Washington Township, Burlington County, New Jersey

Washington Township, Burlington County, New Jersey

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Washington Township, New Jersey
settlement_type = Township
nickname =
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map_caption = Washington Township highlighted in Burlington County. Inset



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map_caption1 = Census Bureau map of Washington Township, Burlington County, New Jersey

subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = New Jersey
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Burlington
government_footnotes =
government_type = Township (New Jersey)
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established_title = Incorporated
established_date = November 19, 1802

unit_pref = Imperial
area_footnotes =
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area_total_km2 = 266.4
area_land_km2 = 259.4
area_water_km2 = 7.0
area_total_sq_mi = 102.9
area_land_sq_mi = 100.1
area_water_sq_mi = 2.7

population_as_of = 2006
population_footnotes =
population_total = 651
population_density_km2 = 2.4
population_density_sq_mi = 6.2

timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_footnotes = [Gnis|882085|Township of Washington, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed June 13, 2008.]
elevation_m = 17
elevation_ft = 56
latd = 39 |latm = 41 |lats = 43 |latNS = N
longd = 74 |longm = 33 |longs = 47 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 08215 - Egg Harbor City
area_code = 609
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 34-77150GR|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 = 0882085GR|3
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Washington Township is a Township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 621.

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 form 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)."The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968", John P. Snyder, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 99.]

Geography

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.

Demographics

USCensusPop
1930= 478
1940= 518
1950= 566
1960= 541
1970= 673
1980= 808
1990= 805
2000= 621
estimate=651
estyear=2006
estref= [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFPopulation?_event=ChangeGeoContext&geo_id=06000US3400577150&_geoContext=01000US%7C04000US34%7C05000US34005%7C06000US3400572060&_street=&_county=washington&_cityTown=washington&_state=04000US34&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=geoSelect&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=010&_submenuId=population_0&ds_name=null&_ci_nbr=null&qr_name=null&reg=null%3Anull&_keyword=&_industry= Census data for Washington township] , United States Census Bureau. Accessed October 9, 2007.]
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 621 people, 160 households, and 112 families residing in the township. The population density was 6.2 people per square mile (2.4/km²). There were 171 housing units at an average density of 1.7/sq mi (0.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 83.57% White, 2.90% African American, 0.32% Asian, 12.08% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.07% of the population.

There were 160 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 3.5% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 24.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,250, and the median income for a family was $42,188. Males had a median income of $32,000 versus $31,719 for females. The per capita income for the township was $13,977. About 8.0% of families and 16.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.4% of those under age 18 and 13.9% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Local government

Washington Township is governed under the Township form of government with a three-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 seat coming up for election each year."2005 New Jersey Legislative District Data Book", Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, April 2005, p. 49.] At an annual reorganization meeting, the Township Committee selects one of its members to serve as Mayor.

Federal, state and county representation

Burlington Township is in the Second Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 9th Legislative District. [ [http://www.lwvnj.org/pubs/CG06.pdf 2006 New Jersey Citizen's Guide to Government] , New Jersey League of Women Voters, p. 65. Accessed August 30, 2006.]

Education

The Washington Township School District serves students in public school for Kindergarten through eighth grade. Green Bank Elementary School had an enrollment of 79 students during the 2005-06 school year. [ [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_list.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3417040 Data for Green Bank Elementary School] , National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed May 2, 2008.] The current $4.8 million school building opened in September 2006. [ [http://www.ryebread.com/green_bank_school_opens_9-2006.htm Green Bank School Opening] , copy of article from "The Press of Atlantic City", September 19, 2006.]

Public school students in grades 9 - 12 attend Oakcrest High School, located in Hamilton Township, which serves students from Hamilton Township, Mullica Township, the City of Port Republic and Washington Township. 2,108 students attend the school. The High School is part of the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District, a regional high school district serving approximately 3,700 in the Atlantic County districts of Egg Harbor City, Galloway Township, Hamilton Township and Mullica Township, together with students from the City of Port Republic and Washington Township who attend as part of sending/receiving relationships. [ [http://education.state.nj.us/rc/rc07/narrative/01/1790/01-1790-000.html Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District 2007 Report card Narrative] , New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed May 2, 2008. "The Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District serves the communities of Galloway Township, Hamilton Township, Egg Harbor City, Mullica Township and participates in receiving relationships with Port Republic and Washington Township."]

References

External links

*NJReportCard|05|5490|0|Green Bank Elementary School
* [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_list.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3417040 Data for Green Bank Elementary School] , National Center for Education Statistics
* [http://www.oakcrest.net/ Oakcrest High School website]
* [http://www.gehrhsd.net/ Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District]


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