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Eastampton Township, New Jersey

Eastampton Township is a Township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 6,202.

Eastampton Township was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 11, 1880, from portions of Westampton Township. Portions of both Lumberton Township and Southampton Township were annexed in 1882.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 5.8 square miles (15.1 km²), of which, 5.8 square miles (14.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (1.37%) is water.

Eastampton Township borders Mount Holly Township, Westampton Township, Springfield Township, Pemberton Township, Southampton Township, and Lumberton Township

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 6,202 people, 2,226 households, and 1,638 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,077.9 people per square mile (416.5/km²). There were 2,312 housing units at an average density of 401.8/sq mi (155.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 78.25% White, 11.77% African American, 0.23% Native American, 5.42% Asian, 1.44% from other races, and 2.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.72% of the population.

There were 2,226 households out of which 42.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the township the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 35.3% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 7.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 99.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $66,406, and the median income for a family was $71,765. Males had a median income of $46,486 versus $31,208 for females. The per capita income for the township was $24,534. About 2.0% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Local government

The Eastampton Township Council consists of five members elected at large in partisan elections to staggered four-year terms of office. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor are selected each year by the Council from among its members. The Mayor coordinates the work of the Council, chairs Council meetings and serves as spokesperson for the community. The Mayor also signs all contracts and obligations of the Township and is empowered to perform marriages. The residents of Eastampton adopted the Council-Manager form of New Jersey municipal government in 1982.

Members of the Eastampton Township Council are Mayor Rich Renzulli, Deputy Mayor Don Hartman, Joe Maroccia,Keith Nagler and Walt Tafe.

Federal, state and county representation

Eastampton Township is in the Third Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 8th Legislative District.

Education

For Kindergarten through eighth grade, public school students attend the schools of the Eastampton Township School District. Schools in the district (with 2005-06 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Eastampton Elementary School with 330 students in grades K through 3 and Eastampton Middle School with 465 students in grades 4 through 8. Recently, all the grades have been combined to form the Eastampton Community School.

Public school students in grades 9 - 12 attend the Rancocas Valley Regional High School, a regional public high school serving students in grades 9 through 12 from five communities encompassing approximately 40 square miles and composed of the communities of Eastampton Township, Hainesport Township, Lumberton Township, Mount Holly Township and Westampton Township. The current enrollment of the school is approximately 2,250 students. The school is located in Mount Holly Township and is part of the Rancocas Valley Regional High School District.

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