Hamburg, New Jersey

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Hamburg, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Hamburg
A church in Hamburg, New Jersey
A church in Hamburg, New Jersey
Map of Hamburg in Sussex County. Inset: Location of Sussex County in New Jersey.
Map of Hamburg in Sussex County. Inset: Location of Sussex County in New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Hamburg, New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Hamburg, New Jersey.
Coordinates: 41°08′54″N 74°34′24″W / 41.148442°N 74.573466°W / 41.148442; -74.573466Coordinates: 41°08′54″N 74°34′24″W / 41.148442°N 74.573466°W / 41.148442; -74.573466[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Sussex
Incorporated April 24, 1920
Government[5]
 • Type Borough
 • Mayor Paul Marino (term ends December 31, 2014)[3]
 • Clerk Dorren Schott[4]
Area[2]
 • Total 1.165 sq mi (3.016 km2)
 • Land 1.142 sq mi (2.957 km2)
 • Water 0.023 sq mi (0.059 km2)  1.96%
Area rank 489th of 566 in state
22nd of 24 in county[2]
Elevation[6] 538 ft (164 m)
Population (2010 Census)[7][8][9]
 • Total 3,277
 • Estimate (2012[10]) 3,208
 • Rank 441st of 566 in state
17th of 24 in county[11]
 • Density 2,870.4/sq mi (1,108.3/km2)
 • Density rank 222nd of 566 in state
2nd of 24 in county[11]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07419[12][13]
Area code(s) 862/973
FIPS code 3403729220[14][2][15]
GNIS feature ID 885241[16][2]
Website http://www.hamburgnj.org/

Hamburg is a borough in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 3,277,[7][8][9] reflecting an increase of 172 (+5.5%) from the 3,105 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 539 (+21.0%) from the 2,566 counted in the 1990 Census.[17]

In 1753, when Sussex County was formed, the area of present-day Hamburg was part of New Town; on February 25, 1762, it became part of the newly established Hardyston Township. On April 8, 1793, when Vernon Township was formed from Hardyston, Hamburg was included within the boundaries of Vernon. In 1852, the boundary line was changed so that Hamburg was again in Hardyston Township. Hamburg was incorporated as a borough on March 19, 1920, from portions of Hardyston Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April 24, 1920.[18]

Geography[edit]

Hamburg is located at 41°08′54″N 74°34′24″W / 41.148442°N 74.573466°W / 41.148442; -74.573466 (41.148442,-74.573466). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.165 square miles (3.016 km2), of which, 1.142 square miles (2.957 km2) of it is land and 0.023 square miles (0.059 km2) of it (1.96%) is water.[1][2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 1,160
1940 1,116 −3.8%
1950 1,305 16.9%
1960 1,532 17.4%
1970 1,820 18.8%
1980 1,832 0.7%
1990 2,566 40.1%
2000 3,105 21.0%
2010 3,277 5.5%
Est. 2012 3,208 [10] −2.1%
Population sources:1930[19]
1930-1990[20] 2000[21][22] 2010[7][8][9]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 3,277 people, 1,364 households, and 883.9 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,870.4 per square mile (1,108.3 /km2). There were 1,476 housing units at an average density of 1,292.9 per square mile (499.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 91.27% (2,991) White, 2.01% (66) Black or African American, 0.24% (8) Native American, 2.04% (67) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 1.80% (59) from other races, and 2.62% (86) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 6.87% (225) of the population.[7]

There were 1,364 households, of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.2% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.98.[7]

In the borough, 22.5% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 28.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.9 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.[7]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $64,016 (with a margin of error of +/- $6,681) and the median family income was $74,421 (+/- $13,156). Males had a median income of $66,083 (+/- $11,467) versus $40,735 (+/- $7,620) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $30,528 (+/- $3,671). About 7.0% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.6% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.[23]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[14] there were 3,105 people, 1,173 households, and 844 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,686.6 people per square mile (1,033.5/km2). There were 1,233 housing units at an average density of 1,066.9 per square mile (410.4/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 93.14% White, 0.74% African American, 0.29% Native American, 2.29% Asian, 1.67% from other races, and 1.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.22% of the population.[21][22]

