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Quinton Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Quinton
Alloway Creek
Alloway Creek
Quinton Township highlighted in Salem County. Inset map: Salem County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Quinton Township highlighted in Salem County. Inset map: Salem County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Quinton Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Quinton Township, New Jersey
Coordinates: 39°31′46″N 75°23′32″W / 39.529355°N 75.392243°W / 39.529355; -75.392243Coordinates: 39°31′46″N 75°23′32″W / 39.529355°N 75.392243°W / 39.529355; -75.392243
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Salem
Incorporated February 18, 1873
Government
 • Type Township
 • Body Township Committee
Area
 • Total 24.27 sq mi (62.87 km2)
 • Land 23.79 sq mi (61.62 km2)
 • Water 0.48 sq mi (1.25 km2)  1.98%
Area rank 113th of 565 in state
8th of 15 in county
Elevation
69 ft (21 m)
Population
 • Total 2,666
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,448
 • Rank 464th of 566 in state
10th of 15 in county
 • Density 110.7/sq mi (42.7/km2)
 • Density rank 537th of 566 in state
9th of 15 in county
Time zone UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
08072
Area code(s) 856
FIPS code 3403361470
GNIS feature ID 0882130

Quinton 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 2,666, reflecting a decline of 120 (-4.3%) from the 2,786 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 275 (+11.0%) from the 2,511 counted in the 1990 Census.

Quinton was formally incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 18, 1873, from portions of Upper Alloways Creek Township (now Alloway Township). The township's name is said to derive from the name of an early settler, with both Tobias Quinton and Edward Quinton mentioned as possible namesakes. In March 1778, during the American Revolutionary War, a minor battle was fought between British forces and local militia at Quinton's Bridge.

It is a dry township, where alcohol cannot be sold.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 24.578 square miles (63.656 km2), including 24.092 square miles (62.397 km2) of land and 0.486 square miles (1.260 km2) of water (1.98%).

Quinton CDP (with a 2010 Census population of 588) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Quinton Township.

Unincorporated communities located partially or completely within the township Berrys Chapel, Harmony, Mickles Mill, Pecks Corner, Woodmere and Woods Upper Mill.

The township borders the Salem County municipalities of Alloway Township, Lower Alloways Creek Township, Mannington Township and Salem. Quinton Township also borders Cumberland County.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 1,390
1890 1,307 −6.0%
1900 1,280 −2.1%
1910 1,091 −14.8%
1920 956 −12.4%
1930 1,166 22.0%
1940 1,313 12.6%
1950 1,821 38.7%
1960 2,440 34.0%
1970 2,567 5.2%
1980 2,887 12.5%
1990 2,511 −13.0%
2000 2,786 11.0%
2010 2,666 −4.3%
2019 (est.) 2,448 −8.2%
Population sources: 1880-2000
1880-1920 1880-1890
1890-1910 1910-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,666 people, 1,036 households, and 756 families residing in the township. The population density was 110.7 per square mile (42.7/km2). There were 1,099 housing units at an average density of 45.6 per square mile (17.6/km2)*. The racial makeup of the township was 81.58% (2,175) White, 12.90% (344) Black or African American, 0.56% (15) Native American, 0.38% (10) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 1.20% (32) from other races, and 3.38% (90) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.01% (107) of the population.

There were 1,036 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the township, the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 29.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.5 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 90.7 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $65,061 (with a margin of error of +/- $4,282) and the median family income was $75,833 (+/- $6,396). Males had a median income of $58,542 (+/- $8,331) versus $34,615 (+/- $9,700) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $29,805 (+/- $2,517). About 4.2% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and 1.7% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 2,786 people, 1,074 households, and 778 families residing in the township. The population density was 115.3 people per square mile (44.5/km2). There were 1,133 housing units at an average density of 46.9 per square mile (18.1/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 82.05% White, 14.47% African American, 1.08% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.72% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.51% of the population.

There were 1,074 households, out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the township the population was spread out, with 23.6% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,193, and the median income for a family was $48,272. Males had a median income of $32,394 versus $22,198 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,921. About 7.8% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.5% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 52.58 miles (84.62 km) of roadways, of which 20.24 miles (32.57 km) were maintained by the municipality, 23.67 miles (38.09 km) by Salem County and 8.67 miles (13.95 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Roads that pass through the township include Route 49 (Quinton-Marlboro Road, which traverses the township northwest to southeast), County Route 540 and County Route 581 (including its southern terminus at Route 49).

  • Quinton Township School District's 2014–15 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education

Education

The Quinton Township School District serves public school students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade at Quinton Township Elementary School. As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of one school, had an enrollment of 311 students and 28.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.9:1.

Public school students in ninth through twelfth grades attend Salem High School in Salem City, together with students from Elsinboro Township, Lower Alloways Creek Township and Mannington Township, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Salem City School District. As of the 2018–19 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 374 students and 44.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 8.5:1.

Notable Person

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Quinton Township include:

  • Shameka Marshall (born 1983), long jumper who won the gold medal at the 2007 NACAC Championships in Athletics.

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