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Westampton Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Westampton
Westampton Township highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Westampton Township highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Westampton Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Westampton Township, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Burlington
Incorporated March 6, 1850
Area
 • Total 11.195 sq mi (28.994 km2)
 • Land 11.025 sq mi (28.555 km2)
 • Water 0.170 sq mi (0.439 km2)  1.51%
Area rank 199th of 566 in state
19th of 40 in county
Elevation 72 ft (22 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 8,813
 • Estimate (2015) 8,726
 • Rank 261st of 566 in state
18th of 40 in county
 • Density 799.4/sq mi (308.7/km2)
 • Density rank 405th of 566 in state
26th of 40 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08060 - Mount Holly
Area code(s) 609
FIPS code 3400578200
GNIS feature ID 0882103
Website www.westampton.com

Westampton Township is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 8,813 reflecting an increase of 1,596 (+22.1%) from the 7,217 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,213 (+20.2%) from the 6,004 counted in the 1990 Census.

Westampton was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 6, 1850, from portions of Northampton Township (now known as Mount Holly Township). Portions of the township were taken to form Eastampton Township on February 11, 1880. Its name derives from its original location in the western portion of what was Northampton Township.

The township is the home of the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office serving the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, Westampton township had a total area of 11.195 square miles (28.994 km2), including 11.025 square miles (28.555 km2) of land and 0.170 square miles (0.439 km2) of water (1.51%).

Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Rancocas, Timbuctoo and Woodlane.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 1,507
1860 1,313 −12.9%
1870 1,369 4.3%
1880 715 * −47.8%
1890 688 −3.8%
1900 567 −17.6%
1910 564 −0.5%
1920 478 −15.2%
1930 491 2.7%
1940 573 16.7%
1950 716 25.0%
1960 1,114 55.6%
1970 2,680 140.6%
1980 3,383 26.2%
1990 6,004 77.5%
2000 7,217 20.2%
2010 8,813 22.1%
Est. 2015 8,726 −1.0%
Population sources: 1850-2000
1850-1920 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 8,813 people, 3,195 households, and 2,428 families residing in the township. The population density was 799.4 per square mile (308.7/km2). There were 3,291 housing units at an average density of 298.5 per square mile (115.3/km2)*. The racial makeup of the township was 61.00% (5,376) White, 25.45% (2,243) Black or African American, 0.19% (17) Native American, 6.90% (608) Asian, 0.03% (3) Pacific Islander, 2.26% (199) from other races, and 4.16% (367) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.84% (779) of the population.

There were 3,195 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the township, the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 30.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.3 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 87.8 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $89,713 (with a margin of error of +/- $10,240) and the median family income was $97,080 (+/- $9,080). Males had a median income of $65,651 (+/- $7,331) versus $45,956 (+/- $4,844) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $38,334 (+/- $4,669). About 2.8% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.6% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 7,217 people, 2,525 households, and 1,966 families residing in the township. The population density was 653.6 people per square mile (252.4/km²). There were 2,581 housing units at an average density of 233.8 per square mile (90.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 70.81% White, 21.27% African American, 0.28% Native American, 3.03% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.83% from other races, and 2.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.21% of the population.

There were 2,525 households out of which 42.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.1% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 33.4% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $63,973, and the median income for a family was $69,656. Males had a median income of $46,536 versus $32,167 for females. The per capita income for the township was $26,594. About 2.7% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.1% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 55.24 miles (88.90 km) of roadways, of which 32.47 miles (52.26 km) were maintained by the municipality, 15.84 miles (25.49 km) by Burlington County and 2.83 miles (4.55 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 4.10 miles (6.60 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.

Westampton hosts one county route and two major highways. Interstate 295 runs through the northwestern section of the township for about 2½ miles, including an interchange, Exit 45. County Route 541 passes through the municipality from the northwestern section to the southeastern corner. Westampton Township houses a 4.1-mile (6.6 km) section of the New Jersey Turnpike, including a four-lane toll gate for Exit 5.

Public transportation

NJ Transit provides bus service on route 413 between Burlington and Camden.

BurLink bus service is offered on the B1 route (between Beverly and Pemberton) and on the B2 route (between Beverly and Westampton Township).

Academy Bus provides service from a park-and-ride facility near Exit 5 of the New Jersey Turnpike to the Port Authority Bus Terminal and other street service in Midtown Manhattan and to both Jersey City and the Wall Street area in Lower Manhattan.


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