Folsom, New Jersey

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Folsom, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Folsom
Map of Folsom in Atlantic County. Inset: Location of Atlantic County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Folsom in Atlantic County. Inset: Location of Atlantic County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Folsom, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Folsom, New Jersey
Coordinates: 39°35′40″N 74°50′38″W / 39.594537°N 74.843972°W / 39.594537; -74.843972Coordinates: 39°35′40″N 74°50′38″W / 39.594537°N 74.843972°W / 39.594537; -74.843972[1][2]
Country  United States of America
State  New Jersey
County Atlantic
Incorporated May 23, 1906
Government[5]
 • Type Borough
 • Mayor Thomas N. Ballistreri (term ends December 31, 2015)[3]
 • Clerk Patricia M. Gatto (acting)[4]
Area[2]
 • Total 8.438 sq mi (21.855 km2)
 • Land 8.202 sq mi (21.243 km2)
 • Water 0.236 sq mi (0.612 km2)  2.80%
Area rank 227th of 566 in state
14th of 23 in county[2]
Elevation [6] 56 ft (17 m)
Population (2010 Census)[7][8][9]
 • Total 1,885
 • Estimate (2013)[10] 1,873
 • Rank 492nd of 566 in state
19th of 23 in county[11]
 • Density 229.8/sq mi (88.7/km2)
 • Density rank 495th of 566 in state
17th of 23 in county[11]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08037[12][13]
Area code(s) 609 exchanges: 561, 567, 704[14]
FIPS code 3400123940[15][2][16]
GNIS feature ID 0885222[17][2]
Website www.folsomborough.com

Folsom is a borough in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 1,885,[7][8][9] reflecting a decline of 87 (-4.4%) from the 1,972 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 209 (-9.6%) from the 2,181 counted in the 1990 Census.[18]

Folsom was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on May 23, 1906, from portions of Buena Vista Township.[19]

New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Folsom as its 19th best place to live in its 2008 rankings of the "Best Places To Live" in New Jersey.[20]

Geography[edit]

Folsom is located at 39°35′40″N 74°50′38″W / 39.594537°N 74.843972°W / 39.594537; -74.843972 (39.594537,-74.843972). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 8.438 square miles (21.855 km2), of which, 8.202 square miles (21.243 km2) of it was land and 0.236 square miles (0.612 km2) of it (2.80%) was water.[1][2]

The borough is one of 56 South Jersey municipalities that are included within the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve, a protected natural area of unique ecology covering 1,100,000 acres (450,000 ha), that has been classified as a United States Biosphere Reserve and established by Congress in 1978 as the nation's first National Reserve.[21] All of the borough is included in the state-designated Pinelands Area, which includes portions of Atlantic County, along with areas in Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Ocean counties.[22]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 232
1920 217 −6.5%
1930 219 0.9%
1940 229 4.6%
1950 292 27.5%
1960 482 65.1%
1970 1,767 266.6%
1980 1,892 7.1%
1990 2,181 15.3%
2000 1,972 −9.6%
2010 1,885 −4.4%
Est. 2013 1,873 [10] −0.6%
Population sources:
1910-2000[23] 1910-1920[24] 1910[25]
1910-1930[26] 1930-1990[27]
2000[28][29] 2010[7][8][9]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,885 people, 688 households, and 526.3 families residing in the borough. The population density was 229.8 per square mile (88.7 /km2). There were 717 housing units at an average density of 87.4 per square mile (33.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 90.93% (1,714) White, 4.19% (79) Black or African American, 0.16% (3) Native American, 0.85% (16) Asian, 0.16% (3) Pacific Islander, 1.86% (35) from other races, and 1.86% (35) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 6.74% (127) of the population.[7]

There were 688 households, of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.08.[7]

In the borough, 22.1% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 33.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.8 years. For every 100 females there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.7 males.[7] The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $65,795 (with a margin of error of +/- $5,755) and the median family income was $67,778 (+/- $7,595). Males had a median income of $50,192 (+/- $6,784) versus $36,471 (+/- $4,204) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $29,446 (+/- $2,979). About 3.2% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 65 or over.[30]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[15] there are 1,972 people, 671 households, and 552 families residing in the borough. The population density is 238.5 people per square mile (92.1/km2). There are 702 housing units at an average density of 84.9 per square mile (32.8/km2). The racial makeup of the borough is 91.73% White, 4.41% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.86% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 1.57% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. 3.45% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.[28][29]

