Mount Laurel Township, New Jersey
|Mount Laurel Township, New Jersey|
|Township of Mount Laurel|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||March 7, 1872|
|• Type||Faulkner Act (Council-Manager)|
|• Mayor||Linda Bobo (term ends December 31, 2015)|
|• Deputy Mayor||David D'Antonio|
|• Township Council||Irwin Edelson
|• Manager||Maureen Mitchell|
|• Clerk||Meredith Tomczyk|
|• Total||21.971 sq mi (56.903 km2)|
|• Land||21.692 sq mi (56.181 km2)|
|• Water||0.279 sq mi (0.722 km2) 1.27%|
|Area rank||126th of 566 in state
12th of 40 in county
|Elevation||36 ft (11 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Estimate (2012)||41,862|
|• Rank||48th of 566 in state
2nd of 40 in county
|• Density||1,930.0/sq mi (745.2/km2)|
|• Density rank||297th of 566 in state
16th of 40 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0882093|
Mount Laurel Township is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States, and is an edge city "suburb" of Philadelphia. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 41,864, reflecting an increase of 1,643 (+4.1%) from the 40,221 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 9,951 (+32.9%) from the 30,270 counted in the 1990 Census. It is the home of NFL Films.
- 1 Geography
- 2 Demographics
- 3 Government
- 4 Points of interest
- 5 Education
- 6 Transportation
- 7 Mount Laurel Decision
- 8 Notable people
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Mount Laurel Township is located at United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 21.971 square miles (56.903 km2), of which, 21.692 square miles (56.181 km2) of it was land and 0.279 square miles (0.722 km2) of it (1.27%) was water.(39.948992,-74.900247). According to the
|Population sources: 1880-2000
1930-1990 2000 2010
At the 2010 United States Census, there were 41,864 people, 17,538 households, and 11,294 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,930.0 inhabitants per square mile (745.2 /km2). There were 18,249 housing units at an average density of 841.3 per square mile (324.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the township was 79.42% (33,249) White, 9.70% (4,061) Black or African American, 0.16% (67) Native American, 7.26% (3,040) Asian, 0.04% (17) Pacific Islander, 1.00% (418) from other races, and 2.42% (1,012) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.56% (1,907) of the population.
There were 17,538 households of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.6% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the township, 22.3% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 29.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.8 years. For every 100 females there were 87.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.5 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $84,632 (with a margin of error of +/- $5,366) and the median family income was $100,189 (+/- $4,065). Males had a median income of $75,870 (+/- $3,130) versus $54,215 (+/- $2,830) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $41,573 (+/- $1,416). About 3.0% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 40,221 people, 16,570 households, and 11,068 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,844.3 people per square mile (712.0/km²). There were 17,163 housing units at an average density of 787.0 per square mile (303.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 87.10% White, 6.92% African American, 0.09% Native American, 3.80% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.64% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.24% of the population.
There were 16,570 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the township the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 89.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.8 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $63,750, and the median income for a family was $76,288. Males had a median income of $55,597 versus $37,198 for females. The per capita income for the township was $32,245. About 2.5% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.
Mount Laurel Township voted to changes its form of government in 1970 from a Township Committee form to a Faulkner Act system using the Council-Manager (Plan E), enacted based on the recommendations of a Charter Study Commission as of January 1, 1972. In this form of government the Township Manager oversees the daily functions of the Township. Township government consists of a Township Committee consists of five members elected at large in partisan elections to serve four-year terms on a staggered basis, with either two or three seats coming up for election every other year.
As of 2013[update], members of the Mount Laurel Township Committee are Mayor Linda Bobo (R, term on committee ends December 31, 2016; term as mayor ends 2014), Deputy Mayor David D'Antonio (R, 2014), Irwin Edelson (R, 2016), Jim Keenan (R, 2016) and Lynn Solomon (R, 2014).
Federal, state and county representation
Mount Laurel Township is located in the 3rd Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 7th state legislative district. Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Mount Laurel Township had been in the 8th state legislative district.
