Alloway Township

Alloway Township, New Jersey

Alloway Township is a Township in Salem County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 2,774.

What is now Alloway was formally incorporated as Upper Alloways Creek Township by a Royal Charter granted on June 17, 1767, from portions of the now-defunct Alloways Creek Township. The township was formally incorporated by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Quinton Township was formed from portions of the township on February 18, 1873. The name was officially changed to Alloway Township as of February 21, 1884.

Alloway is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Alloway Township.

Geography

Alloway Township is located at (39.562221, -75.355146).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 33.2 square miles (85.9 km²), of which, 32.8 square miles (85.1 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (0.99%) is water.

Alloway Township borders Upper Pittsgrove Township, Pilesgrove Township, Mannington Township, Quinton Township, and Cumberland County.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,774 people, 948 households, and 742 families residing in the township. The population density was 84.5 people per square mile (32.6/km²). There were 995 housing units at an average density of 30.3/sq mi (11.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 90.70% White, 6.89% African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.40% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.38% of the population.

There were 948 households out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.8% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 103.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $56,528, and the median income for a family was $65,132. Males had a median income of $43,839 versus $27,188 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,935. About 4.5% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Local government

Alloway is governed under the Township form of New Jersey municipal government. The government consists of three members elected at large in partisan elections to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with one seat coming up for election each year. At an annual reorganization meeting, the council selects one of its members to serves as mayor and another as deputy mayor.

The Alloway Township Committee consists of Mayor Joseph G. Fedora (R), Edwin Masker (D) and Lester Sutton (R).

In elections held on November 6, 2007 for the open seat on the Township Committee, Democratic Party candidate Edwin P. Masker (618 votes) unseated incumbent Republican Douglas Lore (436 votes). Masker took office in January 2008.

Federal, state and county representation

Alloway Township is in the Second Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 3rd Legislative District.

Education

The Alloway Township School District serves students in public school for Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade. Alloway Township School had an enrollment of 490 students.

Students in public school for grades nine through twelve attend Woodstown High School in Woodstown, which serves students from Pilesgrove Township and Woodstown, along with students from Alloway Township, Oldmans Township and Upper Pittsgrove Township who attend the high school as part of sending/receiving relationships with the Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District.

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