There are 671 households out of which 37.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% are married couples living together, 14.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 17.7% are non-families. 13.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 3.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.93 and the average family size is 3.18.[28][29]

In the borough the population is spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.6 males.[28][29]

The median income for a household in the borough is $56,406, and the median income for a family is $59,231. Males have a median income of $39,659 versus $30,000 for females. The per capita income for the borough is $20,617. 5.7% of the population and 4.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 4.3% of those under the age of 18 and 4.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.[28][29]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Folsom 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 2014, the Mayor of Folsom is Republican Thomas N. Ballistreri, whose term of office ends December 31, 2014. Members of the Borough Council are Louis "Skip" DeStefano (R, 2016), Francis "Butch" Gazzara (R, 2014), Byron B. Gummoe, III (R, 2015), Gary Kemmerer (R, 2014), Kyle N. Smith (R, 2015) and Margaret "Mimi" Veneziani (R, 2016).[31][32][33][34][35][36]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Folsom is located in the 2nd Congressional District[37] and is part of New Jersey's 2nd state legislative district.[8][38][39] Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Folsom had been in the 9th state legislative district.[40]

New Jersey's Second Congressional District is represented by Frank LoBiondo (R, Ventnor City).[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, North Bergen).[44][45]

The 2nd Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Jim Whelan (D, Atlantic City) and in the General Assembly by Chris A. Brown (R, Ventnor City) and John F. Amodeo (D, Northfield).[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]

Atlantic County is governed by a County Executive directly chosen by voters, with the county's legislature, the Board of Chosen Freeholders, consisting of nine members elected to three-year terms on a staggered basis, with three seats coming up for election each year; four of its members are elected at-large and there are five election districts, each of which elect a single member.[49][50] The County Executive is Dennis Levinson (Linwood, term ends December 31, 2015.[51] As of 2013, Atlantic County's Freeholders are the four at-large members; Colin G. Bell (Northfield, 2015)[52], Alexander C. Marino (Linwood, 2014)[53], Vice Chairman Joseph J. McDevitt (Ventnor City, 2013)[54] and John W. Risley (Northfield, 2014)[55]; and five district members elected from District 1 (Atlantic City (part), Egg Harbor Township (part) and Pleasantville) Charles T. Garrett (Atlantic City, 2013)[56], District 2 - (Atlantic City (part), Egg Harbor Township (part), Longport, Margate City, Somers Point and Ventnor City), Chairman Frank D. Formica (Atlantic City, 2015)[57], District 3 (Egg Harbor Township (part), Hamilton Township (part), Linwood and Northfield) - Frank Sutton (Egg Harbor Township, 2014)[58], District 4 (Absecon, Brigantine, Galloway Township and Port Republic - Richard Dase (Galloway Township, 2013)[59] and District 5 (Buena Borough, Buena Vista Township, Corbin City, Egg Harbor City, Estell Manor, Folsom, Hamilton Township (part), Hammonton, Mullica Township and Weymouth Township) - James A. Bertino (Hammonton, 2015).[60][49]

Education[edit]

Public school students in pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade are served by the Folsom Borough School District. Folsom School had an enrollment of 417 students as of the 2011-12 school year.[61]

For ninth through twelfth grades, public school students attend Hammonton High School, in Hammonton as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Hammonton Public Schools, alongside students from Waterford Township, who attend as part of an agreement with the Waterford Township School District.[62][63]

Borough public school students are also eligible to attend the Atlantic County Institute of Technology[64] or the Charter-Tech High School for the Performing Arts, located in Somers Point.[65]

Transportation[edit]

The borough had a total of 27.69 miles (44.56 km) of roadways, of which 17.32 miles (27.87 km) are maintained by the municipality, 4.00 miles (6.44 km) by Atlantic County and 6.37 miles (10.25 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.[66]

New Jersey Transit provides bus service on the 315 route that runs between Cape May and Philadelphia.[67][68]

Notable people[edit]

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

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