Fair Haven, New Jersey

Fair Haven, New Jersey

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Fair Haven, New Jersey
settlement_type = Borough
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map_caption = Map of Fair Haven in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.

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map_caption1 = Census Bureau map of Fair Haven, New Jersey

subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = New Jersey
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Monmouth
government_footnotes =
government_type = Borough (New Jersey)
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Mike Halfacre
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established_title = Incorporated
established_date = April 23, 1912

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area_total_km2 = 4.3
area_land_km2 = 4.3
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 1.7
area_land_sq_mi = 1.7
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0

population_as_of = 2006
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population_total = 5885
population_density_km2 = 1374.3
population_density_sq_mi = 3559.3

timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_footnotes = [Gnis|885213|Borough of Fair Haven, Geographic Names Information System, accessed January 4, 2008.]
elevation_m = 10
elevation_ft = 33
latd = 40 |latm = 21 |lats = 38 |latNS = N
longd = 74 |longm = 02 |longs = 15 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 07704
area_code = 732
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 34-22440GR|2 [ [http://mcdc2.missouri.edu/webrepts/commoncodes/ccc_nj.html A Cure for the Common Codes: New Jersey] , Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed July 14, 2008.]
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website = http://www.fairhavennj.net
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Fair Haven is a Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey along the Navesink River. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 5,937.

Fair Haven was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 28, 1912, from portions of Shrewsbury Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April 23, 1912. Portions of the borough were exchanged with Red Bank on June 17, 1957."The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968", John P. Snyder, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 179.]


Fair Haven is located at coor dms|40|21|38|N|74|2|15|W|city (40.360581, -74.037387)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²), of which, 1.7 square miles (4.3 km²) of it is land and 0.60% is water.


estimate= 5885
estref= [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFPopulation?_event=ChangeGeoContext&geo_id=16000US3422440&_geoContext=&_street=&_county=fair+haven&_cityTown=fair+haven&_state=&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=010&_submenuId=population_0&ds_name=null&_ci_nbr=null&qr_name=null&reg=null%3Anull&_keyword=&_industry= Census data for Fair Haven borough] , United States Census Bureau. Accessed August 19, 2007.]
footnote=Population 1930 - 1990. [ [http://www.wnjpin.net/OneStopCareerCenter/LaborMarketInformation/lmi01/poptrd6.htm New Jersey Resident Population by Municipality: 1930 - 1990] , Workforce New Jersey Public Information Network. Accessed March 1, 2007.]
As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 5,937 people, 1,998 households, and 1,658 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,559.3 people per square mile (1,372.6/km²). There were 2,037 housing units at an average density of 1,221.2/sq mi (471.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 93.87% White, 4.09% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.98% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.33% of the population.

There were 1,998 households out of which 47.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.1% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.0% were non-families. 15.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the borough the population was spread out with 33.0% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.9 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $97,220, and the median income for a family was $109,760. Males had a median income of $83,657 versus $51,389 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $44,018. About 1.6% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.1% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.


Local government

Fair Haven is governed by the Borough form of government, with a mayor and a six-member Borough Council. The mayor serves a four-year term. Borough Council members serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year. All officials are elected at-large on a partisan basis. ["2005 New Jersey Legislative District Data Book", Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, April 2005, p. 63.]

The Mayor of the Borough of Fair Haven is Michael Halfacre, whose term of office ends on December 31, 2010. Members of the Fair Haven Borough Council are Council President Thomas J. Gilmour (2009), Jerome A. Koch (2008), Jon Peters (2007), Christopher Rinn (2009), John Lehnert (2010) and James P. Banahan (2010). [ [http://www.fairhavennj.net/pages/mayor_council.html Fair Haven Mayor / Council] , Borough of Fair Haven. Accessed June 29, 2008.]

Fair Haven is a participating municipality in an initiative to study regionalizing their municipal police force with one or more municipalities. The borough received a grant from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs in the amount of $40,950 along with the Boroughs of Rumson, Little Silver, Oceanport and Shrewsbury to hire professional consultants to conduct the study on their behalf. A report is due before the end of 2007.

