Kinnelon, New Jersey

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Kinnelon is a Borough in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 9,365. It is a low density, suburban community, with many parks and trails.

Kinnelon was formed as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 20, 1922, from portions of Pequannock Township, based on the results of a referendum passed on March 21, 1922.[7]



Kinnelon is located at 40°59′28″N 74°22′19″W / 40.991069°N 74.372051°W / 40.991069; -74.372051 (40.991069, -74.372051).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 18.8 square miles (48.7 km2), of which, 17.9 square miles (46.3 km2) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.4 km2) of it (4.94%) is water.

The borough is home to Silas Condict County Park as well as sections of Pyramid Mountain County Park. Its largest lake is Lake Kinnelon, which is within Smoke Rise, a private gated community. The Fayson Lakes area of Kinnelon was developed as a vacation resort. Tripod Rock is located in Kinnelon's Pyramid Mountain Natural Historical Area.

Splitrock Reservoir is 625 acres (2.53 km2) of wilderness located in northern New Jersey on the borders of Kinnelon and Rockaway Township.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 9,365 people, 3,062 households, and 2,685 families residing in the borough. The population density was 523.5 people per square mile (202.1/km2). There were 3,123 housing units at an average density of 174.6/sq mi (67.4/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.60% White, 0.58% African American, 0.04% Native American, 2.84% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.33% of the population.

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