Lebanon Township, New Jersey

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Lebanon Township is a Township located at the northernmost point of Hunterdon County, New Jersey, USA. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 5,816.

Lebanon Township was first mentioned on October 26, 1731, as having been formed partly from the now-defunct Amwell Township, though the exact circumstances of its formation are unknown. Lebanon was incorporated as one of New Jersey's initial 104 townships by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Portions of the township have been take to form Tewksbury Township (March 11, 1755), Clinton Township (April 12, 1841), High Bridge borough (February 19, 1898), Junction borough (February 20, 1895, now known as Hampton borough), Califon borough (April 2, 1898) and Glen Gardner borough (March 26, 1919).[6]

Lebanon Township is the extreme northern township of Hunterdon County. It borders on both Warren and Morris Counties. When Lebanon Township was created in 1731, its original borders were from the Musconetcong River all the way down to Readington Township.[7]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 31.7 square miles (82.2 km²), of which, 31.7 square miles (82.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.13%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 5,816 people, 1,963 households, and 1,556 families residing in the township. The population density was 183.5 people per square mile (70.9/km²). There were 2,020 housing units at an average density of 63.7/sq mi (24.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.97% White, 0.81% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.93% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.72% of the population.

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