Deptford Township, New Jersey

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Deptford Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Deptford
Deptford Township highlighted in Gloucester County. Inset map: Gloucester County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Deptford Township highlighted in Gloucester County. Inset map: Gloucester County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Deptford Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Deptford Township, New Jersey
Coordinates: 39°48′50″N 75°07′07″W / 39.813794°N 75.118693°W / 39.813794; -75.118693Coordinates: 39°48′50″N 75°07′07″W / 39.813794°N 75.118693°W / 39.813794; -75.118693[1][2]
Country  United States of America
State  New Jersey
County Gloucester
Formed June 1, 1695 as Bethlehem
Incorporated February 21, 1798
Government[6]
 • Type Faulkner Act (Council-Manager)
 • Mayor Paul Medany (D, term ends December 31, 2015)[3]
 • Manager Rob Hatalovsky[4]
 • Clerk Dina L. Zawadski[5]
Area[2]
 • Total 17.611 sq mi (45.611 km2)
 • Land 17.362 sq mi (44.966 km2)
 • Water 0.249 sq mi (0.645 km2)  1.41%
Area rank 162nd of 566 in state
9th of 24 in county[2]
Elevation[7] 59 ft (18 m)
Population (2010 Census)[8][9][10]
 • Total 30,561
 • Estimate (2013)[11] 30,608
 • Rank 72nd of 566 in state
3rd of 24 in county[12]
 • Density 1,760.3/sq mi (679.7/km2)
 • Density rank 306th of 566 in state
11th of 24 in county[12]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 08097[13][14]
Area code(s) 856[15]
FIPS code 3401517710[16][2][17]
GNIS feature ID 0882149[18][2]
Website www.deptford-nj.org

Deptford Township (commonly known as Deptford) is a township in Gloucester County, New Jersey, in the United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 30,561,[8][9][10] reflecting an increase of 3,798 (+14.2%) from the 26,763 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 2,626 (+10.9%) from the 24,137 counted in the 1990 Census.[19]

Deptford was first formed on June 1, 1695, at which time it was known as Bethlehem. It was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Over the centuries, portions of the township were taken to create Washington Township (February 17, 1836), Woodbury Borough (March 27, 1854; now Woodbury City), West Deptford Township (March 1, 1871), Wenonah (March 10, 1883), Westville (April 7, 1914) and Woodbury Heights (April 6, 1915).[20]

Deptford is a suburb of Philadelphia, located on the eastern side of the Walt Whitman Bridge, which joins southern New Jersey with Philadelphia. It is located 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Philadelphia and 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Atlantic City.

Oak Valley (with a 2010 Census population of 3,483[21]) is a census-designated place and unincorporated community located within Deptford Township.[22]

History[edit]

Deptford Township is named after the English port of Deptford.[23]

Deptford was the site of the first hot air balloon landing in North America, gathering that distinction when Jean-Pierre Blanchard completed his flight to Deptford from Philadelphia in 1793. During his flight, Blanchard carried a personal letter from George Washington to be delivered to the owner of whatever property Blanchard happened to land on, making the flight the first delivery of air mail in the United States as well.[24]

Geography[edit]

Deptford Township is located at 39°48′50″N 75°07′07″W / 39.813794°N 75.118693°W / 39.813794; -75.118693 (39.813794,-75.118693). According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 17.611 square miles (45.611 km2), of which, 17.362 square miles (44.966 km2) of it was land and 0.249 square miles (0.645 km2) of it (1.41%) was water.[1][2]

The township borders Mantua Township, Washington Township, Wenonah, West Deptford Township, Westville, Woodbury and Woodbury Heights. Deptford Township also borders Bellmawr, Runnemede, and Gloucester Township, all in Camden County.

