Evesham Township, New Jersey

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Evesham Township is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. The township population was 42,275 as of the United States 2000 Census. As of 2006, the township had an estimated population of 46,711.

Evesham Township dates back to November 6, 1688, when it was formed as Eversham. It was incorporated as one of New Jersey's original 104 townships by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Portions of the township were taken to form Washington Township (November 19, 1802), Medford Township (March 1, 1847) and Mount Laurel Township (March 7, 1872).[7]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 29.7 square miles (76.9 km²), of which, 29.5 square miles (76.5 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.57%) is water.

Evesham Township borders Mount Laurel Township, Medford Township, and Camden County.

Marlton is an historic community, census-designated place (CDP), and unincorporated area located within Evesham. "Marlton" is often used in place of the township's name, even when referring to locations beyond the boundaries of the CDP.[8]

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 42,275 people, 15,712 households, and 11,344 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,431.1 people per square mile (552.6/km²). There were 16,324 housing units at an average density of 552.6/sq mi (213.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 91.26% White, 3.11% African American, 0.07% Native American, 4.07% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.96% of the population.

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