County Route 537 (New Jersey)
County Route 537, abbreviated CR 537, is a county highway in the U. S. state of New Jersey. The highway extends 66.22 miles from Delaware Avenue in Camden to CR 11 in Oceanport. It is the state's fourth longest 500 series county route. CR 537 begins at an intersection with CR 737 in the downtown area of Camden in Camden County, heading east on four-lane undivided Federal Street. West of this intersection, Federal Street continues to the Camden Waterfront on the Delaware River; the road runs east passing a few parking lots, turning into a one-way eastbound street at 3rd Street. CR 537 Spur to the north is one-way westbound, serving as the westbound direction of CR 537 through downtown Camden. From here, Federal Street passes downtown businesses as it alternates between two and four lanes, crossing NJ Transit's River Line at the 5th Street junction; the route intersects CR 551 and the northern terminus of CR 561 before coming to an interchange with I-676. After this, CR 537 Spur merges onto CR 537 and the road becomes two-way and two lanes wide as it passes under a railroad line that carries Conrail Shared Assets Operations' Vineland Secondary and the River Line.
The route interchanges with US 30 and crosses the Cooper River and intersects CR 543. The road passes through urban areas of businesses and industry, crossing CR 601 and becoming lined with businesses. CR 537 comes to junctions with CR 610 and CR 609 as it heads into more residential areas, intersecting CR 611. At this point, the road becomes the border between Pennsauken Township to the north and Camden to the south, meeting CR 663; the route enters Pennsauken Township and turns north and east as a four-lane divided highway, interchanging with US 130 in commercial areas. CR 537 becomes two lanes and undivided again as it heads into suburban Merchantville, passing through wooded areas of homes; the road intersects CR 612 and CR 613 prior to passing a few businesses as it reaches the junctions with CR 626, CR 621, CR 622. The route passes more homes, crossing CR 616 and passing over NJ Transit's Atlantic City Line on a bridge. CR 537 passes businesses as it intersects CR 615. At a point shortly before the intersection with CR 644, CR 537 becomes the border between Pennsauken Township to the north and Cherry Hill to the south.
Shortly after this crossing, the road heads through more residential surroundings. Upon crossing the Pennsauken Creek, CR 537 enters Maple Shade Township in Burlington County and becomes West Main Street, passing a mix of homes and businesses before heading into the commercial downtown of Maple Shade; the name of the route changes to East Main Street after crossing Fork Landing Road and intersects CR 610 as it continues into residential and business areas and meeting CR 609. After an interchange with Route 73, the road crosses the North Branch of the Pennsauken Creek into Moorestown Township and becomes Camden Avenue as it passes a few businesses before crossing CR 608. At this point, CR 537 enters wooded areas of homes and reaches the CR 611 junction, where the route turns northeast onto West Main Street; the road passes homes and businesses in the downtown area of Moorestown, crossing CR 607 and becoming East Main Street. The route passes more homes and joins CR 603 before coming to CR 615.
CR 537 becomes Marne Highway at this intersection and turns east as it runs to the south of Conrail Shared Assets Operations' Pemberton Industrial Track line, passing a mix of business parks and fields. Upon intersecting Centerton Road, the route turns north as a four-lane divided highway and heads through fields, crossing the railroad tracks and continuing into Mount Laurel Township. At the CR 614 junction, CR 537 turns southeast as a two-lane undivided road, turning east and running parallel to the north of the Conrail tracks again as it passes under I-295 and the New Jersey Turnpike, within a short distance of each other; the road heads through a mix of farms and homes as it crosses CR 686 before continuing east into areas of residential subdivisions as it crosses CR 635. The route heads through more wooded areas of residences as it intersects CR 636 and enters Hainesport Township. CR 537 passes between homes and businesses to the north and industrial areas to the south as it comes to the CR 674 junction.
