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Florence-Roebling, New Jersey

Florence-Roebling is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Florence Township, in Burlington County, New Jersey. As of the United States 2000 Census, the CDP population was 8,200.


Florence-Roebling is located at (40.116810, -74.794795).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.8 km² (2.6 mi²). 5.7 km² (2.2 mi²) of it is land and 1.1 km² (0.4 mi²) of it (15.91%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 8,200 people, 3,220 households, and 2,170 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,432.6/km² (3,707.0/mi²). There were 3,439 housing units at an average density of 600.8/km² (1,554.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 85.07% White, 10.54% African American, 0.09% Native American, 2.09% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 1.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.04% of the population.

There were 3,220 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% 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 3.10.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $51,192, and the median income for a family was $61,135. Males had a median income of $42,985 versus $30,493 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $22,074. About 5.7% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.6% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.


The River Line offers service to Camden and Trenton Rail Station, with stations in Roebling at Hornberger Avenue and Florence at U.S. Route 130.

Roebling Steel Mill

Roebling was founded by Charles Roebling, son of John A. Roebling. John A. Roebling & Sons company built and provided the steel for the Brooklyn Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge, as well as numerous other bridges including one over Niagara Falls.

The Steel Mill was also responsible for the production of the elevator cables for the Empire State Building in New York City, the Chicago Board of Trade Building in Chicago and the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. John A. Roebling & Sons company made the wire for the original slinky as well.


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