History, Geography & Demographics
Washington Township is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey. As of the US 2010 Census, the township population was 687.
Washington was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on November 19, 1802, from portions of Evesham Township, Little Egg Harbor Township and Northampton Township (now known as Mount Holly Township, New Jersey). Portions of the township were taken to former Shamong Township (February 19, 1852), Bass River Township (March 30, 1864), Woodland Township (March 7, 1866) and Randolph Township (March 17, 1870, reannexed to Washington Township on March 28, 1893).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 102.9 square miles (266.4 km²), of which, 100.1 square miles (259.4 km²) of it is land and 2.7 square miles (7.0 km²) of it (2.64%) is water.
Washington Township borders Shamong Township, Tabernacle Township, Woodland Township, Bass River Township, and Atlantic County.
As of the census of 2010, there were 687 people, 256 households, and 178 families residing in the township. The population density was 6.9 people per square mile (2.7/km²). There were 284 housing units at an average density of 2.9/sq mi (1.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 93.89% White, 1.89% African American, 0.15% Asian, 3.64% from other races, and .44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.02% of the population.
There were 256 households out of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.16.
In the township the population was spread out with 18.3% under the age of 18, 11.5% from 18 to 24, 21.7% from 25 to 44, 33.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.9 years. For every 100 females there were 106.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.5 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $96,250 (with a margin of error of +/- $21,869) and the median family income was $108,239 (+/- $9,762). Males had a median income of $19,946 (+/- $15,879) versus $41,250 (+/- $4,961) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $24,808 (+/- $10,822). About 0.0% of families and 21.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.0% of those under age 18 and 0.0% of those age 65 or over.
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