Boonton Township, New Jersey

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Boonton Township is a Township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 4,287.

Boonton Township was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 11, 1867, from portions of Pequannock Township. The borough of Mountain Lakes was formed from portions of the township on March 3, 1924.[7]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 8.6 square miles (22.2 km²), of which, 8.4 square miles (21.8 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (1.86%) is water.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 4,287 people, 1,476 households, and 1,157 families residing in the township. The population density was 508.9 people per square mile (196.6/km²). There were 1,510 housing units at an average density of 179.2/sq mi (69.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 93.00% White, 1.19% African American, 0.05% Native American, 4.08% Asian, 0.63% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.15% of the population.

There were 1,476 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.1% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.6% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males.

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