Ramtown, New Jersey

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Ramtown, New Jersey
Map of Ramtown CDP in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County in New Jersey.
Map of Ramtown CDP in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County in New Jersey.
Coordinates: 40°06′53″N 74°09′01″W / 40.114713°N 74.150158°W / 40.114713; -74.150158Coordinates: 40°06′53″N 74°09′01″W / 40.114713°N 74.150158°W / 40.114713; -74.150158
Country United States
State New Jersey
CountyMonmouth
TownshipHowell
Area
 • Total2.203 sq mi (5.707 km2)
 • Land2.192 sq mi (5.678 km2)
 • Water0.011 sq mi (0.029 km2)  0.50%
Elevation59 ft (18 m)
Population
 • Total6,242
 • Density2,847.4/sq mi (1,099.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern (EDT))
Area code(s)732/848
FIPS code3461725[4]
GNIS feature ID02389724[5]

Ramtown is a census-designated place and unincorporated community located within Howell Township, in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States.[6][7] As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 6,242.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 2.203 square miles (5.707 km2), including 2.192 square miles (5.678 km2) of land and 0.011 square miles (0.029 km2) of water (0.50%).[1][8]

There are two main roads that run through Ramtown, Newtons Corner Rd and Ramtown-Greenville Rd. Newtowns Corner Rd beings at the southern border of Brick and Howell Township, and runs through Ramtown north, until the road changes to Herbertsville Rd, which brings you into Squankum. Rawmtown-Greenville road runs through the back end of ramtown, starting at the Lakewood and Howell border, passes the 3 public schools, and ends when it meets with Newtowns-Corner Rd. The landscape of Ramtown is fairly flat, consisting of several neighbors of suburban style housing and a handful of family owned farms scattered throughout the area. There are many woodland areas within Ramtown, but many are being cut down to build new neighborhoods for the growing population.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
20005,932
20106,2425.2%
Population sources:
2000-2010[6] 2000[9] 2010[3]

Census 2010[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 6,242 people, 1,924 households, and 1,687.348 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,847.4 per square mile (1,099.4/km2). There were 1,963 housing units at an average density of 895.4 per square mile (345.7/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.53% (5,713) White, 2.84% (177) Black or African American, 0.11% (7) Native American, 2.77% (173) Asian, 0.11% (7) Pacific Islander, 1.43% (89) from other races, and 1.22% (76) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.43% (464) of the population.[3]

There were 1,924 households out of which 48.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.2% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.3% were non-families. 9.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 2.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.24 and the average family size was 3.49.[3]

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 32.1% from 45 to 64, and 5.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.0 years. For every 100 females there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 94.2 males.[3]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[4] there were 5,932 people, 1,742 households, and 1,576 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,111.8/km² (2,873.0/mi²). There were 1,788 housing units at an average density of 335.1/km² (866.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.99% White, 2.02% African American, 0.02% Native American, 2.19% Asian, 1.48% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.20% of the population.[9]

There were 1,742 households out of which 60.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 80.3% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 9.5% were non-families. 7.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.41 and the average family size was 3.60.[9]

In the CDP the age distribution of the population shows 36.1% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 35.8% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 4.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.9 males.[9]

The median income for a household in the CDP was $73,339, and the median income for a family was $74,125. Males had a median income of $57,429 versus $38,274 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $23,042. About 2.8% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.[9]

Education[edit]

There are 3 public schools located within Ramtown, Ramtown Elementary, Greenville Elementary, and Howell Middle School South. Grenville school serves children grades K-2, Ramtown serves children grades 3-5, and Middle School South serves children grades 6-8. All 3 schools are located next to each other and all students are provided transportation. All students are not Ramtown residents, for example, students who live in the Newbury part of Howell are districted to attend Middle School South. After the completion of middle school, all Ramtown students are districted to go to Howell High School, located in Farmingdale, Howell, New Jersey. If HHS is not a favorable option for students and parents, students are given the option to join a program and attend one of the several other highschools apart of the Freehold Regional High School District.

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