Green Brook Township, New Jersey

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Green Brook Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Green Brook
Motto: "Small Enough to Know You, Large Enough to Get Things Done".[1]
Map of Green Brook Township in Somerset County. Inset: Location of Somerset County in New Jersey.
Map of Green Brook Township in Somerset County. Inset: Location of Somerset County in New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Green Brook Township, New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Green Brook Township, New Jersey.
Coordinates: 40°36′14″N 74°29′00″W / 40.603832°N 74.483208°W / 40.603832; -74.483208Coordinates: 40°36′14″N 74°29′00″W / 40.603832°N 74.483208°W / 40.603832; -74.483208[2][3]
Country  United States of America
State  New Jersey
County Somerset
Incorporated April 2, 1872 as North Plainfield Township
Reincorporated November 8, 1932 as Green Brook Township
Named for Green Brook
Government[7]
 • Type Township
 • Mayor Patrick N. Boccio (term ends December 31, 2014)[4][5]
 • Administrator/ Clerk Kelly G. Cupit[6]
Area[3]
 • Total 4.481 sq mi (11.605 km2)
 • Land 4.473 sq mi (11.584 km2)
 • Water 0.008 sq mi (0.021 km2)  0.18%
Area rank 285th of 566 in state
13th of 21 in county[3]
Elevation[8] 246 ft (75 m)
Population (2010 Census)[9][10][11]
 • Total 7,203
 • Estimate (2013)[12] 7,255
 • Rank 314th of 566 in state
14th of 21 in county[13]
 • Density 1,610.5/sq mi (621.8/km2)
 • Density rank 325th of 566 in state
7th of 21 in county[13]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08812[14][15]
Area code(s) 732 and 908[16]
FIPS code 3403527510[17][3][18]
GNIS feature ID 0882172[19][3]
Website www.greenbrooktwp.org

Green Brook Township is a township in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 7,203,[9][10][11] reflecting an increase of 1,549 (+27.4%) from the 5,654 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,194 (+26.8%) from the 4,460 counted in the 1990 Census.[20]

What is now Green Brook was originally created as North Plainfield Township on April 2, 1872, from portions of Warren Township. Portions of the township were taken to form North Plainfield borough (June 9, 1885) and Watchung (March 23, 1926). Green Brook was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on November 8, 1932, replacing North Plainfield Township, based on the results of a referendum held that same day.[1][21]

Most of Green Brook shares ZIP code 08812 with Dunellen.[15]

The township's unofficial motto is "Small Enough to Know You, Large Enough to Get Things Done".[1]

Geography[edit]

Green Brook Township is located at 40°36′14″N 74°29′00″W / 40.603832°N 74.483208°W / 40.603832; -74.483208 (40.603832,-74.483208). According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 4.481 square miles (11.605 km2), of which, 4.473 square miles (11.584 km2) of it was land and 0.008 square miles (0.021 km2) of it (0.18%) was water.[3][2]

The township is in the Raritan Valley, a line of places in central New Jersey. Green Brook lies in the northern division of Raritan Valley along with the borough of North Plainfield.[22]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 3,217
1890 4,250 32.1%
1900 654 * −84.6%
1910 886 35.5%
1920 1,116 26.0%
1930 544 * −51.3%
1940 763 40.3%
1950 1,155 51.4%
1960 3,622 213.6%
1970 4,302 18.8%
1980 4,640 7.9%
1990 4,460 −3.9%
2000 5,654 26.8%
2010 7,203 27.4%
Est. 2013 7,255 [12] 0.7%
Population sources:
1880-1920[23] 1880-1890[24]
1890-1910[25] 1910-1930[26]
1930-1990[27] 2000[28][29] 2010[9][10][11]
* = Lost territory in previous decade.[21]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 7,203 people, 2,375 households, and 1,945 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,610.5 per square mile (621.8 /km2). There were 2,448 housing units at an average density of 547.3 per square mile (211.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the township was 73.54% (5,297) White, 3.37% (243) Black or African American, 0.04% (3) Native American, 20.21% (1,456) Asian, 0.04% (3) Pacific Islander, 1.12% (81) from other races, and 1.67% (120) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 6.86% (494) of the population.[9]

There were 2,375 households, of which 42.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.6% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.1% were non-families. 14.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.30.[9]

In the township, 26.4% of the population were under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 31.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.1 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.3 males.[9]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $115,268 (with a margin of error of +/- $15,162) and the median family income was $123,796 (+/- $10,668). Males had a median income of $74,231 (+/- $16,708) versus $75,703 (+/- $8,965) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $49,068 (+/- $5,197). About 0.9% of families and 1.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.8% of those under age 18 and 1.7% of those age 65 or over.[30]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[17] there were 5,654 people, 1,893 households, and 1,508 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,234.7 people per square mile (476.6/km²). There were 1,916 housing units at an average density of 418.4 per square mile (161.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 88.43% White, 1.68% African American, 0.07% Native American, 7.99% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.71% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.09% of the population.[28][29]

There were 1,893 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.0% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.3% were non-families. 15.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.20.[28][29]

In the township the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.[28][29]

The median income for a household in the township was $80,644, and the median income for a family was $87,744. Males had a median income of $52,147 versus $46,434 for females. The per capita income for the township was $37,290. About 1.7% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.9% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.[28][29]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

The Township Committee form of government consists of five members who each serve a term of three years on a staggered basis. Elections are held on a partisan basis each November, with either one or two seats up for election each year. At a reorganization meeting, held each year within the first week of January, the Committee elects a Mayor and a Deputy Mayor for that year from among its members.[7]

