Lake Como

Lake Como

[koh-moh; It. kaw-maw]
Como, Lake, Ital. Lago di Como or Lario, c.56 sq mi (145 sq km), 30 mi (48 km) long and from 1/2 to 21/2 mi (0.8-4 km) wide, in Lombardy, N Italy. Lake Como is a natural widening of the Adda River, which feeds and drains the lake. Situated in the foothills of the Alps, the lake is one of the most beautiful of Europe. It is a tourist resort, and handsome villas line its shores. Lecco, Como, Varennes, and Bellagio are principal towns.
ancient Lacus Larius

Lake, Lombardy, northern Italy. It lies at an elevation of 653 ft (199 m) in a depression surrounded by limestone and granite mountains. It is 29 mi (47 km) long and up to 2.5 mi (4 km) wide, with an area of 56 sq mi (146 sq km) and a maximum depth of 1,358 ft (414 m). Famous for its natural beauty, its shores have many resorts.

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Lake Como is a Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 1,806.

Lake Como was originally formed as the borough of South Belmar by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 12, 1924, from portions of Wall Township), based on the results of a referendum held on May 6, 1924. On November 2, 2004, voters in the borough approved changing the locality's name from South Belmar to Lake Como. The change became effective January 4, 2005.

Geography

Lake Como is located at (40.171538, -74.025370).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), of which, 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it is land and 3.85% is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,806 people, 824 households, and 391 families residing in the borough. The population density was 7,322.9 people per square mile (2,789.2/km²). There were 1,107 housing units at an average density of 4,488.6/sq mi (1,709.7/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 82.17% White, 7.75% African American, 0.44% Native American, 1.27% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 5.87% from other races, and 2.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.13% of the population.

There were 824 households out of which 22.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.3% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 52.5% were non-families. 41.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the borough the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 36.7% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 102.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.1 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $47,566, and the median income for a family was $56,538. Males had a median income of $41,550 versus $27,708 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $27,111. About 4.3% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Local government

Lake Como is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The government consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at large. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year.

The Mayor of Lake Como is Michael Ryan. Members of the Borough Council are Council President Brian Wilton, Kevin Lynch, Marni McFadden-Lee, Patricia Tzibrouk, Douglas E. Witte and Basil Wolfe.

Federal, state and county representation

Lake Como is in the Sixth Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 11th Legislative District.

Education

The Belmar School District serves students in public school for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Belmar Elementary School consists of a single school that served an enrollment of 540 students as of the 2005-06 school year. The district also serves students from Lake Como who attend as part of a sending/receiving relationship. The single school is two schools in one, a primary school for grades preschool through fifth and a middle school organization plan for grades six through eight.

Students attending public high school are assigned based on sending/receiving relationships to either Manasquan High School or Asbury Park High School. Manasquan High School also serves students from Avon-by-the-Sea, Brielle, Lake Como, Sea Girt, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights who attended Manasquan High School as part of sending/receiving relationships with their respective districts. Students may also attend Red Bank Regional High School, Marine Academy of Science and Technology, Academy of Allied Health & Science, Academy Charter School, High Technology High School, Communications High School or Biotechnology High School.

Students may also attend Academy Charter High School, located in Lake Como, which serves residents of Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Avon-by-the-Sea, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Deal, Interlaken and Lake Como, and accepts students on a lottery basis.

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