Rockaway Township, New Jersey

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Rockaway Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Rockaway
Rockaway Township highlighted in Morris County. Inset map: Morris County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Rockaway Township highlighted in Morris County. Inset map: Morris County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Rockaway Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Rockaway Township, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°57′31″N 74°29′59″W / 40.958742°N 74.499844°W / 40.958742; -74.499844Coordinates: 40°57′31″N 74°29′59″W / 40.958742°N 74.499844°W / 40.958742; -74.499844[1][2]
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Morris
Incorporated April 8, 1844
Government[6]
 • Type Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council)
 • Body Township Council
 • Mayor Michael Dachisen (term ends December 31, 2015)[3]
 • Administrator Gregory V. Poff[4]
 • Clerk Susan Best[5]
Area[1]
 • Total 45.546 sq mi (117.961 km2)
 • Land 41.403 sq mi (107.232 km2)
 • Water 4.143 sq mi (10.729 km2)  9.10%
Area rank 39th of 566 in state
1st of 39 in county[1]
Elevation[7] 673 ft (205 m)
Population (2010 Census)[8][9][10]
 • Total 24,156
 • Estimate (2014)[11] 24,441
 • Rank 100th of 566 in state
4th of 39 in county[12]
 • Density 583.4/sq mi (225.3/km2)
 • Density rank 431st of 566 in state
32nd of 39 in county[12]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07866[13][14]
Area code(s) 973[15]
FIPS code 3402764080[1][16][17]
GNIS feature ID 0882209[1][18]
Website www.rockawaytownship.org

Rockaway Township is a township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 24,156,[8][9][10] reflecting an increase of 1,226 (+5.3%) from the 22,930 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 3,358 (+17.2%) from the 19,572 counted in the 1990 Census.[19]

Rockaway Township was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 8, 1844, from portions of Hanover Township and Pequannock Township. Portions of the township were taken to form Rockaway Borough (June 19, 1894), Port Oram (June 26, 1895, now Wharton) and Denville Township (April 14, 1913).[20] Portions of the township were annexed to Boonton Township in 1906 and to Rockaway Borough in 1908.[21]

The township shares its name with the Rockaway River and the neighboring borough. The name is derived from a Native American term, variously said to mean "place of sands",[22][23] "creek between two hills"[24] or "bushy" / "difficult to cross".[25]

A large part of the township consists of Picatinny Arsenal, a United States Army base that covers nearly 6,500 acres (2,600 ha) of the township (a portion of the facility is located in Jefferson Township), used mainly for the development of new weapons technologies, especially concerning anti-terrorism.[26]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 45.546 square miles (117.961 km2), including 41.403 square miles (107.232 km2) of land and 4.143 square miles (10.729 km2) of water (9.10%).[1][2]

Rockaway Township and its sister community, Rockaway Borough, and the area around the two municipalities are home to some scenic areas. These areas include lakes, rivers, and expansive ranges of mountains, covered with trees and wildlife and hiking trails, including Farny State Park,[27] Wildcat Ridge WMA,[28] Mount Hope Historical Park[29] and Splitrock Reservoir.[30][31]

Portions of the township are owned by the City of Newark, Essex County, for their Pequannock River Watershed, which provides water to the city from an area of 35,000 acres (14,000 ha) that also includes portions of Hardyston Township, Jefferson Township, Kinnelon, Vernon Township and West Milford.[32][33] Newark's Pequannock Watershed is administered by the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation.[34] The river keeper for the Pequannock River is the Pequannock River Coalition.[35]

In addition, two sites on the National Register of Historic Places can be found in Rockaway Township.[36] Split Rock Furnace is a Civil War era iron ore furnace which is still intact.[37] The Ford-Faesch Manor House, is a 1768 stone mansion that figured prominently during the Revolutionary War and in the 250-year history of Morris County iron industry.[38][39]

