Eastampton Township, New Jersey

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Eastampton Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Eastampton
Eastampton Township highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Eastampton Township highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Eastampton Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Eastampton Township, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°00′11″N 74°45′26″W / 40.003011°N 74.757322°W / 40.003011; -74.757322Coordinates: 40°00′11″N 74°45′26″W / 40.003011°N 74.757322°W / 40.003011; -74.757322[1][2]
Country  United States of America
State  New Jersey
County Burlington
Incorporated February 11, 1880
Government[5]
 • Type Faulkner Act (Council-Manager)
 • Mayor Ricardo Rodriguez (term ends December 31, 2014)
 • Manager Thomas Czerniecki[3]
 • Clerk Kim-Marie White[4]
Area[2]
 • Total 5.834 sq mi (15.111 km2)
 • Land 5.749 sq mi (14.891 km2)
 • Water 0.085 sq mi (0.220 km2)  1.46%
Area rank 262nd of 566 in state
26th of 40 in county[2]
Elevation[6] 46 ft (14 m)
Population (2010 Census)[7][8][9]
 • Total 6,069
 • Estimate (2013)[10] 6,075
 • Rank 343rd of 566 in state
28th of 40 in county[11]
 • Density 1,055.6/sq mi (407.6/km2)
 • Density rank 375th of 566 in state
23rd of 40 in county[11]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08060 - Mount Holly[12]
Area code(s) 609[13]
FIPS code 3400518790[14][2][15]
GNIS feature ID 0882105[16][2]
Website www.eastampton.com

Eastampton Township is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 6,069,[7][8][9] reflecting a decline of 133 (-2.1%) from the 6,202 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,240 (+25.0%) from the 4,962 counted in the 1990 Census.[17]

Eastampton Township was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 11, 1880, from portions of Westampton Township. Portions of both Lumberton Township and Southampton Township were annexed in 1882.[18]

Geography[edit]

Eastampton Township is located at 40°00′11″N 74°45′26″W / 40.003011°N 74.757322°W / 40.003011; -74.757322 (40.003011,-74.757322). According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 5.834 square miles (15.111 km2), of which, 5.749 square miles (14.891 km2) of it was land and 0.085 square miles (0.220 km2) of it (1.46%) was water.[1][2]

The township borders Mount Holly Township, Westampton Township, Springfield Township, Pemberton Township, Southampton Township, and Lumberton Township

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 566
1890 654 15.5%
1900 584 −10.7%
1910 508 −13.0%
1920 539 6.1%
1930 503 −6.7%
1940 498 −1.0%
1950 692 39.0%
1960 1,402 102.6%
1970 2,284 62.9%
1980 3,814 67.0%
1990 4,962 30.1%
2000 6,202 25.0%
2010 6,069 −2.1%
Est. 2013 6,075 [10][19] 0.1%
Population sources: 1880-2000[20]
1880-1920[21] 1880-1890[22]
1890-1910[23] 1850-1930[24]
1930-1990[25] 2000[26][27] 2010[7][8][9]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 6,069 people, 2,281 households, and 1,640 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,055.6 per square mile (407.6 /km2). There were 2,380 housing units at an average density of 414.0 per square mile (159.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the township was 73.11% (4,437) White, 16.97% (1,030) Black or African American, 0.35% (21) Native American, 4.48% (272) Asian, 0.07% (4) Pacific Islander, 1.65% (100) from other races, and 3.38% (205) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 8.29% (503) of the population.[7]

There were 2,281 households, of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.1% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.15.[7]

In the township, 24.5% of the population were under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 31.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.0 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.[7]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $73,393 (with a margin of error of +/- $10,010) and the median family income was $91,375 (+/- $8,669). Males had a median income of $60,405 (+/- $4,400) versus $44,028 (+/- $8,940) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $32,065 (+/- $2,298). About 3.0% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.[28]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[14] there were 6,202 people, 2,226 households, and 1,638 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,077.9 people per square mile (416.5/km²). There were 2,312 housing units at an average density of 401.8 per square mile (155.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 78.25% White, 11.77% African American, 0.23% Native American, 5.42% Asian, 1.44% from other races, and 2.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.72% of the population.[26][27]

