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East Hanover Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of East Hanover
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
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Morris
Incorporated May 9, 1928
Area
 • Total 8.136 sq mi (21.074 km2)
 • Land 7.892 sq mi (20.441 km2)
 • Water 0.244 sq mi (0.633 km2)  3.00%
Area rank 231st of 566 in state
19th of 39 in county
Elevation 226 ft (69 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 11,157
 • Estimate (2015) 11,269
 • 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 Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07936
Area code(s) 973
FIPS code 3402719210
GNIS feature ID 0882192
Website www.easthanovertownship.com

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 manufacturing plant of Mondelēz International (formerly Nabisco) and the pharmaceutical company Novartis are located in East Hanover.

The name "Hanover" was adopted by the Township of Hanover on December 7, 1720, in honor of the British King George I of the German dynastic House of Hanover. The boundaries of East Hanover are defined by the joining of two rivers, the Whippany River to the west and north and the Passaic River to the east and north. This geographic effect led to the early name of East Hanover, "Hanover Neck." Since the creation of Hanover Township in 1720, its size has been considerably decreased as the population of the area has increased. Originally encompassing large portions of Morris County and parts of both Sussex and Warren County, Hanover Township became too unwieldy for a single local government and municipalities split off from the township over time.

East Hanover was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 12, 1928, from portions of Hanover Township, based on the results of a referendum held on May 9, 1928, that split off both East Hanover Township and Parsippany-Troy Hills from Hanover Township.

Geography

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.

Demographics

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%
Est. 2015 11,269 1.0%
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.

2000 Census

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 11,393 people, 3,843 households, and 3,212 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,396.6 people per square mile (539.1/km²). There were 3,895 housing units at an average density of 477.5 per square mile (184.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 87.08% White, 0.58% African American, 0.03% Native American, 11.14% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.74% of the population.

As of the 2000 Census, 35.6% of East Hanover residents were of Italian ancestry, the 15th-highest percentage of any municipality in the United States, and sixth-highest in New Jersey, among all places with more than 1,000 residents identifying their ancestry.

There were 3,843 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.6% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.4% were non-families. 13.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $82,133, and the median income for a family was $88,348. Males had a median income of $58,333 versus $36,069 for females. The per capita income for the township was $32,129. About 1.3% of families and 1.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.2% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

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.

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.

As of 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.

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