Lindenwold, New Jersey

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Lindenwold, New Jersey
—  Borough  —
Lindenwold highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Lindenwold, New Jersey
Coordinates: 39°49′02″N 74°59′20″W / 39.817228°N 74.98889°W / 39.817228; -74.98889Coordinates: 39°49′02″N 74°59′20″W / 39.817228°N 74.98889°W / 39.817228; -74.98889
CountryUnited States
StateNew Jersey
CountyCamden
IncorporatedApril 23, 1929
Government[1]
 • TypeBorough (New Jersey)
 • MayorRichard E. Roach (term ends December 31, 2015)[2]
 • ClerkDeborah Jackson[3]
Area[4]
 • Total3.954 sq mi (10.241 km2)
 • Land3.892 sq mi (10.081 km2)
 • Water0.062 sq mi (0.160 km2)  1.56%
Elevation[5]69 ft (21 m)
Population (2010 Census)[6][7][8]
 • Total17,613
 • Density4,525.1/sq mi (1,747.2/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code08021
Area code(s)856
FIPS code3400740440[9][10][4]
GNIS feature ID0885279[11][4]
Websitehttp://www.lindenwold.net
 
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Lindenwold, New Jersey
—  Borough  —
Lindenwold highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Lindenwold, New Jersey
Coordinates: 39°49′02″N 74°59′20″W / 39.817228°N 74.98889°W / 39.817228; -74.98889Coordinates: 39°49′02″N 74°59′20″W / 39.817228°N 74.98889°W / 39.817228; -74.98889
CountryUnited States
StateNew Jersey
CountyCamden
IncorporatedApril 23, 1929
Government[1]
 • TypeBorough (New Jersey)
 • MayorRichard E. Roach (term ends December 31, 2015)[2]
 • ClerkDeborah Jackson[3]
Area[4]
 • Total3.954 sq mi (10.241 km2)
 • Land3.892 sq mi (10.081 km2)
 • Water0.062 sq mi (0.160 km2)  1.56%
Elevation[5]69 ft (21 m)
Population (2010 Census)[6][7][8]
 • Total17,613
 • Density4,525.1/sq mi (1,747.2/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code08021
Area code(s)856
FIPS code3400740440[9][10][4]
GNIS feature ID0885279[11][4]
Websitehttp://www.lindenwold.net
This article is about the town. For the estate known as Lindenwold, see Keasbey and Mattison Company.

Lindenwold is a borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough population was 17,613.[6][7][8] The population increased by 199 (+1.1%) from the 17,414 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 1,320 (-7.0%) from the 18,734 counted in the 1990 Census.[12]

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History

The Borough of Lindenwold was created on April 23, 1929, from Clementon Township, one of seven municipalities created from the now-defunct township, and one of five new municipalities (including Hi-Nella Borough, Pine Hill Borough, Pine Valley Borough and Somerdale Borough) created on that same date.[13] The borough's first official meeting was held on the following May 31 in the old Fire Hall at Linden Avenue and Berlin Road. The name "Lindenwold" was suggested by Wilmer Bedford, a local resident who had been reading a German language book that included the word. Bedford sought to have linden trees planted along the borough's streets, but local officials chose cheaper trees as an alternative.[14]

Geography

Lindenwold is located at 39°49′02″N 74°59′20″W / 39.817228°N 74.98889°W / 39.817228; -74.98889 (39.817228,-74.98889). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 3.954 square miles (10.241 km2), of which, 3.892 square miles (10.081 km2) of it is land and 0.062 square miles (0.160 km2) of it (1.56%) is water.[15][4]

Lindenwold borders Berlin Borough, Berlin Township, Clementon Borough, Gibbsboro, Gloucester Township, Laurel Springs, Pine Hill, Somerdale, Stratford, and Voorhees Township.

Demographics

Historical populations
CensusPop.
19302,523
19402,5521.1%
19503,47936.3%
19607,335110.8%
197012,19966.3%
198018,19649.2%
199018,7343.0%
200017,414−7.0%
201017,6131.1%
Population sources:1930[16]
1930-1990[17] 2000[18] 2010[6][7][8]

Census 2010

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 17,613 people, 7,426 households, and 4,211 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,525.1 inhabitants per square mile (1,747.2 /km2). There were 8,251 housing units at an average density of 2,119.8 per square mile (818.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 48.08% (8,469) White, 34.66% (6,104) African American, 0.44% (78) Native American, 2.80% (493) Asian, 0.02% (4) Pacific Islander, 10.34% (1,822) from other races, and 3.65% (643) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.85% (3,673) of the population.[6]

There were 7,426 households out of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.9% were married couples living together, 18.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.3% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.04.[6]

