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Mansfield Township, Warren County, New Jersey
Township in Warren County, New Jersey, United States
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 29.69 square miles (76.90 km2), including 29.59 square miles (76.63 km2) of land and 0.11 square miles (0.27 km2) of water (0.35%).
Of the 2,972 households, 31.4% had children under the age of 18; 51.8% were married couples living together; 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present and 32.7% were non-families. Of all households, 25.5% were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.08.
22.9% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 29.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.7 years. For every 100 females, the population had 94.6 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 93.4 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $74,063 (with a margin of error of +/- $8,316) and the median family income was $87,434 (+/- $8,330). Males had a median income of $56,567 (+/- $5,612) versus $41,583 (+/- $1,597) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $32,259 (+/- $2,751). About 5.1% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.3% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.
There were 2,334 households, out of which 39.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.18.
In the ownship the population was spread out, with 27.0% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $61,763, and the median income for a family was $76,102. Males had a median income of $50,295 versus $35,737 for females. The per capita income for the township was $26,277. About 2.7% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.
Mansfield Township is governed under the Township form of New Jersey municipal government, one of 141 municipalities (of the 565) statewide that use this form, the second-most commonly used form of government in the state. The Township Committee is comprised of five members, who are 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. At an annual reorganization meeting conducted during the first week of January, the Township Committee selects one of its members to serve as Mayor and another to serve as Deputy Mayor.
As of 2020[update], members of the Mansfield Township Committee are Mayor Joseph Watters (R, term on committee ends December 31, 2021; term as mayor ends 2020), Deputy mayor Ron Hayes (R, term on committee and as deputy mayor ends 2020), Desiree Mora Dillon (R, 2022) and Joseph Farino (R, 2020), with one seat vacant.
In January 2020, Tony Cardell, who had been elected as a Republican in November 2019, announced that he would not be taking office for the seat expiring in December 2022.
Federal, state and county representation
Mansfield Township is located in the 5th Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 23rd state legislative district.
Warren County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders whose three members are chosen at-large on a staggered basis in partisan elections with one seat coming up for election each year as part of the November general election. At an annual reorganization meeting held in the beginning of January, the board selects one of its members to serve as Freeholder Director and other as Deputy Director. As of 2014[update], Warren County's Freeholders are
Freeholder Director Edward J. Smith (R, Asbury / Franklin Township, 2015),
Freeholder Deputy Director Richard D. Gardner (R, Asbury / Franklin Township, 2014) and
Freeholder Jason Sarnoski (R, Lopatcong Township, 2016). Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are
County Clerk Patricia J. Kolb (Blairstown Township),
Sheriff David Gallant (Blairstown Township) and
Surrogate Kevin O'Neill (Hackettstown). The County Administrator, Steve Marvin, is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the county and its departments.
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 4,443 registered voters in Mansfield Township, of which 779 (17.5% vs. 21.5% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 1,784 (40.2% vs. 35.3%) were registered as Republicans and 1,877 (42.2% vs. 43.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were three voters registered to other parties. Among the township's 2010 Census population, 57.5% (vs. 62.3% in Warren County) were registered to vote, including 74.6% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 81.5% countywide).
In the 2012 presidential election, Republican Mitt Romney received 1,789 votes (57.6% vs. 56.0% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 1,232 votes (39.7% vs. 40.8%) and other candidates with 45 votes (1.4% vs. 1.7%), among the 3,105 ballots cast by the township's 4,596 registered voters, for a turnout of 67.6% (vs. 66.7% in Warren County). In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 1,925 votes (57.5% vs. 55.2% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 1,328 votes (39.7% vs. 41.4%) and other candidates with 50 votes (1.5% vs. 1.6%), among the 3,349 ballots cast by the township's 4,504 registered voters, for a turnout of 74.4% (vs. 73.4% in Warren County). In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 2,043 votes (64.6% vs. 61.0% countywide), ahead of Democrat John Kerry with 1,076 votes (34.0% vs. 37.2%) and other candidates with 34 votes (1.1% vs. 1.3%), among the 3,163 ballots cast by the township's 4,227 registered voters, for a turnout of 74.8% (vs. 76.3% in the whole county).
