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Alexandria Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Alexandria
Map of Alexandria Township in Hunterdon County. Inset: Location of Hunterdon County in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Alexandria Township in Hunterdon County. Inset: Location of Hunterdon County in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Alexandria Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Alexandria Township, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Hunterdon
Royal charter March 5, 1765
Incorporated February 21, 1798
Named for James Alexander
Area
 • Total 27.640 sq mi (71.587 km2)
 • Land 27.423 sq mi (71.025 km2)
 • Water 0.217 sq mi (0.562 km2)  0.79%
Area rank 97th of 566 in state
9th of 26 in county
Elevation 404 ft (123 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 4,938
 • Estimate (2015) 4,854
 • Rank 380th of 566 in state
8th of 26 in county
 • Density 180.1/sq mi (69.5/km2)
 • Density rank 515th of 566 in state
21st of 26 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 08848 - Milford
08867 - Pittstown
Area code(s) 908
FIPS code 3401900550
GNIS feature ID 0882186
Website www.alexandrianj.gov

Alexandria Township is a township in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 4,938, reflecting an increase of 240 (+5.1%) from the 4,698 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,104 (+30.7%) from the 3,594 counted in the 1990 Census.

Alexandria was formed by Royal charter on March 5, 1765, from portions of Bethlehem Township, and was incorporated as one of New Jersey's initial 104 townships by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Portions of the township were taken to form Frenchtown (April 4, 1867), Holland Township (April 13, 1874, restored to Alexandria on March 4, 1878, and recreated on March 11, 1879) and Milford (April 15, 1911). The township was named for James Alexander, who served as New Jersey Attorney General.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 27.640 square miles (71.587 km2), including 27.423 square miles (71.025 km2) of land and 0.217 square miles (0.562 km2) of water (0.79%).

Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Everittstown, Little York, Mechlings Corner, Mount Pleasant, Mount Salem, Palmyra and Swinesburg. Pittstown is an unincorporated community that is also spread across Franklin Township and Union Township.

The township borders the municipalities of Bethlehem Township, Franklin Township, Frenchtown, Holland Township, Kingwood Township, Milford and Union Township in Hunterdon County; and both Bridgeton Township and Tinicum Township in Bucks County across the Delaware River border with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 1,503
1810 2,271
1820 2,619 15.3%
1830 3,042 16.2%
1840 3,420 12.4%
1850 3,811 11.4%
1860 4,088 7.3%
1870 3,341 * −18.3%
1880 1,324 * −60.4%
1890 1,250 −5.6%
1900 1,045 −16.4%
1910 1,045 0.0%
1920 938 * −10.2%
1930 1,094 16.6%
1940 1,186 8.4%
1950 1,369 15.4%
1960 1,629 19.0%
1970 2,127 30.6%
1980 2,798 31.5%
1990 3,594 28.4%
2000 4,698 30.7%
2010 4,938 5.1%
Est. 2015 4,854 −1.7%
Population sources: 1790-1920
1840 1850-1870 1850
1870 1880-1890 1890-1910
1910-1930 1930-1990
2000 2010
* = Lost territory in previous decade.

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,938 people, 1,758 households, and 1,384 families residing in the township. The population density was 180.1 per square mile (69.5/km2). There were 1,865 housing units at an average density of 68.0 per square mile (26.3/km2)*. The racial makeup of the township was 94.80% (4,681) White, 2.00% (99) Black or African American, 0.04% (2) Native American, 1.82% (90) Asian, 0.02% (1) Pacific Islander, 0.63% (31) from other races, and 0.69% (34) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.22% (159) of the population.

There were 1,758 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.4% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.3% were non-families. 16.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the township, the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 16.8% from 25 to 44, 38.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.5 years. For every 100 females there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 95.9 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $117,404 (with a margin of error of +/- $11,426) and the median family income was $137,821 (+/- $24,473). Males had a median income of $101,927 (+/- $22,844) versus $60,875 (+/- $7,233) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $47,777 (+/- $5,059). About 3.0% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 4,698 people, 1,535 households, and 1,290 families residing in the township. The population density was 170.6 people per square mile (65.9/km²). There were 1,598 housing units at an average density of 58.0 per square mile (22.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.02% White, 0.79% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.72% of the population.

There were 1,535 households out of which 42.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.9% were married couples living together, 4.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.9% were non-families. 13.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $92,730, and the median income for a family was $93,619. Males had a median income of $70,996 versus $39,904 for females. The per capita income for the township was $34,622. About 4.3% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.7% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 71.43 miles (114.96 km) of roadways, of which 48.77 miles (78.49 km) were maintained by the municipality and 22.66 miles (36.47 km) by Hunterdon County.

No Interstate, U.S. or State routes pass through. Only major roads, such as CR 513, CR 519 and CR 579 (which only runs along the northeast border), pass through Alexandria.

Interstate 78 is the closest limited access road which is accessible outside the municipality in bordering Union and Franklin Townships.

Surrounding communities


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