Hopewell Township, Cumberland County, New Jersey

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Hopewell Township is a township in Cumberland County, New Jersey, in the United States. It is part of the Vineland-Millville- Bridgeton Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area for statistical purposes. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 4,434.

Hopewell Township was first formed as a precinct on January 19, 1748, and was incorporated as one of New Jersey's initial group of 104 townships by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Portions of the township have been taken to form Columbia Township (March 12, 1844, returned to Hopewell Township on March 11, 1845), Cohansey Township (March 6, 1848) and Shiloh borough (April 9, 1929).[6]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 30.8 square miles (79.7 km²), of which, 29.9 square miles (77.4 km²) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²) of it (2.86%) is water.

Hopewell Township borders Upper Deerfield Township, Bridgeton, Fairfield Township, Greenwich Township, Stow Creek Township, Shiloh, and Salem County

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 4,434 people, 1,628 households, and 1,206 families residing in the township. The population density was 148.3 people per square mile (57.3/km²). There were 1,683 housing units at an average density of 56.3/sq mi (21.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 87.10% White, 6.90% African American, 2.32% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.44% from other races, and 1.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.59% of the population.

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