Woodstown, New Jersey

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Woodstown is a Borough in Salem County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 3,136.

Woodstown was established on July 26, 1882, from portions of Pilesgrove Township based on the results of a referendum held that same day. The borough's incorporation was confirmed on March 3, 1925.[7]

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Geography

Woodstown is located at 39°39′04″N 75°19′37″W / 39.651041°N 75.327028°W / 39.651041; -75.327028 (39.651041, -75.327028),[8] along the Salem River.[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.2 km2), of which, 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2) of it (2.47%) is water.

The Borough of Woodstown is an independent municipality surrounded by Pilesgrove Township.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 3,136 people, 1,304 households, and 839 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,975.6 people per square mile (761.5/km2). There were 1,389 housing units at an average density of 875.0/sq mi (337.3/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 85.04% White, 12.91% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.56% of the population.

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