Lake Telemark (with a 2010 Census population of 1,255[40]) and White Meadow Lake (with 8,836 as of 2010 [41]) are unincorporated communities and census-designated places (CDPs) located within Rockaway Township.[42][43][44]

Other unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Beach Glen, Deer Pond, Denmark, Dowlbyville, Durham Pond, Foxs Pond, Green Pond (a lake and an accompanying residential community), Hibernia (site of the Hibernia mines), Hickory Hill, Hilltown, Lyonsville, Marcella, Meriden, Middle Forge, Middletown, Mount Hope, Picatinny, Spicertown and Split Rock.[45]

Splitrock Reservoir is 625 acres (2.53 km2) of wilderness in Rockaway Township that straddles the township's border with Kinnelon. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection spent $3 million in 2015 to acquire a 1,500-acre (610 ha) buffer area around the reservoir, as part of an agreement under which Jersey City retains rights to use water from the reservoir and is responsible for maintenance of the dam at the site.[46]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 3,139
1860 3,551 13.1%
1870 6,445 81.5%
1880 7,366 14.3%
1890 6,033 −18.1%
1900 4,528 * −24.9%
1910 4,835 6.8%
1920 3,505 * −27.5%
1930 3,178 −9.3%
1940 2,423 −23.8%
1950 4,418 82.3%
1960 10,356 134.4%
1970 18,955 83.0%
1980 19,850 4.7%
1990 19,572 −1.4%
2000 22,930 17.2%
2010 24,156 5.3%
Est. 2014 24,441 [11][47] 1.2%
Population sources:
1850-1920[48] 1850-1870[49]
1850[50] 1870[51] 1880-1890[52]
1890-1910[53] 1910-1930[54]
1930-1990[55] 2000[56][57] 2010[8][9][10]
* = Lost territory in previous decade.[20]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 24,156 people, 8,983 households, and 6,701 families residing in the township. The population density was 583.4 per square mile (225.3/km2). There were 9,587 housing units at an average density of 231.6 per square mile (89.4/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 86.43% (20,878) White, 2.55% (616) Black or African American, 0.12% (28) Native American, 6.67% (1,611) Asian, 0.02% (4) Pacific Islander, 2.24% (541) from other races, and 1.98% (478) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 11.20% (2,705) of the population.[8]

There were 8,983 households, of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.14.[8]

In the township, 23.8% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 30.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.1 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.[8]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $95,530 (with a margin of error of +/- $5,122) and the median family income was $111,053 (+/- $5,557). Males had a median income of $75,475 (+/- $5,327) versus $52,586 (+/- $4,837) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $41,757 (+/- $1,898). About 0.8% of families and 1.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.1% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over.[58]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[16] there were 22,930 people, 8,108 households, and 6,380 families residing in the township. The population density was 535.5 people per square mile (206.8/km²). There were 8,506 housing units at an average density of 198.7 per square mile (76.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 88.86% White, 2.46% African American, 0.10% Native American, 5.65% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.60% from other races, and 1.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.28% of the population.[56][57]

There were 8,108 households out of which 40.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.5% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.3% were non-families. 17.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.21.[56][57]

In the township the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 32.9% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.5 males.[56][57]

The median income for a household in the township was $80,939, and the median income for a family was $89,281. Males had a median income of $58,027 versus $40,038 for females. The per capita income for the township was $33,184. About 1.4% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.[56][57]

Economy[edit]

Rockaway Townsquare Mall ia a super-regional high-end mall anchored by J. C. Penney, Lord & Taylor, Macy's, & Sears with a gross leasable area of 1,248,000 square feet (115,900 m2),[59] placing it in the top ten among the largest shopping malls in New Jersey.

