Montville, New Jersey
|Montville, New Jersey|
|Township of Montville|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||April 11, 1867|
|• Type||Special Charter|
|• Mayor||Tim Braden (term ends December 31, 2013)|
|• Administrator||Victor Canning|
|• Clerk||Trudy Atkinson|
|• Total||19.056 sq mi (49.354 km2)|
|• Land||18.480 sq mi (47.862 km2)|
|• Water||0.576 sq mi (1.492 km2) 3.02%|
|Area rank||148th of 566 in state
11th of 39 in county
|Elevation||279 ft (85 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Estimate (2012)||21,706|
|• Rank||119th of 566 in state
7th of 39 in county
|• Density||1,165.0/sq mi (449.8/km2)|
|• Density rank||359th of 566 in state
25th of 39 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0882207|
Montville is a township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 21,528, reflecting an increase of 689 (+3.3%) from the 20,839 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 5,239 (+33.6%) from the 15,600 counted in the 1990 Census.
In Money magazine's 2013 Best Places to Live rankings, Montville was ranked 13th in the nation, the second-highest among the three places in New Jersey included in the top 50 list. The township was ranked 17th in the magazine's 2011 ranking of the "Best Places to Live", the highest-ranked place in New Jersey, after having been ranked 13th in 2007.
The area now known as Montville Township was first settled by Dutch farmers from New Amsterdam (now part of New York City) in the very early 18th century. Part of New Netherland, the town was originally called "Uyle-Kill" (the Dutch spelling of "Owl-Kill"), a name given to the creek and valley, which ran through the area. By the 1740s, the settlement had grown in size and construction of the first road was begun. The early road, now known as U.S. Route 202, connected various farms with Montville’s first gristmill, sawmill and tanneries. The Dutch Reformed Church was founded in Old Boonton in 1756 and moved to Montville in the early 1800s after land was purchased here for a parsonage.
During the American Revolutionary War, Montville was on a major military route from Morristown to the Hudson River. General George Washington's troops often took this route and Washington stayed in the Towaco section of what is now Montville Township in June 1780. The French troops under the leadership of General Rochambeau spent four days passing through Montville Township on their way to the War's final victory at Yorktown, Virginia, as part of a group of 5,000 soldiers, 2,000 horses, 500 oxen, possibly 900 cattle, artillery, boats and followers.
Montville was officially named with specific boundaries April 1800. The name came from the Mandeville Inn, which was established around 1770 and was pronounced "Mondeveil" by the Dutch, which in turn was corrupted to Montville. The Montville Inn was, up until July 2006 located at the site of the pre-Revolutionary War Mandeville Inn, which burned down in the early Twentieth Century.
The construction of the Morris Canal in this area was completed in 1828, bringing commercial navigation to the Montville/Towaco area. The mid-19th century saw the development of two smaller village centers set apart from Montville: Pine Brook, a fertile agricultural area in the Township’s southern end, and Towaco, situated on the Morris Canal.
Montville Township is located at United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 19.056 square miles (49.354 km2), of which, 18.480 square miles (47.862 km2) of it is land and 0.576 square miles (1.492 km2) of it (3.02%) is water.(40.913225, −74.354864). According to the
The lowest recorded temperature in Montville is −25 °F (−32 °C), set in February 1943, and the highest recorded temperature is 105 °F (41 °C), set in July 1936.
|Climate data for Montville, New Jersey|
|Record high °F (°C)||71
|Average high °F (°C)||36
|Average low °F (°C)||15
|Record low °F (°C)||−24
|Precipitation inches (mm)||4.34
1930-1990 2000 2010
At the 2010 United States Census, there were 21,528 people, 7,485 households, and 5,988 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,165.0 inhabitants per square mile (449.8 /km2). There were 7,823 housing units at an average density of 423.3 per square mile (163.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the township was 78.04% (16,800) White, 1.28% (275) Black or African American, 0.10% (22) Native American, 18.07% (3,890) Asian, 0.01% (2) Pacific Islander, 0.86% (186) from other races, and 1.64% (353) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.18% (900) of the population.
There were 7,485 households of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.9% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% 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 3.23.
