Wharton, New Jersey

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Wharton is a Borough in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 6,298.

What is now Wharton was originally incorporated as the borough of Port Oram by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on June 26, 1895, from portions of Randolph Township and Rockaway Township, subject to the results of a referendum passed on the previous day. The name was changed to Wharton as of April 16, 1902, based on a referendum held that day.[7]

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Geography

Wharton is located at 40°53′53″N 74°34′49″W / 40.898098°N 74.580151°W / 40.898098; -74.580151 (40.898098, -74.580151).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2) of it (1.36%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 6,298 people, 2,328 households, and 1,599 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,882.4 people per square mile (1,110.4/km2). There were 2,394 housing units at an average density of 1,095.6/sq mi (422.1/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 82.09% White, 4.40% African American, 0.44% Native American, 3.14% Asian, 7.21% from other races, and 2.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.21% of the population.

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