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East Greenwich Township, New Jersey
|Township of East Greenwich|
Death of the Fox Inn
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
|Incorporated||February 10, 1881|
|• Body||Township Committee|
|• Total||14.91 sq mi (38.62 km2)|
|• Land||14.44 sq mi (37.41 km2)|
|• Water||0.47 sq mi (1.21 km2) 3.13%|
|Area rank||176th of 565 in state
12th of 24 in county
|Elevation||62 ft (19 m)|
| • Estimate
|• 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||UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))|
08056 - Mickleton
|Area code(s)||856 Exchanges: 224, 423, 467, 478|
|GNIS feature ID||0882141|
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.
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.
|Population sources: 1890-2000
1890-1920 1890 1890-1910
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.
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.
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], 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 pass through with Exit 17 straddling the border between the municipality and neighboring Greenwich.
The major county highway to pass through is County Road 551.
NJ Transit bus service is available to Philadelphia on the 401 route.
Public school students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade attend the East Greenwich Township School District. As of the 2020–21 school year, the district, comprised of two schools, had an enrollment of 1,308 students and 110.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.9:1. The schools in the district (with 2020–21 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Jeffrey Clark School located on Quaker Road with 575 students in Grades PreK-2 and Samuel Mickle School located on Kings Highway with 728 students in Grades 3-6. Based on data from the 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending prepared by the New Jersey Department of Education, the East Greenwich district's total per pupil spending of $12,585 was the lowest of any regular school district.
Public school students in seventh through twelfth grades are educated by the Kingsway Regional School District, which also serves students from South Harrison Township, Swedesboro and Woolwich Township, with the addition of students from Logan Township who attend the district's high school as part of a sending/receiving relationship in which tuition is paid on a per-pupil basis by the Logan Township School District. East Greenwich Township accounts for almost a third of district enrollment. As of the 2020–21 school year, the district's two schools had an enrollment of 2,544 students and 189.9 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.4:1. Schools in the district (with 2020–21 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Kingsway Regional Middle School with 1,023 students in grades 7-8 and Kingsway Regional High School with 1,802 students in grades 9-12. Under a 2011 proposal, Kingsway would merge with its constituent member's K-6 districts to become a full K-12 district, with various options for including Logan Township as part of the consolidated district.
Students from across the county are eligible to apply to attend Gloucester County Institute of Technology, a four-year high school in Deptford Township that provides technical and vocational education. As a public school, students do not pay tuition to attend the school.
As of 2020[update] Guardian Angels Regional School (Pre-K-Grade 3 campus in Gibbstown CDP and 4-8 campus in Paulsboro) takes students from Clarksboro, Mickleton, Mount Royal, and other sections of East Greenwich township. It is under the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with East Greenwich Township include:
- Danielson Famile (1995–present), family indie rock band.
- Rachel Davis DuBois (1892-1993), educator, human rights activist and pioneer of intercultural education.
- George Gill Green (1842–1925), patent medicine manufacturer.
- Martin A. Herman (born 1939), politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly, where he represented the 3rd Legislative District from 1974 to 1986, and was later appointed as a judge in New Jersey Superior Court in Gloucester County.
- Amos J. Peaslee (1887–1969), politician, military official, author and diplomat who served as United States Ambassador to Australia.
- Hardy Richardson (1855-1931), Major League Baseball player.