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.