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Tewksbury Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Tewksbury
Bartles House on Oldwick Road
Bartles House on Oldwick Road
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
Tewksbury Township, New Jersey is located in Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Tewksbury Township, New Jersey
Tewksbury Township, New Jersey
Location in Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Tewksbury Township, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Tewksbury Township, New Jersey
Tewksbury Township, New Jersey
Location in New Jersey
Tewksbury Township, New Jersey is located in the United States
Tewksbury Township, New Jersey
Tewksbury Township, New Jersey
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Flag of Hunterdon County, New Jersey.gif Hunterdon
Incorporated February 21, 1798
Named for Tewkesbury, England
Government
 • Type Township
 • Body Township Committee
Area
 • Total 31.78 sq mi (82.30 km2)
 • Land 31.65 sq mi (81.96 km2)
 • Water 0.13 sq mi (0.34 km2)  0.41%
Area rank 79th of 565 in state
6th of 26 in county
Elevation
751 ft (229 m)
Population
 • Total 5,993
 • Estimate 
(2019)
5,776
 • 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 UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
07830 - Califon, 08833 - Lebanon
Area code(s) 908
FIPS code 3401972510
GNIS feature ID 0882190

Tewksbury Township is a township located in Hunterdon County, New Jersey and is located within the New York Metropolitan Area.[1] 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. It is located within the Raritan Valley region.

The township has been one of the state's highest-income communities. Based on data from the 2012-2016 ACS, NJ.com ranked the township as having the fifth-highest income in the state, with a median household income of $173,473. Based on data from the 2014–2018 ACS, the township residents had a median household income of $162,037, more than double the statewide median of $79,363.

The township's name is thought to be from Tewkesbury, England. Since 2003, the two communities have been twinned.

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. 2019 5,776 −3.6%
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

2020-07-13 13 42 33 View east along Interstate 78 (Phillipsburg-Newark Expressway) at Exit 24 (Hunterdon County Route 523 TO Hunterdon County Route 517, Oldwick, Whitehouse) in Tewksbury Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey
I-78 eastbound in Tewksbury

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.

Education

The Tewksbury Township Schools is a public school district, which serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade. As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of two schools, had an enrollment of 541 students and 60.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 9.0:1. Schools in the district (with 2018–19 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Tewksbury Elementary School with 321 students in grades PreK - 4 and Old Turnpike School with 214 students in grades 5 - 8. Tewksbury Elementary School was recognized in 2011 as a Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education. Old Turnpike School was one of nine schools in New Jersey honored in 2020 by the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, which recognizes high student achievement.

The original elementary school, Sawmill, opened in 1951 and was sold in 2003 for $1 million to the Hunterdon County Educational Services Commission.

Public school students in ninth through twelfth grades attend Voorhees High School in Lebanon Township (although the mailing address is Glen Gardner), which also serves students from Califon Borough, Glen Gardner Borough, Hampton Borough, High Bridge Borough and Lebanon Township. As of the 2018–19 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 982 students and 83.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.8:1. The school is part of the North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District, which also includes students from Bethlehem Township, Clinton Town, Clinton Township, Franklin Township, Lebanon Borough and Union Township who attend North Hunterdon High School in Annandale.

Eighth grade students from all of Hunterdon County are eligible to apply to attend the high school programs offered by the Hunterdon County Vocational School District, a county-wide vocational school district that offers career and technical education at its campuses in Raritan Township and at programs sited at local high schools, with no tuition charged to students for attendance.

Notable people

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

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

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