Deptford is divided into many sections and neighborhoods, including Almonesson, Jericho, New Sharon, Oak Valley, Westville Grove, Cooper Village, Lake Tract, Blackwood Terrace, Narraticon, Woodbury Gardens, Gardenville Center, Country Club, and Pine Acres.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 2,510
1810 2,978 18.6%
1820 3,281 10.2%
1830 3,599 9.7%
1840 2,570 * −28.6%
1850 3,355 30.5%
1860 4,213 * 25.6%
1870 2,698 −36.0%
1880 1,520 * −43.7%
1890 1,681 * 10.6%
1900 2,114 25.8%
1910 2,524 19.4%
1920 2,224 * −11.9%
1930 4,507 102.7%
1940 4,738 5.1%
1950 7,304 54.2%
1960 17,878 144.8%
1970 24,232 35.5%
1980 23,473 −3.1%
1990 24,137 2.8%
2000 26,763 10.9%
2010 30,561 14.2%
Est. 2013 30,608 [11] 0.2%
Population sources: 1800-2000[25]
1800-1920[26] 1840[27] 1850-1870[28]
1850[29] 1870[30] 1880-1890[31]
1890-1910[32] 1910-1930[33]
1930-1990[34] 2000[35][36] 2010[8][9][10]
* = Lost territory in previous decade.[20]

2010 Census[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 30,561 people, 11,689 households, and 7,995 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,760.3 per square mile (679.7 /km2). There were 12,361 housing units at an average density of 712.0 per square mile (274.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the township was 78.80% (24,082) White, 12.16% (3,717) Black or African American, 0.24% (73) Native American, 4.45% (1,361) Asian, 0.04% (12) Pacific Islander, 2.04% (622) from other races, and 2.27% (694) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 5.99% (1,830) of the population.[8]

There were 11,689 households, of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.1% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.0% 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 3.11.[8]

In the township, 21.6% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.8 years. For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.[8]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $66,833 (with a margin of error of +/- $2,897) and the median family income was $76,303 (+/- $2,216). Males had a median income of $52,310 (+/- $2,247) versus $46,532 (+/- $4,525) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $30,476 (+/- $1,269). About 6.9% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.7% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over.[37]

2000 Census[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[16] there were 26,763 people, 10,013 households, and 7,079 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,529.7 people per square mile (590.5/km²). There were 10,647 housing units at an average density of 608.6 per square mile (234.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 83.44% White, 12.38% Black, 0.21% Native American, 1.53% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.99% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.86% of the population.[35][36]

There were 10,013 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.12.[35][36]

In the township the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.[35][36]

The median income for a household in the township was $50,147, and the median income for a family was $56,642. Males had a median income of $40,641 versus $28,986 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,477. 5.9% of the population and 4.3% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 6.2% of those under the age of 18 and 8.1% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.[35][36]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Deptford Township operates under the Faulkner Act (Council-Manager) form of municipal government and is governed by a seven-member Township Council. Council members are elected on an at-large basis in partisan elections to serve four-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with three or four seats coming up for election every other year.[6] The council then select a mayor and a deputy mayor to serve two-year terms from among its members during the reorganization meeting in January. The mayor and the deputy mayor can remain in those offices as long as they continue to be nominated by the council every two years and as long as they win their council elections every four years. The council also hires a non-partisan manager to serve as the chief administrative official of the township. The current Township Manager is Rob Hatalovsky.[4]

As of 2013, the members of the Deptford Township Council are Mayor Paul Medany (D, 2015), Deputy Mayor Tom Hufnell (D, 2015), Frank DiMarco (D, 2013), Bill Lamb (D, 2013), Wayne Love (D, 2013), Phillip Schocklin (D, 2013) and Joe Scott (D, 2015).[38][39]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Deptford Township is located in the 1st Congressional District[40] and is part of New Jersey's 5th state legislative district.[9][41][42]

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.[43] 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)[44][45] and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).[46][47]

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).[48] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[49] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[50]

