Lower Alloways Creek Township, New Jersey

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Lower Alloways Creek Township is a Township in Salem County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 1,851.

Lower Alloways Creek Township was formed on June 17, 1767 when Alloways Creek Township was subdivided and Upper Alloways Creek Township (now Alloway Township) was also formed. The township was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798 as one of New Jersey's original group of 104 townships.[7]

PSE&G operates three nuclear reactors in Lower Alloways Creek Township. Salem 1 and Salem 2 are pressurized water reactors at the Salem Nuclear Power Plant and Hope Creek is a boiling water reactor at the Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Station.[8]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 72.6 square miles (188.0 km²), of which, 46.8 square miles (121.2 km²) of it is land and 25.8 square miles (66.8 km²) of it (35.55%) is water.

Lower Alloways Creek or "LAC" Township borders Elsinboro Township, Salem, and Quinton Township. Lower Alloways Creek Township also borders the Delaware Bay and Cumberland County.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,851 people, 693 households, and 537 families residing in the township. The population density was 39.6 people per square mile (15.3/km²). There were 730 housing units at an average density of 15.6/sq mi (6.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.38% White, 2.16% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49% of the population.

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