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Glassboro, New Jersey
During the Cold War, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson met with Soviet Premier Aleksei Kosygin from June 23 to June 25, 1967 in Glassboro for a three-day summit conference. They met at Glassboro State College, later renamed Rowan University. The location was chosen as a compromise. Kosygin, having agreed to address the United Nations in New York City, wanted to meet in New York City. Johnson, wary of encountering protests against the Vietnam War, preferred to meet in Washington, D.C. They agreed on Glassboro because it was equidistant between the two cities. The generally amicable atmosphere of the summit was referred to as the "Spirit of Glassboro," although the leaders failed to reach agreement on limiting anti-ballistic missile systems.
Glassboro is located at 39°42'21" North, 75°6'60" West (39.705914, -75.116651).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 19,068 people, 6,225 households, and 4,046 families residing in the borough. The population density is 799.4/km² (2,071.3/mi²). There are 6,555 housing units at an average density of 274.8/km² (712.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough is 74.53% White, 19.47% African American, 0.17% Native American, 2.31% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 1.48% from other races, and 1.95% from two or more races. 3.82% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 6,225 households out of which 32.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% are married couples living together, 14.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% are non-families. 23.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.66 and the average family size is 3.17.
In the borough the population is spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 25.6% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 16.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 27 years. For every 100 females there are 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.3 males.
The median income for a household in the borough is $44,992, and the median income for a family is $55,246. Males have a median income of $40,139 versus $30,358 for females. The per capita income for the borough is $18,113. 15.2% of the population and 8.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 15.6% of those under the age of 18 and 7.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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