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Woodland Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Woodland
Savoy Boulevard through the Pine Barrens in Woodland Township
Savoy Boulevard through the Pine Barrens in Woodland Township
Woodland Township highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Woodland Township highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Woodland Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Woodland Township, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Burlington
Incorporated March 7, 1866
Area
 • Total 96.385 sq mi (249.638 km2)
 • Land 94.558 sq mi (244.905 km2)
 • Water 1.827 sq mi (4.733 km2)  1.90%
Area rank 6th of 566 in state
2nd of 40 in county
Elevation 118 ft (36 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 1,788
 • Estimate (2015) 1,793
 • Rank 499th of 566 in state
35th of 40 in county
 • Density 18.9/sq mi (7.3/km2)
 • Density rank 563rd of 566 in state
39th of 40 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08019 - Chatsworth
Area code(s) 609
FIPS code 3400582420
GNIS feature ID 0882080
Website www.woodlandtownship.org

Woodland Township is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 1,788 reflecting an increase of 618 (+52.8%) from the 1,170 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 893 (-43.3%) from the 2,063 counted in the 1990 Census.

Woodland was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 7, 1866, from portions of Pemberton Township, Shamong Township, Southampton Township and Washington Township. Portions of the township were taken to form Tabernacle Township on March 22, 1901.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 96.385 square miles (249.638 km2), including 94.558 square miles (244.905 km2) of land and 1.827 square miles (4.733 km2) of water (1.90%).

The township borders Bass River Township, Pemberton Township, Southampton Township, Tabernacle Township, Washington Township in Burlington County; and Barnegat Township, Lacey Township, Little Egg Harbor Township and Manchester Township in Ocean County.

Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Bullock, Butlers Place, Chatsworth (the postal address for most of the residents of the township), DeCou Pond, Dukes Bridge, Four Mile Goose Pond, Hedger House, Johnson Place, Jones Mill, Lebanon, Long Causeway, Old Halfway, South Park and Woodmansie.

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. All of the township is included in the state-designated Pinelands Area, which includes portions of Burlington County, along with areas in Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Ocean counties.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 389
1880 325 −16.5%
1890 327 0.6%
1900 475 45.3%
1910 548 * 15.4%
1920 970 77.0%
1930 970 0.0%
1940 1,374 41.6%
1950 1,524 10.9%
1960 1,904 24.9%
1970 2,032 6.7%
1980 2,285 12.5%
1990 2,063 −9.7%
2000 1,170 −43.3%
2010 1,788 52.8%
Est. 2015 1,793 0.3%
Population sources:1870-2000
1870-1920 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 1,788 people, 476 households, and 358.9 families residing in the township. The population density was 18.9 per square mile (7.3/km2). There were 494 housing units at an average density of 5.2 per square mile (2.0/km2)*. The racial makeup of the township was 89.60% (1,602) White, 8.11% (145) Black or African American, 0.06% (1) Native American, 0.84% (15) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.45% (8) from other races, and 0.95% (17) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.81% (86) of the population.

There were 476 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.5% 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 3.14.

In the township, the population was spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 37.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.3 years. For every 100 females there were 152.9 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 166.0 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $65,568 (with a margin of error of +/- $16,290) and the median family income was $96,875 (+/- $31,126). Males had a median income of $61,250 (+/- $11,359) versus $33,393 (+/- $4,757) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $33,552 (+/- $5,866). About 4.9% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 1,170 people, 425 households, and 323 families residing in the township. The population density was 12.2 people per square mile (4.7/km²). There were 448 housing units at an average density of 4.7 per square mile (1.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.03% White, 0.60% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.20% of the population.

There were 425 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% were non-families. 19.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 7.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $59,271, and the median income for a family was $65,972. Males had a median income of $43,654 versus $31,765 for females. The per capita income for the township was $26,126. About 2.0% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 73.73 miles (118.66 km) of roadways, of which 44.75 miles (72.02 km) were maintained by the municipality, 15.47 miles (24.90 km) by Burlington County and 13.51 miles (21.74 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Only two major state and county routes pass through Woodland. Route 70 runs along the northwestern border while Route 72 travels from the northwest to the southeast. CR 532 and CR 563 also pass through and intersect with each other in Chatsworth. Four Mile Circle is a traffic circle located at the junction of Route 70, Route 72, Buddtown Road (County Route 644), and New Lisbon Road (County Route 646).

The Garden State Parkway is accessible outside the township in neighboring Lacey, Barnegat, Stafford, Little Egg Harbor, and Bass River Townships.


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