Kingwood Township, New Jersey

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Kingwood Township is a Township in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States on the Hunterdon Plateau. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 3,782.

Kingwood Township is one of the westernmost townships of Hunterdon County. Kingwood was originally established around 1749 when it was created from Bethlehem Township, though the exact details are uncertain. Kingwood was incorporated as one of New Jersey's initial 104 townships by Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Portions of the township were taken to form Franklin Township on April 7, 1845. Frenchtown borough acquired portions of the township in 1876.[8]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.8 square miles (92.7 km²), of which, 35.2 square miles (91.2 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²) of it (1.65%) is water.

History

Kingwood Township is famous for the local captain who rounded up the boats for George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River during the American Revolutionary War.

Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 3,782 people, 1,340 households, and 1,042 families residing in the township. The population density was 107.4 people per square mile (41.4/km²). There were 1,422 housing units at an average density of 40.4/sq mi (15.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.62% White, 0.61% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.85% of the population.

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