Quinton Township, New Jersey

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Quinton Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Quinton
Quinton Township highlighted in Salem County. Inset map: Salem County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Quinton Township highlighted in Salem County. Inset map: Salem County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Quinton Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Quinton Township, New Jersey
Coordinates: 39°31′46″N 75°23′32″W / 39.529355°N 75.392243°W / 39.529355; -75.392243Coordinates: 39°31′46″N 75°23′32″W / 39.529355°N 75.392243°W / 39.529355; -75.392243[1][2]
Country  United States of America
State  New Jersey
County Salem
Incorporated February 18, 1873
Government[5]
 • Type Township
 • Mayor Joseph Donelson (term ends December 31, 2014)[3]
 • Clerk Marty R. Uzdanovics[4]
Area[1]
 • Total 24.578 sq mi (63.656 km2)
 • Land 24.092 sq mi (62.397 km2)
 • Water 0.486 sq mi (1.260 km2)  1.98%
Area rank 111th of 566 in state
8th of 15 in county[1]
Elevation[6] 69 ft (21 m)
Population (2010 Census)[7][8][9]
 • Total 2,666
 • Estimate (2013)[10] 2,637
 • Rank 464th of 566 in state
10th of 15 in county[11]
 • Density 110.7/sq mi (42.7/km2)
 • Density rank 537th of 566 in state
9th of 15 in county[11]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08072[12][13]
Area code(s) 856[14]
FIPS code 3403361470[1][15][16]
GNIS feature ID 0882130[17]
Website www.quintonnj.com

Quinton Township is a township in Salem County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 2,666,[7][8][9] reflecting a decline of 120 (-4.3%) from the 2,786 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 275 (+11.0%) from the 2,511 counted in the 1990 Census.[18]

Quinton was formally incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 18, 1873, from portions of Upper Alloways Creek Township (now Alloway Township).[19] It is a dry township, where alcohol cannot be sold.[20][21]

Quinton CDP (with a 2010 Census population of 588[22]) is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community located within Quinton Township.[23][24][25]

Geography[edit]

Quinton Township is located at 39°31′46″N 75°23′32″W / 39.529355°N 75.392243°W / 39.529355; -75.392243 (39.529355,-75.392243). According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 24.578 square miles (63.656 km2), of which, 24.092 square miles (62.397 km2) of it was land and 0.486 square miles (1.260 km2) of it (1.98%) was water.[1][2]

The township borders Lower Alloways Creek Township, Salem, Mannington Township, and Alloway Township. Quinton Township also borders Cumberland County.

Unincorporated communities located within the township include Berrys Chapel, Harmony, Mickles Mill, Pecks Corner, Woodmere and Woods Upper Mill.[26]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 1,390
1890 1,307 −6.0%
1900 1,280 −2.1%
1910 1,091 −14.8%
1920 956 −12.4%
1930 1,166 22.0%
1940 1,313 12.6%
1950 1,821 38.7%
1960 2,440 34.0%
1970 2,567 5.2%
1980 2,887 12.5%
1990 2,511 −13.0%
2000 2,786 11.0%
2010 2,666 −4.3%
Est. 2013 2,637 [10][27] −1.1%
Population sources: 1880-2000[28]
1880-1920[29] 1880-1890[30]
1890-1910[31] 1910-1930[32]
1930-1990[33] 2000[34][35] 2010[7][8][9]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 2,666 people, 1,036 households, and 756.3 families residing in the township. The population density was 110.7 per square mile (42.7/km2). There were 1,099 housing units at an average density of 45.6 per square mile (17.6/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 81.58% (2,175) White, 12.90% (344) Black or African American, 0.56% (15) Native American, 0.38% (10) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 1.20% (32) from other races, and 3.38% (90) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 4.01% (107) of the population.[7]

There were 1,036 households, of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.98.[7]

In the township, 23.6% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 29.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.5 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.[7]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $65,061 (with a margin of error of +/- $4,282) and the median family income was $75,833 (+/- $6,396). Males had a median income of $58,542 (+/- $8,331) versus $34,615 (+/- $9,700) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $29,805 (+/- $2,517). About 4.2% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and 1.7% of those age 65 or over.[36]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[15] there were 2,786 people, 1,074 households, and 778 families residing in the township. The population density was 115.3 people per square mile (44.5/km²). There were 1,133 housing units at an average density of 46.9 per square mile (18.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 82.05% White, 14.47% African American, 1.08% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.72% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.51% of the population.[34][35]

There were 1,074 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 22.7% 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 2.56 and the average family size was 3.02.[34][35]

In the township the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.3 males.[34][35]

The median income for a household in the township was $41,193, and the median income for a family was $48,272. Males had a median income of $32,394 versus $22,198 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,921. About 7.8% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.5% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.[34][35]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Quinton Township is governed under the Township form of government with a three-member Township Committee. The Township Committee is elected directly by the voters at-large in partisan elections to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with one seat coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle as part of the November general election.[5] At an annual reorganization meeting, the Township Committee selects one of its members to serve as Mayor.

