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Upper Freehold Township, New Jersey

Upper Freehold Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Upper Freehold
Entrance to the Horse Park of New Jersey
Entrance to the Horse Park of New Jersey
Map of Upper Freehold Township in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Upper Freehold Township in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Upper Freehold Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Upper Freehold Township, New Jersey
Coordinates: [1][2]
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Monmouth
Established 1731
Incorporated February 21, 1798
Government[3]
 • Type Township
 • Body Township Committee
 • Mayor Stanley Moslowski, Jr. (term ends December 31, 2015)[4][5]
 • Administrator Dianne Kelly[6]
 • Clerk Dana L. Tyler[7]
Area[1]
 • Total 47.235 sq mi (122.337 km2)
 • Land 46.419 sq mi (120.223 km2)
 • Water 0.816 sq mi (2.114 km2)  1.73%
Area rank 35th of 566 in state
3rd of 53 in county[1]
Elevation[8] 108 ft (33 m)
Population (2010 Census)[9][10][11]
 • Total 6,902
 • Estimate (2014)[12] 6,889
 • Rank 321st of 566 in state
25th of 53 in county[13]
 • Density 148.7/sq mi (57.4/km2)
 • Density rank 525th of 566 in state
53rd of 53 in county[13]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08501[14]
Area code(s) 609 exchanges: 208, 259, 752, 758[15]
FIPS code 3402574900[1][16][17]
GNIS feature ID 0882114[1][18]
Website .com.uftnjwww

Upper Freehold Township is a township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 6,902,[9][10][11] reflecting an increase of 2,620 (+61.2%) from the 4,282 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,005 (+30.7%) from the 3,277 counted in the 1990 Census.[19]

Upper Freehold Township dates back to 1731, when it was formed from portions of Freehold Township. It was formally incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Over the years, portions of the township have been taken to form Millstone Township (February 28, 1844), Jackson Township (March 6, 1844) and Allentown (January 20, 1889).[20] The name of the township derives from Freehold Township, which in turn comes from the word freehold, an English legal term describing fee simple property ownership.[21]

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Demographics 2
    • Census 2010 2.1
    • Census 2000 2.2
  • Parks and recreation 3
  • Government 4
    • Local government 4.1
    • Federal, state and county representation 4.2
    • Politics 4.3
  • Education 5
  • Transportation 6
  • Points of interest 7
  • Notable people 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 47.235 square miles (122.337 km2), including 46.419 square miles (120.223 km2) of land and 0.816 square miles (2.114 km2) of water (1.73%).[1][2]

Unincorporated communities within the township include Arneytown, Cooleys Corner, Coxs Corner, Cream Ridge, Davis, Ellisdale, Emleys Hill, Fillmore, Hayti, Homes Mills, Hornerstown, Imlaystown, Kirbys Mills, Nelsonville, New Canton, New Sharon, Polhemustown, Prospertown, Pullentown, Red Valley, Robinsville, Sharon, Shrewsbury, Spring Mill, Walnford and Wrightsville.[22]

The township borders Allentown, Millstone Township and Roosevelt in Monmouth County; North Hanover Township in Burlington County; East Windsor Township, Hamilton Township and Robbinsville Township in Mercer County; and Jackson Township and Plumsted Township in Ocean County.[23]

Farming and other agricultural uses have been primary uses of land in the area since the time that the township was first formed. The township has 6,000 acres (2,400 ha) of land protected from development as part of a Farmland Preservation Program. Voters were the first in the county to approve a dedicated portion of property taxes to fund farmland preservation, which was increased by a 2001 referendum to four cents per $100 of assessed value, split between farmland preservation and the costs associated with purchasing and developing land for recreational uses.[24]

The Assunpink Wildlife Preservation Area, of which more than 2,500 acres (1,000 ha) of the preserve's 6,300 acres (2,500 ha) are located in the township, as well as in portions of Millstone Township, Roosevelt and Robbinsville Township, offers wetlands and lakes for viewing migratory birds, in addition to mountain biking trails, bridle paths and hiking trails, operated under the supervision of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Division of Fish and Wildlife.[24][25][26][26]

