Randolph, New Jersey
|Randolph, New Jersey|
|Township of Randolph|
|Motto: Where Life is Worth Living|
Randolph Township highlighted in Morris County. Inset map: Morris County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Randolph, New Jersey
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||January 1, 1806|
|• Type||Faulkner Act (Council-Manager)|
|• Mayor||James B. Loveys (term ends December 31, 2014)|
|• Manager||Stephen Mountain|
|• Clerk||Donna Luciani|
|• Total||21.071 sq mi (54.574 km2)|
|• Land||20.822 sq mi (53.929 km2)|
|• Water||0.249 sq mi (0.645 km2) 1.18%|
|Area rank||134th of 566 in state
8th of 39 in county
|Elevation||994 ft (303 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Estimate (2013)||25,982|
|• Rank||97th of 566 in state
3rd of 39 in county
|• Density||1,235.9/sq mi (477.2/km2)|
|• Density rank||357th of 566 in state
24th of 39 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0882201|
Randolph is a township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 25,734, reflecting an increase of 887 (+3.6%) from the 24,847 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 4,873 (+24.4%) from the 19,974 counted in the 1990 Census.
- 1 Geography
- 2 Demographics
- 3 History
- 4 Landmarks
- 5 Government
- 6 Education
- 7 Transportation
- 8 Community
- 9 Sports
- 10 Notable people
- 11 References
- 12 External links
Randolph Township is located at United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 21.071 square miles (54.574 km2), of which, 20.822 square miles (53.929 km2) of it was land and 0.249 square miles (0.645 km2) of it (1.18%) of it was water.(40.841691, −74.57833). According to the
Situated upstream of the Black River, the South Branch of the Raritan River, the Whippany River and the Rockaway River, the hills of Randolph attracted settlers and its streams provided power for industry.
The township is located within the New Jersey Highlands, one of New Jersey's four major physiographic provinces. Part of the Appalachian Mountains, the Highlands are characterized by alternating flat-topped ridges and deep-striking valleys.
On average, the warmest month is July. The highest recorded temperature was 102 °F in 1953. On average, the coolest month is January, while the maximum average precipitation occurs in September. The lowest recorded temperature was -24 °F in 1943.
|Climate data for Randolph, New Jersey|
|Average high °F (°C)||36
|Average low °F (°C)||17
|Precipitation inches (mm)||4.30
|Population sources: 1800-1920
1850 1870 1880-1890
1930-1990 2000 2010
* = Lost territory in previous decade.
At the 2010 United States Census, there were 25,734 people, 9,013 households, and 7,075 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,235.9 per square mile (477.2/km2). There were 9,343 housing units at an average density of 448.7 per square mile (173.2/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 82.44% (21,215) White, 2.68% (690) Black or African American, 0.11% (28) Native American, 10.46% (2,691) Asian, 0.01% (3) Pacific Islander, 2.27% (584) from other races, and 2.03% (523) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 10.17% (2,616) of the population.
There were 9,013 households, of which 42.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.6% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.5% were non-families. 17.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.8% 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 3.26.
In the township, 28.0% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 31.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.1 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.3 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $123,041 (with a margin of error of +/- $7,800) and the median family income was $144,069 (+/- $7,473). Males had a median income of $100,895 (+/- $2,256) versus $65,011 (+/- $5,834) for females. The per capita income for the township was $56,879 (+/- $3,318). About 1.8% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.
As of the census of 2000, there were 24,847 people, 8,679 households, and 6,804 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,185.2 people per square mile (457.7/km²). There were 8,903 housing units at an average density of 424.7 per square mile (164.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 85.70% White, 2.30% African American, 0.06% Native American, 9.14% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.31% from other races, and 1.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.86% of the population.
There were 8,679 households out of which 44.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.2% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.6% were non-families. 18.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.28.
In the township the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 7.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $97,589, and the median income for a family was $115,722. Males had a median income of $80,120 versus $45,455 for females. The per capita income for the township was $43,072. About 1.0% of families and 1.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.0% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.
The earliest known inhabitants of what is now Randolph were the Lenni Lenape Native Americans. The earliest European settlers of what is now Randolph were Quakers and one of the pioneering landowners was Hartshorne Fitz-Randolph, who purchased 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) of what would become the township in the Mine Hill area in 1753, later becoming the namesake of the Township. New Jersey’s first iron mine was established in Randolph in 1713, and for hundreds of years the mines fostered the development of the township, providing the raw materials for weapons used by the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. During the war, the area was a supply point for George Washington's army during their winter encampment in nearby Jockey Hollow.
Randolph was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on January 1, 1806, from portions of Mendham Township. Portions of the township were taken on April 1, 1869, to create Dover Town within the township, which became an independent municipality in 1896. Other portions of the township were taken to create Port Oram (June 26, 1895, now Wharton), Mine Hill Township (March 2, 1923) and Victory Gardens (June 20, 1951).