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 74.1% of the vote (1,251 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 23.7% (401 votes), and other candidates with 2.2% (37 votes), among the 1,715 ballots cast by the township's 4,683 registered voters (26 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 36.6%. In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 1,415 votes (66.5% vs. 61.3% countywide), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 482 votes (22.6% vs. 25.7%), Independent Chris Daggett with 171 votes (8.0% vs. 9.8%) and other candidates with 29 votes (1.4% vs. 1.5%), among the 2,129 ballots cast by the township's 4,360 registered voters, yielding a 48.8% turnout (vs. 49.6% in the county).
As of May 2010[update], the township had a total of 72.40 miles (116.52 km) of roadways, of which 46.85 miles (75.40 km) were maintained by the municipality, 16.79 miles (27.02 km) by Warren County and 8.76 miles (14.10 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
The only major roads that pass through are Route 31 which passes through briefly in the west, and Route 57 in the southern part.
A small general aviation airport, named Hackettstown Airport and holding the official database designation of (FAALID: N05) is in Mansfield Township, only a few hundred yards from the municipal border with Hackettstown proper.
Rail service is provided into Hackettstown by NJ Transit over Norfolk Southern's Washington Secondary line which, in the Rockport section of Mansfield Township, passes the location of the Rockport Wreck, a train accident that occurred on June 16, 1925, that resulted in 50 fatalities.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Mansfield Township include:
^ abMunicipal Government, Mansfield Township. Accessed February 26, 2020. "The governing body of Mansfield Township is composed of five committee members, each elected to a three-year term. The committee chooses a mayor from among its members annually."
^Reorganization Meeting Minutes for January 1, 2020, Township of Mansfield. Accessed February 26, 2020. "Ms. Hrebenak stated that a letter of resignation was received from Mr. Tony Cardell, this causes a vacancy on the Township Committee and will be referred to the Municipal County Committee."
^Biography, Congressman Josh Gottheimer. Accessed January 3, 2019. "Josh now lives in Wyckoff, New Jersey with Marla, his wife who was a federal prosecutor, and their two young children, Ellie and Ben."
^Warren Hills Regional Board of Education District Policy 0110 - Identification, Warren Hills Regional School District. Accessed June 6, 2020. "Purpose: The Board of Education exists for the purpose of providing a thorough and efficient system of free public education in grades 7 through 12 in the Warren Hills Regional School District. Composition: The Warren Hills Regional School District is comprised of all the area within the municipal boundaries of Franklin Township, Mansfield Township, Washington Borough, Washington Township in the County of Warren."
^Warren Hills Regional School District 2014 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 6, 2020. "At Warren Hills Regional, we provide our students with a strong academic foundation. From the receiving districts of Franklin Township, Mansfield Township, Oxford (high school tuition students), Washington Borough and Washington Township, students progress along the academic continuum led by a faculty committed to planning and implementing a variety of instructional strategies and activities that facilitate the preparation of our students for the challenge of mastering the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards and the Common Core State Standards."
^Our History, Warren Hills Regional School District. Accessed June 6, 2020. "The Warren Hills Regional School District services students from Franklin Township, Mansfield Township, Washington Borough and Washington Township. Oxford Township currently sends its high school students to the Warren Hills Regional High School on a tuition basis."
^F.A.Q., Ridge and Valley Charter School. Accessed January 5, 2017. "Enrollment is open, on a space available basis, to all K-8 students residing in N.J. with priority given to students residing in the districts of Blairstown, Hardwick, Knowlton, Frelinghuysen, and North Warren Regional School."
^Staff. "Mansfield Township was the scene of one of the worst railroad disasters 85 years ago", The Express-Times, June 16, 2010. Accessed June 10, 2013. "Eight-five years ago today, a stretch of the Lackawanna Railway in Mansfield Township became the scene of one of the worst railway disasters in the nation's history. On June 16, 1925, 50 people died when a Hoboken-bound steam locomotive derailed near the Rockport Pheasant Farm when the front wheels hit debris from a heavy rain storm and jumped the track at approximately 3 a.m."