Mount Arlington, New Jersey

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Mount Arlington, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Mount Arlington
Mount Arlington highlighted in Morris County. Inset map: Morris County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Mount Arlington highlighted in Morris County. Inset map: Morris County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Mount Arlington, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Mount Arlington, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°55′15″N 74°38′27″W / 40.920851°N 74.640828°W / 40.920851; -74.640828Coordinates: 40°55′15″N 74°38′27″W / 40.920851°N 74.640828°W / 40.920851; -74.640828[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Morris
Incorporated November 3, 1890
Government[6]
 • Type Borough
 • Mayor Arthur R. Ondish (term ends December 31, 2014)[3]
 • Administrator Carolyn Rinaldi[4]
 • Clerk Linda DeSantis[5]
Area[1]
 • Total 2.919 sq mi (7.560 km2)
 • Land 2.172 sq mi (5.625 km2)
 • Water 0.747 sq mi (1.935 km2)  25.60%
Area rank 339th of 566 in state
27th of 39 in county[1]
Elevation[7] 1,079 ft (329 m)
Population (2010 Census)[8][9][10]
 • Total 5,050
 • Estimate (2013)[11] 5,162
 • Rank 375th of 566 in state
30th of 39 in county[12]
 • Density 2,325.2/sq mi (897.8/km2)
 • Density rank 262nd of 566 in state
11th of 39 in county[12]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07856[13][14]
Area code(s) 973[15]
FIPS code 3402748690[1][16][17]
GNIS feature ID 0885312[1][18]
Website mountarlingtonnj.org

Mount Arlington is a borough in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2000 United States Census, the borough's population was 5,050,[8][9][10] reflecting an increase of 387 (+8.3%) from the 4,663 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,033 (+28.5%) from the 3,630 counted in the 1990 Census.[19] It is located on the southeast shore of Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey's largest lake and a major recreational resource.

Mount Arlington was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on November 3, 1890, from portions of Hanover Township, based on the results of a referendum held two days earlier. Additional territory was acquired from Roxbury Township on July 25, 1891, on May 31, 1893, and on May 31, 1894.[20]

Geography[edit]

Mount Arlington is located at 40°55′15″N 74°38′27″W / 40.920851°N 74.640828°W / 40.920851; -74.640828 (40.920851,-74.640828). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 2.919 square miles (7.560 km2), of which, 2.172 square miles (5.625 km2) of it was land and 0.747 square miles (1.935 km2) of it (25.60%) was water.[1][2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 275
1910 277 0.7%
1920 213 −23.1%
1930 306 43.7%
1940 456 49.0%
1950 639 40.1%
1960 1,246 95.0%
1970 3,590 188.1%
1980 4,251 18.4%
1990 3,630 −14.6%
2000 4,663 28.5%
2010 5,050 8.3%
Est. 2013 5,162 [11][21] 2.2%
Population sources:1900-1920[22]
1900-1910[23] 1910-1930[24]
1930-1990[25] 2000[26][27] 2010[9]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 5,050 people, 2,283 households, and 1,347 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,325.2 per square mile (897.8/km2). There were 2,545 housing units at an average density of 1,171.8 per square mile (452.4/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 90.44% (4,567) White, 2.32% (117) Black or African American, 0.18% (9) Native American, 3.58% (181) Asian, 0.04% (2) Pacific Islander, 1.41% (71) from other races, and 2.04% (103) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 8.22% (415) of the population.[8]

There were 2,283 households, of which 21.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.0% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.88.[8]

In the borough, 17.9% of the population were under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 31.2% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.8 years. For every 100 females there were 85.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.9 males.[8]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $77,240 (with a margin of error of +/- $14,564) and the median family income was $93,780 (+/- $8,872). Males had a median income of $61,838 (+/- $16,955) versus $59,950 (+/- $11,428) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $43,226 (+/- $4,107). About 0.0% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.[28]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[16] there were 4,663 people, 1,918 households, and 1,262 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,207.1 people per square mile (853.3/km2). There were 2,039 housing units at an average density of 965.1 per square mile (373.1/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 91.42% White, 1.82% African American, 0.19% Native American, 3.82% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.27% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.55% of the population.[26][27]

There were 1,918 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.99.[26][27]

In the borough the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 35.5% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.1 males.[26][27]

The median income for a household in the borough was $67,213, and the median income for a family was $79,514. Males had a median income of $53,049 versus $40,417 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $32,222. About 2.3% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.[26][27]

History[edit]

While Mount Arlington is now mostly a suburban residential community, it was once a thriving resort community. In the era before the world wars and the advent of air travel, it was a welcome respite for the residents of nearby New York City and Newark.

