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Woodbridge Township, New Jersey
Woodbridge Township is a township located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. The Township consists of ten communities: Avenel, Colonia, Fords, Hopelawn , Iselin, Keasby , Menlo Park Terrace, Port Reading, Sewaren and Woodbridge Proper. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 97,203. Woodbridge is governed under the Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council) system of municipal government.
Recent census estimates place it as the fifth most populous township in the state, exceeding 100,000.
The township of Woodbridge is named after Reverend John W. Woodbridge (1613-1691) of Newbury, MA.
Woodbridge Township is located at 40°33'25" North, 74°16'59" West (40.557104, -74.283162).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 62.7 km² (24.2 mi²). 59.6 km² (23.0 mi²) of it is land and 3.1 km² (1.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 5.00% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 97,203 people, 34,562 households, and 25,437 families residing in the township. The population density is 1,631.0/km² (4,224.5/mi²). There are 35,298 housing units at an average density of 592.3/km² (1,534.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 70.83% White, 8.75% African American, 0.17% Native American, 14.46% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.30% from other races, and 2.46% from two or more races. 9.21% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 34,562 households out of which 33.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% are married couples living together, 11.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% are non-families. 21.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.71 and the average family size is 3.19.
In the township the population is spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 34.8% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 99.0 males.
The median income for a household in the township is $60,683, and the median income for a family is $68,492. Males have a median income of $49,248 versus $35,096 for females. The per capita income for the township is $25,087. 4.8% of the population and 3.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 4.7% of those under the age of 18 and 5.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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