South Harrison Township, New Jersey

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South Harrison Township is a township in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 2,417.

South Harrison was formed as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 2, 1883, from portions of Harrison Township. Elk Township was formed from portions of South Harrison Township on April 17, 1891.[6]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 15.8 square miles (41.0 km²), of which, 15.8 square miles (40.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.13%) is water.

South Harrison Township borders Woolwich Township, Harrison Township, Elk Township, and Salem County.

Harrisonville, served as ZIP code 08039 is an unincoprorated community located within the township.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,417 people, 800 households, and 663 families residing in the township. The population density was 153.0 people per square mile (59.1/km²). There were 829 housing units at an average density of 52.5/sq mi (20.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 93.09% White, 3.76% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.19% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.43% of the population.

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