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Audubon, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Audubon
Audubon highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Audubon highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Audubon, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Audubon, New Jersey
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Coordinates: 39°53′24″N 75°04′21″W / 39.890128°N 75.072382°W / 39.890128; -75.072382Coordinates: 39°53′24″N 75°04′21″W / 39.890128°N 75.072382°W / 39.890128; -75.072382
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Camden
Incorporated March 13, 1905
Named for John James Audubon
Government
 • Type Walsh Act
 • Body Board of Commissioners
Area
 • Total 1.50 sq mi (3.87 km2)
 • Land 1.48 sq mi (3.84 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)  0.93%
Area rank 451st of 565 in state
24th of 37 in county
Elevation
56 ft (17 m)
Population
 • Total 8,819
 • Estimate 
(2019)
8,637
 • Rank 260th of 566 in state
15th of 37 in county
 • Density 5,925.7/sq mi (2,287.9/km2)
 • Density rank 86th of 566 in state
7th of 37 in county
Time zone UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
08106
Area code(s) 856 exchanges: 233, 337, 619, 916, 962
FIPS code 3400702200
GNIS feature ID 0885144

Audubon is a borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 8,819, reflecting a decline of 363 (-4.0%) from the 9,182 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 23 (-0.2%) from the 9,205 counted in the 1990 Census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.504 square miles (3.897 km2), including 1.488 square miles (3.855 km2) of land and 0.016 square miles (0.042 km2) of water (1.08%).

Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the borough include Orston.

Audubon borders Audubon Park, Haddon Heights, Haddon Township, Haddonfield, Mount Ephraim and Oaklyn.

Climate

The climate in the area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Audubon has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 1,343
1920 4,740 252.9%
1930 8,904 87.8%
1940 8,906 0.0%
1950 9,531 7.0%
1960 10,440 9.5%
1970 10,802 3.5%
1980 9,533 −11.7%
1990 9,205 −3.4%
2000 9,183 −0.2%
2010 8,819 −4.0%
2020 8,707 −1.3%
Population sources:
1910-2000 1910-1920
1910 1910-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 8,819 people, 3,600 households, and 2,293 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,925.7 per square mile (2,287.9/km2). There were 3,779 housing units at an average density of 2,539.2 per square mile (980.4/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 95.23% (8,398) White, 1.44% (127) Black or African American, 0.14% (12) Native American, 1.13% (100) Asian, 0.01% (1) Pacific Islander, 0.91% (80) from other races, and 1.15% (101) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.29% (290) of the population.

There were 3,600 households out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.3% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 30.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.4 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 91.9 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $73,193 (with a margin of error of +/- $4,305) and the median family income was $89,399 (+/- $4,881). Males had a median income of $61,732 (+/- $4,152) versus $48,036 (+/- $4,880) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $34,243 (+/- $1,815). About 3.6% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.6% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 9,182 people, 3,673 households, and 2,387 families residing in the borough. The population density was 6,162.3 people per square mile (2,379.3/km2). There were 3,813 housing units at an average density of 2,559.0 per square mile (988.1/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.34% White, 1.51% Hispanic or Latino, 0.52% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.89% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races.

There were 3,673 households, out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 24.8% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.5 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $49,250, and the median income for a family was $59,115. Males had a median income of $45,650 versus $30,651 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $24,942. About 4.2% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.1% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 29.80 miles (47.96 km) of roadways, of which 22.16 miles (35.66 km) were maintained by the municipality, 6.44 miles (10.36 km) by Camden County and 1.20 miles (1.93 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

U.S. Route 30 (White Horse Pike) traverses for 0.9 miles (1.4 km) across the borough, connecting Oaklyn and Haddon Heights. Route 168 (Black Horse Pike) runs for 0.4 miles (0.64 km) from Mount Ephraim to Audubon Park, along the borough's border with Haddon Township.

Public transportation

NJ Transit bus service is available in the borough on routes 400 (between Sicklerville and Philadelphia), 403 (between Turnersville and Camden), 450 (between the Cherry Hill Mall and Camden), and 457 (between the Moorestown Mall and Camden).

Education

The Audubon School District serves public school students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. As of the 2017–18 school year, the district, comprised of three schools, had an enrollment of 1,561 students and 125.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.5:1. Schools in the district (with 2017-18 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Haviland Avenue School (333 students; in grades PreK-2), Mansion Avenue School (378; 3-6) and Audubon High School (828; 7-12).

Students from Audubon Park attend the district's schools as part of a sending/receiving relationship established after Audubon Park closed its lone school in 1979. For grades 9-12, students from Mount Ephraim attend Audubon High School, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Mount Ephraim Public Schools.

The two schools in Audubon, Haviland Avenue School and Mansion Avenue School had both served Kindergarten to sixth grade. This continued until the 2009–2010 school year when they were reconfigured so that Haviland is K-2 and Mansion serves grades 3–6.

Students from Audubon, and from all of Camden County, are eligible to attend the Camden County Technical Schools, a countywide public school district that serves the vocational and technical education needs of students at the high school and post-secondary level at Gloucester Township Technical High School in Gloucester Township or Pennsauken Technical High School in Pennsauken Township.

Notable people

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Audubon include:

  • Edward Clyde Benfold (1931–1952), a United States Navy sailor who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Korean War.
  • Nelson V. Brittin (1920–1951), Korean War veteran who was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously.
  • Joe Flacco (born 1985), NFL quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • Bill Laxton (born 1948), former MLB pitcher who played in all or part of five seasons in the majors between 1970 and 1977.
  • Brett Laxton (born 1973), former MLB pitcher who played in parts of two seasons for the Oakland Athletics and the Kansas City Royals.
  • Edward Longacre (born 1946), historian and writer.
  • Vic Obeck (1917–1979), football coach and executive.
  • Merl Reagle (1950–2015), nationally syndicated crossword puzzle constructor.
  • Samuel M. Sampler (1895–1979), a World War I veteran who was awarded the Medal of Honor.
  • William Siri (1919–2004), a co-leader of the first American expedition to successfully climb Mount Everest who served as President of the Sierra Club (1964–1966).
  • Anne McConaghie Volp (c. 1922–2010), field hockey player and coach, who was a member of the United States women's national field hockey team for 14 years and the team captain for five of those years.
  • John L. White (1930–2001), politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly and New Jersey Senate.

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