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Glen Gardner, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Glen Gardner
Map of Glen Gardner in Hunterdon County. Inset: Location of Hunterdon County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Glen Gardner in Hunterdon County. Inset: Location of Hunterdon County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Glen Gardner, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Glen Gardner, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°42′01″N 74°56′23″W / 40.700353°N 74.939603°W / 40.700353; -74.939603Coordinates: 40°42′01″N 74°56′23″W / 40.700353°N 74.939603°W / 40.700353; -74.939603[1][2]
Country  United States of America
State  New Jersey
County Hunterdon
Incorporated March 26, 1919
Government[5][6][7]
 • Type Borough
 • Mayor Stanley S. Kovach (term ends December 31, 2015)[3]
 • Clerk Marilyn Hodgson[4]
Area[1]
 • Total 1.524 sq mi (3.948 km2)
 • Land 1.524 sq mi (3.948 km2)
 • Water 0.000 sq mi (0.000 km2)  0.00%
Area rank 449th of 566 in state
17th of 26 in county[1]
Elevation [8] 541 ft (165 m)
Population (2010 Census)[9][10][11]
 • Total 1,704
 • Estimate (2013)[12] 1,685
 • Rank 504th of 566 in state
19th of 26 in county[13]
 • Density 1,117.8/sq mi (431.6/km2)
 • Density rank 368th of 566 in state
7th of 26 in county[13]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08826[14][15]
Area code(s) 908 exchange: 537, 638, 932[16]
FIPS code 3401926550[1][17][18]
GNIS feature ID 0885232[1][19]
Website www.glengardnernj.org

Glen Gardner is a borough in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States. At the time of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 1,704,[9][10][11] reflecting a decline of 198 (-10.4%) from the 1,902 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 237 (+14.2%) from the 1,665 counted in the 1990 Census.[20]

Glen Gardner is located at the extreme western border of Lebanon Township and was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 26, 1919, from portions of both Lebanon Township and Bethlehem Township based on the results of a referendum held that same day. Portions of the borough were ceded to Hampton borough in 1931.[21]

The area that is now Glen Gardner had been known as Eveland's Tavern for tavernkeeper John Eveland. Later, the area was variously called Spruce Run Mills and Sodom. The name of both the community and post office were officially changed to Glen Gardner in 1871 in honor of the Gardner brothers who owned a chair and frame factory in the area.[7]

Geography[edit]

Glen Gardner is located at 40°42′01″N 74°56′23″W / 40.700353°N 74.939603°W / 40.700353; -74.939603 (40.700353,-74.939603). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.524 square miles (3.948 km2), all of which was land.[1][2]

The borough borders Bethlehem Township, Hampton Borough, and Lebanon Township.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 818
1930 554 −32.3%
1940 536 −3.2%
1950 654 22.0%
1960 787 20.3%
1970 874 11.1%
1980 834 −4.6%
1990 1,665 99.6%
2000 1,902 14.2%
2010 1,704 −10.4%
Est. 2013 1,685 [12] −1.1%
Population sources: 1920[22]
1920-1930[23] 1930-1990[24]
2000[25][26] 2010[9][10][11]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,704 people, 768 households, and 433.9 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,117.8 per square mile (431.6 /km2). There were 825 housing units at an average density of 541.2 per square mile (209.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 94.54% (1,611) White, 1.76% (30) Black or African American, 0.06% (1) Native American, 1.82% (31) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.35% (6) from other races, and 1.47% (25) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 5.28% (90) of the population.[9]

There were 768 households, of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.5% were non-families. 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.97.[9]

In the borough, 21.3% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 34.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.6 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.[9]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $73,750 (with a margin of error of +/- $15,026) and the median family income was $98,693 (+/- $9,105). Males had a median income of $62,434 (+/- $12,072) versus $49,417 (+/- $13,970) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $37,184 (+/- $4,006). About 1.2% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.[27]

Census 2000[edit]

At the 2000 United States Census,[17] there were 1,902 people, 805 households and 474 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,217.6 per square mile (470.7/km2). There were 829 housing units at an average density of 530.7 per square mile (205.2/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.69% White, 0.89% African American, 0.11% Native American, 1.47% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.58% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.42% of the population.[25][26]

There were 805 households of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.6% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.1% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 3.07.[25][26]

Age distribution was 25.3% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 41.2% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.7 males.[25][26]

