Newfield, New Jersey

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Newfield, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Newfield
Map of Newfield highlighted within Gloucester County. Inset: Location of Gloucester County in New Jersey.
Map of Newfield highlighted within Gloucester County. Inset: Location of Gloucester County in New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Newfield, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Newfield, New Jersey
Coordinates: 39°33′03″N 75°00′37″W / 39.550847°N 75.010258°W / 39.550847; -75.010258Coordinates: 39°33′03″N 75°00′37″W / 39.550847°N 75.010258°W / 39.550847; -75.010258[1][2]
Country  United States of America
State  New Jersey
County Gloucester
Incorporated March 8, 1924
Government[5]
 • Type Borough
 • Mayor Joseph Curcio, III (term ends December 31, 2014)[3]
 • Clerk Toni Van Camp[4]
Area[2]
 • Total 1.706 sq mi (4.418 km2)
 • Land 1.703 sq mi (4.410 km2)
 • Water 0.003 sq mi (0.008 km2)  0.18%
Area rank 430th of 566 in state
19th of 24 in county[2]
Elevation[6] 118 ft (36 m)
Population (2010 Census)[7][8][9]
 • Total 1,553
 • Estimate (2012[10]) 1,540
 • Rank 512th of 566 in state
24th of 24 in county[11]
 • Density 912.0/sq mi (352.1/km2)
 • Density rank 397th of 566 in state
15th of 24 in county[11]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08344[12][13]
Area code(s) 856[14]
FIPS code 3401551390[15][16]
GNIS feature ID 0885319[17][2]
Website www.newfieldboro.org

Newfield is a borough in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 1,553,[7][8][9] reflecting a decline of 63 (-3.9%) from the 1,616 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 24 (+1.5%) from the 1,592 counted in the 1990 Census.[18]

Newfield was formed as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 8, 1924, from portions of Franklin Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April 1, 1924.[19]

Geography[edit]

Newfield is located at 39°33′03″N 75°00′37″W / 39.550847°N 75.010258°W / 39.550847; -75.010258 (39.550847,-75.010258). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.706 square miles (4.418 km2), of which, 1.703 square miles (4.410 km2) of it was land and 0.003 square miles (0.008 km2) of it (0.18%) was water.[1][2]

The borough borders Franklin Township and Cumberland County.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 880
1940 889 1.0%
1950 1,010 13.6%
1960 1,299 28.6%
1970 1,487 14.5%
1980 1,563 5.1%
1990 1,592 1.9%
2000 1,616 1.5%
2010 1,553 −3.9%
Est. 2012 1,540 [10] −0.8%
Population sources:
1930-2000[20] 1930[21] 1930-1990[22]
2000[23][24] 2010[7][8][9]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,553 people, 579 households, and 452.8 families residing in the borough. The population density was 912.0 per square mile (352.1 /km2). There were 626 housing units at an average density of 367.6 per square mile (141.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 94.66% (1,470) White, 2.19% (34) Black or African American, 0.26% (4) Native American, 0.32% (5) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.97% (15) from other races, and 1.61% (25) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 6.57% (102) of the population.[7]

There were 579 households, of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.8% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.03.[7]

In the borough, 23.4% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 31.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.5 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.[7]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $60,350 (with a margin of error of +/- $5,077) and the median family income was $67,045 (+/- $11,678). Males had a median income of $45,000 (+/- $6,268) versus $47,000 (+/- $8,386) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $25,924 (+/- $1,886). About 7.8% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.8% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over.[25]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[15] there were 1,616 people, 596 households, and 470 families residing in the borough. The population density was 951.1 people per square mile (367.0/km2). There were 620 housing units at an average density of 364.7 per square mile (140.8/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.11% White, 1.30% African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 1.05% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.84% of the population.[23][24]

There were 596 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.9% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.0% were non-families. 17.6% 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 2.71 and the average family size was 3.04.[23][24]

In the borough the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 85.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.8 males.[23][24]

