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Frelinghuysen Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Frelinghuysen
Vista from Jenny Jump Mountain
Vista from Jenny Jump Mountain
Map of Frelinghuysen Township in Warren County. Inset: Location of Warren County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Frelinghuysen Township in Warren County. Inset: Location of Warren County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Frelinghuysen Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Frelinghuysen Township, New Jersey
Country  United States
state  New Jersey
County Warren
Incorporated March 7, 1848
Named for Theodorus Jacobus Frelinghuysen
Area
 • Total 23.566 sq mi (61.034 km2)
 • Land 23.323 sq mi (60.405 km2)
 • Water 0.243 sq mi (0.629 km2)  1.03%
Area rank 118th of 566 in state
8th of 22 in county
Elevation 689 ft (210 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 2,230
 • Estimate (2015) 2,188
 • Rank 479th of 566 in state
20th of 22 in county
 • Density 95.6/sq mi (36.9/km2)
 • Density rank 544th of 566 in state
21st of 22 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07846 - Johnsonburg
Area code(s) 908 exchanges: 850, 852
FIPS code 3404125320
GNIS feature ID 0882240
Website www.frelinghuysen-nj.us

Frelinghuysen Township /ˈfrlɪŋhzən/ is a township in Warren County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 2,230, reflecting an increase of 147 (+7.1%) from the 2,083 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 304 (+17.1%) from the 1,779 counted in the 1990 Census. The township is located in the far eastern region of the Lehigh Valley. In 2015, Frelinghuysen Township was rated fourth by New Jersey Family on its list of "New Jersey's Best Towns for Families".

History

Frelinghuysen Township was incorporated from portions of Hardwick Township on March 7, 1848. According to the book Historical Sites of Warren County, the township was named for Theodorus Jacobus Frelinghuysen, a minister and theologian of the Dutch Reformed Church who came to New Jersey in 1720. Theodorus was the grandfather of Theodore Frelinghuysen, the noted statesman, educator and running mate of presidential candidate Henry Clay on the Whig Party ticket in the 1844 election, who is also credited as the inspiration for the township's name.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 23.566 square miles (61.034 km2), including 23.323 square miles (60.405 km2) of land and 0.243 square miles (0.629 km2) of water (1.03%).

Johnsonburg (with a 2010 Census population of 101) and Marksboro (population of 82 in 2010) are unincorporated communities and census-designated places (CDPs) located within the township. Other unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Ebenezer, Glovers Pond, Kerrs Corners, Shiloh, Southtown and Yellow Frame.

The township is located in the Kittatinny Valley which is a section of the Great Appalachian Valley that stretches for 700 miles (1,100 km) from Canada to Alabama.

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850 1,277
1860 1,297 1.6%
1870 1,113 −14.2%
1880 1,042 −6.4%
1890 879 −15.6%
1900 797 −9.3%
1910 1,074 34.8%
1920 682 −36.5%
1930 696 2.1%
1940 715 2.7%
1950 779 9.0%
1960 845 8.5%
1970 1,118 32.3%
1980 1,435 28.4%
1990 1,779 24.0%
2000 2,083 17.1%
2010 2,230 7.1%
Est. 2015 2,188 5.0%
Population sources:
1850-1920 1850-1870
1850 1870 1880-1890
1890-1910 1910-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,230 people, 760 households, and 614.8 families residing in the township. The population density was 95.6 per square mile (36.9/km2). There were 826 housing units at an average density of 35.4 per square mile (13.7/km2)*. The racial makeup of the township was 97.22% (2,168) White, 0.63% (14) Black or African American, 0.00% (0) Native American, 0.54% (12) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.58% (13) from other races, and 1.03% (23) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.56% (57) of the population.

There were 760 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.1% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.1% were non-families. 13.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the township, the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 19.6% from 25 to 44, 35.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46.3 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 90.4 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $94,688 (with a margin of error of +/- $10,942) and the median family income was $104,712 (+/- $8,336). Males had a median income of $81,667 (+/- $4,051) versus $53,857 (+/- $2,542) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $39,316 (+/- $3,207). About 2.2% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 2,083 people, 722 households, and 578 families residing in the township. The population density was 88.9 people per square mile (34.3/km²). There were 755 housing units at an average density of 32.2 per square mile (12.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.79% White, 0.34% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.19% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.64% of the population.

There were 722 households out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.5% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.9% were non-families. 14.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 29.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $72,434, and the median income for a family was $78,464. Males had a median income of $56,818 versus $36,827 for females. The per capita income for the township was $28,792. About 1.1% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.6% of those under age 18 and 1.5% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 51.83 miles (83.41 km) of roadways, of which 30.05 miles (48.36 km) were maintained by the municipality, 14.88 miles (23.95 km) by Warren County and 6.90 miles (11.10 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

CR 519 is the main county road that passes through roughly from the southwest to the northeast.

Route 94 runs through in the northern part.

While Interstate 80 (the Bergen-Passaic Expressway) traverses though the southern part without any interchanges, the closest exits are in both neighboring Allamuchy and Hope Townships.


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