Westville, New Jersey

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Westville is a Borough in Gloucester County, New Jersey, USA. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 4,501. The Borough of Westville is known as "The Gateway to South Jersey."[7]

Westville was formed as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 7, 1914, from portions of Deptford Township and West Deptford Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April 28, 1914. The borough was reincorporated on March 8, 1924.[8][9]

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Geography

Westville is located at 39°52′05″N 75°07′39″W / 39.868013°N 75.127564°W / 39.868013; -75.127564 (39.868013, -75.127564).[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.5 km2), of which, 1.0 square miles (2.5 km2) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) of it (28.68%) is water.

Westville borders Deptford Township, West Deptford Township, and Camden County.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 4,500 people, 1,812 households, and 1,125 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,666.1 people per square mile (1,809.9/km2). There were 1,938 housing units at an average density of 2,009.5/sq mi (779.4/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 93.47% White, 2.71% African American, 0.13% Native American, 1.00% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.29% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.96% of the population.

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