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Encyclopedia > Green Brook Township, New Jersey
Map of Green Brook Township in Somerset County
Map of Green Brook Township in Somerset County

Green Brook Township is a Township located in Somerset County, New Jersey. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township had a total population of 5,654. Image File history File links Green_brook_twp_nj_035. ... Image File history File links Green_brook_twp_nj_035. ... 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. ... Somerset County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... Official language(s) None defined, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 47th 22,608 km² 110 km 240 km 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. ...

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 11.9 km² (4.6 mi²). 11.9 km² (4.6 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) 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 Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 5,654 people, 1,893 households, and 1,508 families residing in the township. The population density is 476.6/km² (1,234.7/mi²). There are 1,916 housing units at an average density of 161.5/km² (418.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 88.43% White, 1.68% African American, 0.07% Native American, 7.99% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.71% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. 4.09% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 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 1,893 households out of which 37.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.0% are married couples living together, 7.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 20.3% are non-families. 15.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.84 and the average family size is 3.20. To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ...


In the township the population is spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.0 males.


The median income for a household in the township is $80,644, and the median income for a family is $87,744. Males have a median income of $52,147 versus $46,434 for females. The per capita income for the township is $37,290. 2.4% of the population and 1.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 0.9% of those under the age of 18 and 5.5% 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. ... 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

Members of the Green Brook Township Committee are Mayor Raymond S. Murray, Deputy Mayor Patricia L. Walsh, Tim Cooper, Douglas A. Fontenello and Melonie Marano. A mayor (from the Latin maīor, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... The Deputy Mayor of a community is the number two official to the mayor. ...


Federal, state and county representation

Green Brook Township is in the Seventh Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 22nd Legislative District.


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, Union City). 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 state of New Jersey. ... Somerset County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... Union County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... Michael Ferguson (born June 22, 1970 in Ridgewood, New Jersey) has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives for the 7th New Jersey district (map)since 2001. ... The Republican Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Democratic Party. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Frank Raleigh Lautenberg (born January 23, 1924) is an American politician. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Map highlighting Cliffside Parks location within Bergen County. ... Robert Menendez (born January 1, 1954) is a Democratic politician from New Jersey. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Union City, New Jersey Spectators viewing the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks from across the Hudson River, in the terrace courtyard of the Union City Boxing Club. ...


The 22nd legislative district of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Nicholas Scutari (D, Linden) and in the Assembly by Jerry Green (D, Plainfield) and Linda Stender (D, Scotch Plains). 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. ... Sen. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Linden is a city located in Union County, New Jersey. ... The New Jersey General Assembly is the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature. ... Assemblyman Jerry Green Jerry Green (born April 16, 1949) has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 1992 and represents the 22nd legislative district. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Plainfield is a city located in Union County, which is in the northeastern part of New Jersey. ... Assemblywoman Linda Stender Linda Stender (born July 25, 1951) has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2002 and represents the 22nd legislative district. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Map of Scotch Plains Township in Union County Scotch Plains is a Township located in Union County, New Jersey. ... 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 Governor of New Jersey. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Image of Hoboken taken by NASA (red line shows where Hoboken is). ...


Somerset County is governed by a five-member Board of Chosen Freeholders. Somerset County's Freeholders are: Freeholder Director Rick Fontana, Freeholder Deputy Director Ken Scherer, Denise Coyle, Peter S. Palmer and Robert Zaborowski. Somerset County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... The Board of Chosen Freeholders is the legislative body for each of the 21 counties in New Jersey. ...


History

In 1872 a tract of land was subdivided off from Warren Township. Thirteen years later, in 1885, the Borough of North Plainfield was created from a section of the subdivided land. The land at that time was designated as North Plainfield. Many years later, in 1926, the Borough of Watchung was carved out of North Plainfield Township. The remaining land continued until 1932 when the name changed to Green Brook Township. 1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Warren Township is a township located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... North Plainfield is a borough located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) is a leap year starting on Friday. ...


The Green Brook and Green Brook Township took its name from the powerful stream that flows from up in the mountains several miles away, feeding from many smaller brooks and ponds along the way, in a southwesterly direction for a distance of fifteen miles, into the Bound Brook then into the Raritan River. Green Brook is a tributary of the Raritan River in central New Jersey in the United States. ... Bound Brook is a tributary of Green Brook in central New Jersey in the United States. ... The Raritan River is a major river of northern New Jersey in the United States. ...


Also contained within the boundaries of this community is Washington Rock State Park, which commemorates the spot where George Washington and Marquis de Lafayette watched the movement of the British soldiers during the American Revolutionary War, mainly the months of May and June 1777. Washington Rock State Park was commissioned on March 17, 1913 and is about 34 acres in size. George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was the successful Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and later became the first President of the United States, an office to which he was elected, unanimously, twice (1789-1797). ... Marie-Joseph-Paul-Roch-Yves-Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette (September 6, 1757 – May 20, 1834), was a French aristocrat most famous for his participation in the American Revolutionary War and early French Revolution. ... Combatants American Revolutionaries, France,Netherlands, Spain, allies British Empire, German states, allies Commanders George Washington Comte de Rochambeau Nathanael Greene William Howe Henry Clinton Charles Cornwallis Strength {{{strength1}}} {{{strength2}}} Casualties {{{casualties1}}} {{{casualties2}}} {{{notes}}} The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War for Independence, was the military... 1777 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... March 17 is the 76th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (77th in Leap years). ... 1913 (MCMXIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ...


Education

Within the Township there are two schools, the Irene E. Feldkirchner Elementary School which proudly carries a Blue Ribbon Schools Program designation and the Green Brook Middle School. The Blue Ribbon Schools Program is a United States government program created to honor schools. ...


Green Brook's high school students attend Watchung Hills Regional High School located in Warren Township. Students from Green Brook and from the neighboring communities of Watchung and Warren Township (in Somerset County) and Long Hill Township (in Morris County) attend the school. It serves students in grades nine through twelve and as of the 2005-2006 school year, there were over 1,900 students attending. The Watchung Hills Regional High School is the single school of the Watchung Hills Regional High School District and is located next to Woodland School in Warren Township. ... Warren Township is a township located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Watchung is a borough located in Somerset County, New Jersey. ... Somerset County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... Long Hill Township is a township located in Morris County, New Jersey. ... Location in the state of New Jersey Formed March 15, 1738 Seat Morristown Area  - Total  - Water 1,247 km² (481 mi²) 32 km² (12 mi²) (2. ...


External links

  • Green Brook Township
  • Green Brook Township Public Schools
  • Watchung Hills Regional High School website
  • Green Brook Schools' Alumni Site

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