Stanhope is a borough in Sussex
As of the United States 2000 Census
borough population was 3,584.
was formed by an act of the New
Jersey Legislature on March 24, 1904, from portions of Byram
Stanhope is located at (40.911163, -74.704899).
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the borough has a total area of
2.2 square miles
), of which, 1.9 square miles
) of it is land and 0.3 square miles
) of it (15.38%) is water.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 3,584
people, 1,384 households, and 978 families residing in the borough.
The population density
1,913.6 people per square mile (740.0/km2
). There were
1,419 housing units at an average density of 757.7/sq mi
). The racial makeup of the borough was 93.55%
, 1.34% African American
, 0.08% Pacific Islander
, 1.40% from
, and 2.04%
from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 4.05% of the
There were 1,384 households out of which 34.3% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples
living together, 8.9% had a female
householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families.
22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.2% had
someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average
household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.10.
In the borough the population was spread out with 25.1% under the
age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 34.7% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45
to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age
was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 90.2 males. For
every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $63,059, and
the median income for a family was $73,203. Males had a median
income of $49,861 versus $36,545 for females. The per capita income
for the borough was
$27,535. About 1.7% of families and 2.2% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 0.7%
of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.
Stanhope 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. 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.
of Stanhope Borough is Diana Kuncken
(term ends December 31, 2011). Members of the Borough Council are
James Benson (2011), Rose Marie Maio (2010), Michael Depew (2009),
Staci Santucci (2011), Michael Vance (2010) and George Graham
Federal, state and county representation
Stanhope Borough is in the Eleventh Congressional District and is
part of New Jersey's 24th Legislative District.
The Stanhope Public Schools
serve students in Kindergarten through eighth grade. The Valley
Road school serves kindergarten through eighth grade, with 423
students as 2005-06.
9 - 12, public school students attend Lenape Valley
Regional High School, which serves Netcong in Morris County and the Sussex County communities of Stanhope and Byram
On July 18, 2009, Valley Road School social studies teacher
Jennifer Macones won the 2009 Mrs. New Jersey pageant. First
runner-up in the 2008 pageant, she moves on to the Mrs. America
contest, held in Tuscan, Arizona. The Mrs. New Jersey contest was held in
She discovered the pageant while
researching New Jersey online with her students.
- Stanhope is noted for its highway oddity. Upon the completion
of Interstate 80 (circa
1974), Old U.S. Route 206 through Stanhope was renamed
Route 183. A section of
Interstate 80 now acts as a traffic bypass around Stanhope.
- Waterloo Village, (located in Byram) in Allamuchy Mountain State Park,
exhibits many different time periods from a 400 year old Lenape (Delaware) Native American
village to a bustling port along the once prosperous Morris Canal. The early 19th-century
village contains a working mill with gristmills and sawmills, a
general store, a blacksmith shop and restored houses. Classical and
popular music programs are available to the public during the
Notable current and former residents of Stanhope include:
- Gamaliel Bartlett (1796-1859)
was the first postmaster at Stanhope. He was appointed in 1823 by
President James Monroe. In 1829 Mr. Bartlett petitioned the Sussex
County Court for a license to "...keep an Inn or Tavern in the
house in which he now lives, in the Township of Byram..." It
was signed by the 16 town council members (referred to as
Freeholders!). Probably the location of the proposed licensed
premises was what is locally referred to as: The Stanhope
- Jason Kaplan, member of
The Howard Stern
- Joe Reo, lead singer for Hidden in Plain View.
- Dave Yovanovits, (1981-), Guard
for the Cleveland Browns.
- "The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968", John
P. Snyder, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey;
1969. p. 232.
- 2005 New Jersey Legislative District Data Book,
Rutgers University Edward
J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, April 2005,
- Stanhope Department Directory, accessed September 30,
2007 - term end dates not updated for 2007 as of date
- Stanhope Borough, Sussex County, New Jersey.
Accessed September 30, 2007. Shows 2006 term end dates as of date
- New faces in Stanhope, New Jersey Herald by
Tom Howell Jr., January 2, 2007.
- 2008 New Jersey Citizen's Guide to Government, New
Jersey League of Women Voters, p. 64.
Accessed September 30, 2009.
- Data for the Stanhope Public Schools,
National Center for
Education Statistics. Accessed February 27, 2008.
- Lenape Valley Regional High School 2007 Report Card
narrative, New Jersey Department of
Education. Accessed February 27, 2008. "Blending a traditional
program with a vision for the future, Lenape Valley Regional High
School located in the town of Stanhope is a high school of
significant prominence in our geographic region. Serving the
communities of Byram Township, Netcong Boro, and Stanhope Borough,
and bridging Morris and Sussex counties..."
- Stanhope teacher takes Mrs. New Jersey title,
- Dave Yovanovits player profile, New York Jets, accessed
April 26, 2007. "Resides in Stanhope, NJ."