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Harlingen, New Jersey
Census-designated place
Harlingen as seen from westbound Harlingen Road
Harlingen as seen from westbound Harlingen Road
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Somerset
Township Montgomery
 • Total 0.717 sq mi (1.858 km2)
 • Land 0.717 sq mi (1.858 km2)
 • Water 0.000 sq mi (0.000 km2)  0.00%
Elevation 79 ft (24 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 280
 • Density 414.1/sq mi (159.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 609 and 732/848
FIPS code 3429940
GNIS feature ID 02584000

Harlingen is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Montgomery Township, in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 297.

It is adjacent to the historical areas of Dutchtown and Bridgepoint. Harlingen Road and U.S. Route 206 intersect in the center of Harlingen. The Harlingen Dutch Reformed Church on Route 206 is extant and had an associated cemetery. The town was a stop on the short-lived Mercer and Somerset Railway.


According to the United States Census Bureau, Harlingen had a total area of 0.717 square miles (1.858 km2), all of which was land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 297
Population sources: 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 297 people, 93 households, and 81 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 414.1 per square mile (159.9/km2). There were 98 housing units at an average density of 136.6 per square mile (52.7/km2)*. The racial makeup of the CDP was 77.78% (231) White, 1.68% (5) Black or African American, 0.00% (0) Native American, 16.50% (49) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 2.36% (7) from other races, and 1.68% (5) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.72% (17) of the population.

There were 93 households out of which 54.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.6% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.9% were non-families. 10.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.19 and the average family size was 3.46.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 30.6% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 16.2% from 25 to 44, 38.7% from 45 to 64, and 7.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.3 years. For every 100 females there were 113.7 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 100.0 males.

Harlingen Dutch Reformed Church

Sign outside Harlingen Cemetery
Harlingen Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery

The Harlingen Dutch Reformed Church is in the Belle Mead, New Jersey section of Montgomery Township. The congregation was organized in 1727, and the minister was one of the major antagonists in the dispute between the traditionalists and the American party that contested governance of the Dutch Reformed Church. The church is still active.

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