Hampton Township, New Jersey

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Hampton Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Hampton
Map of Hampton Township in Sussex County. Inset: Location of Sussex County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Hampton Township in Sussex County. Inset: Location of Sussex County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Hampton Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Hampton Township, New Jersey
Coordinates: 41°05′31″N 74°47′19″W / 41.0919°N 74.78852°W / 41.0919; -74.78852Coordinates: 41°05′31″N 74°47′19″W / 41.0919°N 74.78852°W / 41.0919; -74.78852[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Sussex
Incorporated April 11, 1864
Named for Jonathan Hampton
Government[5]
 • Type Township
 • Mayor Philip Yetter (term ends December 31, 2013)[3][4]
 • Administrator Eileen Klose[4]
 • Clerk Kathleen Armstrong[4]
Area[1]
 • Total 25.295 sq mi (65.514 km2)
 • Land 24.376 sq mi (63.135 km2)
 • Water 0.919 sq mi (2.380 km2)  3.63%
Area rank 106th of 566 in state
9th of 24 in county[1]
Elevation[6] 594 ft (181 m)
Population (2010 Census)[7][8][9]
 • Total 5,196
 • Estimate (2013)[10] 5,071
 • Rank 370th of 566 in state
10th of 24 in county[11]
 • Density 213.2/sq mi (82.3/km2)
 • Density rank 500th of 566 in state
16th of 24 in county[11]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07860 - Newton, New Jersey[12]
Area code(s) 862/973
FIPS code 3403729490[1][13][14]
GNIS feature ID 0882261[1][15]
Website www.hamptontownshipnj.org

Hampton Township is a township in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 5,196,[7][8][9] reflecting an increase of 253 (+5.1%) from the 4,943 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 505 (+11.4%) from the 4,438 counted in the 1990 Census.[16]

Crandon Lakes (with a 2010 Census population of 682 in Hampton Township, out of a CDP total of 1,178[17]) is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community split between Hampton Township and Stillwater Township.[18][19][20]

Hampton Township was formed from portions of Sussex County by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 11, 1864.[21] The township was named for Jonathan Hampton, who donated land to the Episcopal Church of Newton. State legislator Robert Hamilton, an Episcopalian, appreciated Hampton's act, and gave the township its name.[22] Portions of the township were taken on February 24, 1904, to form Fredon Township.[21]

Geography[edit]

Hampton Township is located at 41°05′31″N 74°47′19″W / 41.0919°N 74.78852°W / 41.0919; -74.78852 (41.0919,-74.78852). According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 25.295 square miles (65.514 km2), of which, 24.376 square miles (63.135 km2) of it was land and 0.919 square miles (2.380 km2) of it (3.63%) was water.[1][2] The township is located in the Kittatinny Valley which is a section of the Great Appalachian Valley that stretches 700 miles (1,100 km) from Canada to Alabama.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 1,023
1880 895 −12.5%
1890 866 −3.2%
1900 775 −10.5%
1910 671 * −13.4%
1920 592 −11.8%
1930 581 −1.9%
1940 611 5.2%
1950 668 9.3%
1960 1,174 75.7%
1970 2,091 78.1%
1980 3,916 87.3%
1990 4,438 13.3%
2000 4,943 11.4%
2010 5,196 5.1%
Est. 2013 5,071 [10] −2.4%
Population sources:
1870-1920[23] 1870[24][25] 1880-1890[26]
1890-1910[27] 1910-1930[28]
1930-1990[29] 2000[30][31] 2010[7][8][9]
* = Lost territory in previous decade.[21]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 5,196 people, 2,021 households, and 1,445 families residing in the township. The population density was 213.2 per square mile (82.3/km2). There were 2,200 housing units at an average density of 90.3 per square mile (34.9/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 96.44% (5,011) White, 0.83% (43) Black or African American, 0.08% (4) Native American, 1.19% (62) Asian, 0.02% (1) Pacific Islander, 0.44% (23) from other races, and 1.00% (52) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 3.85% (200) of the population.[7]

There were 2,021 households, of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.03.[7]

In the township, 21.0% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 35.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.9 years. For every 100 females there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.9 males.[7] The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $77,639 (with a margin of error of +/- $5,453) and the median family income was $86,795 (+/- $7,981). Males had a median income of $63,168 (+/- $9,682) versus $37,682 (+/- $3,054) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $32,953 (+/- $3,286). About 3.0% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.[32]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[13] there are 4,943 people, 1,857 households, and 1,413 families residing in the township. The population density is 200.7 people per square mile (77.5/km²). There are 2,026 housing units at an average density of 82.3 per square mile (31.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township is 97.29% White, 0.97% African American, 0.02% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. 1.90% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.[30][31]

