Clark, New Jersey

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Clark, New Jersey
Township
Township of Clark
Motto: Growth, Industry, History[1]
Map of Clark Township in Union County. Inset: Location of Union County in New Jersey.
Map of Clark Township in Union County. Inset: Location of Union County in New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Clark, New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Clark, New Jersey.
Coordinates: 40°37′06″N 74°18′57″W / 40.61845°N 74.315957°W / 40.61845; -74.315957Coordinates: 40°37′06″N 74°18′57″W / 40.61845°N 74.315957°W / 40.61845; -74.315957[2][3]
Country  United States of America
State  New Jersey
County Union
Incorporated March 23, 1864
Government[6]
 • Type Faulkner Act Mayor-Council
 • Mayor Salvatore F. Bonaccorso (term ends December 31, 2013)[4]
 • Administrator John Laezza[5]
 • Clerk Edie Merkel[5]
Area[3]
 • Total 4.494 sq mi (11.640 km2)
 • Land 4.301 sq mi (11.141 km2)
 • Water 0.193 sq mi (0.499 km2)  4.29%
Area rank 284th of 566 in state
11th of 21 in county[3]
Elevation[7] 39 ft (12 m)
Population (2010 Census)[8][9][10][11]
 • Total 14,756
 • Estimate (2013)[12] 15,184
 • Rank 170th of 566 in state
13th of 21 in county[13]
 • Density 3,430.5/sq mi (1,324.5/km2)
 • Density rank 188th of 566 in state
16th of 21 in county[13]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07066[14]
Area code(s) 732/848
FIPS code 3403913150[15][3][16]
GNIS feature ID 0882216[17]
Website http://www.ourclark.com

Clark is a township in southern Union County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 14,756[9][10][11] reflecting an increase of 159 (+1.1%) from the 14,597 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 32 (-0.2%) from the 14,629 counted in the 1990 Census.[18]

History[edit]

Robinson Plantation House

The territory that would become Clark was originally a part of several of the early villages, the Robinson Plantation House[19][20] and The Squire Hartshorne House, buildings from the late 17th century[21] are remnants of the era. The Homestead Farm at Oak Ridge was the site of a skirmish preceding the Battle of Short Hills.[22] In 1858, after the City of Rahway was incorporated the area of present-day Clark was designated as the 5th Ward of Rahway. Clark was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 23, 1864, from portions of Rahway.[23] The township was named for Abraham Clark, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Portions of the township were taken to form Cranford Township (March 14, 1871) and Winfield Township (August 6, 1941).[23]

New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Clark as its 33rd best place to live in its 2008 rankings of the "Best Places To Live" in New Jersey.[24] In 2013, New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Clark as 174th in its rankings of "Best Places To Live" in New Jersey.[25]

Geography[edit]

Clark is located at 40°37′06″N 74°18′57″W / 40.61845°N 74.315957°W / 40.61845; -74.315957 (40.61845,-74.315957). According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 4.494 square miles (11.640 km2), of which, 4.301 square miles (11.141 km2) of it was land and 0.193 square miles (0.499 km2) of it (4.29%) was water.[3][2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 331
1880 353 6.6%
1890 367 4.0%
1900 374 1.9%
1910 469 25.4%
1920 794 69.3%
1930 1,474 85.6%
1940 2,083 41.3%
1950 4,352 108.9%
1960 12,195 180.2%
1970 18,829 54.4%
1980 16,699 −11.3%
1990 14,629 −12.4%
2000 14,597 −0.2%
2010 14,756 1.1%
Est. 2013 15,184 [12] 2.9%
Population sources:
1870-1920[26] 1870[27][28]
1880-1890[29] 1890-1910[30] 1910-1930[31]
1930-1990[32] 2000[33][34] 2010[9][10][11]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 14,756 people, 5,562 households, and 4,038 families residing in the township. The population density was 3,430.5 per square mile (1,324.5 /km2). There were 5,751 housing units at an average density of 1,337.0 per square mile (516.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the township was 93.29% (13,766) White, 0.84% (124) Black or African American, 0.10% (15) Native American, 3.71% (547) Asian, 0.03% (5) Pacific Islander, 1.15% (169) from other races, and 0.88% (130) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 7.50% (1,107) of the population.[9]

There were 5,562 households, of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.4% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.15.[9]

In the township, 21.2% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 29.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.8 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.[9]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $80,959 (with a margin of error of +/- $7,674) and the median family income was $99,839 (+/- $7,789). Males had a median income of $65,399 (+/- $3,444) versus $49,649 (+/- $3,780) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $37,288 (+/- $2,811). About 2.3% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.[35]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[15] there were 14,597 people, 5,637 households, and 4,126 families residing in the township. The population density was 3,359.6 people per square mile (1,298.6/km2). There were 5,709 housing units at an average density of 1,314.0 per square mile (507.9/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 95.61% White, 0.30% African American, 0.01% Native American, 2.75% Asian, 0.63% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Also Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.67% of the population.[33][34]

There were 5,637 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.4% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.07.[33][34]

In the township the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 21.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males.[33][34]

The median income for a household in the township was $65,019, and the median income for a family was $77,291. Males had a median income of $54,543 versus $36,361 for females. The per capita income for the township was $29,883. About 1.0% of families and 1.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.[33][34]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Clark Township is governed under the Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council) system of municipal government. The Clark Township Committee consists of seven members, with three elected at-large from the township as a whole and four elected from wards. Four seats come up for election every two years on an alternating basis, with the three Council-at-large seats and Mayor coming up to vote, and then the four ward seats, all elected to four-year terms of office.[6][36]

