Woolwich Township, New Jersey

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Woolwich Township is a township in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 3,032.

Woolwich was formed by Royal Charter on March 7, 1767, from portions of Greenwich Township, and was incorporated as one of New Jersey's initial 104 townships by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Portions of the township were taken to form Franklin Township (January 27, 1820), Spicer Township (March 13, 1844, now known as Harrison Township) West Woolwich Township (March 7, 1877, now known as Logan Township) and Swedesboro (April 9, 1902).[7]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 21.2 square miles (54.9 km2), of which, 20.9 square miles (54.2 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km2) of it (1.13%) is water.

Also, Swedesboro is an independent municipality located entirely within the township.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 3,032 people, 959 households, and 838 families residing in the township. The population density was 144.8 people per square mile (55.9/km2). There were 1,026 housing units at an average density of 49.0/sq mi (18.9/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 91.13% White, 4.55% African American, 1.12% Asian, 1.95% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.89% of the population.

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