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Lake Como, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Lake Como
Map of Lake Como in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Lake Como in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Lake Como, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Lake Como, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Monmouth
Incorporated May 6, 1924 as South Belmar
Renamed January 4, 2005 as Lake Como
Area
 • Total 0.265 sq mi (0.688 km2)
 • Land 0.253 sq mi (0.656 km2)
 • Water 0.012 sq mi (0.032 km2)  4.61%
Area rank 556th of 566 in state
51st of 53 in county
Elevation 16 ft (5 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 1,759
 • Estimate (2015) 1,725
 • Rank 502nd of 566 in state
45th of 53 in county
 • Density 6,943.6/sq mi (2,680.9/km2)
 • Density rank 64th of 566 in state
6th of 53 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07719 - Belmar
Area code(s) 732
FIPS code 3402537560
GNIS feature ID 0885400
Website lakecomonj.org

Lake Como is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 1,759, reflecting a decline of 47 (-2.6%) from the 1,806 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 324 (+21.9%) from the 1,482 counted in the 1990 Census. It is the tenth-smallest municipality in land area in New Jersey.

Lake Como was originally formed as the borough of South Belmar by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 12, 1924, from portions of Wall Township, subject to the results of a referendum held on May 6, 1924. On November 2, 2004, voters in the borough approved changing the locality's name to Lake Como, which became effective as of January 4, 2005.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 0.265 square miles (0.688 km2), including 0.253 square miles (0.656 km2) of land and 0.012 square miles (0.032 km2) of water (4.61%).

The borough borders the Monmouth County communities of Belmar, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights and Wall Township.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 886
1940 955 7.8%
1950 1,294 35.5%
1960 1,537 18.8%
1970 1,490 −3.1%
1980 1,566 5.1%
1990 1,482 −5.4%
2000 1,806 21.9%
2010 1,759 −2.6%
Est. 2015 1,725 −1.9%
Population sources: 1930
1930-1990 2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,759 people, 785 households, and 398.8 families residing in the borough. The population density was 6,943.6 per square mile (2,680.9/km2). There were 1,115 housing units at an average density of 4,401.4 per square mile (1,699.4/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 82.89% (1,458) White, 6.14% (108) Black or African American, 0.85% (15) Native American, 1.19% (21) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 6.82% (120) from other races, and 2.10% (37) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.31% (322) of the population.

There were 785 households out of which 22.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.9% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 49.2% were non-families. 38.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 19.6% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 33.4% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.4 years. For every 100 females there were 105.3 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 102.7 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $76,576 (with a margin of error of +/- $8,374) and the median family income was $84,821 (+/- $15,308). Males had a median income of $58,173 (+/- $11,703) versus $49,444 (+/- $25,611) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $37,729 (+/- $5,783). About 10.8% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.5% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 1,806 people, 824 households, and 391 families residing in the borough. The population density was 7,322.9 people per square mile (2,789.2/km2). There were 1,107 housing units at an average density of 4,488.6 per square mile (1,709.7/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 82.17% White, 7.75% African American, 0.44% Native American, 1.27% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 5.87% from other races, and 2.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.13% of the population.

There were 824 households out of which 22.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.3% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 52.5% were non-families. 41.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the borough the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 36.7% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 102.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.1 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $47,566, and the median income for a family was $56,538. Males had a median income of $41,550 versus $27,708 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $27,111. About 4.3% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 5.47 miles (8.80 km) of roadways, of which 5.03 miles (8.10 km) were maintained by the municipality and 0.44 miles (0.71 km) by Monmouth County.

All major roads are accessible in its neighboring communities, such as Route 35 in both Belmar and Wall, as well as Route 18, Route 34, Route 138, the Garden State Parkway and I-195 all in Wall Township.

Public transportation

NJ Transit offers service to and from Philadelphia on the 317 route and local bus service on the 830 route.


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