Weymouth Township, New Jersey

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Weymouth Township is a township in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 2,257.

Weymouth Township was formed by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 12, 1798, from portions of Egg Harbor Township, while the area was still part of Gloucester County, and was incorporated nine days later. Portions of the township were taken on February 5, 1813, to create Hamilton Township. Weymouth Township became part of the newly-created Atlantic County on February 7, 1837. Portions of the township were taken on March 11, 1922, to form Corbin City, and on March 14, 1925, to form Estell Manor.[4]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 12.6 square miles (32.6 km²), of which, 12.2 square miles (31.6 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it (2.94%) is water.

Dorothy is an unincorporated community located within Weymouth Township.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,257 people, 851 households, and 623 families residing in the township. The population density was 185.0 people per square mile (71.4/km²). There were 909 housing units at an average density of 74.5/sq mi (28.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 91.98% White, 4.79% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 1.02% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.81% of the population.

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