The road passes over the South Branch of the Rancocas Creek and passes more residential areas as it intersects CR 641. The road crosses CR 541 and runs near more homes, intersecting CR 692 before it heads into Mount Holly Township and becomes Washington Street; the route passes businesses as it crosses CR 691 and continues into the commercial downtown of Mount Holly as Mill Street, coming to a junction with CR 612 as it curves northeast and east past more homes. CR 537 turns northeast onto Branch Street, with CR 621 continuing along Mill Street; the route continues northeast along Garden Street. Upon crossing into Eastampton Township, CR 537 becomes Monmouth Road and passes more residences before passing businesses at the junction with CR 630; the road continues into a mix of farmland and homes after this intersection and meets CR 684 before entering Springfield Township. The route heads through open farm fields here and intersects CR 669 prior to crossing US 206; the road passes through more agriculture and woods with occasional residences as it intersects CR 684 before CR 670 joins the road.
Farther northeast, CR 537 crosses Route 68 and turns more to the east as it passes woods to the north and agricultural areas to the south. After intersecting CR 545 in commercial areas, the route enters Chesterfield Township and passes more farms before passing through rural areas of homes and crossing into North Hanover Township; the road heads through more farmland as it comes to the CR 665 junction before passi
Toms River, New Jersey
Toms River is a township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. Its mainland portion is a census-designated place of the same name, which serves as the county seat of Ocean County. Known as the Township of Dover, in 2006 voters approved a change of the official name to the Township of Toms River, adopting the name of the largest unincorporated community within the township; as of the 2010 United States Census, the township had a total population of 91,239, with the township ranking as the 8th-most-populous municipality in the state in 2010 and the second most-populous municipality in Ocean County. The 2010 population increased by 1,533 from the 89,706 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 13,335 from the 76,371 counted in the 1990 Census. In 2006, Toms River was ranked by Morgan Quitno Press as the 15th safest city in the United States, of 369 cities nationwide. In 2007, Toms River was again ranked as the 14th-safest city in the United States of 371 cities nationwide.
Toms River can be seen in various TV and news media including MTV's Made and Jersey Shore, HBO's Boardwalk Empire and the original The Amityville Horror movie. In 1998, Toms River East Little League won the Little League World Series; the township has. Much of the early history of the settlement of Toms River is obscured by conflicting stories. Various sources list the eponym of the township as either English captain William Tom and ferryman Thomas Luker, or a Native American named Tom. In 1992, as part of celebrations commemorating the township's 225th anniversary, official recognition was granted to the tradition that the "Tom" in "Toms River" was for Thomas Luker, who ran a ferry across Goose Creek. During the 19th century, Toms River became a center for shipbuilding, whaling and iron and lumber production; the settlement and the river were spelled "Tom's River" in its early days, though its current spelling has been standard since the middle of the 19th century. Toms River was located in the southern section of the Township of Shrewsbury that obtained a royal charter to secede in 1767 and form Dover Township.
During the American Revolutionary War, Toms River was home to a strategically important salt works that supplied colonial militias, as well as a base for privateer vessels that plundered British and Tory ships off the coast. In March 1782, a group of British and loyalist soldiers attacked a blockhouse along the river that housed the colonial militia and captured Captain Joshua Huddy, hanged at Sandy Hook. Destroyed were the salt works and most of the houses in the village; the incident complicated the tense relationship between the British and colonial and was a factor in prolonging the peace negotiations that were in progress in Paris until 1783. The village of Toms River is listed on both the national and state registers of historic places. Dover Township was incorporated as one of New Jersey's first 104 townships by the Township Act of 1798 of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Portions of the township were taken to form Jackson Township, Union Township, Brick Township, Manchester Township, Berkeley Township, Island Heights and Seaside Heights.
The township's original name was for Dover and was changed to Toms River Township based on a referendum passed in 2006. In 1850, Toms River became the county seat of the newly created Ocean County when it was formed out of southern Monmouth County. During the second half of the 19th century and the early decades of the 20th, many new towns were carved out of Dover Township, including Brick, Jackson and Berkeley; the Village of Toms River attempted twice—in 1914 and 1926—to secede from Dover Township, but residents were unsuccessful. The part of Toms River on the south side of the river stretching down to Berkeley Township incorporated as South Toms River in 1927, but the core of the original village on the north side remains part of the wider township to this day. In the last two decades of the twentieth century, the demographics of the township changed adding over 20,000 residents just in the 1990s. While the village is still the center of municipal and county government, the population in the area exploded in the decades after World War II, due in part to the completion of the Garden State Parkway.
