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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
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Camden
Incorporated March 13, 1905
Named for John James Audubon
Area
 • Total 1.504 sq mi (3.897 km2)
 • Land 1.488 sq mi (3.855 km2)
 • Water 0.016 sq mi (0.042 km2)  1.08%
Area rank 451st of 566 in state
24th of 37 in county
Elevation 56 ft (17 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 8,819
 • Estimate (2015) 8,730
 • 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 Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08106
Area code(s) 856 exchanges: 233, 337, 619, 916, 962
FIPS code 3400702200
GNIS feature ID 0885144
Website Official website

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.

On March 13, 1905, through an act of the New Jersey Legislature, Audubon was created as a borough from portions of Haddon Township. It was named for John James Audubon, the naturalist. After a referendum on October 28, 1947, portions of Audubon were taken to form the borough of Audubon Park.

Audubon is the home of three Medal of Honor recipients, the most awarded per capita of any town in the United States: Samuel M. Sampler (World War I), Edward Clyde Benfold (Korean War) and Nelson V. Brittin (Korean War). The three are honored by a memorial at Audubon High School.

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%
Est. 2015 8,730 −1.0%
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).

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