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Encyclopedia > Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Seal of Hunterdon County, New Jersey
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Map of New Jersey highlighting Hunterdon County
Location in the state of New Jersey
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New Jersey's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1714
Seat Flemington
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,134 km² (438 mi²)
1,114 km² (430 mi²)
20 km² (8 mi²), 1.79%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

121,989
110/km² 
Website: www.co.hunterdon.nj.us

Hunterdon County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of the 2000 Census, the population is 121,989. It is part of the New York Metropolitan Area. Its county seat is Flemington6. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Map_of_New_Jersey_highlighting_Hunterdon_County. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_NJ.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): New Jersey ... Battle of Gangut, by Maurice Baquoi, 1724-27. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Flemington is a Borough in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... 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. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and 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. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... 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 New York metropolitan area is the most populous in the United States and the fourth most populous in the world (after Tokyo, Seoul, and Mexico City). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Flemington is a Borough in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States. ... 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. ...


Hunterdon County ranks as the 13th among the highest-income counties in the United States with a per capita income of $36,370. It ranks third among U.S. counties for household income according to the most recent U.S. Census. Hunterdon County's median household income was $93,342, behind only Fairfax and Loudoun Counties in Virginia. As of 2005, Hunterdon had the third-highest median property tax of any county in the nation at $6,988, the highest in New Jersey[1][2]. April 2007 There are 3,142 counties in the United States. ... April 2007 There are 3,142 counties in the United States. ... Fairfax County is a county in Northern Virginia, in the United States. ... Loudoun County (pronounced LOUD-un; IPA: ) is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States, and is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ...

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General

Transitioning from rural to suburban, Hunterdon County is an exurb on the western edge of New Jersey and home to commuters to New York City and Philadelphia. The county seat, Flemington, is noted for the Lindbergh kidnapping trial which convicted Bruno Hauptmann of the murder of aviator Charles Lindbergh's son. With growing towns and shopping areas, as well as relaxing rural areas, Hunterdon County is a far stretch from the urban areas associated with New Jersey. Commuters waiting for the morning train in Maplewood, New Jersey to travel to New York City A commuter town, is an urban community that is primarily residential, from which most of the workforce commute to a nearby metropolis to earn their livelihood. ... Commuting is the process of travelling from a place of residence to a place of work. ... Nickname: Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1625 Government  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area  - City  468. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Flemington is a Borough in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States. ... Lindbergh baby kidnapping poster. ... Bruno Hauptmann Bruno Richard Hauptmann (November 26, 1899 – April 3, 1936) was a German carpenter and former criminal, sentenced to death and executed for the abduction and murder of Charles Augustus Lindbergh II, the 20-month old son of famous pilot Charles Lindbergh. ... For other uses, see Aviator (disambiguation). ... For Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Junior, see Lindbergh kidnapping. ...


Politics

Hunterdon County is fiscally conservative and socially moderate. It is one of the most Republican areas of New Jersey. George W. Bush beat John F. Kerry by 20 points in the 2004 presidential election in Hunterdon County, even though he lost New Jersey by 7 points [1]. Hunterdon County is represented exclusively by Republican Freeholders and the majority of township committee seats are held by Republicans. 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. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ... Presidential election results map. ... The Board of Chosen Freeholders is the legislative body in each of the 21 counties in New Jersey. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,134 km² (438 mi²). 1,114 km² (430 mi²) of it is land and 20 km² (8 mi²) of it (1.79%) 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. ... 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. ...


Much of the county is hilly, the ground rising up slowly from the Delaware River. The highest points are two areas in Lebanon Township, one on the Morris County line, both reaching at least 1,060 feet (323 m) above sea level. The lowest elevation is where the Mercer County line reaches the Delaware River, approximately 40 feet (12 m) above sea level. Map of Lebanon Township in Hunterdon County Lebanon Township is a Township located at the northernmost point of Hunterdon County, New Jersey. ... Morris County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey, about 25 mi (40 km) west of New York City. ... {{Infobox U.S. CoiirjhtfnEGEYWnfv state = New Jersey | seal = Mc-m f seal. ... For the Delaware River in Kansas, see Delaware River (Kansas) The Delaware River is a river on the Atlantic coast of the United States. ...


