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Lawrence Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Lawrence
Old Stone Church
Old Stone Church
Lawrence Township highlighted in Cumberland County. Inset map: Cumberland County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Lawrence Township highlighted in Cumberland County. Inset map: Cumberland County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Lawrence Township, Cumberland County, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Lawrence Township, Cumberland County, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Cumberland
Incorporated February 17, 1885
Named for Capt. James Lawrence
Area
 • Total 38.332 sq mi (99.279 km2)
 • Land 36.917 sq mi (95.614 km2)
 • Water 1.415 sq mi (3.665 km2)  3.69%
Area rank 60th of 566 in state
6th of 14 in county
Elevation 39 ft (12 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 3,290
 • Estimate (2015) 3,227
 • Rank 439th of 566 in state
9th of 14 in county
 • Density 89.1/sq mi (34.4/km2)
 • Density rank 546th of 566 in state
10th of 14 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08311 - Cedarville
Area code(s) 856 exchange: 447
FIPS code 3401139450
GNIS feature ID 0882060
Website Official website

Lawrence Township is a township in Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States. It is part of the Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area for statistical purposes. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 3,290, reflecting an increase of 569 (+20.9%) from the 2,721 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 288 (+11.8%) from the 2,433 counted in the 1990 Census.

Lawrence Township was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 17, 1885, from portions of Fairfield Township. The township was namedin honor of Captain James Lawrence — commander of the frigate USS Chesapeake and one of the naval heroes of the War of 1812 — best known for his dying command of "Don't Give up the Ship".

Lawrence Township is a dry township where alcohol cannot be sold.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 38.332 square miles (99.279 km2), including 36.917 square miles (95.614 km2) as land and 1.415 square miles (3.665 km2) of water (3.69%).

Cedarville (2010 population of 776) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Lawrence Township.

The township borders Fairfield Township, Millville, Downe Township, and the Delaware Bay.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 1,729
1900 1,658 −4.1%
1910 1,746 5.3%
1920 1,549 −11.3%
1930 1,770 14.3%
1940 1,754 −0.9%
1950 2,044 16.5%
1960 2,639 29.1%
1970 2,329 −11.7%
1980 2,116 −9.1%
1990 2,433 15.0%
2000 2,721 11.8%
2010 3,290 20.9%
Est. 2015 3,227 −1.9%
Population sources:
1890-2000 1890-1920
1890-1910 1910-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,290 people, 1,102 households, and 850 families residing in the township. The population density was 89.1 per square mile (34.4/km2). There were 1,221 housing units at an average density of 33.1 per square mile (12.8/km2)*. The racial makeup of the township was 81.03% (2,666) White, 9.24% (304) Black or African American, 1.16% (38) Native American, 0.40% (13) Asian, 0.03% (1) Pacific Islander, 5.02% (165) from other races, and 3.13% (103) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.37% (374) of the population.

There were 1,102 households out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.9% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.9% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the township, the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.8 years. For every 100 females there were 99.5 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 100.1 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $70,948 (with a margin of error of +/- $4,480) and the median family income was $72,014 (+/- $2,843). Males had a median income of $55,208 (+/- $6,323) versus $30,382 (+/- $5,144) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $27,934 (+/- $3,545). About 5.2% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 2,721 people, 920 households, and 712 families residing in the township. The population density was 72.6 people per square mile (28.0/km²). There were 1,023 housing units at an average density of 27.3 per square mile (10.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 81.88% White, 10.40% African American, 1.07% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 3.42% from other races, and 2.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.02% of the population.

There were 920 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.6% were non-families. 17.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $46,083, and the median income for a family was $48,456. Males had a median income of $36,891 versus $22,188 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,654. About 6.2% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 54.06 miles (87.00 km) of roadways, of which 26.30 miles (42.33 km) were maintained by the municipality and 27.76 miles (44.68 km) by Cumberland County.

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