South Bound Brook, New Jersey
South Bound Brook is a borough in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 4,563, reflecting an increase of 71 from the 4,492 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 307 from the 4,185 counted in the 1990 Census. What is now South Bound Brook was formed as a town within Franklin Township. On March 16, 1869, the name of the community was changed to Bloomington, which lasted until May 29, 1891, when the name reverted to South Bound Brook town. South Bound Brook was incorporated as an independent borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 11, 1907, based on the results of a referendum held on May 1, 1907; the area was first settled in 1681 and a community was established near the Bound Brook stream of the same name, which flows into the Raritan River via the Green Brook on the eastern side of the borough. The brook, mentioned as a boundary in a Native American deed, provides the source of the borough's name.
The area was a Dutch community with apple orchards and just west peach orchards. The Abraham Staats House, located on the south side of Main Street, served as the headquarters of Baron Von Steuben during the American Revolutionary War; the house today is owned. A wooden bridge over the Raritan River was erected as early as 1761 and named Queen's Bridge in 1767, it became a covered bridge. During the Revolutionary War, the bridge was used by both sides including during the Battle of Bound Brook in 1777. In 1875, the wooden bridge was replaced by a steel pipe truss bridge. More than 100 years that bridge was itself replaced by a steel girder bridge in 1984, still using the old pillars; the bridge was renovated and paved in 2007. At this spot in what on January 4, 1777, General Washington decided to move his troops to Morristown for the winter, thus ending the victorious Trenton-Princeton campaign, rather than attack New Brunswick; the Battle of Bound Brook, one of the battles in the New York and New Jersey campaign during the American Revolutionary War, occurred on April 13, 1777, resulted in a defeat for the Continental Army, who were routed by about 4,000 troops under British command.
At dawn on April 13, 1777, Hessian Captain Ewald's assault over the Queens Bridge spanning the Raritan River between South Bound Brook and Bound Brook was pinned down by "murderous fire" from the American soldiers stationed at half moon battery. Advancing North along present day Easton Avenue, Hessian Colonel Donop pushed aside American outposts and arrived 15 minutes after Ewald's attack had faltered. Advancing over the Queens Bridge, Donop's troops engaged the Americans causing them to retreat from the battery. Donop, Ewald's, General Grant's troops pursued the American troops as they fought through the streets of Bound Brook; the Reformed Church on Main Street was built in 1848 and has been declared a local historical site by the borough council. Called the Dutch Reformed Church of Bound Brook, it has gone through few changes over the years. A pipe organ received from Andrew Carnegie has been removed, the stained glass windows, added well after the original construction; the Reverend Thomas DeWitt Talmadge was a preached at the church.
Part of Franklin Township and named Bloomington, South Bound Brook was incorporated as a borough by the New Jersey Legislature in 1907. In the mid-1970s a teen from the town created a plan for an environmental commission and presented it to the council. James Manley got his commission and the first order of business was to find out what the white piles of waste on the tow path between the Delaware and Raritan Canal and Raritan River consisted of, it turned out to be 17% crystal asbestos by volume. Since there was no New Jersey State regulation for the disposal, this became a landmark case; the waste was hauled in dump trucks through Bound Brook to the floodplain south of West Main Street and dumped. A trail of asbestos dust led from the old dump site to the new dump location; the main downtown street in South Bound Brook, known as Main Street, has been refurbished with new sidewalks, signage and a number of newly renovated stores. A roofing material manufacturing facility known as GAF Manufacturing was located in South Bound Brook for over a century along Main Street.
