Maple Shade Township, New Jersey

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Maple Shade Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Maple Shade
Motto: "Nice Town, Friendly People"
Maple Shade highlighted in Burlington County. Inset: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Maple Shade highlighted in Burlington County. Inset: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Maple Shade Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Maple Shade Township, New Jersey
Coordinates: 39°57′09″N 74°59′42″W / 39.952381°N 74.994896°W / 39.952381; -74.994896Coordinates: 39°57′09″N 74°59′42″W / 39.952381°N 74.994896°W / 39.952381; -74.994896[1][2]
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Burlington
Established November 6, 1688 as Chester Township
Incorporated February 21, 1798
Renamed November 6, 1945 as Maple Shade Township
Government[6][7]
 • Type Faulkner Act (Council-Manager)
 • Mayor Rob Wells (term ends December 31, 2013)[3]
 • Manager Gary LaVenia[4]
 • Clerk Andrea T. DeGolia[5]
Area[2]
 • Total 3.823 sq mi (9.901 km2)
 • Land 3.822 sq mi (9.898 km2)
 • Water 0.001 sq mi (0.003 km2)  0.03%
Area rank 303rd of 566 in state
27th of 40 in county[2]
Elevation[8] 46 ft (14 m)
Population (2010 Census)[9][10][11]
 • Total 19,131
 • Estimate (2013)[12] 19,043
 • Rank 134th of 566 in state
8th of 40 in county[13]
 • Density 5,006.1/sq mi (1,932.9/km2)
 • Density rank 111th of 566 in state
2nd of 40 in county[13]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08052[14][15]
Area code(s) 856[16]
FIPS code 3400543740[17][2][18]
GNIS feature ID 0882094[19][2]
Website www.mapleshade.com

Maple Shade Township is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 19,131,[9][10][11] reflecting an increase of 52 (+0.3%) from the 19,079 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 132 (-0.7%) from the 19,211 counted in the 1990 Census.[20]

What is now Maple Shade was originally formed as Chester Township on November 6, 1688, and was known as Cropwell Township from June 5, 1690, through February 22, 1699. Chester was incorporated as one of New Jersey's initial 104 townships by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Portions of the township were taken to form Cinnaminson Township (March 15, 1860) and Moorestown Township (March 11, 1922). The municipality's name was changed to Maple Shade Township as of November 6, 1945, based on the results of a referendum passed that same day.[21]

Geography[edit]

Maple Shade Township is located at 39°57′09″N 74°59′42″W / 39.952381°N 74.994896°W / 39.952381; -74.994896 (39.952381,-74.994896). According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 3.823 square miles (9.901 km2), of which, 3.822 square miles (9.898 km2) of it was land and 0.001 square miles (0.003 km2) of it (0.03%) was water.[1][2]

The township borders Cinnaminson Township, Moorestown Township, Mount Laurel Township, and the Camden County municipalities of Cherry Hill Township and Pennsauken Township.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Maple Shade Township has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[22]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 1,464
1810 1,839 25.6%
1820 2,253 22.5%
1830 2,333 3.6%
1840 2,603 11.6%
1850 3,601 38.3%
1860 2,227 * −38.2%
1870 2,586 16.1%
1880 2,855 10.4%
1890 3,768 32.0%
1900 4,420 17.3%
1910 5,069 14.7%
1920 7,273 43.5%
1930 5,117 * −29.6%
1940 5,535 8.2%
1950 6,560 18.5%
1960 12,947 97.4%
1970 16,464 27.2%
1980 20,525 24.7%
1990 19,211 −6.4%
2000 19,079 −0.7%
2010 19,131 0.3%
Est. 2013 19,043 [12] −0.5%
Population sources: 1800-2000[23]
1800-1920[24] 1840[25] 1850-1870[26]
1850[27] 1870[28] 1880-1890[29]
1890-1910[30] 1910-1930[31]
1930-1990[32] 2000[33][34] 2010[9][10][11]
* = Lost territory in previous decade.[21]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 19,131 people, 8,525 households, and 4,655 families residing in the township. The population density was 5,006.1 per square mile (1,932.9/km2). There were 9,186 housing units at an average density of 2,403.7 per square mile (928.1/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 78.62% (15,040) White, 9.54% (1,826) Black or African American, 0.16% (31) Native American, 5.65% (1,080) Asian, 0.03% (5) Pacific Islander, 3.14% (601) from other races, and 2.86% (548) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 8.32% (1,591) of the population.[9]

There were 8,525 households, of which 22.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.9% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.4% were non-families. 36.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.94.[9]

