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Eagleswood Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Eagleswood
Map of Eagleswood Township in Ocean County. Inset: Location of Ocean County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Eagleswood Township in Ocean County. Inset: Location of Ocean County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Eagleswood Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Eagleswood Township, New Jersey
Country  United States
state  New Jersey
County Ocean
Incorporated March 17, 1874
Area
 • Total 18.858 sq mi (48.840 km2)
 • Land 16.061 sq mi (41.597 km2)
 • Water 2.797 sq mi (7.243 km2)  14.83%
Area rank 150th of 566 in state
14th of 33 in county
Elevation 13 ft (4 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 1,603
 • Estimate (2015) 1,607
 • Rank 509th of 566 in state
25th of 33 in county
 • Density 99.8/sq mi (38.5/km2)
 • Density rank 543rd of 566 in state
33rd of 33 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08092 - West Creek
Area code(s) 609 Exchanges: 294, 296, 697, 812, 978
FIPS code 3402918670
GNIS feature ID 0882068

Eagleswood Township is a township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 1,603, reflecting an increase of 162 (+11.2%) from the 1,441 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 35 (-2.4%) from the 1,476 counted in the 1990 Census. The 2010 population was the highest recorded in any decennial census.

Eagleswood Township was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 17, 1874, from portions of Stafford Township. Portions of the township were taken to form Beach Haven (November 11, 1890) and Long Beach Township (March 23, 1899).

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 18.858 square miles (48.840 km2), including 16.061 square miles (41.597 km2) of land and 2.797 square miles (7.243 km2) of water (14.83%).

Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Coxs, Cox's Crossing, Coxstown, Dinner Point, Horse Point, Mud Cove, Parker Cove, Spraguetown, Stafford Forge, Staffordville and West Creek.

The township borders the Ocean County municipalities of Little Egg Harbor Township, Long Beach Township and Stafford Township.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 592
1890 791 33.6%
1900 563 * −28.8%
1910 550 −2.3%
1920 420 −23.6%
1930 483 15.0%
1940 551 14.1%
1950 623 13.1%
1960 766 23.0%
1970 823 7.4%
1980 1,009 22.6%
1990 1,476 46.3%
2000 1,441 −2.4%
2010 1,603 11.2%
Est. 2015 1,607 0.2%
Population sources: 1880-2000
1880-1920 1880-1890
1890-1910 1910-1930
1900-1990 2000 2010
* = Lost territory in previous decade.

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,603 people, 621 households, and 454 families residing in the township. The population density was 99.8 per square mile (38.5/km2). There were 760 housing units at an average density of 47.3 per square mile (18.3/km2)*. The racial makeup of the township was 96.44% (1,546) White, 0.87% (14) Black or African American, 0.06% (1) Native American, 0.62% (10) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 1.00% (16) from other races, and 1.00% (16) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.37% (54) of the population.

There were 621 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the township, the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 33.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.1 years. For every 100 females there were 107.6 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 102.4 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $60,221 (with a margin of error of +/- $4,757) and the median family income was $70,313 (+/- $11,006). Males had a median income of $49,875 (+/- $7,215) versus $38,036 (+/- $8,952) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $28,135 (+/- $2,836). About 4.8% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.5% of those under age 18 and 1.4% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 1,441 people, 546 households, and 394 families residing in the township. The population density was 88.0 people per square mile (34.0/km²). There were 693 housing units at an average density of 42.3 per square mile (16.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.96% White, 0.07% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.21% Asian, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population.

There were 546 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.3% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% 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 3.11.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $38,625, and the median income for a family was $49,453. Males had a median income of $36,375 versus $26,654 for females. The per capita income for the township was $20,617. About 2.2% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 25.04 miles (40.30 km) of roadways, of which 11.19 miles (18.01 km) were maintained by the municipality, 8.87 miles (14.27 km) by Ocean County, 3.01 miles (4.84 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 1.97 miles (3.17 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.

Public transportation

NJ Transit offers local bus service between the township and Atlantic City on the 559 route.

Ocean Ride local service is offered on route OC6.

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