Whereas the village was the largest and most densely populated section of the township for over two centuries, the vast majority of residents now shop and work in other sections of the town. Toms River made international headlines in the 1990s with their Little League Baseball team, nicknamed "Beast from the East", which competed in the Little League World Series three times in five years, winning in 1998 when they defeated Japan by a score of 12–9. More than 40,000 people lined Route 37 for a parade following their victory over Japan. Toms River Little League made it to Williamsport in 2010 giving Toms River its record fourth Mid-Atlantic championship. Toms River is home to many National Champion Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading titles. 1996 Toms River Raider Jr. PeeWee Football team won a National Championship. Cheerleaders from the Toms River Little Indians, Toms River Raiders, the Toms River Angels have won many National Titles; the first National Championship title was won in 1993 by the Toms River Little Indian Midget Cheer squad.
In 2001, 2002, 2003 the Toms Ri
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Cherry Hill is a township in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township had a population of 71,045, reflecting an increase of 1,080 from the 69,965 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 617 from the 69,348 counted in the 1990 Census; as of 2010, the township was the state's 15th most populous municipality and the second-largest in Camden County, after having been the state's 13th most populous municipality in the 2000 Census. An edge city of Philadelphia, Cherry Hill is situated on the Delaware Valley coastal plain 8 miles southeast of Center City, Philadelphia; the area now known as Cherry Hill was settled by the Lenni-Lenape Native Americans before being displaced by the first settlers from England, namely Quaker followers of William Penn who arrived in the late 17th century. The first settlement was a small cluster of homes named Colestown, in the perimeters of what is now the Colestown Cemetery on the corner of Route 41 and Church Road.
The municipality was founded on February 25, 1844, in Gloucester County as Delaware Township from half of the area of Waterford Township, became part of Camden County at its creation some two weeks on March 13, 1844. Portions of the township were taken to form Stockton Merchantville. At its territorial peak, Delaware Township included all of modern-day Cherry Hill Township, as well as the neighborhood of North Camden and the municipalities Merchantville and Pennsauken; the township's population grew after World War II, continued to increase until the 1980s. Today, the municipality's population is stable with new development occurring in pockets of custom luxury houses or through the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of commercial and industrial areas. Cherry Hill was a 19th-century farm on Kaighn Avenue, owned by Abraham Browning; the farm property became the Cherry Hill Inn, as well as an office campus, today's Cherry Hill Towers and Cherry Hill Estates housing developments. Adding to the prevalence of the Cherry Hill name, developer Eugene Mori branded several properties using the name, including the Cherry Hill Inn and Cherry Hill Lodge hotels, Cherry Hill Apartments, Cherry Hill Estates.
Cherry Hill Shopping Center opened in 1961 opposite the old Cherry Hill Farm site, featuring 75 stores within a single enclosed space. When the township sought a new post office, another New Jersey municipality in Hunterdon County was using the name Delaware Township; the United States Postal Service insisted on a name change, suggesting "Deltown". Delaware Township mayors Christian Weber and John Gilmour pursued public write-in campaigns to select possible titles, chose Cherry Hill from suggestions that included Chapel Hill, Cherry Valley and Delaware City; the name "Cherry Hill" was chosen by the township's citizens in a non-binding referendum in 1961, was adopted November 7, 1961. According to the United States Census Bureau, Cherry Hill township had a total area of 24.244 square miles, including 24.097 square miles of land and 0.147 square miles of water,Ashland, Cherry Hill Mall, Golden Triangle, Kingston Estates and Springdale are unincorporated communities and census-designated places located within the township.