Adjacent Counties

Warren County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... Morris County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey, about 25 mi (40 km) west of New York City. ... Somerset County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... {{Infobox U.S. CoiirjhtfnEGEYWnfv state = New Jersey | seal = Mc-m f seal. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1790 20,153
1800 21,261 5.5%
1810 24,556 15.5%
1820 28,604 16.5%
1830 31,060 8.6%
1840 24,789 * -20.2%
1850 28,990 16.9%
1860 33,654 16.1%
1870 36,963 9.8%
1880 38,570 4.3%
1890 35,355 -8.3%
1900 34,507 -2.4%
1910 33,569 -2.7%
1920 32,885 -2.0%
1930 34,728 5.6%
1940 36,766 5.9%
1950 42,736 16.2%
1960 54,107 26.6%
1970 69,718 28.9%
1980 87,361 25.3%
1990 107,776 23.4%
2000 121,989 13.2%
Est. 2005 130,404 [3] 6.9%
* lost territory
historical census data source: [4][5]

As of the census² of 2000, there were 121,989 people, 43,678 households, and 32,845 families residing in the county. The population density was 110/km² (284/mi²). There were 45,032 housing units at an average density of 40/km² (105/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.91% White, 2.25% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 1.92% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.75% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. 2.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. The United States Census of 1790 was the first Census conducted in the United States. ... The United States Census of 1800 was the second Census conducted in the United States. ... The United States Census of 1810 was the third Census conducted in the United States. ... The United States Census of 1820 was the fourth Census conducted in the United States. ... The United States Census of 1830 was the fifth Census conducted in the United States. ... The Sixth Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 17,069,453 — an increase of 32. ... The Seventh Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 23,191,876 — an increase of 35. ... The United States Census of 1860 was the eighth Census conducted in the United States. ... The Ninth United States Census was taken in 1870. ... 1880 US Census The United States Census of 1880 was the tenth United States Census. ... The Eleventh United States Census was taken June 1, 1890. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twetieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,542,199, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and 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. ... 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 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. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 43,678 households out of which 37.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.30% were married couples living together, 6.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.80% were non-families. 20.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.14. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 31.30% from 25 to 44, 27.10% from 45 to 64, and 10.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.30 males.


Hunterdon County's median income for a household was $79,888, which makes it the fourth highest county in the country based on median household income. Median income for a family was $91,050. Males had a median income of $61,888 versus $40,852 for females. The per capita income for the county was $36,370, which ranks as the thirteenth highest county in the country based on per capita income. About 1.60% of families and 2.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.10% of those under age 18 and 4.20% of those age 65 or over. Traditionally speaking, Marin County, California, Fairfield County, Connecticut, Westchester County, New York, and Fairfax County, Virginia are considered to be the highest income counties in the United States, however none of the last three rank first by per capita or median household income. ... The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Traditionally speaking, Marin County, California, Fairfield County, Connecticut, Westchester County, New York, and Fairfax County, Virginia are considered to be the highest income counties in the United States, however none of the last three rank first by per capita or median household income. ... 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

Hunterdon County is governed by a five-member Board of Chosen Freeholders. The members are elected at large to serve three-year terms, with the three-year term of office starts (and ends) on January 1. The Board of Chosen Freeholders is the legislative body in each of the 21 counties in New Jersey. ...


The Freeholder Board is the center of legislative and administrative responsibility and, as such, performs a dual role. As legislators they draw up and adopt a budget, and in the role of administrators they are responsible for spending the funds they have appropriated.


As of 2007, Hunterdon County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director George D. Muller, Freeholder Deputy Director Erik C. Peterson, Matthew Holt, George B. Melick and Ronald Sworen.[6] The Board of County Freeholders is the legislative body for each of the 21 counties in New Jersey. ...


