Washington Township, Warren County, New Jersey

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Washington Township is a Township in Warren County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 6,248. It is part of the eastern most region of the Lehigh Valley. It is one of six municipalities in New Jersey under the name Washington (one of which is a borough, five of which are townships). In fact, Washington Township, Warren county completely surrounds the borough of Washington. Mansfield Township, also in Warren County, borders both this municipality and an unrelated township in Morris County also known as Washington Township.

Washington Township was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 9, 1849, from portions of Mansfield Township. Portions of the township were taken on February 20, 1868, to create Washington Borough.[6]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 17.6 square miles (45.6 km²), of which, 17.6 square miles (45.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.11%) is water.

The Borough of Washington is an independent incorporated area located within and surrounded by Washington Township.

Brass Castle is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Washington Township. Port Colden is another unincorporated community. Both are parts of Washington Township.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 6,248 people, 2,099 households, and 1,740 families residing in the township. The population density was 355.5 people per square mile (137.2/km²). There were 2,174 housing units at an average density of 123.7/sq mi (47.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.98% White, 1.71% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.94% Asian, 0.50% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.16% of the population.

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