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Mendham Borough, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Mendham
Borough center
Borough center
Location in Morris County and the state of New Jersey.
Location in Morris County and the state of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Mendham Borough, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Mendham Borough, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Morris
Incorporated May 15, 1906
Area
 • Total 6.000 sq mi (15.541 km2)
 • Land 5.950 sq mi (15.411 km2)
 • Water 0.050 sq mi (0.130 km2)  0.84%
Area rank 257th of 566 in state
23rd of 39 in county
Elevation 522 ft (159 m)
Population (2010 census)
 • Total 4,981
 • Estimate (2015) 5,001
 • Rank 379th of 566 in state
31st of 39 in county
 • Density 837.1/sq mi (323.2/km2)
 • Density rank 403rd of 566 in state
30th of 39 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07945
Area code(s) 908 and 973
FIPS code 3402745330
GNIS feature ID 0885296
Website www.mendhamnj.org

Mendham Borough is a borough in Morris County, New Jersey, in the United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 4,981, reflecting a decline of 116 (-2.3%) from the 5,097 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 207 (+4.2%) from the 4,890 counted in the 1990 Census.

Mendham Township, which included present-day Mendham Borough, was formed on March 29, 1749, from portions of Hanover Township, Morris Township and Rockaway Township. The township was re-incorporated under the same name by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Mendham Borough was incorporated by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on May 15, 1906, from portions of Mendham Township. The borough and township may be named for Mendham, Suffolk, England, or the name may derive from the Native American word mendom (meaning "raspberry") or for an Earl of Mendham.

Residents of what became Mendham Borough wanted sidewalks and street lights constructed while those that lived in what remained the Township (including the communities of Brookside and Ralston) felt it was cost prohibitive in their more rural areas.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 6.000 square miles (15.541 km2), including 5.950 square miles (15.411 km2) of land and 0.050 square miles (0.130 km2) of water (0.84%).

The borough is surrounded by Mendham Township to the north, east, and west in Morris County and Bernardsville in Somerset County to the south.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 1,129
1920 969 −14.2%
1930 1,278 31.9%
1940 1,343 5.1%
1950 1,724 28.4%
1960 2,371 37.5%
1970 3,729 57.3%
1980 4,899 31.4%
1990 4,890 −0.2%
2000 5,097 4.2%
2010 4,981 −2.3%
Est. 2015 5,001 0.4%
Population sources: 1910-1920
1910 1910-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010

2010 Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,981 people, 1,722 households, and 1,326 families residing in the borough. The population density was 837.1 per square mile (323.2/km2). There were 1,798 housing units at an average density of 302.2 per square mile (116.7/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 95.70% (4,767) White, 1.02% (51) Black or African American, 0.04% (2) Native American, 2.05% (102) Asian, 0.08% (4) Pacific Islander, 0.18% (9) from other races, and 0.92% (46) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.71% (135) of the population.

There were 1,722 households out of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.0% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 16.8% from 25 to 44, 31.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.1 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 83.5 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $119,787 (with a margin of error of +/- $28,685) and the median family income was $155,139 (+/- $15,546). Males had a median income of $145,739 (+/- $16,687) versus $82,813 (+/- $42,257) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $51,875 (+/- $16,636). About 2.5% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.1% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.

2000 Census

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 5,097 people, 1,781 households, and 1,380 families residing in the borough. The population density was 846.2 people per square mile (326.9/km2). There were 1,828 housing units at an average density of 303.5 per square mile (117.2/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.14% White, 0.45% African American, 0.02% Native American, 1.41% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.45% of the population.

There were 1,781 households out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.3% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were same-sex couples. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% 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 3.13.

In the borough the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.4 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $110,348, and the median income for a family was $129,812. Males had a median income of $96,672 versus $48,542 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $48,629. About 2.6% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 13.5% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 28.40 miles (45.71 km) of roadways, of which 22.76 miles (36.63 km) were maintained by the municipality and 5.64 miles (9.08 km) by Morris County.

Public transportation

NJ Transit offered service on the MCM4 and MCM5 routes until 2010, when subsidies to the local provider were eliminated as part of budget cuts.

Notable businesses

  • Van Dessel Sports, bicycle brand.

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