Victory Gardens, New Jersey

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Victory Gardens is a Borough in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 1,546.

Victory Gardens was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on June 20, 1951, from portions of Randolph Township, subject to the results of a referendum passed on September 18, 1951.[7]

The borough is named for the victory gardens planted at private residences during World War II. As of the 2000 Census, Victory Gardens is Morris County's smallest municipality, measured both by size and population, and its most densely populated. The origins of the borough began in 1941, when the federal government acquired 91 acres (370,000 m2) in Randolph Township as the site of a 300-unit housing project for war industry employees. The federal government paid for all infrastructure. Streets are named for United States Presidents.[8]

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Geography

Victory Gardens is located at 40°52′32″N 74°32′40″W / 40.875432°N 74.544473°W / 40.875432; -74.544473 (40.875432, -74.544473).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.4 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,546 people, 564 households, and 381 families residing in the borough. The population density was 10,582.6 people per square mile (3,979.4/km2). There were 588 housing units at an average density of 4,025.0/sq mi (1,513.5/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 51.36% White, 21.41% African American, 0.06% Native American, 5.43% Asian, 15.27% from other races, and 6.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 50.65% of the population.

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