Southampton Township, New Jersey

Southampton Township, New Jersey
Southampton Township, New Jersey
—  Township  —
Southampton Township highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Southampton Township, New Jersey
Coordinates: 39°54′35″N 74°42′46″W / 39.90972°N 74.71278°W / 39.90972; -74.71278Coordinates: 39°54′35″N 74°42′46″W / 39.90972°N 74.71278°W / 39.90972; -74.71278
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Burlington
Incorporated March 10, 1845 as Coaxen Township
Renamed April 1, 1845 as Southampton Township
Government
 – Type Township (New Jersey)
 – Mayor James Young
 – Administrator Michael McFadden
Area
 – Total 44.3 sq mi (114.7 km2)
 – Land 44.0 sq mi (114.0 km2)
 – Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation[1] 30 ft (9 m)
Population (2006)[2]
 – Total 11,028
 – Density 235.9/sq mi (91.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08088
Area code(s) 609
FIPS code 34-68610[3][4]
GNIS feature ID 0882090[5]
Website http://www.southamptonnj.org

Southampton Township is a Township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 10,388.

What is now Southampton was originally incorporated as Coaxen Township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 10, 1845, from portions of Northampton Township (now known as Mount Holly Township). The name lasted for about three weeks when it was renamed Southampton Township on April 1, 1845. Portions of the township were taken to form Pemberton Township (March 10, 1846), Shamong Township (February 19, 1852), Lumberton Township (March 14, 1860), Woodland Township (March 7, 1866) and Tabernacle Township (March 22, 1901).[6]

Contents

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 44.3 square miles (115 km2), of which, 44.0 square miles (114 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (0.54%) is water.

Southampton Township borders Pemberton Township, Woodland Township, Tabernacle Township, Medford Township, Lumberton Township, and Eastampton Township.

Leisuretowne is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Southampton Township. Vincentown is an unincorporated area and ZIP code 08088 within portions of the township.

Weather

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 42 F 45 F 54 F 65 F 75 F 83 F 87 F 86 F 79 F 69 F 57 F 46 F
Avg 36 F 36 F 44 F 54 F 60 F 74 F 77 F 72 F 68 F 54 F 44 F 38 F
Low 22 F 24 F 31 F 39 F 49 F 58 F 63 F 61 F 54 F 43 F 35 F 27 F

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1930 1,637
1940 1,813 10.8%
1950 2,341 29.1%
1960 3,166 35.2%
1970 4,982 57.4%
1980 8,808 76.8%
1990 10,202 15.8%
2000 10,388 1.8%
Est. 2006 11,028 [2] 6.2%
Population 1930 - 1990[7]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 10,388 people, 4,574 households, and 3,046 families residing in the township. The population density was 235.9 people per square mile (91.1/km²). There were 4,751 housing units at an average density of 107.9 per square mile (41.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.09% White, 1.20% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 0.30% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.29% of the population.

There were 4,574 households out of which 19.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the township the population was spread out with 17.8% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 21.2% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 31.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 87.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $44,419, and the median income for a family was $57,419. Males had a median income of $45,785 versus $30,134 for females. The per capita income for the township was $26,977. About 2.6% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 2.5% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Local Government

Southampton Township is governed under the Township form of government with a five-member Township Committee. The Township Committee is elected directly by the voters in partisan elections to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with one or two seats coming up for election each year.[8] At an annual reorganization meeting, the Township Committee selects one of its members to serve as Mayor and another as Deputy Mayor.

Members of the Southampton Township Committee are Mayor James Young, Deputy Mayor John Hicks, C. Edman Budd, Joseph Laufer and Robert Moore.[9]

Federal, state and county representation

Southampton Township is in the 3rd Congressional district. New Jersey's Third Congressional District is represented by Jon Runyan (R, Mount Laurel Township). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Frank Lautenberg (D, Cliffside Park) and Bob Menendez (D, Hoboken).