The median income for a household in the borough was $51,875, and the median income for a family was $59,934. Males had a median income of $39,926 versus $28,750 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $21,063. About 5.5% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.8% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.[23][24]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Newfield is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The government consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at large in a partisan vote. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year in the November general election.[5]

As of 2013, the Mayor of Newfield Borough is Republican Joseph Curcio, III, whose term of office ends December 31, 2014.[26] Members of the Newfield Borough Council (with party affiliation, term-end year and committee assignment listed in parentheses) are Council President Michael Carrow (R, 2014; Public Works),[27] Everett Marshall, III (I, 2014; Finance), Beverly Davis (R, 2017; Economic Development), Scott M. Miller (D, 2015; Licenses and Inspection), Patricia M. Purdy (D, 2015; Communication and Technology) and Donald Sullivan (R, 2013; Public Safety).[28][29][30][31][32]

Resident committees were formed in September 2013, which announced that they would mount a petition drive to recall council members Michael Carrow and Everett Marshall III in the wake of a conflict between the borough council and the volunteer fire department, in which the council passed an ordinance giving the borough control over the fire department and in response the fire company threatened to close in October if the ordinance wasn't overturned.[33]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Newfield is located in the 2nd Congressional District[34] and is part of New Jersey's 3rd state legislative district.[8][35][36] Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Newfield had been in the 4th state legislative district.[37]

New Jersey's Second Congressional District is represented by Frank LoBiondo (R, Ventnor City).[38] 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)[39][40] and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus).[41][42]

The 3rd Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Stephen M. Sweeney (D, West Deptford Township) and in the General Assembly by John J. Burzichelli (D, Paulsboro) and Celeste Riley (D, Bridgeton).[43] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[44] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[45]

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 2014, Gloucester County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger (D, West Deptford Township; term ends December 31, 2015),[46] Deputy Freeholder Director Giuseppe "Joe" Chila (D, Woolwich Township; 2015),[47] Lyman J. Barnes (D, Logan Township; 2014),[48] Daniel Christy (D, Washington Township; 2016),[49] Frank J. DiMarco (D, Deptford Township; 2016),[50] Heather Simmons (D, Glassboro; 2014)[51] and Adam Taliaferro (D, Woolwich Township; 2014).[52][53][54][55] Constitutional officers elected countywide are County Clerk James N. Hogan,[56] Surrogate Helene M. Reed (Monroe Township)[57] and Sheriff Carmel Morina (Greenwich Township).[58][59][54]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 1,139 registered voters in Newfield, of which 514 (45.1%) were registered as Democrats, 245 (21.5%) were registered as Republicans and 380 (33.4%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were no voters registered to other parties.[60]

In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 48.9% of the vote here (434 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 48.0% (426 votes) and other candidates with 1.9% (17 votes), among the 887 ballots cast by the borough's 1,185 registered voters, for a turnout of 74.9%.[61] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 50.5% of the vote here (442 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 47.8% (418 votes) and other candidates with 0.7% (8 votes), among the 875 ballots cast by the borough's 1,214 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 72.1.[62]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 44.4% of the vote here (283 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 40.8% (260 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 10.2% (65 votes) and other candidates with 1.1% (7 votes), among the 637 ballots cast by the borough's 1,176 registered voters, yielding a 54.2% turnout.[63]

Education[edit]

Newfield is a non-operating school district.[64]

Students in public school for Kindergarten through sixth grade attend the Franklin Township Public Schools, as part of a sending/receiving relationship in which Newfield accounts for 400 of the 1,400 students in the district.[65]

In June 2009, the New Jersey Department of Education ruled that Newfield could end its relationship with the Buena Regional School District and as of the 2011-12 school year could start sending incoming high school students in grades 7-9 to Delsea Regional High School.[66]

Public school students in Newfield previously attended the schools of the Buena Regional School District as part of a sending/receiving relationship. The district serves students from Buena and Buena Vista Township. Students are sent to the district's high school for grades 9 - 12 from both Estell Manor City and Weymouth Township as part of sending/receiving relationships with the respective school districts.[67]

Transportation[edit]

New Jersey Transit bus service is available between the borough and Philadelphia on the 408 route.[68]

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