Folsom, New Jersey

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Folsom is a borough in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 1,972.

Folsom was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on May 23, 1906, from portions of Buena Vista Township.[7]

New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Folsom as its 19th best place to live in its 2008 rankings of the "Best Places To Live" in New Jersey.[8]



As of the census[4] of 2000, there are 1,972 people, 671 households, and 552 families residing in the borough. The population density is 238.5 people per square mile (92.1/km2). There are 702 housing units at an average density of 84.9/sq mi (32.8/km2). The racial makeup of the borough is 91.73% White, 4.41% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.86% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 1.57% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. 3.45% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 671 households out of which 37.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% are married couples living together, 14.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 17.7% are non-families. 13.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 3.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.93 and the average family size is 3.18.

In the borough the population is spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the borough is $56,406, and the median income for a family is $59,231. Males have a median income of $39,659 versus $30,000 for females. The per capita income for the borough is $20,617. 5.7% of the population and 4.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 4.3% of those under the age of 18 and 4.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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