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Fair Haven, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Fair Haven
Fisk Chapel
Fisk Chapel
Map of Fair Haven in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Fair Haven in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Fair Haven, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Fair Haven, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Monmouth
Incorporated April 23, 1912
Area
 • Total 2.112 sq mi (5.470 km2)
 • Land 1.597 sq mi (4.137 km2)
 • Water 0.515 sq mi (1.334 km2)  24.38%
Area rank 402nd of 566 in state
29th of 53 in county
Elevation 20 ft (6 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 6,121
 • Estimate (2015) 6,029
 • Rank 340th of 566 in state
27th of 53 in county
 • Density 3,832.5/sq mi (1,479.7/km2)
 • Density rank 161st of 566 in state
16th of 53 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07704
Area code(s) 732
FIPS code 3402522440
GNIS feature ID 0885213
Website www.fairhavennj.org

Fair Haven is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, along the Navesink River and is part of the New York Metropolitan Area. Fair Haven is located on the Rumson peninsula and is bordered by Red Bank and Little Silver to the west. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 6,121, reflecting an increase of 184 (+3.1%) from the 5,937 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 667 (+12.7%) from the 5,270 counted in the 1990 Census.

Fair Haven was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 28, 1912, from portions of Shrewsbury Township, subject to the results of a referendum held on April 23, 1912. Portions of the borough were exchanged with Red Bank on June 17, 1957.

History

Fair Haven, NJ business district
The central business district of Fair Haven along River Road (CR 10)

Fair Haven's first permanent settlement dates to a structure built in 1816 at the Navesink River near today's Fair Haven Road. By the mid-19th century, steamboats stopped at "Chandler's Dock" on a route between Red Bank and New York City, bringing visitors to the area and local oysters to the city. Fisk Chapel was rebuilt in 1882 to accommodate the borough's African American population.

Fair Haven has an annual Fireman's Fair during the last weekend of summer including Labor Day weekend which attracts a couple of thousand people, including noted musicians Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi. The Fair Haven Fireman's Fair also has a Fireman's night and invites all firefighters from any other firehouse to come and join in the festivities. The Fireman's Fair used to raffle off a car each year, but most attendees already had their own cars and the decision was made in the 1990s to switch to a 50/50 raffle whose prize can be in the tens of thousands of dollars. The fair is on the Fire Company grounds.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 2.112 square miles (5.470 km2), including 1.597 square miles (4.137 km2) of land and 0.515 square miles (1.334 km2) of water (24.38%).

The borough borders the Monmouth County communities of Little Silver, Middletown Township, Red Bank and Rumson.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 1,295
1930 2,260 74.5%
1940 2,491 10.2%
1950 3,560 42.9%
1960 5,678 59.5%
1970 6,142 8.2%
1980 5,679 −7.5%
1990 5,270 −7.2%
2000 5,937 12.7%
2010 6,121 3.1%
Est. 2015 6,029 −1.5%
Population sources: 1920 1920-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010

2010 Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 6,121 people, 1,970 households, and 1,659 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,832.5 per square mile (1,479.7/km2). There were 2,065 housing units at an average density of 1,292.9 per square mile (499.2/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 94.63% (5,792) White, 2.50% (153) Black or African American, 0.10% (6) Native American, 1.08% (66) Asian, 0.10% (6) Pacific Islander, 0.44% (27) from other races, and 1.16% (71) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.70% (165) of the population.

There were 1,970 households out of which 51.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.6% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.8% were non-families. 13.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.11 and the average family size was 3.45.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 34.4% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 20.5% from 25 to 44, 30.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.3 years. For every 100 females there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 91.7 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $112,308 (with a margin of error of +/- $18,209) and the median family income was $113,546 (+/- $18,045). Males had a median income of $109,643 (+/- $28,479) versus $62,083 (+/- $15,309) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $54,241 (+/- $6,162). About 0.9% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.5% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.

2000 Census

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 5,937 people, 1,998 households, and 1,658 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,559.3 people per square mile (1,372.6/km2). There were 2,037 housing units at an average density of 1,221.2 per square mile (471.0/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 93.87% White, 4.09% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.98% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.33% of the population.

There were 1,998 households out of which 47.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.1% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.0% were non-families. 15.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the borough the population was spread out with 33.0% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.9 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $97,220, and the median income for a family was $109,760. Males had a median income of $83,657 versus $51,389 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $44,018. About 1.6% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.1% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 23.95 miles (38.54 km) of roadways, of which 21.40 miles (34.44 km) were maintained by the municipality and 2.55 miles (4.10 km) by Monmouth County.

Public transportation

NJ Transit provides local service on the 835 route. The nearest train station is at Red Bank, where service is available on the North Jersey Coast Line.


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