Mendham Township, New Jersey

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Mendham Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Mendham
Mendham Township Farmers Market
Mendham Township Farmers Market
Mendham Township highlighted in Morris County. Inset map: Morris County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Mendham Township highlighted in Morris County. Inset map: Morris County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Mendham Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Mendham Township, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°47′52″N 74°33′51″W / 40.797859°N 74.564186°W / 40.797859; -74.564186Coordinates: 40°47′52″N 74°33′51″W / 40.797859°N 74.564186°W / 40.797859; -74.564186[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Morris
Incorporated February 21, 1798
Government[6]
 • Type Township
 • Mayor Rick Merkt (term ends December 31, 2013)[3]
 • Administrator Stephen Mountain[4]
 • Clerk Kathleen Potter[5]
Area[1]
 • Total 18.100 sq mi (46.881 km2)
 • Land 17.871 sq mi (46.287 km2)
 • Water 0.229 sq mi (0.594 km2)  1.27%
Area rank 156th of 566 in state
12th of 39 in county[1]
Elevation[7] 492 ft (150 m)
Population (2010 Census)[8][9][10]
 • Total 5,869
 • Estimate (2013)[11] 5,899
 • Rank 351st of 566 in state
28th of 39 in county[12]
 • Density 328.4/sq mi (126.8/km2)
 • Density rank 472nd of 566 in state
37th of 39 in county[12]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07945[13][14]
Area code(s) 908 exchange: 532
973 exchanges: 543, 895[15]
FIPS code 3402745360[1][16][17]
GNIS feature ID 0882200[18]
Website www.mendhamtownship.org

Mendham Township is a township in Morris County, in the central portion of northern New Jersey, United States, located more than 30 miles (48 km) due west of New York City. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 5,869,[8][9][10] reflecting an increase of 469 (+8.7%) from the 5,400 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 863 (+19.0%) from the 4,537 counted in the 1990 Census.[19]

History[edit]

After the Revolutionary War, the township was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798, as one of the state's initial group of 104 townships. Portions of the township were taken to create Randolph Township on January 1, 1806. Mendham Borough became an independent municipality when it was formed on May 15, 1906.[20]

Geography[edit]

Mendham Township is located at 40°47′52″N 74°33′51″W / 40.797859°N 74.564186°W / 40.797859; -74.564186 (40.797859,-74.564186). According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 18.100 square miles (46.881 km2), of which, 17.871 square miles (46.287 km2) of it was land and 0.229 square miles (0.594 km2) of it (1.27%) of it was water.[1][2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 1,277
1820 1,326 3.8%
1830 1,315 −0.8%
1840 1,378 4.8%
1850 1,723 25.0%
1860 1,660 −3.7%
1870 1,573 −5.2%
1880 1,526 −3.0%
1890 1,266 −17.0%
1900 1,600 26.4%
1910 792 * −50.5%
1920 699 −11.7%
1930 1,003 43.5%
1940 1,079 7.6%
1950 1,380 27.9%
1960 2,256 63.5%
1970 3,697 63.9%
1980 4,488 21.4%
1990 4,537 1.1%
2000 5,400 19.0%
2010 5,869 8.7%
Est. 2013 5,899 [11][21] 0.5%
Population sources:
1810-1920[22] 1840[23] 1850-1870[24]
1850[25] 1870[26] 1880-1890[27]
1890-1910[28] 1910-1930[29]
1930-1990[30] 2000[31][32] 2010[8][9][10]
* = Lost territory in previous decade.[20]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 5,869 people, 1,952 households, and 1,659 families residing in the township. The population density was 328.4 per square mile (126.8/km2). There were 2,062 housing units at an average density of 115.4 per square mile (44.6/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 93.32% (5,477) White, 1.29% (76) Black or African American, 0.05% (3) Native American, 3.41% (200) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.56% (33) from other races, and 1.36% (80) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 3.60% (211) of the population.[8]

There were 1,952 households, of which 44.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.0% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.0% were non-families. 12.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.28.[8]

In the township, 30.2% of the population were under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 15.4% from 25 to 44, 36.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.6 years. For every 100 females there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.[8]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $162,125 (with a margin of error of +/- $44,498) and the median family income was $194,028 (+/- $20,875). Males had a median income of $163,594 (+/- $46,204) versus $76,136 (+/- $53,301) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $93,011 (+/- $10,203). About 0.6% of families and 1.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.2% of those under age 18 and 0.0% of those age 65 or over.[33]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[16] there were 5,400 people, 1,788 households, and 1,539 families residing in the township. The population density was 302.4 people per square mile (116.7/km²). There were 1,849 housing units at an average density of 103.5 per square mile (40.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.91% White, 0.93% African American, 0.09% Native American, 2.02% Asian, 0.35% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.52% of the population.[31][32]

There were 1,788 households out of which 47.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 80.2% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.9% were non-families. 11.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.01 and the average family size was 3.27.[31][32]

In the township the population was spread out with 32.0% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 29.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.[31][32]

The median income for a household in the township was $136,174, and the median income for a family was $146,254. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $57,946 for females. The per capita income for the township was $61,460. About 1.4% of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.3% of those under age 18 and 0.9% of those age 65 or over.[31][32]

Mendham Township was ranked in 2000 as the 17th wealthiest community in the state of New Jersey, after having been ranked tenth a decade earlier. Per capita income increased by 30.4% from the previous census, with income growth ranked 473rd among the state's 566 municipalities.[34]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Mendham Township operates under the township form of New Jersey municipal government. The township committee, which is the governing body, consists of five members elected at-large in partisan elections for three-year terms on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats coming up for election each year as part of the November general election in a three-year cycle.[6] At an annual reorganization meeting held on January 1, the newly reconstituted township committee selects one of its members to serve as mayor.

