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Chesilhurst, New Jersey
|Borough of Chesilhurst|
Grant A.M.E. Church
Chesilhurst highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Chesilhurst, New Jersey
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|Incorporated||November 26, 1887|
|• Body||Borough Council|
|• Total||1.72 sq mi (4.45 km2)|
|• Land||1.72 sq mi (4.44 km2)|
|• Water||<0.01 sq mi (<0.01 km2) 0.12%|
|Area rank||430th of 565 in state
20th of 37 in county
|Elevation||151 ft (46 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Rank||508th of 566 in state
33rd of 37 in county
|• Density||951.2/sq mi (367.3/km2)|
|• Density rank||391st of 566 in state
33rd of 37 in county
|Time zone||UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))|
|GNIS feature ID||0885183|
Chesilhurst is a borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 1,634, reflecting an increase of 114 (+7.5%) from the 1,520 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 6 (-0.4%) from the 1,526 counted in the 1990 Census. New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Chesilhurst last among the towns rated in its 2008 rankings of "Best Places to Live" in New Jersey (placing at # 566).
Chesilhurst was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on November 26, 1887, from portions of Waterford Township and Winslow Township, based on the results of a referendum held on October 18, 1887.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Chesilhurst borough had a total area of 1.720 square miles (4.453 km2), including 1.718 square miles (4.449 km2) of land and 0.002 square miles (0.004 km2) of water (0.09%).
1930-1990 2000 2010
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,634 people, 582 households, and 376 families residing in the borough. The population density was 951.2 per square mile (367.3/km2). There were 621 housing units at an average density of 361.5 per square mile (139.6/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 42.35% (692) White, 46.39% (758) Black or African American, 0.43% (7) Native American, 0.86% (14) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 6.98% (114) from other races, and 3.00% (49) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.57% (189) of the population.
There were 582 households out of which 18.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.5% were married couples living together, 18.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.24.
In the borough, the population was spread out with 17.8% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 31.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.7 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 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 $57,969 (with a margin of error of +/- $14,321) and the median family income was $76,406 (+/- $14,069). Males had a median income of $42,232 (+/- $4,747) versus $36,908 (+/- $6,544) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $24,646 (+/- $2,686). About 3.2% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 16.9% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 1,520 people, 493 households, and 345 families residing in the borough. The population density was 885.8 people per square mile (341.2/km2). There were 535 housing units at an average density of 311.8 per square mile (120.1/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 37.37% White, 55.99% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 2.89% from other races, and 3.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.08% of the population.
There were 493 households, out of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 18.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.32.
In the borough the population was spread out, with 22.9% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 30.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $41,786, and the median income for a family was $50,263. Males had a median income of $33,333 versus $28,500 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,252. About 8.0% of families and 15.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.0% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over.
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], the borough had a total of 19.89 miles (32.01 km) of roadways, of which 15.47 miles (24.90 km) were maintained by the municipality, 3.27 miles (5.26 km) by Camden County and 1.15 miles (1.85 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
CR 536 runs along the southern border briefly while US 30 acts as the main access road. The Atlantic City Expressway is accessible in neighboring Winslow Township.
NJ Transit local bus service is provided on the 554 route between the Lindenwold station and Atlantic City.
- Chesilhurst Borough School District's 2014–15 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
The Chesilhurst Borough School District had served public school students in kindergarten through sixth grade at Shirley B. Foster Elementary School. After the completion of the 2008–09 school year, the district was no longer operating any schools and began sending all of its students to the Winslow Township School District as part of a sending/receiving relationship that commenced in the 2009–10 school year.
Despite the fact that the district does not operate any school facilities, The district's board of education, with five members, sets policy and oversees the operation of the sending relationship. As a Type II school district, the board's trustees are elected directly by voters to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats up for election each year held (since 2012) as part of the November general election.
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