As of 2014, members of the Quinton Township Committee are Mayor Joseph Donelson (D, serving an unexpired term on committee ending December 31, 2015; term as mayor ends 2014), Deputy Mayor Raymond Owens (R, term on committee ends 2016; as deputy mayor ends 2014) and James N. Kates (D, 2014).[3][37][38][39][40]

Joseph Donelson, a former councilmember and mayor, was selected in October 2013 by the Township Council from among three candidates recommended by the municipal Democratic committee to fill the vacant seat of Joseph Donelson, who had resigned earlier that month.[41]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Quinton Township is located in the 2nd Congressional District[42] and is part of New Jersey's 3rd state legislative district.[8][43][44]

New Jersey's Second Congressional District is represented by Frank LoBiondo (R, Ventnor City).[45] 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)[46][47] and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus).[48][49]

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).[50] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[51] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[52]

Salem County is governed by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders who are elected at-large to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either two or three seats coming up for election each year. At an annual reorganization meeting held in the beginning of January, the board selects a Director and a Deputy Director from among its members. As of 2014, Salem County's Freeholders (with party, residence, term-end year and committee chairmanship listed in parentheses) are Director Julie A. Acton (R, Pennsville Township, 2016; Administration), Deputy Director Dale A. Cross (R, Pennsville Township, 2014; Public Safety), Bruce L. Bobbitt (D, Pilesgrove Township, 2014; Public Services), Ben Laury (R, Elmer, 2015; Public Works) Beth E. Timberman (D, Woodstown, 2015; Social Services), Robert J. Vanderslice (R, Pennsville Township, 2014; Health and Human Services) Lee R. Ware (D, Elsinboro Township, 2016; Transportation, Agriculture and Cultural Affairs).[53][54] Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk Gilda T. Gill (2014),[55] Sheriff Charles M. Miller (2015)[56] and Surrogate Nicki A. Burke (2015).[57][58]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 1,701 registered voters in Quinton Township, of which 533 (31.3% vs. 30.6% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 388 (22.8% vs. 21.0%) were registered as Republicans and 778 (45.7% vs. 48.4%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were two voters registered to other parties.[59] Among the township's 2010 Census population, 63.8% (vs. 64.6% in Salem County) were registered to vote, including 83.5% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 84.4% countywide).[59][60]

In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 679 votes here (52.6% vs. 46.6% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 587 votes (45.5% vs. 50.4%) and other candidates with 11 votes (0.9% vs. 1.6%), among the 1,291 ballots cast by the township's 1,710 registered voters, for a turnout of 75.5% (vs. 71.8% in Salem County).[61] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 694 votes here (57.3% vs. 52.5% countywide), ahead of Democrat John Kerry with 495 votes (40.8% vs. 45.9%) and other candidates with 16 votes (1.3% vs. 1.0%), among the 1,212 ballots cast by the township's 1,662 registered voters, for a turnout of 72.9% (vs. 71.0% in the whole county).[62]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 438 votes here (47.9% vs. 46.1% countywide), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 338 votes (37.0% vs. 39.9%), Independent Chris Daggett with 94 votes (10.3% vs. 9.7%) and other candidates with 33 votes (3.6% vs. 2.0%), among the 914 ballots cast by the township's 1,738 registered voters, yielding a 52.6% turnout (vs. 47.3% in the county).[63]

Education[edit]

The Quinton Township School District serves public school students in pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade at Quinton Township Elementary School. As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's one school had an enrollment of 366 students and 25.9 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 14.13:1.[64]

Public school students in ninth through twelfth grades attend Salem High School in Salem City, together with students from Elsinboro Township, Lower Alloways Creek Township and Mannington Township, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Salem City School District.[65][66][67]

Transportation[edit]

As of 2010, the township had a total of 52.58 miles (84.62 km) of roadways, of which 20.24 miles (32.57 km) were maintained by the municipality, 23.67 miles (38.09 km) by Salem County and 8.67 miles (13.95 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.[68]

Route 49 (Quinton-Marlboro Road) traverses the township northwest to southeast[69] County Route 540[70] and County Route 581 (including its southern terminus at Route 49)[71] pass through the township.

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