Every summer, thousands would arrive by train at Landing Station, and then travel by water taxi across Lake Hopatcong to the area's many large resort hotels to escape the city heat and enjoy the famous "Mount Arlington breeze" which always cooled the summer evenings. There was also a major amusement park, Bertrand Island, which featured a world-famous carousel and roller coaster, which operated until the park was closed in 1983.[29]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Mount Arlington is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The governing body consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle.[6] The Borough form of government used by Maywood, the most common system used in the state, is a "weak mayor / strong council" government in which council members act as the legislative body with the mayor presiding at meetings and voting only in the event of a tie. The mayor makes committee and liaison assignments for council members, and most appointments are made by the mayor with the advice and consent of the council.[30]

As of 2013, the Mayor of Mount Arlington is Republican Arthur R. Ondish, whose term of office ends December 31, 2014.[31] Members of the Borough Council are Council President Robert Sorge (R, 2015), Andrew Cangiano (R, 2013), Paula Danchuk (R, 2013), Stephen Sadow (R, 2014), Michael Stanzilis (R, 2014) and John Windish (R, 2015).[32][33][34]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Mount Arlington is located in the 7th Congressional District[35] and is part of New Jersey's 25th state legislative district.[9][36][37] Prior to the 2010 Census, Mount Arlington 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.[38]

New Jersey's Seventh Congressional District is represented by Leonard Lance (R, Clinton Township).[39] 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)[40][41] and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus).[42][43]

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).[44][45] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[46] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[47]

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.[48] Actual day-to-day operation of departments is supervised by County Administrator, John Bonanni.[49] As of 2014, Morris County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Thomas Mastrangelo (Montville, term ends December 31, 2016),[50] Deputy Freeholder Director David Scapicchio (Mount Olive Township, 2015),[51] Douglas Cabana (Boonton Township, 2016),[52] John Cesaro (Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, 2015),[53] Kathryn A. DeFillippo (Roxbury Township, 2016),[54] John Krickus (Washington Township, 2015)[55] and William "Hank" Lyon (Montville, 2014).[56][49][57] Constitutional officers are County Clerk Ann F. Grossi (Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, 2018),[58] Sheriff Edward V. Rochford (Morris Plains, 2016)[59] and Surrogate John Pecoraro (Mendham Borough, 2014).[49][60]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 3,687 registered voters in Mount Arlington, of which 726 (19.7%) were registered as Democrats, 1,448 (39.3%) were registered as Republicans and 1,511 (41.0%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 2 voters registered to other parties.[61]

In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 56.6% of the vote here (1,535 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 41.4% (1,123 votes) and other candidates with 1.0% (28 votes), among the 2,714 ballots cast by the borough's 3,695 registered voters, for a turnout of 73.5%.[62] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 59.9% of the vote here (1,456 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 39.1% (951 votes) and other candidates with 0.5% (16 votes), among the 2,432 ballots cast by the borough's 3,396 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 71.6.[63]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 62.5% of the vote here (1,130 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 28.3% (512 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 7.5% (136 votes) and other candidates with 0.8% (15 votes), among the 1,808 ballots cast by the borough's 3,679 registered voters, yielding a 49.1% turnout.[64]

Education[edit]

The Mount Arlington School District serves public school students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment from the National Center for Education Statistics[65]) are Edith M. Decker School[66] (126 students in K-2) and Mount Arlington Public School[67] (205 students in 3-8).[68] Both schools are located along the eastern bank of Lake Hopatcong.

For ninth through twelfth grades, public school students attend Roxbury High School in Roxbury Township, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Roxbury School District.[69]

Transportation[edit]

Roads and highways[edit]

As of 2010, the borough had a total of 21.12 miles (33.99 km) of roadways, of which 15.10 miles (24.30 km) were maintained by the municipality, 4.65 miles (7.48 km) by Morris County and 1.37 miles (2.20 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.[70]

Public transportation[edit]

New Jersey Transit provides service at the Mount Arlington station[71] on the Morristown Line[72] and the Montclair-Boonton Line[73] to Newark Broad Street Station, Hoboken Terminal, Secaucus Junction and New York Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan via Midtown Direct service.[74]

Notable people[edit]

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Mount Arlington include:

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