Cumberland County, New Jersey

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Cumberland County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of the 2000 Census, the population is 146,438. Its county seat is Bridgeton[1]. Cumberland County is named for Prince William, Duke of Cumberland.[2][3]

This county is part of the Delaware Valley area as well as the Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 677 square miles (1,753.4 km2), of which 489 square miles (1,266.5 km2) is land and 187 square miles (484.3 km2) (27.68%) is water.

Cumberland is a low-lying, generally featureless coastal county, with many salt marshes near the Delaware Bay. The highest elevation is at one of 12 areas in Upper Deerfield Township that exceed 140 feet (42.6 m) above sea level; the lowest elevation is sea level.

Adjacent counties

1across Delaware Bay; no land border

Demographics

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 146,438 people, 49,143 households, and 35,186 families residing in the county. The population density was 299 people per square mile (116/km²). There were 52,863 housing units at an average density of 108 per square mile (42/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 65.88% White, 20.20% Black or African American, 0.97% Native American, 0.95% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 9.08% from other races, and 2.85% from two or more races. 19.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 17.4% were of Italian, 9.9% German, 7.9% Irish and 6.7% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

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