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Woodbury Heights, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Woodbury Heights
Map of Woodbury Heights highlighted within Gloucester County. Inset: Location of Gloucester County in New Jersey.
Map of Woodbury Heights highlighted within Gloucester County. Inset: Location of Gloucester County in New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Woodbury Heights, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Woodbury Heights, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Flag of Gloucester County, New Jersey.png Gloucester
Incorporated April 27, 1915
Area
 • Total 1.228 sq mi (3.182 km2)
 • Land 1.222 sq mi (3.166 km2)
 • Water 0.006 sq mi (0.016 km2)  0.50%
Area rank 482nd of 566 in state
22nd of 24 in county
Elevation 46 ft (14 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 3,055
 • Estimate (2015) 3,010
 • Rank 449th of 566 in state
20th of 24 in county
 • Density 2,499.4/sq mi (965.0/km2)
 • Density rank 251st of 566 in state
7th of 24 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08097
Area code(s) 856
FIPS code 3401582180
GNIS feature ID 0885448
Website www.bwhnj.com

Woodbury Heights is a borough located in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2000 United States Census, the borough's population was 3,055, reflecting an increase of 67 (+2.2%) from the 2,988 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 404 (-11.9%) from the 3,392 counted in the 1990 Census.

Woodbury Heights was formed as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 6, 1915, from portions of Deptford Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April 27, 1915. Portions were exchanged with Woodbury in 1925, and portions of the city were annexed on March 22, 1938. Portions were exchanged with Deptford Township in 1956 and other portions were annexed from the township in 1965. The borough was named for the city of Woodbury, which in turn was named for its founder Henry Wood, who settled in the area in 1683 after arriving from Bury, England, at the age of 80 to escape religious persecution.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.228 square miles (3.182 km2), including 1.222 square miles (3.166 km2) of land and 0.006 square miles (0.016 km2) of water (0.50%).

Glen Lake, although no longer open for swimming, is available for fishing and non-motorized boating.

The borough borders Deptford Township, West Deptford Township, and Woodbury.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 481
1930 997 107.3%
1940 1,137 14.0%
1950 1,373 20.8%
1960 1,723 25.5%
1970 3,621 110.2%
1980 3,460 −4.4%
1990 3,392 −2.0%
2000 2,988 −11.9%
2010 3,055 2.2%
Est. 2015 3,010 −1.5%
Population sources:
1920-2000 1920
1920-1930 1930-1990
2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,055 people, 1,081 households, and 832.4 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,499.4 per square mile (965.0/km2). There were 1,125 housing units at an average density of 920.4 per square mile (355.4/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 92.96% (2,840) White, 3.40% (104) Black or African American, 0.16% (5) Native American, 1.64% (50) Asian, 0.03% (1) Pacific Islander, 0.36% (11) from other races, and 1.44% (44) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.42% (74) of the population.

There were 1,081 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.0% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 30.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.2 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 92.4 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $82,411 (with a margin of error of +/- $6,735) and the median family income was $91,667 (+/- $14,100). Males had a median income of $68,478 (+/- $6,757) versus $49,327 (+/- $4,589) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $33,099 (+/- $2,495). About 0.7% of families and 1.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.0% of those under age 18 and 0.0% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there are 2,988 people, 1,027 households, and 825 families residing in the borough. The population density is 2,437.2 people per square mile (937.9/km2). There are 1,045 housing units at an average density of 852.4 per square mile (328.0/km2). The racial makeup of the borough is 96.35% White, 1.54% African American or Black, 0.27% Native American, 1.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 0.37% from two or more races. 1.24% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,027 households out of which 38.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.4% are married couples living together, 9.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 19.6% are non-families. 16.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.89 and the average family size is 3.24.

In the borough the population is spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough is $63,266, and the median income for a family is $70,167. Males have a median income of $51,342 versus $33,220 for females. The per capita income for the borough is $24,001. 4.1% of the population and 2.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 3.7% are under the age of 18 and 2.8% are 65 or older.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 18.83 miles (30.30 km) of roadways, of which 14.89 miles (23.96 km) were maintained by the municipality, 2.43 miles (3.91 km) by Gloucester County, 0.53 miles (0.85 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 0.98 miles (1.58 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.

CR 553 passes through the heart of the borough, while Route 45 runs along on the western border. The New Jersey Turnpike passes through, but the closest interchange is 15–20 minutes away at Exit 3 in Camden County.

I-295 and Route 55 are accessible in neighboring communities.

Public transportation

NJ Transit bus service is available on the 410 route between Glassboro and Philadelphia and on the 412 route between Sewell and Philadelphia.

The borough is a planned stop on the Glassboro–Camden Line, an 18-mile (28.97 km) diesel multiple unit (DMU) light rail system projected for completion in 2019.


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