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Eastampton Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Eastampton
Eastampton Township highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Eastampton Township highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Eastampton Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Eastampton Township, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Burlington
Incorporated February 11, 1880
Area
 • Total 5.834 sq mi (15.111 km2)
 • Land 5.749 sq mi (14.891 km2)
 • Water 0.085 sq mi (0.220 km2)  1.46%
Area rank 262nd of 566 in state
26th of 40 in county
Elevation 46 ft (14 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 6,069
 • Estimate (2015) 6,011
 • Rank 343rd of 566 in state
28th of 40 in county
 • Density 1,055.6/sq mi (407.6/km2)
 • Density rank 375th of 566 in state
23rd of 40 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08060 - Mount Holly
Area code(s) 609
FIPS code 3400518790
GNIS feature ID 0882105
Website www.eastampton.com

Eastampton Township is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 6,069, reflecting a decline of 133 (-2.1%) from the 6,202 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,240 (+25.0%) from the 4,962 counted in the 1990 Census.

History

Eastampton Township was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 11, 1880, from portions of Westampton Township. Portions of both Lumberton Township and Southampton Township were annexed in 1882.

Eastampton is the location of Smithville, an industrial community created by Hezekiah Bradley Smith for his machine company, which produced the American Star Bicycle. It is now a county park.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 5.834 square miles (15.111 km2), including 5.749 square miles (14.891 km2) of land and 0.085 square miles (0.220 km2) of water (1.46%).

The township borders Mount Holly Township, Westampton Township, Springfield Township, Pemberton Township, Southampton Township, and Lumberton Township.

Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Smithville and Turpentine.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 566
1890 654 15.5%
1900 584 −10.7%
1910 508 −13.0%
1920 539 6.1%
1930 503 −6.7%
1940 498 −1.0%
1950 692 39.0%
1960 1,402 102.6%
1970 2,284 62.9%
1980 3,814 67.0%
1990 4,962 30.1%
2000 6,202 25.0%
2010 6,069 −2.1%
Est. 2015 6,011 −1.0%
Population sources: 1880-2000
1880-1920 1880-1890
1890-1910 1850-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 6,069 people, 2,281 households, and 1,640 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,055.6 per square mile (407.6/km2). There were 2,380 housing units at an average density of 414.0 per square mile (159.8/km2)*. The racial makeup of the township was 73.11% (4,437) White, 16.97% (1,030) Black or African American, 0.35% (21) Native American, 4.48% (272) Asian, 0.07% (4) Pacific Islander, 1.65% (100) from other races, and 3.38% (205) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.29% (503) of the population.

There were 2,281 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.1% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the township, the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 31.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.0 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 91.6 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $73,393 (with a margin of error of +/- $10,010) and the median family income was $91,375 (+/- $8,669). Males had a median income of $60,405 (+/- $4,400) versus $44,028 (+/- $8,940) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $32,065 (+/- $2,298). About 3.0% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 6,202 people, 2,226 households, and 1,638 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,077.9 people per square mile (416.5/km²). There were 2,312 housing units at an average density of 401.8 per square mile (155.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 78.25% White, 11.77% African American, 0.23% Native American, 5.42% Asian, 1.44% from other races, and 2.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.72% of the population.

There were 2,226 households out of which 42.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 35.3% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 7.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 99.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $66,406, and the median income for a family was $71,765. Males had a median income of $46,486 versus $31,208 for females. The per capita income for the township was $24,534. About 2.0% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 30.46 miles (49.02 km) of roadways, of which 19.95 miles (32.11 km) were maintained by the municipality, 9.43 miles (15.18 km) by Burlington County and 1.08 miles (1.74 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.


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