Millstone Township, New Jersey


Millstone Township, New Jersey
Millstone Township, New Jersey
—  Township  —
Map of Millstone Township in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Millstone Township, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°12′34″N 74°26′15″W / 40.20944°N 74.4375°W / 40.20944; -74.4375Coordinates: 40°12′34″N 74°26′15″W / 40.20944°N 74.4375°W / 40.20944; -74.4375
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Monmouth
Incorporated February 28, 1844
Government[1]
 – Type Township (New Jersey)
 – Mayor Nancy A. Grbelja
Area
 – Total 37.2 sq mi (96.3 km2)
 – Land 36.8 sq mi (95.2 km2)
 – Water 0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
Elevation[2] 331 ft (101 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 – Total 10,566
 – Density 284.2/sq mi (109.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08510 - Clarksburg
08535 - Perrineville
Area code(s) 732 and 609
FIPS code 34-46560[4][5]
GNIS feature ID 0882115[6]
Website http://www.millstone.nj.us

Millstone Township is a township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township population was 10,566.[3]

Clarksburg is a post office (ZIP code 08510) and unincorporated area within Millstone Township.

Millstone was formed as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 28, 1844, from portions of Freehold Township and Upper Freehold Township, as well as part of Monroe Township in Middlesex County. The portions taken from Monroe Township were relinquished in 1845. On May 29, 1937, portions of the township were taken to form the borough of Jersey Homesteads (now Roosevelt).[7]

Contents

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 37.2 square miles (96 km2), of which 36.8 square miles (95 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), or 1.13%, is water.

One of the entrances to Six Flags Great Adventure is in Millstone, although the park itself is entirely within Jackson Township.

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1930 1,428
1940 1,466 * 2.7%
1950 2,100 43.2%
1960 2,550 21.4%
1970 2,535 −0.6%
1980 3,926 54.9%
1990 5,069 29.1%
2000 8,970 77.0%
2010 10,566 17.8%
* lost territory
Population 1930 - 1990.[8]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 8,970 people, 2,708 households, and 2,426 families residing in the township. The population density was 244.0 people per square mile (94.2/km2). There were 2,797 housing units at an average density of 76.1 per square mile (29.4/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 97.83% White, 1.05% African American, 0.10% Native American, 1.43% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.51% of the population.

There were 2,708 households out of which 52.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 81.4% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 10.4% were non-families. 7.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.28 and the average family size was 3.46.

In the township the population was spread out with 32.8% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 6.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $104,561, and the median income for a family was $106,116. Males had a median income of $74,333 versus $50,036 for females. The per capita income for the township was $58,285. About 3.8% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.0% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Local government

Millstone is governed under the Township form of New Jersey municipal government. The government consists of five members elected at large in partisan elections (each November) to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with one or two seats coming up for election each year.[1] At an annual reorganization meeting, the council selects one of its members to serves as mayor and another as deputy mayor.

The Township Committee is Millstone's legislative body. It sets policies, approves budgets, determines municipal tax rates, and passes resolutions and ordinances to govern the town. The Committee also appoints citizen volunteers to advisory boards, the Zoning Board of Adjustment, committees, and commissions. The Committee may investigate the conduct of any department, officer or agency of the municipal government. They have full power of subpoena permitted by Statute.[9]

The current Millstone Township Committee consists of Mayor Nancy A. Grbelja (2012), Deputy Mayor Bob Kinsey (2010), Gary Dorfman (2012), Mike Kuczinski (2011) and Fiore Masci (2011).[10]

Federal, state and county representation

Millstone Township is in the 4th Congressional district. New Jersey's Fourth Congressional District is represented by Christopher Smith (R). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Frank Lautenberg (D, Cliffside Park) and Bob Menendez (D, Hoboken).

Millstone Township is in the 12th legislative district of the New Jersey Legislature, which is represented in the New Jersey Senate by Jennifer Beck (R, Red Bank) and in the New Jersey General Assembly by Caroline Casagrande (R, Colts Neck Township) and Declan O'Scanlon (R, Little Silver).[11]

Monmouth County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders consisting of five members who are elected at-large to serve three year terms of office on a staggered basis, with one or two seats up for election each year. [12] As of 2011, Monmouth County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Robert D. Clifton (R, Matawan; term ends December 31, 2013)[13], Freeholder Deputy Director John P. Curley (R, Red Bank; 2012)[14], Thomas A. Arnone (R, Neptune City; 2013), Lillian G. Burry (R, Colts Neck Township; 2011)[15] and Amy A. Mallet (D, Fair Haven, 2011).[16][17][18]

Education

The Millstone Township Schools serve public school students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Schools in the district (with 2005-06 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[19]) are Millstone Township Elementary School (grades K-4, 891 students) and Millstone Township Middle School (grades 5-8, 840 students).

