Franklin Township, Warren County, New Jersey

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Franklin Township is a Township in Warren County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 2,768. The township is located in the far eastern region of the Lehigh Valley.

Franklin Township was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 8, 1839, from portions of Greenwich Township, Mansfield Township and Oxford Township.[6]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 24.0 square miles (62.2 km²), of which, 24.0 square miles (62.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.17%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,768 people, 972 households, and 750 families residing in the township. The population density was 115.4 people per square mile (44.5/km²). There were 1,019 housing units at an average density of 42.5/sq mi (16.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.04% White, 0.83% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.87% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.99% of the population.

There were 972 households out of which 39.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.6% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.8% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.28.

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