Mountainside, New Jersey

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Mountainside, New Jersey
Borough of Mountainside
Map of Mountainside in Union County. Inset: Union County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Mountainside in Union County. Inset: Union County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Mountainside, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Mountainside, New Jersey
Mountainside is located in Union County, New Jersey
Mountainside
Mountainside
Location in Union County
Mountainside is located in New Jersey
Mountainside
Mountainside
Location in New Jersey
Mountainside is located in the United States
Mountainside
Mountainside
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 40°40′51″N 74°21′37″W / 40.680722°N 74.360292°W / 40.680722; -74.360292Coordinates: 40°40′51″N 74°21′37″W / 40.680722°N 74.360292°W / 40.680722; -74.360292[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Union
IncorporatedSeptember 25, 1895
Government
 • TypeFaulkner Act (mayor–council)
 • BodyBorough Council
 • MayorPaul N. Mirabelli (R, term ends December 31, 2023)[3][4]
 • AdministratorThomas Atkins.[5]
 • Municipal clerkMartha Lopez[6]
Area
 • Total4.04 sq mi (10.47 km2)
 • Land4.00 sq mi (10.35 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.12 km2)  1.11%
Area rank295th of 565 in state
12th of 21 in county[1]
Elevation233 ft (71 m)
Population
 • Total6,685
 • Estimate 
(2019)[13]
6,885
 • Rank324th of 566 in state
19th of 21 in county[14]
 • Density1,668.0/sq mi (644.0/km2)
 • Density rank315th of 566 in state
21st of 21 in county[14]
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
07092[15]
Area code(s)908[16]
FIPS code3403948510[1][17][18]
GNIS feature ID0885311[1][19]
Websitewww.mountainside-nj.com

Mountainside is a borough in Union County, New Jersey, United States. The borough is located on a ridge in northern-central New Jersey, within the Raritan Valley and Rahway Valley regions in the New York metropolitan area. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 6,685,[10][11][12] reflecting an increase of 83 (+1.3%) from the 6,602 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 55 (-0.8%) from the 6,657 counted in the 1990 Census.[20]

Mountainside was incorporated as a borough on September 25, 1895, from portions of Westfield Township, based on the results of a referendum held the previous day.[21]

New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Mountainside as its 16th best place to live in its 2008 rankings of the "Best Places To Live" in New Jersey, as well as eighth in the 2010 list.[22]

History[edit]

In 1958, part of a Nike missile battery (NY-73) was installed, with the missile launchers themselves in Mountainside while the radar station was installed in Berkeley Heights. It remained in operation until 1963 and remnants of the site are located adjacent to Governor Livingston High School.[23]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 4.04 square miles (10.47 km2), including 4.00 square miles (10.35 km2) of land and 0.05 square miles (0.12 km2) of water (1.11%).[1][2]

Mountainside is bordered by the Union County municipalities of Summit to the north, by Springfield Township to the east, by Westfield to the south and by Berkeley Heights and Scotch Plains to the west.[24][25][26]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900367
1910362−1.4%
192049336.2%
193096595.7%
19401,14819.0%
19502,04678.2%
19606,325209.1%
19707,52018.9%
19807,118−5.3%
19906,657−6.5%
20006,602−0.8%
20106,6851.3%
2019 (est.)6,885[13][27][28]3.0%
Population sources: 1900-1920[29]
1900-1910[30] 1910-1930[31]
1930-1990[32] 2000[33][34] 2010[9][10][11][12]

Census 2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census counted 6,685 people, 2,468 households, and 1,866 families in the borough. The population density was 1,668.0 per square mile (644.0/km2). There were 2,558 housing units at an average density of 638.3 per square mile (246.4/km2). The racial makeup was 91.31% (6,104) White, 1.97% (132) Black or African American, 0.00% (0) Native American, 4.94% (330) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.42% (28) from other races, and 1.36% (91) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.09% (407) of the population.[10]

Of the 2,468 households, 30.8% had children under the age of 18; 66.7% were married couples living together; 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present and 24.4% were non-families. Of all households, 21.6% were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.10.[10]

