NJ Population Shifts to Central and South Jersey

Captiol Quickies reports that one third of New Jersey’s 40 legislative districts will have to be redrawn under a new map due to the 2010 Census data delivered to state officials today.

The average population of the legislative districts is to be 220,000 people.

In Monmouth County,  the population of the 12th district, which also includes parts of Mercer County, has grown and the district will have to be contracted geographically.  Senator Jennifer Beck and Assembly Members Caroline Casagrande and Declan O’Scanlon represent the 12th.

The 30th district which includes Allentown, Farmingdale and Howell in Monmouth, and portions of Burlington, Mercer and Ocean counties will be contracted substantially as the population of Lakewood in Ocean County exploded by 54% from 60,352 in the 2000 census to 92,843 in 2010.  The 30th is represented by Senator Robert Singer and Assemblymen Joseph Mallone and Ronald Dancer.

The 13th district, which includes the Monmouth County bayshore and Old Bridge in Middlesex County has a population of 219,564 in the new census and could remain as drawn in the 2000 map.  Senator Joe Kyrillos and Assembly Members Amy Hanlon and Sam Thompson represent the 13th.  Thompson is also the Middlesex County GOP chairman.

The population of the 11th district, coastal Monmouth from Atlantic Highlands south to Brielle (with the exception of Manasquan which is in the 10th) has declined, which will require the district to be expanded geographically.  The 11this currently the only legislative district with is comprised exclusively on Monmouth County towns.  It is represented by Senator Sean Kean and Assembly Members Dave Rible and Mary Pat Angelini.

The 10th district includes Manasquan in Monmouth County and the northern coastal sections of Ocean County.  Its population has also declined which will require the district to be expanded geographically.  The 10th is currently represented by Senator Anthony Ciesla and Assemblymen David Wolfe and James Holzapfel.  Ciesla has announced that he will not seek another term.

Posted: February 3rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Legislature | Tags: , , | 5 Comments »

5 Comments on “NJ Population Shifts to Central and South Jersey”

  1. Justified Right said at 11:02 pm on February 3rd, 2011:

    92,000 in Lakewood? Really? Thats about as much as Woodbridge. Thats nearly twice the size of Howell.

    I’d want to recheck that number.

  2. ArtGallagher said at 8:44 am on February 4th, 2011:

    check it here http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/02/njs_population_grew_most_in_so.html?appSession=74495498649184

  3. Justified Right said at 11:34 am on February 4th, 2011:

    I’m still skeptical Art. Towns of similar size have 3 High Schools (Woodbridge, Toms River). How does Lakewood have 1?

    I demand a recount!

    You know what this means – Republican control of that district is in jeopardy. When they shrink it, they will likely move Howell out.

  4. Danny said at 12:22 pm on February 4th, 2011:

    It doesn’t need more public schools because most children go to private schools.

    And Lakewood voted 70% Mc’cain so I don’t see why it be a problem for Republicans if the 30th becomes more Lakewood centric.

  5. Justified Right said at 3:23 pm on February 4th, 2011: