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Hamburg, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Hamburg
A church in Hamburg, New Jersey
A church in Hamburg, New Jersey
Map of Hamburg in Sussex County. Inset: Location of Sussex County in New Jersey.
Map of Hamburg in Sussex County. Inset: Location of Sussex County in New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Hamburg, New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Hamburg, New Jersey.
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Sussex
Incorporated April 24, 1920
Named for Hamburg, Germany
Area
 • Total 1.165 sq mi (3.016 km2)
 • Land 1.142 sq mi (2.957 km2)
 • Water 0.023 sq mi (0.059 km2)  1.96%
Area rank 489th of 566 in state
22nd of 24 in county
Elevation 538 ft (164 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 3,277
 • Estimate (2015) 3,155
 • Rank 441st of 566 in state
17th of 24 in county
 • Density 2,870.4/sq mi (1,108.3/km2)
 • Density rank 222nd of 566 in state
2nd of 24 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07419
Area code(s) 973
FIPS code 3403729220
GNIS feature ID 885241
Website www.hamburgnj.org

Hamburg is a borough in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 3,277, reflecting an increase of 172 (+5.5%) from the 3,105 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 539 (+21.0%) from the 2,566 counted in the 1990 Census.

In 1753, when Sussex County was formed, the area of present-day Hamburg was part of New Town; on February 25, 1762, it became part of the newly established Hardyston Township. On April 8, 1793, when Vernon Township was formed from Hardyston, Hamburg was included within the boundaries of Vernon. In 1852, the boundary line was changed so that Hamburg was again in Hardyston Township. Hamburg was incorporated as a borough on March 19, 1920, from portions of Hardyston Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April 24, 1920. The borough was named for Hamburg, Germany.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.165 square miles (3.016 km2), including 1.142 square miles (2.957 km2) of land and 0.023 square miles (0.059 km2) of water (1.96%).

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 412
1890 519 26.0%
1930 1,160
1940 1,116 −3.8%
1950 1,305 16.9%
1960 1,532 17.4%
1970 1,820 18.8%
1980 1,832 0.7%
1990 2,566 40.1%
2000 3,105 21.0%
2010 3,277 5.5%
Est. 2015 3,155 −3.7%
Population sources:
1880-1890 1930
1930-1990 2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,277 people, 1,364 households, and 883.9 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,870.4 per square mile (1,108.3/km2). There were 1,476 housing units at an average density of 1,292.9 per square mile (499.2/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 91.27% (2,991) White, 2.01% (66) Black or African American, 0.24% (8) Native American, 2.04% (67) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 1.80% (59) from other races, and 2.62% (86) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.87% (225) of the population.

There were 1,364 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.2% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 28.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.9 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 88.4 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $64,016 (with a margin of error of +/- $6,681) and the median family income was $74,421 (+/- $13,156). Males had a median income of $66,083 (+/- $11,467) versus $40,735 (+/- $7,620) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $30,528 (+/- $3,671). About 7.0% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.6% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 3,105 people, 1,173 households, and 844 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,686.6 people per square mile (1,033.5/km2). There were 1,233 housing units at an average density of 1,066.9 per square mile (410.4/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 93.14% White, 0.74% African American, 0.29% Native American, 2.29% Asian, 1.67% from other races, and 1.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.22% of the population.

There were 1,173 households out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the borough the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 35.2% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $58,246, and the median income for a family was $64,773. Males had a median income of $45,729 versus $28,482 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $24,651. About 3.1% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 11.04 miles (17.77 km) of roadways, of which 7.50 miles (12.07 km) were maintained by the municipality, 1.00 mile (1.61 km) by Sussex County and 2.54 miles (4.09 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

New Jersey Route 23 and New Jersey Route 94 intersect and pass through the borough.

Public transportation

Hamburg is served by the Highlands Connect bus, which provides service to Newton, Sparta, and Sussex.


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