23.2% of the population were under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 18.2% from 25 to 44, 30.0% from 45 to 64, and 23.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47.2 years. For every 100 females, the population had 92.7 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 88.1 males.[10]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $116,210 (with a margin of error of +/- $22,182) and the median family income was $135,086 (+/- $14,679). Males had a median income of $95,030 (+/- $9,312) versus $58,818 (+/- $8,974) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $52,844 (+/- $5,530). About 1.5% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.[35]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[17] there were 6,602 people, 2,434 households, and 1,925 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,640.8 people per square mile (634.1/km2). There were 2,478 housing units at an average density of 615.8 per square mile (238.0/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.09% White, 0.94% African American, 0.09% Native American, 2.80% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.01% of the population.[33][34]

Echo Lake Park view in autumn.
A landscape artist paints an autumnal scene at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.

There were 2,434 households, out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.9% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.9% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 2.95.[33][34]

In the borough the population was spread out, with 21.1% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 24.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.1 males.[33][34]

The median income for a household in the borough was $97,195, and the median income for a family was $105,773. Males had a median income of $78,595 versus $52,667 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $47,474. About 2.0% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.[33][34]

Government[edit]

Nature path in Watchung Reservation.
Playfields in Watchung Reservation in Mountainside.
Union County's Trailside Nature & Science Center hosts many activities for education for children as well as exploration of nature and local history.
A play area for children in Watchung Reservation in Mountainside.

Local government[edit]

Mountainside is governed by a Mayor-Council form of government as authorized through the Option Municipal Charter Law (commonly called the Faulkner Act). The township is one of 71 municipalities (of the 565) statewide that use this form of government.[36] The governing body is comprised of the Mayor and the six-member Borough Council. Under this form of local government, the Mayor is elected for a term of four years and there is a Borough Council comprised of six members, each elected for three-year terms, with two seats coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle. Both the Mayor and Borough Council are elected at-large, that is, to represent the entire community. Elections for all officials in Mountainside are conducted on a partisan basis during the November General Election.[7]

As of 2020, the mayor of Mountainside is Republican Paul N. Mirabelli, whose term of office ends on December 31, 2023. Members of the Borough Council are Council President Keith C. Turner (R, 2020), Deanna Andre (R, 2020), René Dierkes (R, 2022), Robert W. Messler (R, 2021), Donna Pacifico (R, 2022) and Rachel Pater (R, 2021).[3][37][38][39][40][41][42]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Mountainside is located in the 7th Congressional District[43] and is part of New Jersey's 21st state legislative district.[11][44][45]

For the 116th United States Congress. New Jersey's Seventh Congressional District is represented by Tom Malinowski (D, East Amwell Township).[46] New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2021)[47] and Bob Menendez (Paramus, term ends 2025).[48][49]

For the 2018–2019 session (Senate, General Assembly), the 21st Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Thomas Kean Jr. (R, Westfield) and in the General Assembly by Jon Bramnick (R, Westfield) and Nancy Munoz (R, Summit).[50][51]

Union County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders, whose nine members are elected at-large to three-year terms of office on a staggered basis with three seats coming up for election each year, with an appointed County Manager overseeing the day-to-day operations of the county. At an annual reorganization meeting held in the beginning of January, the board selects a Chair and Vice Chair from among its members.[52] As of 2019, Union County's Freeholders are Chair Bette Jane Kowalski (D, Cranford, term ends December 31, 2019),[53] Vice Chair Alexander Mirabella (D, Fanwood, 2021)[54] Angel G. Estrada (D, Elizabeth, 2020),[55] Angela R. Garretson (D, Hillside Township, 2020),[56] Sergio Granados (D, Elizabeth, 2019),[57] Christopher Hudak (D, Linden, term ends December 31, 2020),[58] Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded (D, Westfield, 2021),[59] Andrea Staten (D, Roselle, 2021),[60] and Rebecca Williams (D, Plainfield, 2019).[61] Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi (D, Union, 2020),[62] Sheriff Peter Corvelli (D, Kenilworth, 2020)[63] and Surrogate James S. LaCorte (D, Springfield Township, 2019).[64] The County Manager is Edward Oatman.

