Johnsonburg, New Jersey

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Johnsonburg, New Jersey
Census designated place
Johnsonburg, New Jersey.jpg
Johnsonburg, New Jersey is located in Warren County, New Jersey
Johnsonburg, New Jersey
Johnsonburg, New Jersey
Map of Johnsonburg in Warren County (Inset: Warren County in New Jersey).
Coordinates: 40°57′54″N 74°52′41″W / 40.965072°N 74.878177°W / 40.965072; -74.878177Coordinates: 40°57′54″N 74°52′41″W / 40.965072°N 74.878177°W / 40.965072; -74.878177[1][2]
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Warren
Township Frelinghuysen
 • Total 0.196 sq mi (0.509 km2)
 • Land 0.196 sq mi (0.509 km2)
 • Water 0.000 sq mi (0.000 km2)  0.00%
Elevation[3] 574 ft (175 m)
Population (2010 Census)[4]
 • Total 101
 • Density 514.3/sq mi (198.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07825 - Blairstown[5]
Area code(s) 908
FIPS code 3436150[1][6][7]
GNIS feature ID 02584004[1][8]

Johnsonburg is an unincorporated community and census designated place (CDP) located within Frelinghuysen Township in Warren County, New Jersey, United States,[9] that was created as part of the 2010 United States Census.[10][11][12] As of the 2010 Census, the CDP's population was 101.[4]


Johnsonburg originated as an important stagecoach stop. An east-west route carried mail from Dover, New Jersey to Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, and a north-south route carried mail from Albany, New York to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Both routes crossed at right angles at this location, and a post office and tavern were built. The tavern became an important meeting place, and elections and caucuses were held there.[13][14]

A jail was erected in 1753, and the community became known as "Log Gaol" (log jail). Located at the time in Sussex County, Log Gaol was the county seat from 1753 to 1765.[15] The county court was also located at Log Gaol.[14]

By 1882, the population had grown to 300. Johnsonburg had a post office, a large glove factory, and a "good local trade".[16]

The Erie Lackawanna Railway opened a station in Johnsonburg in 1911, along a mainline running between Hoboken, New Jersey and Cleveland, Ohio. The railway was important to local dairy farmers, who shipped their products east to Newark and New York City.[14]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 0.196 square miles (0.509 km2), all of which was water.[1][2]


Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 101 people, 42 households, and 32 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 514.3 per square mile (198.6/km2). There were 45 housing units at an average density of 229.2 per square mile (88.5/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 100.00% (101) White, 0.00% (0) Black or African American, 0.00% (0) Native American, 0.00% (0) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.00% (0) from other races, and 0.00% (0) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 0.00% (0) of the population.[4]

There were 42 households, of which 23.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 16.7% 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 2.40 and the average family size was 2.75.[4]

In the CDP, 16.8% of the population were under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 37.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46.4 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.3 males.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e Gazetteer of New Jersey Places, United States Census Bureau. Accessed June 13, 2013.
  2. ^ a b US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Johnsonburg Census Designated Place, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed June 3, 2013
  4. ^ a b c d e DP-1 - Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data for Johnsonburg CDP, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed June 3, 2013.
  5. ^ Look Up a ZIP Code for Johnsonburg, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed June 3, 2013.
  6. ^ American FactFinder, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  7. ^ A Cure for the Common Codes: New Jersey, Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed June 3, 2013.
  8. ^ US Board on Geographic Names, United States Geological Survey. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  9. ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed April 18, 2015.
  10. ^ GCT-PH1 - Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place from the 2010 Census Summary File 1 for Warren County, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed June 4, 2013.
  11. ^ 2006-2010 American Community Survey Geography for New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed June 4, 2013.
  12. ^ New Jersey: 2010 - Population and Housing Unit Counts - 2010 Census of Population and Housing (CPH-2-32), United States Census Bureau, p. III-5, August 2012. Accessed June 4, 2013. "Warren County—Name Changes: Beattystown CDP name corrected from Beatyestown; New CDPs: Allamuchy (formed from part of deleted Allamuchy-Panther Valley CDP), Anderson, Asbury, Blairstown, Brainards, Bridgeville, Broadway, Brookfield, Buttzville, Columbia, Delaware, Delaware Park, Finesville, Great Meadows (formed from part of deleted Great Meadows-Vienna CDP and additional area), Greenwich, Hainesburg, Harmony, Hope, Hutchinson, Johnsonburg, Lopatcong Overlook, Marksboro, Mountain Lake, Mount Hermon, New Village, Panther Valley (formed from part of deleted Allamuchy-Panther Valley CDP), Port Colden, Port Murray, Silver Lake, Stewartsville, Upper Pohatcong, Upper Stewartsville, and Vienna (formed from part of deleted Great Meadows-Vienna and additional area)"
  13. ^ Armstrong, Michael; Armstrong, William C. (2009). Pioneer Families of Northwestern New Jersey. Genealogical Publishing. p. 370. 
  14. ^ a b c "History of the Township". Township of Frelinghuysen. Retrieved December 2014. 
  15. ^ "Historic Sites of Warren County" (PDF). Warren County. Retrieved December 2014. 
  16. ^ Industries of New Jersey. Historical Publishing Company. 1882. p. 96.