Shrewsbury Township, New Jersey

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Shrewsbury Township is a Township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 1,098.

What is now Shrewsbury Township was originally formed on October 31, 1693, and was created as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Over the centuries, portions of the township have been taken to form Stafford Township (March 3, 1750), Dover Township (March 1, 1768, now Toms River Township), Ocean Township (February 24, 1849), Red Bank (March 17, 1870), Eatontown (April 4, 1873), Rumson (May 15, 1907), Fair Haven (March 28, 1912), Little Silver (March 19, 1923), Shrewsbury borough (March 22, 1926) and New Shrewsbury (April 15, 1950, now Tinton Falls).[7]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,098 people, 521 households, and 254 families residing in the township. The population density was 11,624.7 people per square mile (4,710.4/km²). There were 546 housing units at an average density of 5,780.6/sq mi (2,342.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 66.76% White, 16.67% African American, 10.02% Asian, 2.82% from other races, and 3.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.65% of the population.

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