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Roxbury Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Roxbury
Location in Morris County and the state of New Jersey.
Location in Morris County and the state of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Roxbury Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Roxbury Township, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Morris
Established December 24, 1740
Incorporated February 21, 1798
Area
 • Total 21.888 sq mi (56.691 km2)
 • Land 20.827 sq mi (53.942 km2)
 • Water 1.061 sq mi (2.749 km2)  4.85%
Area rank 128th of 566 in state
7th of 39 in county
Elevation 837 ft (255 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 23,324
 • Estimate (2015) 23,511
 • Rank 107th of 566 in state
5th of 39 in county
 • Density 1,119.9/sq mi (432.4/km2)
 • Density rank 367th of 566 in state
27th of 39 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07852 - Ledgewood
Area code(s) 973
FIPS code 3402764980
GNIS feature ID 0882203
Website roxburynj.us

Roxbury Township is a township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 23,324, reflecting a decline of 559 (-2.3%) from the 23,883 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 3,454 (+16.9%) from the 20,429 counted in the 1990 Census. Roxbury Township is located approximately 36 miles (58 km) west-northwest of New York City, 27 miles (43 km) west-northwest of Newark, New Jersey and 26 miles (42 km) east of the Delaware Water Gap on the border of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

History

Roxbury Township was formed on December 24, 1740, from portions of Morris Township. It was formally incorporated by the Township Act of 1798 of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798, as part of the state's initial group of 104 townships. Portions of the township were taken to form Mendham Township (March 29, 1749), Washington Township (April 2, 1798), Chester Township (April 1, 1799), Jefferson Township (February 11, 1804), Mount Olive Township (March 22, 1871), Mount Arlington (November 3, 1890) and Netcong (October 23, 1894).

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 21.888 square miles (56.691 km2), including 20.827 square miles (53.942 km2) of land and 1.061 square miles (2.749 km2) of water (4.85%).

Kenvil (2010 Census population of 3,009) and Succasunna (2010 Census population of 9,152) are unincorporated communities and census-designated places (CDPs)located within the township. As of the 2000 United States Census, the two CDPs were consolidated as Succasunna-Kenvil, which had a 2000 Census population of 12,569.

Other unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Baker Mill Pond, Berkshire Valley, Bertrand Island, Carys, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Junction, Lake Rogerene, Landing, Ledgewood, Port Morris, Port Morris Landing, Rustic and Shippenport.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 1,563 *
1820 1,792 14.7%
1830 2,262 26.2%
1840 2,231 −1.4%
1850 2,269 1.7%
1860 2,865 26.3%
1870 3,320 15.9%
1880 2,139 * −35.6%
1890 2,739 28.1%
1900 2,185 * −20.2%
1910 2,414 10.5%
1920 2,976 23.3%
1930 3,879 30.3%
1940 4,455 14.8%
1950 5,707 28.1%
1960 9,983 74.9%
1970 15,754 57.8%
1980 18,878 19.8%
1990 20,429 8.2%
2000 23,883 16.9%
2010 23,324 −2.3%
Est. 2015 23,511 0.8%
Population sources:
1810-1920 1840 1850-1870
1850 1870 1880-1890
1890-1910 1910-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010
* = Lost territory in previous decade.

2010 Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 23,324 people, 8,292 households, and 6,484 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,119.9 per square mile (432.4/km2). There were 8,582 housing units at an average density of 412.1 per square mile (159.1/km2)*. The racial makeup of the township was 88.21% (20,573) White, 2.34% (546) Black or African American, 0.09% (22) Native American, 5.77% (1,346) Asian, 0.05% (12) Pacific Islander, 1.55% (362) from other races, and 1.99% (463) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.93% (2,083) of the population.

There were 8,292 households out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.6% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.8% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the township, the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 32.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.9 years. For every 100 females there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 92.5 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $95,676 (with a margin of error of +/- $5,626) and the median family income was $110,538 (+/- $6,156). Males had a median income of $75,417 (+/- $7,299) versus $47,556 (+/- $4,775) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $38,576 (+/- $2,305). About 2.5% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.

2000 Census

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 23,883 people, 8,364 households, and 6,532 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,117.4 people per square mile (431.5/km2). There were 8,550 housing units at an average density of 400.0 per square mile (154.5/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 86.57% White, 10.91% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 2.58% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races, and 0.04% from two or more races. 8.83% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,364 households out of which 39.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.8% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.9% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $72,982, and the median income for a family was $83,409. Males had a median income of $59,488 versus $36,353 for females. The per capita income for the township was $30,174. About 2.1% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 133.66 miles (215.10 km) of roadways, of which 107.03 miles (172.25 km) were maintained by the municipality, 13.91 miles (22.39 km) by Morris County and 12.72 miles (20.47 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Interstate 80, U.S. Route 46, U.S. Route 206, Route 10 and Route 183 all pass through the township.

Public transportation

The NJ Transit Lake Hopatcong station is served by the Morristown Line and the Montclair-Boonton Line, with service to Hoboken Terminal or to Pennsylvania Station in Midtown Manhattan via Midtown Direct which requires a transfer at Dover or Montclair State University.

Morristown & Erie Railway's Chester Branch and High Bridge Branch freight lines run through the township on weekdays.

Port Morris was the starting point for the Lackawanna Cut-Off, an engineering marvel constructed by the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad between 1908-1911. NJ Transit is considering plans to restore passenger service on the route between the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania and Hoboken Terminal.

NJ Transit provides limited local bus service on the 875 route between the Ledgewood Mall, Dover and Morristown.

Lakeland Bus Lines stops in the Landing section of the township providing service to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan.


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