Holland Township, New Jersey

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Holland Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Holland
Map of Holland Township in Hunterdon County. Inset: Location of Hunterdon County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Holland Township in Hunterdon County. Inset: Location of Hunterdon County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Holland Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Holland Township, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°35′53″N 75°07′27″W / 40.598039°N 75.124165°W / 40.598039; -75.124165Coordinates: 40°35′53″N 75°07′27″W / 40.598039°N 75.124165°W / 40.598039; -75.124165[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Hunterdon
Incorporated April 13, 1874
Government[5]
 • Type Township
 • Mayor Daniel T. Bush (term ends December 31, 2013)[3]
 • Clerk Catherine M. Miller[4]
Area[2]
 • Total 24.024 sq mi (62.221 km2)
 • Land 23.515 sq mi (60.903 km2)
 • Water 0.509 sq mi (1.318 km2)  2.12%
Area rank 117th of 566 in state
10th of 26 in county[2]
Elevation[6] 381 ft (116 m)
Population (2010 census)[7][8][9]
 • Total 5,291
 • Estimate (2012[10]) 5,194
 • Rank 368th of 566 in state
7th of 26 in county[11]
 • Density 225.0/sq mi (86.9/km2)
 • Density rank 497th of 566 in state
17th of 26 in county[11]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 08804 - Bloomsbury[12]
08848 - Milford[13]
Area code(s) 908
FIPS code 3401932460[14][2][15]
GNIS feature ID 0882185[16][2]
Website www.hollandtownship.org

Holland Township is a township in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 5,291,[7][8][9] reflecting an increase of 167 (+3.3%) from the 5,124 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 232 (+4.7%) from the 4,892 counted in the 1990 Census.[17]

Holland Township is located in the northwestern part of Hunterdon County. The Delaware River forms its boundary with Pennsylvania and the Musconetcong River its boundary with Warren County. It was created from Alexandria Township on April 13, 1874, returning and remerged with Alexandria Township on March 4, 1878. The township was reformed and separated as a municipality of its own again on March 11, 1879. Milford was created on April 15, 1911 from portions of Holland Township, based on the results of a referendum held on May 8, 1911.[18]

The Volendam Windmill Museum is a working mill driven by wind, used for grinding raw grain into flour. The 60-foot (18 m) structure is seven stories high with sail arms 68 feet (21 m) from tip to tip.[19]

The 379-acre (1.53 km2) Musconetcong Gorge Nature Preserve is an undeveloped park managed by the Hunterdon County Parks and Recreational System, with steeply wooded terrain overlooking the Musconetcong River. The gorge includes many spring-fed streams, a variety of plant species and wildlife. While much of the area offers challenging hikes, a variety of trails are being developed to offer access to less-seasoned hikers.[19]

Geography[edit]

Holland Township is located at 40°35′53″N 75°07′27″W / 40.598039°N 75.124165°W / 40.598039; -75.124165 (40.598039,-75.124165). According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 24.024 square miles (62.221 km2), of which, 23.515 square miles (60.903 km2) of it is land and 0.509 square miles (1.318 km2) of it (2.12%) is water.[1][2]

The township borders Alexandria Township, Bethlehem Township, and Milford Borough. Holland Township also borders Warren County and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Transportation[edit]

The only major road that passes through is County Route 519.

The closest limited access road is Interstate 78/U.S. Route 22 ("Phillipsburg-Newark Expressway") in neighboring Pohatcong Township in Warren County.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 1,886
1890 1,704 −9.7%
1900 1,652 −3.1%
1910 1,699 2.8%
1920 911 * −46.4%
1930 994 9.1%
1940 1,150 15.7%
1950 1,341 16.6%
1960 2,495 86.1%
1970 3,587 43.8%
1980 4,593 28.0%
1990 4,892 6.5%
2000 5,124 4.7%
2010 5,291 3.3%
Est. 2012 5,194 [10] −1.8%
Population sources:
1880-1920[20] 1880-1890[21]
1890-1910[22] 1910-1930[23]
1930-1990[24] 2000[25][26] 2010[7][8][9]
* = Lost territory in previous decade.[18]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 5,291 people, 1,972 households, and 1,544 families residing in the township. The population density was 225.0 per square mile (86.9 /km2). There were 2,066 housing units at an average density of 87.9 per square mile (33.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the township was 97.62% (5,165) White, 0.72% (38) Black or African American, 0.06% (3) Native American, 0.77% (41) Asian, 0.04% (2) Pacific Islander, 0.28% (15) from other races, and 0.51% (27) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 2.68% (142) of the population.[7]

