Belmar, New Jersey

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Belmar is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 6,045. The Borough of Belmar is governed under the Faulkner Act (Small Municipality) system of municipal government.

What is now Belmar was originally incorporated as Ocean Beach borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 9, 1885, from portions of Wall Township, based on the results of a referendum held two days earlier. On April 16, 1889, it became the City of Elcho borough, which lasted for a few weeks until the name was changed to the City of Belmar Borough as of May 14, 1889. The city acquired its current name, Borough of Belmar, on November 20, 1890.[5]

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Geography

Belmar is located at 40°10′42″N 74°01′21″W / 40.178342°N 74.022446°W / 40.178342; -74.022446 (40.178342, -74.022446).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), of which, 1.0 square miles (2.6 km2) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.7 km2) of it (39.65%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 6,045 people, 2,946 households, and 1,316 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,921.7 people per square mile (2,288.2/km2). There were 3,996 housing units at an average density of 3,914.5/sq mi (1,512.6/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 91.53% White, 3.46% Black, 0.18% Native American, 1.03% Asian, 1.99% from other races, and 1.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.85% of the population.

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