Lumberton Township, New Jersey

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Lumberton Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Lumberton
Lumberton Township highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Lumberton Township highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Lumberton Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Lumberton Township, New Jersey
Coordinates: 39°57′32″N 74°48′09″W / 39.958855°N 74.802478°W / 39.958855; -74.802478Coordinates: 39°57′32″N 74°48′09″W / 39.958855°N 74.802478°W / 39.958855; -74.802478[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Burlington
Incorporated March 14, 1860
Government[5]
 • Type Township
 • Mayor Lewis Jackson (term ends December 31, 2014)[3]
 • Clerk Stephanie Yurko[4]
Area[2]
 • Total 13.056 sq mi (33.817 km2)
 • Land 12.924 sq mi (33.474 km2)
 • Water 0.132 sq mi (0.343 km2)  1.01%
Elevation[6] 10 ft (3 m)
Population (2010 Census)[7][8][9]
 • Total 12,559
 • Estimate (2012[10]) 12,528
 • Rank 193rd of 566 in state
11th of 40 in county[11]
 • Density 971.7/sq mi (375.2/km2)
 • Density rank 386th of 566 in state
24th of 40 in county[11]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08048[12][13]
Area code(s) 609[14]
FIPS code 3400542060[15][2][16]
GNIS feature ID 0882091[17][2]
Website www.lumbertontwp.com

Lumberton Township is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 12,559,[7][8][9] reflecting an increase of 2,098 (+20.1%) from the 10,461 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 3,756 (+56.0%) from the 6,705 counted in the 1990 Census.[18]

Lumberton was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 14, 1860, from portions of Medford Township, Southampton Township and Eastampton Township. Portions of the township were taken on March 12, 1924, to form Hainesport.[19]

In March 2007, Lumberton was identified as having the most active community of EBay buyers and sellers on a per-capita basis in the United States, with 46,000 items posted on the site over a three-week period by members based in the Lumberton ZIP code 08048.[20][21]

Geography[edit]

Lumberton Township is located at 39°57′32″N 74°48′09″W / 39.958855°N 74.802478°W / 39.958855; -74.802478 (39.958855,-74.802478). According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 13.056 square miles (33.817 km2), of which, 12.924 square miles (33.474 km2) of it was land and 0.132 square miles (0.343 km2) of it (1.01%) was water.[1][2]

The township borders Eastampton Township, Southampton Township, Medford Township, Mount Laurel Township, Hainesport Township, and Mount Holly Township.Considered the suburbs of Philadelphia.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 1,830
1870 1,718 −6.1%
1880 1,689 −1.7%
1890 1,799 6.5%
1900 1,624 −9.7%
1910 1,768 8.9%
1920 1,571 −11.1%
1930 905 * −42.4%
1940 1,007 11.3%
1950 1,325 31.6%
1960 2,833 113.8%
1970 3,945 39.3%
1980 5,236 32.7%
1990 6,705 28.1%
2000 10,461 56.0%
2010 12,559 20.1%
Est. 2012 12,528 [10] −0.2%
Population sources:
1860-2000[22] 1860-1920[23]
1860-1870[24] 1870[25] 1880-1890[26]
1890-1910[27] 1910-1930[28]
1930-1990[29] 2000[30][31] 2010[7][8][9]
* = Lost territory in previous decade[19]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 12,559 people, 4,540 households, and 3,237 families residing in the township. The population density was 971.7 per square mile (375.2 /km2). There were 4,719 housing units at an average density of 365.1 per square mile (141.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the township was 70.99% (8,916) White, 18.93% (2,378) Black or African American, 0.24% (30) Native American, 4.71% (591) Asian, 0.04% (5) Pacific Islander, 1.55% (195) from other races, and 3.54% (444) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 5.86% (736) of the population.[7]

There were 4,540 households, of which 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.2% 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 3.28.[7]

In the township, 27.4% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 28.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.5 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.[7]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $82,250 (with a margin of error of +/- $10,344) and the median family income was $102,276 (+/- $7,854). Males had a median income of $71,475 (+/- $6,369) versus $54,452 (+/- $5,969) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $35,294 (+/- $1,882). About 5.6% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 1.3% of those age 65 or over.[32]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[15] there were 10,461 people, 3,930 households, and 2,731 families residing in the township. The population density was 813.0 people per square mile (313.8/km²). There were 4,080 housing units at an average density of 317.1 per square mile (122.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 78.31% White, 13.75% African American, 0.23% Native American, 3.38% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.90% from other races, and 2.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.15% of the population.[30][31]