The site was dormant for about two decades and sat as an eyesore and reminder of the town's industrial past. New townhomes have been built on the GAF Manufacturing site, along the Delaware and Raritan Canal, which provide the downtown area a new modern look and many new residents. Part of the redevelopment is being held up by a lawsuit by John Fanaro of Fanaro Carpeting over the right of eminent domain, as the borough tried to seize property along Main Street, in front of the new townhomes; the redevelopment plan called for the older stores to be razed and replaced with new stores that had parking in back and a dozen rental apartments on the second floor. A new condominium development along Elizabeth Street in the central part of town was finished in 2010. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 0.755 square miles, including 0.658 square miles of land and 0.097 square miles of water. The borough borders Bridgewater Township and Franklin Township in Somerset County.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 4,563 people, 1,733 households, 1,119.518 families residing in the borough. The population density was 6,933.8 per square mile. There were 1,865 housing units at an average density of 2,834.0 per square mile. The racia
Bridgewater Township, New Jersey
Bridgewater Township is a township in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 44,464, reflecting an increase of 1,524 from the 42,940 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 10,431 from the 32,509 counted in the 1990 Census; as of the 2016 Population Estimates Program census estimate, the township's population was 44,999. Bridgewater Township was created by Royal charter on April 4, 1749, from portions of the Northern precinct, it was incorporated as one of New Jersey's initial group of 104 townships by the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798, under the Township Act of 1798. During the nineteenth century, portions of the township were taken to form Warren Township, Branchburg Township, Somerville and Bound Brook. Bridgewater is a large, suburban township located in the center of Somerset County; the area of the present Township of Bridgewater was purchased from a local Lenape Native American tribe.
Bridgewater was chartered by George II of Great Britain in 1749, incorporated on February 21, 1798, as one of New Jersey's 104 original townships. It is named after the town of Bridgwater in the English county of Somerset. Tradition holds that it was at the Middlebrook encampment that the first official flag of the United States was unfurled, after a law to adopt a national flag had been passed by Congress on June 14, 1777. By special order of Congress, a Thirteen Star Flag is flown 24 hours a day at the Washington Camp Ground, part of the former Middlebrook encampment, in Bridgewater. Since 1889, the first hoisting of the flag is commemorated annually each July 4 with a changing of the flag, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, the delivery of a historical address; until the 1960s, Bridgewater was known as a farming community. In the 1970s its population began to grow when residents of larger cities such as Plainfield and Newark started to migrate into Bridgewater as a result of the 1967 Plainfield Riots and 1967 Newark riots.
Subsequently, Bridgewater started to receive an influx of residents who worked in the strong pharmaceutical, telecommunications and financial industries in Bridgewater and the Raritan Valley. More there has been growth as Bridgewater has become more popular with New York City commuters who use Bridgewater Station on New Jersey Transit's Raritan Valley Line or Interstate 78 East to commute to New York City. Bridgewater is now a developed suburban community, with only a few traces of its rural past still evident in the town. Bridgewater is now Somerset County's second-most populous municipality, after Franklin Township. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 32.510 square miles, including 32.037 square miles of land and 0.473 square miles of water. While much of Bridgewater has flat terrain, the northeastern portion of the township is hilly, with the First Ridge of the Watchung Mountains passing through the township. Additionally the Second Ridge passes just north of the township border.
The Raritan River and its branches and tributaries form much of Bridgewater's borders with other municipalities and a number of smaller rivers and streams run through Bridgewater. The Raritan itself runs along Bridgewater's southern border and the North Branch of the Raritan River forms the township's western border with Branchburg; the North Branch and South Branch of the Raritan River meet at the extreme southwestern corner of Bridgewater at the border with both Branchburg Township and Hillsborough Township, this point known as the Raritan River Confluence was once intended to be a major reservoir. Bradley Gardens, Green Knoll and Martinsville are census-designated places and unincorporated communities located within Bridgewater Township. Other unincorporated communities and place names located or within the township include Chimney Rock, Middle Brook Heights and Sunset Lake. Bridgewater borders 13 other municipalities, its longest borders are with Branchburg Township, Bedminster Township, Bernards Township, Warren Township, Bound Brook and Raritan.