There were 2,226 households out of which 42.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.29.[26][27]

In the township the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 35.3% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 7.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 99.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males.[26][27]

The median income for a household in the township was $66,406, and the median income for a family was $71,765. Males had a median income of $46,486 versus $31,208 for females. The per capita income for the township was $24,534. About 2.0% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.[26][27]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Eastampton Township is governed the Faulkner Act (formally known as the Optional Municipal Charter Law) under the Council-Manager system of municipal government (Plan E), implemented based on the recommendations of a Charter Study Commission as of January 1, 1983.[29] The residents of Eastampton adopted the Council-Manager form of New Jersey municipal government based on a referendum passed in 1982.[30] The Eastampton Township Council consists of five members elected at-large in partisan elections to staggered four-year terms of office, with either two or three seats coming up for election on a staggered in even years as part of the November general election. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor are selected by the Council from among its members at a reorganization meeting held each year during the first week of January. The Mayor coordinates the work of the Council, chairs Council meetings and is the township's public representative. The Mayor also signs all contracts and obligations of the Township and is empowered to perform marriages.[5][31]

As of 2014, members of the Eastampton Township Council are Mayor Ricardo Rodriguez (D, term on council and as mayor ends December 31, 2014), Deputy Mayor Anthony Zeno (D, term on council ends 2016; term as deputy mayor ends 2014), Robert Apgar (D, 2016), Rovenna Overton (D, 2014) and Jay Springer (D, 2016).[31][32][33][34][35][36][37]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Eastampton Township is located in the 3rd Congressional District[38] and is part of New Jersey's 8th state legislative district.[8][39][40]

New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District is represented by Jon Runyan (R, Mount Laurel Township).[41] 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)[42][43] and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus).[44][45]

For the 2004-15 Session, the 8th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Dawn Marie Addiego (R, Evesham Township) and in the General Assembly by Christopher J. Brown (R, Evesham Township) and Maria Rodriguez-Gregg (R, Evesham Township).[46] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[47] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[48]

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.[49] The board chooses a director and deputy director from among its members at an annual reorganization meeting held in January.[49] As of 2014, Burlington County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Bruce Garganio (R, 2014; Florence Township),[50] Deputy Director Joseph Howarth (R, 2014; Evesham Township)[51] Aimee Belgard (D, 2015; Edgewater Park Township),[52] Joseph B. Donnelly (R, 2016; Cinnaminson Township)[53] and Joanne Schwartz (D, 2015; Southampton Township).[54][49][55] Gargiano was named in March 2014 to serve the unexpired term of Leah Arter and was chosen to fill her position as Freeholder Director.[56]

Education[edit]

For Kindergarten through eighth grade, public school students are served by the Eastampton Township School District at Eastampton Community School. As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's one school had an enrollment of 643 students and 54.3 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.84:1.[57]

Public school students in ninth through twelfth grades attend the Rancocas Valley Regional High School, a regional public high school serving students from five communities encompassing approximately 40 square miles (100 km2) and composed of the communities of Eastampton Township, Hainesport Township, Lumberton Township, Mount Holly Township and Westampton Township.[58][59] As of the 2011-12 school year, the school had an enrollment of 2,007 students and 124.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 16.19:1.[60] The school is located in Mount Holly Township and is part of the Rancocas Valley Regional High School District.

Students from Eastampton 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.[61]

Transportation[edit]

As of 2010, the township had a total of 30.46 miles (49.02 km) of roadways, of which 19.95 miles (32.11 km) were maintained by the municipality, 9.43 miles (15.18 km) by Burlington County and 1.08 miles (1.74 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.[62]

Places of interest[edit]

Eastampton is the location of Smithville, an industrial community created by Hezekiah Bradley Smith for his machine company, which produced the American Star Bicycle. It is now a county park.[63]

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