Runnemede, New Jersey

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Runnemede, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Runnemede
Runnemede highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Runnemede highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Runnemede, New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Runnemede, New Jersey.
Coordinates: 39°51′06″N 75°04′29″W / 39.851738°N 75.074803°W / 39.851738; -75.074803Coordinates: 39°51′06″N 75°04′29″W / 39.851738°N 75.074803°W / 39.851738; -75.074803[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Camden
Incorporated April 24, 1926
Government[5]
 • Type Borough
 • Mayor Bertha "Sis" Kalvaitis (term ends December 31, 2014)[3]
 • Clerk Joyce Pinto[4]
Area[1]
 • Total 2.115 sq mi (5.477 km2)
 • Land 2.057 sq mi (5.327 km2)
 • Water 0.058 sq mi (0.150 km2)  2.74%
Area rank 401st of 566 in state
17th of 37 in county[1]
Elevation[6] 69 ft (21 m)
Population (2010 Census)[7][8][9]
 • Total 8,468
 • Estimate (2013)[10] 8,436
 • Rank 269th of 566 in state
16th of 37 in county[11]
 • Density 4,117.2/sq mi (1,589.7/km2)
 • Density rank 147th of 566 in state
17th of 37 in county[11]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08078[12][13]
Area code(s) 856 exchanges: 312, 931, 933, 939[14]
FIPS code 3400765160[1][15][16]
GNIS feature ID 0885382[1][17]
Website runnemedenj.org

Runnemede is a borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 8,468,[7][8][9] reflecting a decline of 65 (-0.8%) from the 8,533 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 509 (-5.6%) from the 9,042 counted in the 1990 Census.[18]

Runnemede was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 23, 1926, from portions of the now-defunct Centre Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April 24, 1926. The boroughs of Bellmawr, Mount Ephraim and Lawnside were simultaneously created during the same two-day period.[19]

Geography[edit]

Runnemede is located at 39°51′06″N 75°04′29″W / 39.851738°N 75.074803°W / 39.851738; -75.074803 (39.851738,-75.074803). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 2.115 square miles (5.477 km2), of which, 2.057 square miles (5.327 km2) of it was land and 0.058 square miles (0.150 km2) of it (2.74%) of it was water.[1][2]

The borough borders Barrington, Bellmawr, Gloucester Township, and Magnolia. Runnemede also borders Deptford in Gloucester County.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 2,436
1940 2,835 16.4%
1950 4,217 48.7%
1960 8,396 99.1%
1970 10,475 24.8%
1980 9,461 −9.7%
1990 9,042 −4.4%
2000 8,533 −5.6%
Est. 2013 8,436 [10][20]
Population sources:
1930-2000[21] 1930[22] 1930-1990[23]
2000[24][25] 2010[7][8][9]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 8,468 people, 3,370 households, and 2,214 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,117.2 per square mile (1,589.7/km2). There were 3,548 housing units at an average density of 1,725.1 per square mile (666.1/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 88.52% (7,496) White, 4.72% (400) Black or African American, 0.30% (25) Native American, 2.63% (223) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 2.18% (185) from other races, and 1.64% (139) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 6.09% (516) of the population.[7]

There were 3,370 households, of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.11.[7]

In the borough, 20.9% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.1 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.[7]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $53,454 (with a margin of error of +/- $4,014) and the median family income was $62,899 (+/- $4,849). Males had a median income of $43,016 (+/- $1,759) versus $38,854 (+/- $5,740) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $26,260 (+/- $1,884). About 6.9% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 11.4% of those age 65 or over.[26]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[15] there were 8,533 people, 3,376 households, and 2,275 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,084.2 people per square mile (1,576.4/km2). There were 3,510 housing units at an average density of 1,680.0 per square mile (648.4/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 91.77% White, 3.76% African American, 0.11% Native American, 1.55% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.22% from other races, and 1.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.59% of the population.[24][25]

There were 3,376 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 27.8% 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 2.52 and the average family size was 3.08.[24][25]

In the borough the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.[24][25]

The median income for a household in the borough was $41,126, and the median income for a family was $50,127. Males had a median income of $37,705 versus $28,062 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $19,143. About 3.1% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.[24][25]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Runnemede 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 Runnemede, 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.[27][28]

