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Mine Hill Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Mine Hill
Location in Morris County and the state of New Jersey.
Location in Morris County and the state of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Mine Hill Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Mine Hill Township, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Morris
Incorporated May 8, 1923
Area
 • Total 3.031 sq mi (7.850 km2)
 • Land 2.941 sq mi (7.616 km2)
 • Water 0.090 sq mi (0.234 km2)  2.98%
Area rank 332nd of 566 in state
25th of 39 in county
Elevation 866 ft (264 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 3,651
 • Estimate (2015) 3,578
 • Rank 425th of 566 in state
35th of 39 in county
 • Density 1,241.6/sq mi (479.4/km2)
 • Density rank 355th of 566 in state
23rd of 39 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07803
Area code(s) 973
FIPS code 3402746860
GNIS feature ID 0882202
Website www.minehill.com

Mine Hill Township is a township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. At the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 3,651, reflecting a decline of 28 (-0.8%) from the 3,679 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 346 (+10.4%) from the 3,333 counted in the 1990 Census. Mine Hill Township is a residential community located in the northwest corner of Morris County.

Mine Hill was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 2, 1923, from portions of Randolph Township, based on the results of a referendum held on May 8, 1923.

Mining in Mine Hill dates back to the early 18th century, and the township had some of the richest sources of iron ore in the country. Mahlon Dickerson, who was New Jersey's 12th Governor, and his family owned the Dickerson Mine, which was the largest ore mine in the area, supplying much of the iron ore used during the American Revolutionary War. The last mine in the township closed in the late 1960s. The area's iron mines provided the derivation of the township's name.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 3.031 square miles (7.850 km2), including 2.941 square miles (7.616 km2) of land and 0.090 square miles (0.234 km2) of water (2.98%).

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 1,422
1940 1,541 8.4%
1950 1,951 26.6%
1960 3,362 72.3%
1970 3,557 5.8%
1980 3,325 −6.5%
1990 3,333 0.2%
2000 3,679 10.4%
2010 3,651 −0.8%
Est. 2015 3,578 −2.0%
Population sources:
1930 1930-1990
2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,651 people, 1,329 households, and 976.8 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,241.6 per square mile (479.4/km2). There were 1,380 housing units at an average density of 469.3 per square mile (181.2/km2)*. The racial makeup of the township was 80.69% (2,946) White, 4.60% (168) Black or African American, 0.41% (15) Native American, 4.96% (181) Asian, 0.03% (1) Pacific Islander, 5.78% (211) from other races, and 3.53% (129) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.01% (840) of the population.

There were 1,329 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the township, the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 30.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.3 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 96.3 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $91,667 (with a margin of error of +/- $17,591) and the median family income was $103,532 (+/- $8,317). Males had a median income of $61,875 (+/- $13,249) versus $42,201 (+/- $13,280) for females. The per capita income for the township was $36,706 (+/- $3,887). About 2.4% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.0% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

At the 2000 United States Census, there were 3,679 people, 1,365 households and 1,041 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,228.6 per square mile (475.1/km²). There were 1,388 housing units at an average density of 463.5 per square mile (179.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 90.41% White, 3.42% African American, 0.11% Native American, 2.50% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 1.79% from other races, and 1.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.67% of the population.

There were 1,365 households of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.08.

24.5% of the population were under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 34.3% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.

The median household income was $64,643 and the median family income was $67,467. Males had a median income of $47,813 versus $37,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $27,119. About 4.7% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.

Library services

The Mine Hill Township Library is located at the Civic Center. Residents may also use either the County College of Morris Library in Randolph or the Morris County Library in Morris Plains. Residents of Mine Hill cannot use any other local library in Morris County, because the township does not belong to the Morris County Library System.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 20.65 miles (33.23 km) of roadways, of which 15.89 miles (25.57 km) were maintained by the municipality, 2.86 miles (4.60 km) by Morris County and 1.90 miles (3.06 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

The township is accessible via Interstate 80, U.S. Route 46, and Route 10.

Public transportation

NJ Transit provides Midtown Direct service at the Dover train station on the Montclair-Boonton Line and the Morristown Line to Newark Broad Street station, Secaucus Junction, New York Penn Station and Hoboken Terminal.

NJ Transit offered local bus service on the MCM5 route, which was eliminated in 2010 when subsidies to the local provider were eliminated as part of budget cuts.


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