Gibbstown, New Jersey

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Gibbstown, New Jersey
Census-designated place
Location within Gloucester County and the state of New Jersey.
Location within Gloucester County and the state of New Jersey.
Coordinates: 39°49′28″N 75°16′41″W / 39.82454°N 75.278082°W / 39.82454; -75.278082Coordinates: 39°49′28″N 75°16′41″W / 39.82454°N 75.278082°W / 39.82454; -75.278082
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Gloucester
Township Greenwich
Area[1]
 • Total 1.642 sq mi (4.253 km2)
 • Land 1.642 sq mi (4.253 km2)
 • Water 0.000 sq mi (0.000 km2)  0.00%
Elevation[2] 13 ft (4 m)
Population (2010 Census)[3]
 • Total 3,739
 • Density 2,277.0/sq mi (879.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08027[4]
Area code(s) 856
FIPS code 3426100[5][1]
GNIS feature ID 02389839[6][1]

Gibbstown is a census-designated place and unincorporated community located within Greenwich Township, in Gloucester County, New Jersey.[7] As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP population was 3,739.[3] Gibbstown is the location of C. A. Nothnagle Log House, purportedly the oldest house in New Jersey and the oldest surviving log house in the U.S., dating to circa 1638.

Geography[edit]

Gibbstown is located at 39°49′28″N 75°16′41″W / 39.82454°N 75.278082°W / 39.82454; -75.278082 (39.82454,-75.278082). According to the United States Census Bureau, Gibbstown had a total area of 1.642 square miles (4.253 km2), all of which was land.[8][1]

The Port of Paulsboro is located on the Delaware River and Mantua Creek in and around Paulsboro. Traditionally one of the nation's busiest for marine transfer operations of petroleum products, including the Paulsboro Refinery, which is mostly located in Gibbstown. The port is being redeveloped as an adaptable omniport able to handle a diversity of bulk, break bulk cargo and shipping containers. Studies completed in 2012[9][10] concluded that the port is well suited to become a center for the manufacture, assembly, and transport of wind turbines and platforms the development of Atlantic Wind Connection[11][12][13][14][15][16]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 3,902
2000 3,758 −3.7%
2010 3,739 −0.5%
Population sources: 2000[17] 2010[3]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 3,739 people, 1,472 households, and 1,039 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,277.0 per square mile (879.2 /km2). There were 1,551 housing units at an average density of 944.5 per square mile (364.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.91% (3,586) White, 1.77% (66) Black or African American, 0.05% (2) Native American, 0.43% (16) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.32% (12) from other races, and 1.52% (57) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 2.01% (75) of the population.[3]

There were 1,472 households, of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.00.[3]

In the CDP, 21.3% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 30.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.9 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.[3]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[5] there were 3,758 people, 1,453 households, and 1,060 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 890.2/km2 (2,302.4/mi2). There were 1,513 housing units at an average density of 358.4/km2 (927.0/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.65% White, 1.09% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.69% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.52% of the population.[17]

There were 1,453 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% 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 3.05.[17]

In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.2 males.[17]

The median income for a household in the CDP was $50,444, and the median income for a family was $59,833. Males had a median income of $41,200 versus $31,225 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $23,931. About 1.2% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Gazetteer of New Jersey Places, United States Census Bureau. Accessed June 13, 2013.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Gibbstown Census Designated Place, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed November 10, 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e f DP-1 - Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data for Gibbstown CDP, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed November 10, 2012.
  4. ^ Look Up a ZIP Code for Gibbstown, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed November 10, 2012.
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ New Jersey: 2010 - Population and Housing Unit Counts - 2010 Census of Population and Housing (CPH-2-32), United States Census Bureau, August 2012. Accessed November 10, 2012.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ Laday, Jason (December 11, 2012). "Paulsboro port site vetted by wind energy firm". South Jersey Times. Retrieved 2013-07-17. 
  10. ^ "AWC Study Confirms Feasibility Of Paulsboro Marine Terminal Site". North American Wind Power. April 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-17. 
  11. ^ "AWC to Build Manufacturing Facility in Paulsboro, USA". Off shore Wind Biz. Dec 6, 2012. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  12. ^ Merritt, Athena D. (January 19, 2009). "$250M port will be built in Paulsboro". Philadelphia Business Journal. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  13. ^ Forand, Rebecca (April 23, 2013). "Port of Paulsboro could be construction site for off-shore wind structures". South Jersey Times. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  14. ^ Belier, Carolyn (April 24, 2013). "Companies Betting Big on New Jersey's Offshore Wind". WCAU. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  15. ^ Paciolla, Christina (February 2012). "The Port of Paulsboro". South Jersey Biz. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  16. ^ Loyd, Linda (April 13, 2012). "Construction under way at new Paulsboro port". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  17. ^ a b c d e DP-1 - Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2000 from the Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data for Gibbstown CDP, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed November 10, 2012.