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Glen Gardner, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Glen Gardner
Map of Glen Gardner in Hunterdon County. Inset: Location of Hunterdon County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Glen Gardner in Hunterdon County. Inset: Location of Hunterdon County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Glen Gardner, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Glen Gardner, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Hunterdon
Incorporated March 26, 1919
Named for Gardner brothers
Area
 • Total 1.524 sq mi (3.948 km2)
 • Land 1.524 sq mi (3.948 km2)
 • Water 0.000 sq mi (0.000 km2)  0.00%
Area rank 449th of 566 in state
17th of 26 in county
Elevation 541 ft (165 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 1,704
 • Estimate (2015) 1,663
 • Rank 504th of 566 in state
19th of 26 in county
 • Density 1,117.8/sq mi (431.6/km2)
 • Density rank 368th of 566 in state
7th of 26 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08826
Area code(s) 908 exchange: 537, 638, 932
FIPS code 3401926550
GNIS feature ID 0885232
Website www.glengardnernj.org

Glen Gardner is a borough in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States. At the time of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 1,704, reflecting a decline of 198 (-10.4%) from the 1,902 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 237 (+14.2%) from the 1,665 counted in the 1990 Census.

Glen Gardner is located at the extreme western border of Lebanon Township and was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 26, 1919, from portions of both Lebanon Township and Bethlehem Township based on the results of a referendum held that same day. Portions of the borough were ceded to Hampton borough in 1931.

The area that is now Glen Gardner had been known as Eveland's Tavern for tavernkeeper John Eveland. Later, the area was variously called Spruce Run Mills and Sodom. The name of both the community and post office were officially changed to Glen Gardner in 1871 in honor of the Gardner brothers who owned a chair and frame factory in the area.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.524 square miles (3.948 km2), all of which was land.

Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the borough include .

Bells Crossing and Clarksville are unincorporated communities located within Glen Gardner.

The borough borders the Hunterdon County municipalities of Bethlehem Township, Hampton Borough and Lebanon Township.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 818
1930 554 −32.3%
1940 536 −3.2%
1950 654 22.0%
1960 787 20.3%
1970 874 11.1%
1980 834 −4.6%
1990 1,665 99.6%
2000 1,902 14.2%
2010 1,704 −10.4%
Est. 2015 1,663 −2.4%
Population sources: 1920
1920-1930 1930-1990
2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,704 people, 768 households, and 433.9 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,117.8 per square mile (431.6/km2). There were 825 housing units at an average density of 541.2 per square mile (209.0/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 94.54% (1,611) White, 1.76% (30) Black or African American, 0.06% (1) Native American, 1.82% (31) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.35% (6) from other races, and 1.47% (25) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.28% (90) of the population.

There were 768 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.5% were non-families. 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 34.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.6 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 91.6 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $73,750 (with a margin of error of +/- $15,026) and the median family income was $98,693 (+/- $9,105). Males had a median income of $62,434 (+/- $12,072) versus $49,417 (+/- $13,970) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $37,184 (+/- $4,006). About 1.2% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

At the 2000 United States Census, there were 1,902 people, 805 households and 474 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,217.6 per square mile (470.7/km2). There were 829 housing units at an average density of 530.7 per square mile (205.2/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.69% White, 0.89% African American, 0.11% Native American, 1.47% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.58% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.42% of the population.

There were 805 households of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.6% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.1% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 3.07.

Age distribution was 25.3% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 41.2% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.7 males.

The median household income was $59,917, and the median family income was $75,369. Males had a median income of $50,776 versus $40,179 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $28,647. About 4.2% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 1.4% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 10.89 miles (17.53 km) of roadways, of which 7.84 miles (12.62 km) were maintained by the municipality, 1.36 miles (2.19 km) by Hunterdon County and 1.69 miles (2.72 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.


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