Woodlynne, New Jersey

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Woodlynne, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Woodlynne
Woodlynne highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County in New Jersey.
Woodlynne highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County in New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Woodlynne, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Woodlynne, New Jersey
Coordinates: 39°54′59″N 75°05′44″W / 39.916478°N 75.095549°W / 39.916478; -75.095549Coordinates: 39°54′59″N 75°05′44″W / 39.916478°N 75.095549°W / 39.916478; -75.095549[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Camden
Incorporated March 19, 1901
Government[4]
 • Type Borough
 • Mayor Jeraldo Fuentes (term ends December 31, 2015)[3]
 • Administrator Jeraldo Fuentes[4]
Area[2]
 • Total 0.226 sq mi (0.585 km2)
 • Land 0.219 sq mi (0.567 km2)
 • Water 0.007 sq mi (0.018 km2)  3.12%
Area rank 560th of 566 in state
36th of 37 in county[2]
Elevation[5] 20 ft (6 m)
Population (2010 Census)[6][7][8]
 • Total 2,978
 • Estimate (2012[9]) 2,966
 • Rank 454th of 566 in state
28th of 37 in county[10]
 • Density 13,600.4/sq mi (5,251.1/km2)
 • Density rank 18th of 566 in state
1st of 37 in county[10]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08107[11]
Area code(s) 856[12]
FIPS code 3400782450[13][2][14]
GNIS feature ID 0885450[15][2]
Website none

Woodlynne is a borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 2,978,[6][7][8] reflecting an increase of 182 (+6.5%) from the 2,796 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 249 (+9.8%) from the 2,547 counted in the 1990 Census.[16]

Woodlynne was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 19, 1901, from portions of Haddon Township.[17] In 1906, the City of Camden made an unsuccessful attempt to annex Woodlynne.[18]

History[edit]

The old roller coaster in Woodlynne Amusement Park.

Woodlynne Amusement Park, which encompassed Woodlynne Lake (no longer in existence), operated between the years 1895 and 1914 in the area that now comprises the town of Woodlynne. The New Camden Land Improvement Company commissioned the creation of Woodlynne Amusement Park on the estate of Charles M. Cooper in 1892. A fire destroyed the park in 1914. The roller coaster that once stood in Woodlynne Amusement Park now resides in Clementon Amusement Park and Splash World Waterpark in Clementon. Homes built over the old lake tend to flood in the basements during heavy rainstorms.

The Camden and Suburban Railway Company, formed in 1896, established a housing development in a section of Woodlynne Amusement Park, which contributed to its incorporation as Woodlynne Borough in 1901.[19]

Geography[edit]

Woodlynne Lake.

Woodlynne is located at 39°54′59″N 75°05′44″W / 39.916478°N 75.095549°W / 39.916478; -75.095549 (39.916478,-75.095549). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 0.226 square miles (0.585 km2), of which, 0.219 square miles (0.567 km2) of it is land and 0.007 square miles (0.018 km2) of it (3.12%) is water.[1][2]

Woodlynne borders the Borough of Collingswood and the City of Camden.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Woodlynne has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[20]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 388
1910 500 28.9%
1920 1,515 203.0%
1930 2,878 90.0%
1940 2,861 −0.6%
1950 2,776 −3.0%
1960 3,128 12.7%
1970 3,101 −0.9%
1980 2,578 −16.9%
1990 2,547 −1.2%
2000 2,796 9.8%
2010 2,978 6.5%
Est. 2012 2,966 [9] −0.4%
Population sources:
1900-2000[21] 1900-1920[22]
1900-1910[23] 1910-1930[24]
1930-1990[25] 2000[26][27] 2010[6][7][8]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 2,978 people, 917 households, and 699.7 families residing in the borough. The population density was 13,600.4 per square mile (5,251.1 /km2). There were 1,016 housing units at an average density of 4,640.0 per square mile (1,791.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 28.17% (839) White, 33.55% (999) Black or African American, 0.71% (21) Native American, 9.70% (289) Asian, 0.03% (1) Pacific Islander, 23.10% (688) from other races, and 4.73% (141) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 38.28% (1,140) of the population.[6]

There were 917 households, of which 42.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.6% were married couples living together, 31.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.25 and the average family size was 3.67.[6]

