Delanco Township, New Jersey

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Delanco Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Delanco
Motto: "A Timeless Treasure"
Delanco Township highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Delanco Township highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Delanco Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Delanco Township, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°03′02″N 74°56′16″W / 40.050666°N 74.937746°W / 40.050666; -74.937746Coordinates: 40°03′02″N 74°56′16″W / 40.050666°N 74.937746°W / 40.050666; -74.937746[1][2]
Country  United States of America
State  New Jersey
County Burlington
Incorporated March 1, 1859 as Beverly Township
Renamed December 20, 1926 as Delanco Township
Government[6]
 • Type Township
 • Mayor Bill Dillenbeck (term ends December 31, 2014)[3]
 • Administrator Richard Schwab[4]
 • Clerk Janice M. Lohr[5]
Area[2]
 • Total 3.350 sq mi (8.677 km2)
 • Land 2.356 sq mi (6.102 km2)
 • Water 0.994 sq mi (2.575 km2)  29.67%
Area rank 319th of 566 in state
29th of 40 in county[2]
Elevation[7] 20 ft (6 m)
Population (Census 2010)[8][9][10]
 • Total 4,283
 • Estimate (2013)[11] 4,558
 • Rank 401st of 566 in state
29th of 40 in county[12]
 • Density 1,817.9/sq mi (701.9/km2)
 • Density rank 304th of 566 in state
17th of 40 in county[12]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08075[13][14]
Area code(s) 856 exchanges: 461, 764, 824[15]
FIPS code 3400517080[16][2][17]
GNIS feature ID 0882100[18][2]
Website www.delancotownship.com

Delanco Township is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 4,283,[8][9][10] reflecting an increase of 1,046 (+32.3%) from the 3,237 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 79 (-2.4%) from the 3,316 counted in the 1990 Census.[19]

What is now Delanco Township was originally incorporated as Beverly Township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 1, 1859, within Willingboro Township. At its creation, Beverly Township included Beverly city, which separated as an independent municipality c. 1877. Portions of the township were taken to create Edgewater Park on February 26, 1924. The township's name was changed to Delanco Township as of December 20, 1926, based on the results of a referendum held on November 2, 1926.[20]

Delanco is named after the Delaware River and Rancocas Creek, which border the community. It was originally called Del-Ranco or Delaranco, a syllabic abbreviation later shortened to Delanco.[21] Delanco is a dry town where alcohol cannot be sold.[22][23]

Geography[edit]

Delanco Township is located at 40°03′02″N 74°56′16″W / 40.050666°N 74.937746°W / 40.050666; -74.937746 (40.050666,-74.937746). According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 3.350 square miles (8.677 km2), of which, 2.356 square miles (6.102 km2) of it was land and 0.994 square miles (2.575 km2) of it (29.67%) was water.[1][2]

The township borders Beverly, Edgewater Park Township, Willingboro Township, Delran Township, and Riverside Township. Delanco also borders the Delaware River, and across it, Bensalem Township, Pennsylvania and the city of Philadelphia.

History[edit]

In April 1861, the Sixth Massachusetts Militia passed through Delanco, on their way to Washington to defend the federal capitol. According to the report of Colonel Edward F. Jones during their travel, James Brady was “taken insane” and left in Delanco Township, with J. C. Buck. When the regiment arrived in Baltimore, Maryland, it was attacked during the Baltimore riot of 1861.[24]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 906
1870 1,020 12.6%
1880 1,369 * 34.2%
1890 1,451 6.0%
1900 1,801 24.1%
1910 2,337 29.8%
1920 2,794 19.6%
1930 2,349 * −15.9%
1940 2,383 1.4%
1950 2,805 17.7%
1960 4,011 43.0%
1970 4,157 3.6%
1980 3,730 −10.3%
1990 3,316 −11.1%
2000 3,237 −2.4%
2010 4,283 32.3%
Est. 2013 4,558 [11] 6.4%
Population sources:
1860-2000[25] 1860-1920[26]
1860-1870[27] 1870[28] 1880-1890[29]
1890-1910[30] 1910-1930[31]
1930-1990[32] 2000[33][34] 2010[8][9][10]
* = Lost territory in previous decade.[20]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 4,283 people, 1,755 households, and 1,241 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,817.9 per square mile (701.9 /km2). There were 1,853 housing units at an average density of 786.5 per square mile (303.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the township was 82.79% (3,546) White, 10.97% (470) Black or African American, 0.47% (20) Native American, 1.87% (80) Asian, 0.12% (5) Pacific Islander, 0.93% (40) from other races, and 2.85% (122) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 3.55% (152) of the population.[8]

There were 1,755 households, of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.87.[8]

