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Encyclopedia > Camden County, New Jersey
Camden County, New Jersey
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Map of New Jersey highlighting Camden County
Location in the state of New Jersey
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New Jersey's location in the USA
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Founded March 13, 1844
Seat Camden
Largest City Camden
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

228 sq mi (589 km²)
222 sq mi (576 km²)
5 sq mi (14 km²), 2.32%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

508,932
884/km² 
Website: www.co.camden.nj.us

Camden County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of the 2000 Census, the population was 508,932. Its county seat is Camden6. It was formed on March 13, 1844, from portions of Gloucester County.[1] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Map_of_New_Jersey_highlighting_Camden_County. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_NJ.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): New Jersey ... is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... The City of Camden is the county seat of Camden County, New Jersey in the United States. ... The City of Camden is the county seat of Camden County, New Jersey in the United States. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... The City of Camden is the county seat of Camden County, New Jersey in the United States. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan. ... Gloucester County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ...


This county is part of the Delaware Valley area. The Delaware Valley is the name of the metropolitan area centered on the city of Philadelphia in the United States. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 589 km² (228 mi²). 576 km² (222 mi²) of it is land and 14 km² (5 mi²) of it (2.32%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Located in a coastal/alluvial plain area, the county is uniformly flat and low-lying. The highest points are a survey benchmark near the Burlington County line at 219 feet (66.7 m) above sea level, and another nearby area at least 210 feet. The low point is sea level, along the Delaware River. In geography, a coastal plain is an area of flat, low-lying land adjacent to a seacoast and separated from the interior by other features. ... An alluvial plain is a relatively flat and gently sloping landform found at the base of a range of hills. ... Location in the state of New Jersey Formed 1694 Seat Mount Holly Area  - Total  - Water 2,122 km² (819 mi²) 38 km² (15 mi²) 1. ... For the Delaware River in Kansas, see Delaware River (Kansas) The Delaware River is a river on the Atlantic coast of the United States. ...


Adjacent Counties

Location in the state of New Jersey Formed 1694 Seat Mount Holly Area  - Total  - Water 2,122 km² (819 mi²) 38 km² (15 mi²) 1. ... Atlantic County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Gloucester County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... Philadelphia County is a county located in the U.S. State of Pennsylvania. ...

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1850 25,422
1860 34,457 35.5%
1870 46,193 34.1%
1880 62,942 36.3%
1890 87,687 39.3%
1900 107,643 22.8%
1910 142,029 31.9%
1920 190,508 34.1%
1930 252,312 32.4%
1940 255,727 1.4%
1950 300,743 17.6%
1960 392,035 30.4%
1970 456,291 16.4%
1980 471,650 3.4%
1990 502,824 6.6%
2000 508,932 1.2%
Est. 2005 518,249 [2] 1.8%
historical census data source: [3][4]

As of the census² of 2000, there were 508,932 people, 185,744 households, and 129,835 families residing in the county. The population density was 884/km² (2,289/mi²). There were 199,679 housing units at an average density of 347/km² (898/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 70.88% White American, 18.09% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 3.72% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 5.09% from other races, and 1.93% from two or more races. 9.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 17.9% were of Italian, 15.4% Irish, 10.5% German and 5.3% English ancestry according to Census 2000. The Seventh Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 23,191,876 — an increase of 35. ... The United States Census of 1860 was the eighth Census conducted in the United States. ... The Ninth United States Census was taken in 1870. ... 1880 US Census The United States Census of 1880 was the tenth United States Census. ... The Eleventh United States Census was taken June 1, 1890. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twetieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,542,199, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... Languages English Religions Christianity (Anglicanism, Roman Catholicism and other minority denominations), and other faiths. ... The United States 2000 Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


There were 185,744 households out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.23. “Spouse” redirects here. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $48,097, and the median income for a family was $57,429. Males had a median income of $41,609 versus $30,470 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,354. About 8.1% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.5% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


While most of its boroughs are working class, Camden County has many contrasts in its demographics. All of Camden and parts of Lindenwold are considered highly impoverished, while Cherry Hill Township, Voorhees Township, Haddon Heights, and Haddonfield have a number of upper-class enclaves. The City of Camden is the county seat of Camden County, New Jersey in the United States. ... Lindenwold highlighted in Camden County Lindenwold is a borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Cherry Hill Township is a township in Camden County, New Jersey, in the United States. ... Voorhees highlighted in Camden County Voorhees Township is a township located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Haddon Heights highlighted in Camden County Haddon Heights is a Borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. ... Haddonfield is a borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. ...


