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Sea Girt, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Sea Girt
Sea Girt Light
Sea Girt Light
Motto: Where the Cedars Meet the Sea
Map of Sea Girt in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Sea Girt in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Sea Girt, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Sea Girt, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Monmouth
Incorporated May 1, 1917
Named for Estate of Comm. Robert F. Stockton
Area
 • Total 1.450 sq mi (3.756 km2)
 • Land 1.057 sq mi (2.737 km2)
 • Water 0.393 sq mi (1.018 km2)  27.11%
Area rank 457th of 566 in state
38th of 53 in county
Elevation 13 ft (4 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 1,828
 • Estimate (2015) 1,811
 • Rank 496th of 566 in state
43rd of 53 in county
 • Density 1,729.6/sq mi (667.8/km2)
 • Density rank 310th of 566 in state
39th of 53 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08750
Area code(s) 732 exchanges: 282, 449, 974
FIPS code 3402566330
GNIS feature ID 0885388
Website www.seagirtboro.com

Sea Girt is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 1,828, reflecting a decline of 320 (-14.9%) from the 2,148 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 49 (+2.3%) from the 2,099 counted in the 1990 Census.

Sea Girt was formed as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 29, 1917, from portions of Wall Township, based on the results of a referendum held on May 1, 1917. The borough was named for the estate of Comm. Robert F. Stockton, who had purchased a property in the area in 1853.

In the Forbes magazine 2012 rankings of "America's Most Expensive ZIP Codes", the borough was ranked 197th, with a median price of $1,135,184.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.450 square miles (3.756 km2), including 1.057 square miles (2.737 km2) of land and 0.393 square miles (1.018 km2) of water (27.11%).

Wreck Pond is a tidal pond located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by Wall Township and the boroughs of Sea Girt, Spring Lake and Spring Lake Heights. The Wreck Pond watershed covers about 12.8 square miles (33 km2) in eastern Monmouth County.

The borough borders the Monmouth County municipalities of Manasquan, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights and Wall Township.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 110
1930 386 250.9%
1940 599 55.2%
1950 1,178 96.7%
1960 1,798 52.6%
1970 2,207 22.7%
1980 2,650 20.1%
1990 2,099 −20.8%
2000 2,148 2.3%
2010 1,828 −14.9%
Est. 2015 1,811 −0.9%
Population sources:
1920 1920-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,828 people, 823 households, and 545.6 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,729.6 per square mile (667.8/km2). There were 1,291 housing units at an average density of 1,221.5 per square mile (471.6/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 99.12% (1,812) White, 0.00% (0) Black or African American, 0.00% (0) Native American, 0.22% (4) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.22% (4) from other races, and 0.44% (8) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.64% (30) of the population.

There were 823 households out of which 20.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 19.2% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 11.4% from 25 to 44, 35.7% from 45 to 64, and 29.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 53.5 years. For every 100 females there were 88.6 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 81.0 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $96,652 (with a margin of error of +/- $10,474) and the median family income was $150,179 (+/- $26,605). Males had a median income of $118,958 (+/- $48,899) versus $51,953 (+/- $12,836) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $63,422 (+/- $10,659). About 0.9% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.0% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.

Census

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 2,148 people, 942 households, and 636 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,026.9 people per square mile (782.4/km2). There were 1,285 housing units at an average density of 1,212.5 per square mile (468.1/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.12% White, 0.09% African American, 0.28% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.40% of the population.

As of the 2000 Census, 34.1% of Sea Girt residents were of Irish ancestry, the 10th-highest percentage of any municipality in the United States, and fourth-highest in New Jersey, among all places with more than 1,000 residents identifying their ancestry.

There were 942 households out of which 20.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the borough the population was spread out with 20.1% under the age of 18, 3.7% from 18 to 24, 18.5% from 25 to 44, 30.2% from 45 to 64, and 27.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.6 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $86,104, and the median income for a family was $102,680. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $46,667 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $63,871. About 2.1% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.9% of those under age 18 and 1.9% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 17.14 miles (27.58 km) of roadways, of which 14.79 miles (23.80 km) were maintained by the municipality, 0.08 miles (0.13 km) by Monmouth County and 3.58 miles (5.76 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Route 71 (Seventh Avenue) passes on the west side of the borough near and along the border with Wall Township, connecting Manasquan in the south to Spring Lake Heights in the north.

Public transportation

NJ Transit offers train service at the Manasquan station on the North Jersey Coast Line from the Bay Head station to Newark Penn Station, Secaucus Junction, Penn Station New York and Hoboken Terminal. NJ Transit bus service is available between Sea Girt and Philadelphia on the 317 route, with local service offered on the 830 route which runs between Asbury Park and Point Pleasant with connections to additional local-service routes at Asbury Park.

Points of interest

  • Sea Girt Light began operation on December 10, 1896, and is located at Ocean Avenue and Beacon Boulevard. The lighthouse is one of only 20 lighthouses in the state of New Jersey that remain in existence.
  • The Intelligent Whale, an experimental hand-cranked submarine based on an 1863 design, is on display at the National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey.
  • Both the New Jersey State Police and New Jersey Department of Corrections have their training facilities in Sea Girt. The New Jersey State Police Academy provides a program for recruits on a residential basis that provides training over a 25-week period.

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