East Windsor Township, New Jersey

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East Windsor Township is a Township in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 24,919, which had grown to an estimated 26,686 as of 2007.[3]

East Windsor Township was formed when Windsor Township was split on February 9, 1797, with West Windsor Township formed at the same time, all while the area was still part of Middlesex County. It was incorporated as one of New Jersey's initial group of 104 townships by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Portions of the township were taken to form Hightstown borough (March 5, 1853, within East Windsor; became independent c. 1894) and Robbinsville Township (March 11, 1860, and known as Washington Township until 2007).[7]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 15.7 square miles (40.7 km²), of which, 15.6 square miles (40.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.32%) is water.

Twin Rivers (2000 Census population of 7,422) is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within East Windsor Township.

Also: East Windsor surrounds Hightstown.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 24,919 people, 9,448 households, and 6,556 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,592.8 people per square mile (614.8/km²). There were 9,880 housing units at an average density of 631.5/sq mi (243.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 74.42% White, 8.90% African American, 0.20% Native American, 9.55% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 4.61% from other races, and 2.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.28% of the population. However, there is a significant population of undocumented Hispanic immigrants in the thousands which is not captured by census counts.[citation needed] School studies show that up to 20% of the total population in the school system is made up of undocumented immigrants.[citation needed]

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