Mine Hill Township, New Jersey

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Mine Hill Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Mine Hill
Mine Hill Township highlighted in Morris County. Inset map: Morris County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Mine Hill Township highlighted in Morris County. Inset map: Morris County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Mine Hill Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Mine Hill Township, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°52′41″N 74°36′03″W / 40.878175°N 74.60078°W / 40.878175; -74.60078Coordinates: 40°52′41″N 74°36′03″W / 40.878175°N 74.60078°W / 40.878175; -74.60078[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Morris
Incorporated May 8, 1923
Government[7]
 • Type Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council)
 • Mayor Sam Morris (term ends December 31, 2015)[3][4]
 • Administrator Al Thompson[5]
 • Clerk Amanda G. Macchia[6]
Area[1]
 • Total 3.031 sq mi (7.850 km2)
 • Land 2.941 sq mi (7.616 km2)
 • Water 0.090 sq mi (0.234 km2)  2.98%
Area rank 332nd of 566 in state
25th of 39 in county[1]
Elevation[8] 866 ft (264 m)
Population (2010 Census)[9][10][11]
 • Total 3,651
 • Estimate (2013)[12] 3,686
 • Rank 425th of 566 in state
35th of 39 in county[13]
 • Density 1,241.6/sq mi (479.4/km2)
 • Density rank 355th of 566 in state
23rd of 39 in county[13]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07803[14][15]
Area code(s) 973[16]
FIPS code 3402746860[1][17][18]
GNIS feature ID 0882202[19]
Website www.minehill.com

Mine Hill Township is a township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. At the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 3,651,[9][10][11] reflecting a decline of 28 (-0.8%) from the 3,679 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 346 (+10.4%) from the 3,333 counted in the 1990 Census.[20] Mine Hill Township is a residential community located in the northwest corner of Morris County.

Mine Hill was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 2, 1923, from portions of Randolph Township, based on the results of a referendum held on May 8, 1923.[21]

Mining in Mine Hill dates back to the early 18th century, and the township had some of the richest sources of iron ore in the country. Mahlon Dickerson, who was New Jersey's 12th Governor, and his family owned the Dickerson Mine, which was the largest ore mine in the area, supplying much of the iron ore used during the American Revolutionary War. The last mine in the township closed in the late 1960s.[22]

Geography[edit]

Mine Hill Township is located at 40°52′41″N 74°36′03″W / 40.878175°N 74.60078°W / 40.878175; -74.60078 (40.878175,-74.60078). According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 3.031 square miles (7.850 km2), of which, 2.941 square miles (7.616 km2) of it was land and 0.090 square miles (0.234 km2) of it (2.98%) was water.[1][2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 1,422
1940 1,541 8.4%
1950 1,951 26.6%
1960 3,362 72.3%
1970 3,557 5.8%
1980 3,325 −6.5%
1990 3,333 0.2%
2000 3,679 10.4%
2010 3,651 −0.8%
Est. 2013 3,686 [12][23] 1.0%
Population sources:
1930[24] 1930-1990[25]
2000[26][27] 2010[9][10][11]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 3,651 people, 1,329 households, and 976.8 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,241.6 per square mile (479.4/km2). There were 1,380 housing units at an average density of 469.3 per square mile (181.2/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 80.69% (2,946) White, 4.60% (168) Black or African American, 0.41% (15) Native American, 4.96% (181) Asian, 0.03% (1) Pacific Islander, 5.78% (211) from other races, and 3.53% (129) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 23.01% (840) of the population.[9]

There were 1,329 households, of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.16.[9]

In the township, 22.6% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 30.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.3 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.[9]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $91,667 (with a margin of error of +/- $17,591) and the median family income was $103,532 (+/- $8,317). Males had a median income of $61,875 (+/- $13,249) versus $42,201 (+/- $13,280) for females. The per capita income for the township was $36,706 (+/- $3,887). About 2.4% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.0% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.[28]

Census 2000[edit]

At the 2000 United States Census,[17] there were 3,679 people, 1,365 households and 1,041 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,228.6 per square mile (475.1/km²). There were 1,388 housing units at an average density of 463.5 per square mile (179.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 90.41% White, 3.42% African American, 0.11% Native American, 2.50% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 1.79% from other races, and 1.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.67% of the population.[26][27]

There were 1,365 households of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.08.[26][27]

24.5% of the population were under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 34.3% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.[26][27]

