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Marlton, New Jersey
Thomas Hollinshead House
Map of Marlton CDP in Burlington County. Inset: Location of Burlington County in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Marlton, New Jersey
|• Total||3.235 sq mi (8.378 km2)|
|• Land||3.227 sq mi (8.357 km2)|
|• Water||0.008 sq mi (0.021 km2) 0.25%|
|Elevation||95 ft (29 m)|
|• Density||3,140.3/sq mi (1,212.5/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))|
|GNIS feature ID||02390126|
Though Marlton is only a small part of Evesham Township, many people colloquially use "Marlton" to refer to the township as a whole.
Marlton was founded by Welsh and English farmers beginning in 1676. The name Marlton first appeared in the early 19th century. The name is derived from marl clay, which is commonly found in the local soil. The discovery of the marl content helped local business and farmers, and caused the first "building boom", occurring in the 1830s and 1840s. Marl continued to be excavated in Marlton until 1930, when the pits were shut down. The marl was sold locally, and shipped directly, by rail to Burlington City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Atlantic City, for reshipping as an alternate for green manure, water treatment amendment, and semi-flowable fill.
PH-32, a Project Nike missile base from the Cold War, was located near Cherokee High School.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Marlton had a total area of 3.235 square miles (8.378 km2), including 3.227 square miles (8.357 km2) of it is land and 0.008 square miles (0.021 km2) of water (0.25%).
|Population sources: 1970-1980
1990-2010 2000 2010
As of the census of 2010, there were 10,133 people, 4,126 households, and 2,653 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,140.3 per square mile (1,212.5/km2). There were 4,343 housing units at an average density of 1,345.9 per square mile (519.7/km2)*. The racial makeup of the CDP was 86.57% (8,772) White, 4.27% (433) Black or African American, 0.15% (15) Native American, 6.10% (618) Asian, 0.01% (1) Pacific Islander, 1.30% (132) from other races, and 1.60% (162) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.41% (447) of the population.
There were 4,126 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.12.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 28.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.3 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 90.3 males.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 10,260 people, 4,097 households, and 2,728 families residing in Marlton. The population density was 3,171.0 people per square mile (1,222.7/km2). There were 4,203 housing units at an average density of 1,299.0/sq mi (500.9/km2). The racial makeup of Marlton was 91.32% White, 2.88% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 4.18% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.59% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.34% of the population.
There were 4,097 households, out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.12.
In Marlton the population was spread out, with 23.5% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 34.8% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.
The median income for a household in Marlton was $52,271, and the median income for a family was $61,217. Males had a median income of $46,905 versus $31,798 for females. The per capita income for Marlton was $25,145. About 2.1% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.
The 406 route provides bus service to and from Philadelphia.
The Marlton Circle was a traffic circle at the intersection of Route 70 and Route 73. In 2010, the circle was completely eliminated and replaced with a grade-separated interchange where Route 73 crosses over Route 70. The new traffic pattern was completed in late 2011.
The Philadelphia Marlton and Medford Railroad made multiple stops in Marlton from July 1881 to September 24, 1927.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Marlton include:
- Brian Baldinger (born 1960), former NFL offensive tackle and current Fox Sports commentator.
- Esther E. Baldwin (1840–1910), missionary, teacher and writer.
- Jay Black (born 1976), stand-up comic and screenwriter.
- Braille (stage name of Bryan Winchester, born 1981), rapper.
- Sheldon Brown (born 1979), defensive back for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Cleveland Browns.
- Anthony Caruso (born 1966), entrepreneur.
- Mike Devlin (born 1969), former NFL offensive lineman who has been an assistant coach with the New York Jets.
- Christina Grimmie (1994–2016), YouTube musician and season 6 contestant on The Voice.
- Andy Kim (born 1982), politician who is the representative from New Jersey's 3rd congressional district.
- Pelle Lindbergh (1959–1985), former goaltender for the Philadelphia Flyers.
- LeSean McCoy (born 1988), running back with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
- Jody McDonald (born 1959), sports radio talk show host on WTEL 610 and also on WFAN 660.
- Brit Morgan (born 1987), actress who has portrayed Debbie Pelt in the HBO series True Blood.
- Blaine Neal (born 1978), former Major League Baseball relief pitcher.
- Jessica O'Rourke (born 1986), professional soccer player.
- Jerry Penacoli (born 1956), actor, former newscaster, current correspondent on Extra.
- Richard Ruccolo (born 1972), actor who has appeared in Two Guys and a Girl and Rita Rocks.
- Chris Therien (born 1971), former defenseman for the Philadelphia Flyers and Dallas Stars. Currently works as a color commentator for the Philadelphia Flyers.
- Carl Truscott (born 1957), former Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
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