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Oldmans Township, New Jersey
|Township of Oldmans|
Farm house at Sweet Haven Farms
Oldmans Township highlighted in Salem County. Inset map: Salem County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Oldmans Township, New Jersey
|Incorporated||February 7, 1881|
|• Body||Township Committee|
|• Total||20.69 sq mi (53.58 km2)|
|• Land||19.51 sq mi (50.53 km2)|
|• Water||1.18 sq mi (3.05 km2) 5.70%|
|Area rank||137th of 565 in state
9th of 15 in county
|Elevation||30 ft (9 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Rank||500th of 566 in state
12th of 15 in county
|• Density||91.1/sq mi (35.2/km2)|
|• Density rank||545th of 566 in state
11th of 15 in county
|Time zone||UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))|
|GNIS feature ID||0882136|
Oldmans Township is a township in Salem County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 1,773, reflecting a decline of 25 (-1.4%) from the 1,798 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 115 (+6.8%) from the 1,683 counted in the 1990 Census.
Oldmans Township was incorporated on February 7, 1881, from portions of Upper Penns Neck Township (now Carneys Point Township). The township's name is a corruption of "Alderman's".
It is a dry town, where alcohol cannot be sold, though alcohol is available at the winery in the township.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 20.381 square miles (52.786 km2), including 19.455 square miles (50.387 km2) of land and 0.926 square miles (2.399 km2) of water (4.54%).
The township borders Carneys Point Township and Pilesgrove Township. Oldmans Township also borders the Delaware River and Oldmans Creek serves as its border with Logan Township and Woolwich Township in Gloucester County.
1890-2000 1890-1920 1890
1900-1990 2000 2010
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,773 people, 652 households, and 502 families residing in the township. The population density was 91.1 per square mile (35.2/km2). There were 699 housing units at an average density of 35.9 per square mile (13.9/km2)*. The racial makeup of the township was 87.48% (1,551) White, 7.73% (137) Black or African American, 0.23% (4) Native American, 0.90% (16) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 2.31% (41) from other races, and 1.35% (24) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.99% (124) of the population.
There were 652 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.0% were non-families. 17.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.8% 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 township, the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 33.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.5 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 96.4 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $66,016 (with a margin of error of +/- $7,844) and the median family income was $68,077 (+/- $6,044). Males had a median income of $55,565 (+/- $4,420) versus $32,283 (+/- $4,346) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $29,150 (+/- $2,268). About 3.3% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 1,798 people, 654 households, and 517 families residing in the township. The population density was 90.0 people per square mile (34.8/km2). There were 694 housing units at an average density of 34.8 per square mile (13.4/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 86.82% White, 9.62% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 2.00% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.17% of the population.
There were 654 households, out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.9% were non-families. 17.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.07.
In the township the population was spread out, with 24.6% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.8 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $57,589, and the median income for a family was $64,091. Males had a median income of $45,469 versus $31,705 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,495. About 6.1% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.2% of those under age 18 and 13.3% of those age 65 or over.
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], the township had a total of 40.89 miles (65.81 km) of roadways, of which 7.12 miles (11.46 km) were maintained by the municipality, 24.32 miles (39.14 km) by Salem County, 7.25 miles (11.67 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 2.20 miles (3.54 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.
U.S. Route 130 passes through the northwestern part of the municipality while Interstate 295 travels through the center of the township and includes exit 3.
The New Jersey Turnpike passes through southern Oldmans. Two of the turnpike's service areas, named for people who lived or worked in New Jersey, are located in the township. From south to north, these are the Clara Barton Service Area (named for Clara Barton): southbound, milepost 5.4, and the John Fenwick Service Area (named for John Fenwick; northbound, milepost 5.4).
The Spitfire Aerodrome (FAA LID: 7N7) is a small municipal airport located in the township, and is the only one of its kind in Salem County.
The Oldmans Township School District serves public school students in kindergarten through eighth grade at Oldmans Township School. As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of one school, had an enrollment of 290 students and 22.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.9:1.
A majority of public school students in ninth through twelfth grades from Oldmans Township (more than 70% in 2018) attend Penns Grove High School as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Penns Grove-Carneys Point Regional School District, with the balance (the remaining 30%) attending Woodstown High School in the Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District, which also serves students from Alloway Township and Upper Pittsgrove Township. Students from Oldmans Township living west of Interstate 295 are sent to Penns Grove, while those east of the highway are sent to Woodstown. As of the 2018–19 school year, Penns Grove High School had an enrollment of 508 students and 50.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.2:1, while Woodstown High School had an enrollment of 603 students and 48.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.4:1.
In 2016, the district commissioned a study by the Southern Regional Institute and Educational Technology Training Center at Stockton University to consider sending all students in grades 9–12 to Woodstown High School. The study concluded that Woodstown has the capacity to handle all of the students from Oldmans Township, but noted that the withdrawal from Penns Grove would results in a small decrease in the number of white students in that district's high school. In 2018, the Oldmans Township district sought permission from the Commissioner of Education to send all students to Woodstown, which has been opposed by the Penns Grove district based on the financial impact caused by the loss of tuition.
Some students also attend Gloucester Catholic High School in Gloucester City.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Oldmans Township include:
- Robert W. Camac (1940–2001), thoroughbred horse trainer.
- Jim Leonard (1910–1993), American football running back who played in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles.
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