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Encyclopedia > Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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Basking Ridge is an unincorporated area located in Central Northern New Jersey within Bernards Township in the Somerset Hills region of Somerset County, New Jersey. Image File history File links ZCTA_07920_Basking_Ridge,_New_Jersey. ... Image File history File links ZCTA_07920_Basking_Ridge,_New_Jersey. ... ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAsâ„¢) are a new statistical entity developed by the United States Census Bureau for tabulating summary statistics from Census 2000. ... Unincorporated areas in the state of New Jersey are communities that are part of one or more incorporated municipalities. ... Bernards Township is a township located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Map of The Somerset Hills region in Somerset County The Somerset Hills is a region in the northern portion of Somerset County, New Jersey, United States, almost entirely north of Interstate 78. ... Somerset County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ...


The area was settled during the early days of the country. It is home to the old AT&T Headquarters designed by the architects Vincent G. Kling & Associates, now owned by Verizon. Basking Ridge is the current headquarters for Verizon Wireless. AT&T Inc. ... This article or section should include material from Bell Atlantic This article or section should include material from GTE Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) is a local exchange telephone company formed by the merger of Bell Atlantic, a former Bell Operating Company, and GTE, which was the largest independant local exchange... Verizon Wireless owns and operates one of the the largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States and the second largest wireless telecommunications in Puerto Rico along with Puerto Rico Telephone (PRT) which was recently acquired by América Móvil, based on total wireless customers. ...


The community of Basking Ridge is part of greater Bernards Township, which also includes Lyons, Liberty Corner, and West Millington. Basking Ridge has a large Roman Catholic population, with smaller Indian American, Protestant, Jewish and Asian American populations. The Roman Catholic Church or Catholic Church (see terminology below) is the Christian Church in full communion with the Bishop of Rome, currently Pope Benedict XVI. It traces its origins to the original Christian community founded by Jesus Christ and led by the Twelve Apostles, in particular Saint Peter. ... For an article on American Indians see Native Americans. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ...

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.85 km² (21.66 mi²). 34.81 km² (21.63 mi²) of it is land and 0.04% is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As Basking Ridge is not an independent municipality, the following demographic data is based on the United States Census Bureau figures for the ZIP Code Tabulation Area (ZCTA) for the 07920 ZIP Code. Some figures temporarily unavailable will be provided shortly: The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAsâ„¢) are a new statistical entity developed by the United States Census Bureau for tabulating summary statistics from Census 2000. ... Mr. ...


As of the United States 2000 Census2, there are 24,600 people, 9,300 households, and 6,517 families residing in the ZCTA. The population density is 1830.0/km² (1,137.1/mi²). There are 9,537 housing units at an average density of 709.3/km² (440.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the ZCTA is 89.2% Caucasian, 1.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 7.8% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.4% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. 2.6% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 9,300 households out of which 37.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% are married couples living together, 5.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% are non-families. 26.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.56 and the average family size is 3.15. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the ZCTA the population is spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18 , 3.2% from 18 to 24 , 31.2% from 25 to 44 , 25.4% from 45 to 64 , and 12.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39.3 years.


The median income for a household in the ZCTA is $105,471, and the median income for a family is $131,618. Males have a median income of $93,436 versus $60,101 for females. The per capita income for the ZCTA is $54,753. 1.4% of the population and 0.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 1.2% of those under the age of 18 and 2.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...

Demographic Town National
Population 21,424 272,334,966
Median Age 37.13 years 33.93 years
Median Household Income $93,946 $40,985
% of Single Households 37.39% 30.22%
% of Married Households 62.61% 69.78%
% Families 70.72% 69.40%
Avg. Household Size 2.42 people 2.58 people
% College or Higher 59.76% 26.46%
% White Collar 82.53% 55.54%
Homes Owner Occupied 79.84% 57.72%
Avg. Dwelling Size 6 rooms 4.5 rooms

Historic sites

  • The Big Oak Tree is situated in the graveyard of the Presbyterian Church. This 600-year old white oak tree is a site where George Washington is said to have picnicked in the late 1770s.
  • The Brick Academy was built as the Basking Ridge Classical School; its function was to prepare young men for the College of New Jersey (now known as Princeton University). It has also served as a public school, a union hall, and a town hall. It now serves as a historic museum for Basking Ridge.
  • The Van Dorn Mill was built in 1768 as a wooden structure; it was rebuilt in 1843 as the finest stone structure in New Jersey. Thousands of stones were hauled from the hedgerows of nearby farms. Builders were paid one dollar per day to build the stone mill. Altogether, this amounted to $5,000, a large amount of money in the 1800s. However, the mill paid for itself in the first year of operation.
  • The Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church is a Greek Revival church built in 1839 and is listed on the New Jersey and National Register of Historic Places.
  • In the center of town is an oak tree that was recorded in General William Lane's diary during the American Revolutionary War. On its eastern side is engraved the letters "WL".[citation needed]

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National Register of Historic Places

The Basking Ridge Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994, it is district #94000817.[1] The Basking Ridge Classical School was added in 1976, it is building #76001185. The Alward Farmhouse was added in 1986, it is building #86000388.[2][3] A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...


