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Pittsgrove Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Pittsgrove
Moshe Bayuk House
Moshe Bayuk House
Motto: Old Values, New Ideas: Working Together For All
Pittsgrove Township highlighted in Salem County. Inset map: Salem County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Pittsgrove Township highlighted in Salem County. Inset map: Salem County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Salem
Royal charter December 6, 1769
Incorporated February 21, 1798
Named for William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
Area
 • Total 45.915 sq mi (118.920 km2)
 • Land 45.083 sq mi (116.765 km2)
 • Water 0.832 sq mi (2.155 km2)  1.81%
Area rank 38th of 566 in state
2nd of 15 in county
Elevation 108 ft (33 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 9,393
 • Estimate (2015) 9,081
 • Rank 253rd of 566 in state
2nd of 15 in county
 • Density 208.3/sq mi (80.4/km2)
 • Density rank 504th of 566 in state
7th of 15 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08318
Area code(s) 856 exchange: 358
FIPS code 3403359130
GNIS feature ID 1729723
Website www.pittsgrovetownship.com

Pittsgrove Township is a township in Salem County, in the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 9,393, reflecting an increase of 500 (+5.6%) from the 8,893 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 772 (+9.5%) from the 8,121 counted in the 1990 Census.

Pittsgrove Township was formed by Royal charter on December 6, 1769 and was incorporated by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798, as one of the initial group of 104 townships established in New Jersey. Portions of the township were taken on March 4, 1822, to form Centreville Township (which was restored in 1829 when the township was dissolved), on March 10, 1846, to form Upper Pittsgrove Township and on January 28, 1893, to form Elmer borough. The township was named for William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, a supporter of the colonial cause.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 45.915 square miles (118.920 km2), including 45.083 square miles (116.765 km2) of land and 0.832 square miles (2.155 km2) of water (1.81%).

Olivet (with a 2010 Census population of 1,408) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Pittsgrove Township.

Other unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Alliance, Brotmanville, Centerton, Centerton, Daretown, Greenville, Norma, Norma Station, Palatine, Parvin Lake, Rainbow Lake, Six Points, Union Grove, Upper Neck and Willow Grove.

The township borders Elmer Borough and Upper Pittsgrove Township. Pittsgrove Township also borders Cumberland County and Gloucester County.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 1,991
1820 2,040 2.5%
1830 2,216 8.6%
1840 2,390 7.9%
1850 1,151 * −51.8%
1860 1,233 7.1%
1870 1,667 35.2%
1880 1,433 −14.0%
1890 1,914 33.6%
1900 2,092 * 9.3%
1910 2,394 14.4%
1920 1,842 −23.1%
1930 2,091 13.5%
1940 2,157 3.2%
1950 2,808 30.2%
1960 3,785 34.8%
1970 4,618 22.0%
1980 6,954 50.6%
1990 8,121 16.8%
2000 8,893 9.5%
2010 9,393 5.6%
Est. 2015 9,081 −3.3%
Population sources: 1810-2000
1810-1920 1840 1850-1870
1850 1870 1880-1890
1890-1910 1910-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010
* = Lost territory in previous decade.

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 9,393 people, 3,307 households, and 2,576 families residing in the township. The population density was 208.3 per square mile (80.4/km2). There were 3,445 housing units at an average density of 76.4 per square mile (29.5/km2)*. The racial makeup of the township was 88.17% (8,282) White, 6.97% (655) Black or African American, 0.42% (39) Native American, 0.94% (88) Asian, 0.01% (1) Pacific Islander, 1.39% (131) from other races, and 2.10% (197) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.80% (451) of the population.

There were 3,307 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.1% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.1% were non-families. 17.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the township, the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 22.8% from 25 to 44, 32.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.6 years. For every 100 females there were 99.0 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 95.0 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $74,348 (with a margin of error of +/- $6,547) and the median family income was $83,564 (+/- $7,149). Males had a median income of $56,300 (+/- $5,678) versus $38,056 (+/- $6,727) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $28,606 (+/- $1,671). About 2.4% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 8,893 people, 3,020 households, and 2,422 families residing in the township. The population density was 196.8 people per square mile (76.0/km²). There were 3,155 housing units at an average density of 69.8 per square mile (27.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 88.14% White, 8.04% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.29% from other races, and 1.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.41% of the population.

There were 3,020 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.9% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.8% were non-families. 16.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $56,687, and the median income for a family was $63,266. Males had a median income of $42,653 versus $27,173 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,624. About 3.5% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 125.38 miles (201.78 km) of roadways, the highest in the county, of which 57.54 miles (92.60 km) were maintained by the municipality, 64.99 miles (104.59 km) by Salem County and 2.85 miles (4.59 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

State highways include Route 56, which passes through the southern part of the township, while a small portion of Route 55 passes through the eastern part of the township County highways include County Route 540, which passes east / west through the township, intersecting and briefly overlapping with County Route 553, which crosses in a north / south direction.


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