White Township, New Jersey

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White Township is a Township in Warren County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 4,245. It is part of the eastern most region of the Lehigh Valley.

White Township was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 9, 1913, from portions of Oxford Township, based on the results of a referendum held on May 1, 1913, making it the second youngest township in the county.[6][7]. The township was named after Alexander White, who came to the area on an unknown date sometime before 1760 and built a stone mansion called "The White House" near a place called Roxburg.[8]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 27.8 square miles (71.9 km²), of which, 27.4 square miles (70.9 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it (1.37%) is water. The township is located in the Kittatinny Valley which is a section of the 700 mile long Great Appalachian Valley that stretches from Canada to Alabama.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 4,245 people, 1,668 households, and 1,179 families residing in the township. The population density was 155.1 people per square mile (59.9/km²). There were 1,770 housing units at an average density of 64.7/sq mi (25.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.35% White, 1.20% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.12% of the population.

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