Paulsboro, New Jersey

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Paulsboro is a Borough in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 6,160.

Paulsboro was formed as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 2, 1904, from portions of Greenwich Township.[6] It was named for Samuel Phillip Paul, son of a settler.[7]



Paulsboro is located at 39°50′08″N 75°14′31″W / 39.835563°N 75.241819°W / 39.835563; -75.241819 (39.835563, -75.241819).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.8 km2), of which, 2.0 square miles (5.1 km2) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.7 km2) of it (25.19%) is water.

Paulsboro borders West Deptford Township, East Greenwich Township, Greenwich Township, and the Delaware River.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 6,160 people, 2,353 households, and 1,614 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,140.8 people per square mile (1,213.5/km2). There were 2,628 housing units at an average density of 1,339.9/sq mi (517.7/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 63.56% White, 31.64% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 1.31% from other races, and 2.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.35% of the population.

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