Brooklawn, New Jersey

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Brooklawn, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Brooklawn
Brooklawn highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Brooklawn highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Brooklawn, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Brooklawn, New Jersey
Coordinates: 39°52′46″N 75°07′13″W / 39.87935°N 75.120396°W / 39.87935; -75.120396Coordinates: 39°52′46″N 75°07′13″W / 39.87935°N 75.120396°W / 39.87935; -75.120396[1][2]
Country  United States of America
State  New Jersey
County Camden
Incorporated March 11, 1924
Government[5]
 • Type Borough
 • Mayor Theresa "Terri" Branella (term ends December 31, 2014)[3]
 • Clerk Barbara Lewis[4]
Area[2]
 • Total 0.525 sq mi (1.359 km2)
 • Land 0.492 sq mi (1.274 km2)
 • Water 0.033 sq mi (0.085 km2)  6.24%
Area rank 546th of 566 in state
32nd of 37 in county[2]
Elevation[6] 20 ft (6 m)
Population (2010 Census)[7][8][9]
 • Total 1,955
 • Estimate (2013[10]) 1,944
 • Rank 487th of 566 in state
31st of 37 in county[11]
 • Density 3,974.6/sq mi (1,534.6/km2)
 • Density rank 154th of 566 in state
19th of 37 in county[11]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08030[12]
Area code(s) 856 exchanges: 456, 742, 931, 933[13]
FIPS code 3400708170[14][2][15]
GNIS feature ID 0885172[16][2]
Website www.brooklawn.us

Brooklawn is a borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 1,955,[7][8][9] reflecting a decline of 399 (-16.9%) from the 2,354 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 549 (+30.4%) from the 1,805 counted in the 1990 Census.[17]

Brooklawn was incorporated as a borough on March 11, 1924, from portions of the now-defunct Centre Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April 5, 1924. The borough was reincorporated on March 23, 1926.[18] The borough's name is derived from its location and setting.[19]

Geography[edit]

Brooklawn is located at 39°52′46″N 75°07′13″W / 39.87935°N 75.120396°W / 39.87935; -75.120396 (39.87935,-75.120396). According to the United States Census Bureau, Brooklawn borough had a total area of 0.525 square miles (1.359 km2), of which, 0.492 square miles (1.274 km2) of it was land and 0.033 square miles (0.085 km2) of it (6.24%) was water.[2][1]

The borough borders Bellmawr and Gloucester City. Brooklawn also borders Gloucester County.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 1,753
1940 1,919 9.5%
1950 2,262 17.9%
1960 2,504 10.7%
1970 2,870 14.6%
1980 2,133 −25.7%
1990 1,805 −15.4%
2000 2,354 30.4%
2010 1,955 −16.9%
Est. 2013 1,944 [10] −0.6%
Population sources: 1930-2000[20]
1930[21] 1930-1990[22]
2000[23][24] 2010[7][8][9]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,955 people, 759 households, and 516.1 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,974.6 per square mile (1,534.6 /km2). There were 806 housing units at an average density of 1,638.6 per square mile (632.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 87.88% (1,718) White, 5.32% (104) Black or African American, 0.10% (2) Native American, 2.20% (43) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 2.05% (40) from other races, and 2.46% (48) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 6.29% (123) of the population.[7]

There were 759 households, of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.0% were married couples living together, 18.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.08.[7]

In the borough, 23.4% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36.9 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.[7]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $58,488 (with a margin of error of +/- $4,776) and the median family income was $62,390 (+/- $8,247). Males had a median income of $44,612 (+/- $6,912) versus $32,092 (+/- $20,049) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $26,154 (+/- $2,724). About 0.0% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.0% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.[25]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[14] there were 2,354 people, 961 households, and 600 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,003.4 people per square mile (1,933.8/km2). There were 1,025 housing units at an average density of 2,178.6 per square mile (842.0/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 90.27% White, 4.29% African American, 0.08% Native American, 1.06% Asian, 2.38% from other races, and 1.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.72% of the population.[23][24]

There were 961 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% were married couples living together, 16.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.09.[23][24]

In the borough the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.0 males.[23][24]

The median income for a household in the borough was $39,600, and the median income for a family was $47,891. Males had a median income of $36,190 versus $26,591 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,295. About 6.1% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.3% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over.[23][24]

Government[edit]

Local representation[edit]

Brooklawn is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The governing body consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle.[5] The Borough form of government used by Bellmawr, the most common system used in the state, is a "weak mayor / strong council" government in which council members act as the legislative body with the mayor presiding at meetings and voting only in the event of a tie. The mayor can veto ordinances, which can be overridden with a 2/3 vote of the council. The mayor makes committee and liaison assignments for council members, with most appointments are made by the mayor subject to the advice and consent of the council.[26]

As of 2013, the Mayor of the Borough of Brooklawn is Independent Theresa "Terri" Branella, whose term of office ends December 31, 2014.[27] Members of the Brooklawn Borough Council are Council President Greg Gilbert (D, 2013), Jerry "Skip" Granstrom (D, 2014), Patrick MacAdams (D, 2013; serving an unexpired term), Julie McCleary (D, 2015), James T. Meehan Jr. (D, 2015) and Michael Mevoli (D, 2014).[28][29][30][31][32]

