Belvidere, New Jersey

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Belvidere, New Jersey
Town
Town of Belvidere
Map of Belvidere in Warren County. Inset: Location of Warren County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Belvidere in Warren County. Inset: Location of Warren County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Belvidere, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Belvidere, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°49′47″N 75°04′24″W / 40.829802°N 75.073337°W / 40.829802; -75.073337Coordinates: 40°49′47″N 75°04′24″W / 40.829802°N 75.073337°W / 40.829802; -75.073337[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Warren
Incorporated April 7, 1845
Government[5]
 • Type Town
 • Mayor Linda H. Stettler (term ends December 31, 2015)[3]
 • Administrator / Clerk Teresa A. DeMont[4]
Area[2]
 • Total 1.490 sq mi (3.859 km2)
 • Land 1.452 sq mi (3.759 km2)
 • Water 0.038 sq mi (0.100 km2)  2.58%
Area rank 452nd of 566 in state
22nd of 22 in county[2]
Elevation[6] 266 ft (81 m)
Population (2010 Census)[7][8][9]
 • Total 2,681
 • Estimate (2012[10]) 2,634
 • Rank 462nd of 566 in state
16th of 22 in county[11]
 • Density 1,847.0/sq mi (713.1/km2)
 • Density rank 301st of 566 in state
4th of 22 in county[11]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07823[12][13]
Area code(s) 908[14]
FIPS code 3404104990[15][2][16]
GNIS feature ID 885156[17][2]
Website www.belvidere-nj.us

Belvidere is a town in Warren County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the town's population was 2,681,[7][8][9] reflecting a decline of 90 (-3.2%) from the 2,771 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 102 (+3.8%) from the 2,669 counted in the 1990 Census.[18] It is the county seat of Warren County.[19][20] Belvidere is located in the eastern section of the Lehigh Valley.

Belvidere was incorporated as a town by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 7, 1845, from portions of Oxford Township, based on the results of a referendum held that day.[21]

Geography[edit]

Belvidere is located at 40°49′47″N 75°04′24″W / 40.829802°N 75.073337°W / 40.829802; -75.073337 (40.829802,-75.073337). According to the United States Census Bureau, the town had a total area of 1.490 square miles (3.859 km2), of which, 1.452 square miles (3.759 km2) of it is land and 0.038 square miles (0.100 km2) of it (2.58%) is water.[1][2]

Dildine Island is located in the Delaware River, approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Belvidere.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 1,001
1860 1,530 52.8%
1870 1,882 23.0%
1880 1,773 −5.8%
1890 1,768 −0.3%
1900 1,784 0.9%
1910 1,764 −1.1%
1920 1,793 1.6%
1930 2,073 15.6%
1940 2,060 −0.6%
1950 2,406 16.8%
1960 2,636 9.6%
1970 2,722 3.3%
1980 2,475 −9.1%
1990 2,669 7.8%
2000 2,771 3.8%
2010 2,681 −3.2%
Est. 2012 2,634 [10] −1.8%
Population sources:
1850-1920[22] 1850-1870[23]
1850[24] 1870[25] 1880-1890[26]
1890-1910[27] 1910-1930[28]
1930-1990[29] 2000[30][31] 2010[7][8][9]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 2,681 people, 1,054 households, and 681.9 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,847.0 per square mile (713.1 /km2). There were 1,140 housing units at an average density of 785.4 per square mile (303.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.01% (2,574) White, 1.57% (42) Black or African American, 0.11% (3) Native American, 0.78% (21) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.22% (6) from other races, and 1.31% (35) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 3.62% (97) of the population.[7]

There were 1,054 households of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.17.[7]

In the town, 25.3% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 30.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.0 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.5 males.[7]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $60,707 (with a margin of error of +/- $10,476) and the median family income was $74,028 (+/- $13,366). Males had a median income of $53,796 (+/- $11,432) versus $32,000 (+/- $7,359) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $28,220 (+/- $2,359). About 0.8% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.0% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.[32]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[15] there were 2,771 people, 1,088 households, and 716 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,091.7 people per square mile (810.5/km2). There were 1,165 housing units at an average density of 879.4 per square mile (340.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.02% White, 0.51% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.31% of the population.[30][31]

There were 1,088 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.17.[30][31]

In the town the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.5 males.[30][31]

The median income for a household in the town was $52,792, and the median income for a family was $62,212. Males had a median income of $41,800 versus $31,444 for females. The per capita income for the town was $23,231. About 1.3% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.4% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over.[30][31]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Belvidere is governed under the Town form of municipal government by a Mayor and a Town Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at large. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Town Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year.[5]

As of 2013, the Mayor of Belvidere is Linda H. Stettler (liaison to Belvidere Free Public Library; R, term ends December 31, 2015). Members of the Town Council are Council President Harold Hess (Police Department; R, 2013), John Clemmer (Historic, Land Use and Economic Development; R, 2013), Joseph M. Kennedy, Sr. (Recreation & Education; R, 2015), Kathleen Miers (Department of Public Works; R, 2014), Laurel Napolitani (Administrations and Finance; R, 2014) and Michael Sebold (Fire, Rescue and Public Utlilities; R, 2015).[33][34][35][36][37]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Belvidere is located in the 5th Congressional District[38] and is part of New Jersey's 24th state legislative district.[8][39][40] Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Belvidere had been in the 23rd state legislative district.[41]

