New Hanover Township highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
New Hanover Township is a township located in Burlington County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 9,744.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 58.0 km˛ (22.4 mi˛). 57.7 km˛ (22.3 mi˛) of it is land and 0.3 km˛ (0.1 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.45% water.
New Hanover Township borders North Hanover Township, Wrightstown, Pemberton Township, and Ocean County.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 9,744 people, 1,162 households, and 991 families residing in the township. The population density is 168.9/km˛ (437.3/mi˛). There are 1,381 housing units at an average density of 23.9/km˛ (62.0/mi˛). The racial makeup of the township is 64.13% White, 28.90% African American, 0.42% Native American, 1.47% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 2.66% from other races, and 2.34% from two or more races. 19.40% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 1,162 households out of which 60.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.1% are married couples living together, 3.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 14.7% are non-families. 13.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 0.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.14 and the average family size is 3.46.
In the township the population is spread out with 14.5% under the age of 18, 15.7% from 18 to 24, 55.4% from 25 to 44, 13.2% from 45 to 64, and 1.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 401.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 561.7 males.
The median income for a household in the township is $44,386, and the median income for a family is $45,511. Males have a median income of $26,428 versus $23,050 for females. The per capita income for the township is $12,140. 3.9% of the population and 3.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 3.3% of those under the age of 18 and 12.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.