Marlton, New Jersey

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This article is about the census-designated place in Evesham Township, Burlington County, New Jersey. For the neighborhood in Camden, New Jersey, see Marlton, Camden.
Marlton, New Jersey
Census-designated place
Map of Marlton CDP in Burlington County. Inset: Location of Burlington County in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Marlton CDP in Burlington County. Inset: Location of Burlington County in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Marlton, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Marlton, New Jersey
Coordinates: 39°54′07″N 74°55′45″W / 39.901885°N 74.929277°W / 39.901885; -74.929277Coordinates: 39°54′07″N 74°55′45″W / 39.901885°N 74.929277°W / 39.901885; -74.929277
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Burlington
Township Evesham
Area[1]
 • Total 3.235 sq mi (8.378 km2)
 • Land 3.227 sq mi (8.357 km2)
 • Water 0.008 sq mi (0.021 km2)  0.25%
Elevation[2] 95 ft (29 m)
Population (2010 Census)[3]
 • Total 10,133
 • Density 3,140.3/sq mi (1,212.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08053[4]
Area code(s) 856
FIPS code 3444100[5][1][6]
GNIS feature ID 02390126[7][1]

Marlton is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community located within Evesham Township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States.[8][9][10] As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 10,133.[3]

History[edit]

Marlton was founded by Welsh and English farmers beginning in 1676. Originally called "Evesham" (named for an English village outside Stratford-upon-Avon), the community was incorporated as one of the original 13 townships in Burlington County in 1688.

The name Marlton first appeared in the early 19th century. The name is derived from marl clay, which is commonly found in the local soil. The discovery of the marl content helped local business and farmers, and caused the first "building boom", occurring in the 1830s and 1840s. Marl continued to be excavated in Marlton until 1930, when the pits were shut down.[11] The marl was sold locally, and shipped directly, by rail to Burlington City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Atlantic City, for reshipping as an alternate for green manure, water treatment amendment, and semi-flowable fill.

Landmarks[edit]

PH-32, a Project Nike missile base from the Cold War, was located near Cherokee High School.

Geography[edit]

Marlton is located at 39°54′07″N 74°55′45″W / 39.901885°N 74.929277°W / 39.901885; -74.929277 (39.901885,-74.929277). According to the United States Census Bureau, Marlton had a total area of 3.235 square miles (8.378 km2), of which, 3.227 square miles (8.357 km2) of it is land and 0.008 square miles (0.021 km2) of it (0.25%) is water.[12][1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 10,180
1980 9,411 −7.6%
1990 10,228 8.7%
2000 10,260 0.3%
2010 10,133 −1.2%
Population sources: 1970-1980[13]
1990-2010[10] 2000[14] 2010[3]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 10,133 people, 4,126 households, and 2,653 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,140.3 per square mile (1,212.5 /km2). There were 4,343 housing units at an average density of 1,345.9 per square mile (519.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 86.57% (8,772) White, 4.27% (433) Black or African American, 0.15% (15) Native American, 6.10% (618) Asian, 0.01% (1) Pacific Islander, 1.30% (132) from other races, and 1.60% (162) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 4.41% (447) of the population.[3]

There were 4,126 households, of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 29.9% 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 2.45 and the average family size was 3.12.[3]

In the CDP, 21.4% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 28.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.3 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.3 males.[3]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[5] there were 10,260 people, 4,097 households, and 2,728 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,171.0 people per square mile (1,222.7/km2). There were 4,203 housing units at an average density of 1,299.0/sq mi (500.9/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.32% White, 2.88% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 4.18% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.59% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.34% of the population.[14]

There were 4,097 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% were non-families. 28.4% 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 2.49 and the average family size was 3.12.[14]

In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 34.8% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.[14]

The median income for a household in the CDP was $52,271, and the median income for a family was $61,217. Males had a median income of $46,905 versus $31,798 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $25,145. About 2.1% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.[14]

Transportation[edit]

The Marlton Circle was a traffic circle at the intersection of Route 70 and Route 73. In 2010, the circle was completely eliminated and replaced with a grade-separated interchange where Route 73 crosses over Route 70. The new traffic pattern was completed in late 2011.[15]

The 406 route provides bus service to and from Philadelphia.[16]

Notable people[edit]

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: Marlton Census Designated Place, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed September 18, 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e f DP-1 - Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data for Marlton CDP, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 18, 2012.
  4. ^ Look Up a ZIP Code for Marlton, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed September 18, 2012.
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ A Cure for the Common Codes: New Jersey, Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed June 16, 2013.
  7. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ GCT-PH1 - Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place from the 2010 Census Summary File 1 for Burlington County, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed June 16, 2013.
  9. ^ 2006-2010 American Community Survey Geography for New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed June 16, 2013.
  10. ^ a b New Jersey: 2010 - Population and Housing Unit Counts - 2010 Census of Population and Housing (CPH-2-32), United States Census Bureau, p. III-3, August 2012. Accessed June 16, 2013.
  11. ^ Brief History of Evesham Township and its Village of Olde Marlton
  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  13. ^ Staff. 1980 Census of Population: Number of Inhabitants United States Summary, p. 1-141. United States Census Bureau, June 1983. Accessed January 12, 2012.
  14. ^ 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 Marlton CDP, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 18, 2012.
  15. ^ Route 70/73 Marlton Circle Elimination Project, New Jersey Department of Transportation. Accessed June 16, 2013.
  16. ^ Burlington County Bus / Rail Connections, New Jersey Transit, backed up by the Internet Archive as of July 26, 2010. Accessed June 16, 2013.

Reading list[edit]

  • Horner, Maurice W. A History of Evesham Township. (Philadelphia: Dorrance, 1971).
  • McCabe, Wayne T. A Penny A View...An Album of Postcard Views...Marlton, N.J. (Newton, NJ: Historic Preservation Alternatives, 2001).