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Gibbsboro, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Gibbsboro
Gibbsboro highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Gibbsboro highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Gibbsboro, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Gibbsboro, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Camden
Incorporated April 11, 1924
Named for Gibbs family
Government
 • Type Borough
 • Body Borough Council
Area
 • Total 2.20 sq mi (5.69 km2)
 • Land 2.15 sq mi (5.57 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.11 km2)  1.95%
Area rank 393rd of 565 in state
16th of 37 in county
Elevation
75 ft (23 m)
Population
 • Total 2,274
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,218
 • Rank 478th of 566 in state
30th of 37 in county
 • Density 1,041.9/sq mi (402.3/km2)
 • Density rank 377th of 566 in state
32nd of 37 in county
Time zone UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
08026
Area code(s) 856
FIPS code 3400726070
GNIS feature ID 0885230

Gibbsboro is a borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 2,274, reflecting a decline of 161 (-6.6%) from the 2,435 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 52 (+2.2%) from the 2,383 counted in the 1990 Census.

Gibbsboro was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 8, 1924, from portions of Voorhees Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April 11, 1924. The borough was named for the Gibbs family, early settlers from 1706 for whom the area's post office was named when it was established in 1883.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 2.222 square miles (5.754 km2), including 2.183 square miles (5.653 km2) of land and 0.039 square miles (0.101 km2) of water (1.76%).

Gibbsboro borders Lindenwold and Voorhees Township.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 622
1940 713 14.6%
1950 906 27.1%
1960 2,141 136.3%
1970 2,634 23.0%
1980 2,510 −4.7%
1990 2,383 −5.1%
2000 2,435 2.2%
2010 2,274 −6.6%
2019 (est.) 2,218 −2.5%
Population sources:
1930-2000 1930 1930-1990
2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,274 people, 786 households, and 626 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,041.9 per square mile (402.3/km2). There were 809 housing units at an average density of 370.7 per square mile (143.1/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 92.61% (2,106) White, 2.15% (49) Black or African American, 0.00% (0) Native American, 2.33% (53) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.88% (20) from other races, and 2.02% (46) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.09% (93) of the population.

There were 786 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.0% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.4% were non-families. 17.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.9% 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 3.26.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 30.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.7 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 94.8 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $76,538 (with a margin of error of +/- $10,059) and the median family income was $86,481 (+/- $10,811). Males had a median income of $58,214 (+/- $13,396) versus $51,000 (+/- $12,885) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $33,258 (+/- $4,786). About 5.8% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.0% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 2,435 people, 829 households, and 664 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,109.3 people per square mile (427.3/km2). There were 847 housing units at an average density of 385.9 per square mile (148.6/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 94.00% White, 2.79% African American, 0.41% Native American, 1.07% Asian, 0.74% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.38% of the population.

There were 829 households, out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.3% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.8% were non-families. 16.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 25.3% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $57,326, and the median income for a family was $63,864. Males had a median income of $43,182 versus $30,807 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $26,035. About 2.4% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 17.36 miles (27.94 km) of roadways, of which 9.63 miles (15.50 km) were maintained by the municipality and 7.73 miles (12.44 km) by Camden County.

Education

The Gibbsboro School District serves public school students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade at Gibbsboro Public School. As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of one school, had an enrollment of 273 students and 26.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.3:1.

Public school students in ninth through twelfth grades attend the Eastern Camden County Regional High School District, a limited-purpose, public regional school district that also serves the communities of Berlin Borough and Voorhees Township. As of the 2018–19 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 1,955 students and 140.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 14.0:1. The district's board of education is comprised of nine members who set policy and oversee the fiscal and educational operation of the district through its administration. Representation on the Board of Education is determined by the population of each of the three sending districts, with one seat allocated to Gibbsboro.

Notable people

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

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