Clinton Township, New Jersey

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Clinton Township is a Township in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 12,957.

Clinton Township was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 12, 1841, from portions of Lebanon Township, based on the results of a referendum held that same day. Portions of the township have been take to form Clinton town (April 5, 1865, within the township; became independent in 1895), High Bridge township (March 29, 1871) and Lebanon borough (March 26, 1926).[7]

Annandale is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Clinton Township.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 33.9 square miles (87.9 km²), of which, 30.0 square miles (77.7 km²) of it is land and 3.9 square miles (10.2 km²) of it (11.58%) is water.

Cushetunk Mountain is a ring-shaped mountain located in Readington Township and Clinton Township. Once an active volcano, the diabase mountain was formed 160 million years ago.[8] The Lenape called the mountain "Cushetunk" meaning "place of hogs" after the wild hogs found there.[9] In the 1960s, the valley was filled with water to create Round Valley Reservoir.

Also, Lebanon is an independent municipality located entirely within the township.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 12,957 people, 4,129 households, and 3,253 families residing in the township. The population density was 431.9 people per square mile (166.8/km²). There were 4,234 housing units at an average density of 141.1/sq mi (54.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 87.71% White, 6.96% African American, 0.20% Native American, 2.35% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.59% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.91% of the population.

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