It borders Green Brook, South Bound Brook, Franklin Township and Hillsborough Township. Bridgewater Township's ZIP Code is 08807, with 08836 used in the community of Martinsville, 08805 used in the Thomae Park section. Bridgewater's area codes are 908 and 732/848. Bridgewater is in Raritan Valley. Bridgewater lies in the western division of the Raritan Valley along with Raritan. Bridgewater contains a number of communities and sections, many of which do not have defined boundaries, they include: Bradley Gardens: Located in southwestern Bridgewater, bordered on the east by Raritan and Branchburg to the west. This is one of Bridgewater's older residential areas but includes some newer developments as well as a commercial area along Old York Road. North Branch: Most of North Branch is in Branchburg, but a portion li
The Continental Army was formed by the Second Continental Congress after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War by the ex-British colonies that became the United States of America. Established by a resolution of the Congress on June 14, 1775, it was created to coordinate the military efforts of the Thirteen Colonies in their revolt against the rule of Great Britain; the Continental Army was supplemented by local militias and volunteer troops that remained under control of the individual states or were otherwise independent. General George Washington was the commander-in-chief of the army throughout the war. Most of the Continental Army was disbanded in 1783; the 1st and 2nd Regiments went on to form the nucleus of the Legion of the United States in 1792 under General Anthony Wayne. This became the foundation of the United States Army in 1796; the Continental Army consisted of soldiers from all 13 colonies and, after 1776, from all 13 states. When the American Revolutionary War began at the Battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775, the colonial revolutionaries did not have an army.
Each colony had relied upon the militia, made up of part-time citizen-soldiers, for local defense, or the raising of temporary "provincial regiments" during specific crises such as the French and Indian War of 1754–63. As tensions with Great Britain increased in the years leading to the war, colonists began to reform their militias in preparation for the perceived potential conflict. Training of militiamen increased after the passage of the Intolerable Acts in 1774. Colonists such as Richard Henry Lee proposed forming a national militia force, but the First Continental Congress rejected the idea. On April 23, 1775, the Massachusetts Provincial Congress authorized the raising of a colonial army consisting of 26 company regiments. New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut soon raised similar but smaller forces. On June 14, 1775, the Second Continental Congress decided to proceed with the establishment of a Continental Army for purposes of common defense, adopting the forces in place outside Boston and New York.
It raised the first ten companies of Continental troops on a one-year enlistment, riflemen from Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia to be used as light infantry, who became the 1st Continental Regiment in 1776. On June 15, 1775, the Congress elected by unanimous vote George Washington as Commander-in-Chief, who accepted and served throughout the war without any compensation except for reimbursement of expenses. On July 18, 1775, the Congress requested all colonies form militia companies from "all able bodied effective men, between sixteen and fifty years of age." It was not uncommon for men younger than sixteen to enlist as most colonies had no requirement of parental consent for those under twenty-one. Four major-generals and eight brigadier-generals were appointed by the Second Continental Congress in the course of a few days. After Pomeroy did not accept, John Thomas was appointed in his place; as the Continental Congress adopted the responsibilities and posture of a legislature for a sovereign state, the role of the Continental Army became the subject of considerable debate.
Some Americans had a general aversion to maintaining a standing army. As a result, the army went through several distinct phases, characterized by official dissolution and reorganization of units. Soldiers in the Continental Army were citizens who had volunteered to serve in the army, at various times during the war, standard enlistment periods lasted from one to three years. Early in the war the enlistment periods were short, as the Continental Congress feared the possibility of the Continental Army evolving into a permanent army; the army never numbered more than 17,000 men. Turnover proved a constant problem in the winter of 1776–77, longer enlistments were approved. Broadly speaking, Continental forces consisted of several successive armies, or establishments: The Continental Army of 1775, comprising the initial New England Army, organized by Washington into three divisions, six brigades, 38 regiments. Major General Philip Schuyler's ten regiments in New York were sent to invade Canada; the Continental Army of 1776, reorganized after the initial enlistment period of the soldiers in the 1775 army had expired.
Washington had submitted recommendations to the Continental Congress immediately after he had accepted the position of Commander-in-Chief, but the Congress took time to consider and implement these. Despite attempts to broaden the recruiting base beyond New England, the 1776 army remained skewed toward the Northeast both in terms of its composition and of its geographical focus; this army consisted of 36 regiments, most standardized to a single battalion of 768 men strong and formed into eight companies, with a rank-and-file strength of 640. The Continental Army of 1777–80 evolved out of several critical reforms and political decisions that came about when it became apparent that the British were sending massive forces to put an end to the American Revolution; the Continental Congress passed the "Eighty-eight Battalion Resolve", ordering each state to contribute one-battalion regiments in proportion to their population, Washington subsequently received authority to raise an additional 16 battalions.
