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Spotswood, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Spotswood
Spotswood highlighted in Middlesex County
Spotswood highlighted in Middlesex County
Census Bureau map of Spotswood, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Spotswood, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Middlesex
Incorporated May 12, 1908
Area
 • Total 2.472 sq mi (6.402 km2)
 • Land 2.267 sq mi (5.872 km2)
 • Water 0.205 sq mi (0.531 km2)  8.29%
Area rank 375th of 566 in state
20th of 25 in county
Elevation 36 ft (11 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 8,257
 • Estimate (2015) 8,476
 • Rank 278th of 566 in state
20th of 25 in county
 • Density 3,642.2/sq mi (1,406.3/km2)
 • Density rank 175th of 566 in state
13th of 25 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08884
Area code(s) 732 Exchanges: 251.416,723
FIPS code 3402369810
GNIS feature ID 0885405
Website spotswoodboro.com

Spotswood is a borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 8,257, reflecting an increase of 377 (+4.8%) from the 7,880 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 103 (−1.3%) from the 7,983 counted in the 1990 Census.

History

Its first settler James Johnston originally called the place "Spottiswoode", named for his old place of residence in Scotland, and dates back to its original settlement in 1685.

Spotswood was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 15, 1908, from portions of East Brunswick Township, based on the passage of a referendum held on May 12, 1908.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 2.472 square miles (6.402 km2), including 2.267 square miles (5.872 km2) of land and 0.205 square miles (0.531 km2) of water (8.29%). To the north east edge lies Duhernal Lake.

Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Outcalt, which is located along the border of Spotswood and Monroe Township.

The borough borders the Middlesex County municipalities of East Brunswick Township, Helmetta, Monroe Township and Old Bridge Township.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 623
1920 704 13.0%
1930 921 30.8%
1940 1,201 30.4%
1950 2,325 93.6%
1960 5,788 148.9%
1970 7,891 36.3%
1980 7,840 −0.6%
1990 7,983 1.8%
2000 7,880 −1.3%
2010 8,257 4.8%
Est. 2015 8,476 2.7%
Population sources: 1910–1920
1910 1910–1930
1930–1990 2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 8,257 people, 3,128 households, and 2,143 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,642.2 per square mile (1,406.3/km2). There were 3,242 housing units at an average density of 1,430.1 per square mile (552.2/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 88.63% (7,318) White, 2.98% (246) Black or African American, 0.11% (9) Native American, 5.14% (424) Asian, 0.01% (1) Pacific Islander, 1.27% (105) from other races, and 1.87% (154) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.32% (687) of the population.

There were 3,128 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.1% 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 3.16.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.5 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 86.1 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006–2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $70,360 (with a margin of error of +/- $9,861) and the median family income was $90,652 (+/- $8,741). Males had a median income of $59,226 (+/- $4,823) versus $43,365 (+/- $4,935) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $31,249 (+/- $1,696). About 2.5% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.7% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 7,880 people, 3,099 households, and 2,163 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,389.8 people per square mile (1,311.4/km2). There were 3,158 housing units at an average density of 1,358.5 per square mile (525.6/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.24% White, .05% African American, .5% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, and 0.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.38% of the population.

There were 3,099 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the borough the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $55,833, and the median income for a family was $73,062. Males had a median income of $45,979 versus $35,859 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $25,247. About 2.6% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.4% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of July 2015, the borough had a total of 29.51 miles (47.49 km) of roadways, of which 25.52 miles (41.07 km) were maintained by the municipality and 4.07 miles (6.55 km) by Middlesex County.

The main roads that pass through Spotswood include Middlesex CR 613 (Devoe Avenue / Main Street / Summerhill Road) connecting Monroe Township to the south and East Brunswick Township to the north and Middlesex CR 615 (Manalapan Road / Main Street) connecting Helmetta in the southwest to East Brunswick Township in the borough's northwest corner.

Both Route 18 and CR 527 just miss the borough by less than a mile. The closest limited access is the New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 95) which is accessible in both neighboring East Brunswick Township (Exit 9) and bordering Monroe Township (Exit 8A).

Public transportation

NJ Transit provides bus service between the borough and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan on the 138 route.


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