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Laurel Springs, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Laurel Springs
Laurel Springs highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County in the State of New Jersey.
Laurel Springs highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Laurel Springs, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Laurel Springs, New Jersey
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Coordinates: 39°49′14″N 75°00′20″W / 39.820543°N 75.005445°W / 39.820543; -75.005445Coordinates: 39°49′14″N 75°00′20″W / 39.820543°N 75.005445°W / 39.820543; -75.005445
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Camden
Incorporated April 2, 1913
Government
 • Type Borough
 • Body Borough Council
Area
 • Total 0.46 sq mi (1.19 km2)
 • Land 0.45 sq mi (1.17 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)  2.17%
Area rank 549th of 565 in state
33rd of 37 in county
Elevation
85 ft (26 m)
Population
 • Total 1,908
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,866
 • Rank 490th of 566 in state
32nd of 37 in county
 • Density 4,163.7/sq mi (1,607.6/km2)
 • Density rank 145th of 566 in state
16th of 37 in county
Time zone UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
08021 - Clementon
Area code(s) 609 and 856
FIPS code 3400739210
GNIS feature ID 0885272

Laurel Springs is a borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 1,908, reflecting a decline of 62 (-3.1%) from the 1,970 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 371 (-15.8%) from the 2,341 counted in the 1990 Census.

Laurel Springs was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 2, 1913, from portions of Clementon Township, based on the results of a referendum held on May 1, 1913. The borough was named for its therapeutic springs situated in laurel groves.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, Laurel Springs borough had a total area of 0.471 square miles (1.220 km2), including 0.458 square miles (1.187 km2) of land and 0.013 square miles (0.033 km2) of water (2.70%).

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

Laurel Springs borders Lindenwold and Stratford.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 911
1930 1,343 47.4%
1940 1,344 0.1%
1950 1,540 14.6%
1960 2,028 31.7%
1970 2,566 26.5%
1980 2,249 −12.4%
1990 2,341 4.1%
2000 1,970 −15.8%
2010 1,908 −3.1%
2019 (est.) 1,866 −2.2%
Population sources:
1920 1920-2000 1920-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,908 people, 727 households, and 506 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,163.7 per square mile (1,607.6/km2). There were 771 housing units at an average density of 1,682.5 per square mile (649.6/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 92.87% (1,772) White, 3.46% (66) Black or African American, 0.10% (2) Native American, 1.00% (19) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 1.31% (25) from other races, and 1.26% (24) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.88% (74) of the population.

There were 727 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.8% 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 3.15.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 28.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.5 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 94.1 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $69,405 (with a margin of error of +/- $8,221) and the median family income was $83,750 (+/- $12,497). Males had a median income of $57,900 (+/- $10,860) versus $49,028 (+/- $11,130) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $29,139 (+/- $3,021). About 11.4% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.5% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2010 United States Census there were 1,970 people, 762 households, and 534 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,213.5 people per square mile (1,618.3/km2). There were 806 housing units at an average density of 1,723.9 per square mile (662.1/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 94.37% White, 2.74% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.96% Asian, 0.71% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.62% of the population.

There were 762 households, out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 24.1% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $52,500, and the median income for a family was $58,854. Males had a median income of $41,349 versus $30,893 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $23,254. About 1.9% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 1.4% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 10.51 miles (16.91 km) of roadways, of which 8.52 miles (13.71 km) were maintained by the municipality, 1.78 miles (2.86 km) by Camden County and 0.21 miles (0.34 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Public transportation

NJ Transit offers service between the borough and Atlantic City on the 554 route, with local bus service offered on the 451 and 459 routes.

Education

The Laurel Springs School District serves public school students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade at Laurel Spring School. As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of one school, had an enrollment of 191 students and 13.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 14.2:1.

For seventh and eighth grades, students from Laurel Springs attend Samuel S. Yellin Elementary School in Stratford as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Stratford School District. As of the 2018–19 school year, Yellin School had an enrollment of 487 students and 37.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.0:1.

For ninth grade through twelfth grade, public school students attend Sterling High School, a regional high school district that also serves students from Magnolia, Somerdale and Stratford, along with the sending districts of Hi-Nella and Laurel Springs. The high school is located in Somerdale. As of the 2018–19 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 958 students and 69.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.7:1.

Notable people

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

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