In the township, 18.4% of the population were under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.6 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.[9]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $50,730 (with a margin of error of +/- $2,897) and the median family income was $69,014 (+/- $5,613). Males had a median income of $47,357 (+/- $2,987) versus $38,628 (+/- $4,085) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $27,290 (+/- $1,093). About 6.9% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.4% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.[35]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[17] there were 19,079 people, 8,462 households, and 4,721 families residing in the township. The population density was 4,959.4 people per square mile (1,913.4/km²). There were 9,009 housing units at an average density of 2,341.8 per square mile (903.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 83.17% White, 7.21% African American, 0.16% Native American, 6.10% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.69% from other races, and 1.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.46% of the population.[33][34]

There were 8,462 households out of which 23.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.4% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.2% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.95.[33][34]

In the township the population was spread out with 19.4% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 36.0% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.[33][34]

The median income for a household in the township was $45,426, and the median income for a family was $53,912. Males had a median income of $40,290 versus $30,858 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,812. About 3.8% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.[33][34]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Maple Shade Township operates within the Faulkner Act (formally known as the Optional Municipal Charter Law) under the Council-Manager (Plan E) form of municipal government, implemented based on the recommendations of a Charter Study Commission as of January 1, 1975.[36] The township is governed by a five-member Township Council, whose members are elected at-large in partisan elections to serve four-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either two or three seats up for election every other year as part of the November general election.[6] At a reorganization meeting held during the first week of January after each election, the Council selects one of its members to serve as Mayor and another as Deputy Mayor.

As of 2014, members of the Maple Shade Township Council are Mayor Rob T. Wells (D, term ends December 31, 2014), Deputy Mayor Anthony J. Saporito, Jr. (D, 2014), Louis A. Manchello (D, 2016), Claire B. Volpe (D, 2016) and J. Nelson Wiest (D, 2016).[7][37][38][39]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Maple Shade Township is located in the 1st Congressional District[40] and is part of New Jersey's 6th state legislative district.[10][41][42] Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Maple Shade Township had been in the 7th state legislative district.[43]

New Jersey's First Congressional District is represented by Donald Norcross (D, Camden).[44] 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)[45][46] and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus).[47][48]

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).[49] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[50] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[51]

Burlington County is governed by a Board of chosen freeholders, whose five members are elected at-large in partisan elections to three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats coming up for election each year.[52] The board chooses a director and deputy director from among its members at an annual reorganization meeting held in January.[52] As of 2014, Burlington County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Bruce Garganio (R, 2014; Florence Township),[53] Deputy Director Joseph Howarth (R, 2014; Evesham Township)[54] Aimee Belgard (D, 2015; Edgewater Park Township),[55] Joseph B. Donnelly (R, 2016; Cinnaminson Township)[56] and Joanne Schwartz (D, 2015; Southampton Township).[57][52][58] Gargiano was named in March 2014 to serve the unexpired term of Leah Arter and was chosen to fill her position as Freeholder Director.[59]

Education[edit]

The Maple Shade School District serves public school students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's four schools had an enrollment of 2,113 students and 154.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.68:1.[60] Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[61]) are Howard R. Yocum Elementary School[62] (Grades K to 2; 564 students), Maude M. Wilkins Elementary School[63] (Grades 3 to 4; 349), Ralph J. Steinhauer Elementary School[64] (Grades 5 to 6; 311) and Maple Shade High School[65] (Grades 7 to 12; 889).[66][67]

Students from Maple Shade 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.[68]

Transportation[edit]

Roads and highways[edit]

The township had a total of 51.98 miles (83.65 km) of roadways, of which 42.65 miles (68.64 km) are maintained by the municipality, 3.38 miles (5.44 km) by Burlington County and 5.95 miles (9.58 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.[69]

Passing through the township are Route 38, Route 41 and Route 73. The New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 295) is accessible just outside the township by way of Route 73.

Public transportation=[edit]

New Jersey Transit provides bus service to and from Philadelphia on routes 317 (from Asbury Park) and 407 (from Moorestown Mall), and on the 413 route between Camden and Burlington.[70][71]

Notable people[edit]

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

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  78. ^ Heller, Karen. "From 'Sesame Street' to Broadway John Tartaglia, raised in Maple Shade and Ambler, has had a hand in presenting Elmo on PBS. Now his animated face is on view as he stars in a surprising new stage hit, Avenue Q.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 21, 2003. Accessed December 2, 2013. "Young John, who grew up in Maple Shade and then Ambler, wrote Jim Henson a fan letter."

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