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Mannington Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Mannington
Salem County Insane Asylum
Salem County Insane Asylum
Mannington Township highlighted in Salem County. Inset map: Salem County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Mannington Township highlighted in Salem County. Inset map: Salem County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Mannington Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Mannington Township, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Salem
Mentioned May 12, 1701
Incorporated February 21, 1798
Area
 • Total 37.725 sq mi (97.708 km2)
 • Land 33.704 sq mi (87.294 km2)
 • Water 4.021 sq mi (10.414 km2)  10.66%
Area rank 62nd of 566 in state
4th of 15 in county
Elevation 3 ft (0.9 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 1,806
 • Estimate (2015) 1,750
 • Rank 498th of 566 in state
11th of 15 in county
 • Density 53.6/sq mi (20.7/km2)
 • Density rank 554th of 566 in state
14th of 15 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08079 - Salem
Area code(s) 856 exchanges: 339, 769, 878, 935
FIPS code 3403343200
GNIS feature ID 0882133
Website www.manningtontwp.com

Mannington Township is a township in Salem County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 1,806, reflecting an increase of 247 (+15.8%) from the 1,559 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 134 (-7.9%) from the 1,693 counted in the 1990 Census.

History

Mannington Township was first mentioned on May 12, 1701. It had been previously known as East Fenwick Township, which was mentioned on September 3, 1679, though the details of its incorporation are unknown. The township was incorporated by New Jersey Legislature's Township Act of 1798 on February 21, 1798 as one of New Jersey's original group of 104 townships. A portion of the township was taken in 1878 and annexed by Quinton Township. The township's name derives from the Lenape deity, variously spelled as Maneto or Manito.

As a dry town, the sale of alcohol is prohibited.

Among the oldest buildings are Barrett's Plantation House and the Salem County Insane Asylum.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 37.725 square miles (97.708 km2), including 33.704 square miles (87.294 km2) of land and 4.021 square miles (10.414 km2) of water (10.66%).

The Salem River flows along the township's northern and western boundaries.

The township borders the Salem County municipalities of Alloway Township, Carneys Point Township, Pennsville Township, Pilesgrove Township, Quinton Township and Salem.

Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Acton, Halltown, Marshalltown, Pointers, Portertown, Slapes Corner, Welchtown and Welchville.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 1,664
1820 1,732 4.1%
1830 1,726 −0.3%
1840 2,064 19.6%
1850 2,187 6.0%
1860 2,393 9.4%
1870 2,351 −1.8%
1880 2,230 −5.1%
1890 1,870 −16.1%
1900 1,745 −6.7%
1910 1,606 −8.0%
1920 1,456 −9.3%
1930 1,584 8.8%
1940 1,656 4.5%
1950 1,686 1.8%
1960 2,024 20.0%
1970 1,913 −5.5%
1980 1,740 −9.0%
1990 1,693 −2.7%
2000 1,559 −7.9%
2010 1,806 15.8%
Est. 2015 1,750 −3.1%
Population sources: 1810-2000
1810-1920 1850-1870
1850 1870 1880-1890
1890-1910 1910-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,806 people, 540 households, and 392 families residing in the township. The population density was 53.6 per square mile (20.7/km2). There were 592 housing units at an average density of 17.6 per square mile (6.8/km2)*. The racial makeup of the township was 72.59% (1,311) White, 21.10% (381) Black or African American, 0.66% (12) Native American, 0.44% (8) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 3.93% (71) from other races, and 1.27% (23) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.19% (148) of the population.

There were 540 households out of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.0% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.4% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the township, the population was spread out with 18.3% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.4 years. For every 100 females there were 141.8 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 143.0 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $63,650 (with a margin of error of +/- $5,287) and the median family income was $75,625 (+/- $17,613). Males had a median income of $59,896 (+/- $6,020) versus $42,159 (+/- $10,096) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $33,369 (+/- $5,096). About 6.1% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.2% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 1,559 people, 539 households, and 409 families residing in the township. The population density was 44.8 people per square mile (17.3/km²). There were 573 housing units at an average density of 16.5 per square mile (6.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 75.63% White, 20.91% African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 1.73% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.34% of the population.

There were 539 households out of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.9% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the township the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 23.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $52,625, and the median income for a family was $62,500. Males had a median income of $45,714 versus $29,727 for females. The per capita income for the township was $24,262. About 3.8% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.5% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 69.40 miles (111.69 km) of roadways, of which 30.42 miles (48.96 km) were maintained by the municipality, 32.36 miles (52.08 km) by Salem County and 6.62 miles (10.65 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Public transportation

NJ Transit provides bus service between Salem and Philadelphia on the 401, with local service between Penns Grove and Woodstown offered on the 468 route.

The 18.6 miles (29.9 km) southern portion of the freight rail Salem Branch operated under contract by Southern Railroad of New Jersey runs through Mannington, with Mannington Mills being one of the short line's major customers.


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