Enlistment terms extended to three years or to "the length of the war" to avoid the year-end crises that deplet
Highlands, New York
Highlands is a town in Orange County, New York, United States. Known as the Town of Highlands, it is located on the eastern border of the county; the population was 12,492 at the 2010 census. The West Point CDP, including the United States Military Academy, is located alongside the Hudson River here, the military reservation occupies a large part of the town; the town was first settled around 1725 by a patentee for this territory. During the American Revolution, colonial forces constructed Fort Montgomery and Fort Clinton to obstruct enemy progress on the river; the Town of Highlands was created from the Town of Cornwall in 1872, making it one of the last towns formed in the county. Highlands is located at 41 ° 21 ′ 36 ″ N its elevation is 1,017 feet. According to the 2010 United States Census, the town has a total area of 33.47 square miles, of which 30.41 square miles is land and 3.06 square miles is water. Part of the south town line is the border of New York; the east town line is the border of New York, marked by the Hudson River.
US-9W and NY-218 are important north-south highways. NY-293 intersects them west of the military academy; as of the census of 2000, there were 12,484 people, 3,230 households, 2,322 families residing in the town. The population density was 404.0 people per square mile. There were 3,418 housing units at an average density of 110.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 75.18% White, 13.16% African American, 0.49% Native American, 2.68% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 2.27% from other races, 3.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.71% of the population. There were 3,230 households out of which 43.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.1% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.32. The age distribution is 22.8% under the age of 18, 32.1% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 12.2% from 45 to 64, 6.2% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females, there were 147.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 162.2 males. These statistics are consistent with the presence of the West Point military base in general, the Academy in particular; the median income for a household in the town was $52,816, the median income for a family was $59,345. Males had a median income of $23,491 versus $27,406 for females; the per capita income for the town was $17,830. About 2.8% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over. Bear Mountain State Park – Part of the state park is on the south border of the town. Crows Nest – An elevated location near the north town line. Fort Montgomery – A hamlet on the bank of the Hudson River. Gees Point – A projection into the Hudson River by West Point village. Highland Falls – The Village of Highland Falls in the eastern part of the town on the Hudson River. Palisades Interstate Park – Part of the park is by the south town line.
West Point – A hamlet on the Hudson River north of West Point, the military academy. Highlands is represented in the Orange County Legislature by Roxanne Donnery D-C. Town of Highlands, official site
United States Congress
The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the Federal Government of the United States. The legislature consists of two chambers: the House of the Senate; the Congress meets in the United States Capitol in Washington, D. C.. Both senators and representatives are chosen through direct election, though vacancies in the Senate may be filled by a gubernatorial appointment. Congress has 535 voting members: 100 senators; the House of Representatives has six non-voting members representing Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, the U. S. Virgin Islands, the District of Columbia in addition to its 435 voting members. Although they cannot vote in the full house, these members can address the house and vote in congressional committees, introduce legislation; the members of the House of Representatives serve two-year terms representing the people of a single constituency, known as a "district". Congressional districts are apportioned to states by population using the United States Census results, provided that each state has at least one congressional representative.
Each state, regardless of population or size, has two senators. There are 100 senators representing the 50 states; each senator is elected at-large in their state for a six-year term, with terms staggered, so every two years one-third of the Senate is up for election. To be eligible for election, a candidate must be aged at least 25 or 30, have been a citizen of the United States for seven or nine years, be an inhabitant of the state which they represent; the Congress was created by the Constitution of the United States and first met in 1789, replacing in its legislative function the Congress of the Confederation. Although not mandated, in practice since the 19th century, Congress members are affiliated with the Republican Party or with the Democratic Party and only with a third party or independents. Article One of the United States Constitution states, "All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives."