The median household income was $64,643 and the median family income was $67,467. Males had a median income of $47,813 versus $37,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $27,119. About 4.7% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.[26][27]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Mine Hill Township is governed within the Faulkner Act system of New Jersey municipal government, formally known as the Optional Municipal Charter Law, under Mayor-Council (Plan E), enacted as of January 1, 1980, based on the recommendations of a Charter Study Commission.[29] The Mine Hill Township Council consists of five elected members, each chosen at-large by the voters of Mine Hill in partisan elections for a four-year term on a staggered basis as part of the November general election, with two or three seats coming up for election every other year, and the mayoral seat up at the same time that two council seats are up for vote. At the Council’s organizational meeting each January, one member is elected to serve as Mayor for a twelve-month term and another is chosen to serve as Deputy Mayor.[7]

As of 2013, the Mayor of Mine Hill Township is Republican Sam Morris, whose term of office ends December 31, 2015.[30] Members of the Mine Hill Township Council are Council President Fred Willis (R, 2015), David Bloom (R, 2013), Bret Coranato (R, 2015), Kristine Kanzenbach (R, 2013) and Conrad Pepperman (R, 2013).[4][31]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Mine Hill Township is located in the 7th Congressional District[32] and is part of New Jersey's 25th state legislative district.[10][33][34] Prior to the 2010 Census, Mine Hill Township had been part of the 11th Congressional District, a change made by the New Jersey Redistricting Commission that took effect in January 2013, based on the results of the November 2012 general elections.[35]

New Jersey's Seventh Congressional District is represented by Leonard Lance (R, Clinton Township).[36] 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)[37][38] and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus).[39][40]

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).[41][42] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[43] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[44]

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.[45] Actual day-to-day operation of departments is supervised by County Administrator, John Bonanni.[46] As of 2014, Morris County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Thomas Mastrangelo (Montville, term ends December 31, 2016),[47] Deputy Freeholder Director David Scapicchio (Mount Olive Township, 2015),[48] Douglas Cabana (Boonton Township, 2016),[49] John Cesaro (Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, 2015),[50] Kathryn A. DeFillippo (Roxbury Township, 2016),[51] John Krickus (Washington Township, 2015)[52] and William "Hank" Lyon (Montville, 2014).[53][46][54] Constitutional officers are County Clerk Ann F. Grossi (Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, 2018),[55] Sheriff Edward V. Rochford (Morris Plains, 2016)[56] and Surrogate John Pecoraro (Mendham Borough, 2014).[46][57]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 2,197 registered voters in Mine Hill Township, of which 513 (23.4%) were registered as Democrats, 669 (30.5%) were registered as Republicans and 1,014 (46.2%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There was one voter registered to another party.[58]

In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 50.8% of the vote here (894 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 47.5% (835 votes) and other candidates with 1.1% (20 votes), among the 1,759 ballots cast by the township's 2,283 registered voters, for a turnout of 77.0%.[59] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 54.3% of the vote here (910 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 44.8% (751 votes) and other candidates with 0.5% (11 votes), among the 1,675 ballots cast by the township's 2,270 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 73.8.[60]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 56.5% of the vote here (660 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 30.9% (361 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 9.2% (108 votes) and other candidates with 1.4% (16 votes), among the 1,168 ballots cast by the township's 2,217 registered voters, yielding a 52.7% turnout.[61]

Education[edit]

The Mine Hill School District serves students in Kindergarten through sixth grade at Canfield Avenue School. As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's one school had an enrollment of 417 students and 30.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.67:1.[62]

During the 1991-92 school year, Canfield Avenue School was recognized with the Blue Ribbon Award from the United States Department of Education, the highest honor that an American school can achieve.[63]

For seventh through twelfth grades, public school students attend the Dover School District in Dover as part of a sending/receiving relationship.[64]

Library services[edit]

The Mine Hill Township Library is located at the Civic Center.[65] Residents may also use either the County College of Morris Library in Randolph or the Morris County Library in Morris Plains. Residents of Mine Hill cannot use any other local library in Morris County, because the township does not belong to the Morris County Library System.

Transportation[edit]

Roads and highways[edit]

As of 2010, the township had a total of 20.65 miles (33.23 km) of roadways, of which 15.89 miles (25.57 km) were maintained by the municipality, 2.86 miles (4.60 km) by Morris County and 1.90 miles (3.06 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.[66]

The township is accessible via Interstate 80, U.S. Route 46, and Route 10.[67]

Public transportation[edit]

New Jersey Transit provides Midtown Direct service at the Dover train station[68] on the Montclair-Boonton Line and the Morristown Line to Newark Broad Street Station, Secaucus Junction, New York Penn Station and Hoboken Terminal.[69][70]

NJ Transit offers local bus service on the MCM5 route.[71]

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