Green Brook Township, New Jersey

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Green Brook Township is a township in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 5,654.

What is now Green Brook was originally created as North Plainfield Township on April 2, 1872, from portions of Warren Township. Portions of the township were taken to form North Plainfield borough (June 9, 1885) and Watchung (March 23, 1926). Green Brook was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on November 8, 1931, replacing North Plainfield Township, based on the results of a referendum held that same day.[6][7]

Most of Green Brook shares ZIP code 08812 with Dunellen.

The township's unofficial motto is "Small Enough to Know You, Large Enough to Get Things Done".[7]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 4.6 square miles (11.9 km²), all of it land. Green Brook is in Raritan Valley ( a line of cities in central NJ). Green Brook lies in the northern division of Raritan Valley along with North Plainfield.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 5,654 people, 1,893 households, and 1,508 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,234.7 people per square mile (476.6/km²). There were 1,916 housing units at an average density of 418.4/sq mi (161.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 88.43% White, 1.68% African American, 0.07% Native American, 7.99% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.71% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.09% of the population.

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