There are 1,857 households out of which 36.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.2% are married couples living together, 8.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 23.9% are non-families. 20.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.65 and the average family size is 3.10.[30][31]

In the township the population is spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.3 males.[30][31]

The median income for a household in the township is $60,698, and the median income for a family is $67,386. Males have a median income of $48,882 versus $36,500 for females. The per capita income for the township is $25,353. 2.0% of the population and 1.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 2.0% of those under the age of 18 and 2.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.[30][31]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Hampton Township is governed under the Township form of government with a five-member Township Committee. The Township Committee is elected directly by the voters at-large in partisan elections to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats coming up for election each year as part of the November general election.[5] At an annual reorganization meeting, the Township Committee selects one of its members to serve as Mayor.

As of 2013, members of the Hampton Township Committee are Mayor Philip Yetter (R, term as mayor ends December 31, 2013; term on committee ends in 2014), Daniel N. Coranoto (R, 2015), Timothy S. Dooley (R, 2015), Keith Gourlay (R, 2013) and David S. Hansen (R, 2014).[4][33][34][35]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Hampton Township is located in the 5th Congressional District[36] and is part of New Jersey's 24th state legislative district.[8][37][38]

New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District is represented by Scott Garrett (R, Wantage Township).[39] 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)[40][41] and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus).[42][43]

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).[44][45] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[46] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[47]

Sussex County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders whose five members are elected at-large in partisan elections 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.[48] As of 2014, Sussex County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Richard Vohden (R, Green Township, 2016),[49] Deputy Director Dennis J. Mudrick (R, Sparta Township, 2015),[50] Phillip R. Crabb (R, Franklin, 2014),[51] George Graham (R, Stanhope, 2016)[52] and Gail Phoebus (R, Andover Township, 2015).[53][48] 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.[54] Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk Jeff Parrott (R, 2016),[55] Sheriff Michael F. Strada (R, 2016)[56] and Surrogate Gary R. Chiusano (R, filling the vacancy after the resignation of Nancy Fitzgibbons).[57][54] The County Administrator is John Eskilson.[58][59]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 3,600 registered voters in Hampton Township, of which 615 (17.1% vs. 16.5% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 1,565 (43.5% vs. 39.3%) were registered as Republicans and 1,418 (39.4% vs. 44.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 2 voters registered to other parties.[60] Among the township's 2010 Census population, 69.3% (vs. 65.8% in Sussex County) were registered to vote, including 87.7% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 86.5% countywide).[60][61]

In the 2012 presidential election, Republican Mitt Romney received 1,479 votes here (58.3% vs. 59.4% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 989 votes (39.0% vs. 38.2%) and other candidates with 55 votes (2.2% vs. 2.1%), among the 2,535 ballots cast by the township's 3,676 registered voters, for a turnout of 69.0% (vs. 68.3% in Sussex County).[62] In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 1,636 votes here (58.3% vs. 59.2% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 1,109 votes (39.6% vs. 38.7%) and other candidates with 32 votes (1.1% vs. 1.5%), among the 2,804 ballots cast by the township's 3,517 registered voters, for a turnout of 79.7% (vs. 76.9% in Sussex County).[63] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 1,641 votes here (63.6% vs. 63.9% countywide), ahead of Democrat John Kerry with 887 votes (34.4% vs. 34.4%) and other candidates with 45 votes (1.7% vs. 1.3%), among the 2,579 ballots cast by the township's 3,257 registered voters, for a turnout of 79.2% (vs. 77.7% in the whole county).[64]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 1,226 votes here (61.9% vs. 63.3% countywide), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 538 votes (27.1% vs. 25.7%), Independent Chris Daggett with 184 votes (9.3% vs. 9.1%) and other candidates with 21 votes (1.1% vs. 1.3%), among the 1,982 ballots cast by the township's 3,547 registered voters, yielding a 55.9% turnout (vs. 52.3% in the county).[65]

Education[edit]

The Hampton Township School District serves students in Kindergarten through sixth grade for public school at McKeown School. As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's one school had an enrollment of 391 students and 39.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 9.90:1.[66]

Students in seventh through twelfth grade for public school attend Kittatinny Regional High School located in Hampton Township, which serves students who reside in Fredon Township, Hampton Township, Sandyston Township, Stillwater Township and Walpack Township.[67] The high school is located in Hampton, about seven minutes outside of the county seat of Newton. Kittatinny Regional High School was recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 1997-98.[68]

Transportation[edit]

As of 2010, the township had a total of 51.51 miles (82.90 km) of roadways, of which 25.99 miles (41.83 km) were maintained by the municipality, 21.24 miles (34.18 km) by Sussex County and 4.28 miles (6.89 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.[69]

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