Gloucester County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders, whose seven members are elected at-large to three-year terms of office on a staggered basis in partisan elections, with two or three seats coming up for election each year. At a reorganization meeting held each January, the Board selects a Freeholder Director and a Deputy Freeholder Director from among its members. As of 2013, Gloucester County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger (D, West Deptford Township; term ends 2015),[51] Deputy Freeholder Director Giuseppe "Joe" Chila (D, Woolwich Township; 2015),[52] Lyman J. Barnes (D, Logan Township; 2014),[53] Vincent H. Nestore, Jr. (R, Deptford Township; 2013),[54] Heather Simmons (D, Glassboro; 2014),[55] Adam Taliaferro (D, Woolwich Township; 2014)[56] and Larry Wallace (R, Woolwich Township; 2013).[57][58] Constitutional officers elected countywide are County Clerk James N. Hogan,[59] Surrogate Helene M. Reed (Monroe Township)[60] and Sheriff Carmel Morina (Greenwich Township).[61][62]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 19,449 registered voters in Deptford, of which 8,169 (42.0%) were registered as Democrats, 2,740 (14.1%) were registered as Republicans and 8,523 (43.8%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 17 voters registered to other parties.[63]

In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 60.4% of the vote here (8,655 cast), ahead of Republican John McCain with 37.1% (5,311 votes) and other candidates with 1.5% (215 votes), among the 14,332 ballots cast by the township's 20,166 registered voters, for a turnout of 71.1%.[64] In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 58.0% of the vote here (7,426 ballots cast), outpolling Republican George W. Bush with 40.8% (5,220 votes) and other candidates with 0.6% (104 votes), among the 12,806 ballots cast by the township's 17,725 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 72.2.[65]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Democrat Jon Corzine received 48.9% of the vote here (4,158 ballots cast), ahead of Republican Chris Christie with 41.0% (3,487 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 7.3% (622 votes) and other candidates with 0.8% (65 votes), among the 8,500 ballots cast by the township's 19,678 registered voters, yielding a 43.2% turnout.[66]

Education[edit]

The Deptford Township Schools serve students in Kindergarten through twelfth grade. Schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[67]) are Central Early Childhood Center[68] (564 students; grades PreK-1), Pine Acres Early Childhood Center[69] (242; PreK-1), Shady Lane School[70] (549; PreK-6), Good Intent School[71] (407; 2-6), Lake Tract School[72] (456; 2-6), Oak Valley School[73] (381; 2-6), Monongahela Middle School[74] (681; 7&8), Deptford Township High School[75] (1,070; 9-12) and New Sharon School[76] (21; ungraded) serves students ages 3–21 with developmental or cognitive disabilities.[77][78]

Gloucester County College is located in Deptford, and opened there in 1968 with classes held at Monongahela Junior High School and Deptford High School.[79]

Deptford Mall[edit]

Deptford Mall in Deptford Township

The Deptford Mall is the seventh-largest shopping mall in New Jersey and the largest in the South Jersey region of the state, with a Gross leasable area of 1,069,657 square feet (99,374.4 m2).[80] Macerich purchased the mall in 2007 for $241 million.[81]

The Deptford Mall is surrounded by one eight-screen movie theater (the other six-screen theater is now demolished for a new strip mall, though another twelve-screen theater is planned nearby), 12 strip malls, bars and numerous restaurants and individual stores. This business district is a major contributor to Deptford having one of the lowest municipal tax rates in Gloucester County.[citation needed]

Transportation[edit]

Deptford Township is crisscrossed by major transportation routes in and near the township, including Interstate 295, Route 41, Route 42, Route 45, Route 47, Route 55, as well as County Route 534, County Route 544, County Route 551 and County Route 553. The New Jersey Turnpike passes through, but the nearest interchange is Exit 3 in neighboring Bellmawr/Runnemede.

New Jersey Transit bus service is available to Philadelphia on the 400, 401, 402, 408, 410 and 412 routes, and local service provided on the 455 and 463 routes.[82]

Deptford in popular media[edit]

Deptford is featured briefly in the film Patti Smith: Dream of Life, a 2008 documentary about rock musician Patti Smith.[83]

Notable people[edit]

Rock musician Patti Smith hails from Deptford.

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

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