Longport, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Longport
A house in Longport
A house in Longport
Map of Longport in Atlantic County
Map of Longport in Atlantic County
Census Bureau map of Longport, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Longport, New Jersey
Coordinates: 39°18′39″N 74°31′34″W / 39.310774°N 74.526243°W / 39.310774; -74.526243Coordinates: 39°18′39″N 74°31′34″W / 39.310774°N 74.526243°W / 39.310774; -74.526243[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Atlantic
Incorporated March 7, 1898
Government[5]
   Type Walsh Act
   Mayor Nick Russo (term ends May 31, 2016)[3]
   Clerk Emilia R. Strawder (acting)[4]
Area[2]
   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[6] 0 ft (0 m)
Population (2010 Census)[7][8][9]
   Total 895
   Estimate (2012[10]) 887
   Rank 537th of 566 in state
22nd of 23 in county[11]
   Density 2,323.7/sq mi (897.2/km2)
   Density rank 263rd of 566 in state
7th of 23 in county[11]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
   Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08403[12][13]
Area code(s) 609 exchanges: 487, 822, 823[14]
FIPS code 3400141370[15][2][16]
GNIS feature ID 0885286[17][2]
Website www.longport-nj.us

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,[7][8][9] 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.[18]

Longport was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 7, 1898, from portions of Egg Harbor Township.[19]

Geography

Great Egg Coast Guard Station in Longport

Longport is located at 39°18′39″N 74°31′34″W / 39.310774°N 74.526243°W / 39.310774; -74.526243 (39.310774,-74.526243). According to the 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 was land and 1.175 square miles (3.043 km2) of it (75.31%) was water.[2][1]

The borough neighbors Margate City, and shares Absecon Island with Ventnor City and Atlantic City.

Longport is located on the southwest corner of 8.1-mile (13.0 km) long Absecon Island, along with Margate City, Ventnor City and Atlantic City to the northeast.[20]

Longport, south from 11th Avenue.

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.[21]

Demographics

Church of the Redeemer, which has now burned down as a result of a derecho during the week of July 4, 2012
Historical population
Census Pop. %
1900 80
1910 118 47.5%
1920 200 69.5%
1930 228 14.0%
1940 303 32.9%
1950 618 104.0%
1960 1,077 74.3%
1970 1,225 13.7%
1980 1,249 2.0%
1990 1,224 2.0%
2000 1,054 13.9%
2010 895 15.1%
Est. 2012 887 [10] 0.9%
Population sources:
1900 2000[22] 1900 1920[23]
1900 1910[24] 1910 1930[25]
1930 1990[26] 2000[27][28] 2010[8]

Census 2010

At 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 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. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 1.12% (10) of the population.[7]

There were 470 households 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.[7]

In the borough, 11.6% of the population were 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.[7]

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.[29]

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census[15] 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.[27][28]

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.[27][28]

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.[27][28]

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.[27][28]

Government

Local government

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 in non-partisan elections held in May. Each commissioner is assigned a specific department to head in addition to their legislative functions.[5][30]

As of 2013, members of the Longport Borough Commission are Mayor Nicholas Russo (Commissioner of Public Affairs and Public Safety), Daniel Lawler (Commissioner of Revenue and Finance) and James P. Leeds, Sr. (Commissioner of Public Works, Parks and Public Property), all of whom are serving terms that end May 31, 2016.[31][32]

Federal, state and county representation

Longport is located in the 2nd Congressional District[33] and is part of New Jersey's 2nd state legislative district.[8][34][35]

New Jersey's Second Congressional District is represented by Frank LoBiondo (R, Ventnor City).[36] New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Cory Booker (D, Newark; took office on October 31, 2013, after winning a special election to fill the seat of Frank Lautenberg)[37][38] and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).[39][40]

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 Chris A. Brown (R, Ventnor City) and John F. Amodeo (D, Northfield).[41] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[42] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[43]

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.[44][45] The County Executive is Dennis Levinson (Linwood, term ends December 31, 2015.[46] As of 2013, Atlantic County's Freeholders are the four at-large members; Colin G. Bell (Northfield, 2015)[47], Alexander C. Marino (Linwood, 2014)[48], Vice Chairman Joseph J. McDevitt (Ventnor City, 2013)[49] and John W. Risley (Northfield, 2014)[50]; and five district members elected from District 1 (Atlantic City (part), Egg Harbor Township (part) and Pleasantville) Charles T. Garrett (Atlantic City, 2013)[51], District 2 - (Atlantic City (part), Egg Harbor Township (part), Longport, Margate City, Somers Point and Ventnor City), Chairman Frank D. Formica (Atlantic City, 2015)[52], District 3 (Egg Harbor Township (part), Hamilton Township (part), Linwood and Northfield) - Frank Sutton (Egg Harbor Township, 2014)[53], District 4 (Absecon, Brigantine, Galloway Township and Port Republic - Richard Dase (Galloway Township, 2013)[54] 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).[55][44]

Education

Longport is a non-operating school district that had 49 students in the Margate district and 8 in Atlantic City for high school as of 2010, operating with a three-member board of education that oversaw its relationships with its sending districts.[56] For Kindergarten through eighth grade, students attend the Margate City Schools in Margate City as part of a sending/receiving relationship.[57][58] Schools in the district (with 2010 11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[59]) are William H. Ross Elementary School[60] (grades K-4; 267 students) and Eugene A. Tighe Middle School[61] (grades 5-8; 247 students).[62]

Public school students in ninth through twelfth grades, 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.[63] The Longport Board of Education has investigated the possibility of offering city students the option of attending either Ocean City High School or Atlantic City High School, as part of an effort to control the costs for the average of ten Longport students sent to attend public high school annually. With the Atlantic City district charging tuition estimated at nearly $24,000 per student by 2013 14 and the Ocean City School District charging 25% less per student, district officials estimated prospective savings of $128,000 in the first fiver years, though those savings could evaportae if more of the nearly two-thirds of students attending private high schools were to shift to choose the new Ocean City option.[64]

Borough public school students are also eligible to attend the Atlantic County Institute of Technology in the Mays Landing, New Jersey section of Hamilton Township[65] or the Charter-Tech High School for the Performing Arts, located in Somers Point.[66]

Private school options in the area include Holy Spirit High School in Absecon.

Transportation

The borough had a total of 13.56 miles (21.82 km) of roadways, of which 12.78 miles (20.57 km) are maintained by the municipality and 0.78 miles (1.26 km) by Atlantic County.[67]

New Jersey Transit provides bus service on the 505 route between the borough and Atlantic City.[68][69]

Community

Longport offers surfing and other water sports recreation on the beaches at 32nd Avenue and Pelham Avenue.[70]

Notable people

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Longport include:

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Preceded by
Margate City
Beaches of New Jersey Succeeded by
Ocean City
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