There were 1,972 households, of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.8% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.06.[7]

In the township, 24.1% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 20.5% from 25 to 44, 33.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.5 years. For every 100 females there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.8 males.[7]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $85,190 (with a margin of error of +/- $11,358) and the median family income was $99,535 (+/- $16,553). Males had a median income of $77,951 (+/- $14,766) versus $56,719 (+/- $14,287) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $43,162 (+/- $5,210). About 1.9% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 0.0% of those age 65 or over.[27]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[14] there were 5,124 people, 1,881 households, and 1,523 families residing in the township. The population density was 216.2 people per square mile (83.5/km²). There were 1,942 housing units at an average density of 81.9 per square mile (31.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.09% White, 0.43% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.70% of the population.[25][26]

There were 1,881 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.2% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.0% were non-families. 15.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.06.[25][26]

In the township the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.[25][26]

The median income for a household in the township was $68,083, and the median income for a family was $71,925. Males had a median income of $50,737 versus $35,615 for females. The per capita income for the township was $28,581. About 1.6% of families and 2.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.[25][26]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Holland Township is governed under the Township form of government with a five-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 or two seats coming up for election each year.[5] At an annual reorganization meeting, the Township Committee selects one of its members to serve as Mayor.

As of 2013, members of the Holland Township Committee are Mayor Dan Bush (term ends December 31, 2015), Deputy Mayor Anthony Roselle (2013), Ray Krov (2014), Thomas Scheibener (2014) and Kenneth Vogel (2013).[28]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Holland Township is located in the 7th Congressional District[29] and is part of New Jersey's 23rd state legislative district.[8][30][31]

New Jersey's Seventh Congressional District is represented by Leonard Lance (R, Clinton Township).[32] 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)[33][34] and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).[35][36]

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).[37][38] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[39] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[40]

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.[41] As of 2014, Hunterdon County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director J. Matthew Holt (R; Clinton Town, 2015),[42] Freeholder Deputy Director John King (R; Raritan Township, 2015),[43] Suzanne Lagay (R; Holland Township, 2016),[44] John E. Lanza (R; Flemington, 2016)[45] and Robert G. Walton (R; Hampton, 2014).[46][47] Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk Mary H. Melfi (R; Flemington, 2017),[48] Sheriff Fredrick W. Brown (R; Alexandria Township, 2016)[49] and Surrogate Susan J. Hoffman (R; Kingwood Township, 2018).[50][51][52]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 3,699 registered voters in Holland Township, of which 669 (18.1%) were registered as Democrats, 1,537 (41.6%) were registered as Republicans and 1,490 (40.3%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 3 voters registered to other parties.[53]

In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 57.5% of the vote here (1,698 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 39.9% (1,180 votes) and other candidates with 1.6% (48 votes), among the 2,955 ballots cast by the township's 3,723 registered voters, for a turnout of 79.4%.[54] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 62.9% of the vote here (1,805 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 36.1% (1,036 votes) and other candidates with 1.1% (38 votes), among the 2,871 ballots cast by the township's 3,612 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 79.5.[55]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 65.0% of the vote here (1,478 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 24.2% (551 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 8.4% (192 votes) and other candidates with 1.0% (22 votes), among the 2,274 ballots cast by the township's 3,693 registered voters, yielding a 61.6% turnout.[56]

Education[edit]

The Holland Township School District serves public school students in Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade. Holland Township Elementary School had an enrollment of 654 (based on 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[57]).

Public school students in ninth through twelfth grades attend the Delaware Valley Regional High School in Frenchtown, which also serves students from Alexandria, Kingwood Townships along with the boroughs of Frenchtown and Milford.[58][59]

References in fiction[edit]

In the 1984 film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, Holland Township is the location of the Banzai Institute for Biomedical Research and Strategic Information.[60]

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  60. ^ About the Institute, Banzai Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Strategic Information. Accessed November 14, 2012. "The Banzai Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Strategic Information is an independent, non-profit research organization of ranking scientists. Its East Coast campus is located an hour from New York City in Holland township, New Jersey."

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