Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
settlement_type = Borough
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map_caption = Map of Point Pleasant Beach in Ocean County. Inset: Location of Ocean County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.

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map_caption1 = Census Bureau map of Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

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 = Vincent Barrella (R, 2011)
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established_title = Incorporated
established_date = May 18, 1886

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area_total_km2 = 4.4
area_land_km2 = 3.7
area_water_km2 = 0.7
area_total_sq_mi = 1.7
area_land_sq_mi = 1.4
area_water_sq_mi = 0.3

population_as_of = 2007
population_footnotes =
population_total = 5411
population_density_km2 = 1427.0
population_density_sq_mi = 3696.0

timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
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elevation_m = 3
elevation_ft = 10
latd = 40 |latm = 5 |lats = 30 |latNS = N
longd = 74 |longm = 2 |longs = 42 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 08742
area_code = 732
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 34-59910GR|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.pointpleasantbeach.org
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Point Pleasant Beach is a Borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 5,314.

Point Pleasant Beach was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on May 18, 1886, from portions of Brick Township, subject to the results of a referendum passed the previous day."The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968", John P. Snyder, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 205.]

Point Pleasant Beach is a Jersey Shore community situated on the Barnegat Peninsula, a long, narrow barrier peninsula that divides the Barnegat Bay from the Atlantic Ocean. The Point Pleasant Beach boardwalk is approximately one mile long, spanning the coastline from the Manasquan Inlet at the north to New Jersey Avenue in the south. The central third of the boardwalk is jam-packed with amusement rides, arcades, pizza joints, ice cream parlors, games-of-chance and miniature golf courses. Point Pleasant Beach is also the northern terminus of the East Coast's Intracoastal Waterway.

It was ranked the eighth best beach in New Jersey in the 2008 Top 10 Beaches Contest sponsored by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. [cite news |last=Urgo |first=Jacqueline L. |title=Triumph for South Jersey |publisher=The Philadelphia Inquirer |date=May 23, 2008 |url=http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/entertainment/19204259.html |accessdate=2008-05-30]


Point Pleasant Beach is located at coor dms|40|5|30|N|74|2|42|W|city (40.091565, -74.045032)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.5 km²), of which, 1.4 square miles (3.7 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (16.28%) is water.


estref= [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFPopulation?_event=ChangeGeoContext&geo_id=16000US3459910&_geoContext=01000US%7C04000US34%7C05000US34025%7C06000US3402546560&_street=&_county=point+pleasant&_cityTown=point+pleasant&_state=04000US34&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=geoSelect&_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 Point Pleasant Beach borough] , United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2008.]
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 5,314 people, 2,317 households, and 1,316 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,696.0 people per square mile (1,424.8/km²). There were 3,558 housing units at an average density of 2,474.7/sq mi (954.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.94% White, 0.53% African American, 0.34% Native American, 1.02% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.47% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.40% of the population.

There were 2,317 households out of which 22.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.3% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.2% were non-families. 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the borough the population was spread out with 19.2% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 101.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.9 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $51,105, and the median income for a family was $61,250. Males had a median income of $40,507 versus $37,500 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $27,853. About 5.0% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.


Local government

Point Pleasant Beach 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 Point Pleasant Beach is Vincent Barrella (R, term ends December 31, 2011). Members of the Borough Council are Kristine Mercuro Tooker (R, 2011), Raymond C. Cervino (R, 2011), Daniel DiCorcia (D, 2008), John Dixon (D, 2009), Michael Loughran (R, 2008) and John Mercun (D, 2009). [ [http://www.pointpleasantbeach.org/council.shtml Point Pleasant Beach Borough Government] , accessed April 29, 2007.] [ [http://www.oceancountyclerk.com/elelectedofficials2007.pdf#page=9 2007 Elected Officials of Ocean County] , Ocean County, New Jersey. p. 9. Accessed August 14, 2007.]

Federal, state and county representation

Point Pleasant Beach is in the Fourth Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 10th Legislative District. [ [http://www.lwvnj.org/pubs/CG06.pdf 2006 New Jersey Citizen's Guide to Government] , New Jersey League of Women Voters, p. 63. Accessed August 30, 2006.]


The Point Pleasant Beach School District serves students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Schools in the district are [http://www.ptpleasantbch.k12.nj.us/antrim/antrim_web/index.html G. Harold Antrim Elementary School] (K-8) and Point Pleasant Beach High School for grades 9-12. Antrim Elementary School was 50 years old as of 2005.

In addition to the students of Point Pleasant Beach, the district serves students from Bay Head and Lavallette for grades 9-12 and those from Mantoloking for K-12, as part of sending/receiving relationships. Some outside tuition students attend both schools. [ [http://education.state.nj.us/rc/rc06/narrative/29/4220/29-4220-000.html POINT PLEASANT BEACH BORO - School Report Card] , New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed November 17, 2007. "In addition to serving the students of Point Pleasant Beach the district serves the high school age students of Bay Head, Mantoloking and Lavallette."]


New Jersey Transit trains stop at the Point Pleasant Beach station on Arnold Avenue, with service on the North Jersey Coast Line north to Penn Station Newark, Hoboken Terminal, and Penn Station New York in Midtown Manhattan.

Pop culture references

Composer Edward Manukyan, who lived in Point Pleasant Beach briefly in 2002, wrote a song about the city. [ [http://www.edwardmanukyan.com/songlist.html LIST OF SONGS BY EDWARD MANUKYAN] , accessed April 29, 2007.] Point Pleasant Beach is mentioned for its reputation as a popular summer tourist spot in several episodes of the HBO series "The Sopranos".Fact|date=September 2007

Noted residents

Notable current and former residents of Point Pleasant Beach include:
*Robert (born 1966) and Dean DeLeo (born 1961), bass guitarist and guitarist respectively, from the musical rock group Stone Temple Pilots, grew up in Point Pleasant Beach. [McKeon, Therese. [http://www.belowempty.com/Articles/000821_Shoutweb.php "Flying High"] , BelowEmpty.com, August 21, 2000. Accessed September 4, 2008. "Robert DeLeo: 98! Actually we were born in Montclair but we grew up down in Point Pleasant Beach – down at the shore (Robert pronounces it "shaw" in his best New Jersey accent)."]
*Alfred M. Gray, Jr. (born 1928) was the twenty-ninth Commandant of the Marine Corps. [ [http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/speeches/1987/061687c.htm Nomination of Lieutenant General Alfred M. Gray, Jr., To Be Commandant of the Marine Corps] , Ronald Reagen Presidential Library, dated June 16, 1987. Accessed December 13, 2007. "Lt. Gen. Gray was born on June 22, 1928, in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ."]


External links

* [http://www.pointpleasantbeach.org/ Point Pleasant Beach website]
* [http://www.ptpleasantbch.k12.nj.us/ Point Pleasant Beach School District]
*NJReportCard|29|4220|0|Point Pleasant Beach School District
* [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_list.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3413320 Data for the Point Pleasant Beach School District] , National Center for Education Statistics
* [http://pointbeachems.org/ Point Pleasant First Aid and Emergency Squad]
* [http://www.ofc1.org/ Ocean Fire Company #1]
* [http://www.oceancountylibrary.org/Branches/P/p.htm Point Pleasant Beach Branch of Ocean County Library]
* [http://www.pointpleasantbeachnj.org/ Point Pleasant Beach Chamber of Commerce website]

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