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Fieldsboro, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Fieldsboro
Downtown Fieldsboro
Downtown Fieldsboro
Fieldsboro highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Fieldsboro highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Fieldsboro, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Fieldsboro, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Burlington
Incorporated March 7, 1850
Named for Field family
Government
 • Type Borough
 • Body Borough Council
Area
 • Total 0.36 sq mi (0.93 km2)
 • Land 0.28 sq mi (0.72 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)  22.22%
Area rank 552nd of 565 in state
40th of 40 in county
Elevation
59 ft (18 m)
Population
 • Total 540
 • Estimate 
(2019)
552
 • Rank 552nd of 566 in state
40th of 40 in county
 • Density 2,007.7/sq mi (775.2/km2)
 • Density rank 292nd of 566 in state
15th of 40 in county
Time zone UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
Area code(s) 609 exchanges: 291, 298, 324, 424
FIPS code 3400523250
GNIS feature ID 0885219
Website None

Fieldsboro is a borough in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 540, reflecting an increase of 18 (+3.4%) from the 522 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 57 (-9.8%) from the 579 counted in the 1990 Census.

Fieldsboro was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature as Fieldsborough on March 7, 1850, within portions of Mansfield Township. It separated from Bordentown Township as an independent municipality c. 1894. The borough was named for the Field family, prominent early settlers in the area.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, Fieldsboro borough had a total area of 0.269 square miles (0.697 km2), all of which was land.

The borough borders Bordentown Township and the Delaware River.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 459
1910 480 4.6%
1920 530 10.4%
1930 493 −7.0%
1940 537 8.9%
1950 589 9.7%
1960 583 −1.0%
1970 615 5.5%
1980 597 −2.9%
1990 579 −3.0%
2000 522 −9.8%
2010 540 3.4%
2019 (est.) 552 2.2%
Population sources:
1900-2000 1900-1920
1900-1910 1850-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 540 people, 206 households, and 141 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,007.7 per square mile (775.2/km2). There were 221 housing units at an average density of 821.7 per square mile (317.3/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 81.11% (438) White, 12.59% (68) Black or African American, 0.00% (0) Native American, 2.04% (11) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.37% (2) from other races, and 3.89% (21) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.78% (15) of the population.

There were 206 households out of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 17.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 28.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.1 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 91.9 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $60,938 (with a margin of error of +/- $19,968) and the median family income was $67,500 (+/- $22,306). Males had a median income of $68,750 (+/- $47,669) versus $48,500 (+/- $14,355) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $30,284 (+/- $8,796). About none of families and 1.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.1% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 522 people, 189 households, and 138 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,921.0 people per square mile (746.5/km2). There were 204 housing units at an average density of 750.7 per square mile (291.7/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 81.61% White, 15.90% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.38% from other races, and 1.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.49% of the population.

There were 189 households, out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 16.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 25.3% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 38.3% from 25 to 44, 17.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $58,958, and the median income for a family was $66,607. Males had a median income of $41,932 versus $35,625 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $23,908. About 2.1% of families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.7% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 3.31 miles (5.33 km) of roadways, of which 2.67 miles (4.30 km) were maintained by the municipality and 0.64 miles (1.03 km) by Burlington County.

No major county, state, U.S. or interstate passes through the borough. U.S. Route 130 is the closest major road to the borough. Other roads that are accessible in neighboring Bordentown Township are Interstate 295, U.S. Route 206 and the New Jersey Turnpike.

Public transportation

NJ Transit provides bus service in the township between Trenton and Philadelphia on the 409 route.

Education

Students in public school for kindergarten through twelfth grade attend the schools of the Bordentown Regional School District, which also serves students from Bordentown City and Bordentown Township. As of the 2017–18 school year, the district, comprised of five schools, had an enrollment of 2,528 students and 182.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.8:1. Schools in the district (with 2017-18 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Clara Barton Elementary School with 235 students in grades K-3 (generally serves Bordentown City and the Holloway Meadows section of Bordentown Township), Peter Muschal Elementary School with 512 students in grades PreK-3 (generally serves remainder of Bordentown Township and the Borough of Fieldsboro), MacFarland Intermediate School with 391 students in grades 4–5, Bordentown Regional Middle School with 623 students in grades 6-8 and Bordentown Regional High School 733 students in grades 9-12. 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. The board's nine seats are allocated based on the population of the constituent municipalities, with one seat assigned to Fieldsboro.

The New Hanover Township School District, consisting of New Hanover Township (including its Cookstown area) and Wrightstown Borough, sends students to Bordentown Regional High School on a tuition basis for grades 9-12 as part of a sending/receiving relationship that has been in place since the 1960s, with about 50 students from the New Hanover district being sent to the high school. As of 2011, the New Hanover district was considering expansion of its relationship to send students to Bordentown for middle school for grades 6–8.

Students from Fieldsboro, 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.

Notable residents

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

  • Len Boone, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
  • Archibald Crossley (1896–1985), pollster, statistician and pioneer in public opinion research.

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