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 4,744 registered voters in Mountainside, of which 1,201 (25.3% vs. 41.8% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 1,568 (33.1% vs. 15.3%) were registered as Republicans and 1,974 (41.6% vs. 42.9%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There was one voter registered to another party.[65] Among the borough's 2010 Census population, 71.0% (vs. 53.3% in Union County) were registered to vote, including 92.5% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 70.6% countywide).[65][66]

In the 2012 presidential election, Republican Mitt Romney received 2,100 votes (59.2% vs. 32.3% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 1,401 votes (39.5% vs. 66.0%) and other candidates with 30 votes (0.8% vs. 0.8%), among the 3,548 ballots cast by the borough's 4,940 registered voters, for a turnout of 71.8% (vs. 68.8% in Union County).[67][68] In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 2,331 votes (60.0% vs. 35.2% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 1,500 votes (38.6% vs. 63.1%) and other candidates with 33 votes (0.8% vs. 0.9%), among the 3,888 ballots cast by the borough's 4,911 registered voters, for a turnout of 79.2% (vs. 74.7% in Union County).[69] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 2,215 votes (58.0% vs. 40.3% countywide), ahead of Democrat John Kerry with 1,561 votes (40.8% vs. 58.3%) and other candidates with 31 votes (0.8% vs. 0.7%), among the 3,822 ballots cast by the borough's 4,796 registered voters, for a turnout of 79.7% (vs. 72.3% in the whole county).[70]

In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 69.9% of the vote (1,595 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 29.0% (661 votes), and other candidates with 1.1% (26 votes), among the 2,320 ballots cast by the borough's 4,860 registered voters (38 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 47.7%.[71][72] In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 1,754 votes (61.8% vs. 41.7% countywide), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 842 votes (29.6% vs. 50.6%), Independent Chris Daggett with 204 votes (7.2% vs. 5.9%) and other candidates with 17 votes (0.6% vs. 0.8%), among the 2,840 ballots cast by the borough's 4,827 registered voters, yielding a 58.8% turnout (vs. 46.5% in the county).[73]

Education[edit]

The Mountainside School District serves public school students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. As of the 2017–18 school year, the district, comprised of two schools, had an enrollment of 736 students and 66.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.1:1.[74] Schools in the district (with 2017-18 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[75]) are Beechwood School[76] with 239 students in grades PreK-2 and Deerfield School[77] with 490 students in grades 3–8.[78]

Public school students in ninth through twelfth grades attend Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Berkeley Heights Public Schools that is covered by an agreement that runs through the end of 2021–22 school year.[79][80] As of the 2017–18 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 1,024 students and 90.7 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.3:1.[81]

Students also have the choice to attend the programs of the Union County Vocational Technical Schools, which serve students from across Union County.[82]

Emergency medical services[edit]

Emergency Medical Services for the borough of Mountainside is provided by the Mountainside Rescue Squad during nights and weekends.[83] Weekday daytime coverage is provided by Atlantic Ambulance EMS. Atlantic Ambulance also has a paramedic unit stationed in Mountainside.

Transportation[edit]

US 22 in Mountainside

Roads and highways[edit]

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 41.12 miles (66.18 km) of roadways, of which 29.74 miles (47.86 km) were maintained by the municipality, 8.75 miles (14.08 km) by Union County and 2.63 miles (4.23 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.[84]

U.S. Route 22 is the main highway running through Mountainside.

Public transportation[edit]

NJ Transit Bus Operations routes 114 and 117 provide service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan in New York City while routes 65 and 66 travel to Downtown Newark, all making local stops at points in proximate communities.[85] An early use of bus rapid transit in New Jersey, a BBS (bus bypass shoulder, originally called a BOS or bus on shoulder lane) has been in operation for many years. Unlike most municipalities along Route 22, zoning in Mountainside does not allow for much commercial development adjacent to the freeway.[86] For a one-mile stretch in the town, the eastbound shoulder on the arterial road can be used for peak hour buses.[87] In 2012, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) regulated the BBS as an exclusive bus lane from 6 to 7:30am.[88] In 2009, NJDOT funded construction of two bus turnouts along the road in nearby Union.[89]

Newark Liberty International Airport is approximately 11 miles (18 km) east of Mountainside.

NJ Transit rail service is accessible via Summit station, and it has frequent direct service to New York Penn Station. The station is located around 2 miles (3.2 km) from the center of Mountainside, and Westfield station, which is about 4 miles (6.4 km) away, is also nearby.[90]

Notable people[edit]

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

Gallery[edit]

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