Washington Township, Burlington County, New Jersey

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Washington Township is a Township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 621.

Washington was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on November 19, 1802, from portions of Evesham Township, Little Egg Harbor Township and Northampton Township (now known as Mount Holly Township, New Jersey). Portions of the township were taken to form Shamong Township (February 19, 1852), Bass River Township (March 30, 1864), Woodland Township (March 7, 1866) and Randolph Township (March 17, 1870, reannexed to Washington Township on March 28, 1893).[7]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 102.9 square miles (266.4 km²), of which, 100.1 square miles (259.4 km²) of it is land and 2.7 square miles (7.0 km²) of it (2.64%) is water.

Washington Township borders Shamong Township, Tabernacle Township, Woodland Township, Bass River Township, and Atlantic County.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 621 people, 160 households, and 112 families residing in the township. The population density was 6.2 people per square mile (2.4/km²). There were 171 housing units at an average density of 1.7/sq mi (0.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 83.57% White, 2.90% African American, 0.32% Asian, 12.08% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.07% of the population.

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