References

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Municipalities of Somerset County, New Jersey
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Boroughs Bernardsville | Bound Brook | Far Hills | Manville | Millstone | North Plainfield | Peapack-Gladstone | Raritan | Rocky Hill | Somerville | South Bound Brook | Watchung
Townships Bedminster | Bernards | Branchburg | Bridgewater | Franklin | Green Brook | Hillsborough | Montgomery | Warren
Communities Basking Ridge | Belle Mead | Blackwells Mills | Blawenburg | East Millstone | Flagtown | Griggstown | Harlingen | Lamington | Martinsville | Middlebush | Neshanic | North Branch | Pleasant Plains | Six Mile Run | Somerset | South Branch | Zarephath
Historic houses Meadows Foundation | Old Dutch Parsonage | Rockingham | Wallace House

Coordinates: 40°42′22″N, 74°32′58″W A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... Somerset County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Map of Somerville in Somerset County 9/11 Memorial and Court House, Somerville The Old Dutch Parsonage, home of Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh and John Frelinghuysen Somerville is a Borough in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. ... A Borough (sometimes spelled Boro on road signage) in the context of New Jersey local government refers to one of five types and one of twelve forms of municipal government. ... Bernardsville is a borough located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Map showing location of Bound Brook in Somerset County Queens Bridge over Raritan River, Bound Brook, New Jersey Bound Brook is a borough in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. ... Far Hills is a borough located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Manville is a borough located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Millstone is a borough located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Map of North Plainfield in Somerset County North Plainfield is a Borough located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Peapack-Gladstone is a borough located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Raritan is a borough located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Rocky Hill is a borough located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Map of Somerville in Somerset County 9/11 Memorial and Court House, Somerville The Old Dutch Parsonage, home of Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh and John Frelinghuysen Somerville is a Borough in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. ... South Bound Brook is a borough located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Map of Watchung in Somerset County Watchung is a Borough located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Image File history File links Map_of_New_Jersey_highlighting_Somerset_County. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator A township, in the context of New Jersey local government, refers to one of five types and one of eleven forms of municipal government. ... Map of Bedminster Township in Somerset County Bedminster Township is a Township located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Bernards Township is a township located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Map of Branchburg Township in Somerset County Branchburg Township is a Township in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. ... Map of Bridgewater Township in Somerset County Thirteen Star Flag at the site of the former Middlebrook encampment in Bridgewater is displayed continuously Bridgewater Township is a township in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. ... Map of Franklin Township in Somerset County Blackwells Mills Canal House in the Somerset section of Franklin Township Franklin Township is a Township in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. ... Map of Green Brook Township in Somerset County Green Brook Township is a Township located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Map of Hillsborough Township in Somerset County Hillsborough Township is a Township in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. ... Montgomery Township is a township located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Warren Township is a township located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Unincorporated areas in the state of New Jersey are communities that are part of one or more incorporated municipalities. ... Belle Mead is an unincorporated community within Hillsborough Township and Montgomery Township, Somerset County in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Blackwells Mills is situated on the West Bank of the Millstone River about two miles south of Millstone. ... Blawenburg is an unincorporated area of Montgomery Township, New Jersey. ... East Millstone is an unincorporated area of Franklin Township, Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Flagtown is an unincorporated community located within Hillsborough Township, Somerset County in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Griggstown Cemetery Griggstown is an unincorporated area within Franklin Township, Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Harlingen Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery Harlingen is an unincoporated area within the Belle Mead section of Montgomery Township, New Jersey. ... Laminton is an unicorporated area of Bedminster, New Jersey. ... Map of Bridgewater Township in Somerset County Thirteen Star Flag at the site of the former Middlebrook encampment in Bridgewater is displayed continuously Bridgewater Township is a Township located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Milk bottle from Somerset Farms in Middlebush, NJ Middlebush is an unincorporated area community in Franklin Township, Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Neshanic is an unincorporated community within Hillsborough Township, Somerset County in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... North Branch is an unincorporated community and hamlet located within Branchburg Township, in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Pleasant Plains is an unincorporated community and hamlet located within FranklinTownship, in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Six Mile Run is a section of Franklin Township, in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States, named for a tributary that runs six-miles until it reaches the Raritan River. ... Somerset is a census-designated place located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... The Village of South Branch goes back to 1750 and was also known as Branchville. ... Pillar of Fire, November 25, 1914 The Old Canal Bridge, Zarephath Academy Zarephath, New Jersey Music Ensemble Broadcast at Alma White College, Pillar of Fire Church, on WAWZ Radio, Zarephath, New Jersey circa 1920 Pillar of Fire letterhead Zarephath is an enclave of Franklin Township, Somerset County, New Jersey. ... List of Registered Historic Places in New Jersey: // Atlantic County Absecon City Capt. ... The Meadows Foundation of Somerset County, New Jersey is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1978. ... Old Dutch Parsonage The Old Dutch Parsonage is an historical house on Washington Place in Somerville, New Jersey. ... Rockingham Rockingham was the home of John Berrien I (1712-1772) in what is now Franklin Township, New Jersey near Rocky Hill. ... Wallace House in Somerville, New Jersey The Wallace House is an historical house in Somerville, New Jersey. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Basking Ridge, New Jersey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (781 words)
Basking Ridge has a large Roman Catholic population and large Indian American and Asian American populations in "the Hills" section of the town.
As Basking Ridge is not an independent municipality, the following demographic data is based on the United States Census Bureau figures for the ZIP Code Tabulation Area (ZCTA) for the 07920 ZIP Code.
The Van Dorn Mill was built in 1768 as a wooden structure; it was rebuilt in 1843 as the finest stone structure in New Jersey.
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