Hampton Township, New Jersey

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Hampton Township is a Township in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 4,943.

Crandon Lakes (2000 Census population of 1,150) is a census-designated place and unincorporated area split between Hampton Township and Stillwater Township.

Formed from portions of Newton Township on March 10, 1864, Hampton Township is named for Jonathan Hampton, who donated land to the Episcopal Church of Newton, New Jersey. State legislator Robert Hamilton, an Episcopalian, appreciated Hampton's act, and gave the township its name.[5]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 25.3 square miles (65.6 km²), of which, 24.6 square miles (63.8 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²) of it (2.73%) is water. The township is located in the Kittatinny Valley which is a section of the 700 mile long Great Appalachian Valley that stretches from Canada to Alabama.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there are 4,943 people, 1,857 households, and 1,413 families residing in the township. The population density is 200.7 people per square mile (77.5/km²). There are 2,026 housing units at an average density of 82.3/sq mi (31.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township is 97.29% White, 0.97% African American, 0.02% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. 1.90% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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