Bordentown Township, New Jersey

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Bordentown Township is a Township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the population was 8,380, with the Census Bureau estimating that the population had risen to 10,469 as of 2006.[3].

Bordentown was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 8, 1852, from portions of Chesterfield Township and Mansfield Township, based on the results of a referendum held that same day.[7]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 9.3 square miles (24.0 km²), of which, 8.5 square miles (22.0 km²) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²) of it (8.30%) is water.

Of note, the Crosswicks Creek and its juncture with the Delaware River, otherwise known as the Trenton-Hamilton Marsh, is a very significant ecosystem and, with the peninsula of land and waterways to the northwest of Bordentown Township known, respectively, as Duck Island, Duck Creek and the Delaware and Raritan Canal, it is protected by the State of New Jersey as the Duck Island Recreation Area.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 8,380 people, 3,293 households, and 2,305 families residing in the township. The population density was 984.9 people per square mile (380.2/km²). There were 3,436 housing units at an average density of 403.8/sq mi (155.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 89.33% White, 5.02% African American, 0.20% Native American, 3.32% Asian, 0.68% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.03% of the population.

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