Glassboro, New Jersey
|Glassboro, New Jersey|
|Borough of Glassboro|
Glassboro highlighted in Gloucester County. Inset map: Gloucester County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Glassboro, New Jersey
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||March 11, 1878|
|• Mayor||Leo J. McCabe (term ends December 31, 2014)|
|• Administrator||Joseph A. Brigandi, Jr.|
|• Clerk||Patricia A. Frontino|
|• Total||9.221 sq mi (23.882 km2)|
|• Land||9.184 sq mi (23.787 km2)|
|• Water||0.037 sq mi (0.095 km2) 0.40%|
|Area rank||217th of 566 in state
14th of 24 in county
|Elevation||148 ft (45 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Estimate (2013)||18,953|
|• Rank||137th of 566 in state
5th of 24 in county
|• Density||2,022.9/sq mi (781.0/km2)|
|• Density rank||291st of 566 in state
10th of 24 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0885231|
Glassboro is a borough in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 18,579, reflecting a decline of 489 (-2.6%) from the 19,068 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 3,454 (+22.1%) from the 15,614 counted in the 1990 Census.
What is now Glassboro was originally formed as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 11, 1878, from portions of Clayton Township. Portions of the township were taken to form Elk Township (April 17, 1891) and Pitman (May 24, 1905). Glassboro was incorporated as a borough on March 18, 1920, replacing Glassboro Township.
Glassboro is home to Rowan University, founded in 1923 and formerly known as Glassboro State College, which was the site of the Glassboro Summit Conference in 1967 between U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson and Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin.
Glassboro is located at United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 9.221 square miles (23.882 km2), of which, 9.184 square miles (23.787 km2) of it was land and 0.037 square miles (0.095 km2) of it (0.40%) was water.(39.700096,-75.111423). According to the
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Glassboro has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
|Population sources: 1880-2000
1930-1990 2000 2010
* = Lost territory in previous decade.
At the 2010 United States Census, there were 18,579 people, 6,158 households, and 3,972 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,022.9 per square mile (781.0 /km2). There were 6,590 housing units at an average density of 717.5 per square mile (277.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 72.25% (13,423) White, 18.67% (3,469) Black or African American, 0.11% (21) Native American, 2.87% (534) Asian, 0.05% (10) Pacific Islander, 3.12% (580) from other races, and 2.92% (542) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 7.42% (1,378) of the population.
There were 6,158 households, of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 16.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.8% 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 3.13.
In the borough, 19.4% of the population were under the age of 18, 26.4% from 18 to 24, 21.1% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28.4 years. For every 100 females there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.0 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $54,795 (with a margin of error of +/- $3,793) and the median family income was $67,171 (+/- $9,496). Males had a median income of $49,695 (+/- $4,361) versus $43,489 (+/- $2,608) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $23,108 (+/- $1,421). About 9.3% of families and 14.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 19,068 people, 6,225 households, and 4,046 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,071.3 people per square mile (799.4/km²). There were 6,555 housing units at an average density of 712.0 per square mile (274.8/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 74.5% White, 19.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 2.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.5% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.8% of the population.
There were 6,225 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% 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 3.17.
In the borough the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 25.6% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 16.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $44,992, and the median income for a family was $55,246. Males had a median income of $40,139 versus $30,358 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,113. About 8.5% of families and 15.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.6% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.
Glassboro 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. The 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.
As of 2013[update], the Mayor of Glassboro is Leo J. McCabe, whose term of office ends December 31, 2014. Members of the Borough Council are Council President Tony Fiola (2015), Hector Cabezas (2014), George Cossabone (2016), Joe D'Alessandro (2014), Edward A. Malandro (2016), Anna Miller (appointed in March 2013 to fill seat of George Cossabone).
Federal, state and county representation
Glassboro is located in the 1st Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 3rd state legislative district. Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Glassboro had been in the 4th state legislative district.
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. 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) and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).
The 3rd Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Stephen M. Sweeney (D, West Deptford Township) and in the General Assembly by John J. Burzichelli (D, Paulsboro) and Celeste Riley (D, Bridgeton). The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township). The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).
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[update], Gloucester County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger (D, West Deptford Township; term ends 2015), Deputy Freeholder Director Giuseppe "Joe" Chila (D, Woolwich Township; 2015), Lyman J. Barnes (D, Logan Township; 2014), Vincent H. Nestore, Jr. (R, Deptford Township; 2013), Heather Simmons (D, Glassboro; 2014), Adam Taliaferro (D, Woolwich Township; 2014) and Larry Wallace (R, Woolwich Township; 2013). Constitutional officers elected countywide are County Clerk James N. Hogan, Surrogate Helene M. Reed (Monroe Township) and Sheriff Carmel Morina (Greenwich Township).
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 9,772 registered voters in Glassboro, of which 3,733 (38.2%) were registered as Democrats, 1,408 (14.4%) were registered as Republicans and 4,617 (47.2%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 14 voters registered to other parties.
