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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
Eagleswood Township, New Jersey is located in Ocean County, New Jersey
Eagleswood Township, New Jersey
Eagleswood Township, New Jersey
Location in Ocean County, New Jersey
Eagleswood Township, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Eagleswood Township, New Jersey
Eagleswood Township, New Jersey
Location in New Jersey
Eagleswood Township, New Jersey is located in the United States
Eagleswood Township, New Jersey
Eagleswood Township, New Jersey
Location in the United States
Country  United States
state  New Jersey
County Flag of Ocean County, New Jersey.gif Ocean
Incorporated March 17, 1874
Government
 • Type Township
 • Body Township Committee
Area
 • Total 18.96 sq mi (49.11 km2)
 • Land 16.10 sq mi (41.71 km2)
 • Water 2.86 sq mi (7.41 km2)  15.08%
Area rank 149th of 565 in state
14th of 33 in county
Elevation
13 ft (4 m)
Population
 • Total 1,603
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,603
 • 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 UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
08092 - West Creek
Area code(s) 609 Exchanges: 294, 296, 697, 812, 978
FIPS code 3402918670
GNIS feature ID 0882068
Website

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. 2019 1,603 0.0%
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.

Transportation

2018-09-16 15 30 45 View north along New Jersey State Route 444 (Garden State Parkway) between Exit 58 and Exit 63 in Eagleswood Township, Ocean County, New Jersey
The northbound Garden State Parkway in Eagleswood Township

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.

The Garden State Parkway is the most prominent road passing through Eagleswood Township. However, there are no exits within the township, with the nearest access points being at Interchange 58 (County Route 539) in Little Egg Harbor Township and Interchange 63 (New Jersey Route 72) in Stafford Township. U.S. Route 9 is the main highway directly serving Eagleswood.

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.

Education

The Eagleswood Township School District serves students in public school for grades pre-kindergarten through sixth grade at Eagleswood Township Elementary School. As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of one school, had an enrollment of 134 students and 16.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 8.1:1. In the 2016–17 school year, Eagleswood had the 20th smallest enrollment of any school district in the state, with 141 students.

Public school students in seventh through twelfth grades attend the schools of the Pinelands Regional School District, which also serves students from Bass River Township, Little Egg Harbor Township and Tuckerton Borough. Schools in the district (with 2018–19 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Pinelands Regional Junior High School with 811 students in grades 7-9 and Pinelands Regional High School with 744 students in grades 10–12. The district's board of education includes nine members directly elected by the residents of the constituent municipalities to three-year terms on a staggered basis, with three seats up for election each year. Eagleswood Township is allocated one of the nine seats.

Notable people

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

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

  • John T. Hendrickson Jr. (1923–1999), politician who represented the 9th Legislative District in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1982 to 1989.
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