Delran Township, New Jersey

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Delran is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 15,536.

Delran Township was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 12, 1880, from portions of Cinnaminson Township. Portions of the township were taken to create Riverside on February 20, 1895.[6]

The township's name is a portmanteau of the names of the two rivers that have their confluence here: the Delaware River and Rancocas Creek.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 7.2 square miles (18.8 km²), of which, 6.6 square miles (17.2 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) of it (8.41%) is water.

Delran Township borders Delanco Township, Riverside Township, Moorestown Township, Willingboro Township, and Cinnaminson Township. Delran also borders the Delaware River.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 15,536 people, 5,816 households, and 4,327 families residing in the township. The population density was 2,339.6 people per square mile (903.4/km²). There were 5,936 housing units at an average density of 893.9/sq mi (345.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 82.87% White, 9.42% African American, 0.17% Native American, 2.80% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 1.63% from other races, and 2.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.25% of the population.

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