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East Hanover Township, New Jersey
Township of East Hanover
Ellis Cook House
Ellis Cook House
Location in Morris County and the state of New Jersey
Location in Morris County and the state of New Jersey
Census Bureau map of East Hanover, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of East Hanover, New Jersey
East Hanover Township, New Jersey is located in Morris County, New Jersey
East Hanover Township, New Jersey
East Hanover Township, New Jersey
Location in Morris County, New Jersey
East Hanover Township, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
East Hanover Township, New Jersey
East Hanover Township, New Jersey
Location in New Jersey
East Hanover Township, New Jersey is located in the United States
East Hanover Township, New Jersey
East Hanover Township, New Jersey
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Morris
Incorporated May 9, 1928
 • Type Faulkner Act (small municipality)
 • Body Township Council
 • Total 8.10 sq mi (20.98 km2)
 • Land 7.88 sq mi (20.40 km2)
 • Water 0.23 sq mi (0.58 km2)  2.79%
Area rank 231st of 565 in state
19th of 39 in county
226 ft (69 m)
 • Total 11,157
 • Estimate 
 • Rank 219th of 566 in state
17th of 39 in county
 • Density 1,413.7/sq mi (545.8/km2)
 • Density rank 342nd of 566 in state
20th of 39 in county
Time zone UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
Area code(s) 973
FIPS code 3402719210
GNIS feature ID 0882192

East Hanover Township is a township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 11,157, reflecting a decline of 236 (-2.1%) from the 11,393 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,467 (+14.8%) from the 9,926 counted in the 1990 Census.

The North American headquarters of Mondelēz International (parent company of Nabisco) and the pharmaceutical company Novartis are located in East Hanover.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 8.136 square miles (21.074 km2), including 7.892 square miles (20.441 km2) of land and 0.244 square miles (0.633 km2) of water (3.00%).

Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Cooks Bridge, Hanover, Hanover Neck and Swinefield Bridge.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 946
1940 1,579 66.9%
1950 2,151 36.2%
1960 4,379 103.6%
1970 7,734 76.6%
1980 9,319 20.5%
1990 9,926 6.5%
2000 11,393 14.8%
2010 11,157 −2.1%
2019 (est.) 10,921 −2.1%
Population sources:1930
1930-1990 2000 2010

2010 Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 11,157 people, 3,893 households, and 3,149 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,413.7 per square mile (545.8/km2). There were 3,976 housing units at an average density of 503.8 per square mile (194.5/km2)*. The racial makeup of the township was 85.11% (9,496) White, 0.83% (93) Black or African American, 0.08% (9) Native American, 11.92% (1,330) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.94% (105) from other races, and 1.11% (124) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.38% (600) of the population.

There were 3,893 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.4% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.1% were non-families. 16.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the township, the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 31.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.6 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 89.9 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $116,528 (with a margin of error of +/- $16,406) and the median family income was $122,074 (+/- $5,756). Males had a median income of $74,054 (+/- $9,723) versus $42,500 (+/- $12,460) for females. The per capita income for the township was $49,755 (+/- $5,660). About 2.5% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.5% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.


2018-07-28 16 20 31 View east along Interstate 280 (Essex Freeway) between Exit 1 and Exit 4 in East Hanover Township, Morris County, New Jersey
I-280 eastbound in East Hanover

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 58.58 miles (94.28 km) of roadways, of which 47.53 miles (76.49 km) were maintained by the municipality, 7.61 miles (12.25 km) by Morris County and 3.44 miles (5.54 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Interstate 280 is the most prominent highway within East Hanover Township, though there are no exits within the township. The nearest exits, 1 and 4, are both just outside the township in neighboring Parsippany-Troy Hills and Roseland, respectively. Route 10 is the main highway providing local access to East Hanover.

Public transportation

NJ Transit provides bus service to Newark on the 73 route, with local service on the 872 route.

The Whippany Line of the Morristown and Erie Railway, a small freight line, traverses the township. Established in 1895, the line runs from Morristown and runs through East Hanover Township and Hanover Township to Roseland.

Since 2016, Taiwanese airline EVA Air, provides a private bus service to and from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City for customers based in New Jersey. It stops in East Hanover.

Places of interest

  • Gate of Heaven Cemetery, operated by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, was established in 1937.


The East Hanover School District serves public school students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of three schools, had an enrollment of 908 students and 94.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 9.6:1. The schools in the district (with 2018–19 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Frank J. Smith Elementary School with 322 students in grades PreK-2, Central Elementary School with 289 students in grades 3-5 and East Hanover Middle School with 289 students in grades 6–8.

Students in ninth through twelfth grades for public school are served by the Hanover Park Regional High School District, attending Hanover Park High School in East Hanover, together with students from Florham Park. The district also serves students from the neighboring community of Hanover Township at Whippany Park High School in the Whippany section of Hanover Township. As of the 2018–19 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 642 students and 58.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.0:1. Seats on the high school district's nine-member board of education are allocated based on the population of the constituent municipalities, with East Hanover Township assigned three seats.

Saint Rose of Lima Academy was a Catholic school for students in preschool through eighth grade that operated under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson. The school was closed at the end of the 2015–16 school year.

Notable people

See also (related category): People from East Hanover, New Jersey

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with East Hanover include:

  • Melanie Adams (born 1969), educator and museum administrator, who is director of the Anacostia Community Museum in Washington, D.C.
  • Jerry Della Salla (born 1969), decorated combat soldier who fought in the Battle of Abu Ghraib, and later co-starred in the Matt Damon war film Green Zone (film).
  • Jedd Fisch (born 1976), football coach who didn't play football in high school or college.
  • Mary Jane Marcasiano (born 1955), fashion and costume designer, film producer, and social entrepreneur.
  • Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi (born 1987), reality star of Jersey Shore and its spin-off, Snooki & JWoww.
  • Stephanie Pollack, engineer and lawyer, Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation since 2015.
  • Frank Saul (1924–2019), National Basketball Association player.
  • Buddy Valastro (born 1977), owner of Carlo's Bakery, as featured on Cake Boss.

See also

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