Mantua Township, New Jersey

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Mantua Township (pronounced MAN-chew-uh) is a township in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 14,217.

Mantua Township was formed as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 23, 1853, from portions of Greenwich Township. Portions of the township were taken to form East Greenwich Township (February 10, 1881) and Pitman (May 24, 1905).[8]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 15.9 square miles (41.2 km²), of which, 15.9 square miles (41.2 km²) of it is land and 0.06% is water.

Mantua Township borders West Deptford Township, Deptford Township, Wenonah, Washington Township, Pitman, Harrison Township, and East Greenwich Township.

Barnsboro and Sewell are unincorporated communities located within Mantua Township.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 14,217 people, 5,265 households, and 3,948 families residing in the township. The population density was 894.3 people per square mile (345.2/km²). There were 5,411 housing units at an average density of 340.4/sq mi (131.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.81% White, 2.07% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.86% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.26% of the population.

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