There were 1,173 households out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.14.[21][22]

In the borough the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 35.2% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.[21][22]

The median income for a household in the borough was $58,246, and the median income for a family was $64,773. Males had a median income of $45,729 versus $28,482 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $24,651. About 3.1% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.[21][22]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Hamburg is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The government consists of a Mayor and a Borough 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 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.[5]

As of 2013, the Mayor of Hamburg Borough is Paul Marino (R, term ends December 31, 2014). Borough Council Members are Dan P. Barr (R, 2014), Ronald Garrett (R, 2015), Rich Krasnomowitz (R, 2014), Russell Law (R, 2013), Joyce Oehler (R, 2013) and Mark Sena (R, 2015).[24][25][26][27]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Hamburg is located in the 5th Congressional District[28] and is part of New Jersey's 24th state legislative district.[8][29][30]

New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District is represented by Scott Garrett (R, Wantage Township).[31] 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)[32][33] and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).[34][35]

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).[36][37] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[38] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[39]

Sussex County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders whose five members are elected at-large on a staggered basis, with either 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 Freeholder Director and Deputy Director from among its members, with day-to-day supervision of the operation of the county delegated to a County Administrator.[40] As of 2013, Sussex County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Richard Vohden (R, Green Township, 2013),[41] Deputy Director Phillip R. Crabb (R, Franklin, 2014),[42] George Graham (R, Stanhope, 2013),[43] Dennis J. Mudrick (R, Sparta Township, 2015)[44] and Gail Phoebus (R, Andover Township, 2015).[45][40] Graham was chosen in April 2013 to fill the seat vacated by Parker Space, who had been chosen to fill a vacancy in the New Jersey General Assembly.[46] Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk Jeff Parrott,[47] Sheriff Michael F. Strada[48] and Surrogate Gary R. Chiusano (R, filling the vacancy after the resignation of Nancy Fitzgibbons).[49][46] The County Administrator is John Eskilson[50]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 2,064 registered voters in Hamburg, of which 322 (15.6% vs. 16.5% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 752 (36.4% vs. 39.3%) were registered as Republicans and 988 (47.9% vs. 44.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 2 voters registered to other parties.[51] Among the borough's 2010 Census population, 63.0% (vs. 65.8% in Sussex County) were registered to vote, including 81.3% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 86.5% countywide).[51][52]

In the 2012 presidential election, Republican Mitt Romney received 733 votes here (53.6% vs. 59.4% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 594 votes (43.5% vs. 38.2%) and other candidates with 30 votes (2.2% vs. 2.1%), among the 1,367 ballots cast by the borough's 2,104 registered voters, for a turnout of 65.0% (vs. 68.3% in Sussex County).[53] In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 852 votes here (57.1% vs. 59.2% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 606 votes (40.6% vs. 38.7%) and other candidates with 24 votes (1.6% vs. 1.5%), among the 1,491 ballots cast by the borough's 2,007 registered voters, for a turnout of 74.3% (vs. 76.9% in Sussex County).[54] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 893 votes here (63.0% vs. 63.9% countywide), ahead of Democrat John Kerry with 490 votes (34.6% vs. 34.4%) and other candidates with 27 votes (1.9% vs. 1.3%), among the 1,417 ballots cast by the borough's 1,897 registered voters, for a turnout of 74.7% (vs. 77.7% in the whole county).[55]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 546 votes here (59.2% vs. 63.3% countywide), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 283 votes (30.7% vs. 25.7%), Independent Chris Daggett with 78 votes (8.5% vs. 9.1%) and other candidates with 12 votes (1.3% vs. 1.3%), among the 922 ballots cast by the borough's 1,985 registered voters, yielding a 46.4% turnout (vs. 52.3% in the county).[56]

Education[edit]

Students in public school for kindergarten through eighth grade attend the Hamburg School District, which served 273 students as of the 2010-11 school year.[57]

Public school students in grades 9 - 12 attend Wallkill Valley Regional High School which comprises Franklin Borough, Hamburg Borough, Hardyston Township and Ogdensburg Borough.[58]

Transportation[edit]

New Jersey Route 23 and New Jersey Route 94 intersect and pass through the borough.

