Mine Hill Township, New Jersey

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Mine Hill Township is a Township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 3,679.

Mine Hill Township is a residential community located in the northwest corner of Morris County. The Township and is easy to reach via the Midtown Direct line of New Jersey Transit, which is available in nearby Dover, Interstate 80, U.S. Route 46, and Route 10.

Mine Hill was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 2, 1923, from portions of Randolph Township, based on the results of a referendum held on May 8, 1923.[7]

Mining in Mine Hill dates back to the early 18th century, and the township had some of the richest sources of iron ore in the country. Mahlon Dickerson, who served New Jersey's 12th Governor, and his family owned the Dickerson Mine. It was the largest ore mine in the area, supplying much of the iron ore used during the American Revolutionary War. The last mine in the township closed in the late 1960s.[8]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km²), of which, 3.0 square miles (7.7 km²) of it is land and 0.33% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 3,679 people, 1,365 households, and 1,041 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,228.6 people per square mile (475.1/km²). There were 1,388 housing units at an average density of 463.5/sq mi (179.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 90.41% White, 3.42% African American, 0.11% Native American, 2.50% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 1.79% from other races, and 1.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.67% of the population.

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