Mansfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey

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Mansfield Township is a Township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 5,090, which was forecast to have grown to 8,047 as of the 2006 Census estimate, representing growth of 58.1% since the previous enumeration.[3]

Mansfield was first formed on November 6, 1688, and reformed by Royal Charter on May 9, 1770. Mansfield was incorporated as one of New Jersey's initial 104 townships by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Portions of the township were taken to form Fieldsboro (March 7, 1850, within township; became fully independent c. 1894), Bordentown Township (March 8, 1852) and Florence Township (March 7, 1872).[7]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 21.9 square miles (56.6 km²), of which, 21.7 square miles (56.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.64%) is water.

Mansfield Township encompasses the communities of Columbus (where the town hall is located), Georgetown, Hedding and Kinkora. The hamlets are Mansfield and Rising Sun Square (also known as Mansfield Square). "Homestead," a retirement village, consists of 1,200 homes in Columbus.

Liberty Lake is a 6-acre (24,000 m2) freshwater spring-fed lake, that allows boating, swimming and fishing.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 5,090 people, 2,077 households, and 1,561 families residing in the township. The population density was 234.3 people per square mile (90.5/km²). There were 2,122 housing units at an average density of 97.7/sq mi (37.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.42% White, 1.91% African American, 0.18% Native American, 1.49% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.83% of the population.

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