West Amwell Township, New Jersey

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West Amwell Township is a Township in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 2,383.

West Amwell Township was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 6, 1846, when Amwell Township was split, also creating East Amwell Township at the same time. Portions of the township were taken to form Lambertville town on March 1, 1849.[8]

The Delaware Native Americans had a path through the woods from Lambertville through Mount Airy, Ringoes and Reaville to Newark upon which the Old York Road was subsequently laid.[9]

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Geography

The northern areas of West Amwell are in Amwell Valley, while the southern sections are in The Sourlands region.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 21.9 square miles (56.7 km²), of which, 21.7 square miles (56.3 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (0.82%) is water.

The Delaware River separates West Amwell from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 2,383 people, 949 households, and 696 families residing in the township. The population density was 109.7 people per square mile (42.4/km²). There were 984 housing units at an average density of 45.3/sq mi (17.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.07% White, 0.63% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.71% Asian, 0.04% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population.

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