Southampton Township is in the 8th district of the New Jersey Legislature, which is represented in the New Jersey Senate by Dawn Marie Addiego (R, Evesham Township) and in the New Jersey General Assembly by Gerry Nardello (R, Mount Laurel Township) and Scott Rudder (R, Medford Township).[10][11]

Burlington County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders, whose five members are elected at-large to three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with one or two seats coming up for election each year. As of 2011, Burlington County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Bruce D. Garganio (Florence Township, 2012), Deputy Director Christopher J. Brown (Evesham Township, 2011), Joseph B. Donnelly (Cinnaminson Township, 2013), Mary Ann O'Brien (Medford Township, 2012) and Mary Anne Reinhart (Shamong Township, 2011).[12][13]

Education

The Southampton Township Schools serve public school students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Schools in the district (with 2005-06 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[14]) are School #1 (K-2, 245 students), School #2 (3-5, 276 students) and School #3 (6-8, 289 students).

Public school students in grades 9-12 from Southampton Township attend Seneca High School located in Tabernacle Township, which is part of the Lenape Regional High School District. The district serves students from Evesham Township, Medford Lakes, Medford Township, Mount Laurel Township, Shamong Township, Southampton Township, Tabernacle Township and Woodland Township.[15] The school serves students in ninth through twelfth grade from Shamong, Southampton, Tabernacle and Woodland Townships.[16]

Transportation

New Jersey Transit provides bus service to Philadelphia on the 317 line.[17]

Notable residents

Notable current and former residents of Southampton Township include:

References

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Township of Southampton, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed January 4, 2008.
  2. ^ a b Census data for Southampton township, United States Census Bureau. Accessed August 15, 2007.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ A Cure for the Common Codes: New Jersey, Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed July 14, 2008.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968", John P. Snyder, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 99.
  7. ^ New Jersey Resident Population by Municipality: 1930 - 1990, Workforce New Jersey Public Information Network. Accessed March 1, 2007.
  8. ^ 2005 New Jersey Legislative District Data Book, Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, April 2005, p. 43.
  9. ^ Southampton Township Municipal Service Directory, Southampton Township. Accessed April 9, 2008.
  10. ^ "Legislative Roster: 2010-2011 Session". New Jersey Legislature. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/roster.asp. Retrieved 2011-01-25. 
  11. ^ "Former Mount Laurel mayor is chosen to fill seat of departing assemblyman". Newark Star-Ledger. http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/08/former_mount_laurel_mayor_is_c.html. Retrieved 2011-08-23. 
  12. ^ Meet the Freeholders, Burlington County, New Jersey Board of Chosen Freeholders. Accessed January 3, 2011.
  13. ^ Staff. BRUCE GARGANIO CHOSEN FREEHOLDER DIRECTOR FOR SECOND YEAR; CHRIS BROWN OF EVESHAM CHOSEN DEPUTY DIRECTOR, Burlington County, New Jersey press release dated January 1, 2011. Accessed January 3, 2011.
  14. ^ Data for the Southampton Township Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed April 9, 2008.
  15. ^ Lenape Regional High School District 2007 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 8, 2008. "The Lenape Regional High School District serves the eight municipalities of Evesham, Medford, Mount Laurel, Shamong, Southampton, Tabernacle and Woodland townships and Medford Lakes borough."
  16. ^ Seneca High School 2007 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 9, 2008.
  17. ^ Burlington County Bus/Rail Connections, New Jersey Transit. Accessed July 15, 2007.
  18. ^ Samuel Atkinson Dobbins, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed February 28, 2011.
  19. ^ Vargas, Claudia. "Brad Ecklund, former NFL player, coach", The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 10, 2010. Accessed February 28, 2011. "Brad Ecklund, 87, of Vincentown, a former NCAA and NFL football player who coached the Eagles' offensive line in the 1970s, died Saturday of congestive heart failure at Samaritan Hospice in Mount Holly."

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