Franklin Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey

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Franklin Township is a township in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 15,466.

Franklin Township was formed as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on January 27, 1820, from portions of Greenwich Township and Woolwich Township. Parts of the township have been taken to form Clayton Township (February 5, 1858) and Newfield (March 8, 1924).[7]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 56.4 square miles (146.2 km²), of which, 56.0 square miles (145.1 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²) of it (0.74%) is water.

Franklinville and Malaga are unincorporated areas located within Franklin Township.

Franklin Township borders Elk Township, Clayton, Monroe Township, and Newfield. Franklin Township also borders Salem County, Cumberland County, and Atlantic County.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 15,466 people, 5,225 households, and 4,190 families residing in the township. The population density was 276.1 people per square mile (106.6/km²). There were 5,461 housing units at an average density of 97.5/sq mi (37.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 90.22% White, 6.66% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.25% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.51% of the population.

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