Gibbsboro, New Jersey

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Gibbsboro, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Gibbsboro
Gibbsboro highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Gibbsboro highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Gibbsboro, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Gibbsboro, New Jersey
Coordinates: 39°49′59″N 74°57′57″W / 39.833075°N 74.965723°W / 39.833075; -74.965723Coordinates: 39°49′59″N 74°57′57″W / 39.833075°N 74.965723°W / 39.833075; -74.965723[1][2]
Country  United States of America
State  New Jersey
County Camden
Incorporated April 11, 1924
Government[5]
 • Type Borough
 • Mayor Edward G. Campbell, III (term ends December 31, 2015)[3]
 • Clerk Anne Levy [4]
Area[1]
 • Total 2.222 sq mi (5.754 km2)
 • Land 2.183 sq mi (5.653 km2)
 • Water 0.039 sq mi (0.101 km2)  1.76%
Area rank 391st of 566 in state
16th of 37 in county[1]
Elevation[6] 75 ft (23 m)
Population (2010 Census)[7][8][9]
 • Total 2,274
 • Estimate (2013)[10] 2,257
 • Rank 478th of 566 in state
30th of 37 in county[11]
 • Density 1,041.9/sq mi (402.3/km2)
 • Density rank 377th of 566 in state
32nd of 37 in county[11]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08026[12][13]
Area code(s) 856[14]
FIPS code 3400726070[1][15][16]
GNIS feature ID 0885230[1][17]
Website www.gibbsborotownhall.com

Gibbsboro is a borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 2,274,[7][8][9] reflecting a decline of 161 (-6.6%) from the 2,435 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 52 (+2.2%) from the 2,383 counted in the 1990 Census.[18]

Gibbsboro was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 8, 1924, from portions of Voorhees Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April 11, 1924.[19]

Geography[edit]

Gibbsboro is located at 39°49′59″N 74°57′57″W / 39.833075°N 74.965723°W / 39.833075; -74.965723 (39.833075,-74.965723). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 2.222 square miles (5.754 km2), of which, 2.183 square miles (5.653 km2) of it was land and 0.039 square miles (0.101 km2) of it (1.76%) was water.[1][2]

Gibbsboro borders Lindenwold and Voorhees.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 622
1940 713 14.6%
1950 906 27.1%
1960 2,141 136.3%
1970 2,634 23.0%
1980 2,510 −4.7%
1990 2,383 −5.1%
2000 2,435 2.2%
2010 2,274 −6.6%
Est. 2013 2,257 [10] −0.7%
Population sources:
1930-2000[20] 1930[21] 1930-1990[22]
2000[23][24] 2010[7][8][9]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 2,274 people, 786 households, and 625.7 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,041.9 per square mile (402.3/km2). There were 809 housing units at an average density of 370.7 per square mile (143.1/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 92.61% (2,106) White, 2.15% (49) Black or African American, 0.00% (0) Native American, 2.33% (53) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.88% (20) from other races, and 2.02% (46) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 4.09% (93) of the population.[7]

There were 786 households, of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.0% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.4% were non-families. 17.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.26.[7]

In the borough, 23.0% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 30.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.7 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.[7]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $76,538 (with a margin of error of +/- $10,059) and the median family income was $86,481 (+/- $10,811). Males had a median income of $58,214 (+/- $13,396) versus $51,000 (+/- $12,885) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $33,258 (+/- $4,786). About 5.8% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.0% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.[25]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[15] there were 2,435 people, 829 households, and 664 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,109.3 people per square mile (427.3/km2). There were 847 housing units at an average density of 385.9 per square mile (148.6/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 94.00% White, 2.79% African American, 0.41% Native American, 1.07% Asian, 0.74% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.38% of the population.[23][24]

There were 829 households out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.3% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.8% were non-families. 16.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.28.[23][24]

In the borough the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.[23][24]

The median income for a household in the borough was $57,326, and the median income for a family was $63,864. Males had a median income of $43,182 versus $30,807 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $26,035. About 2.4% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.[23][24]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Gibbsboro 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] The Borough form of government used by Gibbsboro, the most common system used in the state, is a "weak mayor / strong council" government in which council members act as the legislative body with the mayor presiding at meetings and voting only in the event of a tie. The mayor can veto ordinances subject to an override by a two-thirds majority vote of the council. The mayor makes committee and liaison assignments for council members, and most appointments are made by the mayor with the advice and consent of the council.[26][27]

As of 2014, the Mayor of Gibbsboro is Independent Edward G. Campbell, III, whose term of office ends December 31, 2015. Members of the Gibbsboro Borough Council are Council President Gerald Bonsall (2016), Mitch Brown (2016), Jack Croghan (2015), Fred Deterding (2014), Jack Flynn (2014) and Michael MacFerren (2015).[28][29]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Gibbsboro is located in the 1st Congressional District[30] and is part of New Jersey's 6th state legislative district.[8][31][32]

New Jersey's First Congressional District is represented by Donald Norcross (D, Camden).[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, Paramus).[36][37]

For the 2014-2015 Session, the 6th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by James Beach (D, Voorhees Township) and in the General Assembly by Louis Greenwald (D, Voorhees Township) and Pamela Rosen Lampitt (D, Cherry Hill).[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 chosen at-large in partisan elections to three-year terms office on a staggered basis, with wither two or three seats coming up for election each year.[41] As of 2014, Camden County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. (Collingswood, term ends December 31, 2014)[42], Freeholder Deputy Director Edward McDonnell (Pennsauken Township, 2016)[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, 2016).[48][49][50] Constitutional officers elected countywide are County Clerk Joseph Ripa,[51] Sheriff Charles H. Billingham[52] and Surrogate Patricia Egan "Pat" Jones.[53]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 1,678 registered voters in Gibbsboro, of which 651 (38.8%) were registered as Democrats, 347 (20.7%) were registered as Republicans and 680 (40.5%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were no voters registered to other parties.[54]

In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 54.6% of the vote here (721 cast), ahead of Republican John McCain, who received around 42.6% (562 votes), with 1,320 ballots cast among the borough's 1,713 registered voters, for a turnout of 77.1%.[55] In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 52.9% of the vote here (702 ballots cast), outpolling Republican George W. Bush, who received around 45.3% (601 votes), with 1,326 ballots cast among the borough's 1,694 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 78.3.[56]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 47.9% of the vote here (404 ballots cast), ahead of both Democrat Jon Corzine with 43.5% (367 votes) and Independent Chris Daggett with 6.4% (54 votes), with 843 ballots cast among the borough's 1,707 registered voters, yielding a 49.4% turnout.[57]

Education[edit]

The Gibbsboro School District serves public school students in pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade at Gibbsboro Public School. As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's one school had an enrollment of 246 students and 24.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.17:1.[58]

Public school students in ninth through twelfth grades attend the Eastern Camden County Regional High School District, a limited-purpose, public regional school district that also serves the communities of Berlin Borough and Voorhees Township. Both schools are located on the same site, but operate independently.[59] Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[60]) are Eastern Intermediate High School with 1,025 students for grades 9 and 10, and Eastern High School with 1,050 students for grades 11 and 12.

Transportation[edit]

As of 2010, the borough had a total of 17.36 miles (27.94 km) of roadways, of which 9.63 miles (15.50 km) were maintained by the municipality and 7.73 miles (12.44 km) by Camden County.[61]

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