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Bordentown Township, New Jersey
Township of Bordentown
U.S. Route 206 northbound in Bordentown Township
U.S. Route 206 northbound in Bordentown Township
Bordentown Township highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Bordentown Township highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Bordentown Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Bordentown Township, New Jersey
Bordentown Township, New Jersey is located in Burlington County, New Jersey
Bordentown Township, New Jersey
Bordentown Township, New Jersey
Location in Burlington County, New Jersey
Bordentown Township, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Bordentown Township, New Jersey
Bordentown Township, New Jersey
Location in New Jersey
Bordentown Township, New Jersey is located in the United States
Bordentown Township, New Jersey
Bordentown Township, New Jersey
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Burlington
Incorporated March 8, 1852
Named for Joseph Borden
 • Type Township
 • Body Township Committee
 • Total 9.28 sq mi (24.02 km2)
 • Land 8.66 sq mi (22.44 km2)
 • Water 0.61 sq mi (1.58 km2)  6.59%
Area rank 216th of 565 in state
21st of 40 in county
59 ft (18 m)
 • Total 11,367
 • Estimate 
 • Rank 214th of 566 in state
13th of 40 in county
 • Density 1,335.0/sq mi (515.4/km2)
 • Density rank 351st of 566 in state
21st of 40 in county
Time zone UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
Area code(s) 609
FIPS code 3400506700
GNIS feature ID 0882110

Bordentown Township is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 11,367, representing an increase of 2,987 (+35.6%) from the 8,380 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 697 (+9.1%) from the 7,683 counted in the 1990 Census.

Bordentown was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 8, 1852, from portions of Chesterfield Township and Mansfield Township, based on the results of a referendum held that same day. Bordentown city separated from the township in 1877 and Fieldsboro became fully independent in 1894 The township was named for founder Joseph Borden.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 9.28 square miles (24.02 km2), including 8.66 square miles (22.44 km2) of land and 0.61 square miles (1.58 km2) of water (6.59%).

The township borders Bordentown City, Chesterfield Township, Fieldsboro, Florence Township and Mansfield Township in Burlington County; Hamilton Township in Mercer County; and Falls Township across the Delaware River in Pennsylvania.

Crosswicks Creek and its juncture with the Delaware River, otherwise known as the Trenton-Hamilton Marsh, is a significant ecosystem and, with the peninsula of land and waterways to the northwest of Bordentown Township known, respectively, as Duck Island, Duck Creek and the Delaware and Raritan Canal, it is protected by the State of New Jersey as the Duck Island Recreation Area.

Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Bossert Estates, Dunns Mill and Newbold Island.

The former 40-acre (16 ha) Parklands dump brownfield site is being transformed to a solar array by PSE&G as part of a project that began in 2014.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 4,027
1870 6,041 50.0%
1880 1,076 −82.2%
1890 858 −20.3%
1900 488 −43.1%
1910 608 24.6%
1920 596 −2.0%
1930 818 37.2%
1940 1,095 33.9%
1950 2,033 85.7%
1960 5,936 192.0%
1970 7,303 23.0%
1980 7,170 −1.8%
1990 7,683 7.2%
2000 8,380 9.1%
2010 11,367 35.6%
2019 (est.) 11,914 4.8%
Population sources:
1860-2000 1860-1920
1860-1870 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 11,367 people, 4,173 households, and 3,096 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,335.0 per square mile (515.4/km2). There were 4,360 housing units at an average density of 512.1 per square mile (197.7/km2)*. The racial makeup of the township was 74.38% (8,455) White, 10.70% (1,216) Black or African American, 0.26% (30) Native American, 10.57% (1,201) Asian, 0.06% (7) Pacific Islander, 1.58% (180) from other races, and 2.45% (278) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.02% (684) of the population.

There were 4,173 households out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the township, the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.1 years. For every 100 females there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 89.9 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $80,860 (with a margin of error of +/- $4,727) and the median family income was $97,346 (+/- $8,031). Males had a median income of $60,690 (+/- $3,155) versus $52,076 (+/- $4,827) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $35,276 (+/- $1,638). About 1.7% of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and 1.7% of those age 65 or over.


Public school students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade attend the schools of the Bordentown Regional School District, which serves students from Bordentown City, Bordentown Township and Fieldsboro Borough. As of the 2017–18 school year, the district, comprised of five schools, had an enrollment of 2,528 students and 182.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.8:1. Schools in the district (with 2017-18 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Clara Barton Elementary School with 235 students in grades K-3 (generally serves Bordentown City and the Holloway Meadows section of Bordentown Township), Peter Muschal Elementary School with 512 students in grades PreK-3 (generally serves remainder of Bordentown Township and the Borough of Fieldsboro), MacFarland Intermediate School with 391 students in grades 4–5, Bordentown Regional Middle School with 623 students in grades 6-8 and Bordentown Regional High School 733 students in grades 9-12. The district's board of education has nine members, who are elected directly by voters to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with three seats up for election each year. The board's nine seats are allocated based on the population of the constituent municipalities, with five seats assigned to Bordentown Township.

The New Hanover Township School District, consisting of New Hanover Township (including its Cookstown area) and Wrightstown Borough, sends students to Bordentown Regional High School on a tuition basis for ninth through twelfth grades as part of a sending/receiving relationship that has been in place since the 1960s, with about 50 students from the New Hanover district being sent to the high school. As of 2011, the New Hanover district was considering expansion of its relationship to send students to Bordentown for middle school for grades 6–8.

Students from Bordentown Township, and from all of Burlington County, are eligible to attend the Burlington County Institute of Technology, a countywide public school district that serves the vocational and technical education needs of students at the high school and post-secondary level at its campuses in Medford and Westampton Township.


Roads and highways

2021-06-29 09 28 15 View south along Interstate 295 from the overpass for Rising Sun Road in Bordentown Township, Burlington County, New Jersey
View south along I-295 at Rising Sun Road in Bordentown Township

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 55.42 miles (89.19 km) of roadways, of which 37.34 miles (60.09 km) were maintained by the municipality, 5.05 miles (8.13 km) by Burlington County, 10.87 miles (17.49 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 2.16 miles (3.48 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.

Interstate 95 and Interstate 295 are the two limited-access highways traversing the township. I-95 follows the New Jersey Turnpike through Bordentown Township, stretching along a southwest to northeast alignment for 2.1 miles (3.4 km) from Mansfield Township in the south to Chesterfield Township on the township's eastern border. Interstate 295 follows a similar alignment to the northwest of I-95, extending from Mansfield Township on the southwest to Hamilton Township in the north.

U.S. Route 130 and U.S. Route 206 are the primary surface highways traversing the township. US 206 has an interchange with I-95 (NJ Turnpike Exit 7), while US 130 has an interchange with I-295 (Exit 57). The two U.S. Highways also share a brief concurrency within the township boundaries where they intersect.

Public transportation

NJ Transit offers light rail service at the Bordentown station at Park Street on the River Line between the Trenton Rail Station and the Walter Rand Transportation Center (and other stops) in Camden.

NJ Transit provides bus service in the township between Trenton and Philadelphia on the 409 route.

Notable people

See also (related category): People from Burlington County, New Jersey

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

  • Andy Kim (born 1982), politician and former diplomat serving as the U.S. representative from New Jersey's 3rd congressional district.

See also

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