About Franklin Township (Warren Co.) NJ

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About Franklin Township, NJ

We almost forgot about Franklin Township! It barely scrapes over NJ Route 22 just 500 feet!

But this is a large municipality – and covers a lot of Route 57, which we’ll cover here as well. So you gotta include it!

Below is the “encyclopedia” entry:

Franklin Township, Warren County, New Jersey

Franklin Township is a township in Warren CountyNew Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township’s population was 3,176, reflecting an increase of 408 (+14.7%) from the 2,768 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 364 (+15.1%) from the 2,404 counted in the 1990 Census. The township is located in the far eastern region of the Lehigh Valley.

Franklin was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 8, 1839, from portions of Greenwich TownshipMansfield Township, and Oxford Township. The township was named for Benjamin Franklin.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 24.127 square miles (62.489 km), including 24.040 square miles (62.264 km) of land and 0.087 square miles (0.225 km) of water (0.36%).

Asbury (with a 2010 Census population of 273), Broadway (244) and New Village (421) are unincorporated communities and census designated places (CDPs)located within the township.

Other unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Willow Grove.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 1,348
1850 1,565 16.1%
1860 1,902 21.5%
1870 1,655 −13.0%
1880 1,529 −7.6%
1890 1,283 −16.1%
1900 1,280 −0.2%
1910 1,585 23.8%
1920 1,457 −8.1%
1930 1,213 −16.7%
1940 1,540 27.0%
1950 1,530 −0.6%
1960 1,729 13.0%
1970 1,973 14.1%
1980 2,341 18.7%
1990 2,404 2.7%
2000 2,768 15.1%
2010 3,176 14.7%
Est. 2014 3,112 −2.0%

Census 2010

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 3,176 people, 1,122 households, and 885.3 families residing in the township. The population density was 132.1 per square mile (51.0/km). There were 1,219 housing units at an average density of 50.7 per square mile (19.6/km). The racial makeup of the township was 94.43% (2,999) White, 1.48% (47) Black or African American, 0.13% (4) Native American, 2.33% (74) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.19% (6) from other races, and 1.45% (46) from two or more racesHispanics or Latinos of any race were 3.84% (122) of the population.

There were 1,122 households, of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.4% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.1% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.7% 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.

In the township, 24.9% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 20.0% from 25 to 44, 35.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.6 years. For every 100 females there were 101.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.6 males. The Census Bureau’s 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $85,893 (with a margin of error of +/- $7,764) and the median family income was $98,333 (+/- $7,142). Males had a median income of $69,784 (+/- $9,633) versus $59,750 (+/- $16,881) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $38,178 (+/- $4,746). About 7.2% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 52.92 miles (85.17 km) of roadways, of which 36.93 miles (59.43 km) were maintained by the municipality, 11.05 miles (17.78 km) by Warren County and 4.94 miles (7.95 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Major roadways in Franklin Township include Interstate 78/US 22, which pass through the southern part very briefly with Exit 6 right on the border. Route 57 runs through the northern part of the township.

Notable people

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

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