Hamburg is served by the Highlands Connect bus, which provides service to Newton, Sparta, and Sussex. [59]

Wineries[edit]

Notable people[edit]

Notable current and former residents of Hamburg include:

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Gazetteer of New Jersey Places, United States Census Bureau. Accessed June 14, 2013.
  3. ^ 2013 New Jersey Mayors Directory, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. Accessed May 12, 2013.
  4. ^ Office of the Borough Clerk, Borough of Hamburg. Accessed February 20, 2013.
  5. ^ a b 2012 New Jersey Legislative District Data Book, Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, March 2013, p. 110.
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Borough of Hamburg, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed March 5, 2013.
  7. ^ a b c d e f DP-1 - Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 for Hamburg borough, Sussex County, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed February 20, 2013.
  8. ^ a b c d Municipalities Grouped by 2011-2020 Legislative Districts, New Jersey Department of State, p. 11. Accessed January 6, 2013.
  9. ^ a b c Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2010 for Hamburg borough, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Accessed February 20, 2013.
  10. ^ a b PEPANNRES - Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012 - 2012 Population Estimates for New Jersey municipalities, United States Census Bureau. Accessed July 7, 2013.
  11. ^ a b GCT-PH1 Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - State -- County Subdivision from the 2010 Census Summary File 1 for New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed February 20, 2013.
  12. ^ Look Up a ZIP Code for Hamburg, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed February 20, 2013.
  13. ^ Zip Codes, State of New Jersey. Accessed August 28, 2013.
  14. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  15. ^ A Cure for the Common Codes: New Jersey, Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed October 28, 2012.
  16. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  17. ^ Table 7. Population for the Counties and Municipalities in New Jersey: 1990, 2000 and 2010, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, February 2011. Accessed February 20, 2013.
  18. ^ Snyder, John P. The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 230. Accessed October 26, 2012.
  19. ^ Fifteenth Census of the United States : 1930 - Population Volume I, United States Census Bureau, p. 719. Accessed February 18, 2013.
  20. ^ New Jersey Resident Population by Municipality: 1930 - 1990, Workforce New Jersey Public Information Network, backed up by the Internet Archive as of May 2, 2009. Accessed February 18, 2013.
  21. ^ a b c d e Census 2000 Profiles of Demographic / Social / Economic / Housing Characteristics for Hamburg borough, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed February 20, 2013.
  22. ^ a b c d e DP-1: Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2000 - Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data for Hamburg borough, Sussex County, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed February 20, 2013.
  23. ^ DP03: Selected Economic Characteristics from the 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates for Hamburg borough, Sussex County, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed January 1, 2013.
  24. ^ Mayor and Council, Hamburg Borough. Accessed March 16, 2011.
  25. ^ County Election Summary - General election November 2, 2010, Sussex County, New Jersey Clerk, run date November 8, 2010. Accessed February 20, 2013.
  26. ^ Summary Report - Group detail / General Election November 8, 2011, Sussex County, New Jersey Clerk, run date November 10, 2011. Accessed February 20, 2013.
  27. ^ County Summary With Detail - General Election: November 6, 2012, Sussex County, New Jersey Clerk, run date November 30, 2012. Accessed February 20, 2013.
  28. ^ Plan Components Report, New Jersey Redistricting Commission, December 23, 2011. Accessed January 6, 2013.
  29. ^ 2012 New Jersey Citizen's Guide to Government, p. 58, New Jersey League of Women Voters. Accessed January 6, 2013.
  30. ^ Districts by Number for 2011-2020, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed January 6, 2013.
  31. ^ Directory of Representatives: New Jersey, United States House of Representatives. Accessed January 5, 2012.
