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Oldmans Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Oldmans
Farm house
Farm house
Oldmans Township highlighted in Salem County. Inset map: Salem County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
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
Census Bureau map of Oldmans Township, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Salem
Incorporated February 7, 1881
Area
 • Total 20.381 sq mi (52.786 km2)
 • Land 19.455 sq mi (50.387 km2)
 • Water 0.926 sq mi (2.399 km2)  4.54%
Area rank 141st of 566 in state
9th of 15 in county
Elevation 30 ft (9 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 1,773
 • Estimate (2015) 1,829
 • 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 Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08067 - Pedricktown
08085 - Auburn
Area code(s) 856
FIPS code 3403354810
GNIS feature ID 0882136
Website www.oldmanstownship.com

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.

Geography

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%).

Pedricktown (with a 2010 Census population of 524) is a unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Oldmans Township.

Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Auburn, Dolbows Landing, Jumbo, Magnolia, Oldmans Point, Parkertown and Perkintown.

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.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 1,432
1900 1,382 −3.5%
1910 1,364 −1.3%
1920 1,328 −2.6%
1930 1,431 7.8%
1940 1,722 20.3%
1950 1,657 −3.8%
1960 2,913 75.8%
1970 2,088 −28.3%
1980 1,847 −11.5%
1990 1,683 −8.9%
2000 1,798 6.8%
2010 1,773 −1.4%
Est. 2015 1,829 3.2%
Population sources:
1890-2000 1890-1920 1890
1890-1910 1910-1930
1900-1990 2000 2010

Census 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.

Census 2000

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.

Transportation

Oldmans Creek US 130 bridge
Bridge on US 130 over Oldmans Creek

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, 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).

Public transportation

NJ Transit provides bus service between Pennsville Township and Philadelphia on the 402 route.

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.


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