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Lindenwold, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Lindenwold
Train pulls into Lindenwold Station
Train pulls into Lindenwold Station
Lindenwold highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County in the State of New Jersey.
Lindenwold highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Lindenwold, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Lindenwold, New Jersey
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Coordinates: 39°49′08″N 74°59′24″W / 39.818832°N 74.989966°W / 39.818832; -74.989966Coordinates: 39°49′08″N 74°59′24″W / 39.818832°N 74.989966°W / 39.818832; -74.989966
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Camden
Incorporated April 23, 1929
Government
 • Type Borough
 • Body Borough Council
Area
 • Total 3.94 sq mi (10.21 km2)
 • Land 3.90 sq mi (10.11 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.11 km2)  1.07%
Area rank 300th of 565 in state
9th of 37 in county
Elevation
56 ft (17 m)
Population
 • Total 17,613
 • Estimate 
(2019)
17,263
 • Rank 145th of 566 in state
7th of 37 in county
 • Density 4,525.1/sq mi (1,747.2/km2)
 • Density rank 126th of 566 in state
13th of 37 in county
Time zone UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
08021
Area code(s) 856
FIPS code 3400740440
GNIS feature ID 0885279

Lindenwold is a borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 17,613, reflecting an increase of 199 (+1.1%) from the 17,414 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 1,320 (-7.0%) from the 18,734 counted in the 1990 Census.

History

The Borough of Lindenwold was created on April 23, 1929, from Clementon Township, one of seven municipalities created from the now-defunct township, and one of five new municipalities (including Hi-Nella Borough, Pine Hill Borough, Pine Valley Borough and Somerdale Borough) created on that same date. The borough's first official meeting was held on the following May 31 in the old Fire Hall at Linden Avenue and Berlin Road. The name "Lindenwold" (German for "linden woods") was suggested by Wilmer Bedford, a local resident who had been reading a German book that included the word. Bedford sought to have linden trees planted along the borough's streets, but local officials chose cheaper trees as an alternative.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 3.954 square miles (10.241 km2), including 3.892 square miles (10.081 km2) of land and 0.062 square miles (0.160 km2) of water (1.56%).

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

Lindenwold borders the Camden County municipalities of Berlin Borough, Berlin Township, Clementon Borough, Gibbsboro, Gloucester Township, Laurel Springs, Pine Hill, Somerdale, Stratford, and Voorhees Township.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 2,523
1940 2,552 1.1%
1950 3,479 36.3%
1960 7,335 110.8%
1970 12,199 66.3%
1980 18,196 49.2%
1990 18,734 3.0%
2000 17,414 −7.0%
2010 17,613 1.1%
2019 (est.) 17,263 −2.0%
Population sources:
1930-2000 1930
1930-1990 2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 17,613 people, 7,426 households, and 4,211 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,525.1 per square mile (1,747.2/km2). There were 8,251 housing units at an average density of 2,119.8 per square mile (818.5/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 48.08% (8,469) White, 34.66% (6,104) Black or African American, 0.44% (78) Native American, 2.80% (493) Asian, 0.02% (4) Pacific Islander, 10.34% (1,822) from other races, and 3.65% (643) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.85% (3,673) of the population.

There were 7,426 households out of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.9% were married couples living together, 18.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.3% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.3 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 87.9 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $47,462 (with a margin of error of +/- $2,694) and the median family income was $55,906 (+/- $3,257). Males had a median income of $34,580 (+/- $5,293) versus $35,523 (+/- $3,099) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $22,793 (+/- $1,111). About 9.8% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 17,414 people, 7,465 households, and 4,299 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,415.5 people per square mile (1,706.5/km2). There were 8,244 housing units at an average density of 2,090.3 per square mile (807.9/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 61.42% White, 28.22% African American, 0.48% Native American, 3.53% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 3.24% from other races, and 3.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.56% of the population.

There were 7,465 households, out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.0% were married couples living together, 16.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.4% were non-families. 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 23.6% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 36.2% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $36,080, and the median income for a family was $40,931. Males had a median income of $34,990 versus $26,514 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,659. About 11.3% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.1% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 44.90 miles (72.26 km) of roadways, of which 31.41 miles (50.55 km) were maintained by the municipality, 12.14 miles (19.54 km) by Camden County and 1.35 miles (2.17 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Public transportation

The Lindenwold station is home to the eastern terminus and main operations facility for the PATCO Speedline. It is also a stop on NJ Transit's Atlantic City Line, which runs from 30th Street Station in Philadelphia to the Atlantic City Rail Terminal.

NJ Transit offers bus service between the borough and Camden on the 403 route, with local service on the 451 and 459 routes, and service to Atlantic City on the 554.

Education

The Lindenwold Public Schools serve students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of five schools, had an enrollment of 2,845 students and 240.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.8:1. Schools in the district (with 2018–19 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Lindenwold Preschool with 159 students in PreK, Lindenwold School 4 with 630 students in grades K-4, Lindenwold School 5 with 591 students in grades K-4, Lindenwold Middle School with 840 students in grades 5-8 and Lindenwold High School with 543 students in grades 9-12.

At the end of the 2007–08 school year, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden closed Saint Lawrence Regional School and merged it together with schools in Somerdale and Stratford to create John Paul II Regional School.

Notable people

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

  • Earl Harrison (born 1961), former professional basketball player.
  • Suzy Hotrod (born 1980), roller derby skater.
  • Carlton R. Rouh (1919-1977), Medal of Honor recipient.
  • Jimmy Woode (1926-2005), jazz bassist.

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