In the borough, 30.2% of the population were under the age of 18, 12.9% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 6.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29.3 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.[6]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $41,516 (with a margin of error of +/- $6,233) and the median family income was $45,313 (+/- $17,965). Males had a median income of $39,020 (+/- $7,398) versus $32,688 (+/- $8,474) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,210 (+/- $2,557). About 14.8% of families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.9% of those under age 18 and 0.0% of those age 65 or over.[28]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[1] there were 2,796 people, 912 households, and 684 families residing in the borough. The population density was 12,939.4 people per square mile (4,907.0/km2). There were 1,012 housing units at an average density of 4,683.4 per square mile (1,776.1/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 48.43% White, 22.71% African American, 0.57% Native American, 12.27% Asian, 11.59% from other races, and 4.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.60% of the population.[26][27]

There were 912 households out of which 42.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.1% were married couples living together, 25.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.52.[26][27]

In the borough the population was spread out with 32.4% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.6 males.[26][27]

The median income for a household in the borough was $39,138, and the median income for a family was $39,669. Males had a median income of $33,520 versus $26,885 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $14,757. About 11.7% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.5% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.[26][27]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Woodlynne is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The government consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at large. 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.[4]

As of 2013, the Mayor of Woodlynne Borough is Jeraldo Fuentes, whose term of office ends December 31, 2015. Members of the Woodlynne Borough Council are Joseph Chukwueke (2013), Sharon Earley (2015), Pablo Fuentes (2014), Alphonso Thomas (2014), Gwendolyn Torres (2015) and William Valle (2013).[29][30][31]

After a four-year period in which police officers from Collingswood patrolled the borough's streets, Woodlynne recreated its police department in September 2010.[32]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Woodlynne is located in the 1st Congressional District[33] and is part of New Jersey's 5th state legislative district.[7][34][35]

New Jersey's First Congressional District is represented by Rob Andrews (D, Haddon Heights).[36] 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)[37][38] and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).[39][40]

For the 2014-2015 Session, the 5th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Donald Norcross (D, Camden) and in the General Assembly by Angel Fuentes (D, Camden) and Gilbert "Whip" Wilson (D, Camden).[41] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[42] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[43]

Camden County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders, its seven members elected at-large to three-year terms office on a staggered basis, with two or three seats coming up for election each year.[44] As of 2013, Camden County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. (Collingswood, term ends December 31, 2014)[45], Freeholder Deputy Director Edward McDonnell (Pennsauken Township, 2013)[46], Michelle Gentek (Gloucester Township, 2015)[47], Ian K. Leonard (Camden, 2015)[48], Scot N. McCray (Camden, 2014)[49], Jeffrey L. Nash (Cherry Hill, 2015)[50] and Carmen Rodriguez (Merchantville, 2013).[51][52][53] Constitutional officers elected countywide are County Clerk Joseph Ripa,[54] Sheriff Charles H. Billingham[55] and Surrogate Patricia Egan Jones.[56]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 1,553 registered voters in Woodlynne, of which 661 (42.6%) were registered as Democrats, 85 (5.5%) were registered as Republicans and 804 (51.8%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 3 voters registered to other parties.[57]

In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 79.4% of the vote here (786 cast), ahead of Republican John McCain, who received around 16.6% (164 votes), with 990 ballots cast among the borough's 1,531 registered voters, for a turnout of 64.7%.[58] In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 71.5% of the vote here (639 ballots cast), outpolling Republican George W. Bush, who received around 27.2% (243 votes), with 894 ballots cast among the borough's 1,465 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 61.0.[59]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Democrat Jon Corzine received 68.1% of the vote here (305 ballots cast), ahead of both Republican Chris Christie with 23.4% (105 votes) and Independent Chris Daggett with 3.1% (14 votes), with 448 ballots cast among the borough's 1,530 registered voters, yielding a 29.3% turnout.[60]

Education[edit]

The Woodlynne School District serves public school students in pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade. Woodlynne Elementary School had an enrollment of 421 students in the 2010-11 school year.[61]

Public school students in grades 9-12 from Woodlynne attend Collingswood High School in neighboring Collingswood, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Collingswood Public Schools.[62]

Transportation[edit]

New Jersey Transit bus service is available to Philadelphia on the 400 and 403 routes. Local service is available on the 450, 451 and 453 routes.[63]

Points of interest[edit]

References[edit]

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