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East Greenwich Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of East Greenwich
Death of the Fox Inn
Death of the Fox Inn
East Greenwich Township highlighted in Gloucester County. Inset map: Gloucester County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
East Greenwich Township highlighted in Gloucester County. Inset map: Gloucester County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of East Greenwich Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of East Greenwich Township, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Flag of Gloucester County, New Jersey.png Gloucester
Incorporated February 10, 1881
Area
 • Total 14.922 sq mi (38.649 km2)
 • Land 14.440 sq mi (37.400 km2)
 • Water 0.482 sq mi (1.249 km2)  3.23%
Area rank 175th of 566 in state
12th of 24 in county
Elevation 62 ft (19 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 9,555
 • Estimate (2015) 10,380
 • Rank 249th of 566 in state
11th of 24 in county
 • Density 661.7/sq mi (255.5/km2)
 • Density rank 418th of 566 in state
17th of 24 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08056 - Mickleton
Area code(s) 856 Exchanges: 224, 423, 467, 478
FIPS code 3401519180
GNIS feature ID 0882141
Website www.eastgreenwichnj.com

East Greenwich Township is a township in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 9,555, reflecting an increase of 4,125 (+76.0%) from the 5,430 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 172 (+3.3%) from the 5,258 counted in the 1990 Census.

East Greenwich Township was created by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 10, 1881, from the eastern part of Greenwich Township and the western part of Mantua Township.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 14.922 square miles (38.649 km2), including 14.440 square miles (37.400 km2) of land and 0.482 square miles (1.249 km2) of water (3.23%).

Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Clarksboro, Hendricksons Mills, Mickleton, Middleton, Mount Royal, Tomlins, Warringtons Mills and Wolfert.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 1,259
1900 1,323 5.1%
1910 1,406 6.3%
1920 1,483 5.5%
1930 2,031 37.0%
1940 2,121 4.4%
1950 2,336 10.1%
1960 2,722 16.5%
1970 3,280 20.5%
1980 4,144 26.3%
1990 5,258 26.9%
2000 5,430 3.3%
2010 9,555 76.0%
Est. 2015 10,380 8.6%
Population sources: 1890-2000
1890-1920 1890 1890-1910
1910-1930 1930-1990
2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 9,555 people, 3,262 households, and 2,645 families residing in the township. The population density was 661.7 per square mile (255.5/km2). There were 3,405 housing units at an average density of 235.8 per square mile (91.0/km2)*. The racial makeup of the township was 88.45% (8,451) White, 5.86% (560) Black or African American, 0.14% (13) Native American, 3.61% (345) Asian, 0.05% (5) Pacific Islander, 0.59% (56) from other races, and 1.31% (125) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.02% (289) of the population.

There were 3,262 households out of which 41.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.4% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.9% were non-families. 14.9% 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 2.89 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the township, the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.6 years. For every 100 females there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 94.3 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $98,295 (with a margin of error of +/- $13,759) and the median family income was $109,375 (+/- $12,449). Males had a median income of $90,476 (+/- $9,127) versus $50,431 (+/- $6,983) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $38,234 (+/- $3,245). About 3.4% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.2% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 5,430 people, 1,901 households, and 1,515 families residing in the township. The population density was 368.1 people per square mile (142.1/km²). There were 1,971 housing units at an average density of 133.6 per square mile (51.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.68% White, 3.26% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.64% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.40% of the population.

There were 1,901 households out of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.9% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.3% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $65,701, and the median income for a family was $74,455. Males had a median income of $51,662 versus $31,619 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25,345. About 2.6% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 76.53 miles (123.16 km) of roadways, of which 47.44 miles (76.35 km) were maintained by the municipality, 23.68 miles (38.11 km) by Gloucester County, 0.75 miles (1.21 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 4.66 miles (7.50 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.

The New Jersey Turnpike passes through in the southeast, but the closest interchange is Interchange 2 in neighboring Woolwich. Interstate 295 and U.S. Route 130 passes through with Exit 17 straddling the border between the municipality and neighboring Greenwich.

The major county highway to pass through is County Road 551.

Public transportation

NJ Transit bus service is available to Philadelphia on the 401 route.


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