Westampton Township, New Jersey

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Westampton Township is a Township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 7,217.

Westampton was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 6, 1850, from portions of Northampton Township (now known as Mount Holly Township). Portions of the township were taken to form Eastampton Township on February 11, 1880.[7]

Westhampton is the home of the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office serving the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 11.2 square miles (28.9 km²), of which, 11.0 square miles (28.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (1.08%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 7,217 people, 2,525 households, and 1,966 families residing in the township. The population density was 653.6 people per square mile (252.4/km²). There were 2,581 housing units at an average density of 233.8/sq mi (90.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 70.81% White, 21.27% African American, 0.28% Native American, 3.03% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.83% from other races, and 2.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.21% of the population.

There were 2,525 households out of which 42.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.1% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.24.

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