Ogdensburg, New Jersey

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Ogdensburg, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Ogdensburg
Map of Ogdensburg in Sussex County. Inset: Location of Sussex County in New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Ogdensburg, New Jersey
Coordinates: 41°04′48″N 74°35′51″W / 41.080091°N 74.597626°W / 41.080091; -74.597626Coordinates: 41°04′48″N 74°35′51″W / 41.080091°N 74.597626°W / 41.080091; -74.597626[1][2]
CountryUnited States
StateNew Jersey
CountySussex
IncorporatedMarch 31, 1914
Government[5]
 • TypeBorough
 • MayorSteven Ciasullo (term ends December 31, 2014)[3]
 • ClerkPhyllis Drouin[4]
Area[2]
 • Total2.329 sq mi (6.032 km2)
 • Land2.284 sq mi (5.914 km2)
 • Water0.045 sq mi (0.118 km2)  1.95%
Area rank385th of 566 in state
19th of 24 in county[2]
Elevation[6]591 ft (180 m)
Population (2010 Census)[7][8][9]
 • Total2,410
 • Estimate (2012[10])2,376
 • Rank473rd of 566 in state
19th of 24 in county[11]
 • Density1,055.4/sq mi (407.5/km2)
 • Density rank376th of 566 in state
8th of 24 in county[11]
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code07439[12][13]
Area code(s)973 Exchanges: 209, 823, 827[14]
FIPS code3403754660[15][2][16]
GNIS feature ID0885335[17][2]
Websitewww.ogdensburgnj.org
 
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Ogdensburg, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Ogdensburg
Map of Ogdensburg in Sussex County. Inset: Location of Sussex County in New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Ogdensburg, New Jersey
Coordinates: 41°04′48″N 74°35′51″W / 41.080091°N 74.597626°W / 41.080091; -74.597626Coordinates: 41°04′48″N 74°35′51″W / 41.080091°N 74.597626°W / 41.080091; -74.597626[1][2]
CountryUnited States
StateNew Jersey
CountySussex
IncorporatedMarch 31, 1914
Government[5]
 • TypeBorough
 • MayorSteven Ciasullo (term ends December 31, 2014)[3]
 • ClerkPhyllis Drouin[4]
Area[2]
 • Total2.329 sq mi (6.032 km2)
 • Land2.284 sq mi (5.914 km2)
 • Water0.045 sq mi (0.118 km2)  1.95%
Area rank385th of 566 in state
19th of 24 in county[2]
Elevation[6]591 ft (180 m)
Population (2010 Census)[7][8][9]
 • Total2,410
 • Estimate (2012[10])2,376
 • Rank473rd of 566 in state
19th of 24 in county[11]
 • Density1,055.4/sq mi (407.5/km2)
 • Density rank376th of 566 in state
8th of 24 in county[11]
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code07439[12][13]
Area code(s)973 Exchanges: 209, 823, 827[14]
FIPS code3403754660[15][2][16]
GNIS feature ID0885335[17][2]
Websitewww.ogdensburgnj.org

Ogdensburg is a borough in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 2,410[7][8][9] reflecting a decline of 228 (-8.6%) from the 2,638 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 84 (–3.1%) from the 2,722 counted in the 1990 Census.[18]

The borough was formed based on an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 26, 1914, from part of Sparta Township, subject to the results of a referendum held on March 31, 1914.[19] Ogdensburg is named after its first settler, Robert Ogden.[20]

New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Ogdensburg as its 27th best place to live in its 2008 rankings of the "Best Places To Live" in New Jersey.[21]

Geography[edit]

Ogdensburg is located at 41°04′48″N 74°35′51″W / 41.080091°N 74.597626°W / 41.080091; -74.597626 (41.080091,-74.597626). According to the United States Census Bureau, Ogdensburg borough had a total area of 2.329 square miles (6.032 km2), of which, 2.284 square miles (5.914 km2) of it is land and 0.045 square miles (0.118 km2) of it (1.95%) is water.[2][1]

Ogdensburgite, an arsenate mineral, was named after the borough.[22]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
1920939
19301,13821.2%
19401,1652.4%
19501,1690.3%
19601,2123.7%
19702,22283.3%
19802,73723.2%
19902,722−0.5%
20002,638−3.1%
20102,410−8.6%
Est. 20122,376[10]−1.4%
Population sources:
1920[23] 1920-1930[24]
1930-1990[25] 2000[26][27] 2010[7][8][9]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 2,410 people, 864 households, and 680.8 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,055.4 inhabitants per square mile (407.5 /km2). There were 905 housing units at an average density of 396.3 per square mile (153.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.23% (2,295) White, 0.33% (8) Black or African American, 0.04% (1) Native American, 1.83% (44) Asian, 0.17% (4) Pacific Islander, 1.00% (24) from other races, and 1.41% (34) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.27% (151) of the population.[7]

There were 864 households of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.2% were non-families. 17.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.17.[7]

In the borough, 24.5% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 30.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.6 years. For every 100 females there were 101.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.4 males.[7]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $78,333 (with a margin of error of +/- $11,582) and the median family income was $87,656 (+/- $10,522). Males had a median income of $66,860 (+/- $3,252) versus $41,900 (+/- $6,659) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $29,447 (+/- $3,151). About 10.2% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 14.0% of those age 65 or over.[28]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[15] there were 2,638 people, 881 households, and 704 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,154.7 people per square mile (446.7/km2). There were 903 housing units at an average density of 395.3 per square mile (152.9/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.54% White, 0.15% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.17% of the population.[26][27]

