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US State New Jersey Municipalities With Geoname IDs

This dataset includes data about 565 municipalities of New Jersey, US state, including the GeoName ID for each municipality. The data describes New Jersey’s municipalities with regard to the population size, county, type, the form of government and the aspects related to its establishment, change of type and name.

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The source of the data contained in this dataset is Open Knowledge International. The dataset was enriched with data from Wikipedia, which is one of the primary sources of data, along with GeoNames.org.

There are five types of municipalities in the state: boroughs (250), cities (52), towns (15), townships (245) and villages (4). The sources of data used for the article on Wikipedia are as follows:
– The Official Web Site for The State of New Jersey. Archived from the original on 2018-03-19. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
– Census 2010: New Jersey;
– Snyder, John P. “The Story of New Jersey’s Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968” (PDF). Retrieved 29 August 2016;
– Staff. “Artifacts found during search of Edison’s Piscatawaytown”, Edison Sentinel, October 12, 2011. Accessed March 22, 2012. “Three artifacts discovered in the township’s oldest neighborhood are believed to date back to the Colonial era…. Piscatawatown and the Commons were founded in 1666 as the original settlement of Piscataway. The Commons is still public land and is one of the few remaining commons areas in the state. The location was part of Piscataway Township until 1870, when it became part of Raritan Township. In 1954, the area became part of Edison;
– Knapp, Krystal (October 1, 2012). “Merged Municipality Will Be Called Princeton, New Jersey”. Planet Princeton. Retrieved January 2, 2013;
– “Vernon Township Mayor’s Office website”;
– New Jersey State Commission on County and Municipal Government, Modern Forms of Municipal Government, 1992, Chapter VI: Municipal Names and Municipal Classification.

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New Jersey Municipalities, NJ Counties, New Jersey Cities, New Jersey City List, New Jersey Towns, New Jersey Population, Major Cities In New Jersey, New Jersey GeoNames ID

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The List Of Municipalities Of State New Jersey, New Jersey Cities, Towns, Townships, Villages and Boroughs

Data Fields

Name Description Type Constraints
Municipality_Geoname_IDThe unique identifier in the GeoNames geographical databaseintegerunique : 1required : 1level : Nominal
Rank_By_Population_SizeThe rank of a municipality among New Jersey municipalities, according to population sizeintegerrequired : 1level : Ordinal
MunicipalityMunicipality's namestringrequired : 1
CountyThe name of the county where the municipality is localizedstringrequired : 1
Population_Size_In_2010The population size of a municipality according to the 2010 censusintegerrequired : 1level : Ratio
Population_Size_In_2017The population size of a municipality according to the 2010 censusintegerrequired : 1level : Ratio
Municipality_TypeOne of the five types of municipalities met in New Jersey (borough, city, town, township and village)stringrequired : 1
Form_Of_GovernmentThe form of government the municipality employsstring-
Community_Establishment_YearThe year when first community has been established on the current municipality areadate-
Community_Incorporation_YearThe year when the community established on the current municipality area, incorporated in form of localitydate-
NotesInformation regarding municipalities changes over time, along with the year the change occurredstring-

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Municipality Geoname IDRank By Population SizeMunicipalityCountyPopulation Size In 2010Population Size In 2017Municipality TypeForm Of GovernmentCommunity Establishment YearCommunity Incorporation YearNotes
51018151NewarkEssex277140285154CityFaulkner Act (mayor–council)16661693Known as a Township. Reincorporated as a City in 1836.
50998352Jersey CityHudson247597270753CityFaulkner Act (mayor–council)16301838
51024833PatersonPassaic146199148678CityFaulkner Act (mayor–council)17911831Know as a Township. Reincorporated as a City in 1851.
50976014ElizabethUnion124969130215CityFaulkner Act (mayor–council)16641855
50975415EdisonMiddlesex99967102450TownshipFaulkner Act (mayor–council)16661870Known as Raritan Township. Renamed Edison in 1954.
51065436Woodbridge TownshipMiddlesex99585101965TownshipFaulkner Act (mayor–council)16641798
51002957Lakewood TownshipOcean92843102682TownshipTownship (New Jersey)17501892
45015548Toms RiverOcean9123993017TownshipFaulkner Act (mayor–council)17681798Known as Dover Township. Renamed Toms River in 2006.
50987849Hamilton TownshipMercer8846489078TownshipFaulkner Act (mayor–council)16881842
510550310TrentonMercer8491384964CityFaulkner Act (mayor–council)17191792