The House and Senate are equal partners in the legislative process—legislation cannot be enacted without the consent of both chambers. However, the Constitution grants each chamber some unique powers; the Senate ratifies treaties and approves presidential appointments while the House initiates revenue-raising bills. The House initiates impeachment cases. A two-thirds vote of the Senate is required before an impeached person can be forcibly removed from office; the term Congress can refer to a particular meeting of the legislature. A Congress covers two years; the Congress ends on the third day of January of every odd-numbered year. Members of the Senate are referred to as senators. Scholar and representative Lee H. Hamilton asserted that the "historic mission of Congress has been to maintain freedom" and insisted it was a "driving force in American government" and a "remarkably resilient institution". Congress is the "heart and soul of our democracy", according to this view though legislators achieve the prestige or name recognition of presidents or Supreme Court justices.
One analyst argues that it is not a reactive institution but has played an active role in shaping government policy and is extraordinarily sensitive to public pressure. Several academics described Congress: Congress reflects us in all our strengths and all our weaknesses, it reflects our regional idiosyncrasies, our ethnic and racial diversity, our multitude of professions, our shadings of opinion on everything from the value of war to the war over values. Congress is the government's most representative body... Congress is charged with reconciling our many points of view on the great public policy issues of the day. Congress is changing and is in flux. In recent times, the American south and west have gained House seats according to demographic changes recorded by the census and includes more minorities and women although both groups are still underrepresented. While power balances among the different parts of government continue to change, the internal structure of Congress is important to understand along with its interactions with so-called intermediary institutions such as political parties, civic associations, interest groups, the mass media.
The Congress of the United States serves two distinct purposes that overlap: local representation to the federal government of a congressional district by representatives and a state's at-large representation to the federal government by senators. Most incumbents seek re-election, their historical likelihood of winning subsequent elections exceeds 90 percent; the historical records of the House of Representatives and the Senate are maintained by the Center for Legislative Archives, a part of the National Archives and Records Administration. Congress is directly responsible for the governing of the District of Columbia, the current seat of the federal government; the First Continental Congress was a gathering of representatives from twelve of the thirteen British Colonies in North America. On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, referring to the new nation as the "United States of America"; the Articles of Confederation in 1781 created the Congress of the Confederation, a
The Watchung Mountains are a group of three long low ridges of volcanic origin, between 400 and 500 feet high, lying parallel to each other in northern New Jersey in the United States. The Watchung Mountains are known for their numerous scenic vistas overlooking New York City and New Jersey skylines, as well as their isolated ecosystems containing rare plants, endangered wildlife, rich minerals, globally imperiled trap rock glade communities; the ridges traditionally contained the westward spread of urbanization, forming a significant geologic barrier beyond the piedmont west of the Hudson River. Treaties moved the boundary to the top of the mountain, to include the springs; the Watchungs are geologically similar to the Palisades along the Hudson river. In many places, the mountains have become sinuous islands of natural landscape within the suburban sprawl covering much of contemporary northeastern New Jersey. Parks and numerous historical sites dot the valleys and slopes of the mountains, providing recreational and cultural activities to one of the most densely populated regions of the nation.
The two most prominent ridges, known as First Watchung Mountain and Second Watchung Mountain, stretch for over forty miles from Somerville in the southwest through Morris County, Union County, Essex County, Passaic County to Mahwah in the northeast. The less prominent and discontinuous ridge formed by Long Hill, Riker Hill, Hook Mountain, Packanack Mountain is sometimes referred to as Third Watchung Mountain and lies on the northwestern side of Second Watchung Mountain; the entireties of First Watchung Mountain and Second Watchung Mountain are erroneously referred to as Orange Mountain and Preakness Mountain. The names ‘Orange’ and ‘Preakness’ have only been applied to specific sections of these ridges; the confusion appears to have arisen from the fact that First Watchung Mountain is said to be composed of Orange Mountain basalt, while Second Watchung Mountain is composed of Preakness Mountain basalt. The names applied to the basalts are geologic type localities, to say, the type of rock found at Orange Mountain is exclusive to all of First Watchung Mountain, while the type of rock found at Preakness Mountain is exclusive to all of Second Watchung Mountain.
