Blackwood, New Jersey
|Blackwood, New Jersey|
Map of Blackwood CDP in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County within New Jersey.
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|• Total||1.235 sq mi (3.199 km2)|
|• Land||1.226 sq mi (3.176 km2)|
|• Water||0.009 sq mi (0.023 km2) 0.72%|
|Elevation||46 ft (14 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Density||3,706.4/sq mi (1,431.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||02389213|
Blackwood is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community located within Gloucester Township, in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 4,545. It is located 10 miles (16 km) from the city of Camden and 14.6 miles (23.5 km) away from Philadelphia.
Blackwood is located at United States Census Bureau, Blackwood had a total area of 1.235 square miles (3.199 km2), of which, 1.226 square miles (3.176 km2) of it is land and 0.009 square miles (0.023 km2) of it (0.72%) is water.(39.799065,-75.063111). According to the
|Population sources: 1980
1990-2010 2000 2010
At the 2010 United States Census, there were 4,545 people, 1,687 households, and 1,210 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,706.4 per square mile (1,431.0 /km2). There were 1,800 housing units at an average density of 1,467.9 per square mile (566.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 88.71% (4,032) White, 5.21% (237) Black or African American, 0.04% (2) Native American, 2.53% (115) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 1.63% (74) from other races, and 1.87% (85) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 5.94% (270) of the population.
There were 1,687 households of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.19.
In the CDP, 22.4% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.2 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.1 males.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 4,692 people, 1,721 households, and 1,261 families residing in the section. The population density was 1,461.0/km2 (3,782.1/mi2). There were 1,840 housing units at an average density of 572.9/km2 (1,483.2/mi2). The racial makeup of the section was 91.30% White, 3.94% African American, 0.11% Native American, 2.11% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.19% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.15% of the population.
There were 1,721 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.16.
In the section the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males.
The median income for a household in the section was $49,707, and the median income for a family was $60,136. Males had a median income of $41,274 versus $30,677 for females. The per capita income for the section was $21,815. About 0.9% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.6% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.
Public schools include Blackwood Elementary and Gloucester Township Elementary, as well as Charles W. Lewis Middle School and Highland Regional High School.
Our Lady of Hope is a Roman Catholic elementary school that operates under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden. Our Lady of Hope Regional School was previously named St. Jude Regional School but was renamed as part of a merger of St. Jude Regional School with St. Agnes School.
Notable current and former residents of Blackwood include:
- David R. Mayer (born 1967), who represented the 4th Legislative District in the New Jersey General Assembly from 2002 to 2008 and served on the Gloucester Township Council from 2002-2003 and as mayor of Gloucester Township.
- Joe Vitt (born 1954), interim head coach of the New Orleans Saints.
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- Camden County College, Camden County College. Accessed October 15, 2012. "Camden County College is one of the largest, most comprehensive community colleges in New Jersey and the surrounding region and is a vital resource for transfer education, workforce training and cultural event. Its three distinct campuses in Blackwood, Camden and Cherry Hill – along with its satellite locations in Lakeland, Sicklerville and elsewhere throughout the County – share the common mission of providing accessible, affordable higher education and occupational study to all who can benefit."
- Staff. 1980 Census of Population: Number of Inhabitants United States Summary, p. 1-141. United States Census Bureau, June 1983. Accessed June 19, 2013.
- DP-1 - Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2000 from the Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data for Blackwood CDP, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed October 15, 2012.
- Camden County Schools, Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden. Accessed July 10, 2008.
- Assembly Member David R. Mayer, Project Vote Smart. Accessed August 8, 2007.
- Staff. "Some background on Joe Vitt, interim coach of the New Orleans Saints", The Times-Picayune, April 12, 2012. Accessed November 20, 2012. "Vitt, 57, was born in Syracuse, N.Y., and grew up in Blackwood, N.J."