U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New Jersey
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-05-2012, 09:50 AM
 
5,977 posts, read 6,200,739 times
Reputation: 3271

Advertisements

Not sure if everyone knows this, but there's an amazing feature to city-data, aside from the forums. Every state has a list of all of it's cities and when you click on any city it has pictures and tons of info, i.e. schools, taxes, jobs, etc. For whatever reason Sparta is not listed, but Newton is. Does anyone know why? Thanks

//www.city-data.com/city/New-Jersey.html
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-07-2012, 06:18 AM
 
129 posts, read 184,953 times
Reputation: 101
I checked the site and under "Lake Mohawk" you will find what you are looking for. Of course this is confusing since the town is known as Sparta. Perhaps Lake Mohawk is the postal address for anyone who lives in Sparta..........anyone care to clarify?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-07-2012, 01:13 PM
 
5,977 posts, read 6,200,739 times
Reputation: 3271
Quote:
Originally Posted by lizzytish View Post
I checked the site and under "Lake Mohawk" you will find what you are looking for. Of course this is confusing since the town is known as Sparta. Perhaps Lake Mohawk is the postal address for anyone who lives in Sparta..........anyone care to clarify?
Wow, you're right. I have never heard of Lake Mohawk, NJ. It's funny, on the map, you clearly see the city of Sparta, but City-data refers to it as Lake Mohawk. Can anyone who is more familiar clear this up? Thanks

//www.city-data.com/city/Lake-M...ew-Jersey.html
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-07-2012, 05:28 PM
PDD
 
Location: The Sand Hills of NC
8,774 posts, read 16,103,816 times
Reputation: 11934
Lots of "towns" in NJ are known by their Twp. name so that my be why they are not listed as cities.

Branchburg, Bridgewater, Warren,Twp. are popular central jersey towns and are not listed but Washington Twp. is.

Perhaps those folks who put this site together know the answer to your question.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-07-2012, 06:04 PM
 
16,435 posts, read 19,850,295 times
Reputation: 21318
Quote:
Originally Posted by PDD View Post
Branchburg, Bridgewater, Warren,Twp. are popular central jersey towns and are not listed but Washington Twp. is.

Perhaps those folks who put this site together know the answer to your question.

Those aren't the only examples of this strange assortment of "town" listings.
For instance, Franklin Twp, with a population of ~50k people, is not listed, but Somerset--which is a part of Franklin Twp (with a population of ~22k people)--IS listed.

Somerset does not have its own government, police, or other municipal services, and instead shares all services with the other parts of the township (Griggstown, Middlebush, Franklin Park, Pleasant Plains, East Millstone, Blackwells Mills, Little Rocky Hill). Essentially, Somerset is just a zip code within Franklin Twp.

It seems that whoever compiled this list was not fully knowledgeable about what constituted a municipality, and what constituted a neighborhood/community within a municipality.

Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-07-2012, 08:08 PM
 
Location: NJ
12,284 posts, read 33,052,616 times
Reputation: 5263
There is no Lake Mohawk mailing address, those residents are in Sparta with a Sparta mailing address.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-08-2012, 07:38 PM
 
5,977 posts, read 6,200,739 times
Reputation: 3271
Quote:
Originally Posted by tahiti View Post
There is no Lake Mohawk mailing address, those residents are in Sparta with a Sparta mailing address.
Someone needs to pm the people who put together that part of City-Data.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-08-2012, 08:45 PM
 
129 posts, read 184,953 times
Reputation: 101
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sophiasmommy View Post
Someone needs to pm the people who put together that part of City-Data.
Ditto that!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-09-2012, 01:23 PM
 
1,450 posts, read 3,038,561 times
Reputation: 725
Some one also should mention that they are lumping towns together as one, when in fact they are two separate and distinct municipalities....C/D lists "Chester" "Rockaway" "Chatham" as well as "Mendham" as one community, although as we all know they all are both Townships and a separate Borough. Those where just the ones I spotted during a quick scan, I am sure there are others. Interestingly, they seem to combine both municipalities poplutations into one total, and then pick some of the other statistics from one, and some statistics from another. Clearly this very can be very confusing and misleading to people using this site when searching for info, especially if they have no familiarity with the region.

Perhaps a forum moderator can let us know whom to contact and how we can help to rectify/clarify these errors?

KoalaNJ
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-09-2012, 01:33 PM
 
1,450 posts, read 3,038,561 times
Reputation: 725
I just did a bit of digging and came across the address to contact the owners of this forum (C/D) to let them know of mistakes. errors@city-data.com Perhaps if we all took the time to send in the factual corrections, we can make a difference!

KoalaNJ
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New Jersey
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top