East Hanover Township, New Jersey

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East Hanover Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of East Hanover
East Hanover Township highlighted in Morris County. Inset map: Morris County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
East Hanover Township highlighted in Morris County. Inset map: Morris County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of East Hanover, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of East Hanover, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°49′07″N 74°21′49″W / 40.818553°N 74.363742°W / 40.818553; -74.363742Coordinates: 40°49′07″N 74°21′49″W / 40.818553°N 74.363742°W / 40.818553; -74.363742[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Morris
Incorporated May 9, 1928
Government[5]
 • Type Faulkner Act (Small Municipality)
 • Mayor Joseph Pannullo (term ends December 31, 2015)[3]
 • Clerk Paula A. Massaro[4]
Area[2]
 • Total 8.136 sq mi (21.074 km2)
 • Land 7.892 sq mi (20.441 km2)
 • Water 0.244 sq mi (0.633 km2)  3.00%
Area rank 231st of 566 in state
19th of 39 in county[2]
Elevation[6] 226 ft (69 m)
Population (2010 Census)[7][8][9]
 • Total 11,157
 • Estimate (2012[10]) 11,306
 • Rank 219th of 566 in state
17th of 39 in county[11]
 • Density 1,413.7/sq mi (545.8/km2)
 • Density rank 342nd of 566 in state
20th of 39 in county[11]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07936[12][13]
Area code(s) 973[14]
FIPS code 3402719210[15][2][16]
GNIS feature ID 0882192[17][2]
Website www.easthanovertownship.com

East Hanover Township is a township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 11,157,[7][8][9] reflecting a decline of 236 (-2.1%) from the 11,393 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,467 (+14.8%) from the 9,926 counted in the 1990 Census.[18] The headquarters of the Nabisco company (now owned by Mondelēz International) and the pharmaceutical company Novartis are located in East Hanover.

The name Hanover came from the House of Hanover in Germany. This namesake was given to the Township of Hanover (which included present-day East Hanover) on December 7, 1720, as a sign of respect to King George I of the House of Hanover, the British king who ruled over the American colonies in the 18th century. The boundaries of East Hanover are defined by the joining of two rivers, the Whippany River to the west and north and the Passaic River to the east and north. This geographic effect led to the early name of East Hanover, "Hanover Neck." Since the creation of Hanover Township in 1720, its size has been considerably decreased as the population of the area has increased. Originally encompassing large portions of Morris County and parts of both Sussex and Warren County, Hanover Township became too unwieldy for a single local government as time passed and municipalities split off from the township over time.

East Hanover as formed as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 12, 1928, from portions of Hanover Township, subject to the results of referendum held on May 9, 1928.[19]

Geography[edit]

East Hanover Township is located at 40°49′07″N 74°21′49″W / 40.818553°N 74.363742°W / 40.818553; -74.363742 (40.818553,-74.363742). According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 8.136 square miles (21.074 km2), of which, 7.892 square miles (20.441 km2) of it was land and 0.244 square miles (0.633 km2) of it (3.00%) was water.[1][2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 946
1940 1,579 66.9%
1950 2,151 36.2%
1960 4,379 103.6%
1970 7,734 76.6%
1980 9,319 20.5%
1990 9,926 6.5%
2000 11,393 14.8%
2010 11,157 −2.1%
Est. 2012 11,306 [10] 1.3%
Population sources:1930[20]
1930-1990[21] 2000[22][23] 2010[7][8][9]

2010 Census[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 11,157 people, 3,893 households, and 3,149 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,413.7 per square mile (545.8 /km2). There were 3,976 housing units at an average density of 503.8 per square mile (194.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the township was 85.11% (9,496) White, 0.83% (93) Black or African American, 0.08% (9) Native American, 11.92% (1,330) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.94% (105) from other races, and 1.11% (124) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 5.38% (600) of the population.[7]

There were 3,893 households of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.4% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.1% were non-families. 16.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% 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 3.22.[7]

In the township, 21.5% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 31.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.6 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.[7]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $116,528 (with a margin of error of +/- $16,406) and the median family income was $122,074 (+/- $5,756). Males had a median income of $74,054 (+/- $9,723) versus $42,500 (+/- $12,460) for females. The per capita income for the township was $49,755 (+/- $5,660). About 2.5% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.5% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.[24]

