Spotswood, New Jersey

borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States

Spotswood is a town in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States.

Spotswood, New Jersey
Borough of Spotswood
Spotswood highlighted in Middlesex County
Spotswood highlighted in Middlesex County
Census Bureau map of Spotswood, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Spotswood, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°23′44″N 74°23′24″W / 40.395687°N 74.390089°W / 40.395687; -74.390089[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
IncorporatedMay 12, 1908
 • TypeFaulkner Act (Mayor-Council)
 • BodyBorough Council
 • MayorEdward T. Seely (term ends December 31, 2020)[3]
 • AdministratorDawn McDonald[4]
 • Municipal clerkPatricia DeStefano[4]
 • Total2.472 sq mi (6.402 km2)
 • Land2.267 sq mi (5.872 km2)
 • Water0.205 sq mi (0.531 km2)  8.29%
 • Rank375th of 566 in state
20th of 25 in county[1]
Elevation36 ft (11 m)
 • Total8,257
 • Estimate 
 • Rank278th of 566 in state
20th of 25 in county[8]
 • Density3,642.2/sq mi (1,406.3/km2)
  • Rank175th of 566 in state
13th of 25 in county[8]
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP code
Area code(s)732 Exchanges: 251.416,723 [11]
FIPS code3402369810[1][12][13]
GNIS feature ID0885405[1][14]

History change

Its first settler James Johnston originally called the place "Spotteswoode", named for his old place of residence in Scotland. The settlement dates back to 1685.[15][16]

Spotswood was originally part of East Brunswick Township, but decided to become its own town on April 15, 1908.[17][18]

Geography change

The town had a total area of 2.472 square miles (6.402 km2).

Population change

As of the 2000 United States Census[12] there were 7,880 people, 3,099 households, and 2,163 families residing in the borough.

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 2010 Census Gazetteer Files: New Jersey County Subdivisions, United States Census Bureau. Accessed May 21, 2015.
  2. US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  3. 2017 New Jersey Mayors Directory, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. Accessed May 30, 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Directory Archived 2013-05-26 at the Wayback Machine, Borough of Spotswood. Accessed July 13, 2016.
  5. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Borough of Spotswood, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed March 14, 2013.
  6. DP-1 – Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 for Spotswood borough, Middlesex County, New Jersey Archived 2020-02-12 at, United States Census Bureau. Accessed November 27, 2012.
  7. Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2010 for Spotswood borough Archived 2015-06-06 at the Wayback Machine, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Accessed November 27, 2012.
  8. 8.0 8.1 GCT-PH1 Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 – State – County Subdivision from the 2010 Census Summary File 1 for New Jersey Archived 2020-02-12 at, United States Census Bureau. Accessed November 27, 2012.
  9. Look Up a ZIP Code for Spotswood, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed November 27, 2012.
  10. Zip Codes, State of New Jersey. Accessed November 5, 2013.
  11. Area Code Lookup – NPA NXX for Sparta, NJ, Accessed November 6, 2013.
  12. 12.0 12.1 American FactFinder Archived 2008-05-21 at the Wayback Machine, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  13. A Cure for the Common Codes: New Jersey Archived 2012-05-27 at, Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed October 30, 2012.
  14. US Board on Geographic Names, United States Geological Survey. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  15. Cheslow, Jerry. "If You're Thinking of Living in: Spotswood", The New York Times, May 30, 1993. Accessed November 6, 2013. "Named for the town of Spotteswoode in Scotland, the borough traces its history to 1685, when a Scot named James Johnstone took advantage of an offer from the British proprietors of New Jersey of 50 acres to anyone willing to move to outlying areas. Thus, Spotswood became the first European settlement in southern Middlesex County."
  16. "Spotswood Borough". Archived from the original on 2017-09-07. Retrieved 2016-01-05.
  17. Snyder, John P. The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 174. Accessed October 25, 2012.
  18. Honeyman, Abraham Van Doren. Index-analysis of the Statutes of New Jersey, 1896-1909: Together with References to All Acts, and Parts of Acts, in the 'General Statutes' and Pamphlet Laws Expressly Repealed: and the Statutory Crimes of New Jersey During the Same Period, p. 263. New Jersey Law Journal Publishing Company, 1910. Accessed October 8, 2015.