Elmer, New Jersey

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Elmer is a Borough in Salem County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 1,384.

Elmer was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on January 28, 1893, from portions of Pittsgrove Township and Upper Pittsgrove Township, based on the results of a referendum held four days earlier.[6] The borough was formed on the dividing line of Pittsgrove and Upper Pittsgrove Townships and was named for Lucius Elmer a former judge who helped obtain a post office for the community during his service as Congressman.[7]

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Geography

Elmer is located at 39°35′31″N 75°10′21″W / 39.591998°N 75.172430°W / 39.591998; -75.172430 (39.591998, -75.172430).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), of which, 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) of it is land and 1.14% is water.

Elmer borders Pittsgrove Township and Upper Pittsgrove Township.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,384 people, 524 households, and 385 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,599.5 people per square mile (614.2/km2). There were 557 housing units at an average density of 643.7/sq mi (247.2/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.25% White, 0.65% African American, 0.51% Asian, 0.72% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.52% of the population.

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