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Eastampton Township, New Jersey
|Township of Eastampton|
Old schoolhouse within the Smithville Historic District in Eastampton Township
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
|Incorporated||March 9, 1880|
|• Type||Faulkner Act (council–manager)|
|• Body||Township Council|
|• Total||5.82 sq mi (15.06 km2)|
|• Land||5.73 sq mi (14.84 km2)|
|• Water||0.09 sq mi (0.22 km2) 1.48%|
|Area rank||261st of 565 in state
26th of 40 in county
|Elevation||46 ft (14 m)|
| • Estimate
|• 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||UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))|
08060 - Mount Holly
|GNIS feature ID||0882105|
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.
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.
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%).
|Population sources: 1880-2000
1930-1990 2000 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.
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.
As of May 2010[update], 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.
For kindergarten through eighth grade, public school students are served by the Eastampton Township School District at Eastampton Community School. As of the 2017–18 school year, the district, comprised one school, had an enrollment of 578 students and 52.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.9:1.
Public school students in ninth through twelfth grades attend Rancocas Valley Regional High School, a regional public high school serving students from five communities encompassing approximately 40 square miles (100 km2) comprising the communities of Eastampton Township, Hainesport Township, Lumberton Township, Mount Holly Township and Westampton Township. As of the 2017–18 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 2,052 students and 141.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 14.5:1. The school is located in Mount Holly Township. The district's board of education has nine members who are elected directly by voters to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with three seats up for election each year as part of the November general election. Seats on the board are allocated based on the population of the five constituent municipalities, with one seat assigned to Eastampton.
Students from Eastampton Township, and from all of Burlington County, are eligible to attend the Burlington County Institute of Technology, a countywide public school district that serves the vocational and technical education needs of students at the high school and post-secondary level at its campuses in Medford and Westampton Township.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Eastampton Township include:
- Charles R. Chickering (1891-1970), freelance artist who designed 77 U.S. postage stamps while working at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing
- Hezekiah Bradley Smith (1816-1887), inventor and a Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1879 to 1881.
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