About Clinton Township, NJ
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Clinton Township, New Jersey
Clinton Township is a township in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township’s population was 13,478, reflecting an increase of 521 (+4.0%) from the 12,957 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 2,141 (+19.8%) from the 10,816 counted in the 1990 Census.
Clinton Township was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 12, 1841, from portions of Lebanon Township, based on the results of a referendum held that same day. Portions of the township have been taken to form Clinton town (April 5, 1865, within the township; became independent in 1895), High Bridge township (March 29, 1871) and Lebanon borough (March 26, 1926). The township was named for Governor of New York DeWitt Clinton.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 33.823 square miles (87.603 km), including 29.876 square miles (77.379 km) of land and 3.947 square miles (10.224 km) of water (11.67%).
Other unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Allerton, Cedar Heights, Cokesbury, Hamden, Mariannes Corner, McPherson, Potterstown, Readingsburgh, Stone Mill and Sunnyside.
The township borders Bedminster Township, Clinton Town, Franklin Township, High Bridge, Lebanon Township, Raritan Township, Readington Township, Tewksbury Township, Union Township. Also, Lebanon is an independent municipality surrounded entirely by the township.
Cushetunk Mountain is a ring-shaped mountain located in Readington Township and Clinton Township. Once an active volcano, the diabase mountain was formed 160 million years ago. The Lenape called the mountain “Cushetunk” meaning “place of hogs”. In the 1960s, the valley was filled with water to create Round Valley Reservoir, at 180 feet (55 m) in depth the second-deepest in the state.
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At the 2010 United States Census, there were 13,478 people, 4,568 households, and 3,444 families residing in the township. The population density was 451.1 per square mile (174.2/km). There were 4,737 housing units at an average density of 158.6 per square mile (61.2/km). The racial makeup of the township was 86.43% (11,649) White, 6.01% (810) Black or African American, 0.20% (27) Native American, 3.90% (525) Asian, 0.04% (6) Pacific Islander, 1.79% (241) from other races, and 1.63% (220) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 5.60% (755) of the population.
There were 4,568 households, of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.3% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.14.
In the township, 24.1% of the population were under the age of 18, 12.0% from 18 to 24, 20.3% from 25 to 44, 33.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.9 years. For every 100 females there were 116.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 121.3 males.
The Census Bureau’s 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $120,565 (with a margin of error of +/- $6,904) and the median family income was $147,689 (+/- $10,532). Males had a median income of $106,898 (+/- $7,766) versus $73,264 (+/- $11,810) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $52,700 (+/- $6,064). About 1.7% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over.
Roads and highways
As of May 2010, the township had a total of 119.00 miles (191.51 km) of roadways, of which 86.79 miles (139.67 km) were maintained by the municipality, 17.20 miles (27.68 km) by Hunterdon County and 15.01 miles (24.16 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
Annandale is a New Jersey Transit railroad station on the Raritan Valley Line, in the Annandale section of Clinton Township. There is a station building that is no longer used and there are two small shelters. This station has limited weekday service and no weekend service. NJ Transit offers bus service on the 884 route.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Clinton Township include:
- Leonard Lance (born 1952), member of the United States House of Representatives.
- John Manners (1786-1853), physician, lawyer, and politician who served as President of the New Jersey Senate .