Greenwich Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey

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Greenwich Township is a township in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 4,879.

Greenwich Township was first formed on March 1, 1695, and was formally incorporated as one of New Jersey's initial 104 townships by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Over the centuries, portions of the township were taken to form Woolwich Township (March 7, 1767), Franklin Township (January 27, 1820), Spicer Township (March 13, 1844; now Harrison Township), Mantua Township (February 23, 1853), East Greenwich Township (February 10, 1881) and Paulsboro (March 2, 1904).[7]

Gibbstown is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Greenwich Township.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 12.1 square miles (31.2 km²), of which, 9.3 square miles (24.1 km²) of it is land and 2.7 square miles (7.1 km²) of it (22.72%) is water.

Greenwich Township borders Paulsboro, East Greenwich Township, and Logan Township. Greenwich Township also borders the Delaware River.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 4,879 people, 1,866 households, and 1,393 families residing in the township. The population density was 523.7 people per square mile (202.1/km²). There were 1,944 housing units at an average density of 208.7/sq mi (80.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.55% White, 3.32% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.54% of the population.

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