Montague Township, New Jersey

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Montague Township is a Township in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 3,412.

Montague Township was supposedly named after the George Montagu, 4th Duke of Manchester, as suggested by King George II, who approved the royal patent on March 26, 1759.[4] Montague was incorporated as one of New Jersey's initial group of 104 townships by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798.[5]

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Geography

Montague Township contains both the northernmost point and highest elevation (1803 ft/550 m) in New Jersey. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 45.3 square miles (117.4 km²), of which, 44.0 square miles (114.0 km²) of it is land and 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²) of it (2.93%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,412 people, 1,286 households, and 910 families residing in the township. The population density was 77.5 people per square mile (29.9/km²). There were 1,588 housing units at an average density of 36.1/sq mi (13.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.25% White, 1.79% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 1.08% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.28% of the population.

There were 1,286 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.14.

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