As of 2014, members of the Green Brook Township Committee are Mayor Patrick N. Boccio (R, term on committee ends December 31, 2015; term as mayor ends 2014), Deputy Mayor Jerry Searfoss (R, term on committee ends 2016; term as deputy mayor ends 2014), Kenneth Herrmann (R, 2015), Edward J. Pfeifer (D, 2014), Nancy Stoll (R, 2014).[5][31][32][33]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Green Brook Township is located in the 7th Congressional District[34] and is part of New Jersey's 22nd state legislative district.[10][35][36]

New Jersey's Seventh Congressional District is represented by Leonard Lance (R, Clinton Township).[37] 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)[38][39] and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus).[40][41]

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).[42][43] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[44] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[45]

Somerset County is governed by a five-member Board of Chosen Freeholders, whose members are elected at-large to three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with one or two seats coming up for election each year. At an annual reorganization meeting held in the beginning of January, the board selects a Director and Deputy Director from among its members.[46] As of 2014, Somerset County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione (R, Bridgewater Township, 2015),[47] Freeholder Deputy Director Mark Caliguire (R, Skillman in Montgomery Township, 2015),[48] Peter S. Palmer (R, Bernardsville, term ends December 31, 2014),[49] Patricia L. Walsh (R, Green Brook Township, 2016)[50] and Robert Zaborowski (R, Somerset in Franklin Township, 2014),[51][52] Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk Brett A. Radi (R, Somerville, 2017),[53] Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano (R, Raritan, 2016)[54][55] and Surrogate Frank Bruno (R, Branchburg, 2015).[56]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 4,545 registered voters in Green Brook Township, of which 920 (20.2% vs. 26.0% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 1,219 (26.8% vs. 25.7%) were registered as Republicans and 2,401 (52.8% vs. 48.2%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 5 voters registered to other parties.[57] Among the township's 2010 Census population, 63.1% (vs. 60.4% in Somerset County) were registered to vote, including 85.7% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 80.4% countywide).[57][58]

In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 1,814 votes here (53.1% vs. 46.1% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 1,532 votes (44.9% vs. 52.1%) and other candidates with 34 votes (1.0% vs. 1.1%), among the 3,415 ballots cast by the township's 4,470 registered voters, for a turnout of 76.4% (vs. 78.7% in Somerset County).[59] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 1,896 votes here (58.8% vs. 51.5% countywide), ahead of Democrat John Kerry with 1,290 votes (40.0% vs. 47.2%) and other candidates with 30 votes (0.9% vs. 0.9%), among the 3,225 ballots cast by the township's 3,910 registered voters, for a turnout of 82.5% (vs. 81.7% in the whole county).[60]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 1,548 votes here (63.9% vs. 55.8% countywide), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 648 votes (26.7% vs. 34.1%), Independent Chris Daggett with 182 votes (7.5% vs. 8.7%) and other candidates with 21 votes (0.9% vs. 0.7%), among the 2,424 ballots cast by the township's 4,527 registered voters, yielding a 53.5% turnout (vs. 52.5% in the county).[61]

History[edit]

In 1872, a tract of land was subdivided off from Warren Township. Thirteen years later, in 1885, the Borough of North Plainfield was created from a section of the subdivided land. The land at that time was designated as North Plainfield. In 1926, the Borough of Watchung was carved out of North Plainfield Township.[21] The municipality's name was changed to Green Brook Township in 1932.[1]

Green Brook Township took its name from the powerful waterway that passes through the township called the Green Brook that rises in the Watchung Mountains several miles away, feeding from many smaller brooks and ponds along the way, as it flows in a southwesterly direction for a distance of 15 miles (24 km). It then continues southwestward and flows into the Raritan River at Bound Brook, which provides access to the New York City area and the Atlantic Ocean.[62]

Also contained within the township is Washington Rock State Park, which commemorates the spot where George Washington and Marquis de Lafayette watched the movement of the British soldiers during the American Revolutionary War, mainly the months of May and June 1777. The park was established on March 17, 1913, and is about 34 acres (140,000 m2) in size.[63]

Education[edit]

The Green Brook School District serves public school students in Kindergarten through eighth grade. As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's 2 schools had an enrollment of 964 students and 80.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.98:1.[64] Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[65]) are Irene E. Feldkirchner Elementary School[66] (grades K-3; 392 students) and Green Brook Middle School[67] (4-8; 572).[68] For the 1998-99 school year, Irene E. Feldkirchner Elementary School was recognized with the Blue Ribbon Award from the United States Department of Education, the highest honor that an American school can achieve.[69]

Green Brook's public school students in ninth through twelfth grades attend public school at Watchung Hills Regional High School in Warren Township. Students from Green Brook and from the neighboring communities of Watchung and Warren Township (in Somerset County) and Long Hill Township (in Morris County) attend the school.[70]

Transportation[edit]

The township had a total of 36.19 miles (58.24 km) of roadways, of which 25.49 miles (41.02 km) are maintained by the municipality, 7.47 miles (12.02 km) by Somerset County and 3.23 miles (5.20 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.[71]

New Jersey Transit provides local bus service on the 822 route.[72]

Community organizations[edit]

There are several committees and organizations within the township of Green Brook. Green Brook has a Baptist church on Greenbrook Road. There is the Green Brook Seniors, which is held at the Senior Center. This is a place for all township seniors to meet and participate in different events. Green Brook also has a Lions Club, which volunteers for different causes. The Green Brook Recreation Committee is a volunteer organization that provides programs and event for all residents.

Notable people[edit]

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

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