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Burlington County, New Jersey

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Burlington County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. The county seat is Mount Holly. It had been in Burlington, but as population moved away from the Delaware river a more central location was needed. As of 2000, the population is 423,394.

This county is part of the Delaware Valley area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,122 km² (819 mi²). 2,084 km² (805 mi²) of it is land and 38 km² (15 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.81% water.

Most of the land in the county is coastal and alluvial plain with little relief. There are a few anomalous hills, however, and one of them, Arneys Mount, is the highest of not only the entire county but all of South Jersey at approximately 260 feet (79 m) above sea level. The low point is sea level along the Delaware.

Burlington County is the largest of New Jersey's 21 counties.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 423,394 people, 154,371 households, and 111,610 families residing in the county. The population density is 203/km² (526/mi²). There are 161,311 housing units at an average density of 77/km² (200/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 78.39% White, 15.13% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 2.69% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.48% from other races, and 2.07% from two or more races. 4.16% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 154,371 households out of which 34.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.70% are married couples living together, 10.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.70% are non-families. 22.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.65 and the average family size is 3.14.

In the county the population is spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 31.50% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 12.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 97.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $58,608, and the median income for a family is $67,481. Males have a median income of $46,381 versus $32,228 for females. The per capita income for the county is $26,339. 4.70% of the population and 3.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 5.50% of those under the age of 18 and 4.90% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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Counties of New Jersey

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