Woodland Township, New Jersey

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Woodland Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Woodland
Woodland Township highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Woodland Township highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Woodland Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Woodland Township, New Jersey
Coordinates: 39°50′29″N 74°31′04″W / 39.841289°N 74.51774°W / 39.841289; -74.51774Coordinates: 39°50′29″N 74°31′04″W / 39.841289°N 74.51774°W / 39.841289; -74.51774[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Burlington
Incorporated March 7, 1866
Government[5]
 • Type Township
 • Mayor Matthew Henrich (term ended December 31, 2013)[3]
 • Administrator / Clerk Maryalice Brown[4]
Area[2]
 • Total 96.385 sq mi (249.638 km2)
 • Land 94.558 sq mi (244.905 km2)
 • Water 1.827 sq mi (4.733 km2)  1.90%
Area rank 6th of 566 in state
2nd of 40 in county[2]
Elevation[6] 118 ft (36 m)
Population (2010 Census)[7][8][9]
 • Total 1,788
 • Estimate (2012[10]) 1,802
 • Rank 499th of 566 in state
35th of 40 in county[11]
 • Density 18.9/sq mi (7.3/km2)
 • Density rank 563rd of 566 in state
39th of 40 in county[11]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08019 - Chatsworth[12]
Area code(s) 609
FIPS code 3400582420[13][2][14]
GNIS feature ID 0882080[15][2]
Website www.woodlandtownship.org

Woodland Township is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 1,788[7][8][9] reflecting an increase of 618 (+52.8%) from the 1,170 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 893 (-43.3%) from the 2,063 counted in the 1990 Census.[16]

Woodland was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 7, 1866, from portions of Pemberton Township, Shamong Township, Southampton Township and Washington Township. Portions of the township were taken to form Tabernacle Township on March 22, 1901.[17]

The township is located in the Pinelands National Reserve which is coextensive with the Pine Barrens, north of the Wharton State Forest. It includes the unincorporated community of Chatsworth, which is the postal address for most of the residents of the township.

Geography[edit]

Woodland Township is located at 39°50′29″N 74°31′04″W / 39.841289°N 74.51774°W / 39.841289; -74.51774 (39.841289,-74.51774). According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 96.385 square miles (249.638 km2), of which, 94.558 square miles (244.905 km2) of it was land and 1.827 square miles (4.733 km2) of it (1.90%) was water.[2][1]

The township is one of 56 South Jersey municipalities that are included within the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve, a protected natural area of unique ecology covering 1,100,000 acres (450,000 ha), that has been classified as a United States Biosphere Reserve and established by Congress in 1978 as the nation's first National Reserve.[18] All of the township is included in the state-designated Pinelands Area, which includes portions of Burlington County, along with areas in Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Ocean counties.[19]

Woodland Township also includes the place names of Butlers Place, DeCou Pond, Dukes Bridge, Goose Pond, Hedger House, Johnson Place, Jones Mill, Lebanon, Long Causeway, Old Halfway, South Park and Woodmansie.[20]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 389
1880 325 −16.5%
1890 327 0.6%
1900 475 45.3%
1910 548 * 15.4%
1920 970 77.0%
1930 970 0.0%
1940 1,374 41.6%
1950 1,524 10.9%
1960 1,904 24.9%
1970 2,032 6.7%
1980 2,285 12.5%
1990 2,063 −9.7%
2000 1,170 −43.3%
2010 1,788 52.8%
Est. 2012 1,802 [10] 0.8%
Population sources:1870-2000[21]
1870-1920[22] 1870[23][24] 1880-1890[25]
1890-1910[26] 1910-1930[27]
1930-1990[28] 2000[29][30] 2010[7][8][9]
* = Lost territory in previous decade.[17]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,788 people, 476 households, and 358.9 families residing in the township. The population density was 18.9 per square mile (7.3 /km2). There were 494 housing units at an average density of 5.2 per square mile (2.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the township was 89.60% (1,602) White, 8.11% (145) Black or African American, 0.06% (1) Native American, 0.84% (15) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.45% (8) from other races, and 0.95% (17) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 4.81% (86) of the population.[7]

There were 476 households, of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.14.[7]

In the township, 20.2% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 37.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.3 years. For every 100 females there were 152.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 166.0 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 +/- $16,290) and the median family income was $96,875 (+/- $31,126). Males had a median income of $61,250 (+/- $11,359) versus $33,393 (+/- $4,757) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $33,552 (+/- $5,866). About 4.9% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.[31]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[13] there were 1,170 people, 425 households, and 323 families residing in the township. The population density was 12.2 people per square mile (4.7/km²). There were 448 housing units at an average density of 4.7 per square mile (1.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.03% White, 0.60% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.20% of the population.[29][30]

There were 425 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% were non-families. 19.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.15.[29][30]

In the township the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 7.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.9 males.[29][30]

The median income for a household in the township was $59,271, and the median income for a family was $65,972. Males had a median income of $43,654 versus $31,765 for females. The per capita income for the township was $26,126. About 2.0% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over.[29][30]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Woodland 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 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 2013, the members of the Woodland Township Committee are Mayor Matthew Henrich (R, term on committee and as mayor ends December 31, 2013), William DeGroff (R, 2014) and Mark Herndon (R, 2015).[32][33][34][35][36]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Woodland Township is located in the 3rd Congressional District[37] and is part of New Jersey's 8th state legislative district.[8][38][39]

New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District is represented by Jon Runyan (R, Mount Laurel Township).[40] 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)[41][42] and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus).[43][44]

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).[45] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[46] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[47]

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.[48] The board chooses a director and deputy director from among its members at an annual reorganization meeting held in January.[48] As of 2014, Burlington County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Bruce Garganio (R, 2014; Florence Township),[49] Deputy Director Joseph Howarth (R, 2014; Evesham Township)[50] Aimee Belgard (D, 2015; Edgewater Park Township),[51] Joseph B. Donnelly (R, 2016; Cinnaminson Township)[52] and Joanne Schwartz (D, 2015; Southampton Township).[53][48][54] Gargiano was named in March 2014 to serve the unexpired term of Leah Arter and was chosen to fill her position as Freeholder Director.[55]

Education[edit]

The Woodland Township School District serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade at Chatsworth Elementary School, which had an enrollment of 144 students in Kindergarten through eighth grade as of the 2010-11 school year.[56]

Public school students from Woodland Township in ninth through twelfth grades attend Seneca High School, located in Tabernacle Township, which also serves students from Shamong Township, Southampton Township and Tabernacle Townships.[57][58] The school is part of the Lenape Regional High School District. The district also serves students from Evesham Township, Medford Lakes, Medford Township, Mount Laurel Township, Shamong Township, Southampton Township and Tabernacle Township.[59]

Students from Springfield Township, 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.[60]

Transportation[edit]

The township had a total of 73.73 miles (118.66 km) of roadways, of which 44.75 miles (72.02 km) are maintained by the municipality, 15.47 miles (24.90 km) by Burlington County and 13.51 miles (21.74 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.[61]

Only two major state and county routes pass through Woodland. Route 70 runs along the northwestern border while Route 72 travels from the northwest to the southeast. CR 532 and CR 563 also pass through and intersect with each other in Chatsworth.

The Garden State Parkway is accessible outside the township in neighboring Lacey, Barnegat, Stafford, Little Egg Harbor, and Bass River Townships.

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