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Mansfield Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Mansfield
Perry-Petty Farmstead
Perry-Petty Farmstead
Map of Mansfield Township in Warren County. Inset: Location of Warren County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Mansfield Township in Warren County. Inset: Location of Warren County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Mansfield Township, Warren County, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Mansfield Township, Warren County, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Warren
Formed May 30, 1754, as Mansfield-Woodhouse Township
Incorporated February 21, 1798
Named for William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield.
Area
 • Total 29.928 sq mi (77.514 km2)
 • Land 29.815 sq mi (77.221 km2)
 • Water 0.113 sq mi (0.293 km2)  0.38%
Area rank 91st of 566 in state
3rd of 22 in county
Elevation 820 ft (250 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 7,725
 • Estimate (2015) 7,502
 • Rank 295th of 566 in state
4th of 22 in county
 • Density 259.1/sq mi (100.0/km2)
 • Density rank 488th of 566 in state
11th of 22 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07865 - Port Murray
Area code(s) 908
FIPS code 3404143320
GNIS feature ID 0882249
Website www.mansfieldtownship-nj.gov

Mansfield Township is a township in Warren County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 7,725, reflecting an increase of 1,072 (+16.1%) from the 6,653 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 501 (-7.0%) from the 7,154 counted in the 1990 Census. The township is part of the eastern region of the Lehigh Valley.

What is now Mansfield Township was formed on May 30, 1754, as Mansfield-Woodhouse Township from portions of Greenwich Township, while the area was still part of Sussex County, and was incorporated as Mansfield Township on February 21, 1798, as one of New Jersey's initial group of 104 townships by an act of the New Jersey Legislature. The township became part of the newly formed Warren County on November 20, 1824. Portions of the township were taken to form Franklin Township (April 8, 1839) and Washington Township (April 9, 1849). The township was named after William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 29.928 square miles (77.514 km2), including 29.815 square miles (77.221 km2) of land and 0.113 square mile (0.293 km2) of water (0.38%).

Anderson (with a 2010 Census population of 342), Beattystown (4,554) and Port Murray (129) 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 Karrsville, Mount Bethel, Penwell, Rockport and Stephensburg.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 2,058
1820 2,787 35.4%
1830 3,310 18.8%
1840 3,057 * −7.6%
1850 1,615 * −47.2%
1860 1,688 4.5%
1870 1,997 18.3%
1880 1,709 −14.4%
1890 1,362 −20.3%
1900 1,324 −2.8%
1910 1,238 −6.5%
1920 1,133 −8.5%
1930 1,139 0.5%
1940 1,254 10.1%
1950 1,497 19.4%
1960 2,130 42.3%
1970 3,546 66.5%
1980 5,780 63.0%
1990 7,154 23.8%
2000 6,653 −7.0%
2010 7,725 16.1%
Est. 2015 7,502 −2.9%
Population sources:
1810-1920 1840 1850-1870
1850 1870 1880-1890
1890-1910 1910-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010
* = Lost territory in previous decade

The Township's economic data (as is all of Warren County) is calculated by the US Census Bureau as part of the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 7,725 people, 2,972 households, and 2,000 families residing in the township. The population density was 259.1 per square mile (100.0/km2). There were 3,316 housing units at an average density of 111.2 per square mile (42.9/km2)*. The racial makeup of the township was 86.73% (6,700) White, 4.89% (378) Black or African American, 0.18% (14) Native American, 3.21% (248) Asian, 0.03% (2) Pacific Islander, 3.06% (236) from other races, and 1.90% (147) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.94% (845) of the population.

There were 2,972 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 25.5% 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 2.54 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the township, the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 29.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.7 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 93.4 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $74,063 (with a margin of error of +/- $8,316) and the median family income was $87,434 (+/- $8,330). Males had a median income of $56,567 (+/- $5,612) versus $41,583 (+/- $1,597) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $32,259 (+/- $2,751). About 5.1% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.3% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 6,653 people, 2,334 households, and 1,750 families residing in the township. The population density was 222.3 people per square mile (85.9/km²). There were 2,415 housing units at an average density of 80.7 per square mile (31.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 90.91% White, 4.51% African American, 0.24% Native American, 1.22% Asian, 1.59% from other races, and 1.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.37% of the population.

There were 2,334 households out of which 39.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% 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 3.18.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $61,763, and the median income for a family was $76,102. Males had a median income of $50,295 versus $35,737 for females. The per capita income for the township was $26,277. About 2.7% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 72.40 miles (116.52 km) of roadways, of which 46.85 miles (75.40 km) were maintained by the municipality, 16.79 miles (27.02 km) by Warren County and 8.76 miles (14.10 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

The only major roads that pass through are Route 31 which passes through briefly in the west, and Route 57 in the southern part.

No limited access roads traverse through. However, they are accessible two towns over such as Interstate 78 (in Franklin, Union, Clinton and Tewksbury townships) and Interstate 80 (in Knowlton, Hope, Allamuchy and Mount Olive townships).

Public transportation

A small general aviation airport, named Hackettstown Airport and holding the official database designation of (FAA LID: N05) is in Mansfield Township, only a few hundred yards from the municipal border with Hackettstown proper.

Rail service is provided into Hackettstown by NJ Transit over Norfolk Southern's Washington Secondary line which, in the Rockport section of Mansfield Township, passes the location of the Rockport Wreck, a train accident that occurred on June 16, 1925, that resulted in 50 fatalities.


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