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Roebling, New Jersey
Roebling Reel at the Kinkora Works
Roebling Reel at the Kinkora Works
Map of the former Florence-Roebling CDP in Burlington County. Inset: Location of Burlington County in New Jersey.
Map of the former Florence-Roebling CDP in Burlington County. Inset: Location of Burlington County in New Jersey.
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Burlington
Township Florence
Named for Charles Roebling
 • Total 1.173 sq mi (3.036 km2)
 • Land 1.008 sq mi (2.610 km2)
 • Water 0.165 sq mi (0.426 km2)  14.07%
43 ft (13 m)
 • Total 3,715
 • Density 3,687.1/sq mi (1,423.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP code
Area code(s) 609/640 Exchange: 499
FIPS code 3464350
GNIS feature ID 02584023

Roebling is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Florence Township, in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States, that was established as part of the 2010 United States Census. As of the 2000 United States Census, the CDP was combined as Florence-Roebling, which had a total population of 8,200. As of the 2010 Census, the Florence-Roebling CDP was split into its components, Florence (with a population of 4,426) and Roebling. As of the 2010 Census, the population of the Florence CDP was 4,426.


Roebling, site of the Roebling Steel Mill, was founded by Charles Roebling, son of John A. Roebling. John A. Roebling & Sons company built and provided the steel for the Brooklyn Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge, as well as numerous other bridges including one over Niagara Falls.

The steel mill was also responsible for the production of the elevator cables for the Empire State Building in New York City, the Chicago Board of Trade Building in Chicago and the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. John A. Roebling & Sons company made the wire for the original slinky as well.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 1.173 square miles (3.036 km2), including 1.008 square miles (2.610 km2) of land and 0.165 square miles (0.426 km2) of water (14.07%).


Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 3,715
Population source: 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,715 people, 1,410 households, and 964 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,687.1 per square mile (1,423.6/km2). There were 1,481 housing units at an average density of 1,469.9 per square mile (567.5/km2)*. The racial makeup of the CDP was 83.28% (3,094) White, 8.51% (316) Black or African American, 0.32% (12) Native American, 4.63% (172) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.48% (18) from other races, and 2.77% (103) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.74% (176) of the population.

There were 1,410 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 16.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.7 years. For every 100 females there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 86.7 males.


The River Line offers service to Camden and Trenton Rail Station, with stations in Roebling at Hornberger Avenue and Florence at U.S. Route 130.

New Jersey Transit provides service to and from Philadelphia on the 409.

Notable people

See also (related category): People from Florence Township, New Jersey

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

  • John A. Roebling, created the steel for the Brooklyn Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Heath Fillmyer (born 1994), professional baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Royals.
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