Mannington Township, New Jersey

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Mannington Township is a Township in Salem County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 1,559.

Mannington Township was first mentioned on May 12, 1721. It had been previously known as East Fenwick Township, which was mentioned on September 3, 1679, though the details of its incorporation are unknown. 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. A portion of the township was taken in 1878 and annexed by Quinton Township.[7]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 38.4 square miles (99.5 km²), of which, 34.8 square miles (90.1 km²) of it is land and 3.6 square miles (9.4 km²) of it (9.47%) is water. The Salem River flows along the township's northern and western boundaries.[8]

Mannington Township borders Carneys Point Township, Pilesgrove Township, Alloway Township, Quinton Township, Salem, and Pennsville Township.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,559 people, 539 households, and 409 families residing in the township. The population density was 44.8 people per square mile (17.3/km²). There were 573 housing units at an average density of 16.5/sq mi (6.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 75.63% White, 20.91% African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 1.73% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.34% of the population.

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