Mansfield Township, Warren County, New Jersey

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Mansfield Township is a township in Warren County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 6,653. The township was created in 1754 out of Greenwich Township and was named after William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield.[6] The township is part of the eastern region of the Lehigh Valley.

Mansfield Township was formed from portions of Greenwich Township, while the area was still part of Sussex County, and was incorporated as one of New Jersey's initial group of 104 townships by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Mansfield Township became part of the newly-formed Warren County on November 20, 1824. Portions of the township were taken to form Franklin Township (April 8, 1839) and Washington Township (April 9, 1849).[7]

Beattystown is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Mansfield Township.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 29.9 square miles (77.5 km²), of which, 29.9 square miles (77.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.07%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 6,653 people, 2,334 households, and 1,750 families residing in the township. The population density was 222.3 people per square mile (85.9/km²). There were 2,415 housing units at an average density of 80.7/sq mi (31.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 90.91% White, 4.51% African American, 0.24% Native American, 1.22% Asian, 1.59% from other races, and 1.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.37% of the population.

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