In September 2012, Patrick MacAdams was selected by the Borough Council from among a list of three prospective choices presented by the Brooklawn Democratic Committee to fill the unexpired seat of Rickie Boulden, who had resigned from office in June 2012.[33]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Brooklawn is located in the 1st Congressional District[34] and is part of New Jersey's 5th state legislative district.[8][35][36]

The seat for New Jersey's First Congressional District is currently vacant, having formerly been represented by Rob Andrews (D, Haddon Heights), who resigned on February 18, 2014.[37] New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Cory Booker (D, Newark; took office on October 31, 2013, after winning a special election to fill the seat of Frank Lautenberg)[38][39] and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).[40][41]

For the 2014-2015 Session, the 5th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Donald Norcross (D, Camden) and in the General Assembly by Angel Fuentes (D, Camden) and Gilbert "Whip" Wilson (D, Camden).[42] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[43] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[44]

Camden County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders, its seven members chosen at-large in partisan elections to three-year terms office on a staggered basis, with wither two or three seats coming up for election each year.[45] As of 2014, Camden County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. (Collingswood, term ends December 31, 2014)[46], Freeholder Deputy Director Edward McDonnell (Pennsauken Township, 2016)[47], Michelle Gentek (Gloucester Township, 2015)[48], Ian K. Leonard (Camden, 2015)[49], Scot N. McCray (Camden, 2014)[50], Jeffrey L. Nash (Cherry Hill, 2015)[51] and Carmen Rodriguez (Merchantville, 2016).[52][53][54] Constitutional officers elected countywide are County Clerk Joseph Ripa,[55] Sheriff Charles H. Billingham[56] and Surrogate Patricia Egan "Pat" Jones.[57]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 1,203 registered voters in Brooklawn, of which 512 (42.6% vs. 31.7% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 158 (13.1% vs. 21.1%) were registered as Republicans and 532 (44.2% vs. 47.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There was one voter registered to another party.[58] Among the borough's 2010 Census population, 61.5% (vs. 57.1% in Camden County) were registered to vote, including 80.3% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 73.7% countywide).[58][59]

In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 542 votes here (65.9% vs. 54.8% countywide), ahead of Republican Mitt Romney with 266 votes (32.3% vs. 43.5%) and other candidates with 9 votes (1.1% vs. 0.9%), among the 823 ballots cast by the borough's 1,326 registered voters, for a turnout of 62.1% (vs. 70.4% in Camden County).[60][61] In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 522 votes here (59.1% vs. 66.2% countywide), ahead of Republican John McCain with 329 votes (37.3% vs. 30.7%) and other candidates with 14 votes (1.6% vs. 1.1%), among the 883 ballots cast by the borough's 1,249 registered voters, for a turnout of 70.7% (vs. 71.4% in Camden County).[62] In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 562 votes here (61.5% vs. 61.7% countywide), ahead of Republican George W. Bush with 330 votes (36.1% vs. 36.4%) and other candidates with 12 votes (1.3% vs. 0.8%), among the 914 ballots cast by the borough's 1,211 registered voters, for a turnout of 75.5% (vs. 71.3% in the whole county).[63]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Democrat Jon Corzine received 242 ballots cast (46.4% vs. 53.8% countywide), ahead of Republican Chris Christie with 221 votes (42.3% vs. 38.5%), Independent Chris Daggett with 35 votes (6.7% vs. 4.5%) and other candidates with 15 votes (2.9% vs. 1.1%), among the 522 ballots cast by the borough's 1,213 registered voters, yielding a 43.0% turnout (vs. 40.8% in the county).[64]

Education[edit]

The Brooklawn Public School District serves public school students in pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade at Alice Costello School. As of the 2010-11 school year, the school had an enrollment of 287 students.[65]

For ninth through twelfth grades, public school students attend Gloucester City Junior-Senior High School in Gloucester City as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Gloucester City Public Schools.[66]

Students from Brooklawn, and from all of Camden County, are eligible to attend the Camden County Technical Schools, a countywide public school district that serves the vocational and technical education needs of students at the high school and post-secondary level at Gloucester Township Technical High School in the Sicklerville section of Gloucester Township or Pennsauken Technical High School in Pennsauken Township. Students are accepted based on district admission standards and costs of attendance and transportation are covered by the home district of each student.[67]

Transportation[edit]

The borough had a total of 8.19 miles (13.18 km) of roadways, of which 5.78 miles (9.30 km) are maintained by the municipality, 1.13 miles (1.82 km) by Camden County and 1.28 miles (2.06 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.[68]

New Jersey Transit bus service is available between the borough and Philadelphia on routes 401 (from Salem), 402 (from Pennsville Township), 408 (from Millville), 410 (from Bridgeton) and 412 (from Sewell).[69][70]

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Preceded by
Gloucester City
Bordering communities
of Philadelphia
Succeeded by
Westville
Gloucester County