In the township, 25.7% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 22.0% from 25 to 44, 31.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.0 years. For every 100 females there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $119,493 (with a margin of error of +/- $12,959) and the median family income was $143,811 (+/- $17,082). Males had a median income of $102,178 (+/- $5,041) versus $66,933 (+/- $6,419) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $54,618 (+/- $3,849). About 2.6% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 20,839 people, 7,380 households, and 5,867 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,104.3 people per square mile (426.4/km²). There were 7,541 housing units at an average density of 399.6 per square mile (154.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 84.95% White, 0.93% African American, 0.04% Native American, 12.57% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.55% of the population.
There were 7,380 households out of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.0% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.5% were non-families. 16.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.17.
In the township the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $94,557, and the median income for a family was $105,394. Males had a median income of $71,356 versus $45,427 for females. The per capita income for the township was $43,341. About 2.6% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.
Montville is governed under a Special Charter granted by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature in 1867 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. At an annual reorganization meeting, the Township Committee selects one of its members to serve as Mayor.The Township Administrator serves as the chief administrative and executive officer for the organization and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of all municipal departments.
As of 2013[update], Montville's Township Committee consists of Mayor Tim Braden (R, term ends December 31, 2013), Deputy Mayor Donald Kostka (R, 2015), Scott Gallopo (R, 2013), Deborah Nielson (R, 2014) and James Sandham, Jr. (R, 2014).
Federal, state and county representation
New Jersey's Eleventh Congressional District is represented by Rodney Frelinghuysen (R, Harding Township). 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) and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).
The 26th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Joseph Pennacchio (R, Montville) and in the General Assembly by Jay Webber (R, Morris Plains). Republican Alex DeCroce, who had been the longest-serving member of the Assembly, died at the New Jersey State House on January 9, 2012, the day before he would have taken office for his next term. On January 25, 2012, his widow, BettyLou DeCroce, was selected by the Morris County Republican Committee to replace him in the Assembly until a November 2012 special election is held. The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township). The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).
Morris County is governed by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders, who are elected at-large to three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with two or three seats coming up for election each year. As of 2011, Morris County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director William J. Chegwidden (Wharton), Deputy Freeholder Director Douglas R. Cabana (Boonton Township), Gene F. Feyl (Denville), Ann F. Grassi (Parsippany-Troy Hills), Thomas J. Mastrangelo (Montville), John J. Murphy (Morris Township) and Hank Lyon (Montville Township),
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 14,170 registered voters in Montville Township, of which 2,708 (19.1%) were registered as Democrats, 5,372 (37.9%) were registered as Republicans and 6,083 (42.9%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 7 voters registered to other parties.
In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 57.8% of the vote here (6,720 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 41.0% (4,761 votes) and other candidates with 0.7% (84 votes), among the 11,623 ballots cast by the township's 14,890 registered voters, for a turnout of 78.1%. In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 59.0% of the vote here (6,605 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 40.0% (4,483 votes) and other candidates with 0.5% (77 votes), among the 11,203 ballots cast by the township's 14,582 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 76.8.
In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 61.6% of the vote here (4,679 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 30.0% (2,278 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 6.8% (513 votes) and other candidates with 0.9% (69 votes), among the 7,593 ballots cast by the township's 14,526 registered voters, yielding a 52.3% turnout.
The Montville Township School District serves public school students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are five elementary schools — Cedar Hill Elementary School (grades K-5; 394 students), Hilldale Elementary School (K-5; 393), William H. Mason, Jr. Elementary School (K-5; 314), Valley View Elementary School (PreK-5; 392) and Woodmont Elementary School (K-5; 372) — along with Robert R. Lazar Middle School for grades 6-8 (990) and Montville Township High School for grades 9-12 (1,365). Montville Extended Day Learning Center is an after-school program available at all the elementary schools in the district.
Private schools include Trinity Christian School, a christian day school founded in 1986 that serves students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. St. Pius X School is a K-8 Catholic school operated under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson.
As part of its Midtown Direct expansion program, New Jersey Transit, with supplemental funding from the Township of Montville, renovated the Towaco Train Station using a design hearkening back to the early 1900s. Commuters may now go from Towaco to Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan via a transfer in Montclair rather than transferring to the PATH in Hoboken. Rather than go from Montclair to Hoboken, the train now goes through Newark, adding time to the commute.