In the township, 19.7% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 30.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.4 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males.[8]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $77,357 (with a margin of error of +/- $9,985) and the median family income was $82,368 (+/- $9,070). Males had a median income of $56,333 (+/- $12,752) versus $46,625 (+/- $9,993) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $33,943 (+/- $4,082). About 1.5% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.0% of those under age 18 and 1.9% of those age 65 or over.[35]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 3,237 people, 1,227 households, and 892 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,301.1 people per square mile (501.9/km²). There were 1,285 housing units at an average density of 516.5 per square mile (199.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.89% White, 1.92% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.40% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.95% of the population.[33][34]

There were 1,227 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.09.[33][34]

In the township the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.[33][34]

The median income for a household in the township was $50,106, and the median income for a family was $56,985. Males had a median income of $40,727 versus $28,144 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,096. About 6.8% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.6% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.[33][34]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Delanco Township is governed under the Township form of government with a five-member Township Committee. The Township Committee is the township's governing body and is responsible for formulating policies, approving the annual budget and enacting ordinances and resolutions to provide a legislative framework. Voters approved a measure in 2000 that expanded the Township Committee from three to five members starting in 2002.[3] The Township Committee is elected directly by the voters at-large in partisan elections to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle as part of the November general election.[6] At an annual reorganization meeting, the Township Committee selects one of its members to serve as Mayor and another as Deputy Mayor.

As of 2014, members of the Delanco Township Committee are Mayor Bill Dillenbeck (R, term on committee ends December 31, 2016; term as mayor ends 2014), Deputy Mayor John Ciancio (R, term on committee ends 2015; term as deputy mayor ends 2014), Kate Fitzpatrick (R, 2016), Marlene Jass (R, 2014) and Mike Templeton (D, 2015)[3][36][37][38][39]

William Dillenbeck was appointed in April 2012 to fill the vacant seat of fellow Republican Joan Hinkle, who had cited health issues in resigning from a term of office that would have run until December 2013.[40]

The Chief of Police for Delanco is Jesse DeSanto.[41] Delanco Township's Administrator is Richard Schwab.[4] The Township Clerk and Assistant Administrator is Janice Lohr.[5]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Delanco Township is located in the 3rd Congressional District[42] and is part of New Jersey's 7th state legislative district.[9][43][44]

New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District is represented by Jon Runyan (R, Mount Laurel Township).[45] 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)[46][47] and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus).[48][49]

The 7th district of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Diane Allen (R, Edgewater Park Township) and in the General Assembly by Herb Conaway (D, Delanco Township) and Troy Singleton (D, Palmyra).[50] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[51] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[52]

Burlington County is governed by a Board of chosen freeholders, whose five members are elected at-large in partisan elections to three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats coming up for election each year.[53] The board chooses a director and deputy director from among its members at an annual reorganization meeting held in January.[53] As of 2014, Burlington County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Bruce Garganio (R, 2014; Florence Township),[54] Deputy Director Joseph Howarth (R, 2014; Evesham Township)[55] Aimee Belgard (D, 2015; Edgewater Park Township),[56] Joseph B. Donnelly (R, 2016; Cinnaminson Township)[57] and Joanne Schwartz (D, 2015; Southampton Township).[58][53][59] Gargiano was named in March 2014 to serve the unexpired term of Leah Arter and was chosen to fill her position as Freeholder Director.[60]

Education[edit]

The Delanco Township School District serves public school students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the New Jersey Department of Education[61]) are Joan Pearson Elementary School[62] for grades K-5 (272 students) and Walnut Street Middle School[63] for grades 6-8 (130 students).[64]

For ninth through twelfth grades, public school students attend Riverside High School in Riverside Township as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Riverside School District.[65]

Students from Delanco Township, and from all of Burlington County, are eligible to attend the Burlington County Institute of Technology, a countywide public school district that serves the vocational and technical education needs of students at the high school and post-secondary level at its campuses in Medford and Westampton Township.[66]

Transportation[edit]

Roads and highways[edit]

The township had a total of 18.88 miles (30.38 km) of roadways, of which 14.01 miles (22.55 km) are maintained by the municipality, 4.61 miles (7.42 km) by Burlington County and 0.26 miles (0.42 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.[67]

Public transportation[edit]

The Delanco station is located on Rhawn Avenue[68] providing access to the River Line light rail system, offering southbound service to Camden's Walter Rand Transportation Center (with transfers available to the PATCO Speedline to Philadelphia) and the Pennsauken Transit Center (with transfers available to New Jersey Transit trains to Philadelphia and Atlantic City) and northbound service to the Trenton Rail Station with connections to New Jersey Transit trains to New York City, SEPTA trains to Philadelphia, and Amtrak trains on the Northeast Corridor.[69]

New Jersey Transit provides bus service in Delanco Township on the 419 route that runs between Camden and Burlington.[70][71]

Notable people[edit]

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Delanco Township include:

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Preceded by
Bensalem Township, Pennsylvania
Bucks County
Bordering communities
of Philadelphia
Succeeded by
Riverside Township