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White Township, New Jersey
|Township of White|
Beaver Brook Wildlife Management Area in White Township
Map of White Township in Warren County. Inset: Location of Warren County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of White Township, New Jersey
|Incorporated||April 9, 1913|
|Named for||Alexander White|
|• Body||Township Council|
|• Total||27.90 sq mi (72.27 km2)|
|• Land||27.37 sq mi (70.88 km2)|
|• Water||0.54 sq mi (1.39 km2) 1.92%|
|Area rank||97th of 565 in state
4th of 22 in county
|Elevation||525 ft (160 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Rank||382nd of 566 in state
10th of 22 in county
|• Density||179.8/sq mi (69.4/km2)|
|• Density rank||516th of 566 in state
16th of 22 in county
|Time zone||UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))|
07823 - Belvidere
|GNIS feature ID||0882246|
White Township is a township in Warren County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 4,882, reflecting an increase of 637 (+15.0%) from the 4,245 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 642 (+17.8%) from the 3,603 counted in the 1990 Census.
White Township was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 9, 1913, from portions of Oxford Township, based on the results of a referendum held on May 1, 1913, making it the second-youngest township in the county. The township was named after Alexander White, who came to the area sometime before 1760 and built a stone mansion called "The White House" near a place called Roxburg.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 27.632 square miles (71.565 km2), including 27.152 square miles (70.322 km2) of land and 0.480 square miles (1.243 km2) of water (1.74%). The township is located in the Kittatinny Valley which is a section of the Great Appalachian Valley that stretches for 700 miles (1,100 km) from Canada to Alabama.
Other unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Cornish, Foul Rift, Hazen, Little York, Manunka Chunk, Sarepta and Summerfield.
|Population sources: 1920
The Township's economic data (as is all of Warren County) is calculated by the US Census Bureau as part of the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area.
As of the census of 2010, there were 4,882 people, 2,115 households, and 1,328 families residing in the township. The population density was 179.8 per square mile (69.4/km2). There were 2,304 housing units at an average density of 84.9 per square mile (32.8/km2)*. The racial makeup of the township was 95.33% (4,654) White, 2.03% (99) Black or African American, 0.08% (4) Native American, 0.76% (37) Asian, 0.02% (1) Pacific Islander, 0.78% (38) from other races, and 1.00% (49) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.74% (134) of the population.
There were 2,115 households out of which 19.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.2% were non-families. 33.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 22.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.84.
In the township, the population was spread out with 17.0% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 16.7% from 25 to 44, 31.0% from 45 to 64, and 28.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50.9 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 91.8 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $68,247 (with a margin of error of +/- $5,170) and the median family income was $81,975 (+/- $7,157). Males had a median income of $57,222 (+/- $15,520) versus $49,022 (+/- $7,746) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $36,964 (+/- $3,448). About 4.2% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 4,245 people, 1,668 households, and 1,179 families residing in the township. The population density was 155.1 people per square mile (59.9/km2). There were 1,770 housing units at an average density of 64.7 per square mile (25.0/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 96.35% White, 1.20% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.12% of the population.
There were 1,668 households, out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the township the population was spread out, with 22.3% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $54,732, and the median income for a family was $66,127. Males had a median income of $49,044 versus $35,000 for females. The per capita income for the township was $24,783. About 2.2% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.
As of May 2010[update], the township had a total of 66.08 miles (106.35 km) of roadways, of which 36.13 miles (58.15 km) were maintained by the municipality, 22.26 miles (35.82 km) by Warren County and 7.69 miles (12.38 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
U.S. Route 46 passes through the northern part of the township while Route 31 passes through briefly in the east before ending at Route 46. The major county road that passes through is CR 519.
Landmarks and places of interest
Regular meetings of the Warren County Board of chosen freeholders are held at the Wayne Dumont Jr. Administrative Building in White Township, which also houses most of the administrative offices of Warren County. Part of the Pequest Fish Hatchery also lies within the boundaries of White Township. Four Sisters Winery is located in White Township.
The White Township School District serves public school students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade at White Township Consolidated School. As of the 2017–18 school year, the district, comprised of one school, had an enrollment of 273 students and 34.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 7.9:1.
Public school students in grades nine through twelve from Harmony Township, Hope Township and White Township attend Belvidere High School as part of sending/receiving relationships with the Belvidere School District. As of the 2017–18 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 458 students and 42.3 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.8:1.
Students from the township and from all of Warren County are eligible to attend Ridge and Valley Charter School in Frelinghuysen Township (for grades K-8) or Warren County Technical School in Washington borough (for 9-12), with special education services provided by local districts supplemented throughout the county by the Warren County Special Services School District in Oxford Township (for PreK-12).
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with White Township include:
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