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Englishtown, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Englishtown
Looking north along Main Street (CR 527) towards Tennent Avenue (CR 522)
Looking north along Main Street (CR 527) towards Tennent Avenue (CR 522)
Motto: History, Harmony, and Hospitality
Map of Englishtown in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Englishtown in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Englishtown, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Englishtown, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Monmouth
Incorporated January 4, 1888
Named for James English
Area
 • Total 0.586 sq mi (1.517 km2)
 • Land 0.569 sq mi (1.474 km2)
 • Water 0.017 sq mi (0.043 km2)  2.85%
Area rank 544th of 566 in state
46th of 53 in county
Elevation 69 ft (21 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 1,847
 • Estimate (2015) 1,955
 • Rank 495th of 566 in state
42nd of 53 in county
 • Density 3,245.7/sq mi (1,253.2/km2)
 • Density rank 203rd of 566 in state
23rd of 53 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07726
Area code(s) 732
FIPS code 3402521570
GNIS feature ID 0885211
Website www.englishtownnj.com

Englishtown is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 1,847, reflecting an increase of 83 (+4.7%) from the 1,764 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 496 (+39.1%) from the 1,268 counted in the 1990 Census.

Englishtown was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on January 4, 1888, from portions of Manalapan Township, based on the results of a referendum held the previous day. The borough was named for James English, an early settler.

History

At the Battle of Monmouth, an American Revolutionary War battle fought on June 28, 1778 in Monmouth County, American General Charles Lee led the advance and initiated the first attack on the column's rear. When the British turned to flank him, he ordered a general retreat without so as much as firing a shot at the enemy, and his soldiers soon became disorganized. General George Washington continued the battle, earning respect for the Continental Army troops under his command. In the dining room of the Village Inn, located in the center of Englishtown, General Washington and Lord Stirling drew up the court martial papers citing Lee for his conduct during and after the battle.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 0.586 square miles (1.517 km2), including 0.569 square miles (1.474 km2) of land and 0.017 square miles (0.043 km2) of water (2.85%).

The borough is entirely surrounded by Manalapan Township, making it part of 21 pairs of "doughnut towns" in the state, where one municipality entirely surrounds another.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 444
1900 410 −7.7%
1910 468 14.1%
1920 641 37.0%
1930 797 24.3%
1940 815 2.3%
1950 1,004 23.2%
1960 1,143 13.8%
1970 1,048 −8.3%
1980 976 −6.9%
1990 1,268 29.9%
2000 1,764 39.1%
2010 1,847 4.7%
Est. 2015 1,955 5.8%
Population sources: 1890-1920
1890-1910 1910-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,847 people, 621 households, and 458.3 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,245.7 per square mile (1,253.2/km2). There were 647 housing units at an average density of 1,137.0 per square mile (439.0/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 88.14% (1,628) White, 2.60% (48) Black or African American, 0.00% (0) Native American, 6.82% (126) Asian, 0.11% (2) Pacific Islander, 0.92% (17) from other races, and 1.41% (26) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.01% (148) of the population.

There were 621 households out of which 40.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 28.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.6 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 90.1 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $70,795 (with a margin of error of +/- $8,336) and the median family income was $86,484 (+/- $8,333). Males had a median income of $65,625 (+/- $10,588) versus $43,333 (+/- $8,417) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $30,313 (+/- $2,456). About 1.5% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 1,764 people, 643 households, and 416 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,102.1 people per square mile (1,194.9/km2). There were 680 housing units at an average density of 1,195.8 per square mile (460.6/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 88.38% White, 4.14% African American, .11% Native American, 4.48% Asian, 1.64% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.24% of the population.

There were 643 households out of which 39.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.51.

In the borough the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 36.5% from 25 to 44, 17.5% from 45 to 64, and 11% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.4 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $57,557, and the median income for a family was $73,750. Males had a median income of $50,694 versus $33,068 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $23,438. About 4% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 13.4% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 6.42 miles (10.33 km) of roadways, of which 4.44 miles (7.15 km) were maintained by the municipality and 1.98 miles (3.19 km) by Monmouth County.

County Route 522 and County Route 527 pass through the borough.

Public transportation

NJ Transit bus service between Englishtown and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan is available on the 139 route.

Old Bridge Airport and Mar Bar L Farms municipal airport are within 2½ miles of Englishtown, offering short-distance flights to surrounding areas.

Points of interest

  • Old Bridge Township Raceway Park

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