Phillipsburg, New Jersey

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Phillipsburg, New Jersey
—  Town  —
Map of Phillipsburg in Warren County. Inset: Location of Warren County highlighted in New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Philipsburg, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°41′31″N 75°10′44″W / 40.691974°N 75.179006°W / 40.691974; -75.179006Coordinates: 40°41′31″N 75°10′44″W / 40.691974°N 75.179006°W / 40.691974; -75.179006
CountryUnited States
StateNew Jersey
CountyWarren
IncorporatedMarch 8, 1861
Government
 • TypeFaulkner Act (Mayor-Council)
 • MayorHarry L. Wyant, Jr. (term ends December 31, 2015)[1]
 • AdministratorMichele D. Broubalow[2][3]
Area[4][5]
 • Total3.311 sq mi (8.575 km2)
 • Land3.193 sq mi (8.270 km2)
 • Water0.118 sq mi (0.305 km2)  3.56%
Elevation[6]295 ft (90 m)
Population (2010 Census)[7][8][9]
 • Total14,950
 • Density4,500/sq mi (1,700/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code08865[10]
Area code(s)908 Exchanges: 213, 387, 454, 859
FIPS code3404158350[11][12][4]
GNIS feature ID0885350[13][4]
Websitehttp://phillipsburgnj.org
 
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Phillipsburg, New Jersey
—  Town  —
Map of Phillipsburg in Warren County. Inset: Location of Warren County highlighted in New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Philipsburg, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°41′31″N 75°10′44″W / 40.691974°N 75.179006°W / 40.691974; -75.179006Coordinates: 40°41′31″N 75°10′44″W / 40.691974°N 75.179006°W / 40.691974; -75.179006
CountryUnited States
StateNew Jersey
CountyWarren
IncorporatedMarch 8, 1861
Government
 • TypeFaulkner Act (Mayor-Council)
 • MayorHarry L. Wyant, Jr. (term ends December 31, 2015)[1]
 • AdministratorMichele D. Broubalow[2][3]
Area[4][5]
 • Total3.311 sq mi (8.575 km2)
 • Land3.193 sq mi (8.270 km2)
 • Water0.118 sq mi (0.305 km2)  3.56%
Elevation[6]295 ft (90 m)
Population (2010 Census)[7][8][9]
 • Total14,950
 • Density4,500/sq mi (1,700/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code08865[10]
Area code(s)908 Exchanges: 213, 387, 454, 859
FIPS code3404158350[11][12][4]
GNIS feature ID0885350[13][4]
Websitehttp://phillipsburgnj.org

Phillipsburg is a town in Warren County, New Jersey, in the United States. As of 2010 United States Census, the town's population was 14,950.[7][8][9] The population declined by 216 (-1.4%) from the 15,166 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 591 (-3.8%) from the 15,757 counted in the 1990 Census.[14]

Phillipsburg was incorporated as a town by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 8, 1861, from portions of Phillipsburg Township (now Lopatcong Township).[15]

The town is located in western New Jersey, on the border of Pennsylvania, and is considered the eastern border of the region's Lehigh Valley.

Contents

Geography

Phillipsburg is located at 40°41′31″N 75°10′44″W / 40.691974°N 75.179006°W / 40.691974; -75.179006 (40.691974,-75.179006). According to the United States Census Bureau, the town had a total area of 3.311 square miles (8.575 km2), of which, 3.193 square miles (8.270 km2) of it is land and 0.118 square miles (0.305 km2) of it (3.56%) is water.[16][4]

Pohatcong Mountain is a ridge, approximately 6 mi (9.7 km) long, in the Appalachian Mountains that extends from Phillipsburg northeast approximately to Washington.