Government

The county is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders consisting of seven members elected at-large for staggered three-year terms by the residents of the county. Camden County's Freeholders are[5]: The Board of Chosen Freeholders is the legislative body in each of the 21 counties in New Jersey. ...

  • Louis Cappelli, Jr. (Freeholder Director)
  • Edward McDonnell (Freeholder Deputy Director)
  • Riletta L. Cream
  • Rodney A. Greco
  • Jeffrey L. Nash
  • Joseph Ripa (father of Kelly Ripa)
  • Carmen Rodriguez

In addition, the voters also elect a sheriff(Charles H. Billingham), a county clerk(James Beach), and a surrogate(Patricia Egan Jones). The Camden County Prosecutor is appointed by the Governor of New Jersey with the advice and consent of the New Jersey Senate (the upper house of the New Jersey Legislature). Kelly Maria Ripa (born October 2, 1970, in Berlin, New Jersey) an American Daytime Emmy Award-winning actress and talk show host. ... Look up Sheriff in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The term county clerk has been commonly applied, in several English-speaking countries, to an influential employee of a county administration. ... Surrogate (from Lat. ... The prosecutor is the chief legal representative of the prosecution in countries adopting the common law adversarial system or the civil law inquisitorial system. ... Jon Corzine 54th Governor of New Jersey; Incumbent Christine Christie Todd Whitman, the first female governor of New Jersey The Governor of New Jersey is the chief executive of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... The New Jersey Senate is the upper house of the New Jersey Legislature. ... The New Jersey Legislature convene at the State House building in Trenton. ...


As with most counties in the state, the court system consists of municipal courts for each township, borough and city, as well as a Superior Court for the county. The latter handles the more serious criminal and civil cases, while the municipal courts handle traffic and other minor items.


Municipalities

Index map of Camden County Municipalities (click to see index key)
Index map of Camden County Municipalities (click to see index key)

Image File history File links Camden_County,_New_Jersy_Municipalities. ... Image File history File links Camden_County,_New_Jersy_Municipalities. ... Audubon highlighted in Camden County Audubon is a Walsh Act borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Audubon Park highlighted in Camden County Audubon Park is a borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Barrington highlighted in Camden County Barrington is a Borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. ... Bellmawr highlighted in Camden County Bellmawr is a Borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... See also: Berlin Township, New Jersey Berlin Borough highlighted in Camden County Berlin is a borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... See also: Borough of Berlin, New Jersey Berlin Township highlighted in Camden County Berlin Township is a township located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Brooklawn highlighted in Camden County Brooklawn is a borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... The City of Camden is the county seat of Camden County, New Jersey in the United States. ... Cherry Hill Township is a township in Camden County, New Jersey, in the United States. ... Ashland is a census-designated place located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Barclay-Kingston is a census-designated place and section of Cherry Hill located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Map of Cherry Hill Mall CDP in Camden County Cherry Hill Mall, New Jersey is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Cherry Hill Township, in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Erlton-Ellisburg is a census-designated place and section of Cherry Hill located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Golden Triangle is a census-designated place located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Greentree is a census-designated place located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Springdale is a census-designated place and section of Cherry Hill located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Chesilhurst highlighted in Camden County Chesilhurst is a borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Clementon Borough highlighted in Camden County Clementon is a borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Motto: Its Where You Want To Be Location of Collingswood within Camden County, New Jersey. ... Gibbsboro highlighted in Camden County Gibbsboro is a borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Gloucester City highlighted in Camden County Gloucester City is a City in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. ... Gloucester Township highlighted in Camden County Gloucester Township is a Township located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Blackwood is a census-designated place and section of Gloucester Township, New Jersey located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Glendora is a census-designated place located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Haddon Heights highlighted in Camden County Haddon Heights is a Borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. ... Haddon Township highlighted in Camden County Haddon Township is a Township in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. ... Haddonfield is a borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Hi-Nella highlighted in Camden County Hi-Nella is a borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Laurel Springs highlighted in Camden County Laurel Springs is a borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Lawnside highlighted in Camden County Lawnside is a borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Lindenwold highlighted in Camden County Lindenwold is a borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Magnolia highlighted in Camden County Magnolia is a borough located in Camden County, New Jersey, USA. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 4,409. ... Merchantville highlighted in Camden County Merchantville is a Borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Mount Ephraim highlighted in Camden County Mount Ephraim is a Walsh Act borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Oaklyn highlighted in Camden County Oaklyn is a borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Pennsauken highlighted in Camden County Pennsauken Township is a census-designated place and Township located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Pine Hill highlighted in Camden County Pine Hill is a borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Pine Valley highlighted in Camden County Pine Valley is a Walsh Act borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Runnemede highlighted in Camden County Runnemede is a Borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Somerdale highlighted in Camden County Somerdale is a borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Stratford highlighted in Camden County Stratford is a Borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. ... Tavistock highlighted in Camden County Tavistock is a Walsh Act borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. ... Voorhees highlighted in Camden County Voorhees Township is a township located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Echelon is a census-designated place located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Waterford highlighted in Camden County Waterford Township is a Township in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. ... Winslow highlighted in Camden County Winslow Township is a Township in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. ... Woodlynne highlighted in Camden County Woodlynne is a Borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. ...