As of 2014, the Mayor of Runnemede is Democrat Bertha "Sis" Kalvaitis, whose term of office ends December 31, 2014.[29] Members of the Borough Council are Council President Nick Kappatos (2014), Robert "Bob" Farrell (D, 2016), Eleanor M. Kelly (D, 2015), Beverly A. Moore (D, 2015), Patricia Tartaglia Passio (2014) and Michael J. Root (D, 2016).[30][31][32][33]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Runnemede is located in the 1st Congressional District[34] and is part of New Jersey's 5th state legislative district.[8][35][36]

New Jersey's First Congressional District is represented by Donald Norcross (D, Camden).[37] 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)[38][39] and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus).[40][41]

For the 2014-2015 Session, the 5th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Nilsa Cruz-Perez (D, Camden, serving the unexpired term of Donald Norcross until November 2015)[42] and in the General Assembly by Angel Fuentes (D, Camden) and Gilbert "Whip" Wilson (D, Camden).[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]

Camden County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders, its seven members chosen at-large in partisan elections to three-year terms office on a staggered basis, with wither two or three seats coming up for election each year.[46] As of 2014, Camden County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. (Collingswood, term ends December 31, 2014)[47], Freeholder Deputy Director Edward McDonnell (Pennsauken Township, 2016)[48], Michelle Gentek (Gloucester Township, 2015)[49], Ian K. Leonard (Camden, 2015)[50], Scot N. McCray (Camden, 2014)[51], Jeffrey L. Nash (Cherry Hill, 2015)[52] and Carmen Rodriguez (Merchantville, 2016).[53][54][55] Constitutional officers elected countywide are County Clerk Joseph Ripa,[56] Sheriff Charles H. Billingham[57] and Surrogate Patricia Egan "Pat" Jones.[58]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 5,547 registered voters in Runnemede, of which 2,902 (52.3%) were registered as Democrats, 572 (10.3%) were registered as Republicans and 2,070 (37.3%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 3 voters registered to other parties.[59]

In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 59.4% of the vote here (2,388 cast), ahead of Republican John McCain, who received around 37.0% (1,486 votes), with 4,021 ballots cast among the borough's 5,609 registered voters, for a turnout of 71.7%.[60] In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 59.4% of the vote here (2,407 ballots cast), outpolling Republican George W. Bush, who received around 42.9% (1,738 votes), with 4,050 ballots cast among the borough's 5,673 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 71.4.[61]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Democrat Jon Corzine received 48.9% of the vote here (1,096 ballots cast), ahead of both Republican Chris Christie with 41.7% (933 votes) and Independent Chris Daggett with 5.8% (131 votes), with 2,240 ballots cast among the borough's 5,584 registered voters, yielding a 40.1% turnout.[62]

Education[edit]

The Runnemede Public School District serves students in pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade. As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's three schools had an enrollment of 838 students and 67.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.41:1.[63] Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[64]) are Aline Bingham Elementary School[65] (grades PreK-3; 208 students), Grace Downing Elementary School[66] (K-3; 169) and Mary E. Volz Middle School[67] (4-8; 461).[68]

For ninth through twelfth grades, public school students attend Triton Regional High School, one of three high schools that are part of the Black Horse Pike Regional School District, which also serves students from Bellmawr Borough and Gloucester Township.[69] The two other schools in the district are Highland Regional High School and Timber Creek Regional High School.

St. Teresa Regional School is a PreK-8 Catholic elementary school, that was once attended by Olympic Gold Medal-winning figure skater Tara Lipinski, and operates under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden.[70][71]

Transportation[edit]

Roads and highways[edit]

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 31.16 miles (50.15 km) of roadways, of which 25.32 miles (40.75 km) were maintained by the municipality, 2.34 miles (3.77 km) by Camden County and 1.17 miles (1.88 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 2.33 miles (3.75 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.[72]

Various state highways pass through Runnemede, including Route 168[73] and Route 41,[74] which intersect in the borough. The North-South Freeway (Route 42) passes through the northwest briefly, but without any connections between the freeway and the borough.[75] The New Jersey Turnpike passes through the northern part, which houses part of an interchange: Exit 3. The interchange and toll gate are located near the boundary with Bellmawr, with a total of six lanes at the gate.[76]

Major county roads include CR 544 which runs along the southern border.[77]

Public transportation[edit]

New Jersey Transit bus service between the borough and Philadelphia is available on the 400 route, with local service available on the 455 route.[78][79]

Notable people[edit]

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

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