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Delanco Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Delanco
Motto: "A Timeless Treasure"
Delanco Township highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Delanco Township highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Delanco Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Delanco Township, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Burlington
Incorporated March 1, 1859 as Beverly Township
Renamed December 20, 1926 as Delanco Township
Named for DELaware River and RANCOcas Creek
Area
 • Total 3.350 sq mi (8.677 km2)
 • Land 2.356 sq mi (6.102 km2)
 • Water 0.994 sq mi (2.575 km2)  29.67%
Area rank 319th of 566 in state
29th of 40 in county
Elevation 20 ft (6 m)
Population (Census 2010)
 • Total 4,283
 • Estimate (2015) 4,541
 • Rank 401st of 566 in state
29th of 40 in county
 • Density 1,817.9/sq mi (701.9/km2)
 • Density rank 304th of 566 in state
17th of 40 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08075
Area code(s) 856 exchanges: 461, 764, 824
FIPS code 3400517080
GNIS feature ID 0882100
Website www.delancotownship.com

Delanco Township is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 4,283, reflecting an increase of 1,046 (+32.3%) from the 3,237 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 79 (-2.4%) from the 3,316 counted in the 1990 Census.

Delanco was named for the Delaware River and Rancocas Creek, which border the community. It was originally called Del-Ranco or Delaranco, a syllabic abbreviation later shortened to Delanco.

It is a dry township where alcohol cannot be sold.

History

What is now Delanco Township was originally incorporated as Beverly Township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 1, 1859, within Willingboro Township. Delanco was a geographical place name by 1868, and probably earlier. At its creation, Beverly Township included Beverly city, which separated as an independent municipality c. 1877. Portions of the township were taken to create Edgewater Park on February 26, 1924. The township's name was changed to Delanco Township as of December 20, 1926, based on the results of a referendum held on November 2, 1926.

In April 1861, the Sixth Massachusetts Militia passed through Delanco, on their way to Washington to defend the federal capitol. According to the report of Colonel Edward F. Jones during their travel, James Brady was "taken insane" and left in Delanco Township, with J. C. Buck. When the regiment arrived in Baltimore, Maryland, it was attacked during the Baltimore riot of 1861.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 3.350 square miles (8.677 km2), including 2.356 square miles (6.102 km2) of land and 0.994 square miles (2.575 km2) of water (29.67%).

The township borders Beverly, Edgewater Park Township, Willingboro Township, Delran Township, and Riverside Township in Burlington County and also borders the Delaware River, and across it, Bensalem Township, Pennsylvania and the city of Philadelphia.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 906
1870 1,020 12.6%
1880 1,369 * 34.2%
1890 1,451 6.0%
1900 1,801 24.1%
1910 2,337 29.8%
1920 2,794 19.6%
1930 2,349 * −15.9%
1940 2,383 1.4%
1950 2,805 17.7%
1960 4,011 43.0%
1970 4,157 3.6%
1980 3,730 −10.3%
1990 3,316 −11.1%
2000 3,237 −2.4%
2010 4,283 32.3%
Est. 2015 4,541 6.0%
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 4,283 people, 1,755 households, and 1,241 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,817.9 per square mile (701.9/km2). There were 1,853 housing units at an average density of 786.5 per square mile (303.7/km2)*. The racial makeup of the township was 82.79% (3,546) White, 10.97% (470) Black or African American, 0.47% (20) Native American, 1.87% (80) Asian, 0.12% (5) Pacific Islander, 0.93% (40) from other races, and 2.85% (122) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.55% (152) of the population.

There were 1,755 households out of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the township, the population was spread out with 19.7% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 30.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.4 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 91.3 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $77,357 (with a margin of error of +/- $9,985) and the median family income was $82,368 (+/- $9,070). Males had a median income of $56,333 (+/- $12,752) versus $46,625 (+/- $9,993) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $33,943 (+/- $4,082). About 1.5% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.0% of those under age 18 and 1.9% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 3,237 people, 1,227 households, and 892 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,301.1 people per square mile (501.9/km²). There were 1,285 housing units at an average density of 516.5 per square mile (199.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.89% White, 1.92% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.40% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.95% of the population.

There were 1,227 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $50,106, and the median income for a family was $56,985. Males had a median income of $40,727 versus $28,144 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,096. About 6.8% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.6% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 18.88 miles (30.38 km) of roadways, of which 14.01 miles (22.55 km) were maintained by the municipality, 4.61 miles (7.42 km) by Burlington County and 0.26 miles (0.42 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Public transportation

The Delanco station is located on Rhawn Avenue providing access to the River Line light rail system, offering southbound service to Camden's Walter Rand Transportation Center (with transfers available to the PATCO Speedline to Philadelphia) and the Pennsauken Transit Center (with transfers available to NJ Transit trains to Philadelphia and Atlantic City) and northbound service to the Trenton Rail Station with connections to NJ Transit trains to New York City, SEPTA trains to Philadelphia, and Amtrak trains on the Northeast Corridor.

NJ Transit provides bus service in Delanco Township on the 419 route that runs between Camden and Burlington.


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