Hardwick Township, New Jersey
|Hardwick Township, New Jersey|
|— Township —|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Royal charter||January 22, 1750|
|Incorporated||February 21, 1798|
|• Type||Township (New Jersey)|
|• Mayor||James Perry (term ends December 31, 2013)|
|• Total||37.923 sq mi (98.221 km2)|
|• Land||36.601 sq mi (94.797 km2)|
|• Water||1.322 sq mi (3.425 km2) 3.49%|
|Area rank||61st of 566 in state
1st of 22 in county
|Elevation||827 ft (252 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Density||46.5/sq mi (17.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0882239|
Hardwick Township is a township in Warren County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 1,696. The township was created around 1713 by royal patent.
Hardwick Township was created by Royal Charter on January 22, 1750, from Greenwich Township, while the area was part of Morris County. It became part of the newly-created Sussex County on June 8, 1753. Parts of Hardwick Township were taken on November 11, 1782, to form Independence Township. Hardwick Township was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. On November 20, 1824, most of Hardwick Township was transferred to form part of Warren County, with the remainder staying in Sussex County as parts of Green Township and Stillwater Township, which were both created as of December 27, 1824. Frelinghuysen Township was created March 7, 1848, from portions of the township.
The now-defunct Pahaquarry Township was absorbed by Hardwick Township on July 2, 1997. Pahaquarry Township had been created on March 14, 1825, and got its name from the word "Pahaquarra", which was a derivation of the Indian word Pahaqualong, which meant "termination of two mountains" and described the mountain or mountainous area that was the area's southern border.
Hardwick Township is located at United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 37.923 square miles (98.221 km2), of which, 36.601 square miles (94.797 km2) of it is land and 1.322 square miles (3.425 km2) of it (3.49%) is water. The part of the township east of the Kittatinny Ridge (the part excluding the now defunct Pahaquarry Township) is located in the Kittatinny Valley which is a section of the Great Appalachian Valley that stretches for 700 miles (1,100 km) from Canada to Alabama. The defunct Pahaquarry section of the Township which borders the Delaware River is located in the Minisink Valley that extends from the Delaware Water Gap north to Port Jervis, New York.(41.040016,-75.006505). According to the
|Population 1930 - 1990.|
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 1,464 people, 502 households, and 410 families residing in the township. The population density was 40.1 people per square mile (15.5/km²). There were 530 housing units at an average density of 14.5 per square mile (5.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.06% White, 0.61% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.89% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.32% of the population.
There were 502 households out of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.3% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.3% were non-families. 13.9% 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 2.85 and the average family size was 3.15.
In the township the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $72,167, and the median income for a family was $76,111. Males had a median income of $56,000 versus $31,875 for females. The per capita income for the township was $30,038. About 0.5% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.5% of those under age 18 and 2.2% of those age 65 or over. The Township's economic data (as is all of Warren County) is calculated by the US Census Bureau as part of the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Local government 
Hardwick Township is governed under the Township form of government with a three-member Township Committee. The Township Committee is elected directly by the voters in partisan elections to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with one seat coming up for election each year. At an annual reorganization meeting, the Township Committee selects one of its members to serve as Mayor.
Federal, state and county representation 
Hardwick Township is located in the 5th Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 24th state legislative district. Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Hardwick Township had been in the 23rd state legislative district.
New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District is represented by Scott Garrett (R, Wantage Township). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Frank Lautenberg (D, Cliffside Park) and Bob Menendez (D, Hoboken).
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). Space took office in March 2013, filling the seat vacated by Gary R. Chiusano, who had been chosen to fill a vacancy as Sussex County Surrogate. The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township). The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).
Warren County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders whose three members are elected at-large on a staggered basis with one seat coming up for election each year. At an annual organization held in the beginning of January, the board selects one of its members to serve sa Freeholder Director and other as Deputy Director. As of 2013[update], Warren County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Jason Sarnoski (R, Lopatcong Township, 2013) Freeholder Deputy Director Edward J. Smith (R, Asbury / Franklin Township, 2015) and Freeholder Richard D. Gardner (R, Asbury / Franklin Township, 2014). Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk Patricia J. Kolb (Blairstown Township), Sheriff David Gallant (Blairstown Township) and Surrogate Kevin O'Neill (Hackettstown). The County Administrator, Steve Marvin, is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the county and its departments.
The only major roads that pass through are County Route 521 in the eastern part and Interstate 80 in the very west. The portion of I-80 also includes part of the Delaware Water Gap Toll Bridge which connects to Pennsylvania.
Old Mine Road, which is a scenic road that runs along the Delaware River, originates in Hardwick at I-80 and continues to the northeast into Walpack.
Public school students in grades 7 through 12 attend the North Warren Regional High School (1,044 students) in Blairstown, a public secondary high school, serving students from the townships of Blairstown, Frelinghuysen, Hardwick, and Knowlton.
Notable people 
- Lou Reed (born 1942), rock performer (former resident).
Popular culture 
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- Hardwick Township Official Website
- Warren County page for Hardwick Township
- Blairstown Township School District
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- Data for the Blairstown Township School District, National Center for Education Statistics
- North Warren Regional School District
- North Warren Regional High School's 2010–11 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- Data for the North Warren Regional High School, National Center for Education Statistics
||Middle Smithfield Township, PA||Walpack Township|
|Smithfield Township, PA||Stillwater Township|
Delaware Water Gap, PA
Upper Mount Bethel Township, PA
|Blairstown Township||Frelinghuysen Township|