Picatinny Arsenal, a military research and manufacturing facility, dates back to 1880 when it was established as the Dover Powder Depot, before being renamed just days later as the Picatinny Powder Depot.[60] With 5,000 employees and covering 6,500 acres (2,600 ha), Picatinny Arsenal is the Joint Center of Excellence for Armaments and Munitions for the United States Armed Forces.[61]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Rockaway Township is governed within the Faulkner Act (formally known as the Optional Municipal Charter Law) under the Mayor-Council system of municipal government (Plan F), implemented based on the recommendations of a Charter Study Commission as of January 1, 1968.[62][63] The government consists of a mayor and a nine-member council consisting of one Council member elected from each of six wards and three elected on an at-large basis. The members of the governing body are elected to four-year terms of office on a staggered basis every other year as part of the November general election, with the six ward seats up for vote and then the three at-large and the mayoral seat up two years later.[6]

As of 2015, the Mayor of Rockaway Township is Republican Michael Dachisen, whose term of office ends December 31, 2015.[64] Members of the Township Council are Council President Stephen Antonelli (R, 2017; Ward 6), Daniel Anello (R, 2017; Ward 5), Frank Berman (R, 2017; Ward 3), Alexander Charles Gellman (R, 2017; Ward 4), Jeremy Jedynak (R, 2015 - elected to serve an unexpired term; At-large), Paul Minenna (R, 2015; At-Large), John J. Quinn (R, 2017; Ward 2), Donald Reddin (R, 2017; Ward 1) and Max Rogers (R, 2015; At-large).[65][66][67][68][69][70][71][72]

Michael Dachisen was selected to serve as mayor in June 2012 after Louis S. Sceusi stepped down to take a position as judge in New Jersey Superior Court,[73] and was sworn in as mayor in July 2012.[74] In November 2012, Dachisen won a special election to serve the balance of Sceusi's term through 2015.[75] Jeremy Jedynak took office in June 2013, filling the at-large seat held by John DiMaria, who left office to relocate outside of the state. The term expires in 2015 and the remaining two years of the seat were up for vote in the November 2013 general election.[76]

Federal, state, and county representation[edit]

Rockaway Township is located in the 11th Congressional District[77] and is part of New Jersey's 26th state legislative district.[9][78][79] Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Rockaway Township had been in the 25th state legislative district.[80]

New Jersey's Eleventh Congressional District is represented by Rodney Frelinghuysen (R, Harding Township).[81] New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Cory Booker (D, Newark, term ends 2021)[82] and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus, 2019).[83][84]

FFor the 2016–2017 session (Senate, General Assembly), the 26th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Joseph Pennacchio (R, Montville) and in the General Assembly by BettyLou DeCroce (R, Parsippany-Troy Hills) and Jay Webber (R, Morris Plains).[85] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[86] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[87]

Morris County is governed by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders, who are elected at-large to three-year terms on a staggered basis, with either two or three seats up for election each year as part of the November general election. The Freeholder Board sets policies for the operation of six super-departments, more than 30 divisions plus authorities, commissions, boards and study committees.[88] Actual day-to-day operation of departments is supervised by County Administrator, John Bonanni.[89] As of 2016, Morris County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Kathryn A. DeFillippo (Roxbury Township, term ends December 31, 2016),[90] Deputy Freeholder William "Hank" Lyon (Montville, 2017),[91] Douglas Cabana (Boonton Township, 2016),[92] John Cesaro (Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, 2018),[93] Christine Myers (Mendham Borough, 2018),[94] Thomas J. Mastrangelo (Washington Township, 2016)[95] and Deborah Smith (Denville, 2018).[96][89][97] Constitutional officers are County Clerk Ann F. Grossi (Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, 2018),[98] Sheriff Edward V. Rochford (Morris Plains, 2016)[99] and Surrogate John Pecoraro (Mendham Borough, 2017).[89][100]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 16,022 registered voters in Rockaway Township, of which 3,861 (24.1%) were registered as Democrats, 5,481 (34.2%) were registered as Republicans and 6,668 (41.6%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 12 voters registered to other parties.[101]

