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Laurel Springs, New Jersey

Laurel Springs is a Borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 1,970.

Laurel Springs was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 2, 1913, from portions of Clementon Township, based on the results of a referendum held on May 1, 1913.

Geography

Laurel Springs is located at (39.822147, -75.004238).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.

Laurel Springs borders Lindenwold and Stratford.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,970 people, 762 households, and 534 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,213.5 people per square mile (1,618.3/km²). There were 806 housing units at an average density of 1,723.9/sq mi (662.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 94.37% White, 2.74% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.96% Asian, 0.71% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.62% of the population.

There were 762 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the borough the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $52,500, and the median income for a family was $58,854. Males had a median income of $41,349 versus $30,893 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $23,254. About 1.9% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 1.4% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Local government

Laurel Springs 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.

The Mayor of Laurel Springs Borough is Jack Severson. Members of the Laurel Springs Borough Council are Vincent J. Green, Joseph Korn, Craig Leib, Richard McCunney, James Redstreak and Thomas Reiley.Borough Administration

  • Municipal Clerk - Barbara M. Hawk
  • Deputy Clerk - Cathy Sims
  • Treasurer - Dawn T. Amadio
  • Court Administrator - Gloria Zaine
  • Chief of Police - Michael P. Wolcott
  • Public Works Manager - Eric Warner

Federal, state and county representation

Laurel Springs is in the First Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 4th Legislative District.

Education

The Laurel Springs School District serves public school students in Pre-K through sixth grade. Laurel Spring School had an enrollment of 199 students as of the 2005-06 school year.

Students in seventh through eighth grade attend Samuel S. Yellin Elementary School with 518 students in grades 4 - 8 in Stratford as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Stratford School District.

For grades 9 - 12, public school students attend Sterling High School, a regional high school serving students from Magnolia, Somerdale, Stratford, along with the sending districts of Hi-Nella and Laurel Springs. The high school is located in Somerdale.

Transportation

New Jersey Transit offers local bus service on the 451 and 459 routes, with service to Atlantic City on the 554.

References

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