Winslow Township, New Jersey
|Winslow Township, New Jersey|
|Township of Winslow|
Winslow highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Winslow Township, New Jersey
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||November 26, 1867|
|• Mayor||Barry M. Wright (term ends December 31, 2015)|
|• Administrator||Joseph Gallagher|
|• Clerk||Deborah A. Iannaco|
|• Total||58.192 sq mi (150.716 km2)|
|• Land||57.342 sq mi (148.515 km2)|
|• Water||0.850 sq mi (2.201 km2) 1.46%|
|Area rank||24th of 566 in state
1st of 37 in county
|Elevation||135 ft (41 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Estimate (2012)||39,238|
|• Rank||56th of 566 in state
4th of 37 in county
|• Density||688.8/sq mi (265.9/km2)|
|• Density rank||414th of 566 in state
34th of 37 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||609, 856|
|GNIS feature ID||0882150|
Winslow Township is a township in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 39,499, reflecting an increase of 4,888 (+14.1%) from the 34,611 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 4,524 (+15.0%) from the 30,087 counted in the 1990 Census.
Winslow Township was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 8, 1845, from portions of Gloucester Township. Portions of the township were taken on November 26, 1867, to create Chesilhurst. In 1950, the township annexed a portion of Monroe Township (in Gloucester County).
Winslow Township is located at United States Census Bureau, township had a total area of 58.192 square miles (150.716 km2), of which, 57.342 square miles (148.515 km2) of it is land and 0.850 square miles (2.201 km2) of it (1.46%) is water.(39.701722,-74.908351). According to the
The Blue Hole is a body of water in the middle of woods that is clear blue and always cold, even in the summer, with a very steep shoreline and a maximum depth of approximately 70 feet (21 m).
Winslow Township consists of several neighborhoods and communities, which include Sicklerville, Tansboro, Cedar Brook, Blue Anchor, West Atco, Braddock, Albion, Ancora, Elm, Winslow Village and Waterford Works.
|Population sources: 1850-2000
1850-1920 1850-1870 1850
1930-1990 2000 2010
* = Lost territory in previous decade.
At the 2010 United States Census, there were 39,499 people, 13,735 households, and 10,178 families residing in the township. The population density was 688.8 per square mile (265.9 /km2). There were 14,560 housing units at an average density of 253.9 per square mile (98.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the township was 54.41% (21,491) White, 36.17% (14,287) Black or African American, 0.29% (113) Native American, 3.10% (1,224) Asian, 0.04% (14) Pacific Islander, 2.97% (1,172) from other races, and 3.03% (1,198) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 8.10% (3,200) of the population.
There were 13,735 households, of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 16.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.25.
In the township, 25.7% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.3 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $68,169 (with a margin of error of +/- $2,425) and the median family income was $78,892 (+/- $4,026). Males had a median income of $53,815 (+/- $1,828) versus $44,860 (+/- $2,189) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $27,884 (+/- $974). About 4.1% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 34,611 people, 11,661 households, and 9,002 families residing in the township. The population density was 599.9 people per square mile (231.6/km²). There were 12,413 housing units at an average density of 215.1/sq mi (83.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 69.34% White, 29.34% African American, 0.35% Native American, 1.30% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.58% from other races, and 1.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.31% of the population.
There were 11,661 households out of which 41.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.8% were non-families. 18.8% 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 2.87 and the average family size was 3.28.
In the township the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 34.4% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $55,990, and the median income for a family was $62,045. Males had a median income of $43,320 versus $31,657 for females. The per capita income for the township was $21,254. About 4.5% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.
Winslow Township is Camden County's largest municipality at 58 square miles (150 km2). The township got its name from the son of a 19th-century glass factory owner, William Coffin, Sr., who bought large tracts of timber in Camden County about six miles west of Hammonton and with his son-in-law in 1929. Thomas Jefferson Perce and William Coffin, Jr., built a glass works (his second one in 12 years) in the midst of a thick pine forest. The community was named for Senior Coffin's youngest son, Edward Winslow Coffin.
