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Logan Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Logan
Logan Township highlighted in Gloucester County. Inset map: Gloucester County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Logan Township highlighted in Gloucester County. Inset map: Gloucester County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Logan Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Logan Township, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Flag of Gloucester County, New Jersey.png Gloucester
Incorporated March 7, 1877 as West Woolwich Township
Renamed March 6, 1878 as Logan Township
Named for John Alexander "Black Jack" Logan
Area
 • Total 26.929 sq mi (69.747 km2)
 • Land 21.925 sq mi (56.786 km2)
 • Water 5.004 sq mi (12.961 km2)  18.58%
Area rank 99th of 566 in state
3rd of 24 in county
Elevation 3 ft (0.9 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 6,042
 • Estimate (2015) 5,983
 • Rank 344th of 566 in state
15th of 24 in county
 • Density 275.6/sq mi (106.4/km2)
 • Density rank 485th of 566 in state
22nd of 24 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08085, 08014 Swedesboro
Area code(s) 856 exchanges: 241, 467
FIPS code 3401541160
GNIS feature ID 0882143
Website www.logan-twp.org

Logan Township is a township in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 6,042, reflecting an increase of 10 (+0.2%) from the 6,032 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 885 (+17.2%) from the 5,147 counted in the 1990 Census.

Logan Township was originally formed as West Woolwich Township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 7, 1877, from portions of Woolwich Township. That name lasted just less than a year, as the name was changed to Logan Township as of March 6, 1878.

The community is named for John Alexander "Black Jack" Logan, a Union Army General who was behind the establishment of Memorial Day as an American national holiday.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 26.929 square miles (69.747 km2), including 21.925 square miles (56.786 km2) of land and 5.004 square miles (12.961 km2) of water (18.58%).

Beckett (with a 2010 Census population of 4,847) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Logan Township.

Other unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Bridgeport, Cadwalader, Center Square, Cooper Wharf, Coopers, Flood Gates, New Bridge, Nortonville, Prospect, Raccoon Island and Repaupo. It is also home to Pureland Industrial Complex, a 3,000-acre (12 km2) industrial park that is one of the largest in the nation.

The township borders Greenwich Township and Woolwich Township. Logan Township also borders the Delaware River, and Oldmans Creek serves as its border with Oldmans Township in Salem County. Raccoon Creek branches off from the Delaware River in Logan Township.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 1,765
1890 1,523 −13.7%
1900 1,444 −5.2%
1910 1,523 5.5%
1920 1,510 −0.9%
1930 1,860 23.2%
1940 1,630 −12.4%
1950 2,222 36.3%
1960 1,924 −13.4%
1970 1,840 −4.4%
1980 3,078 67.3%
1990 5,147 67.2%
2000 6,032 17.2%
2010 6,042 0.2%
Est. 2015 5,983 −1.0%
Population sources: 1880-2000
1880-1920 1880-1890
1890-1910 1910-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 6,042 people, 2,087 households, and 1,634 families residing in the township. The population density was 275.6 per square mile (106.4/km2). There were 2,172 housing units at an average density of 99.1 per square mile (38.3/km2)*. The racial makeup of the township was 81.53% (4,926) White, 12.50% (755) Black or African American, 0.15% (9) Native American, 2.55% (154) Asian, 0.02% (1) Pacific Islander, 1.13% (68) from other races, and 2.14% (129) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.97% (240) of the population.

There were 2,087 households out of which 40.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.7% 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 3.29.

In the township, the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 30.3% from 45 to 64, and 6.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36.8 years. For every 100 females there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 92.6 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $87,209 (with a margin of error of +/- $6,583) and the median family income was $100,688 (+/- $14,321). Males had a median income of $67,192 (+/- $7,690) versus $49,914 (+/- $4,283) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $35,587 (+/- $2,882). About 1.6% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 0.0% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 6,032 people, 2,001 households, and 1,610 families residing in the township. The population density was 266.7 people per square mile (103.0/km²). There were 2,077 housing units at an average density of 91.8 per square mile (35.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 82.00% White, 13.51% African American, 0.13% Native American, 1.77% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.21% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.74% of the population.

There were 2,001 households out of which 48.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.3% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.5% were non-families. 15.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.38.

In the township the population was spread out with 32.1% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 35.4% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 6.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $67,148, and the median income for a family was $70,771. Males had a median income of $48,415 versus $34,864 for females. The per capita income for the township was $26,853. About 3.0% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 1.0% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

The Commodore Barry Bridge is a cantilever bridge that spans the Delaware River from Chester, Pennsylvania to Bridgeport in Logan Township. Owned and operated by the Delaware River Port Authority, construction of the bridge began in 1969 and the bridge opened to traffic in February 1974. The bridge is named for the American Revolutionary War hero and Philadelphia resident, John Barry.

Passing through the township are U.S. Route 130, U.S. Route 322/County Route 536, Route 324, and Interstate 295.

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 72.03 miles (115.92 km) of roadways, of which 32.76 miles (52.72 km) were maintained by the municipality, 19.01 miles (30.59 km) by Gloucester County, 18.04 miles (29.03 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 2.22 miles (3.57 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.

Public transportation

NJ Transit bus service is available between in the township between Pennsville Township and Philadelphia on the 402 route.


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