Other unincorporated communities and place names located or within the township include Coffins Corner, Cooperstown, Deer Park, Freeman, Huttons Hill, Locust Grove and Woodcrest. The township's eastern border with Burlington County is defined by the Pennsauken Creek; the creek separates Cherry Hill from the communities of Maple Shade Township, Evesham Township, Mount Laurel Township. The Cooper River forms the southern border with Haddon Township, Haddonfield Borough, Lawnside Borough, through the Maria Barnaby Greenwald Park and parallel to the east-west Route 70. To the north, Cherry Hill borders Merchantville Borough and Pennsauken Township, while Voorhees Township shares its southern border along County Route 544. Cherry Hill has a humid subtropical climate, with mild winters however subject to changeable conditions with occasional ice and heavy snowfall that melts within days of falling. Summers are long and humid; the area can feel effects from Atlantic tropical storms. Precipitation is plentiful in all seasons.
The Asian-American population in Cherry Hill is experiencing rapid growth, increasing by an estimated 21.0% from 7,661 in 2010 to 9,266 in 2016, according to the 2016 American Community Survey out of proportion to the less than 1.0% growth in the overall population of the township over the same period. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 71,045 people, 26,882 households, 19,301.276 families residing in the township. The population density was 2,948.3 per square mile. There were 28,452 housing units at an average density of 1,180.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the township was 78.06% White, 6.14% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 11.69% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.83% from other races, 2.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.64% of the population. There were 26,882 household
Wall Township, New Jersey
Wall Township is a township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 26,164, reflecting an increase of 903 from the 25,261 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 5,017 from the 20,244 counted in the 1990 Census. Wall Township was formally incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 7, 1851. Over the years, portions of the township have been taken to form North Spring Lake, Ocean Beach, Spring Lake, Sea Girt, South Belmar and Spring Lake Heights. Wall Township was named for General Garret D. Wall, a lawyer who commanded a Trenton volunteer company during the War of 1812 and was stationed at Sandy Hook. Wall served five years as clerk of the New Jersey Supreme Court and as quartermaster general of the state for more than 20 years before being chosen to represent the state in the United States Senate from 1835 to 1841; the Greenville Cemetery was established in 1734, when a casualty of the French and Indian War was buried there.
The original structure of the Glendola Protestant Bible Church was built in 1776. Allaire Village dates back to 1822, when James P. Allaire purchased what became known as the Howell Works in Wall, though it was the largest producing bog iron manufacturing site in New Jersey by 1836, the ironworks were shut down in 1846; the village and surrounding acres were preserved and gifted to the State of New Jersey to form Allaire State Park as a memorial to Hearst editor Arthur Brisbane, the last private owner of the site, who purchased the land in 1907 and built a palatial residence on that property that would serve as the Arthur Brisbane Child Treatment Center. The Brisbane family donated the property to the State of New Jersey to establish Allaire State Park and the Historic Village at Allaire. Allaire Village Inc. a non-profit organization, is licensed by the State of New Jersey to operate the site now known as "The Historic Village at Allaire." The Allgor-Barkalow Homestead at 1701 New Bedford Road was constructed in 1840, although some accounts indicate construction of part of the building began in the 18th century.
The building now houses the museum of the Old Wall Historical Society. The Blansingburg schoolhouse at Sea Girt Avenue opened in 1855. Wall Township was formed from portions of Howell Township; the newly formed Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company of America, with its home office in England, purchases a 93-acre farm around 1900 that became the site of the company's receiver equipment for commercial transatlantic radio operation. The Marconi signal site was abandoned in 1924, but it was occupied by the Ku Klux Klan until they were ejected in March 1928; the United States Army named it Camp Evans. The Allenwood Hospital, located at Squankum and Allenwood Roads, opened in January 1921 as a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients. In 1957, a 16-room building is dedicated to Geraldine L. Thompson, who served as president of the hospital's board of managers. In the 1960s, the facility becomes an annex to the John L. Montgomery Medical Home in Freehold Township, a county-run nursing home, was renamed the Geraldine L. Thompson Care Center.
