Mine Hill Township, New Jersey


Mine Hill Township, New Jersey
Mine Hill Township, New Jersey
—  Township  —
Mine Hill Township highlighted in Morris County. Inset map: Morris County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Mine Hill Township, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°52′44″N 74°36′4″W / 40.87889°N 74.60111°W / 40.87889; -74.60111Coordinates: 40°52′44″N 74°36′4″W / 40.87889°N 74.60111°W / 40.87889; -74.60111
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Morris
Incorporated May 8, 1923
Government[1]
 – Type Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council)
 – Mayor Richard Leary  (2011)
Area
 – Total 3.0 sq mi (7.8 km2)
 – Land 3.0 sq mi (7.8 km2)
 – Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[2] 850 ft (259 m)
Population (2007)[3]
 – Total 3,612
 – Density 1,228.6/sq mi (474.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07803
Area code(s) 973
FIPS code 34-46860[4][5]
GNIS feature ID 0882202[6]
Website http://www.minehill.com

Mine Hill Township is a Township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 3,679.

Mine Hill Township is a residential community located in the northwest corner of Morris County. The Township and is easy to reach via the Midtown Direct line of New Jersey Transit, which is available in nearby Dover, Interstate 80, U.S. Route 46, and Route 10.

Mine Hill was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 2, 1923, from portions of Randolph Township, based on the results of a referendum held on May 8, 1923.[7]

Mining in Mine Hill dates back to the early 18th century, and the township had some of the richest sources of iron ore in the country. Mahlon Dickerson, who served New Jersey's 12th Governor, and his family owned the Dickerson Mine. It was the largest ore mine in the area, supplying much of the iron ore used during the American Revolutionary War. The last mine in the township closed in the late 1960s.[8]

Contents

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2), of which, 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2) of it is land and 0.33% is water.

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1930 1,422
1940 1,541 8.4%
1950 1,951 26.6%
1960 3,362 72.3%
1970 3,557 5.8%
1980 3,325 −6.5%
1990 3,333 0.2%
2000 3,679 10.4%
Est. 2007 3,612 [3] −1.8%
Population 1930 - 1990.[9]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 3,679 people, 1,365 households, and 1,041 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,228.6 people per square mile (475.1/km²). There were 1,388 housing units at an average density of 463.5 per square mile (179.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 90.41% White, 3.42% African American, 0.11% Native American, 2.50% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 1.79% from other races, and 1.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.67% of the population.

There were 1,365 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 34.3% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $64,643, and the median income for a family was $67,467. Males had a median income of $47,813 versus $37,250 for females. The per capita income for the township was $27,119. About 4.7% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.

Surrounding communities

Government

Local government

Mine Hill Township is governed under the Mayor-Council system of New Jersey municipal government under the Faulkner Act. The Mine Hill Township Council consists of five elected members, each chosen at-large by the voters of Mine Hill in partisan elections for a four-year term on a staggered basis, with two or three seats coming up for election every other year. At the Council’s organizational meeting each January, one member is elected to serve as President for a twelve-month term and another is chosen to serve as Vice President.[1]

As of 2008, the Mayor of Mine Hill Township is Richard Leary, whose term of office ends December 31, 2011. The current council members are Council President Marc Sovelove (2009), Council Vice President Steve Chicchetti (2009), Cindy Collins (2011), [http://www.minehill.com/council-two.cfm Michael J. Giordano (2011) and [http://www.minehill.com/council-five.cfmMike Warholak (2009).[10]

Federal, state and county representation

Mine Hill Township is in the 11th Congressional district. New Jersey's Eleventh Congressional District is represented by Rodney Frelinghuysen (R, Harding Township). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Frank Lautenberg (D, Cliffside Park) and Bob Menendez (D, Hoboken).

Mine Hill is in the 25th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature, which is represented in the New Jersey Senate by Anthony Bucco (R, Boonton) and in the New Jersey General Assembly by Michael Patrick Carroll (R, Morris Plains) and Tony Bucco (R, Boonton).[11]

Morris County is governed by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders, who are elected at-large to three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with two or three seats coming up for election each year.[12] As of 2011, Morris County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director William J. Chegwidden (Wharton),[13] Deputy Freeholder Director Douglas R. Cabana (Boonton Township),[14] Gene F. Feyl (Denville),[15] Ann F. Grassi (Parsippany-Troy Hills),[16] Thomas J. Mastrangelo (Montville),[17] John J. Murphy (Morris Township)[18] and Margaret Nordstrom (Washington Township).[19][20]

Education

The Mine Hill School District serves students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Canfield Avenue School had an enrollment of 369 students during the 2005-06 school year.[21]

During the 1991-92 school year, Canfield Avenue School was recognized with the Blue Ribbon Award from the United States Department of Education, the highest honor that an American school can achieve.[22]

For grades 7-12, public school students attend the Dover School District in Dover as part of a sending/receiving relationship.[23]

Library Services

There is no local library. Residents must use either the County College of Morris Library, Randolph, NJ or the Morris County Library, Morris Plains, NJ. Residents of Mine Hill cannot use any other local library in Morris County, because the town is too cheap to buy into the Morris County Library System for the residents of the town.

References

  1. ^ a b 2005 New Jersey Legislative District Data Book, Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, April 2005, p. 116.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Township of Mine Hill, Geographic Names Information System, accessed January 4, 2008.
  3. ^ a b Census data for Mine Hill township, United States Census Bureau. Accessed October 9, 2007.
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ A Cure for the Common Codes: New Jersey, Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed July 14, 2008.
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968", John P. Snyder, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 194.
  8. ^ Welcome to the Township of Mine Hill, Mine Hill Township. Accessed July 25, 2008.
  9. ^ New Jersey Resident Population by Municipality: 1930 - 1990, Workforce New Jersey Public Information Network. Accessed March 1, 2007.
  10. ^ Elected Officials, Mine Hill Township. Accessed July 25, 2008.
  11. ^ "Legislative Roster: 2010-2011 Session". New Jersey Legislature. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/roster.asp. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 
  12. ^ What is a Freeholder?, Morris County, New Jersey. Accessed January 5, 2011.
  13. ^ William J. Chegwidden, Morris County, New Jersey. Accessed January 9, 2011.
  14. ^ Douglas R. Cabana, Morris County, New Jersey. Accessed January 9, 2011.
  15. ^ Gene F. Feyl, Morris County, New Jersey. Accessed January 9, 2011.
  16. ^ Ann F. Grossi, Morris County, New Jersey. Accessed January 9, 2011.
  17. ^ Thomas J. Mastrangelo, Morris County, New Jersey. Accessed January 9, 2011.
  18. ^ John J. Murphy, Morris County, New Jersey. Accessed January 9, 2011.
  19. ^ Margaret Nordstrom, Morris County, New Jersey. Accessed January 9, 2011.
  20. ^ Meet the Freeholders, Morris County, New Jersey. Accessed January 9, 2011.
  21. ^ Data for the Mine Hill Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed June 19, 2008.
  22. ^ Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 1982-1983 through 1999-2002 (PDF), United States Department of Education. Accessed May 11, 2006.
  23. ^ Dover High School 2007 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. "Dover High School, located 40 miles from New York City, services nearly 900 high school students from the Town of Dover, the Borough of Victory Gardens, and the Township of Mine Hill."

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