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Voorhees Township

Township of Voorhees

  •   State: 
    New Jersey
      County: 
    Camden County
      City: 
    Voorhees Township
      County FIPS: 
    34007
      Coordinates: 
    39°50′55″N 74°57′10″W
      Area total: 
    11.64 sq mi (30.15 km²)
      Area land: 
    11.47 sq mi (29.71 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.17 sq mi (0.44 km²)
      Elevation: 
    112 ft (34 m)
      Established: 
    Incorporated March 1, 1899
  •   Latitude: 
    39,8478
      Longitude: 
    -74,9705
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    08043
      GMAP: 

    Voorhees Township, Camden County, New Jersey, United States

  •   Population: 
    1,845
      Population density: 
    2,708.5 residents per square mile of area (1,045.8/km²)
      Unemployment rate: 
    6.90%

Voorhees is a New Jersey suburb in the Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. The 2010 U.S. census counted 29,131 people, 11,470 households, and 7,433 families in the township. Echelon (with a 2010 population of 10,743) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in the western part of the township between Cherry Hill and Gibbsboro. Other uninc incorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Ashland, Brighton Heights, Glendale, Kirkwood, Kresson and Osage. The township was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 1, 1899, from portions of Waterford Township. Portions of the Township were taken on March 8, 1924, to form Gibbsboro, which is now part of Camden County. Voor hees has a Humid Continental/Humid Subtropical transition climate according to (Köppen Classification) with mild to very cold winters and hot, humid summers. Temperatures have ranged from 104 °F to 7 °F.Voor hee is named for Foster McGowan Voorhee, the Governor of New Jersey who authorized its creation. The town is located in Camden County, New Jersey, and is in the South Jersey region. It borders the municipalities of Berlin Township, Cherry Hill, Gibbsboro, Lawnside, Lindenwold and Somerdale. It also borders Evesham Township in Burlington County.

Geography

Echelon (with a 2010 population of 10,743) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in the western part of the township. Voorhees borders the municipalities of Berlin Township, Cherry Hill, Gibbsboro, Lawnside, Lindenwold and Somerdale in Camden County; and Evesham Township to the east in Burlington County. The township has a Humid Continental/Humid Subtropical transition climate according to (Köppen Classification) with mild to very cold winters and hot, humid summers. Temperatures have ranged from 104 °F to 7 °F in the past year. It is located on the New Jersey Turnpike, which runs from New Jersey to New York City. It has a population of 11,741 (as of the 2010 U.S. Census). The township had a total area of 11.64 square miles (30.15 km²), including 11.47 sq miles (29.71 km²) of land and 0.17sq miles (0.44 km² of water (1.44%). It has an average annual rainfall of 1.6 inches (4.4 mm) and an average yearly temperature of 1 °C (4 °F) Voor hees has aHumid Continental-Humid subtropical climate. In the summer, temperatures can reach as high as 7  °F (1 °S) and in the winter as low as 0.7°F (3  °C).

Demographics

As of the 2020 U.S. census, there were 28,126 people, 10,489 households, and 7,069 families residing in the township. The racial makeup of the township was 78.26% White, 8.00% African American, 0.14% Native American, 11.44% Asian,0.03% Pacific Islander, and 1.59% from two or more races. The median household income was $82,146 (with a margin of error of +/ $6,405) and the median family income was $107,000 (+/ $4,910) The per capita income for the borough was $44,169 (+ / $2,717). About 4.0% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under age 18 and 12.1%. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.14. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 86.8 males. The. median age was 42.6 years, and for every 100 Females, the population had 90.5 males. There. were 12,260 housing units at an average density of 1,066.8 per square mile (411.9/km²). The. racial makeup was 71.77% (20,908) White,8.70% (2,534) Black or African American, 0.15% (44) Native American, 16.13% (4,700) Asian, and 0.84% (246) from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.43% (998) of thePopulation.

Economy

New Jersey American Water, based in Voorhees Township, is the largest water utility in New Jersey. The utility serves over two million people in 176 communities throughout the state. The water utility is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water. The company was founded in 1903 and is one of the oldest water utilities in the U.S. It was founded to provide water and sanitation services to New Jersey's residents. It is now the largest utility in the state, with over 2 million people using its services. It also provides water and sewer services to over 176 communities in New York, New Jersey, and Delaware. It has been in business since 1903 and was founded as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American Water Company in 1903. It became a separate company in 1903, and was renamed New Jersey Americanwater in 1954. The current owner, American Water Inc., is a subsidiary of U.K.-based American Water Group, which also owns British American Water and other water utilities such as Suez Water and British Water. It went into business in 1953 and is now a wholly owner of New JerseyAmerican Water, which is based in Newark, New York. It serves over 2.5 million people. It provides water to over 2,000 communities in the New Jersey and New York states, including New York City, Philadelphia, Newark, Atlantic City, Asbury Park, and Hoboken, as well as other parts of New York and Long Island. It began operations in the 1950s and has been around since the 1960s.