Federal, state and county representation

Fair Haven is in the Twelfth Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 12th Legislative District. [ [http://www.lwvnj.org/pubs/CG06.pdf 2006 New Jersey Citizen's Guide to Government] , New Jersey League of Women Voters, p. 57. Accessed August 30, 2006.]


The Fair Haven Public Schools includes the following schools (with 2005-06 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics [ [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_list.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3404950 Data for the Fair Haven Public Schools] , National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed February 26, 2008.] ): The [http://www.fairhaven.edu/fh/Sickles%20School%20%28Pre%20K%20-%203%29/ Viola L. Sickles School] (PreK-3, 416 students) and the [http://www.fairhaven.edu/fh/Knollwood%20School%20%284-8%29 Knollwood School] (grades 4-8, 576 students).

Students in public school for grades 9-12 attend Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School, together with students from Rumson. [ [http://education.state.nj.us/rc/rc07/narrative/25/4580/25-4580-000.html Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School District 2007 Report Card Narrative] , New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 30, 2008. "The boroughs of Rumson and Fair Haven are residential communities zoned principally for single family dwellings. These adjacent communities are located in Northern Monmouth County, within forty miles of New York City and within a mile of the Atlantic Ocean."] The high school is located in Rumson and had an enrollment of 945 students in the 2005-06 school year. [ [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_detail.asp?Search=1&InstName=rumson&SchoolType=1&SchoolType=2&SchoolType=3&SchoolType=4&SpecificSchlTypes=all&IncGrade=-1&LoGrade=-1&HiGrade=-1&ID=341440004094 Data for Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School] , [National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed April 30, 2008.]


Fair Haven's first permanent settlement dates to a structure built in 1816 at the Navesink River near today's Fair Haven Road. By the mid-19th century, steamboats stopped at "Chandler's Dock" on a route between Red Bank and New York City, bringing visitors to the area and local oysters to the city. [ [http://www.fairhavennj.org/html/history.asp History] , Borough of Fair Haven. Accessed December 2, 2007.]

Fair Haven has a annual Fireman's Fair during the last week of August which attracts a couple thousand people, including noted musicians Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi. [ [http://www.fhfd.org/firemansfair.html] , Borough of Fair Haven. Accessed March 10, 2008.]

Notable residents

Notable current and former residents of Fair Haven include:
*Vince Lombardi (1913-1970), lived in Fair Haven while coaching with the New York Giants. [Anderson, Dave. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=990CE4DB1E31F934A2575AC0A963958260 "Sports of The Times; Confronting Some Haunting History on Lombardi Avenue"] , "The New York Times", September 17, 1995. Accessed February 26, 2008. "Another factor was that Lombardi's wife, Marie, wanted to return to her New Jersey Shore roots. The Lombardis had lived in Fair Haven, N.J., near Red Bank, before moving to Green Bay."]
*Robert W. Lucky (1936-), engineer. [Kamin, Arthur Z. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C05EFD81E3CF930A15753C1A962958260 "State Becomes a Part of Celebrating Marconi's Achievements"] , "The New York Times", October 23, 1994. Accessed July 6, 2008. "In 1987, the award was presented in Washington to Dr. Robert W. Lucky of Fair Haven, now the vice president for applied research with Bellcore, the Bell Communications research arm in Lincroft."]
*Bruce Mapes (1901-1961) figure skating pioneer who invented the flip jump and the toeloop. ["BRUCE MAPES SR., DIES; Former Professional Skater With 'Ice Follies' Was 59", "The New York Times", February 20, 1961.]


George Berry - First African American Councilman. Born August 13, 1927 in Fair Haven.

External links

* [http://www.fairhavennj.net Fair Haven web site]
* [http://www.fairhaven.edu Fair Haven Public Schools]
*NJReportCard|25|1440|0|Fair Haven Public Schools
* [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_list.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3404950 Data for the Fair Haven Public Schools] , National Center for Education Statistics
* [http://rumson.nj.schoolwebpages.com/education/school/school.php?sectionid=2 Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School District]
* [http://www.fhfd.org Fair Haven Fire Department]
* [http://www.fhfas.org Fair Haven First Aid Squad]
* [http://ahherald.com Atlantic Herald - NJ's 1st Official Electronic Newspaper]

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