North Hanover Township, New Jersey

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North Hanover Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of North Hanover
North Hanover Township highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
North Hanover Township highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of North Hanover Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of North Hanover Township, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°05′24″N 74°35′08″W / 40.089961°N 74.585444°W / 40.089961; -74.585444Coordinates: 40°05′24″N 74°35′08″W / 40.089961°N 74.585444°W / 40.089961; -74.585444[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Burlington
Incorporated April 12, 1905
Government[5]
 • Type Township
 • Mayor William Quackenboss (term ends December 31, 2014)[3]
 • Clerk Cindy Dye[4]
Area[1]
 • Total 17.423 sq mi (45.126 km2)
 • Land 17.284 sq mi (44.766 km2)
 • Water 0.139 sq mi (0.359 km2)  0.80%
Area rank 163rd of 566 in state
15th of 40 in county[1]
Elevation[6] 154 ft (47 m)
Population (2010 Census)[7][8][9]
 • Total 7,678
 • Estimate (2013)[10] 7,669
 • Rank 298th of 566 in state
22nd of 40 in county[11]
 • Density 444.2/sq mi (171.5/km2)
 • Density rank 452nd of 566 in state
30th of 40 in county[11]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08562[12]
Area code(s) 609 exchanges: 723, 724, 752, 758[13]
FIPS code 3400553070[1][14][15]
GNIS feature ID 0882087[1][16]
Website www.northhanovertwp.com

North Hanover Township is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 7,678,[7][8][9] reflecting an increase of 331 (+4.5%) from the 7,347 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 2,647 (-26.5%) from the 9,994 counted in the 1990 Census.[17]

North Hanover Township was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 12, 1905, from portions of New Hanover Township. Portions of the township were taken on March 4, 1918, to form Wrightstown.[18]

McGuire Air Force Base is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community located in portions of both New Hanover Township and North Hanover Township that had a 2010 Census total population of 3,710,[19] of which 2,973 are in the North Hanover portion of the CDP and 737 are in New Hanover.[20]

Arneytown is an unincorporated community within North Hanover Township.

Geography[edit]

North Hanover Township is located at 40°05′24″N 74°35′08″W / 40.089961°N 74.585444°W / 40.089961; -74.585444 (40.089961,-74.585444). According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 17.423 square miles (45.126 km2), of which, 17.284 square miles (44.766 km2) of it was land and 0.139 square miles (0.359 km2) of it (0.80%) was water.[1][2]

The township is one of 56 South Jersey municipalities that are included within the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve, a protected natural area of unique ecology covering 1,100,000 acres (450,000 ha), that has been classified as a United States Biosphere Reserve and established by Congress in 1978 as the nation's first National Reserve.[21] Part of the township is included in the state-designated Pinelands Area, which includes portions of Burlington County, along with areas in Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Ocean counties.[22]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 696
1920 651 * −6.5%
1930 675 3.7%
1940 731 8.3%
1950 1,155 58.0%
1960 2,796 142.1%
1970 9,858 252.6%
1980 9,050 −8.2%
1990 9,994 10.4%
2000 7,347 −26.5%
2010 7,678 4.5%
Est. 2013 7,669 [10][23] −0.1%
Population sources:
1910-2000[24] 1910-1920[25]
1910[26] 1910-1930[27]
1930-1990[28] 2000[29][30] 2010[7][8][9]
* = Lost territory in previous decade.[18]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 7,678 people, 2,784 households, and 2,049 families residing in the township. The population density was 444.2 per square mile (171.5/km2). There were 3,370 housing units at an average density of 195.0 per square mile (75.3/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 80.18% (6,156) White, 9.33% (716) Black or African American, 0.40% (31) Native American, 1.89% (145) Asian, 0.42% (32) Pacific Islander, 3.10% (238) from other races, and 4.69% (360) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 10.43% (801) of the population.[7]

There were 2,784 households, of which 41.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.25.[7]

In the township, 29.5% of the population were under the age of 18, 12.5% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29.2 years. For every 100 females there were 99.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.0 males.[7]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $72,410 (with a margin of error of +/- $5,321) and the median family income was $78,523 (+/- $10,326). Males had a median income of $55,352 (+/- $9,756) versus $37,052 (+/- $6,255) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $29,529 (+/- $2,650). About 3.3% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.1% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.[31]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[14] there were 7,347 people, 2,498 households, and 2,020 families residing in the township. The population density was 423.7 people per square mile (163.6/km²). There were 2,670 housing units at an average density of 154.0 per square mile (59.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 80.63% White, 10.96% African American, 0.48% Native American, 2.12% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 2.18% from other races, and 3.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.76% of the population.[29][30]

There were 2,498 households out of which 52.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.0% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.1% were non-families. 15.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.29.[29][30]

In the township the population was spread out with 33.6% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 34.9% from 25 to 44, 15.1% from 45 to 64, and 6.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 100.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.6 males.[29][30]

The median income for a household in the township was $39,988, and the median income for a family was $45,553. Males had a median income of $31,698 versus $26,094 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,580. About 4.4% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.[29][30]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

North Hanover Township is governed under the Township form of government with a five-member Township Committee. The Township Committee is elected directly by the voters at-large in partisan elections to serve three-year terms of office 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.[5] At an annual reorganization meeting, the Township Committee selects one of its members to serve as Mayor and another as Deputy Mayor.