Municipalities

Index map of Hunterdon County municipalities (click to see index key)
Index map of Hunterdon County municipalities (click to see index key)

The following municipalities are located in Hunterdon County. The municipality type is listed in parentheses after the name, except where the type is included as part of the name. Census-designated places and other unincorporated communities are listed under their municipalities. Image File history File links Hunterdon_County,_New_Jersey_Municipalities. ... Image File history File links Hunterdon_County,_New_Jersey_Municipalities. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... In United States law, a region of land is unincorporated if it is not a part of any municipality. ...

Map of Alexandria Township in Hunterdon County Alexandria Township is a Township located in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. ... Bethlehem Township highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... Bloomsbury highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... Califon highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... Clinton Township highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... Annandale is a census-designated place located in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. ... Clinton is a Town in Hunterdon County, New Jersey on the South Branch of the Raritan River. ... Map of Delaware Township in Hunterdon County Delaware Township is a Township located in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. ... East Amwell Township highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... Flemington is a Borough in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States. ... Franklin Township highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... Frenchtown highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... Glen Gardner highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... Hampton highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... Map of High Bridge in Hunterdon County High Bridge is a borough in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States. ... Holland Township highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... Kingwood Township highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... Lambertville highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... Map of Lebanon Township in Hunterdon County Lebanon Township is a Township located at the northernmost point of Hunterdon County, New Jersey. ... Map of Milford in Hunterdon County Milford is a Borough located in western Hunterdon County, New Jersey. ... Raritan Township highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... Map of Readington Township in Hunterdon County Readington Township is a Township located in the easternmost portion of Hunterdon County, New Jersey. ... Whitehouse Station is a census-designated place located in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. ... Stockton highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... Tewksbury Township highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... Union Township highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... highlighted in Hunterdon County. ... Ringoes is an unincorporated area located within Raritan Township, in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. ...

Points of interest

The Hunterdon County Arboretum (73 acres) is an arboretum located at 1020 Route 31 in Lebanon, New Jersey. ... Map of Clinton in Hunterdon County The Red Mill in Clinton Clinton is a Town in Hunterdon County, New Jersey on the South Branch of the Raritan River. ...

Notable residents

John Joseph Cust III (born January 16, 1979 in Flemington, New Jersey), is a Major League Baseball player who plays with the Oakland Athletics. ... Troy Edward Glaus (born August 3, 1976 in Tarzana, California) is a Major League Baseball player who plays third base for the Toronto Blue Jays. ... William Kirkpatrick (November 7, 1769 - September 2, 1832) was a United States Representative from New York. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... James Wilson Marshall (October 8, 1810 - August 10, 1885) was an American carpenter and sawmill operator, whose discovery of gold in the American River in California in January 1848 set the stage for the California Gold Rush. ... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ... Sutters Mill in 1850. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Year 1848 (MDCCCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Gary Vaynerchuk is the Director of Operations at the Wine Library. ... Joseph Charles John Joe Piscopo (born June 17, 1951) is a CableACE Award-winning American comedian known for his work on Saturday Night Live. ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 90-minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City which has been broadcast live by NBC on Saturday nights since October 11, 1975. ...

References

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External links

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Municipalities of Hunterdon County, New Jersey
(County seat: Flemington)
Boroughs Bloomsbury | Califon | Flemington | Frenchtown | Glen Gardner | Hampton | High Bridge | Lebanon | Milford | Stockton
City Lambertville
Town Clinton
Townships Alexandria | Bethlehem | Clinton | Delaware | East Amwell | Franklin | Holland | Kingwood | Lebanon | Raritan | Readington | Tewksbury | Union | West Amwell
CDPs and
communities
Annandale | Raven Rock | Ringoes | White House Station

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Hunterdon County, New Jersey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (839 words)
Hunterdon County is represented exclusively by Republican Freeholders and the majority of township committee seats are held by Republicans.
Hunterdon County's median income for a household was $79,888, which makes it the fourth highest county in the country based on median household income.
As of 2006, Hunterdon County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Nancy I. Palladino, Marcia A. Karrow, George B. Melick, George D. Muller and Erik Peterson.
Union Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (714 words)
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).
The 23rd legislative district of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Leonard Lance (R, Flemington) and in the Assembly by Michael J. Doherty (R, Oxford) and Marcia A. Karrow (R, Raritan Township).
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