Logan Township, New Jersey facts for kids
|Logan Township, New Jersey|
|Township of Logan|
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
|Incorporated||March 7, 1877 as West Woolwich Township|
|Renamed||March 6, 1878 as Logan Township|
|Named for||John Alexander "Black Jack" Logan|
|• 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)|
|• 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|
|GNIS feature ID||0882143|
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.
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%).
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.
|Population sources: 1880-2000
1930-1990 2000 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.
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.
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[update], 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.
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