Demographics

Census 2010

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 6,902 people, 2,363 households, and 1,978 families residing in the township. The population density was 148.7 per square mile (57.4/km2). There were 2,458 housing units at an average density of 53.0 per square mile (20.5/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 91.50% (6,315) White, 2.01% (139) Black or African American, 0.14% (10) Native American, 4.35% (300) Asian, 0.01% (1) Pacific Islander, 0.67% (46) from other races, and 1.32% (91) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 3.68% (254) of the population.[9]

There were 2,363 households, of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.5% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.3% were non-families. 12.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.19.[9]

In the township, 26.6% of the population were under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 20.4% from 25 to 44, 33.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.7 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.[9]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $122,525 (with a margin of error of +/- $16,693) and the median family income was $126,849 (+/- $10,754). Males had a median income of $100,583 (+/- $18,963) versus $65,183 (+/- $5,414) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $48,665 (+/- $3,717). About 2.3% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.[39]

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census[16] there were 4,282 people, 1,437 households, and 1,198 families residing in the township. The population density was 91.4 people per square mile (35.3/km2). There were 1,501 housing units at an average density of 32.0 per square mile (12.4/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 94.70% White, 1.05% African American, 0.14% Native American, 1.40% Asian, 0.84% from other races, and 1.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.53% of the population.[37][38]

There were 1,437 households out of which 42.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.7% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.6% were non-families. 11.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.24.[37][38]

In the township the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.7 males.[37][38]

The median income for a household in the township was $71,250, and the median income for a family was $78,334. Males had a median income of $55,987 versus $35,221 for females. The per capita income for the township was $29,387. About 4.3% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 11.6% of those age 65 or over.[37][38]

Parks and recreation

The Horse Park of New Jersey was conceived by equestrian enthusiasts concerned about the dwindling amount of land dedicated to their interests and activities. The Horse Park opened in 1987 on land initially purchased by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection with Green Acres funds, based on the input of the state's Equine Advisory Board, and is centrally located in Monmouth County's equine-oriented countryside.[24][40][41]

Monmouth County parks in the township include Clayton Park, a passive recreation area with woodlands and hiking trails covering a total of 438 acres (177 ha) of land that dates back to a purchase of land in 1978 from an area farmer who sold the land to the county below market value to ensure that the land would be preserved.[42][43]

Historic Walnford includes a restored Georgian style house, working mill, carriage house and cow barn that were all part of an industrial community dating back almost 200 years that was developed by the Waln family on a site that covers 38 acres (15 ha).[44][45] The Crosswicks Creek Greenbelt includes 328 acres (133 ha) of land in the township, as part of a corridor running along the Crosswicks Creek from Fort Dix in Burlington County towards the Delaware River along the border between Burlington and Mercer County, traveling through Upper Freehold Township and including Historic Walnford.[46][47]

A bond ordinance passed in 2000 provides for the development of soccer fields, baseball fields and basketball courts at the Byron Johnson Recreation Area and other township parks. The Byron Johnson site adjoins Allentown High School near the Allentown border, and is owned by Monmouth County and administered by the township, developed using municipal funds and monies contributed by developers.[24][48]

Government

Local government

Upper Freehold Township is governed under the Township form of government. The five-member Township Committee is elected directly by the voters at-large in partisan elections to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats coming up for election each year as part of the November general election in a three-year cycle.[3][49] At an annual reorganization meeting, the Township Committee selects one of its members to serve as Mayor and another as Deputy Mayor.

