Victory Gardens, New Jersey


Victory Gardens, New Jersey

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Victory Gardens, New Jersey
settlement_type = Borough
nickname =
motto =



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mapsize = 250 px
map_caption = Victory Gardens highlighted in Morris County. Inset



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map_caption1 = Census Bureau map of Victory Gardens, New Jersey

subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = New Jersey
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Morris
government_footnotes =
government_type = Borough (New Jersey)
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Betty Simmons (R, 2008)
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established_title = Incorporated
established_date = September 18, 1951

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area_total_km2 = 0.4
area_land_km2 = 0.4
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 0.1
area_land_sq_mi = 0.1
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0

population_as_of = 2006
population_footnotes =
population_total = 1523
population_density_km2 = 4086.0
population_density_sq_mi = 10582.7

timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_footnotes = [Gnis|885427|Borough of Victory Gardens, Geographic Names Information System, accessed January 4, 2008.]
elevation_m = 197
elevation_ft = 646
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longd = 74 |longm = 32 |longs = 39 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 07801 - Dover
area_code = 973
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 34-75890GR|2 [ [http://mcdc2.missouri.edu/webrepts/commoncodes/ccc_nj.html A Cure for the Common Codes: New Jersey] , Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed July 14, 2008.]
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Victory Gardens is a Borough in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 1,546.

Victory Gardens was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on June 20, 1951, from portions of Randolph Township, subject to the results of a referendum passed on September 18, 1951."The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968", John P. Snyder, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 197.]

The borough is named for the victory gardens planted at private residences during World War II. As of the 2000 Census, Victory Gardens is Morris County's smallest municipality, measured both by size and population, and its most densely populated. The origins of the borough began in 1941, when the federal government acquired 91 acres in Randolph Township as the site of a 300-unit housing project for war industry employees. The federal government paid for all infrastructure. Streets are named for United States Presidents. [ [http://www.co.morris.nj.us/generalHTML/DB39_Profiles_VictoryGardensBorough.pdf Victory Gardens profile] , Morris County, New Jersey, accessed April 17, 2007.]

Geography

Victory Gardens is located at coor dms|40|52|32|N|74|32|40|W|city (40.875432, -74.544473)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

USCensusPop
1960=1085
1970=1027
1980=1043
1990=1314
2000=1546
estimate= 1523
estyear=2006
estref= [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFPopulation?_event=Search&_name=victory+gardens&_state=04000US34&_county=victory+gardens&_cityTown=victory+gardens&_zip=&_sse=on&_lang=en&pctxt=fph Census data for Victory Gardens borough] , United States Census Bureau. Accessed August 29, 2007.]
footnote=Population 1930 - 1990. [ [http://www.wnjpin.net/OneStopCareerCenter/LaborMarketInformation/lmi01/poptrd6.htm Jersey Resident Population by Municipality: 1930 - 1990] , Workforce New Jersey Public Information Network. Accessed March 1, 2007.]
As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 1,546 people, 564 households, and 381 families residing in the borough. The population density was 10,582.6 people per square mile (3,979.4/km²). There were 588 housing units at an average density of 4,025.0/sq mi (1,513.5/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 51.36% White, 21.41% African American, 0.06% Native American, 5.43% Asian, 15.27% from other races, and 6.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 50.65% of the population.

15.27% of Victory Gardens residents identified themselves as being of Colombian ancestry in the 2000 Census, the highest percentage of the population of any municipality in the United States. [ [http://www.epodunk.com/ancestry/Colombian.html Colmbian Communities] , Epodunk, accessed August 23, 2006.]

There were 564 households out of which 39.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.3% were married couples living together, 17.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the borough the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 39.3% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 5.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.3 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $44,375, and the median income for a family was $43,594. Males had a median income of $32,841 versus $24,875 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $20,616. About 8.9% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.4% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Local government

Victory Gardens is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The government consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at large. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year."2005 New Jersey Legislative District Data Book", Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, April 2005, p. 8.]

The Mayor of Victory Gardens is Betty Simmons (R, term in office ends December 31, 2008). Members of the Borough Council are Vivian Anderson (D, 2010), Vera Cheatham (D, 2010), Ondria Garcia-Montes (D, 2009), Veronica Hedgepath (D, 2009), David Holeman (D, 2008) and Kresentia Morris (R, 2008). [ [http://www.morriscountyclerk.com/Manual2008-Final.pdf Morris County Manual 2008: Borough of Victory Gardens] , Morris County, New Jersey, p. 61. Accessed July 17, 2008.]

Federal, state and county representation

Victory Gardens is in the Eleventh Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 25th Legislative District. [ [http://www.lwvnj.org/pubs/CG06.pdf 2006 New Jersey Citizen's Guide to Government] , New Jersey League of Women Voters, p. 65. Accessed August 30, 2006.]

Education

Victory Gardens is a non-operating school district. Public school students in grades K - 12 in Victory Gardens attend the Dover School District in Dover as part of a sending/receiving relationship. [ [http://www.dailyrecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/99999999/LIVING06/706170311/1316/LIVING http://www.dailyrecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/99999999/LIVING06/706170311/1316/LIVING profile] , "Daily Record (Morristown)". Accessed July 17, 2008. "Students in grades K-12 attend Dover public schools."]

References

External links

* [http://www.dover-nj.net/ Dover School District]
*NJReportCard|27|1110|0|Dover School District
* [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_list.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3403930 Data for the Dover School District] , National Center for Education Statistics
* [http://www.dailyrecord.com Regional area newspaper]


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