In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 62.8% of the vote here (4,516 cast), ahead of Republican John McCain with 35.4% (2,547 votes) and other candidates with 0.9% (62 votes), among the 7,195 ballots cast by the borough's 10,312 registered voters, for a turnout of 69.8%. In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 58.5% of the vote here (3,930 ballots cast), outpolling Republican George W. Bush with 40.1% (2,699 votes) and other candidates with 0.6% (60 votes), among the 6,723 ballots cast by the borough's 9,801 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 68.6.
In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Democrat Jon Corzine received 51.7% of the vote here (2,198 ballots cast), ahead of Republican Chris Christie with 39.0% (1,659 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 6.7% (287 votes) and other candidates with 0.7% (29 votes), among the 4,255 ballots cast by the borough's 9,958 registered voters, yielding a 42.7% turnout.
The Glassboro Public Schools serve students in prekindergarten through twelfth grade. As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's five schools had an enrollment of 1,730 students and 179.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 9.66:1. Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Genesis Pre-School Program, J. Harvey Rodgers School (354 students; grades PreK and kindergarten), Dorothy L. Bullock School (361; 1-3), Thomas E. Bowe Elementary School (335; 4-6), Glassboro Intermediate School (NA; 7-8) and Glassboro High School (498; 9-12).
Glassboro's early history was built on the manufacturing of glass—the town was first established in 1779 by Solomon Stanger as "Glass Works in the Woods"; glass manufacturers over the years since include Heston-Carpenter Glass Works, Olive Glass Works, Harmony Glass Works, Temperanceville Glass Works, Whitney Brothers Glass Works, Owens Bottle Company, Owens Illinois Glass Company, and Anchor Hocking.
The Glassboro Summit Conference between U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson and Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin took place in Glassboro. Johnson and Kosygin met for three days from June 23 to June 25, 1967, at Glassboro State College (later renamed Rowan University). The location was chosen as a compromise. Kosygin, having agreed to address the United Nations in New York City, wanted to meet in New York. Johnson, wary of encountering protests against the Vietnam War, preferred to meet in Washington, D.C. They agreed on Glassboro because it was equidistant between the two cities. The generally amicable atmosphere of the summit was referred to as the "Spirit of Glassboro," although the leaders failed to reach agreement on limiting anti-ballistic missile systems.
Passenger train service to Glassboro existed from 1860 to 1971. The station used by the Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines is being renovated as visitors center. It is a planned terminal on the Glassboro–Camden Line, an 18-mile (28.97 km) diesel multiple unit (DMU) light rail system projected for completion in 2019.
Notable current and former residents of Glassboro include:
- John Aveni (1935–2002), kicker for the Chicago Bears.
- Gary Brackett (born 1980), linebacker on the Super Bowl XLI champion Indianapolis Colts.
- Mark Lambert Bristol (1868–1939), Rear Admiral in the United States Navy.
- King Kong Bundy (born 1957) retired American professional wrestler, stand-up comedian and actor.
- Betty Castor (born 1941), Florida Senate Candidate and former President of The University of South Florida.
- Joe Crispin (born 1979), former NBA player for the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers.
- Thomas M. Ferrell (1844–1916) represented New Jersey's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1883 to 1885.
- Kerry Getz (born 1975), professional skateboarder.
- Jaden (born 1977), an American professional wrestling manager and commentator.
- Jarvis Lynch (born 1933), retired Major General in the United States Marine Corps.
- Charles B. Rangel (born 1930), Congressman from New York owns property here.
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- Remarks at the High School Commencement Exercises in Glassboro, New Jersey June 19, 1986, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Accessed July 17, 2006.
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- John Aveni player page, National Football league. Accessed July 13, 2008.
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- hazegray.org: USS Bristol. Accessed November 28, 2007.
- Hoffenberg, Noah. "Bundy: 410 pounds headed for Adams", North Adams Transcript, September 11, 2004. Accessed September 29, 2012. "Bundy, also known as Chris A. Pallies, 47, of Glassboro, N.J., is going to be bringing the hurt to Turn Hall next Saturday night."
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- CrispinOnline.com. "Joe makes his home in Glassboro, New Jersey, though he usually spends the basketball season playing professionally in Europe." Accessed July 2, 2008.
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- Through The Lens 7 : The Premis Summer Tour, accessed March 14, 2007. "Thursday, Brandon and I packed up and started driving towards Kerry Getz’s house in Glassboro, NJ."
- Jaden's official MySpace page. Accessed July 13, 2008.
- Jarvis D. Lynch, United States Marine Corps. Accessed December 26, 2007.
- Hurt, Charles; and Chiarmonte, Perry. "TAX CHIEF CHARLIE A TAX 'CHEAT,' TOO", New York Post, September 13, 2009. Accessed July 12, 2012. "Also undisclosed for years were two lots he owns in Glassboro, NJ, about 100 miles from the city. Rangel is delinquent on his taxes on that property, according to the Gloucester County Clerk's office."
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