The median household income was $59,917, and the median family income was $75,369. Males had a median income of $50,776 versus $40,179 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $28,647. About 4.2% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 1.4% of those age 65 or over.[25][26]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Glen Gardner is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The governing body consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. A Mayor is elected directly to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle.[5] The Mayor votes only in the event of a tie. This seven-member governing body enacts local ordinances, levies municipal taxes and conducts the affairs of the borough. The Mayor and Borough Council conducts all of its business during monthly meetings open to the public.[28]

As of 2014, the Mayor of Glen Gardner is Republican Stanley S. Kovach, whose term of office ends December 31, 2015. Members of the Borough Council are Council President Jack O'Brien (D, 2014), Michael Gronau (R, 2014), Rick Mitterando (R, 2015), Carol Morton (R, 2015), Linda Rifino (R, 2016) and Steve Yaros (R, 2016).[6][7][29][30]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Glen Gardner is located in the 7th Congressional District[31] and is part of New Jersey's 23rd state legislative district.[10][32][33]

New Jersey's Seventh Congressional District is represented by Leonard Lance (R, Clinton Township).[34] 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)[35][36] and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).[37][38]

For the 2014-2015 Session, the 23rd Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Michael J. Doherty (R, Washington Township, Warren County) and in the General Assembly by John DiMaio (R, Hackettstown) and Erik Peterson (R, Franklin Township, Hunterdon County).[39][40] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[41] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[42]

Hunterdon County is governed by a five-member Board of Chosen Freeholders, who serve three-year terms of office at-large on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats up for election each year. At an annual reorganization meeting held each January, the freeholders select one member to serve as the board's Director and another to serve as Deputy Director.[43] As of 2014, Hunterdon County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director J. Matthew Holt (R; Clinton Town, 2015),[44] Freeholder Deputy Director John King (R; Raritan Township, 2015),[45] Suzanne Lagay (R; Holland Township, 2016),[46] John E. Lanza (R; Flemington, 2016)[47] and Robert G. Walton (R; Hampton, 2014).[48][49] Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk Mary H. Melfi (R; Flemington, 2017),[50] Sheriff Fredrick W. Brown (R; Alexandria Township, 2016)[51] and Surrogate Susan J. Hoffman (R; Kingwood Township, 2018).[52][53][54]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 1,097 registered voters in Glen Gardner, of which 249 (22.7%) were registered as Democrats, 347 (31.6%) were registered as Republicans and 500 (45.6%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There was 1 voter registered to other parties.[55]

In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 54.0% of the vote here (445 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 44.1% (363 votes) and other candidates with 1.5% (12 votes), among the 824 ballots cast by the borough's 1,102 registered voters, for a turnout of 74.8%.[56] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 57.9% of the vote here (453 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 41.0% (321 votes) and other candidates with 0.8% (8 votes), among the 783 ballots cast by the borough's 1,027 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 76.2.[57]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 69.6% of the vote here (410 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 19.4% (114 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 8.8% (52 votes) and other candidates with 1.0% (6 votes), among the 589 ballots cast by the borough's 1,088 registered voters, yielding a 54.1% turnout.[58]

Education[edit]

Clinton-Glen Gardner School District is school district based in the Town of Clinton, that serves students from Clinton Town and Glen Gardner Borough in pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade at Clinton Public School. Before Glen Gardner, a non-operating district, was consolidated into the district, students from the borough had attend the district's school as part of a sending/receiving relationship. Other students attend the school on a tuition basis.[59] Formerly known as the Town of Clinton School District, the district's board of education voted in November 2009 to revise the name to Clinton-Glen Gardner School District to reflect the merger.[60] As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's one school had an enrollment of 496 students and 41.9 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.84:1.[61]

Public school students in ninth through twelfth grades attend Voorhees High School in Glen Gardner, which also serves students from Califon, Hampton, High Bridge, Lebanon and Tewksbury.[62] The school is part of the North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District, which also serves the communities of Clinton Town, Clinton Township, Franklin Township, Lebanon Borough and Union Township.[63]

Transportation[edit]

The borough had a total of 10.89 miles (17.53 km) of roadways, of which 7.84 miles (12.62 km) are maintained by the municipality, 1.36 miles (2.19 km) by Hunterdon County and 1.69 miles (2.72 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.[64]

Notable people[edit]

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

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