Bernards Township, New Jersey
Van Dorn's Mill in Franklin Corners
Van Dorn's Mill in Franklin Corners
Flag of Bernards Township, New Jersey
Location of Bernards Township in Somerset County highlighted in yellow (right). Inset map: Location of Somerset County in New Jersey highlighted in black (left).
Location of Bernards Township in Somerset County highlighted in yellow (right). Inset map: Location of Somerset County in New Jersey highlighted in black (left).
Census Bureau map of Bernards Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Bernards Township, New Jersey
Bernards Township is located in Somerset County, New Jersey
Bernards Township
Bernards Township
Location in Somerset County
Bernards Township is located in New Jersey
Bernards Township
Bernards Township
Location in New Jersey
Bernards Township is located in the United States
Bernards Township
Bernards Township
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 40°40′39″N 74°34′02″W / 40.677455°N 74.567277°W / 40.677455; -74.567277[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Somerset
Royal charterMay 24, 1760
IncorporatedFebruary 21, 1798
Named forSir Francis Bernard, 1st Baronet
Government
 • TypeTownship
 • BodyTownship Committee
 • MayorJennifer L. Asay (R, term ends December 31, 2024)[3][4]
 • AdministratorPat Monaco[5]
 • Municipal clerkChristine V. Kieffer[6]
Area
 • Total24.33 sq mi (63.01 km2)
 • Land24.20 sq mi (62.68 km2)
 • Water0.13 sq mi (0.33 km2)  0.52%
 • Rank112th of 565 in state
6th of 21 in county[1]
Elevation249 ft (76 m)
Population
 • Total27,830
 • Estimate 
(2023)[9][11]
28,100
 • Rank89th of 565 in state
4th of 21 in county[12]
 • Density1,150.0/sq mi (444.0/km2)
  • Rank368th of 565 in state
11th of 21 in county[12]
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
07920, 07939 – Basking Ridge[13]
07938 – Liberty Corner[14]
07939 – Lyons[15]
07931 – Far Hills[16][17]
Area code908[18]
FIPS code3403505560[1][19][20]
GNIS feature ID0882174[1][21]
Websitewww.bernards.org

Bernards Township (/ˈbɜːrnərdz/[22]) is a township in Somerset County, in the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of the 2020 United States census, the township's population was 27,830,[9][10] an increase of 1,178 (+4.4%) from the 2010 census count of 26,652,[23][24] reflecting an increase of 2,077 (+8.5%) from the 24,575 counted in the 2000 census.[25]

Located on the eastern end of the Somerset Hills region,[26] the township is a bedroom suburb of New York City in the much larger New York metropolitan area, located within the Raritan Valley region.[27]

History

Bernards Township was originally formed by royal charter on May 24, 1760, as Bernardston Township from remaining portions of Northern precinct.[28] It was incorporated as Bernards Township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798, as one of New Jersey's initial group of 104 townships. Portions of the township were taken to form Warren Township (March 5, 1806), Far Hills (April 7, 1921) and Bernardsville (March 6, 1924).[29] The township celebrated its 250th charter anniversary in May 2010.[28]

A set of referendums to create independent boroughs from portions of Bernards Township were held in June 1921, which would have left only Liberty Corner and Lyons remaining in Bernards Township if all three proposals had been approved; The referendum in Far Hills passed and the vote in Bernardsville failed in 1921, but ultimately passed in 1924.[30] Voters rejected the creation of proposed borough of Basking Ridge by a more than 4–1 margin.[31]

The township was named for Sir Francis Bernard, 1st Baronet, who served as governor of the Province of New Jersey.[32][33]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 24.33 square miles (63.01 km2), including 24.20 square miles (62.68 km2) of land and 0.13 square miles (0.33 km2) of water (0.52%).[1][2]

The township is roughly bounded by the Second Watchung Mountain in the southwest, the Dead River swamp on the south, the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Passaic River, and Millington Gorge in the east.

Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Basking Ridge, Franklin Corners, Green Knoll, Hardscrabble, Liberty Corner, Lyons, Madisonville, Mount Horeb, Somerset Mills, State Park, Stone House and White Bridge.[34][35] Martinsville is an unincorporated area in Bridgewater Township, whose 08836 ZIP Code also covers portions of Bernards Township.

The township borders Bedminster Township and Far Hills to the west, Bernardsville to the northwest, Bridgewater Township to the southwest, and Warren Township to the southeast in Somerset County and Harding Township to the northeast and Long Hill to the east in Morris County.[36][37][38]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
17902,377
18101,876
18202,06310.0%
18302,0620.0%
18403,98693.3%
18502,267−43.1%
18602,4719.0%
18702,369−4.1%
18802,62210.7%
18902,558−2.4%
19003,06619.9%
19104,60850.3%
19204,243−7.9%
19302,293*−46.0%
19404,51296.8%
19507,48765.9%
19609,01820.4%
197013,30547.5%
198012,920−2.9%
199017,19933.1%
200024,57542.9%
201026,6528.5%
202027,8304.4%
2023 (est.)28,100[9][11]1.0%
Population sources:
1790–1920[39] 1840[40] 1850–1870[41]
1850[42] 1870[43] 1880–1890[44]
1890–1910[45] 1910–1930[46]
1940–2000[47] 2000[48][49]
2010[23][24] 2020[9][10]
* = Lost territory in previous decade.[29]

2010 census

The 2010 United States census counted 26,652 people, 9,783 households, and 6,897 families in the township. The population density was 1,113.6 per square mile (430.0/km2). There were 10,103 housing units at an average density of 422.1 per square mile (163.0/km2). The racial makeup was 81.83% (21,809) White, 1.89% (504) Black or African American, 0.08% (20) Native American, 13.80% (3,679) Asian, 0.03% (7) Pacific Islander, 0.55% (147) from other races, and 1.82% (486) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.95% (1,054) of the population.[23]

Of the 9,783 households, 40.0% had children under the age of 18; 61.7% were married couples living together; 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present and 29.5% were non-families. Of all households, 26.6% were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.27.[23]

28.8% of the population were under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 20.6% from 25 to 44, 32.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.1 years. For every 100 females, the population had 93.5 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 88.5 males.[23]

The Census Bureau's 2006–2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $123,285 (with a margin of error of +/− $7,030) and the median family income was $153,906 (+/− $14,565). Males had a median income of $123,390 (+/− $9,621) versus $86,272 (+/− $9,195) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $67,809 (+/− $4,972). About 2.1% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.[50]

2000 census

At the 2000 United States census[19] there were 24,575 people, 9,242 households and 6,487 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,023.8 inhabitants per square mile (395.3/km2). There were 9,485 housing units at an average density of 395.1 per square mile (152.5/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 89.20% White, 1.44% African American, 0.05% Native American, 7.85% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 2.63% of the population.[48][49]

There were 9,242 households, of which 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.0% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.2% 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 3.17.[48][49]

Age distribution was 27.7% under the age of 18, 3.2% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.[48][49]

The median income for a household in the township was $107,204, and the median income for a family was $135,806. Males had a median income of $95,758 versus $60,865 for females. The per capita income for the township was $56,521. About 0.6% of families and 1.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.2% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.[48][49]

Economy

The headquarters of Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, Fedders, Hitachi Power Systems USA[51] and Verizon Wireless are located in the township. Verizon Communications, which maintains its world headquarters in New York City, has located operations of its major business units in buildings that were formerly AT&T's world headquarters.[52]

Government

Local government

Bernards Township operates under the Township form of New Jersey municipal government, one of 141 municipalities (of the 564) statewide that use this form, the second-most commonly used form of government in the state.[53] 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.[7][54] At an annual reorganization meeting held during the first week of January, the Township Committee selects one of its members to serve as Mayor and another as Deputy Mayor.[3]