There were 3,930 households out of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.17.[30][31]

In the township the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 35.6% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.[30][31]

The median income for a household in the township was $60,571, and the median income for a family was $70,329. Males had a median income of $46,045 versus $32,431 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25,789. About 2.6% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.[30][31]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Lumberton Township is governed under the Township form of government with a five-member Township Committee. The Township Committee is elected directly by the voters at-large in partisan elections to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle as part of the November general election.[5] At an annual reorganization meeting, the Township Committee selects one of its members to serve as Mayor and another as Deputy Mayor.

As of 2014, members of the Lumberton Township Committee are Mayor Lewis Jackson. (R, 2014), Deputy Mayor Sean Earlen (R, 2014), James Conway (R, 2015), Mike Dinneen (R, 2016) and Michael Mansdoerfer (R, 2015).[4][33][34][35][36]


Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Lumberton Township is located in the 3rd Congressional District[37] and is part of New Jersey's 8th state legislative district.[8][38][39]

New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District is represented by Jon Runyan (R, Mount Laurel Township).[40] 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)[41][42] and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).[43][44]

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).[45] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[46] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[47]

Burlington County is governed by a Board of chosen freeholders, whose five members are elected at-large to three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats coming up for election each year.[48] The board choose a director and deputy director from among its seven members at an annual reorganization meeting held in January.[48] As of 2013, Burlington County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Joseph B. Donnelly (R, 2013; Cinnaminson Township),[49] Deputy Director Leah Arter (R, 2014; Moorestown Township),[50] Aimee Belgard (D, 2015; Edgewater Park Township),[51] Joseph Howarth (R, 2014; Evesham Township)[52] and Joanne Schwartz (D, 2015; Southampton Township).[53][48]

History[edit]

The history of some of the homes in Lumberton date back to the times of slavery. One such home, still located on Creek Road in the township, has been documented as having been a site on the underground railroad. The home was originally built by D.B. Cole in 1824. The deed to the land where the home sits dates back to 1806 when the Coles purchased the land from the Moores of Moorestown. The story goes, and has been documented Charles Blockson's Hippocrene Guide to the Underground Railroad, that a fake well that once rested in the backyard of the house served as a chute for slaves to slide down in order to hide from their slavemasters as they fled to Canada.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

For pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade, public school students attend the Lumberton Township School District. With an average increase of 80-100 students per year, Lumberton has been one of the fastest-growing school districts in South Jersey.[54] Schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[55]) are Florence L. Walther School[56] with 369 students in pre-Kindergarten to first grade, Ashbrook Elementary School[57] with 364 students in grades 2-3, Bobby's Run School[58] with 362 students in grades 4-5 and Lumberton Middle School[59] with 584 students in grades 6-8, a New Jersey Star School.[60][61]

For ninth through twelfth grades, public school students attend the Rancocas Valley Regional High School, a comprehensive regional public high school serving students from five communities encompassing approximately 40 square miles (100 km2) and comprising the communities of Eastampton Township, Hainesport Township, Lumberton Township, Mount Holly Township and Westampton Township.[62] As of the 2010-11 school year, the school had an enrollment of 2,017 students and 101.9 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 19.79:1.[63][64] The school is located in Mount Holly Township and is part of the Rancocas Valley Regional High School District.

Students from Lumberton 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.[65]

Transportation[edit]

The township had a total of 64.85 miles (104.37 km) of roadways, of which 45.64 miles (73.45 km) are maintained by the municipality, 17.11 miles (27.54 km) by Burlington County and 2.10 miles (3.38 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.[66]

New Jersey Transit provides bus service in the township on the 317 route between Asbury Park and Philadelphia, and on the 413 route between Camden and Burlington.[67][68]

BurLink bus service is offered on the B1 route between Beverly and Pemberton.[69]

The Flying W Airport is located 1-mile (1.6 km) southwest of the central business district.[70]

Notable people[edit]

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

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