Independence Township, New Jersey

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Independence Township is a Township in Warren County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 5,603. The township is part of the eastern region of the Lehigh Valley.

Independence Township was originally created from Hardwick Township, while the area was still part of Sussex County. Hardwick Township was incorporated as one of the state's initial group of 104 townships by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Most of Independence Township became part of the newly-created Warren County on November 20, 1824, with the remainder becoming part of Green Township in Sussex County. Portions of the township were taken to form Hackettstown (March 9, 1853) and Allamuchy Township (April 4, 1873).[6]

Great Meadows-Vienna (2000 Census population of 1,264) is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Independence Township.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 19.9 square miles (51.5 km²), of which, 19.8 square miles (51.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.25%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 5,603 people, 2,146 households, and 1,489 families residing in the township. The population density was 282.4 people per square mile (109.0/km²). There were 2,210 housing units at an average density of 111.4/sq mi (43.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.98% White, 1.16% African American, 0.05% Native American, 1.73% Asian, 0.79% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.77% of the population.

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