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Woodlynne, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Woodlynne
Woodlynne Log Cabin
Woodlynne Log Cabin
Woodlynne highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County in New Jersey.
Woodlynne highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County in New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Woodlynne, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Woodlynne, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Camden
Settled 1681
Incorporated March 19, 1901
Area
 • Total 0.226 sq mi (0.585 km2)
 • Land 0.219 sq mi (0.567 km2)
 • Water 0.007 sq mi (0.018 km2)  3.12%
Area rank 560th of 566 in state
36th of 37 in county
Elevation 20 ft (6 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 2,978
 • Estimate (2015) 2,944
 • Rank 454th of 566 in state
28th of 37 in county
 • Density 13,600.4/sq mi (5,251.1/km2)
 • Density rank 18th of 566 in state
1st of 37 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08107
Area code(s) 856
FIPS code 3400782450
GNIS feature ID 0885450
Website none

Woodlynne is a borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 2,978, reflecting an increase of 182 (+6.5%) from the 2,796 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 249 (+9.8%) from the 2,547 counted in the 1990 Census.

Woodlynne was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 19, 1901, from portions of Haddon Township. In 1906, the City of Camden made an unsuccessful attempt to annex Woodlynne.

History

First settled in 1681, a property owned by Mark Newbie was called Lynnewood, named for the linden trees in the area. The name was changed from Lynnewood to Woodlynne in 1892, due to conflicts with the name of another municipality.

Woodlynnerollercoaster
The old roller coaster in Woodlynne Amusement Park.

Woodlynne Amusement Park, which encompassed Woodlynne Lake (no longer in existence), operated between the years 1895 and 1914 in the area that now comprises the town of Woodlynne. The New Camden Land Improvement Company commissioned the creation of Woodlynne Amusement Park on the estate of Charles M. Cooper in 1892. A fire destroyed the park in 1914. The roller coaster that once stood in Woodlynne Amusement Park now resides in Clementon Amusement Park and Splash World Waterpark in Clementon. Homes built over the old lake tend to flood in the basements during heavy rainstorms.

The Camden and Suburban Railway Company, formed in 1896, established a housing development in a section of Woodlynne Amusement Park, which contributed to its incorporation as Woodlynne Borough in 1901.

Geography

Woodlynnewater
Woodlynne Lake.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 0.226 square miles (0.585 km2), including 0.219 square miles (0.567 km2) of land and 0.007 square miles (0.018 km2) of water (3.12%).

Woodlynne borders the Borough of Collingswood and the City of Camden.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Woodlynne has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 388
1910 500 28.9%
1920 1,515 203.0%
1930 2,878 90.0%
1940 2,861 −0.6%
1950 2,776 −3.0%
1960 3,128 12.7%
1970 3,101 −0.9%
1980 2,578 −16.9%
1990 2,547 −1.2%
2000 2,796 9.8%
2010 2,978 6.5%
Est. 2015 2,944 −1.1%
Population sources:
1900-2000 1900-1920
1900-1910 1910-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,978 people, 917 households, and 699.7 families residing in the borough. The population density was 13,600.4 per square mile (5,251.1/km2). There were 1,016 housing units at an average density of 4,640.0 per square mile (1,791.5/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 28.17% (839) White, 33.55% (999) Black or African American, 0.71% (21) Native American, 9.70% (289) Asian, 0.03% (1) Pacific Islander, 23.10% (688) from other races, and 4.73% (141) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 38.28% (1,140) of the population.

There were 917 households out of which 42.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.6% were married couples living together, 31.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.25 and the average family size was 3.67.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 12.9% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 6.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29.3 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 90.6 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $41,516 (with a margin of error of +/- $6,233) and the median family income was $45,313 (+/- $17,965). Males had a median income of $39,020 (+/- $7,398) versus $32,688 (+/- $8,474) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,210 (+/- $2,557). About 14.8% of families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.9% of those under age 18 and 0.0% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 2,796 people, 912 households, and 684 families residing in the borough. The population density was 12,939.4 people per square mile (4,907.0/km2). There were 1,012 housing units at an average density of 4,683.4 per square mile (1,776.1/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 48.43% White, 22.71% African American, 0.57% Native American, 12.27% Asian, 11.59% from other races, and 4.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.60% of the population.

There were 912 households out of which 42.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.1% were married couples living together, 25.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.52.

In the borough the population was spread out with 32.4% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.6 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $39,138, and the median income for a family was $39,669. Males had a median income of $33,520 versus $26,885 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $14,757. About 11.7% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.5% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 5.69 miles (9.16 km) of roadways, of which 5.20 miles (8.37 km) were maintained by the municipality, 0.30 miles (0.48 km) by Camden County and 0.19 miles (0.31 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Public transportation

The Ferry Avenue station, located in Woodlynne and Camden, provides PATCO Speedline service between the 15–16th & Locust station in Philadelphia and the Lindenwold station.

NJ Transit bus service is available on routes 400 (between Sicklerville and Philadelphia), 403 (between Turnersville and Camden via Lindenwold PATCO station), 450 (between Cherry Hill and Camden via Audubon) and 453 (between Ferry Avenue PATCO station and Camden).

Points of interest


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