Demographics

Historical populations
CensusPop.
18705,932
18807,18121.1%
18908,64420.4%
190010,05216.3%
191013,90338.3%
192016,92321.7%
193019,25513.8%
194018,314−4.9%
195018,9193.3%
196018,502−2.2%
197017,849−3.5%
198016,647−6.7%
199015,757−5.3%
200015,166−3.8%
201014,950−1.4%
Population sources:
1890-1910[17] 1910-1930[18]
1930-1990[19] 2000[20] 2010[7][8][9]

Census 2010

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 14,950 people, 5,925 households, and 3,786 families residing in the town. The population density was 4,682.1 inhabitants per square mile (1,807.8 /km2). There were 6,607 housing units at an average density of 2,069.2 per square mile (798.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 83.44% (12,475) White, 7.49% (1,120) African American, 0.17% (26) Native American, 1.53% (228) Asian, 0.05% (8) Pacific Islander, 3.92% (586) from other races, and 3.39% (507) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.82% (1,767) of the population.[7]

There were 5,925 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.0% were married couples living together, 19.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.1% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.12.[7]

In the town the age distribution of the population shows 25.8% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.1 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.[7]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $42,825 (with a margin of error of +/- $3,386) and the median family income was $51,334 (+/- $3,243). Males had a median income of $44,311 (+/- $2,090) versus $37,673 (+/- $6,847) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $21,291 (+/- $1,061). About 16.5% of families and 18.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.1% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.[21]

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census[11] there were 15,166 people, 6,044 households, and 3,946 families residing in the town. The population density was 4,703.6 people per square mile (1,818.5/km2). There were 6,651 housing units at an average density of 2,062.8 per square mile (797.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 91.84% White, 3.47% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.02% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.38% of the population.[20]

There were 6,044 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.4% were married couples living together, 16.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.7% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.08.[20]

In the town the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.5 males.[20]

The median income for a household in the town was $37,368, and the median income for a family was $46,925. Males had a median income of $37,446 versus $25,228 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,452. About 9.9% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.6% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.[20]

Industrial history

Situated at the confluence of the Delaware and Lehigh rivers, Phillipsburg once benefited from being a major transportation hub. Long gone is the era of canal shipping and many of the important freight railways that served the area have gone bankrupt or bypass the city on long distance routes.

Phillipsburg was served by five major railroads:
1. Central Railroad Company Of New Jersey (CNJ)
2. Lehigh & Hudson River (L&HR)
3. Lehigh Valley (LV)
4. Delaware, Lackawanna & Western (DL&W) and
5. Pennsylvania (PRR).

Phillipsburg served as the western terminus of the Morris Canal for approximately 100 years from the 1820s to 1920s, which connected the city by water to the industrial and consumer centers of the New York City area, with connections westward via the Lehigh Canal across the Delaware.

Economic revival

Most of the manufacturing jobs have left Warren County's largest city. In 1994, the New Jersey Legislature designated Phillipsburg as an Urban Enterprise Zone community. This zoning offers tax incentives and other benefits to Phillipsburg-based businesses, as well as a 3½% sales tax rate, reduced from the 7% rate charged statewide.[22]

In recent years, some businesses have begun to move into the center of the city. Rising real estate prices indicate that these legislative stimulants have been somewhat effective.[citation needed] Phillipsburg also has been selected as a site for the New Jersey Railroad and Transportation Heritage Center (jointly with Netcong), a museum designed to help preserve and showcase the state's transportation history.[23]

Railway

The Belvidere and Delaware River Railway still serves the city's remaining industry and connects to the national rail network via a connection with Norfolk Southern in the city.

As of the fall of 2007, New Jersey Transit is conducting a study to determine if re-establishing a commuter rail extension of the Raritan Valley Line to Phillipsburg is economically feasible.

