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Encyclopedia > Cumberland County, New Jersey
Cumberland County, New Jersey
Map
Map of New Jersey highlighting Cumberland County
Location in the state of New Jersey
Map of the USA highlighting New Jersey
New Jersey's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1748
Seat Bridgeton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

489 sq mi (1,267 km²)
489 sq mi (1,267 km²)
187 sq mi (484 km²), 27.68%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

146,438
300/sq mi (116/km²)
Website: www.co.cumberland.nj.us

Cumberland County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of the 2000 Census, the population is 146,438. Its county seat is Bridgeton6. It is part of the Vineland-Millville- Bridgeton Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses the New Jersey cities of Vineland, Millville and Bridgeton and all of Cumberland County for statistical purposes. Image File history File links Cumb_Seal. ... Image File history File links Map_of_New_Jersey_highlighting_Cumberland_County. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... 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 ... Year 1748 (MDCCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Bridgeton highlighted in Cumberland County. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... 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 per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... 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  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... This article is about the U.S. state. ... 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. ... Bridgeton highlighted in Cumberland County. ... 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. ... Vineland highlighted in Cumberland County. ... Millville highlighted in Cumberland County. ... Bridgeton highlighted in Cumberland County. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ...


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. ...

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,752 km² (677 sq mi). 1,267 km² (489 sq mi) of it is land and 485 km² (187 sq mi) of it (27.68%) 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. ...


Cumberland is a low-lying, generally featureless coastal county, with many salt marshes near the Delaware Bay. The highest elevation is at one of 12 areas in Upper Deerfield Township that exceed 140 feet (42.6 m) above sea level; the lowest elevation is sea level.


Adjacent Counties

1across Delaware Bay; no land border Gloucester County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... Atlantic County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Cape May County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Kent County is a county located in the central part of the state of Delaware. ... Salem County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Delaware Bay Delaware Bay is a large esturarial inlet of the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Delaware River along the coast of the United States. ...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1790 8,248
1800 9,529 15.5%
1810 12,670 33.0%
1820 12,668 -0.0%
1830 14,093 11.2%
1840 14,374 2.0%
1850 17,189 19.6%
1860 22,605 31.5%
1870 34,665 53.4%
1880 37,687 8.7%
1890 45,438 20.6%
1900 51,193 12.7%
1910 55,153 7.7%
1920 61,348 11.2%
1930 69,895 13.9%
1940 73,184 4.7%
1950 88,597 21.1%
1960 106,850 20.6%
1970 121,374 13.6%
1980 132,866 9.5%
1990 138,053 3.9%
2000 146,438 6.1%
Est. 2006 154,823 [1] 5.7%
historical census data source: [2][3]

As of the census² of 2000, there were 146,438 people, 49,143 households, and 35,186 families residing in the county. The population density was 116/km² (299/sq mi). There were 52,863 housing units at an average density of 42/km² (108/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 65.88% White, 20.20% Black or African American, 0.97% Native American, 0.95% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 9.08% from other races, and 2.85% from two or more races. 19.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 17.4% were of Italian, 9.9% German, 7.9% Irish and 6.7% English ancestry according to Census 2000. The United States Census of 1790 was the first Census conducted in the United States. ... The United States Census of 1800 was the second Census conducted in the United States. ... The United States Census of 1810 was the third Census conducted in the United States. ... The United States Census of 1820 was the fourth Census conducted in the United States. ... The United States Census of 1830 was the fifth Census conducted in the United States. ... The Sixth Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 17,069,453 — an increase of 32. ... 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 Twentieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,545,805, 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. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... 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. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ... 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 49,143 households out of which 34.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.70% were married couples living together, 17.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.40% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.19. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 31.20% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 13.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 104.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.50 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $39,150, and the median income for a family was $45,403. Males had a median income of $35,387 versus $25,393 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,376. About 11.30% of families and 15.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.10% of those under age 18 and 12.90% 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. ...


