Upper Freehold Township, New Jersey

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Upper Freehold Township is a Township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 4,282.

Upper Freehold Township dates back to 1731, when it was formed from portions of Freehold Township. It was formally incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Over the years, portions of the township have been taken to form Millstone Township (February 28, 1844), Jackson Township (March 6, 1844) and Allentown (January 20, 1889).[6]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 47.1 square miles (122.1 km2), of which, 46.9 square miles (121.4 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km2) of it (0.57%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 4,282 people, 1,437 households, and 1,198 families residing in the township. The population density was 91.4 people per square mile (35.3/km2). There were 1,501 housing units at an average density of 32.0/sq mi (12.4/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 94.70% White, 1.05% African American, 0.14% Native American, 1.40% Asian, 0.84% from other races, and 1.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.53% of the population.

There were 1,437 households out of which 42.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.7% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.6% were non-families. 11.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.24.

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