Stow Creek Township, New Jersey

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Stow Creek Township is a township in Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States. It is part of the Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area for statistical purposes. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township had a total population of 1,429.

Stow Creek dates back to January 19, 1748, when it was formed as one of six precincts in the newly-created Cumberland County. It was formally incorporated as a township on February 21, 1798. Columbia Township was formed on March 12, 1844, from portions of both Hopewell Township and Stow Creek Township, and dissolved on March 11, 1845. On April 9, 1929, portions of the township were taken to create Shiloh. On October 1, 1924, the New Jersey Legislature officially changed the name of the township from "Stoe Creek" to "Stow Creek", though it is unclear when "Stow" had become "Stoe".[6]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 18.9 square miles (48.9 km²), of which, 18.5 square miles (47.8 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²) of it (2.23%) is water.

Stow Creek Township borders Hopewell Township, Shiloh, Greenwich Township, Salem County, and the Delaware Bay.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,429 people, 536 households, and 425 families residing in the township. The population density was 77.5 people per square mile (29.9/km²). There were 560 housing units at an average density of 30.4/sq mi (11.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 93.42% White, 3.50% African American, 1.61% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.84% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.68% of the population.

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