Mantua Township, New Jersey

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Mantua Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Mantua
Mantua Township highlighted in Gloucester County. Inset map: Gloucester County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Mantua Township highlighted in Gloucester County. Inset map: Gloucester County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Mantua Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Mantua Township, New Jersey
Coordinates: 39°45′43″N 75°10′23″W / 39.762012°N 75.17309°W / 39.762012; -75.17309Coordinates: 39°45′43″N 75°10′23″W / 39.762012°N 75.17309°W / 39.762012; -75.17309[1][2]
Country  United States of America
State  New Jersey
County Gloucester
Incorporated February 23, 1853
Government[6]
 • Type Township
 • Mayor Peter Scirrotto (term ends December 31, 2013)[3]
 • Administrator Jennica Bileci[4]
 • Clerk Shawn Menzies[5]
Area[2]
 • Total 15.919 sq mi (41.228 km2)
 • Land 15.849 sq mi (41.048 km2)
 • Water 0.070 sq mi (0.180 km2)  0.44%
Area rank 169th of 566 in state
10th of 24 in county[2]
Elevation[7] 105 ft (32 m)
Population (2010 census)[8][9][10]
 • Total 15,217
 • Estimate (2012[11]) 15,109
 • Rank 166th of 566 in state
7th of 24 in county[12]
 • Density 960.1/sq mi (370.7/km2)
 • Density rank 389th of 566 in state
14th of 24 in county[12]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08051[13][14]
Area code(s) 856 exchanges: 223, 415, 464, 468[15]
FIPS code 3401543440[16][2][17]
GNIS feature ID 0882147[18][2]
Website www.mantuatownship.com

Mantua Township is a township in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 15,217,[8][9][10] reflecting an increase of 1,000 (+7.0%) from the 14,217 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 4,143 (+41.1%) from the 10,074 counted in the 1990 Census.[19]

Mantua Township was formed as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 23, 1853, from portions of Greenwich Township. Portions of the township were taken to form East Greenwich Township (February 10, 1881) and Pitman (May 24, 1905).[20]

Geography[edit]

Mantua Township is located at 39°45′43″N 75°10′23″W / 39.762012°N 75.17309°W / 39.762012; -75.17309 (39.762012,-75.17309). According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 15.919 square miles (41.228 km2), of which, 15.849 square miles (41.048 km2) of it is land and 0.070 square miles (0.180 km2) of it (0.44%) is water.[1][2]

The township borders West Deptford Township, Deptford Township, Wenonah, Washington Township, Pitman, Harrison Township, and East Greenwich Township.

Richwood is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated area that is in portions of both Harrison Township and Mantua Township, which had a 2010 population of 3,459, of which 3,400 were in Harrison Township and 59 in Mantua Township.[21][22] Barnsboro and Sewell are other unincorporated communities located within Mantua Township.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 1,742
1870 1,897 8.9%
1880 1,718 −9.4%
1890 1,791 * 4.2%
1900 2,101 17.3%
1910 1,529 * −27.2%
1920 2,002 30.9%
1930 2,677 33.7%
1940 2,433 −9.1%
1950 3,548 45.8%
1960 7,991 125.2%
1970 9,643 20.7%
1980 9,193 −4.7%
1990 10,074 9.6%
2000 14,217 41.1%
2010 15,217 7.0%
Est. 2012 15,109 [11] −0.7%
Population sources:
1860-2000[23] 1860-1920[24]
1860-1870[25] 1870[26] 1880-1890[27]
1890-1910[28] 1910-1930[29]
1930-1990[30] 2000[31][32] 2010[8][9][10]
* Lost territory in previous decade

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 15,217 people, 5,719 households, and 4,169 families residing in the township. The population density was 960.1 per square mile (370.7 /km2). There were 5,980 housing units at an average density of 377.3 per square mile (145.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the township was 94.24% (14,340) White, 2.50% (380) Black or African American, 0.20% (31) Native American, 1.10% (168) Asian, 0.01% (1) Pacific Islander, 0.66% (100) from other races, and 1.29% (197) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 2.95% (449) of the population.[8]

There were 5,719 households, of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.8% 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.[8]

