Livingston is a township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 19,366, Livingston was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 5, 1813. The township was named for William Livingston, the first Governor of New Jersey. Livingston has many local artists in many forms. Local artists have support from Livingston Arts Association which is an organization formed in 1959 to promote art in the community including large scale exhibitions, demonstrations, and workshops. The organization is also a member of Art Council of Livingston which has a gallery at Livingston Town Center. There are more than 470 acres (1.9 km1) of wooded parks with passive hiking trails in Livingston.