There were 881 households out of which 43.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.6% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 16.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.38.[26][27]

In the borough the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 102.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.9 males.[26][27]

The median income for a household in the borough was $60,313, and the median income for a family was $70,521. Males had a median income of $47,350 versus $35,060 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $24,305. About 4.8% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.6% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.[26][27]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Ogdensburg 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 on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. 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.[5]

As of 2013, the Mayor of Ogdensburg Borough is Steve Ciasullo (R, term ends December 31, 2014). Members of the Ogdenburg Borough Council are Council President Robert J. McGuire (R, 2013), William Amodeo (R, 2014), William Andrews (R, 2013), David Astor (R, 2015), George P. Hutnick (R, 2015) and Peter G. Opilla (R, 2014).[29][30][31][32]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Ogdensburg is located in the 11th Congressional District[33] and is part of New Jersey's 24th state legislative district.[8][34][35] Prior to the 2010 Census, Ogdensburg had been part of the 5th Congressional District, a change made by the New Jersey Redistricting Commission that took effect in January 2013, based on the results of the November 2012 general elections.[36]

New Jersey's Eleventh Congressional District is represented by Rodney Frelinghuysen (R, Harding Township).[37] New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Cory Booker (D, Newark; took office on October 31, 2013, after winning a special election to fill the seat of Frank Lautenberg)[38][39] and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).[40][41]

The 24th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Steve Oroho (R, Franklin) and in the General Assembly by Alison Littell McHose (R, Franklin) and Parker Space (R, Wantage Township).[42] Space took office in March 2013, filling the seat vacated by Gary R. Chiusano, who had been chosen to fill a vacancy as Sussex County Surrogate.[43] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[44] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[45]

Sussex County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders whose five members are elected at-large on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats coming up for election each year. At an annual reorganization meeting held in the beginning of January, the board selects a Freeholder Director and Deputy Director from among its members, with day-to-day supervision of the operation of the county delegated to a County Administrator.[46] As of 2013, Sussex County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Richard Vohden (R, Green Township, 2013),[47] Deputy Director Phillip R. Crabb (R, Franklin, 2014),[48] George Graham (R, Stanhope, 2013),[49] Dennis J. Mudrick (R, Sparta Township, 2015)[50] and Gail Phoebus (R, Andover Township, 2015).[51][46] Graham was chosen in April 2013 to fill the seat vacated by Parker Space, who had been chosen to fill a vacancy in the New Jersey General Assembly.[43] Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk Jeff Parrott,[52] Sheriff Michael F. Strada[53] and Surrogate Gary R. Chiusano (R, filling the vacancy after the resignation of Nancy Fitzgibbons).[54][43] The County Administrator is John Eskilson[55]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 1,634 registered voters in Ogdenburg, of which 311 (19.0% vs. 16.5% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 564 (34.5% vs. 39.3%) were registered as Republicans and 757 (46.3% vs. 44.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 2 voters registered to other parties.[56] Among the borough's 2010 Census population, 67.8% (vs. 65.8% in Sussex County) were registered to vote, including 89.8% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 86.5% countywide).[56][57]

In the 2012 presidential election, Republican Mitt Romney received 636 votes here (56.4% vs. 59.4% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 463 votes (41.1% vs. 38.2%) and other candidates with 24 votes (2.1% vs. 2.1%), among the 1,127 ballots cast by the borough's 1,616 registered voters, for a turnout of 69.7% (vs. 68.3% in Sussex County).[58] In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 709 votes here (57.5% vs. 59.2% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 483 votes (39.2% vs. 38.7%) and other candidates with 25 votes (2.0% vs. 1.5%), among the 1,233 ballots cast by the borough's 1,622 registered voters, for a turnout of 76.0% (vs. 76.9% in Sussex County).[59] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 728 votes here (64.3% vs. 63.9% countywide), ahead of Democrat John Kerry with 378 votes (33.4% vs. 34.4%) and other candidates with 21 votes (1.9% vs. 1.3%), among the 1,132 ballots cast by the borough's 1,513 registered voters, for a turnout of 74.8% (vs. 77.7% in the whole county).[60]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 491 votes here (63.8% vs. 63.3% countywide), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 191 votes (24.8% vs. 25.7%), Independent Chris Daggett with 71 votes (9.2% vs. 9.1%) and other candidates with 8 votes (1.0% vs. 1.3%), among the 770 ballots cast by the borough's 1,585 registered voters, yielding a 48.6% turnout (vs. 52.3% in the county).[61]

Education[edit]

Students in public school for Kindergarten through eighth grade attend the Ogdensburg Borough School District, which served 279 students as of the 2010-11 school year.[62]

For ninth through twelfth grades, public school students attend Wallkill Valley Regional High School which also serves students from Franklin Borough, Hardyston Township and Hamburg Borough, and is part of the Wallkill Valley Regional High School District.[63] Students can also attend Sussex County Technical School in Sparta, New Jersey, which is open to students from all of the county.[64]

Historic sites[edit]

Ogdensburg is home to the following locations on the National Register of Historic Places:

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