New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District is represented by Jon Runyan (R, Mount Laurel Township). 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 7th district of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Diane Allen (R, Edgewater Park Township) and in the General Assembly by Herb Conaway (D, Delanco Township) and Troy Singleton (D, Palmyra). The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township). The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).
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. The board choose a director and deputy director from among its seven members at an annual reorganization meeting held in January. As of 2013[update], Burlington County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Joseph B. Donnelly (R, 2013; Cinnaminson Township), Deputy Director Leah Arter (R, 2014; Moorestown Township), Aimee Belgard (D, 2015; Edgewater Park Township), Joseph Howarth (R, 2014; Evesham Township) and Joanne Schwartz (D, 2015; Southampton Township).
Points of interest
Laurel Acres Park is known for its Veteran's Memorial, fishing lake, playground, and huge grassy hill used for concerts and sledding in the winter, Laurel Acres Park is right between Church Street at Union Mill Road. The Mount Laurel Baseball League and the Mount Laurel United Soccer Club play in the park's sports fields, and since 2008, the Mount Laurel Premiership.
From pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade, public school students attend the Mount Laurel Schools. Schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Countryside Elementary School (grades PreK-4; 350 students), Fleetwood Elementary School (PreK-4; 354), Hillside Elementary School (K-4; 404), Larchmont Elementary School (PreK-4; 375), Parkway Elementary School (PreK-4; 415), Springville Elementary School (PreK-4; 450), Mount Laurel Hartford School for grades 5 & 6 (899 students) and Thomas E. Harrington Middle School for grades 7 & 8 (1,039). Parkway Elementary School was one of four schools in New Jersey recognized by the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, awarded by the United States Department of Education, for the 2005–06 school year.
Public school students in Mount Laurel Township for ninth through twelfth grades attend Lenape High School, located in Medford Township. The school is part of the Lenape Regional High School District, which also serves students from Evesham Township, Medford Lakes, Medford Township, Shamong Township, Southampton Township, Tabernacle Township and Woodland Township.
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.
Roads and highways
The township had a total of 170.19 miles (273.89 km) of roadways, of which 115.86 miles (186.46 km) are maintained by the municipality, 33.26 miles (53.53 km) by Burlington County and 13.55 miles (21.81 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 7.52 miles (12.10 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.
The New Jersey Turnpike passes through Mount Laurel Township, entering from Cherry Hill Township in the township's southwest corner and continuing for about 7.5 miles (12.1 km) to Westampton Township at Mount Laurel's northern edge. The Turnpike's James Fenimore Cooper rest area is located between Interchanges 4 and 5 northbound at milepost 39.4. Mount Laurel also hosts the toll gate for Exit 4 of the Turnpike, which provides access to Route 73.
Interstate 295 passes through the township, with three exits (Exit 36: Berlin/Tacony Bridge/Route 73, Exit 40: Moorestown/Mount Holly/Route 38, Exit 43: Delran/Rancocas Woods). Other major thoroughfares through Mount Laurel are Route 38, Route 73 and County Route 537.
New Jersey Transit provides bus service to and from Philadelphia on routes 317 (from Asbury Park), the 413 route between Camden and Burlington and the 457 route between Moorestown Mall and Camden.
Mount Laurel Decision
The Mount Laurel Decision is a judicial interpretation of the New Jersey State Constitution that requires municipalities to use their zoning powers in an affirmative manner to provide a realistic opportunity for the production of housing affordable to low and moderate income households. The decision was a result of a lawsuit brought against the town by the N.A.A.C.P. that was decided by the New Jersey Supreme Court in 1975 and reaffirmed in a subsequent decision in 1983.
Mount Laurel was a small, poor rural farming community until it was hit with massive suburban growth from Philadelphia in the latter 1900s. Poor families, whose history had resided there for centuries, were suddenly priced out of buying additional property. The massive rise in property values gave such families a windfall profit. In 1970, at a meeting about a proposal for affordable housing, held at an all black church in Mount Laurel, Mayor Bill Haines summed up the newcomers perspectives by saying "If you people can't afford to live in our town, then you'll just have to leave."