In the borough the age distribution of the population shows 22.5% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.3 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.9 males.[6]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $47,462 (with a margin of error of +/- $2,694) and the median family income was $55,906 (+/- $3,257). Males had a median income of $34,580 (+/- $5,293) versus $35,523 (+/- $3,099) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $22,793 (+/- $1,111). About 9.8% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.[19]

Census 2000

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 17,414 people, 7,465 households, and 4,299 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,415.5 people per square mile (1,706.5/km2). There were 8,244 housing units at an average density of 2,090.3 per square mile (807.9/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 61.42% White, 28.22% African American, 0.48% Native American, 3.53% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 3.24% from other races, and 3.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.56% of the population.[18]

There were 7,465 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.0% were married couples living together, 16.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.4% were non-families. 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 3.00.[18]

In the borough the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 36.2% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.[18]

The median income for a household in the borough was $36,080, and the median income for a family was $40,931. Males had a median income of $34,990 versus $26,514 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,659. About 11.3% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.1% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.[18]

Government

Local government

Lindenwold is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The government consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at large. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year.[1]

As of 2012, the Mayor of Lindenwold Borough is Richard E. Roach Jr. Members of the Lindenwold Borough Council are Council President Cheryle Randolph-Sharpe, Ken Balmer, William J. Dougherty, Wayne Hans, Justin M. Jackson Jr., Joseph C. Strippoli.[20]

Federal, state and county representation

Lindenwold is in the 1th Congressional district[21] and is part of New Jersey's 4th state legislative district.[7][22]

New Jersey's First Congressional District is represented by Rob Andrews (D, Haddon Heights). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Frank Lautenberg (D, Cliffside Park) and Bob Menendez (D, Hoboken).

The 4th district of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Fred H. Madden (D, Washington Township, Gloucester County) and in the General Assembly by Paul Moriarty (D, Washington Township, Gloucester County) and Gabriela Mosquera (D, Gloucester Township).[23] Mosquera was sworn in on March 5, 2012, after a dispute in the courts over whether she had fulfilled the one-year residency requirement, with a June 2012 court ruling affirming her seat.[24] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[25] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[26]

Camden County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders, its seven members elected at-large to three-year terms office on a staggered basis, with two or three seats coming up for election each year.[27] As of 2012, Camden County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. (Collingswood, term ends December 31, 2014)[28], Freeholder Deputy Director Edward McDonnell (Pennsauken Township, 2013)[29], Rodney A. Greco (Gloucester Township, 2012)[30], Ian K. Leonard (Camden, 2012)[31], Scot N. McCray (Camden, 2014)[32], Jeffrey L. Nash (Cherry Hill, 2012)[33] and Carmen Rodriguez (Merchantville, 2013).[34][35][36]

Education

The Lindenwold Public Schools serve students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Schools in the district (with 2009-10 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[37]) are two elementary schools for PreK-4 — Lindenwold School 4 (457 students) and Lindenwold School 5 (583) — Lindenwold Middle School for grades 5-8 (642) and Lindenwold High School for grades 9-12 (556).

Saint Lawrence Regional School is an elementary school which was closed in 2008, that operated under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden.[38]

Transportation

The Lindenwold station is home to the eastern terminus and main operations facility for the PATCO Hi-Speedline. It is also a stop on New Jersey Transit's Atlantic City Line.

NJ Transit offers bus service to Philadelphia on the 403 route, with local service on the 451 and 459 routes, and to Atlantic City on the 554.[39]

Notable residents

Notable current and former residents of Lindenwold include:

References

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  2. ^ 2012 New Jersey Mayors Directory, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, April 26, 2012. Accessed June 21, 2012.
  3. ^ Borough departments: Clerk, Lindenwold Borough. Accessed June 21, 2012.
  4. ^ a b c d Gazetteer of New Jersey Places, United States Census Bureau. Accessed June 21, 2012.
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Borough of Lindenwold, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed June 13, 2008.
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  7. ^ a b c d Municipalities Grouped by 2011-2020 Legislative Districts, New Jersey Department of State, p. 3. Accessed June 21, 2012.
  8. ^ a b c Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2010 for Lindenwold borough, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Accessed June 21, 2012.
  9. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
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  14. ^ Lindenwold Borough Community Pages, Lindenwold Official Government Website. Accessed June 21, 2012
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  18. ^ a b c d e Census 2000 Profiles of Demographic / Social / Economic / Housing Characteristics for Lindenwold borough, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed June 21, 2012.
  19. ^ DP03: Selected Economic Characteristics from the 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates for Lindenwold borough, Camden County, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed June 20, 2012.
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  32. ^ Scot N. McCray, Camden County, New Jersey. Accessed January 7, 2012.
  33. ^ Jeffrey L. Nash, Camden County, New Jersey. Accessed January 7, 2012.
  34. ^ Carmen Rodriguez, Camden County, New Jersey. Accessed January 7, 2012.
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