Alexandria Township, New Jersey

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Alexandria Township is a Township in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 4,698.

Alexandria was formed by Royal Charter on March 5, 1765, from portions of Bethlehem Township, and was incorporated as one of New Jersey's initial 104 townships by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Portions of the township were taken to form Frenchtown (April 4, 1867), Holland Township (April 13, 1874, restored to Alexandria on March 4, 1878, recreated on March 11, 1879) and Milford (April 15, 1911).[7]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 27.6 square miles (71.6 km²), of which, 27.5 square miles (71.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.36%) is water.

Alexandria Township shares the Delaware River as its border with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 4,698 people, 1,535 households, and 1,290 families residing in the township. The population density was 170.6 people per square mile (65.9/km²). There were 1,598 housing units at an average density of 58.0/sq mi (22.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.02% White, 0.79% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.72% of the population.

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