Weymouth Township, New Jersey

Weymouth Township, New Jersey

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Weymouth Township, New Jersey
settlement_type = Township
nickname =
motto =



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mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Map of Weymouth Township in Atlantic County. Inset: Location of Atlantic County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.


mapsize1 = 250x200px
map_caption1 = Census Bureau map of Weymouth Township, New Jersey

subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = New Jersey
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Atlantic
government_footnotes =
government_type = Township (New Jersey)
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Amelia A. Messina
leader_title1 =
leader_name1 =
established_title = Incorporated
established_date = February 21, 1798

unit_pref = Imperial
area_footnotes =
area_magnitude =
area_total_km2 = 32.5
area_land_km2 = 31.6
area_water_km2 = 1.0
area_total_sq_mi = 12.6
area_land_sq_mi = 12.2
area_water_sq_mi = 0.4

population_as_of = 2007
population_footnotes =
population_total = 2257
population_density_km2 = 71.4
population_density_sq_mi = 185.0

timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_footnotes = [Gnis|882050|Township of Weymouth, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed January 4, 2008.]
elevation_m = 16
elevation_ft = 52
latd = 39 |latm = 25 |lats = 18 |latNS = N
longd = 74 |longm = 47 |longs = 20 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 08330
area_code = 609
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 34-80330GR|2 [ [http://mcdc2.missouri.edu/webrepts/commoncodes/ccc_nj.html A Cure for the Common Codes: New Jersey] , Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed July 14, 2008.]
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0882050GR|3
website = http://www.weymouthnj.org
footnotes =

Weymouth Township is a township in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 2,257.

Weymouth Township was formed by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 12, 1798, from portions of Egg Harbor Township, while the area was still part of Gloucester County, and was incorporated nine days later. Portions of the township were taken on February 5, 1813, to create Hamilton Township. Weymouth Township became part of the newly-created Atlantic County on February 7, 1837. Portions of the township were taken on March 11, 1922, to form Corbin City, and on March 14, 1925, to form Estell Manor."The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968", John P. Snyder, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 71.]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 12.6 square miles (32.6 km²), of which, 12.2 square miles (31.6 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it (2.94%) is water.

Dorothy is an unincorporated community located within Weymouth Township.

Demographics

USCensusPop
1930= 685
1940= 675
1950= 750
1960= 788
1970= 998
1980= 1260
1990= 1957
2000= 2257
estimate=2257
estyear=2007
estref= [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFPopulation?_event=Search&geo_id=16000US3475620&_geoContext=01000US%7C04000US34%7C16000US3475620&_street=&_county=weymouth&_cityTown=weymouth&_state=04000US34&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=geoSelect&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=160&_submenuId=population_0&ds_name=null&_ci_nbr=null&qr_name=null&reg=null%3Anull&_keyword=&_industry= Census data for Weymouth Township] , United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 5, 2008.]
footnote=Population 1930 - 1990 [ [http://www.wnjpin.net/OneStopCareerCenter/LaborMarketInformation/lmi01/poptrd6.htm New Jersey Resident Population by Municipality: 1930 - 1990] , Workforce New Jersey Public Information Network. Accessed March 1, 2007.]
As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,257 people, 851 households, and 623 families residing in the township. The population density was 185.0 people per square mile (71.4/km²). There were 909 housing units at an average density of 74.5/sq mi (28.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 91.98% White, 4.79% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 1.02% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.81% of the population.

There were 851 households out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $45,882, and the median income for a family was $49,800. Males had a median income of $41,842 versus $29,464 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,987. About 4.7% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Local government

Weymouth Township operates under the Township Committee form of New Jersey municipal government. The Township is governed by a committee consisting of three elected members, who are elected to three-year terms on a staggered basis, with one seat coming up for election each year. The mayor is selected at an annual reorganization meeting by the Committee from among its members and presides over Township Committee meetings."2005 New Jersey Legislative District Data Book", Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, April 2005, p. 13.]

asof|2008, members of the Weymouth Township Committee are Mayor Amelia A. Messina, Frank Craig, Jr. and James King. [ [http://www.weymouthnj.org/weymouth_information.htm Weymouth Township Information] , Weymouth Township. Accessed September 5, 2008.]

Federal, state and county representation

Weymouth Township is in the Second Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 2nd Legislative District. [ [http://www.lwvnj.org/pubs/CG06.pdf 2006 New Jersey Citizen's Guide to Government] , New Jersey League of Women Voters, p. 63. Accessed August 30, 2006.]

Education

The Weymouth Township School District serves public school students in grades K-8 at Weymouth Township School, which had an enrollment of 246 students as of the 2005-06 school year. [ [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_list.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3417850 Data for the Weymouth Township School District] , National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed March 14, 2008.]

For grades 9-12, public school students attend Buena Regional High School as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Buena Regional School District. Students attend the high school from Buena and Buena Vista Township, along with students from Estell Manor and Newfield, who attend as part of sending/receiving relationships. [ [http://education.state.nj.us/rc/rc07/narrative/01/0590/01-0590-000.html Buena Regional School District 2007 Report Card Narrative] , New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 14, 2008. "Students from Weymouth and Estell Manor join students from Buena Vista Township, Buena Borough, and Newfield at the high school."]

Notable residents

Notable current and former residents of Weymouth Township include:
* William Moore (1810-1878), served in the United States House of Representatives, where he represented New Jersey's 1st congressional district from 1867 to 1871. [ [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=M000922 William Moore] , "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress". Accessed August 24, 2007.]
* Bonnie Yearsley (born 1952), vocalist who has performed in various venues to include Carnegie Hall in New York City and for Pope John Paul II at the Vatican.Fact|date=October 2007

References

External links

* [http://www.weymouthnj.org/ Weymouth Township website]
* [http://users.ettc.net/weymouth/ Weymouth Township School District]
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* [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_list.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3417850 Data for the Weymouth Township School District] , National Center for Education Statistics


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