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Weymouth Township, New Jersey
|Township of Weymouth|
Belcoville Post Office
Map of Weymouth Township in Atlantic County. Inset: Location of Atlantic County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Weymouth Township, New Jersey
|Incorporated||February 21, 1798|
|Named for||Weymouth, Dorset|
|• Body||Township Committee|
|• Total||12.17 sq mi (31.52 km2)|
|• Land||11.82 sq mi (30.62 km2)|
|• Water||0.35 sq mi (0.90 km2) 2.84%|
|Area rank||188th of 565 in state
9th of 23 in county
|Elevation||75 ft (23 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Rank||460th of 566 in state
18th of 23 in county
|• Density||224.6/sq mi (86.7/km2)|
|• Density rank||498th of 566 in state
18th of 23 in county
|Time zone||UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))|
08330 - Mays Landing
|Area code(s)||609 exchanges: 476, 625, 909|
|GNIS feature ID||0882050|
Weymouth Township is a township in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 2,715, reflecting an increase of 458 (+20.3%) from the 2,257 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 300 (+15.3%) from the 1,957 counted in the 1990 Census.
Named for Weymouth, Dorset, the township was created as a constablewick in 1694 and was known in its early days as "New Waymouth Township". Weymouth Township was incorporated by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 12, 1798, from portions of Egg Harbor Township, while the area was still part of Gloucester County, and was incorporated nine days later. Portions of the township were taken on February 5, 1813, to create Hamilton Township. Weymouth Township became part of the newly created Atlantic County on February 7, 1837. Portions of the township were taken on March 11, 1922, to form Corbin City, and on March 14, 1925, to form Estell Manor.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 12.450 square miles (32.246 km2), including 12.089 square miles (31.311 km2) of land and 0.361 square miles (0.935 km2) of water (2.90%).
The township is one of 56 South Jersey municipalities that are included within the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve, a protected natural area of unique ecology covering 1,100,000 acres (450,000 ha), that has been classified as a United States Biosphere Reserve and established by Congress in 1978 as the nation's first National Reserve. Part of the township is included in the state-designated Pinelands Area, which includes portions of Atlantic County, along with areas in Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Ocean counties.
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As of the census of 2010, there were 2,715 people, 1,153 households, and 762 families residing in the township. The population density was 224.6 per square mile (86.7/km2). There were 1,220 housing units at an average density of 100.9 per square mile (39.0/km2)*. The racial makeup of the township was 92.04% (2,499) White, 4.75% (129) Black or African American, 0.22% (6) Native American, 0.88% (24) Asian, 0.07% (2) Pacific Islander, 0.66% (18) from other races, and 1.36% (37) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.57% (124) of the population.
There were 1,153 households out of which 19.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.87.
In the township, the population was spread out with 17.2% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 18.3% from 25 to 44, 30.5% from 45 to 64, and 27.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49.8 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 92.6 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $51,574 (with a margin of error of +/- $7,234) and the median family income was $67,857 (+/- $5,235). Males had a median income of $59,688 (+/- $4,165) versus $38,438 (+/- $5,634) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $28,857 (+/- $3,096). About 5.7% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.1% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 2,257 people, 851 households, and 623 families residing in the township. The population density was 185.0 people per square mile (71.4/km2). There were 909 housing units at an average density of 74.5 per square mile (28.8/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 91.98% White, 4.79% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 1.02% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.81% of the population.
There were 851 households, out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the township the population was spread out, with 24.9% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $45,882, and the median income for a family was $49,800. Males had a median income of $41,842 versus $29,464 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,987. About 4.7% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over.
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], the township had a total of 36.90 miles (59.38 km) of roadways, of which 26.02 miles (41.88 km) were maintained by the municipality, 9.80 miles (15.77 km) by Atlantic County and 1.08 miles (1.74 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
New Jersey Route 50 is the main highway serving Weymouth Township.
The Weymouth Township School District serves public school students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade at Weymouth Township School. As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of one school, had an enrollment of 167 students and 15.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.1:1. In the 2016–17 school year, Weymouth was tied with the 30th smallest enrollment of any school district in the state, with 155 students.
For ninth through twelfth grades, public school students attend Buena Regional High School as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Buena Regional School District. Students attend the high school from Buena and Buena Vista Township, along with students from Estell Manor, who attend as part of a sending/receiving relationship. As of the 2018–19 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 565 students and 52.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.9:1.
Township public school students are also eligible to attend the Atlantic County Institute of Technology in the Mays Landing section of Hamilton Township or the Charter-Tech High School for the Performing Arts, located in Somers Point.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Weymouth Township include:
- Kathleen Karr (born 1946), author of historical novels for children and young adults.
- Walter Lowenfels (1897-1976), poet, journalist and member of the Communist Party USA who edited the communist newspaper the Daily Worker.
- William Moore (1810–1878), served in the United States House of Representatives, where he represented New Jersey's 1st congressional district from 1867 to 1871.
In Spanish: Municipio de Weymouth (Nueva Jersey) para niños
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