  32. ^ Cory A. Booker, United States Senate. Accessed November 5, 2013.
  33. ^ Nutt, Amy Ellis (October 31, 2013). "Booker is officially a U.S. senator after being sworn in". NJ.com/Associated Press. Accessed October 31, 2013.
  34. ^ Biography of Bob Menendez, United States Senate. Accessed November 5, 2013. "He currently lives in North Bergen and has two children, Alicia and Robert."
  35. ^ Senators of the 113th Congress from New Jersey. United States Senate. Accessed November 5, 2013.
  36. ^ Legislative Roster 2014-2015 Session, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed February 11, 2014.
  37. ^ District 24 Legislators, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed February 11, 2014.
  38. ^ "About the Governor". State of New Jersey. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  39. ^ "About the Lieutenant Governor". State of New Jersey. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  40. ^ a b Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Sussex County, New Jersey. Accessed April 25, 2013.
  41. ^ Richard A. Vohden, Sussex County, New Jersey. Accessed January 10, 2013.
  42. ^ Phillip R. Crabb, Sussex County, New Jersey. Accessed January 10, 2013.
  43. ^ George Graham, Sussex County, New Jersey. Accessed April 25, 2013.
  44. ^ Dennis J. Mudrick, Sussex County, New Jersey. Accessed January 10, 2013.
  45. ^ Gail Phoebus, Sussex County, New Jersey. Accessed January 10, 2013.
  46. ^ a b Miller, Jennifer Jean. "George Graham Chosen as Freeholder at Sussex County Republican Convention", TheAlternativePress.com, April 13, 2013. Accessed April 25, 2013. "Graham will fill the freeholder seat that New Jersey Assemblyman Parker Space left to take his new position. Space recently took the seat, which formerly belonged to Gary Chiusano, who in turn, was appointed to the spot of Sussex County Surrogate, following the retirement of Surrogate Nancy Fitzgibbons."
  47. ^ Home Page, Sussex County Clerk's Office. Accessed January 10, 2013.
  48. ^ Sheriff's Office, Sussex County, New Jersey. Accessed January 10, 2013.
  49. ^ Surrogate's Court, Sussex County, New Jersey. Accessed April 25, 2013.
  50. ^ County Administrator, Sussex County, New Jersey. Accessed January 10, 2013.
  51. ^ a b Voter Registration Summary - Sussex, New Jersey Department of State Division of Elections, March 23, 2011. Accessed February 20, 2013.
  52. ^ GCT-P7: Selected Age Groups: 2010 - State -- County Subdivision; 2010 Census Summary File 1 for New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed February 20, 2013.
  53. ^ General Election November 6, 2012: District Report - Group Detail, Sussex County, New Jersey Clerk, run date November 30, 2012. Accessed February 20, 2013.
  54. ^ 2008 Presidential General Election Results: Sussex County, New Jersey Department of State Division of Elections, December 23, 2008. Accessed February 20, 2013.
  55. ^ 2004 Presidential Election: Sussex County, New Jersey Department of State Division of Elections, December 13, 2004. Accessed February 20, 2013.
  56. ^ 2009 Governor: Sussex County, New Jersey Department of State Division of Elections, December 31, 2009. Accessed February 20, 2013.
  57. ^ Data for the Hamburg Borough School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed February 20, 2013.
  58. ^ Regular Meeting minutes, Wallkill Valley Regional High School Board of Education, October 26, 2010. Accessed March 16, 2011. "Clerks of the four municipalities of Franklin, Hamburg, Hardyston and Ogdensburg and also was posted on the bulletin board maintained by the Board of Education at the high school."
  59. ^ http://www.sussex.nj.us/cit-e-access/webpage.cfm?TID=7&TPID=12813
  60. ^ Joseph E. Edsalll, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed September 1, 2007.
  61. ^ Robert Hamilton, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed September 3, 2007.
  62. ^ Andrew Jackson Rogers, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed September 2, 2007.
Further reading
  • McCabe, Wayne T.; and McCabe, Margaret L. A Penny A View...An Album of Postcard Views...Hamburg, N.J. (Newton, NJ: Historic Preservation Alternatives, 2006).
  • Truran, William R. Franklin, Hamburg, Ogdensburg, and Hardyston (Images of America). (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2004).

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