jemal Synagogue of Deal extension of the Hathaway Synagogue (Orthodox, Syrian traditions)
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], the borough had a total of 18.57 miles (29.89 km) of roadways, of which 17.11 miles (27.54 km) were maintained by the municipality, 0.00 miles (0 km) by Monmouth County and 1.46 miles (2.35 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
NJ Transit provides local bus transportation on the 837 route. NJ Transit service on the North Jersey Coast Line is available at the Allenhurst and Elberon stations.
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