Pohatcong Township, New Jersey

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Pohatcong Township is a Township in Warren County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 3,416. It is part of the eastern most region of the Lehigh Valley.

Pohatcong Township was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on January 1, 1882, from portions of Greenwich Township. Portions of the township were taken to form Alpha, on April 27, 1911.[5]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 13.6 square miles (35.2 km²), of which, 13.3 square miles (34.5 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (2.06%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,416 people, 1,341 households, and 989 families residing in the township. The population density was 256.3 people per square mile (98.9/km²). There were 1,411 housing units at an average density of 105.9/sq mi (40.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.01% White, 0.44% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.64% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.02% of the population.

There were 1,341 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.1 males.

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