In 1940, Edward I. Brown used an old World War I tank converted into a bulldozer to clear land for an airport that he turned into what is now Monmouth Executive Airport after completing his service in the United States Navy as a pilot during World War II; the Roadside Diner the Circle Diner and Rusty's, was delivered to its Route 34 site by the Silk City Diner Co. in the 1940s. The diner was used for filming of a scene for the 1983 movie Baby It's You and appears on the cover of the 1994 Bon Jovi album Cross Road: 14 Classic Grooves, as well as having been featured in the 2008 music video for "Girls in Their Summer Clothes" by Bruce Springsteen. Wall High School opened in September 1959, while Wall Intermediate School opened in 1967. Interstate 195 was extended into Wall Township in 1981. A suit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union in December 1999 against the township over a holiday display that included a nativity scene and a Hannukah menorah, contending that the religious symbols violate the constitutional separation of church and state was dismissed by a judge who ruled that the organization had filed its suit too close to the start of the holiday season.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued a ruling in April 2001 vacating the decision of the district court in the case that the township's holiday display as modified in 2000 to include other seasonal decorations did not violate the Establishment Clause or the New Jersey Constitution and ruling that the ACLU lacked standing to file the case. Though many of the surrounding towns sprung out of Wall Township, the only ZIP code that serves areas of Wall is Allenwood, but it relies on a Post-office box system for regular mail services. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 31.737 square miles, including 30.673 square miles of land and 1.064 square miles of water. Allenwood and West Belmar are census-designated places and unincorpora
Philadelphia, sometimes known colloquially as Philly, is the largest city in the U. S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the sixth-most populous U. S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863. Since 1854, the city has been coterminous with Philadelphia County, the most populous county in Pennsylvania and the urban core of the eighth-largest U. S. metropolitan statistical area, with over 6 million residents as of 2017. Philadelphia is the economic and cultural anchor of the greater Delaware Valley, located along the lower Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, within the Northeast megalopolis; the Delaware Valley's population of 7.2 million ranks it as the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. William Penn, an English Quaker, founded the city in 1682 to serve as capital of the Pennsylvania Colony. Philadelphia played an instrumental role in the American Revolution as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States, who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 at the Second Continental Congress, the Constitution at the Philadelphia Convention of 1787.
Several other key events occurred in Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War including the First Continental Congress, the preservation of the Liberty Bell, the Battle of Germantown, the Siege of Fort Mifflin. Philadelphia was one of the nation's capitals during the revolution, served as temporary U. S. capital while Washington, D. C. was under construction. In the 19th century, Philadelphia became a railroad hub; the city grew from an influx of European immigrants, most of whom came from Ireland and Germany—the three largest reported ancestry groups in the city as of 2015. In the early 20th century, Philadelphia became a prime destination for African Americans during the Great Migration after the Civil War, as well as Puerto Ricans; the city's population doubled from one million to two million people between 1890 and 1950. The Philadelphia area's many universities and colleges make it a top study destination, as the city has evolved into an educational and economic hub. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Philadelphia area had a gross domestic product of US$445 billion in 2017, the eighth-largest metropolitan economy in the United States.
Philadelphia is the center of economic activity in Pennsylvania and is home to five Fortune 1000 companies. The Philadelphia skyline is expanding, with a market of 81,900 commercial properties in 2016, including several nationally prominent skyscrapers. Philadelphia has more outdoor murals than any other American city. Fairmount Park, when combined with the adjacent Wissahickon Valley Park in the same watershed, is one of the largest contiguous urban park areas in the United States; the city is known for its arts, culture and colonial history, attracting 42 million domestic tourists in 2016 who spent US$6.8 billion, generating an estimated $11 billion in total economic impact in the city and surrounding four counties of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia has emerged as a biotechnology hub. Philadelphia is the birthplace of the United States Marine Corps, is the home of many U. S. firsts, including the first library, medical school, national capital, stock exchange and business school. Philadelphia contains 67 National Historic Landmarks and the World Heritage Site of Independence Hall.
