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Interlaken, New Jersey
|Borough of Interlaken|
Map of Interlaken in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Interlaken, New Jersey
|Incorporated||May 3, 1922|
|Named for||Interlaken, Switzerland|
|• Body||Borough Council|
|• Total||0.39 sq mi (1.01 km2)|
|• Land||0.33 sq mi (0.86 km2)|
|• Water||0.06 sq mi (0.15 km2) 14.62%|
|Area rank||550th of 565 in state
49th of 53 in county
|Elevation||16 ft (5 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Rank||543rd of 566 in state
50th of 53 in county
|• Density||2,482.3/sq mi (958.4/km2)|
|• Density rank||252nd of 566 in state
30th of 53 in county
|Time zone||UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))|
|GNIS feature ID||0885261|
Interlaken is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 820, reflecting a decline of 80 (-8.9%) from the 900 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 10 (-1.1%) from the 910 counted in the 1990 Census.
Interlaken was authorized for prospective incorporation as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 11, 1922, from portions of Ocean Township, subject to approval by a majority of voters in the affected area. Voters approved the incorporation of Interlaken in a referendum held on May 3, 1922.
Interlaken is a dry town where alcohol cannot be sold.
The area that is now Interlaken was purchased in 1667 by Gavin Drummond from the Lenape Native Americans. It was later part of Ocean Township, which had seceded from Shrewsbury Township in 1849 and included at the time present-day Eatontown, Neptune Township, Neptune City, Avon-by-the-Sea, Bradley Beach, Asbury Park, Allenhurst, Deal, Long Branch, West Long Branch, Loch Arbour, Monmouth Beach, Sea Bright and Oceanport, along with Interlaken itself.
Dr. Francis Weld, a Boston physician, bought a 364-acre (1.47 km2) tract and named it Interlaken Farm, after Interlaken, a peninsula in Switzerland situated between two lakes, that they had just visited, which was similar to the borough's location between two sections of Deal Lake. Weld established the Interlaken Land Company in 1890 to turn his farm into a residential community with avenues named after English lakes and cross streets named after the islands in the Hebrides in the Irish Sea. While the initial effort did not succeed, the Stormfelz-Lovely-Neville Company was hired in 1905 to continue the building project, and the community began its growth.
Interlaken was formed as a borough on March 11, 1922, based on the results of a referendum held on May 3, 1922. The first Mayor and Council of Interlaken were seated on June 26, 1922.
Interlaken remains entirely residential, as was originally intended by its developers.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 0.383 square miles (0.993 km2), including 0.330 square miles (0.856 km2) of land and 0.053 square miles (0.138 km2) of water (13.85%).
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, Deal, Loch Arbour, Neptune Township and Ocean Township.
1930-1990 2000 2010
As of the census of 2010, there were 820 people, 361 households, and 237 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,482.3 per square mile (958.4/km2). There were 393 housing units at an average density of 1,189.7 per square mile (459.3/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 98.41% (807) White, 0.00% (0) Black or African American, 0.00% (0) Native American, 0.49% (4) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.37% (3) from other races, and 0.73% (6) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.71% (14) of the population.
There were 361 households out of which 18.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.76.
In the borough, the population was spread out with 14.5% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 14.5% from 25 to 44, 39.6% from 45 to 64, and 26.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 54.3 years. For every 100 females there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 90.0 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $116,000 (with a margin of error of +/- $16,207) and the median family income was $137,500 (+/- $17,077). Males had a median income of $116,250 (+/- $10,733) versus $60,833 (+/- $21,986) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $72,484 (+/- $11,388). About 2.7% of families and 2.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 900 people, 386 households, and 260 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,556.2 people per square mile (992.8/km2). There were 397 housing units at an average density of 1,127.6 per square mile (438.0/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.67% White, 0.22% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population.
There were 386 households, out of which 21.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.86.
In the borough the population was spread out, with 17.9% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 21.9% from 25 to 44, 33.4% from 45 to 64, and 22.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $82,842, and the median income for a family was $104,618. Males had a median income of $81,203 versus $59,063 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $47,307. About 1.5% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over.
As of May 2010[update], the borough had a total of 6.77 miles (10.90 km) of roadways, of which 5.84 miles (9.40 km) were maintained by the municipality and 0.93 miles (1.50 km) by Monmouth County.
No major roads pass through the borough. Route 18, Route 35, Route 66 and Route 71 are accessible in its neighboring communities. The Garden State Parkway is also not too far away.
Interlaken is a non-operating school district. Students from Interlaken attend the schools of the West Long Branch Public Schools for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade as part of a sending/receiving relationship in which students attend on a tuition basis along with students from Allenhurst, New Jersey and Loch Arbour, New Jersey, each with its own sending/receiving relationship. As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprising two schools, had an enrollment of 573 students and 62.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 9.2:1. Schools in the district (with 2018–19 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Betty McElmon Elementary School with 310 students in pre-Kindergarten through fourth grade and Frank Antonides School with 256 students in fifth through eighth grades.
For ninth through twelfth grades, public school students attend Shore Regional High School, a regional high school located in West Long Branch that also serves students from the constituent districts of Monmouth Beach, Oceanport, Sea Bright and West Long Branch. The high school is part of the Shore Regional High School District. As of the 2017–18 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 651 students and 56.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.6:1.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Interlaken include Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman, both TV and film comedians who had become husband and wife, and who had a vacation home at one time in Interlaken. Neither of them was born there.
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