As of 2013, the Mayor of Clark is Salvatore F. "Sal" Bonaccorso (R, term of office ends December 31, 2016). Members of the Township Council are Council President Patrick O'Connor (Second Ward; R, 2014), Council Vice President Brian P. Toal (Fourth Ward, 2014), Angel Albanese (at-large; R, 2012), Alvin Barr (at-large; R, 2012), Richard Kazanowski (Third Ward; D, 2014), Frank Mazzarella (First Ward; R, 2014) and Bill Smith (at-large; R, 2016).[5][37][38][39]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Clark is located in the 7th Congressional District[40] and is part of New Jersey's 22nd state legislative district.[10][41][42]

New Jersey's Seventh Congressional District is represented by Leonard Lance (R, Clinton Township).[43] 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)[44][45] and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).[46][47]

For the 2014-2015 Session, the 22nd Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Nicholas Scutari (D, Linden) and in the General Assembly by Jerry Green (D, Plainfield) and Linda Stender (D, Scotch Plains).[48][49] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[50] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[51]

Union County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders, whose nine members are elected at-large to three-year terms of office on a staggered basis with three seats coming up for election each year, with an appointed County Manager overseeing the day-to-day operations of the county. At an annual reorganization meeting held in the beginning of January, the board selects a Chairman and Vice Chairman from among its members.[52] As of 2014, Union County's Freeholders are Chairman Christopher Hudak (D, Linden, term ends December 31, 2014),[53] Vice Chairman Mohamed S. Jalloh (D, Roselle, 2015),[54] Bruce Bergen (D, Springfield Township, 2015),[55] Linda Carter (D, Plainfield, 2016),[56] Angel G. Estrada (D, Elizabeth, 2014),[57] Sergio Granados (D, Elizabeth, 2016)[58] Bette Jane Kowalski (D, Cranford, 2016),[59] Alexander Mirabella (D, Fanwood, 2015)[60] and Vernell Wright (D, Union, 2014).[61][62] Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi (D, Union, 2015),[63] Sheriff Ralph Froehlich (D, Union, 2016)[64] and Surrogate James S. LaCorte (D, Springfield Township, 2014).[65][66] The County Manager is Alfred Faella.[67]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 10,190 registered voters in Clark Township, of which 2,841 (27.9% vs. 41.8% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 2,311 (22.7% vs. 15.3%) were registered as Republicans and 5,036 (49.4% vs. 42.9%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 2 voters registered to other parties.[68] Among the township's 2010 Census population, 69.1% (vs. 53.3% in Union County) were registered to vote, including 87.6% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 70.6% countywide).[68][69]

In the 2012 presidential election, Republican Mitt Romney received 4,538 votes here (58.6% vs. 32.3% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 3,041 votes (39.3% vs. 66.0%) and other candidates with 97 votes (1.3% vs. 0.8%), among the 7,741 ballots cast by the township's 10,614 registered voters, for a turnout of 72.9% (vs. 68.8% in Union County).[70][71] In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 5,093 votes here (61.5% vs. 35.2% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 3,038 votes (36.7% vs. 63.1%) and other candidates with 85 votes (1.0% vs. 0.9%), among the 8,276 ballots cast by the township's 10,550 registered voters, for a turnout of 78.4% (vs. 74.7% in Union County).[72] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 4,819 votes here (58.7% vs. 40.3% countywide), ahead of Democrat John Kerry with 3,237 votes (39.4% vs. 58.3%) and other candidates with 80 votes (1.0% vs. 0.7%), among the 8,209 ballots cast by the township's 10,493 registered voters, for a turnout of 78.2% (vs. 72.3% in the whole county).[73]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 3,375 votes here (63.4% vs. 41.7% countywide), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 1,500 votes (28.2% vs. 50.6%), Independent Chris Daggett with 365 votes (6.9% vs. 5.9%) and other candidates with 40 votes (0.8% vs. 0.8%), among the 5,327 ballots cast by the township's 10,302 registered voters, yielding a 51.7% turnout (vs. 46.5% in the county).[74]

Education[edit]

The Clark Public School District serves students in Kindergarten through twelfth grade. Schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[75]) are Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School (K-5; 520 students), Valley Road Elementary School (K-5; 428), Carl H. Kumpf Middle School for grades 6 - 8 (537) and Arthur L. Johnson High School for grades 9 - 12 (853). Students from Garwood, attend the district's high school as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Garwood Public Schools.[76] Students that excel in middle school have the opportunity to attend the Union County Magnet High School, which accepts students from across the county.

Mother Seton Regional High School is an all-girls, private, Roman Catholic high school, operated under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark.[77]

The Clark Scholarship Fund is a not-for-profit organization that has provided need-based scholarships to college-bound Clark residents since 1955, funded entirely by contributions from individuals and businesses.[78]

Transportation[edit]

The Clark Circle connects Central Avenue, Brant Avenue, Valley Road, and the Garden State Parkway via Exit 135. The new Jersey Turnpike Authority redesigned the circle as part of a project that ran from 2007 to 2009 under which the movements at the circle are now controlled by traffic lights.[79]

The Lehigh Valley Railroad served the town with a passenger station in the Picton section.[80] The rail line remains active under Conrail's auspices. A spur line, the Bloodgood Branch, still serves one customer.

New Jersey Transit provides bus service to New York City and points in-between. The 112 route provides service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan.[81]

Newark Liberty International Airport is approximately 11 miles (18 km) from Clark.

Notable people[edit]

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

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