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Mount Olive Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Mount Olive
Near Budd Lake
Near Budd Lake
Location in Morris County and the state of New Jersey.
Location in Morris County and the state of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Mount Olive Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Mount Olive Township, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Morris
Incorporated March 22, 1871
Named for Benjamin Olive
Area
 • Total 31.079 sq mi (80.495 km2)
 • Land 29.407 sq mi (76.165 km2)
 • Water 1.672 sq mi (4.331 km2)  5.38%
Area rank 84th of 566 in state
4th of 39 in county
Elevation 948 ft (289 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 28,117
 • Estimate (2015) 29,055
 • Rank 80th of 566 in state
2nd of 39 in county
 • Density 956.1/sq mi (369.2/km2)
 • Density rank 390th of 566 in state
29th of 39 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07828 - Budd Lake
Area code(s) 908 and 973
FIPS code 3402749080
GNIS feature ID 0882197

Mount Olive Township is a township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 28,117, reflecting an increase of 3,924 (+16.2%) from the 24,193 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 2,911 (+13.7%) from the 21,282 counted in the 1990 Census.

The Township of Mount Olive was formed by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 22, 1871, from portions of Roxbury Township. Netcong was formed from portions of the township on October 23, 1894. The township was named for Benjamin Olive, a colonial-era Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey who donated land for the site of churches constructed in the area.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 31.079 square miles (80.495 km2), including 29.407 square miles (76.165 km2) of land and 1.672 square miles (4.331 km2) of water (5.38%).

Budd Lake (with a 2010 Census population of 8,968) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Mount Olive Township.

Other unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Bartley, Flanders, Saxton Falls and Waterloo.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 1,982
1890 1,848 −6.8%
1900 1,221 * −33.9%
1910 1,160 −5.0%
1920 1,008 −13.1%
1930 1,235 22.5%
1940 1,526 23.6%
1950 2,597 70.2%
1960 3,807 46.6%
1970 10,394 173.0%
1980 18,748 80.4%
1990 21,282 13.5%
2000 24,193 13.7%
2010 28,117 16.2%
Est. 2015 29,055 3.3%
Population sources:
1880-1920 1880-1890
1890-1910 1910-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010
* = Lost territory in previous decade.

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 28,117 people, 10,690 households, and 7,323 families residing in the township. The population density was 956.1 per square mile (369.2/km2). There were 11,244 housing units at an average density of 382.4 per square mile (147.6/km2)*. The racial makeup of the township was 80.66% (22,679) White, 5.74% (1,614) Black or African American, 0.20% (55) Native American, 8.23% (2,315) Asian, 0.04% (12) Pacific Islander, 2.86% (805) from other races, and 2.27% (637) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.51% (3,237) of the population.

There were 10,690 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. 25.8% 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 2.63 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the township, the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.8 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 94.6 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $77,243 (with a margin of error of +/- $5,287) and the median family income was $102,448 (+/- $8,454). Males had a median income of $70,532 (+/- $5,545) versus $52,205 (+/- $4,050) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $37,758 (+/- $1,723). About 3.8% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 24,193 people, 9,068 households, and 6,374 families residing in the township. The population density was 797.0 people per square mile (307.8/km²). There were 9,311 housing units at an average density of 306.7 per square mile (118.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 86.69% White, 3.79% African American, 0.17% Native American, 6.00% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.53% from other races, and 1.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.97% of the population.

There were 9,068 households out of which 39.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.1% 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 3.22.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 37.6% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 100.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $64,515, and the median income for a family was $75,189. Males had a median income of $50,653 versus $35,882 for females. The per capita income for the township was $28,691. About 1.7% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 140.17 miles (225.58 km) of roadways, of which 115.11 miles (185.25 km) were maintained by the municipality, 10.03 miles (16.14 km) by Morris County and 15.03 miles (24.19 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

The major roads that pass through include U.S. Route 46 through the center, U.S. Route 206 in the east and northeast part (called the "Netcong Bypass") and Interstate 80 (Bergen Passaic Expressway) in the north (which is also briefly multiplexed with US 206).

Public transportation

Commuter rail service is offered by NJ Transit at the Mount Olive station along its Morristown Line and Montclair-Boonton Line, offering service to Hoboken Terminal in Hoboken, New Jersey, Newark Broad Street Station, Secaucus Junction and Pennsylvania Station in Midtown Manhattan.

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

Bus service is provided along Route 46 between Netcong and Dover on the Morris On the Move (M.O.M.) route.

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