2000 Census[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[15] there were 11,393 people, 3,843 households, and 3,212 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,396.6 people per square mile (539.1/km²). There were 3,895 housing units at an average density of 477.5 per square mile (184.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 87.08% White, 0.58% African American, 0.03% Native American, 11.14% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.74% of the population.[22][23]

As of the 2000 Census, 35.6% of East Hanover residents were of Italian ancestry, the 15th-highest percentage of any municipality in the United States, and sixth-highest in New Jersey, among all places with more than 1,000 residents identifying their ancestry.[25]

There were 3,843 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.6% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.4% were non-families. 13.6% 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 2.96 and the average family size was 3.26.[22][23]

In the township the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.[22][23]

The median income for a household in the township was $82,133, and the median income for a family was $88,348. Males had a median income of $58,333 versus $36,069 for females. The per capita income for the township was $32,129. About 1.3% of families and 1.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.2% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.[22][23]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

East Hanover operates within the Faulkner Act form of New Jersey municipal government under Small Municipality plan 3, as implemented as of January 1, 1992, based on the recommendations of a Charter Study Commission.[26] Its structure includes four Councilmembers and a Mayor, all elected at large in partisan elections for three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with one or two seats coming up for election each year.[5]

As of 2013, East Hanover's Township Council consists of Mayor Joseph Pannullo (D, term ends December 31, 2015), Council President Carolyn Jandoli (D, 2015), Frank DeMaio, Jr. (D, 2014), Michael Martorelli (D, 2014) and Giuseppe "Joe" Peluso (R, 2013).[27][28]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

East Hanover Township is located in the 11th Congressional District[29] and is part of New Jersey's 27th state legislative district.[8][30][31] Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, East Hanover Township had been in the 26th state legislative district.[32]

New Jersey's Eleventh Congressional District is represented by Rodney Frelinghuysen (R, Harding Township).[33] 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)[34][35] and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).[36][37]

For the 2014-2015 Session, the 27th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Richard Codey (D, Roseland) and in the General Assembly by Mila Jasey (D, South Orange) and John F. McKeon (D, West Orange).[38][39] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[40] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[41]

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.[42] As of 2011, Morris County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director William J. Chegwidden (Wharton),[43] Deputy Freeholder Director Douglas R. Cabana (Boonton Township),[44] Gene F. Feyl (Denville),[45] Ann F. Grassi (Parsippany-Troy Hills),[46] Thomas J. Mastrangelo (Montville),[47] John J. Murphy (Morris Township)[48] and Hank Lyon (Montville Township),[49][50]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 8,055 registered voters in East Hanover Township, of which 2,708 (33.6%) were registered as Republicans, 2,034 (25.3%) were registered as Democrats, and 3,313 (41.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were no voters registered to other parties.[51]

In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 67.9% of the vote here (4,452 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 30.8% (2,017 votes) and other candidates with 0.7% (44 votes), among the 6,553 ballots cast by the township's 8,380 registered voters, for a turnout of 78.2%.[52] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 67.5% of the vote here (4,258 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 31.5% (1,988 votes) and other candidates with 0.4% (34 votes), among the 6,312 ballots cast by the township's 8,357 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 75.5.[53]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 67.2% of the vote here (3,222 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 24.8% (1,189 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 5.9% (282 votes) and other candidates with 0.4% (21 votes), among the 4,792 ballots cast by the township's 8,208 registered voters, yielding a 58.4% turnout.[54]

Education[edit]

The East Hanover School District serves public school students in grades K through 8. The schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[55]) are Frank J. Smith Elementary School[56] (grades K - 2, 352 students), Central Elementary School[57] (3 - 5, 323) and East Hanover Middle School[58] (6 - 8, 385).[59]

Public school students in ninth through twelfth grades attend the Hanover Park Regional High School District, attending Hanover Park High School in East Hanover, together with students from Florham Park. The district also serves students from the neighboring community of Hanover Township at Whippany Park High School in the Whippany section of Hanover Township.[60]

Saint Rose of Lima Academy is a Catholic school for students in preschool through eighth grade operated under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson.[61][62]

Places of interest[edit]

Notable people[edit]

Notable current and former residents of East Hanover include:

References[edit]

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