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Holland Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Holland
Map of Holland Township in Hunterdon County. Inset: Location of Hunterdon County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Holland Township in Hunterdon County. Inset: Location of Hunterdon County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Holland Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Holland Township, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Hunterdon
Incorporated April 13, 1874
Area
 • Total 24.024 sq mi (62.221 km2)
 • Land 23.515 sq mi (60.903 km2)
 • Water 0.509 sq mi (1.318 km2)  2.12%
Area rank 117th of 566 in state
10th of 26 in county
Elevation 381 ft (116 m)
Population (2010 census)
 • Total 5,291
 • Estimate (2015) 5,162
 • Rank 368th of 566 in state
7th of 26 in county
 • Density 225.0/sq mi (86.9/km2)
 • Density rank 497th of 566 in state
17th of 26 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 08804 - Bloomsbury
08848 - Milford
Area code(s) 908
FIPS code 3401932460
GNIS feature ID 0882185
Website www.hollandtownshipnj.gov

Holland Township is a township in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 5,291, reflecting an increase of 167 (+3.3%) from the 5,124 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 232 (+4.7%) from the 4,892 counted in the 1990 Census.

Holland Township is located in the northwestern part of Hunterdon County. The Delaware River forms its boundary with Pennsylvania and the Musconetcong River its boundary with Warren County. It was created from Alexandria Township on April 13, 1874, returning and remerged with Alexandria Township on March 4, 1878. The township was reformed and separated as a municipality of its own again on March 11, 1879. Milford was created on April 15, 1911 from portions of Holland Township, based on the results of a referendum held on May 8, 1911. The township was named by Dutch settlers for Holland.

The Volendam Windmill Museum is a working mill driven by wind, used for grinding raw grain into flour. The 60-foot (18 m) structure is seven stories high with sail arms 68 feet (21 m) from tip to tip.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 24.024 square miles (62.221 km2), including 23.515 square miles (60.903 km2) of land and 0.509 square miles (1.318 km2) of water (2.12%).

The 379-acre (1.53 km2) Musconetcong Gorge Nature Preserve is an undeveloped park managed by the Hunterdon County Parks and Recreational System, with steeply wooded terrain overlooking the Musconetcong River. The gorge includes many spring-fed streams, a variety of plant species and wildlife. While much of the area offers challenging hikes, a variety of trails are being developed to offer access to less-seasoned hikers.

The township borders Alexandria Township, Bethlehem Township, and Milford Borough. Holland Township also borders Warren County and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Amsterdam, Finesville, Hughesville, Mount Joy, Riegel Ridge, Spring Mills and Warren Paper Mills.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 1,886
1890 1,704 −9.7%
1900 1,652 −3.1%
1910 1,699 2.8%
1920 911 * −46.4%
1930 994 9.1%
1940 1,150 15.7%
1950 1,341 16.6%
1960 2,495 86.1%
1970 3,587 43.8%
1980 4,593 28.0%
1990 4,892 6.5%
2000 5,124 4.7%
2010 5,291 3.3%
Est. 2015 5,162 −2.4%
Population sources:
1880-1920 1880-1890
1890-1910 1910-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010
* = Lost territory in previous decade.

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 5,291 people, 1,972 households, and 1,544 families residing in the township. The population density was 225.0 per square mile (86.9/km2). There were 2,066 housing units at an average density of 87.9 per square mile (33.9/km2)*. The racial makeup of the township was 97.62% (5,165) White, 0.72% (38) Black or African American, 0.06% (3) Native American, 0.77% (41) Asian, 0.04% (2) Pacific Islander, 0.28% (15) from other races, and 0.51% (27) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.68% (142) of the population.

There were 1,972 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.8% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the township, the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 20.5% from 25 to 44, 33.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.5 years. For every 100 females there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 92.8 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $85,190 (with a margin of error of +/- $11,358) and the median family income was $99,535 (+/- $16,553). Males had a median income of $77,951 (+/- $14,766) versus $56,719 (+/- $14,287) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $43,162 (+/- $5,210). About 1.9% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 0.0% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 5,124 people, 1,881 households, and 1,523 families residing in the township. The population density was 216.2 people per square mile (83.5/km²). There were 1,942 housing units at an average density of 81.9 per square mile (31.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.09% White, 0.43% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.70% of the population.

There were 1,881 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.2% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.0% were non-families. 15.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $68,083, and the median income for a family was $71,925. Males had a median income of $50,737 versus $35,615 for females. The per capita income for the township was $28,581. About 1.6% of families and 2.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 62.58 miles (100.71 km) of roadways, of which 45.73 miles (73.60 km) were maintained by the municipality and 16.85 miles (27.12 km) by Hunterdon County.

The only major road that passes through the township is County Route 519.

The closest limited access road is Interstate 78/U.S. Route 22 ("Phillipsburg-Newark Expressway") in neighboring Pohatcong Township in Warren County.

In the 1984 film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, Holland Township is the location of the Banzai Institute for Biomedical Research and Strategic Information.


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