|Longport, New Jersey|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||March 7, 1898|
|Mayor||Nick Russo (term ends May 31, 2016)|
|Clerk||Emilia R. Strawder (acting)|
|Total||1.560 sq mi (4.040 km2)|
|Land||0.385 sq mi (0.998 km2)|
|Water||1.175 sq mi (3.043 km2) 75.31%|
|Elevation||0 ft (0 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|Density||2,323.7/sq mi (897.2/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0885286|
Longport is a borough in Atlantic County, New Jersey on the Atlantic Ocean shore of Absecon Island. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 895, reflecting a decline of 159 (-15.1%) from the 1,054 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 170 (-13.9%) from the 1,224 counted in the 1990 Census.
Longport is located at United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.560 square miles (4.040 km2), of which, 0.385 square miles (0.998 km2) of it is land and 1.175 square miles (3.043 km2) of it (75.31%) is water.(39.310774,-74.526243). According to the
Streets at the southern end of the borough start at 11th Street, as the ten streets below it have been washed out on the delicate barrier island.
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1930-1990 2000 2010
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 895 people, 470 households, and 251.9 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,323.7 inhabitants per square mile (897.2 /km2). There were 1,656 housing units at an average density of 4,299.4 per square mile (1,660.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.88% (885) White, 0.34% (3) Black or African American, 0.11% (1) Native American, 0.45% (4) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.11% (1) from other races, and 0.11% (1) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.12% (10) of the population.
There were 470 households out of which 11.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.4% were non-families. 43.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.90 and the average family size was 2.61.
In the borough the population was spread out with 11.6% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 10.6% from 25 to 44, 36.3% from 45 to 64, and 37.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 58.2 years. For every 100 females there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $70,625 (with a margin of error of +/- $13,665) and the median family income was $107,188 (+/- $48,480). Males had a median income of $72,143 (+/- $53,388) versus $65,357 (+/- $24,760) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $78,988 (+/- $16,924). About 1.0% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.0% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 1,054 people, 544 households, and 317 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,765.2 people per square mile (1,070.9/km2). There were 1,574 housing units at an average density of 4,129.5 per square mile (1,599.3/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.58% White, 0.09% African American, 1.14% Asian, and 0.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.
There were 544 households out of which 10.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.7% were non-families. 37.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.94 and the average family size was 2.53.
In the borough the population was spread out with 11.4% under the age of 18, 2.6% from 18 to 24, 18.9% from 25 to 44, 32.6% from 45 to 64, and 34.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 57 years. For every 100 females there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $51,324, and the median income for a family was $68,194. Males had a median income of $53,250 versus $36,146 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $50,884. About 2.9% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.
Longport operates under the Walsh Act commission form of New Jersey municipal government. Three non-partisan commissioners are elected at-large to four-year terms of office. Each commissioner is assigned a specific department to head in addition to their legislative functions.
As of 2012[update], members of the Longport Borough Commission are Nicholas Russo (Mayor and Commissioner of Public Affairs and Public Safety), Daniel Lawler (Commissioner of Revenue and Finance) and James P. Leeds (Commissioner of Public Works, Parks and Public Property).
New Jersey's Second Congressional District is represented by Frank LoBiondo (R, Ventnor City). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Frank Lautenberg (D, Cliffside Park) and Bob Menendez (D, Hoboken).
The 2nd Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Jim Whelan (D, Atlantic City), and in the General Assembly by John F. Amodeo (R, Margate City) and Chris A. Brown (R, Ventnor City). The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township). The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).
Atlantic County is governed by a County Executive directly chosen by voters, with the county's legislature, the Board of Chosen Freeholders, consisting of nine members elected to three-year terms on a staggered basis, with three seats coming up for election each year; four of its members are elected at-large and there are five election districts, each of which elect a single member. The County Executive is Dennis Levinson (Linwood, term ends December 31, 2015. As of 2013[update], Atlantic County's Freeholders are the four at-large members; Colin G. Bell (Northfield, 2015), Alexander C. Marino (Linwood, 2014), Vice Chairman Joseph J. McDevitt (Ventnor City, 2013) and John W. Risley (Northfield, 2014); and five district members elected from District 1 (Atlantic City (part), Egg Harbor Township (part) and Pleasantville) Charles T. Garrett (Atlantic City, 2013), District 2 - (Atlantic City (part), Egg Harbor Township (part), Longport, Margate City, Somers Point and Ventnor City), Chairman Frank D. Formica (Atlantic City, 2015), District 3 (Egg Harbor Township (part), Hamilton Township (part), Linwood and Northfield) - Frank Sutton (Egg Harbor Township, 2014), District 4 (Absecon, Brigantine, Galloway Township and Port Republic - Richard Dase (Galloway Township, 2013) and District 5 (Buena Borough, Buena Vista Township, Corbin City, Egg Harbor City, Estell Manor, Folsom, Hamilton Township (part), Hammonton, Mullica Township and Weymouth Township) - James A. Bertino (Hammonton, 2015).
For Kindergarten through eighth grade, students attend the Margate City Schools in Margate City as part of a sending/receiving relationship. Schools in the district (with 2009-10 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are William H. Ross School (grades 3-5; 165 students) and Eugene A. Tighe School (grades 6-8; 198 students).
Public school students in grades 9-12, along with those from Brigantine, Margate City and Ventnor City, attend Atlantic City High School in neighboring Atlantic City, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Atlantic City School District.
Longport offers surfing and other water sports recreation on the beaches at 32nd Avenue and Pelham Avenue.
Notable current and former residents of Longport include:
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