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Mansfield Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Mansfield
Mansfield Township highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Mansfield Township highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Mansfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Mansfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey
Mansfield Township, New Jersey is located in Burlington County, New Jersey
Mansfield Township, New Jersey
Mansfield Township, New Jersey
Location in Burlington County, New Jersey
Mansfield Township, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Mansfield Township, New Jersey
Mansfield Township, New Jersey
Location in New Jersey
Mansfield Township, New Jersey is located in the United States
Mansfield Township, New Jersey
Mansfield Township, New Jersey
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Flag of Burlington County, New Jersey.gif Burlington
Formed November 6, 1688
Royal charter May 9, 1770
Incorporated February 21, 1798
Named for Mansfield, England
Government
 • Type Township
 • Body Township Committee
Area
 • Total 21.89 sq mi (56.69 km2)
 • Land 21.73 sq mi (56.29 km2)
 • Water 0.16 sq mi (0.40 km2)  0.71%
Area rank 128th of 565 in state
13th of 40 in county
Elevation
66 ft (20 m)
Population
 • Total 8,544
 • Estimate 
(2019)
8,533
 • Rank 268th of 566 in state
19th of 40 in county
 • Density 393.0/sq mi (151.7/km2)
 • Density rank 461st of 566 in state
31st of 40 in county
Time zone UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
08022 - Columbus
Area code(s) 609
FIPS code 340053290
GNIS feature ID 0882108
Website

Mansfield Township is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 8,544. The population increased by 3,454 (+67.9%) from the 5,090 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,216 (+31.4%) from the 3,874 counted in the 1990 Census.

History

Mansfield was first formed on November 6, 1688, and reformed by Royal charter on May 9, 1770. Mansfield was incorporated by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798, as one of New Jersey's initial group of 104 townships. Portions of the township were taken to form Fieldsboro (March 7, 1850, within township; became fully independent c. 1894), Bordentown Township (March 8, 1852) and Florence Township (March 7, 1872).

The township was named for Mansfield, England.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 21.907 square miles (56.740 km2), including 21.740 square miles (56.307 km2) of land and 0.167 square miles (0.432 km2) of water (0.76%).

The township borders the Burlington County municipalities of Bordentown Township (to the north and northeast), Chesterfield Township (northeast), Florence Township (southwest) and Springfield Township (south).

Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Bishops Barn, Columbus (where the town hall is located), Georgetown, Hedding, Kinkora, Mansfield, Rising Sun Square (also known as Mansfield Square) and Three Tuns. Homestead, a retirement village, consists of 1,200 homes in Columbus.

Liberty Lake is a 6-acre (24,000 m2) freshwater spring-fed lake, that allows boating, swimming and fishing.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 1,810
1820 1,927 6.5%
1830 2,083 8.1%
1840 2,401 15.3%
1850 2,953 23.0%
1860 2,777 −6.0%
1870 2,880 3.7%
1880 1,648 −42.8%
1890 1,671 1.4%
1900 1,518 −9.2%
1910 1,526 0.5%
1920 1,517 −0.6%
1930 1,709 12.7%
1940 1,642 −3.9%
1950 1,907 16.1%
1960 2,084 9.3%
1970 2,597 24.6%
1980 2,523 −2.8%
1990 3,874 53.5%
2000 5,090 31.4%
2010 8,544 67.9%
2019 (est.) 8,533 −0.1%
Population sources:
1810-2000 1810-1920 1840
1850-1870 1850 1870
1890-1910 1910-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010
* = Lost territory in previous decade.

2010 Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 8,544 people, 3,401 households, and 2,452 families residing in the township. The population density was 393.0 per square mile (151.7/km2). There were 3,529 housing units at an average density of 162.3 per square mile (62.7/km2)*. The racial makeup of the township was 79.04% (6,753) White, 10.42% (890) Black or African American, 0.16% (14) Native American, 7.69% (657) Asian, 0.06% (5) Pacific Islander, 0.62% (53) from other races, and 2.01% (172) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.01% (428) of the population.

There were 3,401 households out of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.5% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the township, the population was spread out with 20.6% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 18.3% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 27.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48.9 years. For every 100 females there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 86.0 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $74,671 (with a margin of error of +/- $7,953) and the median family income was $97,774 (+/- $17,454). Males had a median income of $62,215 (+/- $5,997) versus $57,917 (+/- $10,212) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $38,899 (+/- $4,224). About 2.5% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

2021-05-23 12 49 18 View south along Interstate 95 (New Jersey Turnpike Pennsylvania Extension) and New Jersey State Route 700 (New Jersey Turnpike) from the overpass for Mansfield Road in Mansfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey
The junction of I-95 and the New Jersey Turnpike in Mansfield

As of 2010, the township had a total of 76.02 miles (122.34 km) of roadways, of which 37.12 miles (59.74 km) were maintained by the municipality, 18.42 miles (29.64 km) by Burlington County and 13.67 miles (22.00 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 6.81 miles (10.96 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.

Mansfield is the location where Interstate 95 (I-95) joins the New Jersey Turnpike at Interchange 6. I-95 stretches for 3.1 miles (5.0 km) through the township, connecting Florence Township in the west (via the turnpike's Pennsylvania Extension) to Bordentown Township on the township's northern border (via the mainline turnpike). The mainline of the turnpike continues south from its junction with I-95 into Springfield Township. Local access to Mansfield is via interchanges with U.S. Route 206 in neighboring Bordentown Township and with U.S. Route 130 in neighboring Florence Township.

Interstate 295 also passes through Mansfield, with one interchange, Exit 52, located within the township. Route 68 and County Route 543 also pass through Mansfield.

Public transportation

NJ Transit provides bus service in the township between Trenton and Philadelphia on the 409 route.

Education

Students in public school for kindergarten through sixth grade attend the Mansfield Public Schools. As of the 2017–18 school year, the district, comprised of two schools, had an enrollment of 562 students and 58.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 9.7:1. Schools in the district (with 2017-18 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are John Hydock Elementary School with 198 students in grades K-2 and Mansfield Township Elementary School with 362 students in grades 3–6.

Children in public school for seventh through twelfth grades attend the schools of the Northern Burlington County Regional School District, which also serves students from Chesterfield Township, North Hanover Township and Springfield Township, along with children of military personnel based at Joint Base McGuire–Dix–Lakehurst. The schools in the district (with 2017-18 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Northern Burlington County Regional Middle School with 834 students in grades 7 - 8 and Northern Burlington County Regional High School with 1,335 students in grades 9-12. Both schools are in the Columbus section of Mansfield Township. Using a formula that reflects the population and the value of the assessed property in each of the constituent municipalities, taxpayers in Mansfield Township pay 46.5% of the district's tax levy, with the district's 2013-14 budget including $35.6 million in spending. The 7-12 district's board of education has nine members, who are elected directly by voters to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with three seats up for election each year. The nine seats on the Board of Education are allocated based on the population of the constituent municipalities, with two seats assigned to Mansfield Township.

Students from Mansfield Township, and from all of Burlington County, are eligible to attend the Burlington County Institute of Technology, a countywide public school district that serves the vocational and technical education needs of students at the high school and post-secondary level at its campuses in Medford and Westampton Township.

Notable people

See also (related category): People from Mansfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey

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

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