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Barrington, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Barrington
Clements Bridge Road
Clements Bridge Road
Barrington highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Barrington highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Barrington, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Barrington, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Camden
Incorporated April 17, 1917
Named for Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Government
 • Type Borough
 • Body Borough Council
Area
 • Total 1.58 sq mi (4.10 km2)
 • Land 1.58 sq mi (4.10 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)  0.00%
Area rank 443rd of 565 in state
21st of 37 in county
Elevation
79 ft (24 m)
Population
 • Total 6,983
 • Estimate 
(2019)
6,642
 • Rank 319th of 566 in state
20th of 37 in county
 • Density 4,346.0/sq mi (1,678.0/km2)
 • Density rank 135th of 566 in state
15th of 37 in county
Time zone UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
08007
Area code(s) 856
FIPS code 3400703250
GNIS feature ID 0885149

Barrington is a borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 6,983, reflecting a decline of 101 (-1.4%) from the 7,084 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 310 (+4.6%) from the 6,774 counted in the 1990 Census.

The area became known as "Barrington" in the 1880s, when William Simpson, one of the partners that developed the area, chose the name from his home in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

Barrington was incorporated as a borough on March 27, 1917, from portions of the now-defunct Centre Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April 17, 1917. Portions of the borough were taken on March 24, 1926, to form Lawnside.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, Barrington had a total area of 1.607 square miles (4.161 km2), all of which was land.

The borough borders Bellmawr, Haddon Heights, Haddonfield, Lawnside, Magnolia, Runnemede and Tavistock.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 1,333
1930 2,252 68.9%
1940 2,329 3.4%
1950 2,651 13.8%
1960 7,943 199.6%
1970 8,409 5.9%
1980 7,418 −11.8%
1990 6,774 −8.7%
2000 7,050 4.1%
2010 6,983 −1.0%
2020 7,075 1.3%
Population sources: 1920-2000
1920 1920-1930 1930-1990
2000 2010
* = Lost territory in previous decade.

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 6,983 people, 2,988 households, and 1,805 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,346.0 per square mile (1,678.0/km2). There were 3,158 housing units at an average density of 1,965.4 per square mile (758.8/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 89.56% (6,254) White, 5.13% (358) Black or African American, 0.23% (16) Native American, 1.69% (118) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 1.46% (102) from other races, and 1.93% (135) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.44% (380) of the population.

There were 2,988 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.6% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.7 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 89.7 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $56,681 (with a margin of error of +/- $6,097) and the median family income was $81,398 (+/- $9,410). Males had a median income of $48,028 (+/- $7,016) versus $41,534 (+/- $5,225) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $29,987 (+/- $2,091). About 2.0% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 7,084 people, 3,028 households, and 1,831 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,411.4 people per square mile (1,698.8/km2). There were 3,164 housing units at an average density of 1,970.3 per square mile (758.8/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 91.61% White, 4.16% African American, 0.24% Native American, 1.44% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.07% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.84% of the population.

There were 3,028 households, out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.5% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 21.1% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $45,148, and the median income for a family was $59,706. Males had a median income of $41,211 versus $31,927 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $24,434. About 0.4% of families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.8% of those under age 18 and 2.2% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 25.57 miles (41.15 km) of roadways, of which 17.95 miles (28.89 km) were maintained by the municipality, 5.22 miles (8.40 km) by Camden County, 1.39 miles (2.24 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 1.01 miles (1.63 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.

Major roads that pass through the borough include Interstate 295, which passes through briefly, with Exit 29 connecting the expressway with U.S. Route 30 and Route 41.

The New Jersey Turnpike passes through for 1.0 mile (1.6 km), connecting Bellmawr on the west with Lawnside in the east. The closest exit is Interchange 3 in neighboring Bellmawr / Runnemede.

Public transportation

NJ Transit bus service is available in the borough on routes 403 (between Turnersville and Camden) and 455 (between the Cherry Hill Mall and Paulsboro).

PATCO Speedline is a commuter rail system linking Philadelphia and Lindenwold. The stations closest to Barrington are Haddonfield and Woodcrest.

Education

The Barrington Public Schools serve public school students in kindergarten through eighth grade. As of the 2017–18 school year, the district, comprised of two schools, had an enrollment of 626 students and 62.3 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.0:1. Schools in the district (with 2017-18 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Avon Elementary School with 339 students in grades PreK-4 and Woodland Middle School with 290 students in grades 5 through 8.

For ninth through twelfth grades, public school students attend Haddon Heights High School, which serves Haddon Heights, and students from Barrington, Lawnside and Merchantville who attend the high school as part of sending/receiving relationships with the Haddon Heights School District. The Haddon Heights district approved a contract in September 2013 with the Merchantville School District that would add about 80 students a year from Merchantville to the high school, in addition to the average of more than 260 students from Barrington and 120 from Lawnside that are sent to Haddon Heights each year. As of the 2017–18 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 849 students and 74.9 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.3:1.

Students from Barrington, 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 the Sicklerville section of Gloucester Township or Pennsauken Technical High School in Pennsauken Township. Students are accepted based on district admission standards and costs of attendance and transportation are covered by the home district of each student.

St. Francis De Sales Regional School was an elementary school that operated under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden. The school closed after the 2008–09 school year in the face of declining enrollment and rising costs. Annunciation School in Bellmawr had been closed by the diocese at the end of the 2007–08 school year and merged into the Barrington school.

Notable people

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

  • Nilsa Cruz-Perez (born 1961), politician who has represented the 5th Legislative District in the New Jersey Senate since 2014.
  • Sarah K. Elfreth (born 1988), politician who serves in the Maryland Senate, representing the 30th district.
  • Nick Foles (born 1989), quarterback who has played for the Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • Patricia Egan Jones, politician who has represented the 5th Legislative District in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2015.
  • Al Kenders (born 1937), catcher who played for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1961.
  • Bill Manlove (born 1933), football head coach who had a career record of 212–110–1 at Widener University, Delaware Valley College and La Salle University.
  • Charlie Manuel (born 1944), baseball executive for the Philadelphia Phillies, and a former professional baseball outfielder, coach, and manager in Major League Baseball.
  • Ernest F. Schuck (1929-2009), politician who served for seven years as mayor of Barrington and eight years in the New Jersey General Assembly, from 1974 to 1982, where he represented the 5th Legislative District.

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