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Stanhope, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Stanhope
The Stanhope House
The Stanhope House
Map of Stanhope in Sussex County. Inset: Location of Sussex County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Stanhope in Sussex County. Inset: Location of Sussex County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Stanhope, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Stanhope, New Jersey
Stanhope, New Jersey is located in Sussex County, New Jersey
Stanhope, New Jersey
Stanhope, New Jersey
Location in Sussex County, New Jersey
Stanhope, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Stanhope, New Jersey
Stanhope, New Jersey
Location in New Jersey
Stanhope, New Jersey is located in the United States
Stanhope, New Jersey
Stanhope, New Jersey
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County [[Image:|23x23px|border |]] Sussex
Incorporated March 24, 1904
Government
 • Type Borough
 • Body Borough Council
Area
 • Total 2.09 sq mi (5.42 km2)
 • Land 1.84 sq mi (4.76 km2)
 • Water 0.26 sq mi (0.66 km2)  12.25%
Area rank 404th of 565 in state
20th of 24 in county
Elevation
961 ft (293 m)
Population
 • Total 3,610
 • Estimate 
(2019)
3,306
 • Rank 427th of 566 in state
14th of 24 in county
 • Density 1,966.3/sq mi (759.2/km2)
 • Density rank 293rd of 566 in state
4th of 24 in county
Time zone UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
07874
Area code(s) 973
FIPS code 3403770380
GNIS feature ID 0885408

Stanhope is a borough in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 3,610, reflecting an increase of 26 (+0.7%) from the 3,584 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 191 (+5.6%) from the 3,393 counted in the 1990 Census.

Stanhope was formed by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 24, 1904, from portions of Byram Township.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, Stanhope borough had a total area of 2.188 square miles (5.667 km2), including 1.836 square miles (4.755 km2) of land and 0.352 square miles (0.912 km2) of water (16.1%).

Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the borough include Lake Musconetcong.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 1,031
1920 1,031 0.0%
1930 1,089 5.6%
1940 1,100 1.0%
1950 1,351 22.8%
1960 1,814 34.3%
1970 3,040 67.6%
1980 3,638 19.7%
1990 3,393 −6.7%
2000 3,584 5.6%
2010 3,610 0.7%
2019 (est.) 3,306 −8.4%
Population sources: 1910-1920
1910 1910-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,610 people, 1,396 households, and 958 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,966.3 per square mile (759.2/km2). There were 1,472 housing units at an average density of 801.8 per square mile (309.6/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 91.36% (3,298) White, 1.58% (57) Black or African American, 0.08% (3) Native American, 2.33% (84) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 2.63% (95) from other races, and 2.02% (73) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.50% (307) of the population.

There were 1,396 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 30.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.5 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 91.4 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $78,625 (with a margin of error of +/- $10,138) and the median family income was $94,545 (+/- $11,809). Males had a median income of $51,974 (+/- $7,042) versus $47,241 (+/- $3,337) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $35,934 (+/- $4,607). About 0.9% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 3,584 people, 1,384 households, and 978 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,913.6 people per square mile (740.0/km2). There were 1,419 housing units at an average density of 757.7 per square mile (293.0/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 93.55% White, 1.34% African American, 0.06% Native American, 1.53% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 1.40% from other races, and 2.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.05% of the population.

There were 1,384 households, out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 25.1% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 34.7% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $63,059, and the median income for a family was $73,203. Males had a median income of $49,861 versus $36,545 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $27,535. About 1.7% of families and 2.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.7% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

2020-08-01 17 47 38 View north along U.S. Route 206 (Netcong Bypass) at the exit for New Jersey State Route 183 SOUTH (Stanhope) in Stanhope, Sussex County, New Jersey
US 206 northbound at Route 183 in Stanhope

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 16.76 miles (26.97 km) of roadways, of which 12.75 miles (20.52 km) were maintained by the municipality, 2.24 miles (3.60 km) by Sussex County and 1.77 miles (2.85 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Route 183 is the main access road that serves the borough. U.S. Route 206 also passes through in the western section and is partially a limited access road (the "Netcong Bypass") which connects to Interstate 80 in neighboring Mount Olive.

Stanhope is noted for its highway oddity. Upon the completion of Interstate 80 (circa 1974), Old U.S. Route 206 through Stanhope was renamed Route 183. A section of Interstate 80 now acts as a traffic bypass around Stanhope.

Public transportation

Lakeland Bus Lines provides service operating along Interstate 80 between Newton, New Jersey and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan.

Points of interest

Waterloo Village, (located in Byram Township) in Allamuchy Mountain State Park, exhibits many different time periods from a 400-year-old Lenape (Delaware) Native American village to a bustling port along the once prosperous Morris Canal. The early 19th-century village contains a working mill with gristmills and sawmills, a general store, a blacksmith shop and restored houses. Classical and popular music programs are available to the public during the summer months.

Education

The Stanhope Public Schools serve students in kindergarten through eighth grade. As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of one school, had an enrollment of 303 students and 32.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 9.4:1.

For ninth through twelfth grades, the borough shares Lenape Valley Regional High School, which serves public school students from Netcong in Morris County and the Sussex County communities of Byram Township and Stanhope. As of the 2018–19 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 691 students and 58.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.9:1. Students from the borough had attended Netcong High School until 1974, when the Lenape Valley district was created. Seats on the high school district's nine-member board of education are allocated based on the populations of the constituent municipalities, with two seats assigned to Stanhope.

Notable people

See also (related category): People from Stanhope, New Jersey

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Stanhope include:

  • Gamaliel Bartlett (1796–1859), first postmaster at Stanhope, appointed in 1823 by President James Monroe. In 1829, Bartlett petitioned the Sussex County Court for a license to "...keep an Inn or Tavern in the house in which he now lives, in the Township of Byram..." It was signed by the 16 town council members (referred to as Freeholders!). Probably the location of the proposed licensed premises was what is locally referred to as: The Stanhope House.
  • Rob Freeman (born 1981), former guitarist, backing vocalist and primary songwriter for the pop punk/post-hardcore group Hidden in Plain View.
  • Alicia Luciano (born 1983), beauty pageant competitor who held the title of Miss New Jersey 2002 and competed in the Miss America 2003 Pageant.
  • Joe Reo, lead singer for Hidden in Plain View.
  • Dave Yovanovits, (born 1981), guard for the Cleveland Browns.

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