As of 2014, members of the North Hanover Township Committee (with party affiliation, term-end year and committee assignments listed in parentheses) are Mayor William Quackenboss (R, term on committee ends December 31, 2015, and term as mayor in 2014; Recreation Commissioner, Sub-Standard Housing Commissioner, Liaison to Small Cities Grant Matters, Military Liaison, COAH Liaison), Deputy Mayor Jim Durr (R, term on committee ends 2016 and term as deputy maoyr ends 2014; Liaison to County Land Use Office), Deb Butler (R, 2016; Public Works Commissioner, Liaison to Drug Alliance, Administrative Liaison), Lou Delorenzo (R, 2014; Police Commissioner, Landfill/Recycling Commissioner, Mobile Home Commissioner), Mike Moscatiello (R, 2015; Jacobstown Fire Company Liaison).[3][32][33][34][35]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

North Hanover Township is located in the 3rd Congressional District[36] and is part of New Jersey's 12th state legislative district.[8][37][38] Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, North Hanover Township had been in the 30th state legislative district.[39]

New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District is represented by Jon Runyan (R, Mount Laurel Township).[40] 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)[41][42] and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus).[43][44]

For the 2014-2015 Session, the 12th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Samuel D. Thompson (R, Old Bridge Township) and in the General Assembly by Robert D. Clifton (R, Matawan) and Ronald S. Dancer (R, Plumsted Township).[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]

Burlington County is governed by a Board of chosen freeholders, whose five members are elected at-large in partisan elections to three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats coming up for election each year.[48] The board chooses a director and deputy director from among its members at an annual reorganization meeting held in January.[48] As of 2014, Burlington County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Bruce Garganio (R, 2014; Florence Township),[49] Deputy Director Joseph Howarth (R, 2014; Evesham Township)[50] Aimee Belgard (D, 2015; Edgewater Park Township),[51] Joseph B. Donnelly (R, 2016; Cinnaminson Township)[52] and Joanne Schwartz (D, 2015; Southampton Township).[53][48][54] Gargiano was named in March 2014 to serve the unexpired term of Leah Arter and was chosen to fill her position as Freeholder Director.[55]

Education[edit]

Children in public school for pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade attend the North Hanover Township School District, which includes four elementary schools, including two located on the grounds of McGuire Air Force Base and two in Jacobstown. As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's four schools had an enrollment of 1,259 students and 112.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.24:1.[56] It is the largest K-6 school district in Burlington County. Schools in the district (with 2011-12 school enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[57]) are Discovery Elementary School[58] (grades PreK-K; 340 students), Atlantis Elementary School[59] (1-2; 221), Clarence B. Lamb Elementary School[60] (1-4; 430) and Upper Elementary School School[61] (5-6; 268).[62][63]

Public school students in seventh through twelfth grades attend the schools of the Northern Burlington County Regional School District, which also serves students from Chesterfield Township, Mansfield Township and Springfield Township, along with children of United States Air Force personnel based at McGuire Air Force Base.[64][65][66] The schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[67]) are Northern Burlington County Regional Middle School[68] for grades 7 and 8 (737 students) and Northern Burlington County Regional High School[69] for grades 9-12 (1,230 students).[70] Both schools are in the Columbus section of Mansfield Township. The district's 2013-14 budget included $35.6 million in spending which is allocated using a formula that reflects the population and the value of the assessed property in each of the constituent municipalities, under which taxpayers in North Hanover Township pay 14.2% of the district's tax levy.[71]

Students from New Hanover Township, and from all of Burlington County, are eligible to attend the Burlington County Institute of Technology, a countywide public school district that serves the vocational and technical education needs of students at the high school and post-secondary level at its campuses in Medford and Westampton Township.[72]

Transportation[edit]

Roads and highways[edit]

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 42.75 miles (68.80 km) of roadways, of which 22.34 miles (35.95 km) were maintained by the municipality and 20.41 miles (32.85 km) by Burlington County.[73]

No Interstate, U.S., or State route pass through. The two main county routes that traverse are County Road 528 and County Road 537.

Limited access roads that are accessible in neighboring communities include Interstate 295 (Hamilton Township), and Interstate 195 (Hamilton & Upper Freehold Township). While the New Jersey Turnpike is also in bordering Hamilton Township, the closest interchange is Exit 7 in Bordentown Township.

Public transportation[edit]

New Jersey Transit provides bus service in the township on the 317 route between Asbury Park and Philadelphia.[74][75]

Notable people[edit]

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

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