About Lebanon Township, NJ
Lebanon Township, NJ is a fairly large municipality, ranking in the top 15% in New Jersey. However, it’s population density is low, in the bottom 10% of the state.
Lebanon Township, New Jersey
Lebanon Township is a township located at the northernmost point of Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township’s population was 6,588, reflecting an increase of 772 (+13.3%) from the 5,816 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 137 (+2.4%) from the 5,679 counted in the 1990 Census.
Lebanon Township was first mentioned on October 26, 1731, as having been formed partly from the now-defunct Amwell Township, though the exact circumstances of its formation are unknown. Lebanon Township was incorporated as one of New Jersey’s initial 104 townships by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Portions of the township have been taken to form Tewksbury Township (March 11, 1755), Clinton Township (April 12, 1841), High Bridge borough (February 19, 1898), Junction borough (February 20, 1895, now known as Hampton borough), Califon borough (April 2, 1898) and Glen Gardner borough (March 26, 1919).
Lebanon Township is the extreme northern township of Hunterdon County. It borders both Warren and Morris Counties. When Lebanon Township was created in 1731, its original borders extended from the Musconetcong River to Readington Township.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 31.696 square miles (82.092 km), including 31.458 square miles (81.476 km) of land and 0.238 square miles (0.616 km) of water (0.75%).
Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Anthony, Bunnvale, Changewater, Hampton Junction, Hoffmans, Little Brook, Lower Valley, Mount Lebanon, New Hampton, Newport, Penwell, Red Mill, Saint Nicholas Village, Scrappy Corner, Spruce Run, Stone Mill, The Point and Woodglen.
The township borders Bethlehem Township, Califon, Clinton Township, Glen Gardner, Hampton, High Bridge, Tewksbury Township and Union Township in Hunterdon County; Washington Township in Morris County; and Mansfield Township and Washington Township in Warren County.
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At the 2010 United States Census, there were 6,588 people, 2,296 households, and 1,761 families residing in the township. The population density was 209.4 per square mile (80.8/km). There were 2,439 housing units at an average density of 77.5 per square mile (29.9/km). The racial makeup of the township was 95.01% (6,259) White, 1.68% (111) Black or African American, 0.06% (4) Native American, 1.47% (97) Asian, 0.11% (7) Pacific Islander, 0.59% (39) from other races, and 1.08% (71) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 3.11% (205) of the population.
There were 2,296 households, of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.3% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.11.
In the township, 22.6% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 19.8% from 25 to 44, 35.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.4 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males.
The Census Bureau’s 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $96,489 (with a margin of error of +/- $7,123) and the median family income was $110,893 (+/- $29,973). Males had a median income of $78,056 (+/- $22,457) versus $56,346 (+/- $14,410) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $43,424 (+/- $5,347). About 4.4% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 1.6% of those age 65 or over.
Roads and highways
As of May 2010, the township had a total of 89.89 miles (144.66 km) of roadways, of which 75.20 miles (121.02 km) were maintained by the municipality, 12.96 miles (20.86 km) by Hunterdon County and 1.73 miles (2.78 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Lebanon Township include:
- Alvah A. Clark (1840-1912), lawyer and politician who represented New Jersey’s 4th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1877 to 1881.
- Julie Culley (born 1981), member of the 2012 US Olympic Team for the women’s 5000m competition.
- Mary Decker (born 1958), former track athlete.
- Merv Griffin (1925–2007), television producer owned a farm in Lebanon Township, though it had a Califon mailing address.
- Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, a bluegrass trio of Mizzone brothers: Jonny (banjo), Robbie (fiddle) and Tommy (guitar).
- Bernie Worrell (born 1944), keyboardist and founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic.