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Mount Ephraim, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Mount Ephraim
Motto: "The Village at the Crossroads"
Mount Ephraim highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Camden County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Mount Ephraim highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Camden County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Mount Ephraim, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Mount Ephraim, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Camden
Incorporated March 23, 1926
Named for Ephraim Albertson
Area
 • Total 0.900 sq mi (2.332 km2)
 • Land 0.881 sq mi (2.282 km2)
 • Water 0.019 sq mi (0.050 km2)  2.16%
Area rank 516th of 566 in state
29th of 37 in county
Elevation 30 ft (9 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 4,676
 • Estimate (2015) 4,639
 • Rank 387th of 566 in state
24th of 37 in county
 • Density 5,307.9/sq mi (2,049.4/km2)
 • Density rank 102nd of 566 in state
9th of 37 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08059
Area code(s) 856 exchanges: 456, 742, 931, 933
FIPS code 3400748750
GNIS feature ID 0885313
Website www.mountephraim-nj.com

Mount Ephraim is a borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 4,676, reflecting an increase of 181 (+4.0%) from the 4,495 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 22 (-0.5%) from the 4,517 counted in the 1990 Census.

Mount Ephraim was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 23, 1926, from portions of the now-defunct Centre Township. The boroughs of Bellmawr, Runnemede and Lawnside were simultaneously created during the same two-day period. The borough was named for Ephraim Albertson, who owned a tavern in the area in the early 1800s.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 0.900 square miles (2.332 km2), including 0.881 square miles (2.282 km2) of land and 0.019 square miles (0.050 km2) of water (2.16%).

Mount Ephraim borders Audubon, Bellmawr, Brooklawn, Gloucester City, Haddon Heights and Haddon Township.

Weather

On September 4, 2012, at 6:31 p.m., a tornado touched down in Mount Ephraim, causing damage to trees and homes in the immediate vicinity. It was categorized as F-0 by the National Weather Service, with winds topping out at 70 mph, making it the first tornado recorded in the state in more than a year.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 2,319
1940 2,282 −1.6%
1950 4,449 95.0%
1960 5,447 22.4%
1970 5,625 3.3%
1980 4,863 −13.5%
1990 4,517 −7.1%
2000 4,495 −0.5%
2010 4,676 4.0%
Est. 2015 4,639 −0.8%
Population sources:
1930-2000 1930
1930-1990 2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,676 people, 1,909 households, and 1,193 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,307.9 per square mile (2,049.4/km2). There were 2,010 housing units at an average density of 2,281.6 per square mile (880.9/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 93.56% (4,375) White, 2.14% (100) Black or African American, 0.09% (4) Native American, 0.68% (32) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 2.27% (106) from other races, and 1.26% (59) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.33% (249) of the population.

There were 1,909 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.6% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.7% 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 3.11.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 20.6% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 29.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.1 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 92.4 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $61,331 (with a margin of error of +/- $6,103) and the median family income was $73,955 (+/- $4,630). Males had a median income of $51,049 (+/- $3,914) versus $41,087 (+/- $3,242) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $29,885 (+/- $5,190). About 5.6% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.9% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 4,495 people, and 1,174 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,100.1 people per square mile (1,972.2/km2). There were 1,881 housing units at an average density of 2,134.2 per square mile (825.3/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.51% White, 0.40% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.65% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.98% of the population.

There were 1,818 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the borough the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $44,824, and the median income for a family was $59,468. Males had a median income of $41,455 versus $30,359 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $21,150. About 2.0% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 16.67 miles (26.83 km) of roadways, of which 13.25 miles (21.32 km) were maintained by the municipality, 2.35 miles (3.78 km) by Camden County and 1.07 miles (1.72 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Interstate 76 (providing access to Philadelphia and to Interstate 295) and U.S. Route 130 are both accessible across borough lines in Gloucester City.

Public transportation

Mount Ephraim is served by two NJ Transit bus lines. Service between the borough and Philadelphia is available on the 400 route, with local service on the 457 route between the Moorestown Mall and Camden.


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