Chesilhurst, New Jersey

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Chesilhurst is a Borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 1,520. New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Chesilhurst last among the towns rated in its 2008 rankings of "Best Places to Live" in New Jersey (placing at # 566).[7]

Chesilhurst was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on November 26, 1887, from portions of Waterford Township and Winslow Township, based on the results of a referendum held on October 18, 1887.[8]



Chesilhurst is located at 39°43′54″N 74°52′34″W / 39.731549°N 74.876067°W / 39.731549; -74.876067 (39.731549, -74.876067).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.5 km2), all of it land.

Chesilhurst borders both Waterford Township and Winslow Township.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,520 people, 493 households, and 345 families residing in the borough. The population density was 885.8 people per square mile (341.2/km2). There were 535 housing units at an average density of 311.8/sq mi (120.1/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 37.37% White, 55.99% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 2.89% from other races, and 3.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.08% of the population.

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