Pemberton, New Jersey

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Pemberton, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Pemberton
Pemberton Borough highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Pemberton Borough highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Pemberton, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Pemberton, New Jersey
Coordinates: 39°58′15″N 74°41′08″W / 39.970819°N 74.685498°W / 39.970819; -74.685498Coordinates: 39°58′15″N 74°41′08″W / 39.970819°N 74.685498°W / 39.970819; -74.685498[1][2]
Country  United States of America
State  New Jersey
County Burlington
Incorporated December 15, 1826
Government[5]
 • Type Borough
 • Mayor William Kochersperger (term ends December 31, 2015)[3]
 • Administrator / Clerk Donna Mull[4]
Area[1]
 • Total 0.602 sq mi (1.560 km2)
 • Land 0.585 sq mi (1.515 km2)
 • Water 0.017 sq mi (0.045 km2)  2.88%
Area rank 541st of 566 in state
39th of 40 in county[1]
Elevation[6] 36 ft (11 m)
Population (2010 Census)[7][8][9]
 • Total 1,409
 • Estimate (2013)[10] 1,392
 • Rank 518th of 566 in state
37th of 40 in county[11]
 • Density 2,408.7/sq mi (930.0/km2)
 • Density rank 255th of 566 in state
13th of 40 in county[11]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08068[12][13]
Area code(s) 609 Exchanges: 726, 894[14]
FIPS code 3400557480[1][15][16]
GNIS feature ID 0885346[1][17]
Website www.pembertonborough.us

Pemberton is a borough in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 1,409.[7][8][9] reflecting an increase of 199 (+16.4%) from the 1,210 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 157 (-11.5%) from the 1,367 counted in the 1990 Census.[18]

Pemberton was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on December 15, 1826, within portions of New Hanover Township and Northampton Township (now known as Mount Holly Township). Pemberton became an independent borough c. 1894.[19] It is a dry town, where alcohol cannot be sold, as affirmed by a referendum in 1980.[20][21]

Geography[edit]

Pemberton is located at 39°58′15″N 74°41′08″W / 39.970819°N 74.685498°W / 39.970819; -74.685498 (39.970819,-74.685498). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 0.602 square miles (1.560 km2), of which, 0.585 square miles (1.515 km2) of it was land and 0.017 square miles (0.045 km2) of it (2.88%) was water.[1][2]

Pemberton is an independent municipality within the boundaries of and completely surrounded by Pemberton Township.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 797
1880 799 0.3%
1890 834 4.4%
1900 771 −7.6%
1910 797 3.4%
1920 800 0.4%
1930 783 −2.1%
1940 906 15.7%
1950 1,194 31.8%
1960 1,250 4.7%
1970 1,344 7.5%
1980 1,198 −10.9%
1990 1,367 14.1%
2000 1,210 −11.5%
2010 1,409 16.4%
Est. 2013 1,392 [10] −1.2%
Population sources:
1870-2000[22] 1870-1920[23]
1870[24][25] 1880-1890[26]
1890-1910[27] 1910-1930[28]
1930-1990[29] 2000[30][31] 2010[7][8][9]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,409 people, 581 households, and 403.8 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,408.7 per square mile (930.0/km2). There were 642 housing units at an average density of 1,097.5 per square mile (423.7/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 74.38% (1,048) White, 15.26% (215) Black or African American, 0.21% (3) Native American, 3.26% (46) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 3.12% (44) from other races, and 3.76% (53) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 12.70% (179) of the population.[7]

There were 581 households, of which 25.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.79.[7]

In the borough, 19.0% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 33.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.1 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.[7]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $65,568 (with a margin of error of +/- $9,899) and the median family income was $74,773 (+/- $17,679). Males had a median income of $44,750 (+/- $5,830) versus $46,406 (+/- $8,202) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $36,399 (+/- $6,078). About 2.8% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.5% of those under age 18 and 1.8% of those age 65 or over.[32]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[15] there were 1,210 people, 470 households, and 316 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,034.5 people per square mile (791.8/km2). There were 513 housing units at an average density of 862.6 per square mile (335.7/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 78.43% White, 12.73% African American, 0.66% Native American, 2.40% Asian, 2.73% from other races, and 3.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.60% of the population.[30][31]

