Liberty Township, New Jersey

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Liberty Township is a Township in Warren County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 2,765. It is part of the eastern region of the Lehigh Valley.

Liberty Township was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 26, 1926, from portions of Hope Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April 30, 1926.[6]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 12.0 square miles (31.1 km²), of which, 11.8 square miles (30.6 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (1.75%) is water (most of which is Mountain Lake).

Great Meadows is an area within Liberty Township. The Great Meadows-Vienna census-designated place straddles both Liberty Township and Independence Township.

Mountain Lake is over 12,000 years old and is Warren County's largest, natural, glacial lake. Mountain Lake also has an area of 122 acres (0.49 km2), maximum depth of 38 feet (12 m) and an average depth of 17 feet (5.2 m). The Mountain Lake Community Association (MLCA) oversees the Mountain Lake Watershed and helps to maintain Mt. Lake's natural habitat. South of Mt. Lake is High Rock where many visitors enjoy to go for hiking and a view of the lake and surrounding areas, including the Delaware Water Gap.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,765 people, 980 households, and 750 families residing in the township. The population density was 234.3 people per square mile (90.5/km²). There were 1,088 housing units at an average density of 92.2/sq mi (35.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.40% White, 0.36% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.54% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.68% of the population.

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