Eagleswood Township, New Jersey

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Eagleswood Township is a Township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 1,441.

Eagleswood Township was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 17, 1874, from portions of Stafford Township. Portions of the township were taken to form Beach Haven (November 11, 1890) and Long Beach Township (March 23, 1899).[6]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 18.9 square miles (48.8 km²), of which, 16.4 square miles (42.4 km²) of it is land and 2.5 square miles (6.4 km²) of it (13.20%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,441 people, 546 households, and 394 families residing in the township. The population density was 88.0 people per square mile (34.0/km²). There were 693 housing units at an average density of 42.3/sq mi (16.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.96% White, 0.07% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.21% Asian, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population.

There were 546 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.3% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 101.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.2 males.

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