Noted current and former residents of Montville include:
- Lester Archambeau (born 1967), former professional football player.
- Stacey Bradford, financial journalist, author and commentator; author of The Wall Street Journal Financial Guidebook for New Parents.
- Hector A. Cafferata, Jr. (born 1929), United States Marine awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic service at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War.
- John H. Capstick (1856–1918), represented 5th congressional district from 1918 to 1919.
- Albert Stanburrough Cook (1853–1927), professor of English.
- Bruce Dostal (born 1965), former professional baseball player who spent four games on active roster of the Baltimore Orioles in June 1994, but never played in a Major League game.
- Bruce Driver (born 1962), former professional hockey player for the New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers.
- Dilly Duka (born 1989), soccer player who currently plays for Columbus Crew in Major League Soccer.
- Ulric Ellerhusen (1879–1957), sculptor best known for his works of architectural sculpture.
- Lauren English (born 1989), swimmer who holds the United States Open Record in the 50m backstroke.
- Ashley Lauren Fisher (born 1975), actress, model and spinal cord injury activist.
- Ron Galella (born 1931), photographer called “the Godfather of the U.S. paparazzi culture”, known for his photos of (and battles with) Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Marlon Brando.
- Teresa Giudice (born 1972), featured on The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
- Carol Murphy (born 1932), member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1992 to 2000.
- Dan O'Dowd, General Manager of the Colorado Rockies.
- Joseph Pennacchio (born 1955), member of the New Jersey Senate.
- Jim Price (born 1966), former professional football player with the Dallas Cowboys.
- Olivia Blois Sharpe, cast member of reality show Jerseylicious.
- Dena Tauriello, drummer for the rock band Antigone Rising.
- James P. Vreeland, former mayor of Montville who served for 10 years in the New Jersey Senate.
- John Wurts (1792–1861), member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.
- Pete Yorn (born 1974), singer-songwriter.
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- Fox, Ron. "MONTVILLE PRODUCED SUPER DUO", The Record (Bergen County), January 19, 1999. Accessed February 23, 2011. "Atlanta Falcons defensive end Lester Archambeau of Montville is headed for the Super Bowl. His high school teammate, Jim Price, already has a Super Bowl ring as a member of the Dallas Cowboys' 1993 championship team."
- Staff. "The Style Network’s Jerseylicious Aims to Expose the Real New Jersey", New York (magazine), March 16, 2010. Accessed October 4, 2011. "'All those kids, their main priority was just partying,' said Sharpe, who lives in Montville, N.J. 'Our main priority is our job.'"
- Strauss, Robert. "Starbucks' Newest Flavor Has New Jersey Musicians", The New York Times, May 29, 2005. Accessed November 6, 2013. "Dena Tauriello started playing drums in her basement in Montville, after she found out that Karen Carpenter, a favorite of her mother's, was a drummer. "
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- Official township website
- Montville Township School District
- Montville Township School District's 2010–11 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- Data for the Montville Township School District, National Center for Education Statistics
- Montville Township Public Library
- Montville Township Police Explorers
- Our Montville.com
- Montville Chamber of Commerce
- Montville Kiwanis
- Montville Republican Club
- Montville Unico
- Montville Township women's Club
- MTHS Stage
- Montville Relay for Life
- Troop 74
- VFW 5481
- Montville Education Foundation
- Pathways for Exceptional Children
- Montville Pet Parents
- Montville Animal Shelter
- The Barn Theatre
- Lake Valhalla Club
- St Pius Knight of Columbus
- Pine Brook Jewish Center
- Trinity Baptist Church
- St. Pius Church
- Church of the Transfiguration
- Montville United Methodist Church
- Montville Reformed Church
- Towaco Fire Department
- Pine Brook Fire Department
- Montville First Aid Squad
- Association of Indians in Montville
- Montville Lacrosse Club
- Montville Rugby Club
- Mustang Association
- Montville Athletic League
- Turf the Valley
- Montville Track and Field Club
- Montville Soccer Association
- Montville Baseball Softball Association
- The Montville Township High School Marching Mustangs