Like First and Second Watchung Mountain, Third Watchung Mountain is sometimes confused with its type locality, as its entire length is erroneously referred to as Hook Mountain on some occasions. In addition to the three main ridges of the Watchungs, a smaller fourth ridge exists south of Morristown and west of Third Watchung Mountain. While attaining elevations over 400 ft above sea level, the ridge lacks topographic prominence, only rising to about 100 ft above the surrounding terrain. Only one portion of the ridge is named, a southern section underlying Harding Township known as Lees Hill. All of the ridges lie to the east of the higher Appalachian Mountains, which in northern New Jersey are referred to as the New York - New Jersey Highlands. Together with the Appalachian Mountains to the west, the Watchungs pen in an area occupied by the prehistoric Glacial Lake Passaic; the Great Swamp, a large portion of, designated as the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, is a remnant of this lake, presently retained by Third Watchung Mountain.
Although the Watchungs are described in terms of their east-west ridge arrangement, they are divided into smaller mountain ranges, as well as various named ridges. Following is a list describing the notable ranges and ridges of the Watchungs from north to south. Campgaw Mountain is the northernmost ridge of the Watchungs, formed by a combination of First and Second Watchung Mountain, its northern terminus is the Ramapo Mountains, near the New York border. A shallow gap separates its southern end from Goffle Hill. Preakness Mountain comprises part of the northern extent of Second Watchung Mountain between the Passaic River and Campgaw Mountain. Along with Packanack Mountain to the west, Preakness Mountain forms the Preakness Range; the three highest peaks of the Watchungs are located in this range. Goffle Hill, part of First Watchung Mountain, flanks the eastern side of Preakness Mountain, its northern end is broken by a shallow gap separating it from Campgaw Mountain, while its southern end is divided from Garret Mountain by the Passaic River in Paterson.
Third Watchung Mountain begins with part of the Preakness Range. The Pompton River separates the south end of Pakanack from the beginning of Towakhow Mountain or Hook Mountain, which runs west-northwest and turns south to form a curve encircling the Great Piece Meadows along the Passaic River, ending near Pine Brook. To the south, the Rockaway and Passaic Rivers flow east through a gap in the range, which resumes south of Beaufort, New Jersey as Riker Hill; the Passaic flows west through another gap north of Chatham, below which Long Hill stretches southwest and west to Millington, where the Passaic drains the Great Swamp and cuts through the range. Third Watchung extends a short distance west of Millington to Liberty Corner, with a spur, Cedar Hill, jutting northeast at Lyons; the Newark Mountains are a historical range, encompassing the ridges of First and Second Watchung Mountain south of the Passaic River. First Watchung Mountain in this range begins in the north as Garret Mountain
Finderne, New Jersey
Finderne is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located within Bridgewater Township, in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 5,600. Located in southeastern Bridgewater between Bound Brook and Somerville, Finderne is a diverse area with older neighborhoods bordering Foothill Road, newer developments, multi-unit housing near the Raritan River/Manville border, as well as commercial and industrial areas; the Middlebrook Crossing industrial park, the Promenade shopping center and TD Bank Ballpark, home to the Somerset Patriots, are located here. Finderne is known for its sizable Costa Rican American population. According to the United States Census Bureau, Finderne had a total area of 4.336 square miles, including 4.095 square miles of land and 0.241 square miles of water. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 5,600 people, 2,147 households, 1,326.846 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,367.4 per square mile.
There were 2,324 housing units at an average density of 567.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the CDP was 70.86% White, 5.61% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 14.77% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 5.93% from other races, 2.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.04% of the population. There were 2,147 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.2% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals, 14.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.19. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.4 years. For every 100 females there were 88.9 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 86.2 males.
The Van Veghten House was built c. 1725 and served as the headquarters of Quartermaster General Nathanael Greene during the second Middlebrook encampment of the American Revolutionary War. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, noted as representing "one of the few remaining Raritan River mansions"