In the township, 24.1% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.3 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.[8]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $80,743 (with a margin of error of +/- $4,473) and the median family income was $88,586 (+/- $5,058). Males had a median income of $66,993 (+/- $4,279) versus $49,500 (+/- $7,015) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $35,073 (+/- $2,942). About 2.7% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.[33]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[16] there were 14,217 people, 5,265 households, and 3,948 families residing in the township. The population density was 894.3 people per square mile (345.2/km²). There were 5,411 housing units at an average density of 340.4 per square mile (131.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.81% White, 2.07% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.86% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.26% of the population.[31][32]

There were 5,265 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.14.[31]

In the township the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 33.6% from 25 to 44, 22.3% 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 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.[31]

The median income for a household in the township was $58,256, and the median income for a family was $63,391. Males had a median income of $46,984 versus $32,495 for females. The per capita income for the township was $24,147. About 2.8% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 2.1% of those age 65 or over.[31]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Mantua Township is governed under the Township form of government with a five-member Township Committee. The Township Committee is elected directly by the voters in partisan elections to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with one or two seats coming up for election each year.[6] At an annual reorganization meeting, the Township Committee selects one of its members to serve as Mayor and another as Deputy Mayor.

As of 2013, members of the Mantua Township Committee are Mayor Pete Scirrotto, Deputy Mayor Sharon Lawrence, John Legge, Michael Silvanio and Robert Zimmerman.[34]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Mantua Township is located in the 2nd Congressional District[35] and is part of New Jersey's 5th state legislative district.[9][36][37] Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Mantua Township had been in the 3rd state legislative district.[38] Prior to the 2010 Census, Mantua Township had been split between the 1st Congressional District and the 2nd Congressional District, a change made by the New Jersey Redistricting Commission that took effect in January 2013, based on the results of the November 2012 general elections.[38]

New Jersey's Second Congressional District is represented by Frank LoBiondo (R, Ventnor City).[39] 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)[40][41] and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).[42][43]

For the 2014-2015 Session, the 5th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Donald Norcross (D, Camden) and in the General Assembly by Angel Fuentes (D, Camden) and Gilbert "Whip" Wilson (D, Camden).[44] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[45] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[46]

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, Gloucester County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger (D, West Deptford Township; term ends 2015),[47] Deputy Freeholder Director Giuseppe "Joe" Chila (D, Woolwich Township; 2015),[48] Lyman J. Barnes (D, Logan Township; 2014),[49] Vincent H. Nestore, Jr. (R, Deptford Township; 2013),[50] Heather Simmons (D, Glassboro; 2014),[51] Adam Taliaferro (D, Woolwich Township; 2014)[52] and Larry Wallace (R, Woolwich Township; 2013).[53][54] Constitutional officers elected countywide are County Clerk James N. Hogan,[55] Surrogate Helene M. Reed (Monroe Township)[56] and Sheriff Carmel Morina (Greenwich Township).[57][58]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 10,232 registered voters in Mantua Township, of which 3,493 (34.1%) were registered as Democrats, 2,020 (19.7%) were registered as Republicans and 4,712 (46.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 7 voters registered to other parties.[59]

In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 50.0% of the vote here (3,902 cast), ahead of Republican John McCain with 47.3% (3,687 votes) and other candidates with 1.6% (126 votes), among the 7,800 ballots cast by the township's 10,429 registered voters, for a turnout of 74.8%.[60] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 50.0% of the vote here (3,704 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 48.7% (3,604 votes) and other candidates with 0.7% (70 votes), among the 7,408 ballots cast by the township's 9,657 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 76.7.[61]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 48.1% of the vote here (2,422 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 40.8% (2,055 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 8.6% (435 votes) and other candidates with 0.8% (40 votes), among the 5,031 ballots cast by the township's 10,357 registered voters, yielding a 48.6% turnout.[62]

Education[edit]

Children in Pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade for public school are served by the Mantua Township School District. Schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[63]) are Centre City Elementary School[64] (591 students in Pre-Kindergarten to 4), Sewell Elementary School[65] (304; K-5) and J. Mason Tomlin Elementary School[66] (632; 4-6).[67]

Public school students in seventh through twelfth grades attend the schools of the Clearview Regional High School District, which serves students from Harrison Township and Mantua Township.[68][69] Schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[70]) are Clearview Regional Middle School[71] (with 924 students in grades 7 and 8) and Clearview Regional High School[72] (with 1,600 students in grades 9-12).[73]

Transportation[edit]

New Jersey Transit bus service is available between the township and Philadelphia on the 410 and 412 routes.[74]

Notable people[edit]

Notable current and former residents of Mantua Township include:

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