Phillipsburg also is home to the Phillipsburg Railroad Historians museum. They have a display railroad memorabilia inside the museum, an "N" scale diorama, 2 Lehigh & Hudson River cabooses, 1 of which is currently being restored and 1 Jersey Central caboose. There is a L&HR snow flanger, Tidewater tank car, a CNJ box car owned by the Anthracite Railroads Historical Society, a 1922 Chestnut Ridge Mack railbus owned by the Lehigh Valley NRHS, a Public Service trolley owned by the North Jersey Electric Railway Historical Society, a 44 ton GE locomotive and a 25 ton GE locomotive.[24] They operates a miniature railroad, the Centerville & Southwestern, that formerly ran in Roseland, New Jersey.[25]

Government

Local government

Phillipsburg is governed under the Mayor-Council system of municipal government under the Faulkner Act by a mayor and a five-member Town Council. Councilmembers are elected at large to four-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with two or three seats up for election every other year.[26][27]

As of 2012, the Mayor of Phillipsburg is Harry L. Wyant, Jr. (R, term of office ends December 31, 2015).[28] He is a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition,[29] a bi-partisan group with a stated goal of "making the public safer by getting illegal guns off the streets." The Coalition is co-chaired by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Town Council members are Council President Randy S. Piazza, Sr. (R, 2013), Council Vice President James P. Stettner (D, 2015), Bernie Fey, Jr. (R, 2013), John A. Lynn, Jr. (R, 2015) and Todd M. Tersigni (D, 2013).[3][30]

Federal, state and county representation

Phillipsburg is in the 5th Congressional district[31] and is part of New Jersey's 23th state legislative district.[8][32] Based on the results of the 2010 Census, the New Jersey Redistricting Commission has shifted Phillipsburg into the 7th Congressional District, a change that will take effect in January 2013, based on the results of the November 2012 general elections.[33]

New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District is represented by Scott Garrett (R, Wantage Township). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Frank Lautenberg (D, Cliffside Park) and Bob Menendez (D, Hoboken).

The 23rd Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Michael J. Doherty (R, Washington Township, Warren County) and in the General Assembly by John DiMaio (R, Hackettstown) and Erik Peterson (R, Franklin Township, Hunterdon County).[34] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[35] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[36]

Warren County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders whose three members are elected at-large on a staggered basis with one seat coming up for election each year. As of 2011, Warren County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Everett A. Chamberlain (Belvidere, term ends December 31, 2012), Freeholder Deputy Director Richard D. Gardner (Asbury, 2011) and Freeholder Jason Sarnoski (Lopatcong Township, 2013).[37]

Education

The Phillipsburg School District serves public school students from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. The district is one of 31 Abbott districts statewide,[38] which are now referred to as "SDA Districts" based on the requirement for the state to cover all costs for school building and renovation projects in these districts under the supervision of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority.[39][40]

Schools in the district (with 2009-10 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[41]) are Early Childhood Learning Center (Grades PreK-K, 480 students), Barber School (1&2, 189), Freeman School (1&2, 199), Andover-Morris School (2-5, 261), Green Street School (3-5, 312), Phillipsburg Middle School (6-8, 538) and Phillipsburg High School (9-12, 1,589) which serves students from the Town of Phillipsburg and from five sending communities at the secondary level: Alpha, Bloomsbury (in Hunterdon County), Greenwich Township, Lopatcong Township and Pohatcong Township, as part of sending/receiving relationships.[42]

The Phillipsburg High School Stateliners have an athletic rivalry with neighboring Easton, Pennsylvania's Easton Area High School, which celebrated its 100th anniversary game on Thanksgiving Day 2006.[43] In 2009, the 1993 teams from the Easton P-Burg Game met again for the Gatorade REPLAY Game to resolve the game, which ended in a 7-7 tie, with more than 13,000 fans watching as Phillipsburg won by a score of 27-12.[44]

Transportation

Many major highways pass through Phillipsburg, including U.S. Route 22, Route 122, and Interstate 78.

New Jersey Transit bus service is provided on the 890 and 891 routes.[45]

By air, Phillipsburg is served by Lehigh Valley International Airport.

Notable residents

Notable current and former residents of Phillipsburg include:

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