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Pine Beach, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Pine Beach
Map of Pine Beach in Ocean County. Inset: Location of Ocean County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Pine Beach in Ocean County. Inset: Location of Ocean County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Pine Beach, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Pine Beach, New Jersey
Country  United States
state  New Jersey
County Ocean
Incorporated February 26, 1925
Area
 • Total 0.618 sq mi (1.600 km2)
 • Land 0.614 sq mi (1.590 km2)
 • Water 0.004 sq mi (0.010 km2)  0.63%
Area rank 539th of 566 in state
32nd of 33 in county
Elevation 16 ft (5 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 2,127
 • Estimate (2015) 2,150
 • Rank 482nd of 566 in state
21st of 33 in county
 • Density 3,465.4/sq mi (1,338.0/km2)
 • Density rank 183rd of 566 in state
6th of 33 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08741
Area code(s) 732
FIPS code 3402958590
GNIS feature ID 0885351

Pine Beach is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 2,127, reflecting an increase of 177 (+9.1%) from the 1,950 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 4 (-0.2%) from the 1,954 counted in the 1990 Census. The 2010 population was the highest recorded for the borough in any decennial census.

Pine Beach was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 26, 1925, from portions of Berkeley Township.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 0.618 square miles (1.600 km2), including 0.614 square miles (1.590 km2) of land and 0.004 square miles (0.010 km2) of water (0.63%).

The borough borders the Ocean County municipalities of Beachwood and Berkeley Township.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 72
1940 163 126.4%
1950 495 203.7%
1960 985 99.0%
1970 1,395 41.6%
1980 1,796 28.7%
1990 1,954 8.8%
2000 1,950 −0.2%
2010 2,127 9.1%
Est. 2015 2,150 1.1%
Population sources:
1930-2000 1930
1930-1990 2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,127 people, 818 households, and 617 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,465.4 per square mile (1,338.0/km2). There were 903 housing units at an average density of 1,471.2 per square mile (568.0/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 96.47% (2,052) White, 0.38% (8) Black or African American, 0.14% (3) Native American, 1.41% (30) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.71% (15) from other races, and 0.89% (19) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.71% (79) of the population.

There were 818 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.9% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 20.9% from 25 to 44, 33.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.9 years. For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 85.6 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $75,972 (with a margin of error of +/- $10,628) and the median family income was $88,393 (+/- $8,889). Males had a median income of $58,542 (+/- $10,247) versus $40,781 (+/- $12,701) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $31,923 (+/- $3,004). About 1.9% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 1,950 people, 767 households, and 558 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,130.3 people per square mile (1,214.4/km2). There were 872 housing units at an average density of 1,399.8 per square mile (543.0/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.41% White, 0.26% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.36% of the population.

There were 767 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the borough the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $57,366, and the median income for a family was $67,404. Males had a median income of $50,256 versus $34,038 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $26,487. About 2.5% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 15.22 miles (24.49 km) of roadways, of which 11.32 miles (18.22 km) were maintained by the municipality, 3.64 miles (5.86 km) by Ocean County and 0.26 miles (0.42 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

One side of U.S. Route 9 (Atlantic City Boulevard) travels along the borough's border with Berkeley Township.

Public transportation

NJ Transit provides bus service between the borough and Atlantic City on the 559 bus route.

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