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Burlington, New Jersey
See also: Burlington Township, New Jersey
Burlington is a city located in Burlington County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 9,736. The City of Burlington is governed under the Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council) system of municipal government.
The council of West Jersey Proprietors purchased roughly thirty miles of riverfront land in 1676 from the Lenape. Burlington was founded on part of that land by settlers (primarily Quakers) in 1677, and served as the capital of the province of West Jersey until 1702.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 9,736 people, 3,898 households, and 2,522 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,253.0/km² (3,245.1/mi²). There are 4,181 housing units at an average density of 538.1/km² (1,393.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 68.18% White, 26.62% African American, 0.27% Native American, 1.28% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.29% from other races, and 2.34% from two or more races. 3.41% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 3,898 households out of which 27.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.6% are married couples living together, 17.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% are non-families. 29.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.48 and the average family size is 3.09.
In the city the population is spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 84.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $43,115, and the median income for a family is $47,969. Males have a median income of $38,012 versus $28,022 for females. The per capita income for the city is $20,208. 8.0% of the population and 5.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 11.2% of those under the age of 18 and 7.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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