Wantage Township, New Jersey


Wantage Township, New Jersey

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Wantage Township, New Jersey
settlement_type = Township
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map_caption = Map of Wantage Township in Sussex County. Inset: Location of Sussex County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = New Jersey
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Sussex
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government_type = Township (New Jersey)
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unit_pref = Imperial
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area_total_km2 = 174.9
area_land_km2 = 173.8
area_water_km2 = 1.1
area_total_sq_mi = 67.5
area_land_sq_mi = 67.1
area_water_sq_mi = 0.4

population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 10387
population_density_km2 = 59.8
population_density_sq_mi = 154.8

timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
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elevation_m = 191
elevation_ft = 627
latd = 41 |latm = 14 |lats = 24 |latNS = N
longd = 74 |longm = 37 |longs = 47 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 07461
area_code = 973
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 34-76790GR|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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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.

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.

Demographics

USCensusPop
1930=2075
1940=2376
1950=2543
1960=3308
1970=4329
1980=7268
1990=9487
2000=10387
estimate= 11566
estyear=2006
estref= [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFPopulation?_event=Search&geo_id=16000US3481890&_geoContext=01000US%7C04000US34%7C16000US3481890&_street=&_county=wantage&_cityTown=wantage&_state=04000US34&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=geoSelect&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=160&_submenuId=population_0&ds_name=null&_ci_nbr=null&qr_name=null&reg=null%3Anull&_keyword=&_industry= Census data for Wantage township] , United States Census Bureau. Accessed October 9, 2007.]
footnote=Population 1930 - 1990. [ [http://www.wnjpin.net/OneStopCareerCenter/LaborMarketInformation/lmi01/poptrd6.htm New 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 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.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $58,440, and the median income for a family was $65,339. Males had a median income of $42,697 versus $30,160 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,488. About 4.2% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Local government

Wantage Township is governed under the Township form of government with a three-member Township Committee. The Township Committee is elected directly by the voters in partisan elections to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with one seat 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. 110.] At an annual reorganization meeting, the Township Committee selects one of its members to serve as Mayor and another as Deputy Mayor.

Members of the Wantage Township Committee are MayorParker Space (R, term ends December 31, 2009), Deputy Mayor William DeBoer(R, 2008) and Clara Nuss (R, 2010). [ [http://www.wantagetwp.com/municipal/towncouncil.shtml Wantage Township Mayor and Committee] , Wantage Township. Accessed October 9, 2007.]

Federal, state and county representation

Wantage Township is in the Fifth Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 24th 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

Public school students in Kindergarten through eighth grade attend the school of the Sussex-Wantage Regional School District, together with children from Sussex Borough.The three schools in the district are the [http://www.swregional.org/lawrence/ Clifton E. Lawrence School] in Wantage (527 students in grades Kingergarten to 2), [http://www.swregional.org/wantage/ Wantage Elementary School] in Sussex (553 students in grades 3 - 5) and [http://www.swregional.org/sussexms/ Sussex Middle School] in Sussex (638 students in grades 6-8).

For grades 9 - 12, public school students attend High Point Regional High School, located in Sussex. Attending the school are students from Branchville, Frankford Township, Lafayette Township, Sussex Borough and from Wantage Township. [ [http://www.hpregional.org/hpindexv4res1000.htm School Info] , High Point Regional High School. Accessed May 26, 2008. "High Point Regional High School is located in rural Sussex County, New Jersey, where approximately 1,300 students attend from the five municipalities of Branchville, Frankford, Lafayette, Sussex and Wantage."]

Transportation

Route 23 and Route 284 both pass through the township. Route 284 connects to NY 284, providing access to US 6. Sussex Airport, a small general aviation airport, is located in Wantage Township.

References

External links

* [http://www.wantagetwp.com/ Wantage Township website]
* [http://www.swregional.org/ Sussex-Wantage Regional School District]
*NJReportCard|37|5100|0|Sussex-Wantage Regional School District
* [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_list.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3415960 Data for the Sussex-Wantage Regional School District] , National Center for Education Statistics
* [http://www.hpregional.org/ High Point Regional High School]


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