Greenwich Township, Warren County, New Jersey

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Greenwich Township (pronounced GREEN-witch[7]) is a Township in Warren County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 4,365. The township is located in the far eastern region of the Lehigh Valley.

Greenwich Township has a long history passing through as part of most of Northwestern New Jersey's counties. The township was first mentioned in official documents on October 9, 1738, as a part of Hunterdon County. On March 15, 1739, it became part of the newly-formed Morris County. On January 22, 1750, portions of the township were taken to form Hardwick Township. On June 8, 1753, Sussex County was created, and Greenwich Township was shifted again. Portions of the township were taken on May 30, 1754, to form both Mansfield Township and Oxford Township. The township was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. It found its current home when Warren County was formed on November 20, 1824. On April 8, 1839, portions of the township were taken to create Franklin Township and Harmony Township. On March 7, 1851, Phillipsburg was created from parts of Greenwich, and Pohatcong Township went off on its own as of January 1, 1882.[8]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 10.6 square miles (27.3 km²), all of it land.

Stewartsville is an unincorporated community located within Greenwich Township.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 4,365 people, 1,421 households, and 1,223 families residing in the township. The population density was 413.6 people per square mile (159.7/km²). There were 1,477 housing units at an average density of 139.9/sq mi (54.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 93.26% White, 2.47% African American, 0.27% Native American, 2.22% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.57% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.80% of the population.

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