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Chesterfield Township, New Jersey

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Chesterfield Township highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.

Chesterfield Township is a township located in Burlington County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 5,955.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 55.7 km² (21.5 mi²). 55.5 km² (21.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.42% water.

Chesterfield Township borders Bordentown Township, Mansfield Township, Springfield Township, and North Hanover Township. Chesterfield Township also borders Mercer County.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 5,955 people, 899 households, and 744 families residing in the township. The population density is 107.4/km² (278.1/mi²). There are 924 housing units at an average density of 16.7/km² (43.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 49.71% White, 37.36% African American, 0.67% Native American, 0.64% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 8.45% from other races, and 3.09% from two or more races. 12.34% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 899 households out of which 38.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.6% are married couples living together, 6.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 17.2% are non-families. 12.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 4.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.91 and the average family size is 3.19.

In the township the population is spread out with 11.8% under the age of 18, 40.7% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 12.6% from 45 to 64, and 5.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 25 years. For every 100 females there are 345.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 423.4 males.

The median income for a household in the township is $85,428, and the median income for a family is $91,267. Males have a median income of $50,305 versus $44,659 for females. The per capita income for the township is $17,193. 1.8% of the population and 0.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 0.0% of those under the age of 18 and 1.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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