Bellmawr, New Jersey

Bellmawr, New Jersey

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Bellmawr, New Jersey
settlement_type = Borough
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map_caption = Bellmawr highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.

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map_caption1 = Census Bureau map of Bellmawr, New Jersey

subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = New Jersey
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Camden
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government_type = Borough (New Jersey)
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Frank Filipek
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established_title = Incorporated
established_date = April 21, 1926

unit_pref = Imperial
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area_total_km2 = 8.1
area_land_km2 = 7.9
area_water_km2 = 0.3
area_total_sq_mi = 3.1
area_land_sq_mi = 3.0
area_water_sq_mi = 0.1

population_as_of = 2006
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population_total = 11193
population_density_km2 = 1434.6
population_density_sq_mi = 3715.5

timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_footnotes = [Gnis|885154|Borough of Bellmawr, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed January 4, 2008.]
elevation_m = 21
elevation_ft = 69
latd = 39 |latm = 51 |lats = 57 |latNS = N
longd = 75 |longm = 05 |longs = 41 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP codes
postal_code = 08031, 08099
area_code = 856
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 34-04750GR|2 [ [ A Cure for the Common Codes: New Jersey] , Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed July 14, 2008.]
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blank1_info = 0885154GR|3
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Bellmawr is a Borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 11,262.

Bellmawr was incorporated as a borough on March 23, 1926, from portions of the now-defunct Centre Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April 21, 1926. The boroughs of Mount Ephraim, Runnemede and Lawnside were also created in the same two-day period."The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968", John P. Snyder, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 103.]

Bellmawr is home to the main post office for the area, one of the largest in the state of New Jersey. In late October 2001 the office was closed due to possible anthrax contamination (see 2001 anthrax attacks). The office was re-opened several days later, in early November, after testing negative for anthrax.


Bellmawr is located at coor dms|39|52|1|N|75|5|30|W|city (39.867013, -75.091622)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.1 km²), of which, 3.0 square miles (7.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (3.18%) is water.

Bellmawr borders Barrington, Brooklawn, Gloucester City, Haddon Heights, Mount Ephraim, and Runnemede. Bellmawr also borders Gloucester County.


1930= 1123
1940= 1250
1950= 5213
1960= 11853
1970= 15618
1980= 13721
1990= 12603
2000= 11262
estref= [ Census data for Bellmawr borough] , United States Census Bureau. Accessed June 12, 2008.]
footnote=Population 1930 - 1990. [ [ 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 11,262 people, 4,446 households, and 3,134 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,715.5 people per square mile (1,435.1/km²). There were 4,561 housing units at an average density of 1,504.7/sq mi (581.2/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 92.79% White, 1.18% African American, 0.06% Native American, 3.05% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.54% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.50% of the population.

There were 4,446 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the borough the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $44,653, and the median income for a family was $53,839. Males had a median income of $38,646 versus $27,050 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $19,863. About 2.6% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.


Local government

Bellmawr is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The government consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at large. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats 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. 28.]

The Mayor of the Borough of Bellmawr is Frank Filipek. Members of the Bellmawr Borough Council are John Bollinger, James D'Angelo, Louis DiAngelo, Peter DiGiambattista, Regina Piontkowski and Stephen Sauter. [ [ Borough of Bellmawr 2006] , Borough of Bellmawr. Accessed March 8, 2008.]

Federal, state and county representation

Bellmawr is in the First Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 5th Legislative District. [ [ 2006 New Jersey Citizen's Guide to Government] , New Jersey League of Women Voters. p. 54. Accessed August 30, 2006.]


The Bellmawr School District serves public school students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Schools in the district (with 2005-06 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics [ [ Data for the Bellmawr School District] , National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed June 12, 2008.] ) are [ Bellmawr Park] (403 students) and [ Ethel M. Burke] (226) for preK-4 and [ Bell Oaks Upper Elementary School] (458) for grades 5-8.

For grades 9 through 12, public students attend Triton Regional High School (1,525 students), one of three high schools that are part of the Black Horse Pike Regional School District. The other communities in the district are Gloucester Township and Runnemede. [ [ Triton Regional High School 2007 Report Card Narrative] , New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 12, 2008. "Triton houses over 1500 students residing in Runnemede, Bellmawr, and Gloucester Township."] The two other schools in the district are Highland Regional High School and Timber Creek Regional High School.

Annunciation Regional School is an elementary school that operates under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden. [ [ Camden County Schools] , Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden. Accessed July 10, 2008.]


New Jersey Transit bus service is available to Philadelphia on the 400 route. [ [ Camden County Bus/Rail Connections] , New Jersey Transit. Accessed June 21, 2007.]

Various roads pass through Bellmawr, such as NJ 168, and very small portion of US 130. In terms of major highways, Bellmawr hosts the interchange with the "North-South Freeway" (NJ 42/I-76) and the 295 expressway. The New Jersey Turnpike passes through the southern part, hosting part of an interchange: Exit 3. Half of the interchange is Bellmawr, while the other part is in Runnemede. The Exit 3 toll gate is right on the line between Bellmawr and Runnemede, with a total of six lanes.


External links

* [ Bellmawr Borough municipal website]
* [ Bellmawr School District]
*NJReportCard|07|0260|0|Bellmawr School District
* [ Data for the Bellmawr School District] , National Center for Education Statistics
* [ Black Horse Pike Regional School District]
* [ Courier Post Newspaper - Town Blogger 1]
* [ Courier Post Newspaper - Town Blogger 2]

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