Winslow Township was incorporated in 1845 from the Township of Gloucester. The township's very first meeting was held at Josiah Albertson's Blue Anchor Inn which was located on what is now Route 73 in the vicinity of St Lucy's Church. During its early years Winslow was known for its thriving glass business which developed as a result of the townships abundant resources of timber clay and sand., though by the start of the 20th century the glass industry died throughout Winslow. During the early 20th century, Winslow's population continued to grow until it peaked at a small 11,000 residents by the 1970s. During this time period the majority of Winslow residents were farmers. In 1965, Winslow township started to see an increase in population as the Atlantic City Expressway was completed with an interchange in Winslow at Williamstown Road. The proximity of the interchange drew developers towards the Sicklerville section of the township, where Levitt & Sons would build thousands of homes throughout the 1970s. Between 1970 and 1980 Winslow's population nearly doubled to 20,000 residents.
As of 2006, 80% of the township currently sits in the Pinelands National Reserve, thus restricting future land development. Despite the restriction of development on the reserve, agricultural areas still persist in Winslow.
The township is also served by two area codes—856 and 609. When area code 609 was split in 1999, the southern/eastern end in the township (primarily with the Hammonton mailing address, Cedarbrook, and a small section of Sickerville) were left in the 609 code, while the other sections closer to Berlin and Williamstown received 856 as their area code.
- St Lucy's Roman Catholic Church, Route 73. It became a parish in 1961. The Rev. Edward McDaid is pastor.
- Bates Mills Cemetery is a cemetery located on South Erhke Road in Blue Anchor, New Jersey. Today passersby can observe a number of very old grave stones with hardly visible faded initials engraved upon them. The stones seem to be made from iron ore.
- Pinelands National Reserve
- Levitt and Sons Incorporated build Winslow crossing in the 1970s in Sicklerville. The complexes that were built at this time were Primrose Gate, Manor Hall, Victoria Manor, Eden Hollow, Lehigh Manor, Arbor Meadows and Ivy Meadows.
- In 1972, the Lutheran affiliated Winslow Community Church opens in the Cedarbrook Hunting and Fishing Club.
- Historical timeline
- 1845: Winslow is incorporated from Gloucester Township.
- 1920: Albion School is built.
- 1923: Sicklerville School is built.
- 1925: St. Lucys Roman Catholic Church begins in the Blue Anchor section of Winslow Township as a mission to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Berlin, New Jersey.
- 1928: Blue Anchor and Tansboro Schools are built.
- 1940: Closed Dunbarton and North Tansboro Schools are sold.
- 1955: A hospital is established at Ancora.
Winslow Township is governed under the Township form of New Jersey municipal government by a mayor and an eight-member Township Committee. Committee Members are elected in partisan elections to four-year terms in office on a staggered basis, with one seat coming up for election every other year from each of the four wards.
- Ward 1: Karen Gibison and Anthony Tomasello
- Ward 2: Evelyn Leverett and George Lowery
- Ward 3: Marie D. Lawrence and Thaddeus Mackey
- Ward 4: Charles Flamini and John Wilson
Federal, state and county representation
Winslow Township is located in the 1st Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 4th state legislative district. Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Winslow Township had been in the 6th state legislative district.
The seat for New Jersey's First Congressional District is currently vacant, having formerly been represented by Rob Andrews (D, Haddon Heights), who resigned on February 18, 2014. 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, Paramus).
The 4th district of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Fred H. Madden (D, Washington Township, Gloucester County) and in the General Assembly by Paul Moriarty (D, Washington Township, Gloucester County) and Gabriela Mosquera (D, Gloucester Township). The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township). The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).
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. As of 2014[update], Camden County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. (Collingswood, term ends December 31, 2014), Freeholder Deputy Director Edward McDonnell (Pennsauken Township, 2016), Michelle Gentek (Gloucester Township, 2015), Ian K. Leonard (Camden, 2015), Scot N. McCray (Camden, 2014), Jeffrey L. Nash (Cherry Hill, 2015) and Carmen Rodriguez (Merchantville, 2016). Constitutional officers elected countywide are County Clerk Joseph Ripa, Sheriff Charles H. Billingham and Surrogate Patricia Egan "Pat" Jones.
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 24,975 registered voters in Winslow Township, of which 10,782 (43.2%) were registered as Democrats, 2,898 (11.6%) were registered as Republicans and 11,283 (45.2%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 12 voters registered to other parties.
