Tavistock, New Jersey

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Tavistock, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Tavistock
Tavistock highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Tavistock highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Tavistock, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Tavistock, New Jersey
Coordinates: 39°52′35″N 75°01′41″W / 39.876482°N 75.027979°W / 39.876482; -75.027979Coordinates: 39°52′35″N 75°01′41″W / 39.876482°N 75.027979°W / 39.876482; -75.027979[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Camden
Incorporated February 16, 1921
Government[5]
 • Type Walsh Act
 • Mayor John J. Aglialoro (term ends December 31, 2013)[3]
 • Administrator / Clerk Theresa Lappe[4]
Area[2]
 • Total 0.257 sq mi (0.664 km2)
 • Land 0.254 sq mi (0.658 km2)
 • Water 0.003 sq mi (0.007 km2)  0.99%
Area rank 557th of 566 in state
34th of 37 in county[2]
Elevation[6] 46 ft (14 m)
Population (2010 Census)[7][8][9]
 • Total 5
 • Estimate (2012[10]) 5
 • Rank 566th of 566 in state
37th of 37 in county[11]
 • Density 19.7/sq mi (7.6/km2)
 • Density rank 561st of 566 in state
36th of 37 in county[11]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08033 - Haddonfield[12]
Area code(s) 856[13]
FIPS code 3400772240[14][2][15]
GNIS feature ID 0885416[16][2]
Website www.tavistocknj.org

Tavistock is a borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 5,[7][8][9] reflecting a decline of 19 (-79.2%) from the 24 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 11 (-31.4%) from the 35 counted in the 1990 Census.[17] As of the 2010 Census it was the smallest municipality by population in New Jersey, with seven fewer residents than nearby Pine Valley, which had 12.[18]

Tavistock was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 16, 1921, from portions of the now-defunct Centre Township.[19]

The borough was formed for the purpose of allowing the members of Tavistock Country Club the ability to play golf on Sundays. This was prohibited at the Haddon Country Club which was governed by a local blue law prohibiting sporting activities on Sundays.[20] Tavistock's secession from Haddonfield, New Jersey, the original site of the club, is said to have been driven by the fact that Haddonfield was (and remains) a dry borough, though Tavistock was formed in 1921 during Prohibition when liquor would have been banned.[21][22]

Geography[edit]

Tavistock is located at 39°52′35″N 75°01′41″W / 39.876482°N 75.027979°W / 39.876482; -75.027979 (39.876482,-75.027979). According to the United States Census Bureau, Tavistock borough had a total area of 0.257 square miles (0.664 km2), of which, 0.254 square miles (0.658 km2) of it is land and 0.003 square miles (0.007 km2) of it (0.99%) is water.[1][2]

The borough borders Barrington, Haddonfield, and Lawnside.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 20
1940 13 −35.0%
1950 15 15.4%
1960 10 −33.3%
1970 12 20.0%
1980 9 −25.0%
1990 35 288.9%
2000 24 −31.4%
2010 5 −79.2%
Est. 2012 5 [10] 0.0%
Population sources:
1930-2000[23] 1930[24]
1930-1990[25] 2000[26][27] 2010[7][8][9]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 5 people, 3 households, and 2.001 families residing in the borough. The population density was 19.7 per square mile (7.6 /km2). There were 3 housing units at an average density of 11.8 per square mile (4.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 100.00% (5) White, 0.00% (0) Black or African American, 0.00% (0) Native American, 0.00% (0) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.00% (0) from other races, and 0.00% (0) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 0.00% (0) of the population.[7]

There were 3 households of which 0.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 0.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 33.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.67 and the average family size was 2.00.[7]

In the borough, 0.0% of the population were under the age of 18, 0.0% from 18 to 24, 40.0% from 25 to 44, 0.0% from 45 to 64, and 60.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 66.3 years. For every 100 females there were 150.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 150.0 males.[7]

Due to the borough's population, the Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey did not include information about income and poverty for residents.[28]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[14] there were 24 people, 7 households, and 7 families residing in the borough. The population density was 94.3 people per square mile (37.1/km2). There were 7 housing units at an average density of 27.5 per square mile (10.8/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 91.67% White and 8.33% African American.[26][27]

There were 7 households out of which 57.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.4% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 0.0% were non-families. No households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.43 and the average family size was 3.43.[2]

In the borough the population was spread out with 37.5% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.5 males.[2]

The median income for a household in the borough was $58,750, and the median income for a family was $36,875. Males had a median income of $76,250 versus $46,250 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $14,600. There are 20.0% of families living below the poverty line and 21.7% of the population, including 25.0% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.[2]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Tavistock operates under the Walsh Act commission form of New Jersey municipal government. Three non-partisan commissioners are elected at-large to four-year terms of office. Each commissioner is assigned a specific department to head in addition to their legislative functions.[5] Tavistock has been governed under the Walsh Act by a three-member commission, since 1928.[29]

As of 2013, Tavistock's commissioners are Mayor John J. Aglialoro, Joan Carter and Thomas I. Grimac, all serving concurrent terms of office that ended May 31, 2013.[4][30]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Tavistock is located in the 1st Congressional District[31] and is part of New Jersey's 6th state legislative district.[8][32][33]

New Jersey's First Congressional District is represented by Rob Andrews (D, Haddon Heights).[34] 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)[35][36] and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).[37][38]

For the 2014-2015 Session, the 6th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by James Beach (D, Voorhees Township) and in the General Assembly by Louis Greenwald (D, Voorhees Township) and Pamela Rosen Lampitt (D, Cherry Hill).[39] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[40] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[41]

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.[42] As of 2013, Camden County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. (Collingswood, term ends December 31, 2014)[43], Freeholder Deputy Director Edward McDonnell (Pennsauken Township, 2013)[44], Michelle Gentek (Gloucester Township, 2015)[45], Ian K. Leonard (Camden, 2015)[46], Scot N. McCray (Camden, 2014)[47], Jeffrey L. Nash (Cherry Hill, 2015)[48] and Carmen Rodriguez (Merchantville, 2013).[49][50][51] Constitutional officers elected countywide are County Clerk Joseph Ripa,[52] Sheriff Charles H. Billingham[53] and Surrogate Patricia Egan Jones.[54]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of seven registered voters in Travistock, of which none were registered as Democrats, six (85.7%) were registered as Republicans and one (14.3%) was registered as Unaffiliated. There were no voters registered to other parties.[55]

In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 71.4% of the vote here (5 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama, who received around 28.6% (2 votes), with 7 ballots cast among the borough's 7 registered voters, for a turnout of 100.0%.[56] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 88.9% of the vote here (8 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry, who received 11.1% (1 vote), with 9 ballots cast among the borough's 11 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 81.8.[57]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 100.0% of the vote here (5 ballots cast), ahead of both Democrat Jon Corzine and Independent Chris Daggett who received none, with 5 ballots cast among the borough's 7 registered voters, yielding a 71.4% turnout.[58]

Education[edit]

Tavistock is a non-operating school district.[59] School age students in Tavistock attend the Haddonfield Public Schools in the adjoining community of Haddonfield as part of a sending/receiving relationship.[22]

Transportation[edit]

The borough had a total of 0.17 miles (0.27 km) of roadways, all of which is maintained by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.[60]

Interstate 295 passes through but the nearest interchange is immediately over the border in neighboring Haddonfield.[61] The New Jersey Turnpike runs briefly through Tavistock, although the nearest exit is for Bellmawr and Runnemede.[62]

New Jersey Transit local bus service is available on the 451 route.[63]

References[edit]

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