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Kenvil, New Jersey
Location in Morris County and the state of New Jersey.
Location in Morris County and the state of New Jersey.
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Morris
Township Roxbury
 • Total 1.581 sq mi (4.095 km2)
 • Land 1.330 sq mi (3.444 km2)
 • Water 0.251 sq mi (0.651 km2)  15.89%
709 ft (216 m)
 • Total 3,009
 • Density 2,262.8/sq mi (873.7/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (Eastern (EDT))
FIPS code 3436720
GNIS feature ID 02584005

Kenvil is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Roxbury Township, in Morris County, New Jersey, United States, that had been part of the Succasunna-Kenvil CDP as part of the 2000 United States Census, at which time the population of the combined was 12,569. For the 2010 Census, the area was split into two CDPs, Succasunna (with a 2010 Census population of 9,152) and Kenvil (3,009 as of 2010).


The Kenvil section of Roxbury Township was originally called McCainsville.

The Hercules Powder Company in Kenvil has had explosions in 1934, killing 6 people; in 1940, killing 51 people; and in 1989, shattering windows across town.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 1.581 square miles (4.095 km2), including 1.330 square miles (3.444 km2) of land and 0.251 square miles (0.651 km2) of water (15.89%).


Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 3,009
Population sources: 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,009 people, 1,095 households, and 773 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,262.8 per square mile (873.7/km2). There were 1,149 housing units at an average density of 864.1 per square mile (333.6/km2)*. The racial makeup of the CDP was 83.52% (2,513) White, 2.19% (66) Black or African American, 0.13% (4) Native American, 7.18% (216) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 4.55% (137) from other races, and 2.43% (73) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.99% (481) of the population.

There were 1,095 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 28.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.2 years. For every 100 females there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 94.8 males.


U.S. Route 46 and Route 10 pass through the area. The Dover and Rockaway River Railroad runs rail freight service through the area 2-5 times per week on the Chester Branch, High Bridge Branch and Dover & Rockaway Branch.

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