Neptune Township, New Jersey

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Neptune Township is a township located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 27,690.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 22.7 km² (8.8 mi²). 21.3 km² (8.2 mi²) of it is land and 1.4 km² (0.5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 6.16% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 27,690 people, 10,907 households, and 6,805 families residing in the township. The population density is 1,300.6/km² (3,366.8/mi²). There are 12,217 housing units at an average density of 573.8/km² (1,485.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 55.92% White, 38.16% African American, 0.17% Native American, 1.17% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.98% from other races, and 2.56% from two or more races. 5.55% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 10,907 households out of which 26.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.6% are married couples living together, 15.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.6% are non-families. 31.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.46 and the average family size is 3.14.

In the township the population is spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 87.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township is $46,250, and the median income for a family is $57,735. Males have a median income of $42,920 versus $31,057 for females. The per capita income for the township is $22,569. 11.7% of the population and 7.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 17.2% of those under the age of 18 and 9.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Notable Residents: Among the notable residents (present and former) of the Township are actor Jack Nicholson, (John Joseph Nicholson) born April 22, 1937 [1] (http://www.biography.com/search/article.jsp?aid=9423081&search=), and former Air Force member, D Robert Dunn, (Dwayne Robert Dunn) born on February 18, 1960.

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