Hamilton Township

Hamilton Township is a township in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township’s population was 26,503, reflecting an increase of 6,004 (+29.3%) from the 20,499 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 4,487 (+28.0%) from the 16,012 counted in the 1990 Census. The Township of Hamilton was incorporated by the New Jersey Legislature on February 5, 1813.

The township calls itself “New Jersey’s Largest Municipality” on its stationery and its website. At 111.127 square miles (287.82 km2), Hamilton Township has the largest land area of any municipality in New Jersey. However, with a total area of 113.066 square miles (292.84 km2) it is the second-largest municipality in New Jersey in terms of total area, more than 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2) smaller than neighboring Galloway Township, which has a total area of 115.213 square miles (298.40 km2).

Mays Landing (with a Census 2010 population of 2,135) is a census-designated place located within Hamilton Township that has been the county seat of Atlantic County since 1837.

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