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Encyclopedia > Garwood, New Jersey
Map of Garwood in Union County
Map of Garwood in Union County

Garwood is a borough in Union County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 4,153. Image File history File links Garwood_nj_039. ... Image File history File links Garwood_nj_039. ... 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. ... Union County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... 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. ...


Garwood was incorporated as a borough on March 19, 1903, from portions of Cranford Township and Westfield Town.[1] March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Map of Cranford Township in Union County. ... Map of Westfield in Union County Westfield is a town in Union County, New Jersey, United States. ...


In the north side of Garwood, most of the streets are numbered, while in the south side of Garwood most of the streets are named after trees. The coniferous Coast Redwood, the tallest tree species on earth. ...

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Geography

Garwood is located at 40°39′3″N, 74°19′25″W (40.650802, -74.323510)GR1.


The borough is bordered to the west by Westfield and to the east by Cranford. Map of Westfield in Union County Westfield is a town in Union County, New Jersey, United States. ... Map of Cranford Township in Union County. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.7 km² (0.7 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... 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 of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 4,153 people, 1,731 households, and 1,125 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,429.5/km² (6,292.9/mi²). There were 1,782 housing units at an average density of 1,042.5/km² (2,700.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.91% White, 0.36% African American, 1.32% Asian, 1.54% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.98% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... 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. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... 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 were 1,731 households out of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.96. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the borough the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 35.6% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.


The median income for a household in the borough was $52,571, and the median income for a family was $64,053. Males had a median income of $50,951 versus $36,538 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $26,944. About 3.5% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over. 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. ...


Government

Local government

The Borough of Garwood is governed under the Borough system of municipal government. The government consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprised of six council members, with all positions elected at large. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year. 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. ...


The Mayor of Garwood is Dennis J. McCarthy (D). Members of the Garwood Borough Council are Council President Kathleen Villaggio (D), Victor DeFilippo (R), Charles Lombardo (D), Damian Mitchell (D), William Schadewald, III (D) and Walter Tucker (D). [2] A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... For other uses, see Republican Party (disambiguation) or GOP (disambiguation). ...


Federal, state and county representation

Garwood Borough is in the Seventh Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 21st Legislative District.[3]


New Jersey's Seventh Congressional District, covering portions of Hunterdon County, Middlesex County, Somerset County and Union County, is represented by Mike Ferguson (R). New Jersey is represented in the Senate by Frank Lautenberg (D, Cliffside Park) and Robert Menendez (D, Hoboken). New Jerseys 7th Congressional District for the 109th Congress touches four counties and 54 municipalities, and is currently represented by Republican Congressman Mike Ferguson. ... Hunterdon County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... Middlesex County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Somerset County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Union County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Michael A. Ferguson (born June 22, 1970 in Ridgewood, New Jersey) has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives for New Jerseys 7th Congressional District (map) since 2001. ... For other uses, see Republican Party (disambiguation) or GOP (disambiguation). ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Frank Raleigh Lautenberg (born January 23, 1924) is a businessman and Democratic Party politician. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Map highlighting Cliffside Parks location within Bergen County. ... Robert Bob Menendez (born January 1, 1954) is a Democratic junior Senator from New Jersey. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Map of New Jersey highlighting Hoboken Image of Hoboken taken by NASA (red line shows where Hoboken is). ...