New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District is represented by Scott Garrett (R, Wantage Township).[42] New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Cory Booker (D, Newark; took office on October 31, 2013, after winning a special election to fill the seat of Frank Lautenberg)[43][44] and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).[45][46]

For the 2014-2015 Session, the 24th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Steve Oroho (R, Franklin) and in the General Assembly by Alison Littell McHose (R, Franklin) and Parker Space (R, Wantage Township).[47][48] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[49] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[50]

Warren County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders whose three members are elected at-large on a staggered basis with one seat coming up for election each year. At an annual organization held in the beginning of January, the board selects one of its members to serve sa Freeholder Director and other as Deputy Director. As of 2013, Warren County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Jason Sarnoski (R, Lopatcong Township, 2013) Freeholder Deputy Director Edward J. Smith (R, Asbury / Franklin Township, 2015) and Freeholder Richard D. Gardner (R, Asbury / Franklin Township, 2014).[51] Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk Patricia J. Kolb (Blairstown Township),[52] Sheriff David Gallant (Blairstown Township) and Surrogate Kevin O'Neill (Hackettstown).[53][54] The County Administrator, Steve Marvin, is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the county and its departments.[55]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 1,687 registered voters in Belvidere, of which 380 (22.5% vs. 21.5% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 611 (36.2% vs. 35.3%) were registered as Republicans and 694 (41.1% vs. 43.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 2 voters registered to other parties.[56] Among the town's 2010 Census population, 62.9% (vs. 62.3% in Warren County) were registered to vote, including 84.3% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 81.5% countywide).[56][57]

In the 2012 presidential election, Republican Mitt Romney received 656 votes here (53.8% vs. 56.0% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 521 votes (42.7% vs. 40.8%) and other candidates with 24 votes (2.0% vs. 1.7%), among the 1,220 ballots cast by the town's 1,724 registered voters, for a turnout of 70.8% (vs. 66.7% in Warren County).[58][59] In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 693 votes here (55.0% vs. 55.2% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 514 votes (40.8% vs. 41.4%) and other candidates with 27 votes (2.1% vs. 1.6%), among the 1,260 ballots cast by the town's 1,684 registered voters, for a turnout of 74.8% (vs. 73.4% in Warren County).[60] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 779 votes here (61.9% vs. 61.0% countywide), ahead of Democrat John Kerry with 452 votes (35.9% vs. 37.2%) and other candidates with 21 votes (1.7% vs. 1.3%), among the 1,259 ballots cast by the town's 1,640 registered voters, for a turnout of 76.8% (vs. 76.3% in the whole county).[61]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 480 votes here (56.7% vs. 61.3% countywide), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 221 votes (26.1% vs. 25.7%), Independent Chris Daggett with 116 votes (13.7% vs. 9.8%) and other candidates with 18 votes (2.1% vs. 1.5%), among the 847 ballots cast by the town's 1,642 registered voters, yielding a 51.6% turnout (vs. 49.6% in the county).[62]

Education[edit]

The Belvidere School District serves students in Kindergarten through twelfth grade. As of the 2010-11 school year, the district's three schools had an enrollment of 525 students and 75.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 6.94:1.[63] Schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[64]) are Third Street School[65] (Grades K-3; 126 students), Oxford Street Elementary School[66] (Grades 4-8; 179 students) and Belvidere High School[67] (grades 9-12; 552 students).[34][68][69] Students from Harmony Township, Hope Township and White Township attend Belvidere High School as part of sending/receiving relationships.[70]

Students from the town and from all of Warren County are eligible to attend Ridge and Valley Charter School in Blairstown (for grades K-8)[71] or Warren County Technical School in Washington borough (for 9-12),[72] 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).[73][74]

Notable people[edit]

Notable current and former residents of Belvidere include:

Places of interest[edit]

Warren County Courthouse
  • Belvidere Cemetery - Dating back to 1834, the cemetery is the burial site of several historical figures, many associated with the Civil War, and has been included in tours conducted as part of the town's annual Victorian Days celebration.[80]
  • Foul Rift is a Class II rapids on the Delaware River located south of Belvidere, in which a drop of 22 feet (6.7 m) in elevation in a span of 0.5 miles (0.80 km) creates one of the river's most dangerous stretches.[81]
  • Four Sisters Winery - Established in 1984, the winery was named for the four daughters of the founders.[82]
  • Robert Morris House - Built by Robert Morris, a signer of the Declarataion of Independence, the house is one of the town's oldest homes.[83][84]
  • Warren County Courthouse - Future Governor of New Jersey Garret D. Wall donated the land in 1825 and the courthouse was completed in 1826 at a cost of $10,000. In 1892, the courthouse was the site of the county's most recent public hanging.[85]
  • Warren County Museum - Now the home of the Warren County Historical and Genealogical Society, the museum is located on Garret D. Wall county square in a townhome constructed c. 1848 and purchased in 1980 which now store many items related to the history of Warren County.[86]

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