Seaside Park, New Jersey

Seaside Park, New Jersey

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Seaside Park, New Jersey
settlement_type = Borough
nickname =
motto =

imagesize = 200px
image_caption = Seaside Park beach


mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Map of Seaside Park in Ocean County. Inset: Location of Ocean County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.

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map_caption1 =

subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = New Jersey
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Ocean
government_footnotes =
government_type = Borough (New Jersey)
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Thomas E. Connors (2011)
leader_title1 =
leader_name1 =
established_title =
established_date =

unit_pref = Imperial
area_footnotes =
area_magnitude =
area_total_km2 = 2.0
area_land_km2 = 1.7
area_water_km2 = 0.3
area_total_sq_mi = 0.8
area_land_sq_mi = 0.7
area_water_sq_mi = 0.1

population_as_of = 2000
population_footnotes =
population_total = 2263
population_density_km2 = 1344.2
population_density_sq_mi = 3481.5

timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_footnotes =
elevation_m = 2
elevation_ft = 7
latd = 39 |latm = 55 |lats = 38 |latNS = N
longd = 74 |longm = 4 |longs = 39 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 08752
area_code = 732
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 34-66480GR|2 [ [ A Cure for the Common Codes: New Jersey] , Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed July 14, 2008.]
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0880451GR|3
website =
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Seaside Park is a Borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 2,263. Seaside Park is situated on the Barnegat Peninsula, a long, narrow barrier peninsula that separates Barnegat Bay from the Atlantic Ocean.

What is now Seaside Park was a section of Dover Township (now known as Toms River Township) until the creation of Berkeley Township in 1875. The area then became known as the “Sea Side Park” section of Berkeley Township. Over the next twenty-five years, lots were sold, houses and roads were built, and the population of Seaside Park began to slowly grow.

On March 3, 1898, New Jersey Senate President Foster M. Voorhees, the acting Governor of New Jersey, signed a bill incorporating “Sea Side Park” as an independent borough, created from portions of Berkeley Township."The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968", John P. Snyder, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 205.] Originally, the town ran from 14th Avenue to North Avenue, about half its present size. An area known as the Berkeley Tract, north of the original area of the borough, was annexed on or about May 12, 1900.

As the community grew, the name of the borough lost a space. In 1914, a newly-appointed municipal clerk wrote the name of the town as “Seaside Park” in the council minutes. This practice continues to this day. [ [ "Sea Side Park" A Brief History] , Borough of Seaside Park. Accessed March 22, 2006.]


Seaside Park is located at coor dms|39|55|38|N|74|4|39|W|city (39.927154, -74.077602)GR|1.According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²), of which, 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (14.47%) is water.


estimate= 2302
estref= [ Census data for Seaside Park borough] , United States Census Bureau. Accessed August 1, 2007.]
footnote=Population 1930 - 1990. [ [ 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 2,263 people, 1,127 households, and 606 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,481.5 people per square mile (1,344.2/km²). There were 2,811 housing units at an average density of 4,324.6/sq mi (1,669.7/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.79% White, 0.27% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.30% of the population.

There were 1,127 households out of which 16.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.3% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.2% were non-families. 38.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.61.

In the borough the population was spread out with 14.4% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 25.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $45,380, and the median income for a family was $58,636. Males had a median income of $42,813 versus $27,333 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $30,090. About 6.4% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.3% of those under age 18 and 1.5% of those age 65 or over.


Local government

Seaside Park is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The government consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at large. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year."2005 New Jersey Legislative District Data Book", Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, April 2005, p. 53.]

The Mayor of Seaside Park is Thomas E. Connors (D, term expires December 31, 2011). Borough Council Members are Jim Jablonski (R, 2009), Nancy Koury (D, 2008), Dr. Frank "Fritz" McHugh (D, 2010), Sharon Pratico (D, 2009) and Norma Spice (R, 2008) and a vacancy created by the death of Agnes Wierzbowski (D, 2010) (which will also cause a special election in November 2008 to fill out the unexpired term). [ [ Seaside Park Mayor and Council Committees] , Borough of Seaside Park. Accessed April 22, 2008. Koury's term end date is shown as 2006.] [ [ 2008 Elected Officials of Ocean County] , Ocean County, New Jersey. p. 10. Accessed April 22, 2008.] [Michels, Chelsea. [ "Seaside Park mourning official"] , "Asbury Park Press", July 18, 2008. Accessed August 2, 2008.]

Federal, state and county representation

Seaside Park is in the Third Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 10th Legislative District. [ [ 2006 New Jersey Citizen's Guide to Government] , New Jersey League of Women Voters, p. 64. Accessed August 30, 2006.]


The Seaside Park School District serves public school students in Kindergarten through sixth grade. Seaside Park Elementary School had an enrollment of 108 students in the 2005-06 school year. [ [ Data for the Seaside Park Elementary School] , National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed April 22, 2008.]

Students in public school for grades 7 through 12 attend the schools of the Central Regional School District, which serves students from the municipalities of Berkeley Township, Island Heights, Ocean Gate, Seaside Heights and Seaside Park. [ [ Central Regional School District 2007 School Report Card Narrative] , New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 22, 2008. "The Central Regional School District is located in the Bayville section of Berkeley Township and draws from the constituent districts of Berkeley Township, Island Heights, Ocean Gate, Seaside Heights, and Seaside Park."] The total student population in the district is approximately 2,400, instructed by 200 staff members. The schools in the district are [ Central Regional Middle School] for grades 7 and 8 (833 students), and Central Regional High School for grades 9 - 12 (1,494 students).


External links

* [ Seaside Park official website]
* [ Seaside Park Elementary School]
*NJReportCard|29|4720|0|Seaside Park Elementary School
* [ Data for the Seaside Park Elementary School] , National Center for Education Statistics
* [ Central Regional School District]

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