Randolph became a vacation haven in the early part of the 20th century, known for its woods, ponds, lakes and air. Through the 1950s, farms, large hotels and bungalow colonies dotted the community. Performers such as Phil Silvers, and Frank Sinatra appeared at the hotels. Boxers Max Baer, Floyd Patterson, James J. Braddock and Rocky Marciano trained or fought at the Saltz Hotel.
Randolph's township historical landmarks include the Liberty Tree (which dates back to 1720), the 1869 Bryant Distillery (famed for its applejack) and the 1924 Millbrook School, now rehabilitated and in use as offices.
The Randolph Historical Society has preserved its historical heritage in the Museum of Old Randolph. One of Randolph's oldest streets, Gristmill Road, is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Township Council is the legislative body of Randolph, operating under the Council-Manager form of government within the Faulkner Act, formally known as the Optional Municipal Charter Law. The seven-member Township Council is elected at-large in partisan elections to four-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either three or four seats up for election every other year as part of the November general election. The council selects one of its members to serve as mayor and another as deputy mayor, at a reorganization meeting conducted each year.
The council represents the public and develops and adopts policies, resolves public issues, formulates township policy through motions, resolutions and ordinances which reflect the needs of the public, and maintains a working knowledge of intergovernmental issues and how they will affect the Township of Randolph. Thirteen separate advisory boards and committees assist policy formulation of the council. The Township Council is similar to a corporate board of directors and is assisted by the Township Attorney, who prepares ordinances and advises on legal issues, the Township Clerk, who prepares resolutions, and the Township Manager, who functions much like the CEO of a corporation.
As of 2014[update], members of the Randolph Township Council are Mayor James B. Loveys (R, term as mayor and on council ends 2014), Deputy Mayor Joanne Veech (R, term as deputy mayor ends 2014; term on council ends 2016), Christine Carey (R, 2016), Mark Forstenhausler (R, 2014; serb=ving an unexpired term), Michael Guadagno (R, 2014), Roman Hirniak (R, 2016), Allen Napoliello (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, Paramus).
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). 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 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. Actual day-to-day operation of departments is supervised by County Administrator, John Bonanni. As of 2014[update], Morris County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Thomas Mastrangelo (Montville, term ends December 31, 2016), Deputy Freeholder Director David Scapicchio (Mount Olive Township, 2015), Douglas Cabana (Boonton Township, 2016), John Cesaro (Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, 2015), Kathryn A. DeFillippo (Roxbury Township, 2016), John Krickus (Washington Township, 2015) and William "Hank" Lyon (Montville, 2014). Constitutional officers are County Clerk Ann F. Grossi (Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, 2018), Sheriff Edward V. Rochford (Morris Plains, 2016) and Surrogate John Pecoraro (Mendham Borough, 2014).
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 16,398 registered voters in Randolph Township, of which 3,822 (23.3%) were registered as Democrats, 4,895 (29.9%) were registered as Republicans and 7,670 (46.8%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 11 voters registered to other parties.
In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 50.7% of the vote here (6,745 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 48.0% (6,388 votes) and other candidates with 0.9% (116 votes), among the 13,310 ballots cast by the township's 17,158 registered voters, for a turnout of 77.6%. In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 56.1% of the vote here (7,166 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 43.0% (5,488 votes) and other candidates with 0.5% (90 votes), among the 12,764 ballots cast by the township's 16,944 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 75.3.
In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 58.4% of the vote here (4,936 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 32.5% (2,742 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 8.3% (697 votes) and other candidates with 0.4% (36 votes), among the 8,445 ballots cast by the township's 16,615 registered voters, yielding a 50.8% turnout.
The Randolph Township Schools educate children in public school for Kindergarten through twelfth grade, as well as special-needs preschoolers. As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's six schools had an enrollment of 5,186 students and 417.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.44:1. Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are the four elementary schools — Center Grove Elementary School (520 students; grades PreK-5), Fernbrook Elementary School (595; K-5), Ironia Elementary School (527; K-5) and Shongum Elementary School (646; K-5) — along with Randolph Middle School for grades 6-8 (1,257 students) and Randolph High School for grades 9-12 (1,641 students).
Established in 1968, the main campus of the County College of Morris is located on a 218 acres (88 ha) campus in Randolph Township. Rutgers University has a partnership with County College of Morris that allows students who have earned an Associate's degree to complete a Bachelor's degree through the off-campus Rutgers courses taken at the County College of Morris campus in Randolph.
The Hebrew Academy of Morris County is a coeducational Jewish day school for students in preschool through eighth grade, serving approximately 225 children. The school has been recognized as a Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education.
As of 2010[update], the township had a total of 144.95 miles (233.27 km) of roadways, of which 119.53 miles (192.36 km) were maintained by the municipality, 19.62 miles (31.58 km) by Morris County and 5.80 miles (9.33 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
Randolph has had organized events, including high school sports, senior citizen gatherings, and various group activities. The public library schedules reading groups and other programs. Games and socials are held at the Senior Citizen Center at the Brundage Park Playhouse, which presents plays and musicals with youth and adult performers.
