Wantage Township, New Jersey

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Wantage Township is a Township in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 10,387.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 67.5 square miles (174.9 km2), of which, 67.1 square miles (173.8 km2) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km2) of it (0.62%) is water. The township is located in the Kittatinny Valley which is a section of the 700 mile long Great Appalachian Valley that stretches from Canada to Alabama.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 10,387 people, 3,441 households, and 2,856 families residing in the township. The population density was 154.8 people per square mile (59.8/km2). There were 3,663 housing units at an average density of 54.6/sq mi (21.1/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 97.10% White, 0.65% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.89% of the population.

There were 3,441 households out of which 43.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.5% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.0% were non-families. 13.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.33.

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