Lafayette Township, New Jersey

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Lafayette Township is a Township located in the Skylands Region of Sussex County, New Jersey. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 2,300.

Lafayette was formed as a Township based on an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 14, 1845, from part of Frankford Township and Newton Township, based on the results of a referendum held that same day.[6] The Township was named after the Marquis de Lafayette (1757–1834), the French general and statesman who served in the Continental Army (1777–81) during the American Revolutionary War.[7]

It is crossed by Route 15 and Route 94.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 18.1 square miles (46.8 km2), of which, 18.0 square miles (46.7 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2) of it (0.17%) is water. .3

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,300 people, 771 households, and 647 families residing in the township. The population density was 127.6 people per square mile (49.3/km2). There were 799 housing units at an average density of 44.3/sq mi (17.1/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 97.04% White, 1.04% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.78% Asian, 0.35% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.35% of the population.

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