As of 2015, members of the Upper Freehold Township Committee are Mayor Stanley Moslowski, Jr. (R, term on committee ends December 31, 2016; term as mayor ends 2015), Deputy Mayor Dr. Robert A. Frascella (R, term on committee ends 2017; term as deputy mayor ends 2015), Steve J. Alexander (R, 2015), Robert Faber, Sr. (R, 2015) and LoriSue H. Mount (R, 2016).[4][50][51][52][53][54][55]

Federal, state and county representation

Upper Freehold Township is located in the 4th Congressional District[56] and is part of New Jersey's 12th state legislative district.[10][57][58] Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Upper Freehold Township had been in the 30th state legislative district.[59]

New Jersey's Fourth Congressional District is represented by Christopher Smith (R).[60] New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Cory Booker (D, Newark, term ends 2021)[61] and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus, 2019).[62][63]

For the 2014-2015 Session, the 12th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Samuel D. Thompson (R, Old Bridge Township) and in the General Assembly by Robert D. Clifton (R, Matawan) and Ronald S. Dancer (R, Plumsted Township).[64] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[65] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[66]

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References

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Upper Freehold Township include:

Notable people

The Cream Ridge Winery is located in the township.

Points of interest

In addition, Interstate 95 (the New Jersey Turnpike) is minutes away along I-195 in neighboring Robbinsville Township (Exit 7A) and not too far also in bordering East Windsor (Exit 8).

A 5.7-mile (9.2 km) portion of the Central Jersey Expressway (Interstate 195) goes through Upper Freehold, making it an important artery for residents of the township.[92] Exit 11 leads to the Horse Park of New Jersey. Exit 8 leads to County Route 539 (Hornerstown Road / Trenton-Forked River Road / Davis-Allentown Road) to Hightstown, or towards the Garden State Parkway south to Atlantic City.[93] County Route 524 (called Yardville-Allentown Road / South Main Street where it enters Allentown / Stage Coach Road) heads across the township, mostly to the north of Interstate 195, from Hamilton Township in Mercer County to the east and Millstone Township to the west.[94] County Route 526 (Walker Avenue) heads from Allentown in the east to Millstone Township in the west, paralleling Interstate 195 to the north.[95] County Route 537 (Monmouth Road) runs for 6.5 miles (10.5 km) along the township's southern borders with the Ocean County municipalities of Plumsted Township and Jackson Township.[96]

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 116.01 miles (186.70 km) of roadways, of which 82.01 miles (131.98 km) were maintained by the municipality, 28.28 miles (45.51 km) by Monmouth County and 5.72 miles (9.21 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.[91]

Transportation

Students in public school for Kindergarten through twelfth grade attend the Upper Freehold Regional School District, which serves students from Allentown Borough and Upper Freehold Township. Millstone Township sends students to the district's high school as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Millstone Township Schools.[85] Schools in the district (with 2012-13 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[86]) are Newell Elementary School[87] (575 students in grades PreK-4), Stone Bridge Middle School[88] (544; 5-8) and Allentown High School[89] (1,233; 9-12).[90]

Education

In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 75.4% of the vote (1,827 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 23.0% (558 votes), and other candidates with 1.6% (39 votes), among the 2,442 ballots cast by the township's 4,893 registered voters (18 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 49.9%.[82][83] In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 69.5% of the vote (1,972 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 23.8% (676 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 5.4% (153 votes) and other candidates with 0.7% (20 votes), among the 2,836 ballots cast by the township's 4,737 registered voters, yielding a 59.9% turnout.[84]

In the John Kerry with 35.6% (1,212 votes) and other candidates with 0.7% (31 votes), among the 3,409 ballots cast by the township's 4,203 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 81.1.[81]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 4,686 registered voters in Upper Freehold Township, of which 722 (15.4%) were registered as Democrats, 2,218 (47.3%) were registered as Republicans and 1,741 (37.2%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 5 voters registered to other parties.[77]

Politics

[76] and Surrogate Rosemarie D. Peters (Middletown Township).[75])Farmingdale Sheriff Shaun Golden ([74]),Wall Township Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk M. Claire French ([73][72]; 2016).Holmdel Township and Serena DiMaso (R, [71]; 2015)Middletown Township (R, John P. Curley [70]; 2016),Neptune City Thomas A. Arnone (R, [69]; 2014),Spring Lake Freeholder Deputy Director Gary J. Rich, Sr. (R, [68]; term ends December 31, 2014),Colts Neck Township, R (Lillian G. Burry As of 2014, Monmouth County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director [67]

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