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Barrington, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Barrington
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
Area
 • Total 1.607 sq mi (4.161 km2)
 • Land 1.607 sq mi (4.161 km2)
 • Water 0.000 sq mi (0.000 km2)  0.00%
Area rank 440th of 566 in state
21st of 37 in county
Elevation 79 ft (24 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 6,983
 • Estimate (2015) 6,817
 • 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 Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08007
Area code(s) 856
FIPS code 3400703250
GNIS feature ID 0885149
Website www.barringtonboro.com

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%
Est. 2015 6,817 −2.4%
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.


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