Sports

Voorhees is the home of the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League. It includes a running track, children's playground, gazebo, and dedicated areas for dogs. Current and former players of the team often become residents of Voor hees. The Philadelphia Soul of the now defunct Arena Football League practiced at the Coliseum in Voorhee's in the 1980s. The city is also home to a number of other sports facilities. The town is located in the Philadelphia suburb of Kensington. It is located on the Delaware River, which runs through the center of the city. The area is also known as the "Little Italy" area, after the town's nickname, the Little Italy area, which was once known as "Little Venice" The town's name is derived from the word "voorheer" which means "home" or "home of" in Dutch. It also means "place" in English, which is the name of a neighborhood in the city of Philadelphia. The name of the park is "Voor heer" or "Voor Heer" in the Dutch language, which means 'home' or "place' in the English language, and means "park" in both English and Dutch. The park was built in the early 1900s. It was named after the first American city to be in the United States, Philadelphia, where it is located. It has been home to many sports teams, including the Philadelphia Eagles and the Philadelphia Phantoms.

Government

The Township of Voorhees is governed under the Township form of New Jersey municipal government. The Mayor and Deputy Mayors are chosen by the Township Committee from among its members during the Reorganization meeting each January. Camden County is governed by a Board of County Commissioners comprised of seven members chosen at-large in partisan elections for three-year terms. In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 60.3% of the vote (8.7% of votes cast), ahead of Republican Mitt Romney with 38.7%. In the 2004 presidentialelection, Democrat John Kerry received 57.5% (7,5% of ballots cast), outpolling Republican George W. Bush who received around 40.5%. As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 19,762 registered voters in Voor hees, of which 7,392 (37.4%) were registered as Democrats, 3,129 (15.8%) wereRegistered as Republicans and 9,229 (46.7%) were Registered as Unaffiliated. There were 12 voters registered as Libertarians or Greens. For the 2022-2023 session, the 6th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by James Beach (D) and in the General Assembly by Pamela Rosen Lampitt (D). For the 117th United States Congress, New Jersey's First Congressional District is represented by Donald Norcross (D, Camden). New Jersey is represented for the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2027) and Bob Menendez (Harrison, term end 2025).

Education

As of the 201920 school year, the district had an enrollment of 2,976 students and 228.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a studentteacher ratio of 13.0:1. Public school students in ninth through twelfth grades attend the Eastern Camden County Regional High School District. Voorhees is also the home of two private schools, one of which is a Montessori education program for children from preschool to kindergarten. The largest branch of the Camden County Library is located in Voor hees. The school district's board of education has nine members who set policy and oversee the fiscal and educational operation of the district through its administration. Representation on the Board of Education is determined by the population of each of the three sending districts, with six seats allocated to Voor Hees Township. The district's high school serves students from the constituent communities of Berlin Borough, Gibbsboro and VoorHees Township, as well as Berlin Borough and Gibbsboro. For the 2003-2004 schoolyear, Edward T. Hamilton Elementary School was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education. Naudain Academy is a private Jewish day school serving children aged 3 through 8th grade which had anrollment of 120 students as of the 2017-2018 school year. Officially named the M. Allan Vogelson Regional Branch, it was established in 1969. It is located at the corner of Main Street and Main Street in Camden, New Jersey.

Transportation

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 119.81 miles (192.82 km) of roadways. The only major highway that passes through Voorhees is Route 73 (Berlin-Kresson Road), which travels from the southern border with Berlin Township towards Evesham Township in Burlington County. Interstate 295 and Route 70 provide access to nearby Philadelphia via Cherry Hill Township. One station on the PATCO Speedline rail system, Ashland, is located within township limits.NJ Transit bus service is offered between the township and Philadelphia on the 403 route, with local service provided by the 451 and 459 routes. The township is located on the New Jersey Turnpike, which runs from New Jersey City to Philadelphia. It is also on the Delaware River, which connects to New York City and New York via the Delaware and Long Island Rail Road and the New York and New Jersey Railroad. The New Jersey Department of Transportation maintains 20.50 miles (32.99 km) by Camden County and 2.41 miles (3.88km) by New Jersey State Department of transportation. The town has a population of 2,816. It has a history of being part of the U.S. Civil War and World War II. It was also the site of the Battle of the Bulge, which took place in the early 1800s. It also hosted the first battles of the Civil War, which began in the late 1800s and lasted until the early 1900s.

  • Voorhees Township's population in Camden County, New Jersey of 7,023 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,26-fold to 1,845 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

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