Upper Pittsgrove Township, New Jersey

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Upper Pittsgrove Township is a Township in Salem County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 3,468.

Upper Pittsgrove Township was incorporated on March 10, 1846, from portions of Pittsgrove Township. Portions of the township were taken on January 28, 1893 to form Elmer.[6]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 40.5 square miles (104.8 km²), of which, 40.4 square miles (104.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.17%) is water. The Salem River has its source in the township.[7]

Upper Pittsgrove Township borders Pittsgrove Township, Elmer, Alloway Township, and Pilesgrove Township. Upper Pittsgrove Township also borders Cumberland County and Gloucester County.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,468 people, 1,207 households, and 959 families residing in the township. The population density was 85.9 people per square mile (33.2/km²). There were 1,250 housing units at an average density of 31.0/sq mi (11.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.84% White, 2.16% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 1.30% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.14% of the population.

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