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Tewksbury Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Tewksbury
Oldwick General Store
Oldwick General Store
Map of Tewksbury Township in Hunterdon County. Inset: Location of Hunterdon County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Tewksbury Township in Hunterdon County. Inset: Location of Hunterdon County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Tewksbury Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Tewksbury Township, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Hunterdon
Incorporated February 21, 1798
Named for Tewkesbury, England
Area
 • Total 31.699 sq mi (82.101 km2)
 • Land 31.526 sq mi (81.653 km2)
 • Water 0.173 sq mi (0.448 km2)  0.55%
Area rank 81st of 566 in state
6th of 26 in county
Elevation 751 ft (229 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 5,993
 • Estimate (2015) 5,884
 • Rank 345th of 566 in state
5th of 26 in county
 • Density 190.1/sq mi (73.4/km2)
 • Density rank 512th of 566 in state
20th of 26 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07830 - Califon
Area code(s) 908
FIPS code 3401972510
GNIS feature ID 0882190
Website www.tewksburytwp.net

Tewksbury Township is a township located in Hunterdon County, New Jersey and is located within the New York Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 5,993, reflecting an increase of 452 (+8.2%) from the 5,541 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 738 (+15.4%) from the 4,803 counted in the 1990 Census.

The township was first mentioned as holding a township meeting on March 11, 1755, as having been formed partly from Lebanon Township, though the exact circumstances of its formation by charter are unknown. Tewksbury was incorporated as one of New Jersey's initial 104 townships by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Portions of the township were taken to form Califon borough (April 2, 1898). Portions of the township were acquired from Readington Township in 1832 and 1861, and portions were transferred to Clinton Township in 1871 and 1891. The township's name is thought to be from Tewkesbury, England, and the two established a sister city relationship in 2003.

The original settlers were of English extraction. However, a large German contingent settled in the area around 1749 and theirs became the strongest influence when Tewksbury became a township. The enclave of Oldwick, with a mixture of Victorian, Federal, New England and Georgian style homes is protected by historic legislation. Zion Lutheran Church in Oldwick (formerly New Germantown) is the oldest German Lutheran parish in New Jersey.

Oldwick is home to Mane Stream, a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) Premier Accredited Center for therapeutic horseback riding.

Geography

Oldwick NJ Center
Oldwick Center

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 31.699 square miles (82.101 km2), including 31.526 square miles (81.653 km2) of land and 0.173 square miles (0.448 km2) of water (0.55%).

Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Apgars Corner, Bissell, Cokesbury, Fairmount, Farmersville, Fox Hill, Laurel Farms, Lower Fairmount, Mountainville, New Germantown, Oldwick, Pottersville, Sutton and Vernoy.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 1,308
1820 1,490 13.9%
1830 1,659 11.3%
1840 1,944 17.2%
1850 2,301 18.4%
1860 2,333 1.4%
1870 2,327 −0.3%
1880 2,108 −9.4%
1890 2,034 −3.5%
1900 1,883 * −7.4%
1910 1,742 −7.5%
1920 1,279 −26.6%
1930 1,119 −12.5%
1940 1,200 7.2%
1950 1,439 19.9%
1960 1,908 32.6%
1970 2,959 55.1%
1980 4,094 38.4%
1990 4,803 17.3%
2000 5,541 15.4%
2010 5,993 8.2%
Est. 2015 5,884 −1.8%
Population sources:
1810-1920 1840
1850-1870 1850 1870
1880-1890 1890-1910
1910-1930 1930-1990
2000 2010
* = Lost territory in previous decade.

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 5,993 people, 2,189 households, and 1,769 families residing in the township. The population density was 190.1 per square mile (73.4/km2). There were 2,323 housing units at an average density of 73.7 per square mile (28.5/km2)*. The racial makeup of the township was 94.16% (5,643) White, 0.83% (50) Black or African American, 0.03% (2) Native American, 2.92% (175) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.82% (49) from other races, and 1.23% (74) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.49% (209) of the population.

There were 2,189 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.0% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.2% were non-families. 15.3% 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 2.74 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the township, the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 15.2% from 25 to 44, 38.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47.3 years. For every 100 females there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 96.7 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $160,224 (with a margin of error of +/- $13,609) and the median family income was $189,833 (+/- $21,901). Males had a median income of $128,177 (+/- $22,406) versus $90,833 (+/- $32,868) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $91,644 (+/- $13,544). About 0.9% of families and 1.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 1.9% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 5,541 people, 1,986 households, and 1,662 families residing in the township. The population density was 175.2 people per square mile (67.6/km2). There were 2,052 housing units at an average density of 64.9 per square mile (25.0/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 96.82% White, 0.52% African American, 1.88% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.53% of the population.

There were 1,996 households out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.2% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.3% were non-families. 12.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.5% 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 3.05.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 33.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $135,649, and the median income for a family was $150,189. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $57,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $65,470. About 1.6% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 1.5% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 99.22 miles (159.68 km) of roadways, of which 82.81 miles (133.27 km) were maintained by the municipality, 15.39 miles (24.77 km) by Hunterdon County and 1.02 miles (1.64 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Interstate 78 passes through the Township, and is accessible via Oldwick Road (County Route 523) at Exit 24. County Route 517 also passes through the Township.


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