Pittsgrove Township, New Jersey

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Pittsgrove Township is a Township in Salem County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 8,893.

Pittsgrove Township was formed by Royal Charter on December 6, 1769 and was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798 as one of the initial group of 104 townships established in New Jersey. Portions of the township were taken on March 4, 1822 to form Centreville Township (which was restored in 1829 when the Centreville was dissolved), on March 10, 1846 to form Upper Pittsgrove Township and on January 28, 1893 to form Elmer Borough.[5]

Olivet (2000 Census population of 1,420) is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Pittsgrove Township.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 45.9 square miles (119.0 km²), of which, 45.2 square miles (117.0 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²) of it (1.61%) is water.

Pittsgrove Township borders Upper Pittsgrove Township and Elmer Borough. Pittsgrove Township also borders Cumberland County and Gloucester County.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 8,893 people, 3,020 households, and 2,422 families residing in the township. The population density was 196.8 people per square mile (76.0/km²). There were 3,155 housing units at an average density of 69.8/sq mi (27.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 88.14% White, 8.04% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.29% from other races, and 1.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.41% of the population.

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