The 2005 demography includes the population as 139,968 people, a slight decrease from 2000. The races were 70.1% White, 16.1% Black or African American, 3.3% Native American/Alaska Native, 1.1% Asian, no Pacific Islanders, 8.0% Other races, 1.1% multiracial and 22.7% Hispanic. Cumberland County has the largest percentage of Native Americans in New Jersey as of the 2005 census. [1]


Government

The Cumberland County Courthouse in Bridgeton
The Cumberland County Courthouse in Bridgeton

Cumberland County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders consisting of seven members. Each Freeholder is assigned responsibility for one of the County's departments. These individuals are elected at large by the citizens of Cumberland County in partisan elections and serve staggered three-year terms in office, with two or three seats coming up for election each year. As of 2007, Cumberland County's Freeholders are:[4] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 743 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,459 × 1,984 pixels, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 743 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,459 × 1,984 pixels, file size: 2. ... Bridgeton highlighted in Cumberland County. ... The Board of Chosen Freeholders is the legislative body in each of the 21 counties in New Jersey. ...

  • Douglas M. Rainear (Term ends December 31, 2007): Chairman of the Department of Public Affairs.
  • Freeholder Deputy Director Bruce T. Peterson (2008): Chairman of Department of Public Property & Personnel.
  • Jane Yetman Christy (2008): Chairman of Department of Health.
  • Dr. Mary L. Gruccio (2007): Chairman of Department of Public Works.
  • Louis N. Magazzu (2009): Chairman of Department of Finance.
  • Joseph P. Riley (2009): Chairman Department of Public Safety.
  • Jeffrey M. Trout (2008): Chairman of Department of Agriculture and History.

is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

Municipalities

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

The following municipalities are located in Cumberland County. The municipality type is listed in parentheses after the name, except where the type is included as part of the name. Census-designated places and other unincorporated communities are listed under their municipalities. Image File history File links Cumberland_County,_New_Jersey_Municipalities. ... Image File history File links Cumberland_County,_New_Jersey_Municipalities. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Bridgeton highlighted in Cumberland County. ... Commercial Township highlighted in Cumberland County. ... Laurel Lake is a census-designated place located in Cumberland County, New Jersey. ... Port Norris is a census-designated place located in Cumberland County, New Jersey. ... Deerfield Township highlighted in Cumberland County. ... Rosenhayn is a census-designated place located in Cumberland County, New Jersey. ... Downe Township highlighted in Cumberland County. ... Fairfield Township highlighted in Cumberland County. ... Fairton is a census-designated place located in Cumberland County, New Jersey. ... Greenwich Township highlighted in Cumberland County. ... Hopewell Township highlighted in Cumberland County. ... Lawrence Township highlighted in Cumberland County. ... Cedarville is a census-designated place located in Cumberland County, New Jersey. ... Maurice River Township highlighted in Cumberland County. ... Millville highlighted in Cumberland County. ... Shiloh highlighted in Cumberland County. ... Stow Creek Township highlighted in Cumberland County. ... Upper Deerfield Township highlighted in Cumberland County. ... Seabrook Farms is a census-designated place located in Cumberland County, New Jersey. ... Vineland highlighted in Cumberland County. ...

References

The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 238th day of the year (239th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 237th day of the year (238th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

External links

  • Cumberland County's official website

Coordinates: 39°20′N 75°08′W / 39.33, -75.13 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Cumberland County, New Jersey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (593 words)
Cumberland County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 31.20% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 13.00% who were 65 years of age or older.
Cumberland County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders consisting of seven members.
Shiloh, Cumberland County, New Jersey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (659 words)
New Jersey's Second Congressional District, covering all of Atlantic County, Cape May County, Cumberland County and Salem County and portions of Burlington County and Gloucester County, is represented by Frank LoBiondo (R, Vineland).
New Jersey is represented in the Senate by Frank Lautenberg (D, Cliffside Park) and Robert Menendez (D, Union City).
The 3rd legislative district of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Stephen M. Sweeney (D, Thorofare) and in the Assembly by John J. Burzichelli (D, Thorofare) and Douglas H. Fisher (D, Thorofare).
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