As of 2024, members of the Bernards Township Committee are Mayor Jennifer L. Asay (R, term on committee and as mayor ends December 31, 2024), Deputy Mayor Janice M. Fields (R, term on committee ends 2025; term as deputy mayor ends 2024), Gary S. Baumann (R, 2026), Ana Duarte McCarthy (D, 2026) and Andrew J. McNally (R, 2024).[3][55][56][57][58][59]

Federal, state and county representation

Bernards Township is located in the 7th Congressional District[60] and is part of New Jersey's 21st state legislative district.[61]

Prior to the 2010 Census, Bernards Township had been part of the 11th 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.[62]

For the 118th United States Congress, New Jersey's 7th congressional district is represented by Thomas Kean Jr. (R, Westfield).[63] New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2027)[64] and Bob Menendez (Englewood Cliffs, term ends 2025).[65][66]

For the 2024-2025 session, the 21st legislative district of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Jon Bramnick (R, Westfield) and in the General Assembly by Michele Matsikoudis (R, New Providence) and Nancy Munoz (R, Summit).[67]

Somerset County is governed by a five-member Board of County Commissioners, whose members are elected at-large to three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with one or two seats coming up for election each year. At an annual reorganization meeting held on the first Friday of January, the board selects a Director and deputy director from among its members.[68] As of 2024, Somerset County's County Commissioners are:

Director Shanel Robinson (D, Franklin Township, 2024),[69] Melonie Marano (D, Green Brook Township, 2025),[70] Paul Drake (D, Hillsborough Township, 2026),[71] Douglas Singleterry (D, North Plainfield, 2026)[72] and Deputy Director Sara Sooy (D, Bernards Township, 2024).[73][74][75][76][77]

Constitutional officers, elected on a countywide basis are: Clerk Steve Peter (D, Somerville, 2027),[78][79] Sheriff Darrin Russo (D, Franklin Township, 2025)[80][81] and Surrogate Bernice "Tina" Jalloh (D, Franklin Township, 2025)[82][83][76]

Elections

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 18,377 registered voters in Bernards Township, of which 3,544 (19.3% vs. 26.0% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 7,019 (38.2% vs. 25.7%) were registered as Republicans and 7,803 (42.5% vs. 48.2%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 11 voters registered to as Libertarians or Greens.[84] Among the township's 2010 Census population, 69.0% (vs. 60.4% in Somerset County) were registered to vote, including 96.9% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 80.4% countywide).[84][85]

In the 2012 presidential election, Republican Mitt Romney received 59.2% of the vote (7,879 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 40.1% (5,338 votes), and other candidates with 0.8% (101 votes), among the 13,383 ballots cast by the township's 19,555 registered voters (65 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 68.4%.[86][87] In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 8,078 votes here (56.1% vs. 46.1% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 6,143 votes (42.6% vs. 52.1%) and other candidates with 99 votes (0.7% vs. 1.1%), among the 14,405 ballots cast by the township's 18,039 registered voters, for a turnout of 79.9% (vs. 78.7% in Somerset County).[88] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 8,364 votes here (60.6% vs. 51.5% countywide), ahead of Democrat John Kerry with 5,317 votes (38.5% vs. 47.2%) and other candidates with 84 votes (0.6% vs. 0.9%), among the 13,812 ballots cast by the township's 16,534 registered voters, for a turnout of 83.5% (vs. 81.7% in the whole county).[89]

In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 77.1% of the vote (6,505 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 21.7% (1,829 votes), and other candidates with 1.2% (105 votes), among the 8,547 ballots cast by the township's 19,701 registered voters (108 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 43.4%.[90][91] In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 6,124 votes here (59.5% vs. 55.8% countywide), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 2,639 votes (25.6% vs. 34.1%), Independent Chris Daggett with 1,427 votes (13.9% vs. 8.7%) and other candidates with 33 votes (0.3% vs. 0.7%), among the 10,293 ballots cast by the township's 18,244 registered voters, yielding a 56.4% turnout (vs. 52.5% in the county).[92]