As of 2013, members of the Mendham Township Committee (with party, term-end year and committee chairmanship listed in parentheses) are Mayor Richard A. Merkt (R, term on committee ends December 31, 2015 / term as mayor ends 2013; Administration), Deputy Mayor Maribeth Thomas (R, term on committee and as deputy mayor ends 2013; Finance), Chris Baumann (R, 2015; none listed), Robert O. Strobel (R, 2014; Police, Fire/First Aid) and Samuel K. Tolley (R, 2013; Public Works).[35][36][37]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Mendham Township is located in the 11th Congressional District[38] and is part of New Jersey's 25th state legislative district.[9][39][40]

New Jersey's Eleventh Congressional District is represented by Rodney Frelinghuysen (R, Harding Township).[41] 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)[42][43] and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus).[44][45]

For the 2014-2015 Session, the 25th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Anthony Bucco (R, Boonton Town) and in the General Assembly by Tony Bucco (R, Boonton Township) and Michael Patrick Carroll (R, Morris Township).[46][47] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[48] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[49]

Morris County is governed by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders, who are elected at-large to three-year terms on a staggered basis, with either two or three seats up for election each year as part of the November general election. The Freeholder Board sets policies for the operation of six super-departments, more than 30 divisions plus authorities, commissions, boards and study committees.[50] Actual day-to-day operation of departments is supervised by County Administrator, John Bonanni.[51] As of 2014, Morris County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Thomas Mastrangelo (Montville, term ends December 31, 2016),[52] Deputy Freeholder Director David Scapicchio (Mount Olive Township, 2015),[53] Douglas Cabana (Boonton Township, 2016),[54] John Cesaro (Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, 2015),[55] Kathryn A. DeFillippo (Roxbury Township, 2016),[56] John Krickus (Washington Township, 2015)[57] and William "Hank" Lyon (Montville, 2014).[58][51][59] Constitutional officers are County Clerk Ann F. Grossi (Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, 2018),[60] Sheriff Edward V. Rochford (Morris Plains, 2016)[61] and Surrogate John Pecoraro (Mendham Borough, 2014).[51][62]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 4,474 registered voters in Mendham Township, of which 775 (17.3%) were registered as Democrats, 2,117 (47.3%) were registered as Republicans and 1,579 (35.3%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 3 voters registered to other parties.[63]

In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 58.1% of the vote here (2,080 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 40.8% (1,461 votes) and other candidates with 0.6% (21 votes), among the 3,581 ballots cast by the township's 4,608 registered voters, for a turnout of 77.7%.[64] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 62.4% of the vote here (2,203 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 36.7% (1,296 votes) and other candidates with 0.4% (20 votes), among the 3,532 ballots cast by the township's 4,529 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 78.0.[65]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 67.4% of the vote here (1,914 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 23.5% (666 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 8.0% (227 votes) and other candidates with 0.1% (3 votes), among the 2,838 ballots cast by the township's 4,547 registered voters, yielding a 62.4% turnout.[66]

Education[edit]

Public school students in pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade attend the Mendham Township Public Schools.As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's two schools had an enrollment of 792 students and 75.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.45:1.[67] Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[68]) are Mendham Township Elementary School[69] with 377 students in grades PreK-4 and Mendham Township Middle School[70] with 415 students in grades 5-8.[71]

Students in ninth through twelfth grades for public school attend West Morris Mendham High School, which is located in Mendham and is part of the West Morris Regional High School District.[72] Students in the district come from the surrounding Morris County communities of Chester Borough, Chester Township, Mendham Borough, Mendham Township, and from Washington Township.[73]

Transportation[edit]

As of 2010, the township had a total of 70.70 miles (113.78 km) of roadways, of which 63.51 miles (102.21 km) were maintained by the municipality and 7.19 miles (11.57 km) by Morris County.[74]

Given that no Interstate, US or New Jersey State Highway runs through or near Mendham Township, the township has not become as much of a New York City suburb as nearby communities with more accessible highway and commuter rail access. For those heading to points outside the township, Interstate 287, County Route 510, Interstate 80, and Interstate 78, are all accessible nearby.

Public transportation[edit]

Commuters travelling via public transportation can drive to nearby Morristown to access the New Jersey Transit Midtown Direct express train line into Midtown Manhattan, and local bus service is offered on the MCM4 and MCM5 routes.[75]

Notable people[edit]

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

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