Elk Township, New Jersey

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Elk Township is a township in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 3,514.

Elk Township was formed as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 17, 1891, from portions of Clayton Township, Glassboro Township and South Harrison Township.[6]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 19.7 square miles (51.0 km²), of which, 19.6 square miles (50.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.41%) is water.

Elk Township borders South Harrison Township, Harrison Township, Glassboro, Clayton, and Franklin Township. Elk Township also borders Salem County.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,514 people, 1,263 households, and 958 families residing in the township. The population density was 179.0 people per square mile (69.1/km²). There were 1,347 housing units at an average density of 68.6/sq mi (26.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 82.07% White, 14.26% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 1.37% from other races, and 1.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.93% of the population.

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