Waterford Township, New Jersey

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Waterford Township is a Township in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 10,494.

Waterford Township was originally created by Royal Charter on June 1, 1695, while the area was still part of Gloucester County. The township was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. On March 13, 1844, Waterford Township became one of the original townships in the newly-created Camden County. Portions of the township were taken over the years to form Delaware Township (on February 28, 1844, now Cherry Hill Township), Chesilhurst (November 26, 1887), Voorhees Township (March 1, 1899) and Berlin Township (March 11, 1910).[7]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.3 square miles (93.9 km²), of which, 36.2 square miles (93.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.19%) is water.

Waterford borders Berlin Borough, Berlin Township, Chesilhurst, and Winslow. Waterford also borders Atlantic County and Burlington County.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 10,494 people, 3,542 households, and 2,791 families residing in the township. The population density was 290.0 people per square mile (112.0/km²). There were 3,671 housing units at an average density of 101.4/sq mi (39.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 92.75% White, 4.18% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.90% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.67% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.07% of the population.

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