Recreation programs are available for children, teenagers and adults.
Sporting activity occurs in various parks.
The Brundage Park Recreation Complex is 232 acres (94 ha). Facilities include six lighted tennis courts, four lighted softball fields, two lighted basketball courts, a tennis practice wall, a Skate Park, a 4 miles (6.4 km) paved walking and jogging trail, Brundage Park Playhouse, a playground, a picnic pavilion, a lacrosse/soccer field, a pond (for fishing or ice skating), a softball field, and a multipurpose area for soccer and other field sports.
Freedom Park is 172 acres (70 ha). Facilities include (all lighted): a football field, a lacrosse field, a Little League field, a Babe Ruth baseball field, a multipurpose area, a softball field, a picnic pavilion, a sand volleyball court, and a playground area.
Randolph Park is 41 acres (17 ha). It has a beach. Other facilities include a beach house with a changing room, a refreshment stand, a picnic facilities, a playground area, a permanent docks for lap swimming, a volleyball court and a basketball court.
Heistein Park is 44 acres (18 ha). Facilities include 6 soccer fields, 4 Little League/softball fields, a picnic pavilion, restrooms, a refreshment stand, and a lake for fishing and ice skating. Soccer tournaments are held here for travel team soccer.
Stonybrook Park is 30 acres (12 ha). This park is used as a day camp during the summer months (June - August) and is divided by a local street to create east and west sections. Facilities include a field in the western portion, while the eastern portion hosts the day camp with a swimming pool, a small tot-lot, and various buildings for camp activities.
Kiwanis Park contains 1.8 acres (0.73 ha). Facilities include a playground, an open play area and picnic tables.
Rosenfarb Park facilities include 1/2 court basketball court, and a picnic area.
Hidden Valley Park contains 51 acres (21 ha) of rolling hills, a pond and natural walking trails. The township’s walking and biking trail cross the site.
Cohen Farm Park consists of an undeveloped 111 acres (45 ha). The township’s 16-mile trail system cuts through the park, connecting to Brundage Park and Freedom Park.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Randolph include:
- Antonio Cromartie (born 1984), professional football player.
- Doug Dale, host of the Comedy Central series TV Funhouse.
- Kendra Goodwin (born 1982), ice dancer.
- Garry Howatt (born 1952), professional hockey player for the New York Islanders, who owned a local golf complex (Mt. Freedom Golf) for 21 years.
- Jon Hurwitz (born 1977), screenwriter whose credits include Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Scary Movie 3 (rewrite).
- George Parros (born 1979), professional hockey player for the Montreal Canadiens.
- Chris Pennie (born 1977), drummer for The Dillinger Escape Plan and Coheed and Cambria.
- Hayden Schlossberg (born 1978), screenwriter whose credits include Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Scary Movie 3 (rewrite).
- Drew Willy (born 1986), professional quarterback.
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- About Us Hebrew Academy of Morris County. Accessed April 19, 2012. "Founded in 1967, the Hebrew Academy is celebrating its 40th anniversary.The Hebrew Academy of Morris County, a Blue Ribbon School awarded by the US Department of Education, is a co-educational Jewish day school serving approximately 225 children in nursery school through grade eight."
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- Farago, Katelyn. "Camp lets kids experience the ...", Daily Record (Morristown), July 30, 2008. Accessed December 22, 2012. "During the first half of the day, the children rehearse with musical director Doug Dale for their show, and after lunch, they work on the set for that show with artistic director John Trogani.... Dale, of Randolph, said he tries to make sure the show fits the personalities of the children involved, and that it tells a story."
- "Kwan may go for gold in '06", The Record (Bergen County), January 7, 2004. Accessed August 9, 2007. "Kendra Goodwin of Randolph and her partner Brent Bommentre of Hatboro Horsham, Pa., placed sixth in the first dance event, and moved up to fourth place in the overall standings after finishing fourth in the original dance event."
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- Parros '03 relishes job as an NHL enforcer, Daily Princetonian, April 26, 2006. "His family, which lives in Randolph, N.J., thought it would be nice if he were nearby, though the decision to attend Princeton was ultimately his."
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- Via Associated Press. "Randolph native Drew Willy leading Buffalo resurgence", The Star-Ledger, September 16, 2008. Accessed April 19, 2012. "Saturday's win over Temple may go down as the most dramatic in University at Buffalo history, but for senior Drew Willy, a Randolph native, it was just another step in his evolution into a top-tier quarterback."
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- Historic 1758 Quaker meetinghouse
- Google Map of Randolph Township
- Climate Averages
Mine Hill Township
|Parsippany-Troy Hills Township|
|Chester Township||Mendham Township||Morris Township|