Public school students in grades 9 - 12 attend Allentown High School in Allentown, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Upper Freehold Regional School District.[20]

Municipalities

Police

There is no local police department. Millstone Township is patrolled by the New Jersey State Police.

EMS

Millstone Township provides EMS and emergency care with an all-volunteer squad.

Fire

The local fire department consists of 10 career firefighters that provide fire protection and EMS care between the hours of 6 am and 6 pm. Volunteer firefighters cover from 6 pm to 6 am.

Transportation

CR 571, CR 524, CR 526, CR 527 and CR 537 pass through Millstone. CR 539 also passes through the township, but there are no intersections prior to it entering Robbinsville Township/Upper Freehold on the south and East Windsor on the north. A small portion of Route 33 passes through the northern tip of Millstone prior to entering Manalapan and Monroe Township.

Interstate 195 passes through the southern part of Millstone, before connecting to Upper Freehold and Jackson Township. Half an interchange is located in Millstone (Exit 16 for CR 537) with the other half in Jackson.

The New Jersey Turnpike (also known as Interstate 95) is over the line in neighboring Robbinsville Township (Exit 7A), East Windsor Township (Exit 8) and Monroe Township (Exit 8A).

Notable residents

Notable current and former residents of Millstone Township include:

References

  1. ^ a b 2005 New Jersey Legislative District Data Book, Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, April 2005, p. 63.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Township of Millstone, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed January 4, 2008.
  3. ^ a b "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Millstone township, Monmouth County, New Jersey". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. http://factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved September 1, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ A Cure for the Common Codes: New Jersey, Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed July 14, 2008.
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968", John P. Snyder, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 182.
  8. ^ New Jersey Resident Population by Municipality: 1930 - 1990, Workforce New Jersey Public Information Network. Accessed March 1, 2007.
  9. ^ Millstone Township Committee, Millstone Township. Accessed January 30, 2007.
  10. ^ Mayor & Committee, Millstone Township. Accessed May 17, 2008.
  11. ^ "Legislative Roster: 2010-2011 Session". New Jersey Legislature. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/roster.asp. Retrieved 2010-02-08. 
  12. ^ Monmouth County Government, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Accessed January 5, 2011.
  13. ^ Freeholder Director Robert D. Clifton, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Accessed January 7, 2011.
  14. ^ Deputy Director Freeholder John P. Curley, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Accessed January 7, 2011.
  15. ^ Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Accessed January 7, 2011.
  16. ^ Freeholder Amy A. Mallet, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Accessed January 7, 2011.
  17. ^ Board of Chosen Freeholders, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Accessed January 7, 2011.
  18. ^ Rizzo, Nina. "Monmouth County freeholders sworn into office", Asbury Park Press, January 6, 2011. Accessed January 7, 2011.
  19. ^ Data for the Millstone Township Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed May 17, 2008.
  20. ^ Upper Freehold Regional School District 2007 School Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed February 17, 2008. "The Upper Freehold Regional School District provides children with a comprehensive learning environment in a nurturing and personalized setting. The district serves students PreK - 12 students from Allentown Borough, Upper Freehold Township, and students in grades 9 - 12 residing in Millstone Township."
  21. ^ Jordan, Chris. "Hip-hop benefit to go on minus state backing", Home News Tribune, May 15, 2002. Accessed February 2, 2011. "I'm here to show that whether it's being supported or funded Im still here with my own time and my own dime for these young brothers and young sisters to get a chance to know that they got to read and they got to study said RZA also known as Robert Diggs of Millstone Township".
  22. ^ " BASKETBALL; Amityville Prep Star Shares Award", The New York Times, March 25, 2004. Accessed July 23, 2008. "J. R. Smith, a 6-6 guard from Clarksburg, N.J., scored 16 points to win the East's most valuable player award."
  23. ^ Staff. "DARRIN A. WINSTON, 42, of Clarksburg in MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP", Asbury Park Press, August 17, 2008. Accessed September 4, 2008. "DARRIN A. WINSTON, 42, of Clarksburg in MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, passed away Friday, Aug. 15, at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Born in Passaic, he lived in Edison before moving to Millstone Township 10 years ago."

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