The city became a member of the Organization of World Heritage Cities in 2015, as the first World Heritage City in the United States. Although Philadelphia is undergoing gentrification, the city maintains mitigation strategies to minimize displacement of homeowners in gentrifying neighborhoods. Before Europeans arrived, the Philadelphia area was home to the Lenape Indians in the village of Shackamaxon; the Lenape are a Native American tribe and First Nations band government. They are called Delaware Indians, their historical territory was along the Delaware River watershed, western Long Island, the Lower Hudson Valley. Most Lenape were pushed out of their Delaware homeland during the 18th century by expanding European colonies, exacerbated by losses from intertribal conflicts. Lenape communities were weakened by newly introduced diseases smallpox, violent conflict with Europeans. Iroquois people fought the Lenape. Surviving Lenape moved west into the upper Ohio River basin; the American Revolutionary War and United States' independence pushed them further west.
In the 1860s, the United States government sent most Lenape remaining in the eastern United States to the Indian Territory under the Indian removal policy. In the 21st century, most Lenape reside in Oklahoma, with some communities living in Wisconsin, in their traditional homelands. Europeans came to the Delaware Valley in the early 17th century, with the first settlements founded by the Dutch, who in 1623 built Fort Nassau on the Delaware River opposite the Schuylkill River in what is now Brooklawn, New Jersey; the Dutch considered the entire Delaware River valley to be part of their New Netherland colony. In 1638, Swedish settlers led by renegade Dutch established the colony of New Sweden at Fort Christina and spread out in the valley. In 1644, New Sweden supported the Susquehannocks in their military defeat of the English colony of Maryland. In 1648, the Dutch built Fort Beversreede on the west bank of the Delaware, south of the Schuylkill near the present-day Eastwick neighborhood, to reassert their dominion over the area.
The Swedes responded by building Fort Nya Korsholm, or New Korsholm, named after a town in Finland with a Swedish majority. In 1655, a
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
For the state affordable-housing law, see the Mount Laurel doctrine. Mount Laurel is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States, is an edge city suburb of Philadelphia; as of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 41,864, reflecting an increase of 1,643 from the 40,221 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 9,951 from the 30,270 counted in the 1990 Census. It is the home of NFL Films. Mount Laurel was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 7, 1872, from portions of Evesham Township; the township was named for a hill covered with laurel trees. There are several historical landmarks, including General Clinton's headquarters, Evesham Friends Meeting House, Jacob's Chapel, Hattie Britt School and Farmer's Hall; the Mount Laurel Decision is a judicial interpretation of the New Jersey State Constitution that requires municipalities to use their zoning powers in an affirmative manner to provide a realistic opportunity for the production of housing affordable to low and moderate income households.
The decision was a result of a lawsuit brought against the town by the N. A. A. C. P., decided by the New Jersey Supreme Court in 1975 and reaffirmed in a subsequent decision in 1983. The history behind this, the story leading to the Decision was highlighted in a book by David L. Kirp called Our Town. Mount Laurel was a small, poor rural farming community until it was hit with massive suburban growth from Philadelphia in the 1900s. Poor families, whose history had resided there for centuries, were priced out of buying additional property. In 1970, at a meeting about a proposal for affordable housing, held at an all black church in Mount Laurel, Mayor Bill Haines summed up the newcomers' perspective by saying: "If you people can't afford to live in our town you'll just have to leave."Even though the poor black families in Mount Laurel were not from urban ghettos, were not involved in gang activity, the new suburban influx thought otherwise, delayed the creation of affordable housing areas, citing concerns of gang activity and an influx of inner city criminals.
Exampled comments from town meetings against forced construction of housing projects included "we need this like Custer needed more Indians". Resident advocates of the housing initiative were treated with abuse and threats. Leading advocate Ethel Lawrence, a poor black resident who lived her life in Mount Laurel, had her house vandalized, once her bedroom window was damaged by gunfire. Longtime white residents tried to force the poor black residents out of town. Although the court ruled in favor of creating affordable housing, residents did manage to delay the process for decades. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 21.971 square miles, including 21.692 square miles of land and 0.279 square miles of water. Ramblewood is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located within Mount Laurel. Other unincorporated communities and place names located or within the township include Birchfield, Centerton, Coxs Corner, Hartford, Heulings Hill, Petersburg, Pine Grove, Rancocas Woods and Texas.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 41,864 people, 17,538 households, 11,294.472 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,930.0 per square mile. There were 18,249 housing units at an average density of 841.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the township was 79.42% White, 9.70% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 7.26% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.00% from other races, 2.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.56% of the population. There were 17,538 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.6% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals, 11.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.00. In the township, the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 29.2% from 45 to 64, 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 41.8 years. For every 100 females there were 87.4 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 83.5 males. The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that median household income was $84,632 and the median family income was $100,189. Males had a median income of $75,870 versus $54,215 for females; the per capita income for the borough was $41,573. About 3.0% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2000 United States Census there were 40,221 people, 16,570 households, 11,068 families residing in the township; the population density was 1,844.3 people per square mile. There were 17,163 housing units at an average density of 787.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the township was 87.10% White, 6.92% African American, 0.09% Native American, 3.80% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.64% fro
Camden County, New Jersey
Camden County is a county located in the U. S. state of New Jersey. Its county seat is Camden; as of the 2017 Census estimate, the county's population was 510,719, making it the state's 8th-largest county, representing a 0.7% decrease from the 513,657 enumerated at the 2010 Census, in turn having increased by 4,725 from the 508,932 counted in the 2000 Census. The most populous place was Camden, with 77,344 residents at the time of the 2010 Census, while Winslow Township covered 58.19 square miles, the largest total area of any municipality. It was formed on March 1844, from portions of Gloucester County; the county was named for Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, a British judge, civil libertarian, defender of the American cause. The county is part of the Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division of the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD / Delaware Valley Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the 2010 Census, the county had a total area of 227.293 square miles, including 221.263 square miles of land and 6.030 square miles of water.
Located in a coastal / alluvial plain, the county is uniformly low-lying. The highest points are a survey benchmark near the Burlington County line at 219 feet above sea level; the low point is sea level, along the Delaware River. The county borders the following counties: Burlington County, New Jersey – northeast Atlantic County, New Jersey – southeast Gloucester County, New Jersey – southwest Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania – northwest Great Egg Harbor Scenic and Recreational River In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Camden have ranged from a low of 26 °F in January to a high of 87 °F in July, although a record low of −11 °F was recorded in February 1934 and a record high of 106 °F was recorded in August 1918. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 2.75 inches in February to 4.35 inches in July. While many of its municipalities are working class, Camden County has many contrasts in its demographics. Most of Camden and parts of Lindenwold are considered impoverished, while Cherry Hill, Voorhees Township, Haddon Heights and Haddonfield have upper-income enclaves.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 513,657 people, 190,980 households, 129,866.400 families residing in the county. The population density was 2,321.5 per square mile. There were 204,943 housing units at an average density of 926.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 65.29% White, 19.55% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 5.11% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 7.08% from other races, 2.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.24% of the population. There were 190,980 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 16.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 32% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals, 10% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.22. In the county, the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 9% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 37.9 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 89.7 males. As of the 2000 United States Census there were 508,932 people, 185,744 households, 129,835 families residing in the county; the population density was 2,289 people per square mile. There were 199,679 housing units at an average density of 898 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 70.88% White American, 18.09% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 3.72% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 5.09% from other races, 1.93% from two or more races. 9.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Among those residents listing their ancestry, 20.6% of residents were of Irish, 18.2% Italian, 15.7% German and 8.1% English ancestry according to Census 2000. There were 185,744 households out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.1% were non-families.
25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.23. In the county, the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males. The median income for a household in the county was $48,097, the median income for a family was $57,429. Males had a median income of $41,609 versus $30,470 for females; the per capita income for the county was $22,354. About 8.1% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.5% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over. The county is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders consisting of seven members chosen at-large in partisan elections for three-year terms on a staggered basis by the residents of the county, with either two or three seats up for election each year as part of the November general election.
At a reorganization meeting held in January after each election, the newly constituted Freeholder Board selects one of its members to ser