Chesilhurst, New Jersey

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Chesilhurst, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Chesilhurst
Chesilhurst highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Chesilhurst highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Chesilhurst, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Chesilhurst, New Jersey
Coordinates: 39°43′53″N 74°52′48″W / 39.731289°N 74.879927°W / 39.731289; -74.879927Coordinates: 39°43′53″N 74°52′48″W / 39.731289°N 74.879927°W / 39.731289; -74.879927[1][2]
Country  United States of America
State  New Jersey
County Camden
Incorporated November 26, 1887
Government[5]
 • Type Borough
 • Mayor Michael Blunt (term ends December 31, 2015)[3]
 • Clerk Sylvia A. Van Nockay[4]
Area[2]
 • Total 1.720 sq mi (4.453 km2)
 • Land 1.718 sq mi (4.449 km2)
 • Water 0.002 sq mi (0.004 km2)  0.09%
Area rank 429th of 566 in state
20th of 37 in county[2]
Elevation[6] 151 ft (46 m)
Population (2010 Census)[7][8][9]
 • Total 1,634
 • Estimate (2013[10]) 1,637
 • Rank 508th of 566 in state
33rd of 37 in county[11]
 • Density 951.2/sq mi (367.3/km2)
 • Density rank 391st of 566 in state
33rd of 37 in county[11]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08089[12]
Area code(s) 856
FIPS code 3400712550[13][2][14]
GNIS feature ID 0885183[15][2]
Website Borough website

Chesilhurst is a borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 1,634,[7][8][9] reflecting an increase of 114 (+7.5%) from the 1,520 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 6 (-0.4%) from the 1,526 counted in the 1990 Census.[16] New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Chesilhurst last among the towns rated in its 2008 rankings of "Best Places to Live" in New Jersey (placing at # 566).[17]

Chesilhurst was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on November 26, 1887, from portions of Waterford Township and Winslow Township, based on the results of a referendum held on October 18, 1887.[18]

Geography[edit]

Chesilhurst borough is located at 39°43′53″N 74°52′48″W / 39.731289°N 74.879927°W / 39.731289; -74.879927 (39.731289,-74.879927). According to the United States Census Bureau, Chesilhurst borough had a total area of 1.720 square miles (4.453 km2), of which, 1.718 square miles (4.449 km2) of it was land and 0.002 square miles (0.004 km2) of it (0.09%) was water.[2][1]

The borough borders both Waterford Township and Winslow Township.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 283
1910 246 −13.1%
1920 287 16.7%
1930 298 3.8%
1940 308 3.4%
1950 314 1.9%
1960 384 22.3%
1970 801 108.6%
1980 1,590 98.5%
1990 1,526 −4.0%
2000 1,520 −0.4%
2010 1,634 7.5%
Est. 2013 1,637 [10] 0.2%
Population sources:
1900-2000[19] 1900-1920[20]
1900-1910[21] 1910-1930[22]
1930-1990[23] 2000[24][25] 2010[7][8][9]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,634 people, 582 households, and 376 families residing in the borough. The population density was 951.2 per square mile (367.3 /km2). There were 621 housing units at an average density of 361.5 per square mile (139.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 42.35% (692) White, 46.39% (758) Black or African American, 0.43% (7) Native American, 0.86% (14) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 6.98% (114) from other races, and 3.00% (49) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 11.57% (189) of the population.[7]

There were 582 households, of which 18.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.5% were married couples living together, 18.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.24.[7]

In the borough, 17.8% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 31.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.7 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.7 males.[7]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $57,969 (with a margin of error of +/- $14,321) and the median family income was $76,406 (+/- $14,069). Males had a median income of $42,232 (+/- $4,747) versus $36,908 (+/- $6,544) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $24,646 (+/- $2,686). About 3.2% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 16.9% of those age 65 or over.[26]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[13] there were 1,520 people, 493 households, and 345 families residing in the borough. The population density was 885.8 people per square mile (341.2/km2). There were 535 housing units at an average density of 311.8 per square mile (120.1/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 37.37% White, 55.99% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 2.89% from other races, and 3.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.08% of the population.[24][25]

There were 493 households out of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 18.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.32.[24][25]

In the borough the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 30.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.[24][25]

The median income for a household in the borough was $41,786, and the median income for a family was $50,263. Males had a median income of $33,333 versus $28,500 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,252. About 8.0% of families and 15.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.0% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over.[24][25]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Chesilhurst 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]

As of 2013, the Mayor of Chesilhurst is Michael Blunt, whose term of office ends December 31, 2015. Members of the Borough Council are Rukiah Alwan (2014), Karen Chew (2013), Jamila Garnett (2014), Russell Hirn, Sr. (2013), Herbert Littles (D, 2015) and Billy L. Ross, Sr. (D, 2015).[4][27][28]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Chesilhurst is located in the 1st Congressional District[29] and is part of New Jersey's 4th state legislative district.[8][30][31] Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Chesilhurst had been in the 6th state legislative district.[32]

New Jersey's First Congressional District is represented by Rob Andrews (D, Haddon Heights).[33] 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)[34][35] and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).[36][37]

The 4th district of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Fred H. Madden (D, Washington Township, Gloucester County) and in the General Assembly by Paul Moriarty (D, Washington Township, Gloucester County) and Gabriela Mosquera (D, Gloucester Township).[38] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[39] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[40]

Camden County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders, its seven members elected at-large to three-year terms office on a staggered basis, with two or three seats coming up for election each year.[41] As of 2013, Camden County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. (Collingswood, term ends December 31, 2014)[42], Freeholder Deputy Director Edward McDonnell (Pennsauken Township, 2013)[43], Michelle Gentek (Gloucester Township, 2015)[44], Ian K. Leonard (Camden, 2015)[45], Scot N. McCray (Camden, 2014)[46], Jeffrey L. Nash (Cherry Hill, 2015)[47] and Carmen Rodriguez (Merchantville, 2013).[48][49][50] Constitutional officers elected countywide are County Clerk Joseph Ripa,[51] Sheriff Charles H. Billingham[52] and Surrogate Patricia Egan Jones.[53]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 1,156 registered voters in Chesilhurst, of which 673 (58.2%) were registered as Democrats, 79 (6.8%) were registered as Republicans and 404 (34.9%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were no voters registered to other parties.[54]

In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 82.8% of the vote here (657 cast), ahead of Republican John McCain, who received around 14.2% (113 votes), with 793 ballots cast among the borough's 1,241 registered voters, for a turnout of 63.9%.[55] In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 77.4% of the vote here (518 ballots cast), outpolling Republican George W. Bush, who received around 19.4% (130 votes), with 669 ballots cast among the borough's 1,038 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 64.5.[56]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Democrat Jon Corzine received 71.4% of the vote here (314 ballots cast), ahead of both Republican Chris Christie with 23.2% (102 votes) and Independent Chris Daggett with 2.7% (12 votes), with 440 ballots cast among the borough's 1,161 registered voters, yielding a 37.9% turnout.[57]

Education[edit]

The Chesilhurst Borough School District had served public school students in kindergarten through sixth grade at Shirley B. Foster Elementary School. After the completion of the 2008-09 school year, the district was no longer operating any schools and began sending all of its students to the Winslow Township School District as part of a sending/receiving relationship that commenced in the 2009-10 school year.[58][59]

Transportation[edit]

New Jersey Transit local bus service is provided on the 554 route.[60]

CR 536 runs along the southern border briefly while US 30 acts as the main access road. The Atlantic City Expressway is accessible in neighboring Winslow Township.

References[edit]

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