Bass River Township, New Jersey

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Bass River Township is a Township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 1,510.

Bass River was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 30, 1864, from portions of Little Egg Harbor Township and Washington Township.[6]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 78.2 square miles (202.7 km²), of which, 75.9 square miles (196.5 km²) of it is land and 2.4 square miles (6.1 km²) of it (3.03%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,510 people, 548 households, and 409 families residing in the township. The population density was 19.9 people per square mile (7.7/km²). There were 602 housing units at an average density of 7.9/sq mi (3.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.87% White, 0.07% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.19% of the population.

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

In the township the population was 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 103.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.6 males.

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