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Maple Shade Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Maple Shade
Chesterfield School
Chesterfield School
Motto(s): 
"Nice Town, Friendly People"
Maple Shade highlighted in Burlington County. Inset: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Maple Shade highlighted in Burlington County. Inset: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Maple Shade Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Maple Shade Township, New Jersey
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Coordinates: 39°57′09″N 74°59′42″W / 39.952381°N 74.994896°W / 39.952381; -74.994896Coordinates: 39°57′09″N 74°59′42″W / 39.952381°N 74.994896°W / 39.952381; -74.994896
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Burlington
Established November 6, 1688 as Chester Township
Incorporated February 21, 1798
Renamed November 6, 1945 as Maple Shade Township
Government
 • Type Faulkner Act (council–manager)
 • Body Township Council
Area
 • Total 3.83 sq mi (9.92 km2)
 • Land 3.83 sq mi (9.91 km2)
 • Water <0.01 sq mi (<0.01 km2)  0.03%
Area rank 303rd of 565 in state
27th of 40 in county
Elevation
46 ft (14 m)
Population
 • Total 19,131
 • Estimate 
(2019)
18,476
 • Rank 134th of 566 in state
8th of 40 in county
 • Density 5,006.1/sq mi (1,932.9/km2)
 • Density rank 111th of 566 in state
2nd of 40 in county
Time zone UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
08052
Area code(s) 856
FIPS code 3400543740
GNIS feature ID 0882094

Maple Shade Township is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 19,131.

What is now Maple Shade was originally formed as Chester Township on November 6, 1688, and was known as Cropwell Township from June 5, 1690, through February 22, 1699. Chester was incorporated as one of New Jersey's initial 104 townships by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Portions of the township were taken to form Cinnaminson Township (March 15, 1860) and Moorestown Township (March 11, 1922). The municipality's name was changed to Maple Shade Township as of November 6, 1945, based on the results of a referendum passed that same day.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 3.823 square miles (9.901 km2), including 3.822 square miles (9.898 km2) of land and 0.001 square miles (0.003 km2) of water (0.03%).

The township borders Cinnaminson Township, Moorestown Township, Mount Laurel Township, and the Camden County municipalities of Cherry Hill Township and Pennsauken Township.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Maple Shade Township has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 1,464
1810 1,839 25.6%
1820 2,253 22.5%
1830 2,333 3.6%
1840 2,603 11.6%
1850 3,601 38.3%
1860 2,227 −38.2%
1870 2,586 16.1%
1880 2,855 10.4%
1890 3,768 32.0%
1900 4,420 17.3%
1910 5,069 14.7%
1920 7,273 43.5%
1930 5,117 −29.6%
1940 5,535 8.2%
1950 6,560 18.5%
1960 12,947 97.4%
1970 16,464 27.2%
1980 20,525 24.7%
1990 19,211 −6.4%
2000 19,079 −0.7%
2010 19,131 0.3%
2019 (est.) 18,476 −3.4%
Population sources: 1800–2000
1800–1920 1840 1850–1870
1850 1870 1880–1890
1890–1910 1910–1930
1930–1990 2000 2010
* = Lost territory in previous decade.

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 19,131 people, 8,525 households, and 4,655 families residing in the township. The population density was 5,006.1 per square mile (1,932.9/km2). There were 9,186 housing units at an average density of 2,403.7 per square mile (928.1/km2)*. The racial makeup of the township was 78.62% (15,040) White, 9.54% (1,826) Black or African American, 0.16% (31) Native American, 5.65% (1,080) Asian, 0.03% (5) Pacific Islander, 3.14% (601) from other races, and 2.86% (548) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.32% (1,591) of the population.

There were 8,525 households out of which 22.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.9% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.4% were non-families. 36.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the township, the population was spread out with 18.4% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.6 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 93.2 males.

The Census Bureau's 2015–2019 American Community Survey showed that (in 2019 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $61,335 (with a margin of error of +/- $3,606) and the median family income was $825854 (+/- $7,763). Males had a median income of $58,963 (+/- $4,320) versus $49,215 (+/- $2.945) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $34,774 (+/- $2,053). About 8.1% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.2% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 19,079 people, 8,462 households, and 4,721 families residing in the township. The population density was 4,959.4 people per square mile (1,913.4/km2). There were 9,009 housing units at an average density of 2,341.8 per square mile (903.5/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 83.17% White, 7.21% African American, 0.16% Native American, 6.10% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.69% from other races, and 1.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.46% of the population.

There were 8,462 households, out of which 23.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.4% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.2% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the township the population was spread out, with 19.4% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 36.0% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $45,426, and the median income for a family was $53,912. Males had a median income of $40,290 versus $30,858 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,812. About 3.8% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 51.98 miles (83.65 km) of roadways, of which 42.65 miles (68.64 km) were maintained by the municipality, 3.38 miles (5.44 km) by Burlington County and 5.95 miles (9.58 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Passing through the township are Route 38, Route 41 and Route 73. The New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 295) is accessible just outside the township by way of Route 73.

Public transportation

NJ Transit provides bus service to and from Philadelphia on route 317 (from Asbury Park), and 407 (from Moorestown Mall) to Camden, and on the 413 route between Camden, and Burlington.

Education

The Maple Shade School District serves public school students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of four schools, had an enrollment of 2,224 students and 183.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.1:1. Schools in the district (with 2018–19 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Howard R. Yocum Elementary School with 556 students in grades K to 2, Maude M. Wilkins Elementary School with 406 students in grades 3–4, Ralph J. Steinhauer Elementary School with 369 students in grades 5-6 and Maple Shade High School with 861 students in grades 7-12.

Students from Maple Shade 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.

There are students from Maple Shade Township who attend Resurrection Regional Catholic Schools in Cherry Hill. It is under the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden.

Notable people

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

  • George H. Barbour (1917–1992), lawyer and politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly for one term in the 1960s and two terms in the 1970s, where he represented the 7th Legislative District.
  • Paul Baloche (born 1962), Christian music artist, worship leader and singer-songwriter.
  • Randy Cain (1945–2009), Philadelphia soul singer with The Delfonics.
  • John G. Morris (1916–2017), picture editor, author and journalist, and an important figure in the history of photojournalism.
  • Suzanne Muldowney (born 1952), performance artist best known for her appearances on The Howard Stern Show to discuss and perform her dance interpretation of the cartoon character Underdog.
  • Daniel Nester (born 1968), writer, editor and poet.
  • John Tartaglia (born 1978), puppeteer, actor, singer, dancer, voice artist and comedian.

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