In the 2012 presidential election, Republican Mitt Romney received 52.9% of the vote (6,410 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 45.9% (5,562 votes), and other candidates with 1.3% (153 votes), among the 12,198 ballots cast by the township's 16,865 registered voters (73 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 72.3%.[102][103] In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 52.2% of the vote (6,770 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 46.3% (5,998 votes) and other candidates with 1.0% (134 votes), among the 12,958 ballots cast by the township's 16,558 registered voters, for a turnout of 78.3%.[104] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 55.9% of the vote (6,934 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 43.3% (5,368 votes) and other candidates with 0.5% (87 votes), among the 12,411 ballots cast by the township's 16,057 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 77.3.[105]

In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 66.7% of the vote (5,071 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 31.5% (2,396 votes), and other candidates with 1.8% (137 votes), among the 7,726 ballots cast by the township's 16,708 registered voters (122 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 46.2%.[106][107] In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 55.9% of the vote (4,855 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 33.8% (2,930 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 8.6% (750 votes) and other candidates with 0.6% (53 votes), among the 8,681 ballots cast by the township's 16,190 registered voters, yielding a 53.6% turnout.[108]

Education[edit]

The Rockaway Township Public Schools serves students in Kindergarten through eighth grade. As of the 2012-13 school year, the district's six schools had an enrollment of 2,426 students and 226.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.731.[109] Schools in the district (with 2012-13 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[110]) are five elementary schools serving students in Kindergarten through 5th grade — Birchwood Elementary School[111] (294 students), Catherine A. Dwyer Elementary School[112] (309), Katherine D. Malone Elementary School[113] (256), Dennis B. O'Brien Elementary School[114] (299) and Stony Brook Elementary School[115] (363) — along with Copeland Middle School[116] for grades 6 through 8 (905).[117][118]

Public school students in ninth through twelfth grades attend either Morris Hills High School (those living in the White Meadow Lake section and other southern portions of the township) or Morris Knolls High School (the remainder of the township). Morris Hills (located in Rockaway Borough, with 1,139 students as of 2012-13) also serves students from Wharton and some from Rockaway Borough (those mostly north of Route 46); Morris Knolls (located in Denville, with 1,644 students) serves all students from Denville and portions of Rockaway Borough (those mostly south of Route 46).[119][120] The The Academy for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering, a magnet high school program that is part of the Morris County Vocational School District is jointly operated on the Morris Hills campus.[121] The two high schools are part of the Morris Hills Regional High School District.[122]

Transportation[edit]

Roads and highways[edit]

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 122.69 miles (197.45 km) of roadways, of which 101.06 miles (162.64 km) were maintained by the municipality, 3.53 miles (5.68 km) by Morris County and 2.19 miles (3.52 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.[123]

Route 15 clips the southwestern portion of the township[124] while U.S. Route 46 cuts through the southernmost area.[125] Interstate 80 passes through the township, including exits 35 and 37.[126] County Route 513 traverses a total of 14 miles (23 km) north-south across the township.[127]

Public transportation[edit]

New Jersey Transit train service does not stop in the township, but is accessible at the Denville station on both the Morristown Line and the Montclair-Boonton Line.

New Jersey Transit bus service is provided on the 880 local route,[128][129][130] which replaced service that had been provided up to 2010 on the MCM10 route.[131]

NJ Transit eliminated service on the MCM5 and MCM7 routes as part of budget cuts.[132]

Lakeland Bus Lines offers bus service from the Rockaway Townsquare Mall to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan.[133]

Fire department[edit]

There are five companies of the Rockaway Township Fire Department. Each company is all-volunteer and provides emergency medical services in addition to fire protection.[134][135] The five stations are:

  • Hibernia Company #1[136]
  • Mount Hope Company #2[137]
  • Marcella Company #3, covering the northern portion of the township[138]
  • Birchwood Company #4 covers the area around the Rockaway Townsquare Mall[139]
  • White Meadow Lake Company #5, covers the southern portion of the township[140]

Popular culture[edit]

Notable people[edit]

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

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