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Gloucester County, New Jersey

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Gloucester County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. As of 2000, the population is 254,673. Its county seat is Woodbury6.

This county is part of the Delaware Valley area. It is located 10 miles east of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and 50 miles west of Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 873 km² (337 mi²). 841 km² (325 mi²) of it is land and 32 km² (12 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.62% water.

Gloucester is low-lying river and coastal plain. The highest elevation in the county is a slight rise along County Route 654 southeast of Cross Keys that reaches approximately 180 feet (55 m) above sea level; the lowest point is sea level at the Delaware River.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 254,673 people, 90,717 households, and 67,221 families residing in the county. The population density is 303/km² (784/mi²). There are 95,054 housing units at an average density of 113/km² (293/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 87.07% White, 9.06% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 1.49% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.85% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races. 2.58% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 90,717 households out of which 36.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.30% are married couples living together, 11.60% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.90% are non-families. 21.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.75 and the average family size is 3.22.

In the county the population is spread out with 26.40% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 30.40% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 11.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 93.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $54,273, and the median income for a family is $62,482. Males have a median income of $43,825 versus $31,077 for females. The per capita income for the county is $22,708. 6.20% of the population and 4.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 6.60% of those under the age of 18 and 7.00% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

Regions of New Jersey Flag of New Jersey
Jersey Shore | Meadowlands | North Jersey | Pine Barrens | South Jersey | New York metropolitan area | Delaware Valley
Largest cities

Atlantic City | Bayonne | Camden | Clifton | East Orange | Elizabeth | Hackensack | Hoboken | Jersey City | Linden | Long Branch | New Brunswick | Newark | Passaic | Paterson | Perth Amboy | Plainfield | Trenton | Union City | Vineland

Counties of New Jersey

Atlantic | Bergen | Burlington | Camden | Cape May | Cumberland | Essex | Gloucester | Hudson | Hunterdon | Mercer | Middlesex | Monmouth | Morris | Ocean | Passaic | Salem | Somerset | Sussex | Union | Warren

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