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Frelinghuysen Township, New Jersey
|Township of Frelinghuysen|
Vista from Jenny Jump Mountain
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
|Incorporated||March 7, 1848|
|Named for||Theodorus Jacobus Frelinghuysen|
|• Body||Township Committee|
|• Total||23.87 sq mi (61.83 km2)|
|• Land||23.62 sq mi (61.18 km2)|
|• Water||0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2) 1.04%|
|Area rank||117th of 565 in state
7th of 22 in county
|Elevation||689 ft (210 m)|
| • Estimate
|• 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||UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))|
07846 - Johnsonburg
|Area code(s)||908 exchanges: 850, 852|
|GNIS feature ID||0882240|
Frelinghuysen Township 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".
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.
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.
1850 1870 1880-1890
1930-1990 2000 2010
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,230 people, 760 households, and 615 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.
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.
As of May 2010[update], 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.
The Frelinghuysen Township School District serves children in public school in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade at Frelinghuysen Elementary School. As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of one school, had an enrollment of 148 students and 10.7 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.9:1. In the 2016–17 school year, Frelinghuysen had the 28th smallest enrollment of any school district in the state, with 150 students.
Students in seventh through twelfth grades for public school attend the North Warren Regional High School, a public secondary high school that also serves students from the townships of Blairstown (site of the school), Hardwick and Knowlton. As of the 2018–19 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 799 students and 77.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.3:1.
Students from the township and from all of Warren County are eligible to attend Ridge and Valley Charter School in the township (for grades K-8, with Frelinghuysen residents among those receiving admissions preference) or Warren County Technical School in Washington borough (for 9-12), with special education services provided by local districts supplemented throughout the county by the Warren County Special Services School District in Oxford Township (for PreK-12).
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Frelinghuysen Township include:
- Isaac Wildrick (1803–1892), former U.S. Member of Congress.
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