Even though the poor black families in Mount Laurel were not from urban ghettos, and were not involved in gang activity, the new suburban influx thought otherwise, and significantly delayed the creation of affordable housing, citing concerns of gang activity and an influx of inner city criminals. Exampled comments from town meetings against being forced to build housing projects in their town included "we need this like Custer needed more Indians"; "it's reverse discrimination"; "we lived in this in South Philly and Newark" they said, and that the housing would be a "breeding ground for violent crime and drug abuse".
Resident advocates of the housing were treated with abuse and threats. Leading advocate Ethel Lawrence, a poor black resident who lived her life in Mount Laurel, had her house repeatedly vandalized, and once her bedroom window was shot at. Longtime white residents also turned to try to force the poor blacks out of town. Although the court ruled in favor of creating affordable housing, residents did manage to delay the process for decades.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Mount Laurel Township include:
- Brian Aitken (born 1983), convicted on gun-related charges, subsequently became the only individual to be granted executive clemency from Governor Chris Christie.
- Larry Chatzidakis (born 1949), represents the 8th legislative district in the New Jersey General Assembly. Chatzidakis served on the Mount Laurel Township Council from 1985–2000 and was its Mayor in 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000.
- Musa Cooper (born 1978), dancer and fitness model who appeared in the first two seasons of So You Think You Can Dance.
- Matt Duke (born 1985), singer-songwriter/musician.
- Todd Fedoruk (born 1979), former NHL winger who played for the Philadelphia Flyers.
- Neil Hartman, Comcast SportsNet sports anchor.
- Victor Hobson (born 1980), former linebacker for the New York Jets.
- Jirair Hovnanian (1927–2007), home builder whose business developed and built over 6,000 houses throughout South Jersey.
- John Kruk (born 1961), former Major League Baseball player, notably with the Philadelphia Phillies.
- Alice Paul (1885–1977), leader of a campaign for women's suffrage resulting in passage of the 19th Amendment.
- Dave Robinson (born 1941), member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame who played for the Green Bay Packers and the Washington Redskins.
- Sav Rocca (born 1973), former Australian rules footballer and NFL punter.
- Jon Runyan (born 1973), U.S. Congressman who played offensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles.
- Scott Schoeneweis (born 1973), a relief pitcher who played for the New York Mets.
- Jill Scott (born 1972), soul and R&B singer-songwriter, poet, and actress.
- Vai Sikahema (born 1962), former punt returner for the Philadelphia Eagles, currently head sportscaster for NBC News.
- Phillip Spaeth (born 1986), actor / dancer.
- Jason Thompson (born 1986), basketball player with the Sacramento Kings.
- Stephen M. Wolownik (1946–2000), pioneer in the Russian and Eastern European music community in the United States.
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- Laurel Acres Park is true gem "The park welcomes athletes of all ages and sports from novice walkers to organized teams. The Mount Laurel Baseball League and the Mount Laurel United Soccer Club play here." Accessed July 30, 2008.
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- Tribute to Ethel Robinson Lawrence "Ethel was the second of eight children born to Mary and Leslie Robinson. At the time, Mount Laurel, in Burlington County, was a rural enclave of farms. Most residents were white, but there was a small black population. Ethel Lawrence was among them. The family resided in Mount Laurel for over six generations." Accessed March 14, 2008.
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- Solotaroff, Paul. "Derek Boogaard Wants to Break Your Face", Men's Journal, December 2010. Accessed July 6, 2013. "'My cheekbone crumpled like chalk,' says Fedoruk. Now living in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, with his wife and three kids, he has healed but is out of hockey at 31, having lost the will and strength to fight."
- Victor Hobson "Hometown: Mt. Laurel, NJ" "Drafted in 2nd Round of 2003 NFL Draft (New York Jets)"
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- Mount Laurel Township website
- Mount Laurel Schools
- Mount Laurel Schools's 2010–11 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- Data for the Mount Laurel Schools, National Center for Education Statistics
- Lenape Regional High School District
- Mount Laurel Public Library
- Our Town: Mount Laurel
- Our neighbor, Mount Laurel by George Decou, an early history of Mount Laurel Township
- Revolutionary War sites in Mount Laurel, with photographs
Maple Shade Township
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