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Woodstown, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Woodstown
Woodstown Friends Meetinghouse
Woodstown Friends Meetinghouse
Woodstown highlighted in Salem County. Inset map: Salem County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Woodstown highlighted in Salem County. Inset map: Salem County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Woodstown, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Woodstown, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Salem
Incorporated July 26, 1882
Area
 • Total 1.625 sq mi (4.209 km2)
 • Land 1.585 sq mi (4.104 km2)
 • Water 0.040 sq mi (0.105 km2)  2.49%
Area rank 438th of 566 in state
13th of 15 in county
Elevation 49 ft (15 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 3,505
 • Estimate (2015) 3,524
 • Rank 431st of 566 in state
7th of 15 in county
 • Density 2,211.8/sq mi (854.0/km2)
 • Density rank 273rd of 566 in state
2nd of 15 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08098
Area code(s) 856 exchange: 769
FIPS code 3403382720
GNIS feature ID 0885452
Website www.historicwoodstown.org

Woodstown is a borough in Salem County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 3,505, reflecting an increase of 369 (+11.8%) from the 3,136 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 18 (−0.6%) from the 3,154 counted in the 1990 Census.

Woodstown was established on July 26, 1882, from portions of Pilesgrove Township based on the results of a referendum held that same day. The borough's incorporation was confirmed on March 3, 1925. The borough was named for early settler Jackanias (or Jaconias) Wood.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.625 square miles (4.209 km2), including 1.585 square miles (4.104 km2) of land and 0.040 square miles (0.105 km2) of water (2.49%).

The Borough of Woodstown is an independent municipality completely surrounded by Pilesgrove Township making it part of 21 pairs of "doughnut towns" in the state, where one municipality entirely surrounds another. Woodstown serves as the more densely settled commercial core of the paired communities, while Pilesgrove is more agricultural.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 490
1890 1,516 209.4%
1900 1,371 −9.6%
1910 1,613 17.7%
1920 1,589 −1.5%
1930 1,832 15.3%
1940 2,027 10.6%
1950 2,345 15.7%
1960 2,942 25.5%
1970 3,137 6.6%
1980 3,250 3.6%
1990 3,154 −3.0%
2000 3,136 −0.6%
2010 3,505 11.8%
Est. 2015 3,524 0.5%
Population sources: 1880-1890
1890–2000 1890–1920
1890–1910 1910–1930
1900–1990 2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,505 people, 1,444 households, and 938.6 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,211.8 per square mile (854.0/km2). There were 1,529 housing units at an average density of 964.9 per square mile (372.5/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 82.25% (2,883) White, 11.44% (401) Black or African American, 0.51% (18) Native American, 1.17% (41) Asian, 0.03% (1) Pacific Islander, 1.28% (45) from other races, and 3.31% (116) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.56% (195) of the population.

There were 1,444 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.0 years. For every 100 females there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 85.5 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006–2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $62,958 (with a margin of error of +/− $8,239) and the median family income was $74,479 (+/− $7,727). Males had a median income of $64,688 (+/− $16,960) versus $40,781 (+/− $8,241) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $31,074 (+/− $3,576). About 3.4% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.0% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 3,136 people, 1,304 households, and 839 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,975.6 people per square mile (761.5/km2). There were 1,389 housing units at an average density of 875.0 per square mile (337.3/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 85.04% White, 12.91% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.56% of the population.

There were 1,304 households out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.6% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the borough the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $44,533, and the median income for a family was $56,328. Males had a median income of $42,175 versus $31,169 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $24,182. About 3.5% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.0% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 18.28 miles (29.42 km) of roadways, of which 11.51 miles (18.52 km) were maintained by the municipality, 4.66 miles (7.50 km) by Salem County, and 2.11 miles (3.40 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

U.S. Route 40 traverses the borough roughly east to west and Route 45 roughly south to north.

Public transportation

NJ Transit provides bus service between Salem and Philadelphia on the 401 route, with local service offered on the 468 route operating between Penns Grove and Woodstown.

The 18.6 miles (29.9 km) southern portion of the freight rail Salem Branch operated under contract by Southern Railroad of New Jersey runs through the borough.

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