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Ogdensburg, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Ogdensburg
Map of Ogdensburg in Sussex County. Inset: Location of Sussex County in New Jersey.
Map of Ogdensburg in Sussex County. Inset: Location of Sussex County in New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Ogdensburg, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Ogdensburg, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Sussex
Incorporated March 31, 1914
Area
 • Total 2.329 sq mi (6.032 km2)
 • Land 2.284 sq mi (5.914 km2)
 • Water 0.045 sq mi (0.118 km2)  1.95%
Area rank 385th of 566 in state
19th of 24 in county
Elevation 591 ft (180 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 2,410
 • Estimate (2015) 2,286
 • Rank 473rd of 566 in state
19th of 24 in county
 • Density 1,055.4/sq mi (407.5/km2)
 • Density rank 376th of 566 in state
8th of 24 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07439
Area code(s) 973 exchanges: 209, 823, 827
FIPS code 3403754660
GNIS feature ID 0885335
Website www.ogdensburgnj.org

Ogdensburg is a borough in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 2,410 reflecting a decline of 228 (-8.6%) from the 2,638 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 84 (–3.1%) from the 2,722 counted in the 1990 Census.

The borough was formed based on an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 26, 1914, from part of Sparta Township, subject to the results of a referendum held on March 31, 1914. Ogdensburg is named after its first settler, Robert Ogden.

New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Ogdensburg as its 27th best place to live in its 2008 rankings of the "Best Places To Live" in New Jersey.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, Ogdensburg borough had a total area of 2.329 square miles (6.032 km2), including 2.284 square miles (5.914 km2) of land and 0.045 square miles (0.118 km2) of water (1.95%).

Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the borough include Heaters Pond, South Ogdensburg and Sterling Hill.

Ogdensburg borders the Sussex County municipalities of Franklin, Hardyston Township and Sparta Township.

Ogdensburgite, an arsenate mineral, was named after the borough.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 939
1930 1,138 21.2%
1940 1,165 2.4%
1950 1,169 0.3%
1960 1,212 3.7%
1970 2,222 83.3%
1980 2,737 23.2%
1990 2,722 −0.5%
2000 2,638 −3.1%
2010 2,410 −8.6%
Est. 2015 2,286 −5.1%
Population sources:
1920 1920-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,410 people, 864 households, and 680.8 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,055.4 per square mile (407.5/km2). There were 905 housing units at an average density of 396.3 per square mile (153.0/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 95.23% (2,295) White, 0.33% (8) Black or African American, 0.04% (1) Native American, 1.83% (44) Asian, 0.17% (4) Pacific Islander, 1.00% (24) from other races, and 1.41% (34) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.27% (151) of the population.

There were 864 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.2% were non-families. 17.6% 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 2.79 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 30.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.6 years. For every 100 females there were 101.0 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 97.4 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $78,333 (with a margin of error of +/- $11,582) and the median family income was $87,656 (+/- $10,522). Males had a median income of $66,860 (+/- $3,252) versus $41,900 (+/- $6,659) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $29,447 (+/- $3,151). About 10.2% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 14.0% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 2,638 people, 881 households, and 704 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,154.7 people per square mile (446.7/km2). There were 903 housing units at an average density of 395.3 per square mile (152.9/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.54% White, 0.15% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.17% of the population.

There were 881 households out of which 43.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.6% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 16.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.38.

In the borough the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 102.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.9 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $60,313, and the median income for a family was $70,521. Males had a median income of $47,350 versus $35,060 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $24,305. About 4.8% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.6% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 14.36 miles (23.11 km) of roadways, of which 12.63 miles (20.33 km) were maintained by the municipality and 1.73 miles (2.78 km) by Sussex County.

Public transportation

The county provides Skylands Ride bus service operating between Sussex and Newton.

Historic sites

Ogdensburg is home to the following locations on the National Register of Historic Places:

  • Backwards Tunnel - Cork Hill Road, 310 feet (94 m) north of Passaic Avenue intersection (added 2005)
  • Sterling Hill Mining Museum - 30 Plant Street (added 1991)
  • In the late 19th Century, Thomas A. Edison built the Edison Ore-Milling Company in Ogdensburg to enable production of iron from low grade ores using an electromagnetic process. The process proved unsuccessful on a production scale.
  • McCabe, Wayne T. and Kate Gordon. A Penny A View...An Album of Postcard Views...Ogdensburg, N.J. (Newton, NJ: Historic Preservation Alternatives, 1999).
  • Truran, William R. Franklin, Hamburg, Ogdensburg, and Hardyston (Images of America). (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2004).
  • Truran, William R. Mining for America : the Franklin-Sterling Hill, N.J. Zinc; The Fluorescent Mineral Capital of the World. (Sparta, NJ: Trupower Press, 2006).

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