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Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Spring Lake Heights
Center of Spring Lake Heights along Route 71
Center of Spring Lake Heights along Route 71
Map of Spring Lake Heights in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Spring Lake Heights in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Monmouth
Incorporated March 19, 1927
Area
 • Total 1.309 sq mi (3.391 km2)
 • Land 1.284 sq mi (3.325 km2)
 • Water 0.025 sq mi (0.066 km2)  1.95%
Area rank 470th of 566 in state
41st of 53 in county
Elevation 23 ft (7 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 4,713
 • Estimate (2015) 4,659
 • Rank 386th of 566 in state
35th of 53 in county
 • Density 3,671.3/sq mi (1,417.5/km2)
 • Density rank 172nd of 566 in state
17th of 53 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07762
Area code(s) 732 exchanges: 282, 449, 974
FIPS code 3402570140
GNIS feature ID 0885407
Website www.springlakehts.com

Spring Lake Heights is a borough located in the southern coastal portion of Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 4,713, reflecting a decline of 514 (-9.8%) from the 5,227 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 114 (-2.1%) from the 5,341 counted in the 1990 Census.

The borough of Spring Lake Heights was formed by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 19, 1927, from portions of Wall Township, based on the results of a referendum held on May 3, 1927. The borough was named for Spring Lake, which was named for a clear spring-fed lake.

New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Spring Lake Heights as its 28th best place to live in its 2008 rankings of the "Best Places To Live" in New Jersey.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.309 square miles (3.391 km2), including 1.284 square miles (3.325 km2) of land and 0.025 square miles (0.066 km2) of water (1.95%).

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

The borough borders the Monmouth County municipalities of Lake Como, Sea Girt, Spring Lake and Wall Township.

Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the borough include Villa Park.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 1,221
1940 1,076 −11.9%
1950 1,798 67.1%
1960 3,309 84.0%
1970 4,602 39.1%
1980 5,424 17.9%
1990 5,341 −1.5%
2000 5,227 −2.1%
2010 4,713 −9.8%
Est. 2015 4,659 −1.1%
Population sources:1930
1930-1990 2000 2010

2010 Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,713 people, 2,316 households, and 1,202 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,671.3 per square mile (1,417.5/km2). There were 2,972 housing units at an average density of 2,315.1 per square mile (893.9/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 96.61% (4,553) White, 0.64% (30) Black or African American, 0.15% (7) Native American, 1.08% (51) Asian, 0.02% (1) Pacific Islander, 0.47% (22) from other races, and 1.04% (49) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.29% (155) of the population.

There were 2,316 households out of which 17.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.3% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.1% were non-families. 41.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 16.5% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 20.2% from 25 to 44, 32.0% from 45 to 64, and 25.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49.6 years. For every 100 females there were 83.9 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 81.2 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $72,083 (with a margin of error of +/- $10,741) and the median family income was $102,173 (+/- $13,664). Males had a median income of $80,819 (+/- $9,463) versus $56,615 (+/- $7,658) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $43,370 (+/- $4,154). About 1.1% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.

2000 Census

As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 5,227 people, 2,511 households, and 1,358 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,947.7 people per square mile (1,528.9/km2). There were 2,950 housing units at an average density of 2,228.0 per square mile (862.9/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.28% White, 1.11% African American, 0.02% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.67% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.12% of the population.

As of the 2000 Census, 32.7% of Spring Lake Heights residents were of Irish ancestry, the 16th-highest percentage of any municipality in the United States, and fifth-highest in New Jersey, among all places with more than 1,000 residents identifying their ancestry.

There were 2,511 households out of which 17.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.6% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.9% were non-families. 41.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.04 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the borough the population was spread out with 16.8% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 29.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 81.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.6 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $51,330, and the median income for a family was $64,345. Males had a median income of $48,640 versus $40,363 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $35,093. About 4.2% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.9% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 18.78 miles (30.22 km) of roadways, of which 15.63 miles (25.15 km) were maintained by the municipality, 1.48 miles (2.38 km) by Monmouth County and 1.67 miles (2.69 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Route 71 (Seventh Avenue) which traverses the borough, from Sea Girt in the south to Wall Township in the north. County Route 524 (Allaire Road) heads across Spring Lake Heights from Wall Township in the west to its eastern terminus where it meets Route 71 in the eastern portion of the borough. Route 35 just misses the northwest corner of the borough.

Public transportation

NJ Transit offers train service at the Spring Lake station on the North Jersey Coast Line. NJ Transit bus service is available between the borough and Philadelphia on the 317 route, with local service offered on the 830 route.


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