East Greenwich Township, New Jersey

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East Greenwich Township is a township in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 5,430.

East Greenwich Township was created by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 10, 1881, from the eastern part of Greenwich Township and the western part of Mantua Township.[7]

East Greenwich includes the unincorporated communities of Clarksboro, Mickleton and Mount Royal.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 15.0 square miles (38.8 km²), of which, 14.8 square miles (38.2 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (1.47%) is water.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 5,430 people, 1,901 households, and 1,515 families residing in the township. The population density was 368.1 people per square mile (142.1/km²). There were 1,971 housing units at an average density of 133.6/sq mi (51.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.68% White, 3.26% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.64% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.40% of the population.

There were 1,901 households out of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.9% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.3% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.12.

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