Plumsted Township was incorporated in 1845. It is located centrally in New Jersey in a beautiful rural setting with nearly 40 acres of recreational fields and lakefront parks. A commitment to the Farmland Preservation Program by state, county and local officials has enhanced the preserving of Plumsted’s rural character. The recorded population from the 2010 census is 8,421 in the township. New Egypt with a 2010 census popuation of 2,512, is an unincorporated community within Plumsted Township.
The Plumsted Township Committee is the governing body of Plumsted and New Egypt and consists of five elected members. Township offices are located in the Plumsted Township Municipal Building at 121 Evergreen Road in New Egypt