Stanhope, New Jersey

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Stanhope, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Stanhope
Map of Stanhope in Sussex County. Inset: Location of Sussex County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Stanhope in Sussex County. Inset: Location of Sussex County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Stanhope, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Stanhope, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°54′47″N 74°42′10″W / 40.912976°N 74.702914°W / 40.912976; -74.702914Coordinates: 40°54′47″N 74°42′10″W / 40.912976°N 74.702914°W / 40.912976; -74.702914[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Sussex
Incorporated March 24, 1904
Government[6]
 • Type Borough
 • Mayor Rosemary Maio (term ends December 31, 2015)[3]
 • Administrator Brian McNeilly[4]
 • Clerk Ellen Horak[5]
Area[2]
 • Total 2.188 sq mi (5.667 km2)
 • Land 1.836 sq mi (4.755 km2)
 • Water 0.352 sq mi (0.912 km2)  16.10%
Area rank 395th of 566 in state
20th of 24 in county[2]
Elevation[7] 961 ft (293 m)
Population (2010 Census)[8][9][10]
 • Total 3,610
 • Estimate (2012[11]) 3,548
 • Rank 427th of 566 in state
14th of 24 in county[12]
 • Density 1,966.3/sq mi (759.2/km2)
 • Density rank 293rd of 566 in state
4th of 24 in county[12]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07874[13][14]
Area code(s) 973[15]
FIPS code 3403770380[16][2][17]
GNIS feature ID 0885408[18][2]
Website stanhopenj.gov

Stanhope is a borough in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 3,610,[8][9][10] reflecting an increase of 26 (+0.7%) from the 3,584 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 191 (+5.6%) from the 3,393 counted in the 1990 Census.[19]

Stanhope was formed by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 24, 1904, from portions of Byram Township.[20]

Geography[edit]

Stanhope is located at 40°54′47″N 74°42′10″W / 40.912976°N 74.702914°W / 40.912976; -74.702914 (40.912976,-74.702914). According to the United States Census Bureau, Stanhope borough had a total area of 2.188 square miles (5.667 km2), of which, 1.836 square miles (4.755 km2) of it is land and 0.352 square miles (0.912 km2) of it (16.1%) is water.[1][2]

Transportation[edit]

Route 183 is the main access road that serves the borough. U.S. Route 206 also passes through in the western section and is partially a limited access road (the "Netcong Bypass") which connects to Interstate 80 in neighboring Mount Olive.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 1,031
1920 1,031 0.0%
1930 1,089 5.6%
1940 1,100 1.0%
1950 1,351 22.8%
1960 1,814 34.3%
1970 3,040 67.6%
1980 3,638 19.7%
1990 3,393 −6.7%
2000 3,584 5.6%
2010 3,610 0.7%
Est. 2012 3,548 [11] −1.7%
Population sources: 1910-1920[21]
1910[22] 1910-1930[23]
1930-1990[24] 2000[25][26] 2010[8][9][10]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 3,610 people, 1,396 households, and 957.7 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,966.3 per square mile (759.2 /km2). There were 1,472 housing units at an average density of 801.8 per square mile (309.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 91.36% (3,298) White, 1.58% (57) Black or African American, 0.08% (3) Native American, 2.33% (84) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 2.63% (95) from other races, and 2.02% (73) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 8.50% (307) of the population.[8]

There were 1,396 households, of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 25.1% 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 2.58 and the average family size was 3.11.[8]

In the borough, 22.7% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 30.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.5 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.[8]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $78,625 (with a margin of error of +/- $10,138) and the median family income was $94,545 (+/- $11,809). Males had a median income of $51,974 (+/- $7,042) versus $47,241 (+/- $3,337) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $35,934 (+/- $4,607). About 0.9% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 0.0% of those age 65 or over.[27]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[16] there were 3,584 people, 1,384 households, and 978 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,913.6 people per square mile (740.0/km2). There were 1,419 housing units at an average density of 757.7 per square mile (293.0/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 93.55% White, 1.34% African American, 0.06% Native American, 1.53% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 1.40% from other races, and 2.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.05% of the population.[25][26]

There were 1,384 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.10.[25][26]

In the borough the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 34.7% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.[25][26]

The median income for a household in the borough was $63,059, and the median income for a family was $73,203. Males had a median income of $49,861 versus $36,545 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $27,535. About 1.7% of families and 2.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.7% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.[25][26]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Stanhope is governed under the borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The government consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at large. 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.[6]

As of 2013, the Mayor of Stanhope Borough is Rosemarie Maio (R, term ends December 31, 2015). Members of the Borough Council are Council President Diana M. Kuncken (R, 2013; elected in 2012 to serve a one-year unexpired term), James Benson (R, 2014), Michael A. Depew (D, 2014), George F. Graham (R, 2015), Brian Murphy (R, 2015) and Doreen Thistleton (R, 2013; elected in 2011 to serve a two-year unexpired term).[28][29][30][31]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Stanhope is located in the 11th Congressional District[32] and is part of New Jersey's 24th state legislative district.[9][33][34]

