Mendham Township, New Jersey

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Mendham Township is an affluent township in Morris County, in the central portion of northern New Jersey, United States, located more than 30 miles due west of New York City. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 5,400. It has slowly become suburbanized.

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History

While New Jersey was an English colony, Mendham Township was formed as a township on March 29, 1749, from portions of Hanover Township, Morris Township, and Rockaway Township. Sites had been established by settlers from the early 18th century and villages named Ralston and Brookside.

After the American War of Independence, the township was incorporated under the same name by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Portions of the township were taken to create Randolph Township on January 1, 1806. The village of Mendham, adopted the newly created borough form of government on May 15, 1906 and withdrew from the governance of the township council.[7]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 17.9 square miles (46.6 km²), of which, 17.8 square miles (46.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.67%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 5,400 people, 1,788 households, and 1,539 families residing in the township. The population density was 302.4 people per square mile (116.7/km²). There were 1,849 housing units at an average density of 103.5/sq mi (40.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.91% White, 0.93% African American, 0.09% Native American, 2.02% Asian, 0.35% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.52% of the population.

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