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Green Brook township, NJ map Land area: 4.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 5,654 (all urban)
Males: 2,704  (47.8%)
Females: 2,950  (52.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 5,367 (4,928 owner occupied, 439 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

8%
State:

34%


Races in Green Brook township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 85.2%
  • Black: 1.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 8.0%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.9%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 39.9
Median age of females: 40.9

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Average household size: 2.84

Green Brook township:

2.8 people
New Jersey:

2.7 people

Average family size: 3.20

Estimated median household income in 2009: $94,206 ($80,644 in 1999)
This township:

$94,206
New Jersey:

$68,342

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $1,462 (lower quartile is $1,084, upper quartile is $1,782)
Here:

$1,462
State:

$962

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $431,356 (it was $238,700 in 2000)
Green Brook township:

$431,356
New Jersey:

$348,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $329,816 - $606,895

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $599,376
Here:

$599,376
State:

$429,197

Townhouses or other attached units: $360,964
Here:

$360,964
State:

$286,566

In 2-unit structures: $444,043
Here:

$444,043
State:

$397,697

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $367,067
Here:

$367,067
State:

$292,192
Population density: 1235 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

2.4%
Whole state:

8.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

1.0%
Whole state:

4.2%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Green Brook township: Green Brook Rescue Squad (A), Green Brook Volunteer Fire Department (B), Green Brook Fire Prevention Bureau (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Hofheimer Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Green Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Green Brook township: Washington Rock State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 742 (71% naturalized citizens)

Green Brook township:  13.1%
State:  17.5%

61% of Green Brook township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in New Jersey.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 3521
  • Northeast: 986
  • Midwest: 104
  • South: 181
  • West: 64

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $162,500

Green Brook township, New Jersey satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in Green Brook township, New Jersey:

  • 172 people in nursing homes
  • 111 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,623
  • One, attached: 96
  • Two: 39
  • 3 or 4: 6
  • 5 to 9: 73
  • 10 to 19: 76
  • 20 to 49: 3

Housing units in Green Brook township with a mortgage: 1,195 (124 second mortgage, 161 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 359

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 18
  • 1995 to 1998: 370
  • 1990 to 1994: 92
  • 1980 to 1989: 183
  • 1970 to 1979: 157
  • 1960 to 1969: 285
  • 1950 to 1959: 477
  • 1940 to 1949: 146
  • 1939 or earlier: 188

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Green Brook township, New Jersey:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 7
  • 4 rooms: 71
  • 5 rooms: 187
  • 6 rooms: 339
  • 7 rooms: 349
  • 8 rooms: 362
  • 9 or more rooms: 401

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Green Brook township, New Jersey:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 19
  • 4 rooms: 63
  • 5 rooms: 50
  • 6 rooms: 32
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 8
  • 9 or more rooms: 5

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Green Brook township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 244
  • 3 bedrooms: 593
  • 4 bedrooms: 719
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 160

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Green Brook township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 24
  • 2 bedrooms: 92
  • 3 bedrooms: 48
  • 4 bedrooms: 8
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 5

Cars and other vehicles available in Green Brook township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 22
  • 1 vehicle: 322
  • 2 vehicles: 892
  • 3 vehicles: 353
  • 4 vehicles: 101
  • 5 or more vehicles: 26

Cars and other vehicles available in Green Brook township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 7
  • 1 vehicle: 108
  • 2 vehicles: 45
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 17
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Chemicals (5%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)
  • Educational services (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)
  • Chemicals (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Green Brook township:

  • Italian (21.7%)
  • German (14.6%)
  • Irish (13.6%)
  • Polish (7.4%)
  • English (4.6%)
  • United States or American (3.2%)
  • Russian (1.9%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • India (20%)
  • United Kingdom (8%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Pakistan (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • Cuba (6%)
  • Italy (6%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,319 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 226 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 9 (0%)
  • Railroad: 95 (3%)
  • Bicycle: 15 (1%)
  • Walked: 33 (1%)
  • Other means: 7 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 100 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)
  • Electricity (5%)

People in group quarters in Green Brook township, New Jersey:

  • 172 people in nursing homes
  • 111 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded

81.1% of residents of Green Brook township speak English at home.
3.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
10.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
4.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 24% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (53% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 30% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,368
  • In family households: 4,908 (1,185 male householders, 330 female householders)
    1,327 spouses, 1,744 children (1,609 natural, 86 adopted, 49 stepchildren), 32 grandchildren, 56 brothers or sisters, 96 parents, 70 other relatives, 68 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 460 (151 male householders (95 living alone)), 224 female householders (206 living alone)), 85 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 286 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 605 2-persons, 329 3-persons, 356 4-persons, 151 5-persons, 67 6-persons, 7 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 301 1-person, 64 2-persons, 7 4-persons, 3 5-persons,

1,166 married couples with children.
135 single-parent households (44 men, 91 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 11
Here:

1.7%
New Jersey:

13.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 19
Here:

8.6%
New Jersey:

13.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 44
Here:

25.9%
New Jersey:

30.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Green Brook township:

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