Millington, New Jersey

Coordinates: 40°40′38″N 74°31′04″W / 40.67722°N 74.51778°W / 40.67722; -74.51778
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Millington, New Jersey
Stone House Bridge Road over the Passaic River, connecting Millington in Morris County to Bernards Township in Somerset County
Stone House Bridge Road over the Passaic River, connecting Millington in Morris County to Bernards Township in Somerset County
Millington is located in Morris County, New Jersey
Location in Morris County
Millington is located in New Jersey
Location in New Jersey
Millington is located in the United States
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 40°40′38″N 74°31′04″W / 40.67722°N 74.51778°W / 40.67722; -74.51778
Country United States
State New Jersey
TownshipLong Hill
 • Total2.62 sq mi (6.79 km2)
 • Land2.60 sq mi (6.74 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
 • Total3,038
 • Density1,167.11/sq mi (450.55/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST)
ZIP Code
Area code908
FIPS code34-46470[4]

Millington is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP)[5] located within Long Hill Township in Morris County, in the U.S. state of New Jersey.[6]


The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP Code 07946.[3] Other communities in Long Hill Township include Gillette, Stirling, and the hamlet of Meyersville.

It borders the southern side of the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge with access to Lord Stirling Park. The Passaic River forms its western and southern border. The Raptor Trust, a famous bird rehabilitation and education center within the Great Swamp is also inside the town limits.


Clover Hill Swimming Club was located in Millington. The club lost a 1966 civil rights case, Clover Hill Swimming Club v. Robert F. Goldsboro.[7] The club was sued by an African American veterinarian who said he was denied membership because of his race. The club claimed that because it was private, the Law of Discrimination did not apply and therefore it could pick its own membership. After the Clover Hill Swimming Club appealed the first decision, the Supreme Court of New Jersey again sided with the plaintiff.[8]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the 2020 United States census, the Millington CDP's population was 3,038.[2] As of the 2010 census, the population for ZIP Code Tabulation Area 07946 was 3,144.[10]

Millington was first listed as a census designated place in the 2020 U.S. Census.[11]

2020 census[edit]

Millington, New Jersey – Racial and Ethnic Composition
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos may be of any race.
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2020[11]
White alone (NH) 2,399 78.97%
Black or African American alone (NH) 15 0.49%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 2 0.07%
Asian alone (NH) 257 8.46%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 0 0.00%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 25 0.82%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 115 3.79%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 225 7.41%
Total 3,038 100.00%


Students in public school attend the Long Hill Township School System for grades K-8 and attend Watchung Hills Regional High School in Somerset County for grades 9-12. Millington School is the only active school still located in the town. It houses grades 2-5 and had an enrollment of 505 students as of the 2005-06 school year.[12]

The Town Hall used to be used as the old school house of the town, originally built in the 19th century.



The Millington Station, served by New Jersey Transit rail

The town has a train stop on the Gladstone Branch of the NJ Transit rail line, Millington Station. Millington Station was built in 1901, after the West Line Railroad was extended from Summit to Bernardsville during the years 1870–71.[13] Millington Station was entered into the National Register of Historic Places on June 22, 1984.[13] Another building on the register is the Boyle/Hudspeth-Benson House. See List of Registered Historic Places in Morris County, New Jersey for other examples in the area.


Garden State Fireworks, founded in 1890, is located there.

Millington Savings Bank started as Millington Building and Loan in 1911 in the town and has grown to other branches in the area.[14]

Notable people[edit]

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Millington include:



  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  2. ^ a b c Census Data Explorer: Millington CDP, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed June 15, 2023.
  3. ^ a b Zip Codes, State of New Jersey. Accessed May 19, 2016.
  4. ^ Geographic Codes Lookup for New Jersey, Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed June 9, 2023.
  5. ^ State of New Jersey Census Designated Places - BVP20 - Data as of January 1, 2020, United States Census Bureau. Accessed December 1, 2022.
  6. ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed June 8, 2016.
  7. ^ Clover Hill Swimming Club, Inc. V. Robert F. Goldsboro and Division on Civil Rights,47 N.J. 25; 219 A.2d 161; 1966 N.J. Lexis 180 (1966)
  8. ^ Clover Hill Swimming Club, Inc. v. Goldsboro, Justia. Accessed May 28, 2023.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  10. ^ DP-1: Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 from the 2010 Demographic Profile Data for ZCTA5 07946 Archived 2020-02-13 at, United States Census Bureau. Accessed May 19, 2016.
  11. ^ a b "P2 Hispanic or Latino, and Not Hispanic or Latino by Race - 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Millington CDP, New Jersey". United States Census Bureau.
  12. ^ Data for the Long Hill Township School System, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed August 10, 2008.
  13. ^ a b "Long Hill History website". Archived from the original on August 27, 2008. Retrieved December 7, 2007.
  14. ^ Millington Bank website Archived 2007-11-30 at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ James, George. "COMMUNITIES; Those Whom We Honor", The New York Times, May 28, 2000. Accessed May 19, 2016. "'Especially now,' said Jack H. Jacobs, who received his medal for his service in Vietnam, as he recently sat sipping coffee in the kitchen of his big Victorian house in Millington."
  16. ^ Sullivan, Frank. "Former resident convicted of creating computer 'worm', Echoes-Sentinel, February 1, 1990. Accessed May 19, 2016. "Former township resident Robert Tappan Morris Jr. was convicted last week of federal computer tampering charges for creating a 'worm' that penetrated and crippled 6,000 computers nationwide. Morris, 24, who grew up on Old Mill Road in Millington and now lives with his parents in Maryland, was suspended for a year from Cornell University graduate school after he was charged with the crime."
  17. ^ Bill Murray, William & Mary Tribe football. Accessed May 19, 2021. "Hometown: Millington, N.J.; High School" Delbarton School"
  18. ^ Keith Sims - Hall of Fame Class of 2006, Iowa State Cyclones. Accessed February 12, 2024. "A native of Millington, N.J., Sims was a highly recruited lineman at Watchung Hills High School in 1984."

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