The 21st legislative district of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Thomas Kean Jr. (R, Westfield) and in the Assembly by Jon Bramnick (R, Westfield) and Eric Munoz (R, Summit). The Governor of New Jersey is Jon Corzine (D, Hoboken). The Legislature of New Jersey is the U.S. state of New Jerseys legislative branch, seated in the New Jersey State House at the states capital, Trenton. ... The Legislature of New Jersey is the U.S. state of New Jerseys legislative branch, seated in the New Jersey State House at the states capital, Trenton. ... The New Jersey Senate is the upper house of the New Jersey Legislature. ... Senator Tom Kean Jr. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Map of Westfield in Union County Westfield is a town in Union County, New Jersey, United States. ... The New Jersey General Assembly is the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature. ... Jon Bramnick is a New Jersey State Assemblyman and an attorney. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Map of Westfield in Union County Westfield is a town in Union County, New Jersey, United States. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Nickname: Hill City Location of Summit within Union County and state of New Jersey Coordinates: Country USA State New Jersey County Union Settled 1710 Incorporation as township 1869 Incorporation as city 1899 Government type Council-Manager Mayor Jordan Glatt City Administrator Christopher Cotter Area    - City 15. ... The Governor of New Jersey is the chief executive of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Jon Stevens Corzine (born January 1, 1947) is the current Democratic Governor of the state of New Jersey. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Map of New Jersey highlighting Hoboken Image of Hoboken taken by NASA (red line shows where Hoboken is). ...


Union County is governed by a nine-member Board of Chosen Freeholders. As of the January 2006 reorganization, Union County's Freeholders are: Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella, Freeholder Vice Chairman Bette Jane Kowalski, Angel G. Estrada, Chester Holmes, Adrian O. Mapp, Rick Proctor, Deborah P. Scanlon, Daniel P. Sullivan and Nancy Ward. Union County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... The Board of Chosen Freeholders is the legislative body in each of the 21 counties in New Jersey. ...


Education

The Garwood Public Schools serve students in Kindergarten through eighth grade. Schools in the district (with enrollment data from the 2004-05 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education) are Washington School with 73 students in Kindergarten (full-day) and First Grade and Lincoln / Franklin School with 318 students in Pre-Kindergarten (half-day) and grades 2 - 8. The Garwood Public Schools is a community public school district that serves students in Kindergarten through eighth grade from Garwood, in Union County, New Jersey, United States. ... The New Jersey Department of Education administers state and federal aid programs affecting more than 1. ...


Students in grades 9 - 12 attend Arthur L. Johnson High School in neighboring Clark as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Clark Public School District. Arthur L. Johnson High School is a comprehensive community public high school that serves students in ninth through twelfth grades from Clark, in Union County, New Jersey, United States, as part of the Clark Public School District. ... Clark is a census-designated place located in Union County, New Jersey. ... A sending/receiving relationship is one in which a public school district sends some or all of its students to attend the schools of another district. ... The Clark Public School District is a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in kindergarten through twelfth grade from Clark, in Union County, New Jersey, United States. ...


Transportation

Garwood has an NJ Transit rail station on the Raritan Valley Line. The station has limited service on weekdays only. NJ Transit also provides bus service along two different lines to New York City and Newark, New Jersey. New Jersey Transit Arrow III at West Windsor, NJ Hudson-Bergen Light Rail vehicle at 2nd Street station New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) is a statewide public transportation system serving the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... The Raritan Valley Line is a commuter rail service of New Jersey Transit, running out of Newark Penn Station and terminating at High Bridge. ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Nickname: The Brick City Map of Newark in Essex County Coordinates: County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area    - City 67. ...


Newark Liberty International Airport is approximately 15 minutes away and Linden Airport, a general aviation facility is in nearby Linden, New Jersey. Newark Liberty International Airport (IATA: EWR, ICAO: KEWR), formerly known as Newark International Airport, is an international airport within the city limits of both Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States. ... Linden Airport (IATA: LDJ, ICAO: KLDJ), also known as Linden Municipal Airport, is a small general aviation airport located along US 1&9 in the city of Linden in Union County, New Jersey, southwest of New York City. ... Linden is a city located in Union County, New Jersey. ...


References

  1. ^ "The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968", John P. Snyder, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 239.
  2. ^ Members of the Governing Body, accessed June 15, 2006
  3. ^ League of Women Voters: 2006 New Jersey Citizen's Guide to Government, p. 57, accessed August 30, 2006

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