Commercial Township, New Jersey

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Commercial Township is a township in Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States. It is part of the Vineland-Millville- Bridgeton Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area for statistical purposes. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 5,259.

Commercial Township was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 27, 1874, from portions of Downe Township.[6]

Laurel Lake and Port Norris are census-designated places and unincorporated areas located within Commercial Township. Mauricetown is an unincorporated area of the township.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 34.5 square miles (89.4 km²), of which, 32.5 square miles (84.1 km²) of it is land and 2.0 square miles (5.3 km²) of it (5.91%) is water.

Commercial Township borders Maurice River Township, Millville, Downe Township, and the Delaware Bay.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 5,259 people, 1,873 households, and 1,367 families residing in the township. The population density was 162.0 people per square mile (62.6/km²). There were 2,171 housing units at an average density of 66.9/sq mi (25.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 82.98% White, 13.42% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.01% from other races, and 1.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.86% of the population.

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