Carneys Point (CDP), New Jersey

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Carneys Point, New Jersey
Census-designated place
Map of Carneys Point in Salem County. Inset: Location of Salem County in New Jersey.
Map of Carneys Point in Salem County. Inset: Location of Salem County in New Jersey.
Coordinates: 39°42′20″N 75°28′05″W / 39.705469°N 75.468143°W / 39.705469; -75.468143Coordinates: 39°42′20″N 75°28′05″W / 39.705469°N 75.468143°W / 39.705469; -75.468143[1][2]
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Salem
Township Carneys Point
Named for Thomas Carney
Area[1]
 • Total 8.771 sq mi (22.715 km2)
 • Land 8.332 sq mi (21.579 km2)
 • Water 0.439 sq mi (1.136 km2)  5.00%
Elevation[3] 10 ft (3 m)
Population (2010 Census)[4]
 • Total 7,382
 • Density 886.0/sq mi (342.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08069[5]
Area code(s) 856
FIPS code 3410600[6]
GNIS feature ID 0875212[7]

Carneys Point is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Carneys Point Township, in Salem County, New Jersey, United States.[8][9][10] As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 7,382.[4]

Settled in 1727 by Irish immigrants, of which included Thomas Carney. After World War I broke out and the E.I. du Pont de Nemours plants in the area expanded, a village was constructed for the employees of the plants. This village was named after Thomas Carney.[11]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, Carneys Point had a total area of 8.771 square miles (22.715 km2), including 8.332 square miles (21.579 km2) of land and 0.439 square miles (1.136 km2) of water (5.00%).[1][2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 7,686
2000 6,914 −10.0%
2010 7,382 6.8%
Population sources:
1990-2010[10] 2000[12] 2010[4]

Census 2010[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 7,382 people, 2,995 households, and 1,845 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 886.0 per square mile (342.1/km2). There were 3,217 housing units at an average density of 386.1 per square mile (149.1/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 72.81% (5,375) White, 17.95% (1,325) Black or African American, 0.20% (15) Native American, 0.70% (52) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 5.85% (432) from other races, and 2.48% (183) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.70% (864) of the population.[4]

There were 2,995 households out of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.7% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.4% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.97.[4]

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 20.3% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 28.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.6 years. For every 100 females there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 84.7 males.[4]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[6] there were 6,914 people, 2,829 households, and 1,841 families residing in the town. The population density was 305.1/km² (790.4/mi²). There were 3,017 housing units at an average density of 133.1/km² (344.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 77.03% White, 17.57% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.87% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.21% from other races, and 1.98% from two or more races. 4.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[12]

There were 2,829 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% were non-families. 30.2% 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 2.40 and the average family size was 2.98.[12]

In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.5 males.[12]

The median income for a household in the CDP was $39,976, and the median income for a family was $51,270. Males had a median income of $40,195 versus $26,620 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,208. 11.8% of the population and 9.3% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 13.4% are under the age of 18 and 10.2% are 65 or older.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Gazetteer of New Jersey Places, United States Census Bureau. Accessed July 21, 2016.
  2. ^ a b US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Carneys Point Census Designated Place, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed February 9, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d e f DP-1 - Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data for Carneys Point CDP, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed February 9, 2013.
  5. ^ Look Up a ZIP Code for Carneys Point, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed February 9, 2013.
  6. ^ a b American FactFinder, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  7. ^ US Board on Geographic Names, United States Geological Survey. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  8. ^ GCT-PH1 - Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place from the 2010 Census Summary File 1 for Salem County, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed February 9, 2013.
  9. ^ 2006-2010 American Community Survey Geography for New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed February 9, 2013.
  10. ^ a b New Jersey: 2010 - Population and Housing Unit Counts - 2010 Census of Population and Housing (CPH-2-32), United States Census Bureau, August 2012. Accessed February 9, 2013.
  11. ^ Place Names of Salem County N.J., West Jersey History Project
  12. ^ a b c d e DP-1 - Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2000 from the Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data for Carneys Point CDP, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed February 9, 2013.