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Encyclopedia > Bass River Township, New Jersey
Bass River Township highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.

Bass River Township is a Walsh Act township located in Burlington County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 1,510.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 202.7 km˛ (78.2 mi˛). 196.5 km˛ (75.9 mi˛) of it is land and 6.1 km˛ (2.4 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 3.03% water.

Bass River Township borders Washington Township, Woodland Township, Atlantic County, and Ocean County.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,510 people, 548 households, and 409 families residing in the township. The population density is 7.7/km˛ (19.9/mi˛). There are 602 housing units at an average density of 3.1/km˛ (7.9/mi˛). The racial makeup of the township is 98.87% White, 0.07% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. 2.19% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 548 households out of which 35.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% are married couples living together, 9.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% are non-families. 19.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.76 and the average family size is 3.15.

In the township the population is spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 103.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 104.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township is $47,469, and the median income for a family is $51,167. Males have a median income of $35,179 versus $27,222 for females. The per capita income for the township is $20,382. 5.2% of the population and 2.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 4.5% of those under the age of 18 and 7.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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Bass River State Forest, a New Jersey State Park near Barnegat, Bensalem, Egg Harbor City, Forked River, Manahawkin (787 words)
Bass River State Forest was the first forest acquired by the state of New Jersey in 1905 for public recreation, water conservation, and wildlife and timber management.
Bass River State Forest - BASS RIVER STATE FOREST New Gretna, Burlington County 23,257 acres.
Bass River State Forest is about 25 miles north of Atlantic City and six miles west of Tuckerton.
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