Bernards vote by party
in presidential elections
Year Democratic Republican Third Parties
2020 55.9% 9,398 42.2% 7,086 1.2% 208
2016 48.6% 6,912 47.8% 6,795 3.6% 518
2012 40.1% 5,338 59.2% 7,879 0.8% 101
2008 42.6% 6,143 56.1% 8,078 0.7% 99
2004 38.5% 5,317 60.6% 8,364 0.6% 84

Education

Students in public school for pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade are served by the Bernards Township School District.[93] As of the 2020–21 school year, the district, comprised of six schools, had an enrollment of 4,874 students and 456.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.7:1.[94] Schools in the district (with 2020–21 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[95]) are Cedar Hill Elementary School[96] with 483 students in grades K-5, Liberty Corner Elementary School[97] with 466 students in grades K-5, Mount Prospect Elementary School[98] with 507 students in grades PreK-5, Oak Street Elementary School[99] with 406 students in grades K-5, William Annin Middle School[100] with 1,201 students in grades 6-8 and Ridge High School[101] with 1,794 students in grades 9-12.[102][103][104][105] The district offers its Integrated Preschool Program for children on the autism spectrum, utilizing the principles of applied behavior analysis.[106]

During the 2009–10 school year, Ridge High School was awarded the National Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, the highest award an American school can receive.[107] The school had also won the award for the 1986–1987 school year.[108] Mount Prospect Elementary School was one of 11 in the state to be recognized in 2014 by the United States Department of Education's National Blue Ribbon Schools Program.[109][110] In 2015, Liberty Corner School was one of 15 schools in New Jersey, and one of nine public schools, recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School in the exemplary high performing category.[111][112]

Ridge High School was ranked 194th, the second-highest in New Jersey, in Newsweek magazine's 2010 rankings of America's Best High Schools.[113] The school was the 9th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 328 schools statewide, in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2010 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", after being ranked 12th in 2010 out of 322 schools.[114] The Ridge High School was ranked 37th best in America in 2015 by Newsweek.

Pingry School, a private coeducational college preparatory day school, has its upper campus, for grades 6 to 12, located in Basking Ridge (prior to 2013 the campus was listed as being located in Martinsville).[115]

Saint James School is a parochial elementary school for students in preschool through eighth grade that operates under the supervision of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen.[116][117]

Transportation

Interstate 287 northbound in Bernards Township
Lyons train station in Bernards Township

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 138.86 miles (223.47 km) of roadways, of which 109.20 miles (175.74 km) were maintained by the municipality, 21.13 miles (34.01 km) by Somerset County and 8.53 miles (13.73 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.[118]

Major roads serving Bernards Township include Interstate 78,[119] Interstate 287[120] and U.S. Route 202.[121]

Public transportation

NJ Transit train service is available at the Basking Ridge station[122] and Lyons station[123] on the Gladstone Branch, providing service between Gladstone and Hoboken Terminal.[124]

Lakeland Bus Lines provides Route 78 rush-hour service from Bedminster to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan.[125]

Points of interest

Volunteer Effort - Terrebonne Parish

In 2005, after Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita, which had a devastating effect on the Greater New Orleans area, the Bernards Township Regional Chamber of Commerce, under the leadership of former Mayor Albert LiCata, organized and sent truckloads of supplies to assist residents of Houma, Louisiana. In 2007, the Parish returned the favor by sending the Terrebonne High School Marching band on a 26-hour bus ride to the Bernards Township Chamber's Holiday Parade to march at their event and perform a Christmas concert for the public at a local church.[133]

Justice Department lawsuit

On November 22, 2016, the United States Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Bernards Township, alleging "that the township violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) when it denied zoning approval to allow the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge to build a mosque on land it owns."[134]

In January 2017 the township hired Trenton-based Burton Trent Public Affairs to help manage the negative publicity associated with the Justice Department's allegations.[135] The contract was reportedly worth $45,000.

Notable people

See also: Category:People from Bernards Township, New Jersey

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Bernards Township include:

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