New Jersey's Eleventh Congressional District is represented by Rodney Frelinghuysen (R, Harding Township).[35] 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)[36][37] and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).[38][39]

For the 2014-2015 Session, the 24th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Steve Oroho (R, Franklin) and in the General Assembly by Alison Littell McHose (R, Franklin) and Parker Space (R, Wantage Township).[40][41] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[42] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[43]

Sussex County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders whose five members are elected at-large on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats coming up for election each year. At an annual reorganization meeting held in the beginning of January, the board selects a Freeholder Director and Deputy Director from among its members, with day-to-day supervision of the operation of the county delegated to a County Administrator.[44] As of 2013, Sussex County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Richard Vohden (R, Green Township, 2013),[45] Deputy Director Phillip R. Crabb (R, Franklin, 2014),[46] George Graham (R, Stanhope, 2013),[47] Dennis J. Mudrick (R, Sparta Township, 2015)[48] and Gail Phoebus (R, Andover Township, 2015).[49][44] Graham was chosen in April 2013 to fill the seat vacated by Parker Space, who had been chosen to fill a vacancy in the New Jersey General Assembly.[50] Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk Jeff Parrott,[51] Sheriff Michael F. Strada[52] and Surrogate Gary R. Chiusano (R, filling the vacancy after the resignation of Nancy Fitzgibbons).[53][50] The County Administrator is John Eskilson[54]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 2,403 registered voters in Stanhope, of which 486 (20.2% vs. 16.5% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 754 (31.4% vs. 39.3%) were registered as Republicans and 1,159 (48.2% vs. 44.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 4 voters registered to other parties.[55] Among the borough's 2010 Census population, 66.6% (vs. 65.8% in Sussex County) were registered to vote, including 86.1% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 86.5% countywide).[55][56]

In the 2012 presidential election, Republican Mitt Romney received 843 votes here (52.2% vs. 59.4% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 738 votes (45.7% vs. 38.2%) and other candidates with 29 votes (1.8% vs. 2.1%), among the 1,614 ballots cast by the borough's 2,458 registered voters, for a turnout of 65.7% (vs. 68.3% in Sussex County).[57] In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 995 votes here (53.4% vs. 59.2% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 821 votes (44.1% vs. 38.7%) and other candidates with 30 votes (1.6% vs. 1.5%), among the 1,863 ballots cast by the borough's 2,384 registered voters, for a turnout of 78.1% (vs. 76.9% in Sussex County).[58] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 1,017 votes here (59.4% vs. 63.9% countywide), ahead of Democrat John Kerry with 665 votes (38.8% vs. 34.4%) and other candidates with 25 votes (1.5% vs. 1.3%), among the 1,712 ballots cast by the borough's 2,200 registered voters, for a turnout of 77.8% (vs. 77.7% in the whole county).[59]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 716 votes here (59.6% vs. 63.3% countywide), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 354 votes (29.5% vs. 25.7%), Independent Chris Daggett with 105 votes (8.7% vs. 9.1%) and other candidates with 22 votes (1.8% vs. 1.3%), among the 1,201 ballots cast by the borough's 2,360 registered voters, yielding a 50.9% turnout (vs. 52.3% in the county).[60]

Education[edit]

The Stanhope Public Schools serve students in Kindergarten through eighth grade. As of the 2010-11 school year, Valley Road School had an enrollment of 382 students.[61]

For ninth through twelfth grades, the borough shares Lenape Valley Regional High School, which serves public school students from Netcong in Morris County and the Sussex County communities of Byram Township and Stanhope.[62] As of the 2010-11 school year, the school had an enrollment of 825 students.[63]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Stanhope is noted for its highway oddity. Upon the completion of Interstate 80 (circa 1974), Old U.S. Route 206 through Stanhope was renamed Route 183. A section of Interstate 80 now acts as a traffic bypass around Stanhope.
  • Waterloo Village, (located in Byram Township) in Allamuchy Mountain State Park, exhibits many different time periods from a 400-year-old Lenape (Delaware) Native American village to a bustling port along the once prosperous Morris Canal. The early 19th-century village contains a working mill with gristmills and sawmills, a general store, a blacksmith shop and restored houses. Classical and popular music programs are available to the public during the summer months.

Notable people[edit]

Notable current and former residents of Stanhope include:

  • Gamaliel Bartlett (1796–1859), first postmaster at Stanhope, appointed in 1823 by President James Monroe. In 1829, Bartlett petitioned the Sussex County Court for a license to "...keep an Inn or Tavern in the house in which he now lives, in the Township of Byram..." It was signed by the 16 town council members (referred to as Freeholders!). Probably the location of the proposed licensed premises was what is locally referred to as: The Stanhope House.[64]
  • Joe Reo, lead singer for Hidden in Plain View.[65]
  • Dave Yovanovits, (born 1981), guard for the Cleveland Browns.[66]
  • Lady Candice R. DeVizio of Pertsoilles in Bedfordshire England (born 1979) lived in Stanhope til age 12.

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