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Newfield, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Newfield
Map of Newfield highlighted within Gloucester County. Inset: Location of Gloucester County in New Jersey.
Map of Newfield highlighted within Gloucester County. Inset: Location of Gloucester County in New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Newfield, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Newfield, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Flag of Gloucester County, New Jersey.png Gloucester
Incorporated March 8, 1924
Area
 • Total 1.706 sq mi (4.418 km2)
 • Land 1.703 sq mi (4.410 km2)
 • Water 0.003 sq mi (0.008 km2)  0.18%
Area rank 430th of 566 in state
19th of 24 in county
Elevation 118 ft (36 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 1,553
 • Estimate (2015) 1,534
 • Rank 512th of 566 in state
24th of 24 in county
 • Density 912.0/sq mi (352.1/km2)
 • Density rank 397th of 566 in state
15th of 24 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08344
Area code(s) 856
FIPS code 3401551390
GNIS feature ID 0885319

Newfield is a borough in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 1,553, reflecting a decline of 63 (-3.9%) from the 1,616 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 24 (+1.5%) from the 1,592 counted in the 1990 Census.

Newfield was formed as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 8, 1924, from portions of Franklin Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April 1, 1924. In the weeks before the legislature approved the formation of the borough, a group of 240 residents traveled to Trenton by train to lobby on behalf of the creation of an independent municipality. The borough's name derives from its status as a new-field development.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.706 square miles (4.418 km2), including 1.703 square miles (4.410 km2) of land and 0.003 square miles (0.008 km2) of water (0.18%).

The borough borders Franklin Township and Cumberland County.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 880
1940 889 1.0%
1950 1,010 13.6%
1960 1,299 28.6%
1970 1,487 14.5%
1980 1,563 5.1%
1990 1,592 1.9%
2000 1,616 1.5%
2010 1,553 −3.9%
Est. 2015 1,534 −1.2%
Population sources:
1930-2000 1930 1930-1990
2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,553 people, 579 households, and 453 families residing in the borough. The population density was 912.0 per square mile (352.1/km2). There were 626 housing units at an average density of 367.6 per square mile (141.9/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 94.66% (1,470) White, 2.19% (34) Black or African American, 0.26% (4) Native American, 0.32% (5) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.97% (15) from other races, and 1.61% (25) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.57% (102) of the population.

There were 579 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.8% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 31.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.5 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 91.9 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $60,350 (with a margin of error of +/- $5,077) and the median family income was $67,045 (+/- $11,678). Males had a median income of $45,000 (+/- $6,268) versus $47,000 (+/- $8,386) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $25,924 (+/- $1,886). About 7.8% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.8% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 1,616 people, 596 households, and 470 families residing in the borough. The population density was 951.1 people per square mile (367.0/km2). There were 620 housing units at an average density of 364.7 per square mile (140.8/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.11% White, 1.30% African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 1.05% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.84% of the population.

There were 596 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.9% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.0% were non-families. 17.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the borough the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 85.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $51,875, and the median income for a family was $59,934. Males had a median income of $39,926 versus $28,750 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $21,063. About 5.5% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.8% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 12.06 miles (19.41 km) of roadways, of which 9.67 miles (15.56 km) were maintained by the municipality, 2.27 miles (3.65 km) by Gloucester County and 0.12 miles (0.19 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Public transportation

NJ Transit bus service is available between Millville and Philadelphia on the 408 route.

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