|Glen Gardner, New Jersey|
|— Borough —|
Map of Glen Gardner in Hunterdon County. Inset: Location of Hunterdon County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Glen Gardner, New Jersey
|Incorporated||March 26, 1919|
|- Type||Borough (New Jersey)|
|- Mayor||Stanley S. Kovach|
|- Total||1.6 sq mi (4.0 km2)|
|- Land||1.6 sq mi (4.0 km2)|
|- Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation ||495 ft (151 m)|
|- Density||1,217.6/sq mi (470.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|- Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0885232|
Glen Gardner is located at the extreme western border of Lebanon Township and was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 26, 1919, from portions of both Lebanon Township and Bethlehem Township based on the results of a referendum held that same day. Portions of the borough were ceded to Hampton borough in 1931.
Known for many years as Eveland's Tavern for tavernkeeper John Eveland, it was later known as Spruce Run Mills and Sodom. The village and post office were officially changed to Glen Gardner in 1871 in honor of the Gardner Brothers who established a chair and frame factory in the area.
Glen Gardner is located at (40.697699, -74.941314).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.0 km2), all of it land.
|Population 1930 - 1990.|
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,902 people, 805 households, and 474 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,217.6 people per square mile (470.7/km2). There were 829 housing units at an average density of 530.7/sq mi (205.2/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.69% White, 0.89% African American, 0.11% Native American, 1.47% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.58% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.42% of the population.
There were 805 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.6% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.1% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 3.07.
In the borough the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 41.2% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.7 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $59,917, and the median income for a family was $75,369. Males had a median income of $50,776 versus $40,179 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $28,647. About 4.2% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 1.4% of those age 65 or over.
Glen Gardner 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. The Mayor votes only in the event of a tie. This seven-member governing body enacts local ordinances, levies municipal taxes and conducts the affairs of the borough. The Mayor and Borough Council conducts all of its business during monthly meetings open to the public.
The Mayor of Glen Gardner Borough is Stanley S. Kovach. Members of the Glen Gardner Borough Council are Council President John O'Brien, Carol Morton, Richard Mitterando, Robert Nappa, Linda Rifino and Steven Yaros.
Glen Gardner Borough is in the Seventh Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 23rd Legislative District.
New Jersey's Seventh Congressional District, covering portions of Hunterdon County, Middlesex County, Somerset County and Union County, is represented by Leonard Lance (R, Clinton Township). New Jersey is represented in the Senate by Frank Lautenberg (D, Cliffside Park) and Bob Menendez (D, Hoboken).
For the 2010-2011 Legislative Session, the 23rd District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Michael J. Doherty (R, Oxford Township). He was sworn in on November 23, 2009, after winning an election to fill the seat that had been vacated by Marcia A. Karrow, who had earlier been selected by a party convention to succeed Congressman Leonard Lance, who resigned from the Senate after his election to the U.S. House of Representatives. The district is represented in the Assembly by John DiMaio (R, Hackettstown), who was sworn in to replace Karrow on March 16, 2009, and by Erik Peterson (R, Franklin Township), who was sworn in to replace Doherty on December 7, 2009. The Governor of New Jersey is Jon Corzine (D, Hoboken).
Hunterdon County is governed by a five-member Board of Chosen Freeholders, who serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis. As of 2010, Hunterdon County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director William Mennen (Tewksbury Township), Freeholder Deputy Director Matt Holt (Clinton Town), George B. Melick (Tewksbury Township), Ronald Sworen (Frenchtown), and Robert Walton (Hampton).
Glen Gardner is a non-operating school district, meaning that it does not have any of its own school facilities.
Public school students in grades 9 through 12 attend Voorhees High School in Glen Gardner as part of the North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District. Voorhees High School serves students from Califon Borough, Glen Gardner, Hampton Borough, High Bridge Borough, Lebanon Township and Tewksbury Township.
Notable current and former residents of Glen Gardner include: