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Alloway Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Alloway
Dickenson House
Dickenson House
Alloway Township highlighted in Salem County. Inset map: Salem County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Alloway Township highlighted in Salem County. Inset map: Salem County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Alloway Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Alloway Township, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Salem
Royal charter June 17, 1767 as Upper Alloways Creek Township
Incorporated February 21, 1798
Renamed February 21, 1884 as Alloway Township
Named for Native American Chief Alloway
Area
 • Total 33.834 sq mi (87.630 km2)
 • Land 33.402 sq mi (86.510 km2)
 • Water 0.432 sq mi (1.120 km2)  1.28%
Area rank 71st of 566 in state
6th of 15 in county
Elevation 62 ft (19 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,467
 • Estimate (2015) 3,376
 • Rank 433rd of 566 in state
9th of 15 in county
 • Density 103.8/sq mi (40.1/km2)
 • Density rank 542nd of 566 in state
10th of 15 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08001
Area code(s) 856 exchanges: 339, 878, 935
FIPS code 3403300880
GNIS feature ID 00882131
Website www.allowaytownship.com

Alloway Township is a township in Salem County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 3,467, reflecting an increase of 693 (+25.0%) from the 2,774 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 21 (-0.8%) from the 2,795 counted in the 1990 Census. What is now Alloway was formally incorporated as Upper Alloways Creek Township by a Royal charter granted on June 17, 1767, from portions of the now-defunct Alloways Creek Township. The township was formally incorporated by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Quinton Township was formed from portions of the township on February 18, 1873. The name was officially changed to Alloway Township as of February 21, 1884.

The name Alloway is derivative of Allowas, a local Native American chief.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 33.834 square miles (87.630 km2), including 33.402 square miles (86.510 km2) of land and 0.432 square miles (1.120 km2) of water (1.28%).

Alloway (with a 2010 Census population of 1,402) is a unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Alloway Township. Other unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Aldine, Alloway Junction, Dilkes Mile, Friesburg, Lake Sycamore, Mower, New Boston, Oakland, Penton, Remsterville, Riddleton and Watsons Mills.

The township borders Upper Pittsgrove Township, Pilesgrove Township, Mannington Township, Quinton Township, and Cumberland County.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 1,921
1820 2,194 14.2%
1830 2,136 −2.6%
1840 2,235 4.6%
1850 2,530 13.2%
1860 2,899 14.6%
1870 3,062 5.6%
1880 1,917 * −37.4%
1890 1,675 −12.6%
1900 1,528 −8.8%
1910 1,533 0.3%
1920 1,431 −6.7%
1930 1,575 10.1%
1940 1,705 8.3%
1950 1,792 5.1%
1960 2,226 24.2%
1970 2,550 14.6%
1980 2,680 5.1%
1990 2,795 4.3%
2000 2,774 −0.8%
2010 3,467 25.0%
Est. 2015 3,376 −2.6%
Population sources: 1810-2000
1810-1920 1840 1850-1870
1850 1870 1880-1890
1890-1910 1910-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010
* = Lost territory in previous decade.

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,467 people, 1,193 households, and 944.9 families residing in the township. The population density was 103.8 per square mile (40.1/km2). There were 1,268 housing units at an average density of 38.0 per square mile (14.7/km2)*. The racial makeup of the township was 91.49% (3,172) White, 5.08% (176) Black or African American, 0.43% (15) Native American, 0.89% (31) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.61% (21) from other races, and 1.50% (52) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.96% (68) of the population.

There were 1,193 households out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.6% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.8% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the township, the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 30.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.1 years. For every 100 females there were 101.9 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 102.5 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $86,979 (with a margin of error of +/- $8,158) and the median family income was $91,979 (+/- $8,633). Males had a median income of $61,544 (+/- $11,567) versus $35,528 (+/- $2,497) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $27,649 (+/- $2,963). About 4.6% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 19.1% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 2,774 people, 948 households, and 742 families residing in the township. The population density was 84.5 people per square mile (32.6/km2). There were 995 housing units at an average density of 30.3 per square mile (11.7/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 90.70% White, 6.89% African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.40% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.38% of the population.

There were 948 households out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.8% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 103.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $56,528, and the median income for a family was $65,132. Males had a median income of $43,839 versus $27,188 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,935. About 4.5% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 79.86 miles (128.52 km) of roadways, of which 36.66 miles (59.00 km) were maintained by the municipality and 43.20 miles (69.52 km) by Salem County.


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