There were 470 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.06.[30][31]

In the borough the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 34.7% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 103.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.[30][31]

The median income for a household in the borough was $44,063, and the median income for a family was $48,500. Males had a median income of $34,911 versus $25,474 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,909. About 7.2% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.4% of those under age 18 and 1.0% of those age 65 or over.[30][31]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Pemberton Borough is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The governing body consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. 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 a three-year cycle.[5] The Borough form of government used by Pemberton, the most common system used in the state, is a "weak mayor / strong council" government in which council members act as the legislative body with the mayor presiding at meetings and voting only in the event of a tie. The mayor can veto ordinances subject to an override by a two-thirds majority vote of the council. The mayor makes committee and liaison assignments for council members, and most appointments are made by the mayor with the advice and consent of the council.[33][34]

As of 2014, the Mayor of Pemberton Borough is Republican William Kochersperger, whose term of office ends on December 31, 2015. Members of the Borough Council are Council President William Emmons (R, 2014), Bonnie Haines (R, 2016), Robin Mosher (R, 2015), Stacy Stockton (R, 2016), Norma Ward (R, 2015) and William Wilson (R, 2014).[4][35][36][37][38][39]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Pemberton Borough is located in the 3rd Congressional District[40] and is part of New Jersey's 8th state legislative district.[8][41][42]

New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District is represented by Jon Runyan (R, Mount Laurel Township).[43] 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)[44][45] and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus).[46][47]

For the 2004-15 Session, the 8th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Dawn Marie Addiego (R, Evesham Township) and in the General Assembly by Christopher J. Brown (R, Evesham Township) and Maria Rodriguez-Gregg (R, Evesham Township).[48] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[49] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[50]

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.[51] The board chooses a director and deputy director from among its members at an annual reorganization meeting held in January.[51] As of 2014, Burlington County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Bruce Garganio (R, 2014; Florence Township),[52] Deputy Director Joseph Howarth (R, 2014; Evesham Township)[53] Aimee Belgard (D, 2015; Edgewater Park Township),[54] Joseph B. Donnelly (R, 2016; Cinnaminson Township)[55] and Joanne Schwartz (D, 2015; Southampton Township).[56][51][57] Gargiano was named in March 2014 to serve the unexpired term of Leah Arter and was chosen to fill her position as Freeholder Director.[58]

Education[edit]

The Pemberton Borough School District is no longer operational. As of the 2007-08 school year, all public school students from Pemberton Borough attend the schools of the Pemberton Township School District as part of a sending/receiving relationship.[59] Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[60]) are Pemberton Early Childhood Education Center[61] (grade Pre-K; 445 syudents), Samuel T. Busansky Elementary School[62] (K-5; 298), Aletta Crichton Elementary School[63] (K-5; 451), Alexander Denbo Elementary School[64] (K-5; 287), Howard L. Emmons Elementary School[65] (K-5; 343), Fort Dix Elementary School[66] (PreK-5; 362), Harker-Wylie Haines Elementary School[67] (K-5; 333), Joseph S. Stackhouse Elementary School[68] (K-5; 305), Helen Fort / Newcomb Middle School[69] (6-8; 1,047) and Pemberton Township High School[70] (9-12; 1,009).[71][72]

Students from Pemberton, 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.[73]

Transportation[edit]

As of 2010, the borough had a total of 8.81 miles (14.18 km) of roadways, of which 4.99 miles (8.03 km) were maintained by the municipality and 3.82 miles (6.15 km) by Burlington County.[74]

New Jersey Transit provides bus service in the township on the 317 route between Asbury Park and Philadelphia.[75][76]

Notable people[edit]

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Pemberton include:

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