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Hainesport Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Hainesport
Broad Street of Hainesport
Broad Street of Hainesport
Hainesport Township highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Hainesport Township highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Hainesport Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Hainesport Township, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Burlington
Incorporated March 12, 1924
Government
 • Type Township
 • Body Township Committee
Area
 • Total 6.79 sq mi (17.59 km2)
 • Land 6.47 sq mi (16.76 km2)
 • Water 0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)  4.71%
Area rank 245th of 565 in state
25th of 40 in county
Elevation
49 ft (15 m)
Population
 • Total 6,110
 • Estimate 
(2019)
5,976
 • Rank 341st of 566 in state
27th of 40 in county
 • Density 945.9/sq mi (365.2/km2)
 • Density rank 392nd of 566 in state
25th of 40 in county
Time zone UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
08036
Area code(s) 609
FIPS code 3400529010
GNIS feature ID 0882092

Hainesport Township is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 6,110, reflecting an increase of 1,984 (+48.1%) from the 4,126 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 877 (+27.0%) from the 3,249 counted in the 1990 Census.

History

In 1778, the township was the site of a skirmish during the American Revolutionary War, when American rebels fired upon Hessian soldiers after they were halted by the dismantling of a bridge over the Rancocas.

Hainesport Township was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 12, 1924, from portions of Lumberton Township. The township was named for Barclay Haines, who bought property in the area and established a wharf near his home on the Rancocas Creek.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 6.723 square miles (17.414 km2), including 6.459 square miles (16.730 km2) of land and 0.264 square miles (0.685 km2) of water (3.93%).

Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Clermont, Creekview, Franklin Estates, The Glen at Mason's Creek, Hainesport Chase, Lakeside at Creekview, Mason's Woods, Oakdale, Rancocas Heights, Sage Run and Union Mills.

The township borders Mount Laurel Township, Lumberton Township, Mount Holly Township and Westampton Township (across the Rancocas Creek north branch).

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 984
1940 858 −12.8%
1950 1,793 109.0%
1960 3,271 82.4%
1970 2,990 −8.6%
1980 3,236 8.2%
1990 3,249 0.4%
2000 4,126 27.0%
2010 6,110 48.1%
2019 (est.) 5,976 −2.2%
Population sources: 1930-2000
1930 1930-1990
2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 6,110 people, 2,239 households, and 1,726 families residing in the township. The population density was 945.9 per square mile (365.2/km2). There were 2,305 housing units at an average density of 356.8 per square mile (137.8/km2)*. The racial makeup of the township was 84.78% (5,180) White, 7.50% (458) Black or African American, 0.10% (6) Native American, 4.08% (249) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 1.42% (87) from other races, and 2.13% (130) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.07% (310) of the population.

There were 2,239 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.0% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.9% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the township, the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 30.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.9 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 89.9 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $87,047 (with a margin of error of +/- $8,609) and the median family income was $95,054 (+/- $7,689). Males had a median income of $64,477 (+/- $9,344) versus $40,658 (+/- $8,999) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $35,813 (+/- $2,708). No families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 1.1% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 4,126 people, 1,477 households, and 1,150 families residing in the township. The population density was 632.8 people per square mile (244.3/km2). There were 1,555 housing units at an average density of 238.5 per square mile (92.1/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 94.09% White, 2.67% African American, 0.10% Native American, 1.70% Asian, 0.51% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 2.13% of the population.

There were 1,477 households, out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.5% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.1% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.3% 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 3.16.

In the township the population was spread out, with 26.3% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $66,417, and the median income for a family was $72,005. Males had a median income of $49,015 versus $33,932 for females. The per capita income for the township was $28,091. About 2.0% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 43.05 miles (69.28 km) of roadways, of which 30.72 miles (49.44 km) were maintained by the municipality, 9.50 miles (15.29 km) by Burlington County and 2.83 miles (4.55 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Route 38 passes through in the center of the township. The two major county roads that pass through are CR 537 near the center and CR 541 in the eastern section.

Interstate 295 and the New Jersey Turnpike are accessible outside the municipality in neighboring Westampton and Mount Laurel Townships.

Public transportation

NJ Transit provides bus service in the township on the 317 route between Asbury Park and Philadelphia, and on the 413 route between Camden and Burlington.

BurLink bus service is offered on the B1 route between Beverly and Pemberton.

Education

The Hainesport Township School District serves public school students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade at the Hainesport School. As of the 2017–18 school year, the district, comprised of one school, had an enrollment of 603 students and 59.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.2:1.

For ninth through twelfth grades, public school students attend the Rancocas Valley Regional High School, a comprehensive regional public high school serving students from five communities encompassing approximately 40 square miles (100 km2) and comprises 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 Hainesport Township.

Students from Hainesport 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.

Notable people

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

  • Ben Ijalana (born 1989), offensive tackle who has played in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts and the New York Jets.
  • Ryan Peters (born c. 1982), politician who has represented the 8th Legislative District in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2018

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