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Delran Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Delran
Swede's Lake
Swede's Lake
Delran highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Delran highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Delran Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Delran Township, New Jersey
Delran Township, New Jersey is located in Burlington County, New Jersey
Delran Township, New Jersey
Delran Township, New Jersey
Location in Burlington County, New Jersey
Delran Township, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Delran Township, New Jersey
Delran Township, New Jersey
Location in New Jersey
Delran Township, New Jersey is located in the United States
Delran Township, New Jersey
Delran Township, New Jersey
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Flag of Burlington County, New Jersey.gif Burlington
Incorporated February 12, 1880
Named for DELaware River and RANcocas Creek
Government
 • Type Mayor-Council
 • Body Township Council
Area
 • Total 7.25 sq mi (18.78 km2)
 • Land 6.63 sq mi (17.17 km2)
 • Water 0.62 sq mi (1.61 km2)  8.58%
Area rank 240th of 565 in state
24th of 40 in county
Elevation
69 ft (21 m)
Population
 • Total 16,896
 • Estimate 
(2019)
16,492
 • Rank 148th of 566 in state
9th of 40 in county
 • Density 2,563.4/sq mi (989.7/km2)
 • Density rank 240th of 566 in state
12th of 40 in county
Time zone UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
08075
Area code(s) 856 exchanges: 461, 764, 824
FIPS code 3400517440
GNIS feature ID 0882097
Website

Delran Township is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 16,896, reflecting an increase of 1,360 (+8.8%) from the 15,536 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 2,358 (+17.9%) from the 13,178 counted in the 1990 Census.

Delran Township was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 12, 1880, from portions of Cinnaminson Township. Portions of the township were taken to create Riverside Township on February 20, 1895.

The township's name is a portmanteau of the names of the two waterways that have their confluence here: the Delaware River and Rancocas Creek.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 7.206 square miles (18.664 km2), including 6.591 square miles (17.071 km2) is land and 0.615 square mile (1.593 km2) of water (8.54%).

The township borders Delanco Township, Riverside Township, Moorestown Township, Willingboro Township, and Cinnaminson Township, as well as the Delaware River.

Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Bridgeboro, Cambridge, Chesterville, Fairview, Milltown and Riverside Park.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 1,760
1890 2,267 28.8%
1900 890 −60.7%
1910 1,031 15.8%
1920 1,475 43.1%
1930 2,015 36.6%
1940 1,926 −4.4%
1950 2,447 27.1%
1960 5,327 117.7%
1970 10,065 88.9%
1980 14,811 47.2%
1990 13,178 −11.0%
2000 15,536 17.9%
2010 16,896 8.8%
2019 (est.) 16,492 −2.4%
Population sources: 1880-2000
1880-1920 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 16,896 people, 6,148 households, and 4,636 families residing in the township. The population density was 2,563.4 per square mile (989.7/km2). There were 6,442 housing units at an average density of 977.4 per square mile (377.4/km2)*. The racial makeup of the township was 81.01% (13,688) White, 9.56% (1,616) Black or African American, 0.20% (33) Native American, 4.04% (683) Asian, 0.04% (7) Pacific Islander, 2.72% (459) from other races, and 2.43% (410) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.61% (779) of the population.

There were 6,148 households out of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the township, the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.1 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 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 $77,220 (with a margin of error of +/- $3,880) and the median family income was $90,487 (+/- $5,875). Males had a median income of $65,365 (+/- $3,756) versus $46,941 (+/- $4,681) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $34,191 (+/- $1,760). About 3.3% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 15,536 people, 5,816 households, and 4,327 families residing in the township. The population density was 2,339.6 people per square mile (903.4/km2). There were 5,936 housing units at an average density of 893.9 per square mile (345.2/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 82.87% White, 9.42% African American, 0.17% Native American, 2.80% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 1.63% from other races, and 2.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.25% of the population.

There were 5,816 households, out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.6% 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 3.11.

In the township the population was spread out, with 24.5% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $58,526, and the median income for a family was $67,895. Males had a median income of $46,496 versus $31,024 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25,312. About 3.2% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

2018-05-23 16 10 12 View north along U.S. Route 130 (Burlington Pike) at Burlington County Route 605 (Fairview Street) in Delran Township, Burlington County, New Jersey
US 130 in Delran

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 61.20 miles (98.49 km) of roadways, of which 52.35 miles (84.25 km) were maintained by the municipality, 6.50 miles (10.46 km) by Burlington County and 2.35 miles (3.78 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

U.S. Route 130 is the main highway serving Delran. County Route 543 also crosses the township.

Public transportation

NJ Transit provides bus service on the 409 and 417 route between Trenton and Philadelphia, and on the 419 route between Camden and Burlington.

BurLink bus service is offered on the B8 route (between the Riverside station and Hartford crossing / Delran) and the B10 route (between Cinnaminson station and Route 130 / Union Landing Road).

Although there is no station in the township, the NJ Transit River Line passenger rail runs through Delran along St. Mihiel Drive. Nearby stations in Riverside (accessible via the BurLink B8 route) and Cinnaminson (accessible via the BurLink B10 route) offer southbound service to Camden and the Walter Rand Transportation Center (with transfers available to the PATCO Speedline) 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.

Education

Public schools

The Delran Township School District serves public school students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. As of the 2017–18 school year, the district, comprised of four schools, had an enrollment of 3,003 students and 234.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.8:1. Schools in the district (with 2017–18 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Millbridge Elementary School with 653 students in grades PreK-2, Delran Intermediate School with 682 students in grades 3–5, Delran Middle School with 733 students in grades 6-8 and Delran High School with 878 students in grades 9-12.

Students from Delran 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.

Private schools

Holy Cross Academy is an independent regional Roman Catholic high school founded in 1957 and is the only such school in Burlington County. With the start of the 2018–19 school year, the school operates independent of the supervision and financial support of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton and leases the building from the Diocese."</ref>

Montessori Academy of New Jersey is a private school located in Delran Township, and is one of only three AMI-certified Montessori method schools in New Jersey. MANJ was founded in 1965 and educates students ages 18 months through 14 years old.

Notable people

See also (related category): People from Delran Township, New Jersey

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

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