In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 68.5% of the vote here (12,630 cast), ahead of Republican John McCain, who received around 29.0% (5,355 votes), with 18,445 ballots cast among the township's 24,426 registered voters, for a turnout of 75.5%. In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 62.2% of the vote here (9,305 ballots cast), outpolling Republican George W. Bush, who received around 36.6% (5,478 votes), with 14,963 ballots cast among the township's 21,944 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 68.2.
In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Democrat Jon Corzine received 56.5% of the vote here (5,711 ballots cast), ahead of both Republican Chris Christie with 37.4% (3,775 votes) and Independent Chris Daggett with 3.7% (377 votes), with 10,102 ballots cast among the township's 24,894 registered voters, yielding a 40.6% turnout.
The Winslow Township School District is a Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 public school district. The district was formed in 1998, after voters approved a split from the Lower Camden County Regional School District, creating the Edgewood (later renamed Winslow) middle and high schools in 2001 to accompany the previously existing K-6 operation.
Schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are four elementary schools — Elementary School No. 1 (371 students; grades PreK-3), Elementary School No. 2 (347; PreK-3), Elementary School No. 3 (368; PreK-3) and Elementary School No. 4 (502; PreK-3) — Upper Elementary School No. 5 (714) and Upper Elementary School No. 6 (634) for grades 4-6, Winslow Township Middle School for grades 7-8 (1,503) and Winslow Township High School for grades 9 - 12 (1,851).
New Jersey Transit bus service is available to Philadelphia on the 316 (seasonal) and 400 routes. Local service is available on the 459 and 463 routes, and service to Atlantic City is offered on the 551 and 554 routes. Park and Ride bus service is located within the town at the Avandale park and ride station. At this time, there are no buses that provide service within reasonable walking distance to the Municipal Building.
Winslow is criss-crossed by several major roads, such as U.S. Route 30, Route 73, and Route 143. In addition, the Atlantic City Expressway passes through the southwestern part of the township, with four interchanges: Exits 41, 38, 33, and 31.
Notable current and former residents of Winslow Township include:
- Jessica Boyington (born 1985), Miss New Jersey USA 2006 and on-air television news personality.
- Jordan Burroughs (born 1988), Olympic wrestler.
- Dennis Davis, Jr. (born 1982), cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks.
- Shonn Greene (born 1985), running back for the New York Jets.
- Andrew K. Hay (1809–1881), represented New Jersey's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1849 to 1851.
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- Freeholder Michelle Gentek, Camden County, New Jersey. Accessed July 28, 2014.
- Ian K. Leonard, Camden County, New Jersey. Accessed July 28, 2014.
- Scot N. McCray, Camden County, New Jersey. Accessed July 28, 2014.
- Jeffrey L. Nash, Camden County, New Jersey. Accessed July 28, 2014.
- Carmen Rodriguez, Camden County, New Jersey. Accessed July 28, 2014.
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- Data for the Winslow Township School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed October 12, 2012.
- Staff. "Winslow Township High School", South Jersey magazine. Accessed May 12, 2012. "Winslow Township High School is a four-year comprehensive regional public high school that serves students Winslow Township as part of the Winslow Township School District. Students from Chesilhurst attend the school as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Chesilhurst Borough School District."
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- Jessica Boyington, WPSG, September 4, 2010. Accessed September 17, 2012. "Jessica currently resides in Sicklerville, New Jersey."
- Narducci, Marc. "Sicklerville's Burroughs excited for shot at Olympic gold", The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 27, 2012. "A Sicklerville resident and 2006 graduate of Winslow Township High in Camden County, Burroughs is considered the favorite to win the gold in freestyle wrestling at 74 kilograms (163 pounds)."
- Georgia Tech profile: Dennis Davis, Jr., CSTV. Accessed December 6, 2007.
- Nelson, Jim. "Hawkeye profile: 'Low mainteance' Greene accepts limited role on offense.", The Courier (Waterloo-Cedar Falls), October 12, 2006. Accessed November 14, 2008.
- Andrew Kessler Hay, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 25, 2007.
- Winslow Township municipal website
- Winslow Township School District
- Winslow Township School District's 2012–13 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- Data for the Winslow Township School District, National Center for Education Statistics
- Winslow Genealogical & Historical Society website
- UNofficiallyWinslow.com blog