Township of Long Hill

General Information

Long Hill Township was incorporated as Passaic Township in 1866. In November, 1992 the voters elected to change the name of the municipality to Long Hill. Long Hill was named one of 25 Great Towns by New Jersey Magazine in March, 1999.

The Township consists of four communities: the villages of Gillette, Millington and Stirling, and the hamlet of Meyersville. Homestead Park is the name of the first subdivision in the Township developed in the 1920's.

Long Hill Township is located in the most southern part of Morris County, New Jersey. It is bounded by the Passaic River on the south and west, and by the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge on the north. It borders both Union and Somerset Counties.

In colonial times, Long Hill Township was part of the "Lord Stirling Grant" that included much of the area from Summit to Bernardsville, between Morristown and Watchung.

Long Hill Township has a Township Committee form of government. Five members of the Township Committee are elected for staggered three-year terms. The Committee elects a Chairperson to serve as Mayor for one year.

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Post Offices In Long Hill

Counter Lobby - Boxes Only
Millington 
07946
40°40'25" N 
74°31'25" W
1936 Long Hill Road 
908-647-1279
8:00-4:30 M-F 
10:00-12:00 Sat
7:00-5:00 M-F 
8:00-12:00 Sat
Stirling 
07980
40°40'02.2" N 
74°31'19.5" W
1153 Valley Road 
908-647-0206
Gillette 
07933
40°40'29.7" N 
74°31'53.4" W
594 Valley Road 
908-647-3135
The approximate boundaries of the ZIP codes in Long Hill Township are shown on the street maps web pages.

Local Post Office History

FedEx - drop boxes at Gillette & Stirling PO 
800-GO-FEDEX
United Parcel Service 
800-PICK-UPS

Demographics

Population 
2010 Census 8,702
2000 Census 8,777
1990 Census 7,826
1980 Census 7,275
1970 Census 7,393
1960 Census 5,537
1950 Census 3,429
1940 Census 2,664
1930 Census 2,149
1920 Census * 2,373
1880 Census * 1,625

2000 Census Categories
White 8141
Black or African/American 34
American Indian 15
Asian 420
Other/Mixed 167
Hispanic/Latino 303
Over 65 1109
18-64 5361
Under 18 2307

Voters

Over 18 - 2000 Census 6470
Registered Voters (6/03) 5627 (87%)
Voters registered 
as "Unaffiliated"
3235 (58%)

Property Value

1881 * :$ 764,000
1998 Equalized $ 882,000,000
1999 Equalized $ 941,000,000
2000 Equalized $ 1,026,000,000
2001 Reassessment $ 1,248,000,000
The Ratable Total for 2016 was $1,610,953,700
The Ratable Total for 2017 was $1,628,825,200

* 1880/81 and 1920 figures include Harding Twp.
Residential

There are 2,901 residential properties
There are 27 farm assessed parcels
There are 157 commercial properties

The average residential value is $498,600

94% of the residential properties (86% of the housing units) are Owner-Occupied. 
88% of the housing units are served by the public sanitary sewer system.

Residential Property Values

  • About 16% of single-family residences are assessed at over $500,000.
  • Our average residence is assessed at $379,000.
  • The median (half above, half below) residence is assessed at $350,000.

12.13 square miles. 55% of the Township consists of vacant land, parks, conservation and open space areas, due principally to the existence of wetlands, flood plains and steep slopes. 47% of the township is public parkland.

The highest elevation in Long Hill Township is 449 feet above sea level (northeast of the intersection of Long Hill Rd. and Gillette Rd.).

Long Hill Township is bordered for 12.4 miles by the Passaic River. This is approximately 15% of the entire length of the river.