Historical municipalities

Centre Township was a township that existed in Camden County, New Jersey, United States, from 1855 through 1926. ... Clementon Township is a now dissolved township which existed from November 26, 1887 until 1929 and was located in present day Camden County, New Jersey. ... Delaware Township was the name of Cherry Hill Township, New Jersey from 1844 to 1961. ... Newton Township was a township in New Jersey, United States, that existed initially within Gloucester County from its creation in 1695, and became part of Camden County, where it existed until its dissolution in 1871. ... Stockton Township was a township that existed in Camden County, New Jersey, United States, from 1859 until its dissolution in 1899. ... The approximate area of Union Township (1844) in relation to modern Camden County Union Township is a now dissolved township which existed from 1831 to 1868 and was located in present day Camden County, New Jersey. ...

Education

Camden County College is a two-year public community college serving students from Camden County. the school has campuses in Blackwood, Camden and Cherry Hill Township and was founded in 1967. Camden County College is an accredited, co-educational, two-year, public, community college located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... In Canada and the United States, a community college, sometimes called a technical college, county college, junior college or a city college, is an educational institution providing higher education and lower-level tertiary education, granting certificates, diplomas, and Associates degrees. ... Blackwood is a census-designated place and section of Gloucester Township, New Jersey located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... The City of Camden is the county seat of Camden County, New Jersey in the United States. ... Cherry Hill Township is a township in Camden County, New Jersey, in the United States. ...


Rutgers University-Camden is located in the downtown/waterfront district of Camden.


References

  1. ^ "The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968", John P. Snyder, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 103.
  2. ^ QuickFacts: Camden County, New Jersey. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2007-03-01.
  3. ^ New Jersey Resident Population by County: 1880 - 1930.
  4. ^ Geostat Center: Historical Census Browser. University of Virginia Library. Retrieved on 2007-03-02.
  5. ^ Camden County Board of Freeholders, accessed June 6, 2006

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Municipalities of Camden County, New Jersey
(County seat: Camden)
Boroughs Audubon | Audubon Park | Barrington | Bellmawr | Berlin | Brooklawn | Chesilhurst | Clementon | Collingswood | Gibbsboro | Haddon Heights | Haddonfield | Hi-Nella | Laurel Springs | Lawnside | Lindenwold | Magnolia | Merchantville | Mount Ephraim | Oaklyn | Pine Hill | Pine Valley | Runnemede | Somerdale | Stratford | Tavistock | Woodlynne
Cities Camden | Gloucester
Townships Berlin | Cherry Hill | Gloucester | Haddon | Pennsauken | Voorhees | Waterford | Winslow
CDPs and other communities Ashland | Barclay-Kingston | Blackwood | Cherry Hill Mall | Echelon | Erial | Erlton-Ellisburg | Glendora | Golden Triangle | Greentree | Sicklerville | Springdale

Coordinates: 39°48′N 74°58′W / 39.80, -74.96 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Camden County, New Jersey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (584 words)
In the county the population was spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 30.50% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 12.50% who were 65 years of age or older.
The county is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders consisting of seven members elected at-large for staggered three-year terms by the residents of the county.
The Camden County Prosecutor is appointed by the Governor of New Jersey with the advice and consent of the New Jersey Senate (the upper house of the New Jersey Legislature).
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