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Marksboro, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Warren
Township Frelinghuysen
Named for Mark Thompson
 • Total 0.324 sq mi (0.837 km2)
 • Land 0.320 sq mi (0.828 km2)
 • Water 0.004 sq mi (0.009 km2)  1.08%
515 ft (157 m)
 • Total 82
 • Density 256.6/sq mi (99.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 908
FIPS code 3443980
GNIS feature ID 02584009

Marksboro is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Frelinghuysen Township in Warren County, New Jersey, United States, that was created as part of the 2010 United States Census, though settlement and naming of the community date back to before 1760. As of the 2010 Census, the CDP's population was 82.


Marksboro is named for Colonel Mark Thompson, who built and owned a grist mill here before 1760. The first store was owned by William Shafer. An academy (school) was built here but was not successful, and was then used as a hotel as early as 1810. In 1814, the Marksboro Presbyterian Church was organized.

By 1882, the population had grown to 175. Marksboro had a post office, grist and lumber mill, and a "good local trade".


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 0.324 square miles (0.837 km2), including 0.320 square miles (0.828 km2) of land and 0.004 square miles (0.009 km2) of water (1.08%).


Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 82 people, 30 households, and 25 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 256.6 per square mile (99.1/km2). There were 36 housing units at an average density of 112.7 per square mile (43.5/km2)*. The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.56% (80) White, 1.22% (1) Black or African American, 0.00% (0) Native American, 1.22% (1) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.00% (0) from other races, and 0.00% (0) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.00% (0) of the population.

There were 30 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.7% were non-families. 10.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 17.1% from 25 to 44, 41.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47.7 years. For every 100 females there were 110.3 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 93.9 males.

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