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Hopewell Township, Cumberland County, New Jersey

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Hopewell Township highlighted in Cumberland County. Inset map: Cumberland County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
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Hopewell Township highlighted in Cumberland County. Inset map: Cumberland County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.

Hopewell Township is a township located in Cumberland County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 4,434.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 79.7 km² (30.8 mi²). 77.4 km² (29.9 mi²) of it is land and 2.3 km² (0.9 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.86% water.

Hopewell Township borders Upper Deerfield Township, Bridgeton, Fairfield Township, Greenwich Township, Stow Creek Township, Shiloh, and Salem County

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 4,434 people, 1,628 households, and 1,206 families residing in the township. The population density is 57.3/km² (148.3/mi²). There are 1,683 housing units at an average density of 21.7/km² (56.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 87.10% White, 6.90% African American, 2.32% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.44% from other races, and 1.65% from two or more races. 3.59% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,628 households out of which 30.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% are married couples living together, 9.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% are non-families. 22.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.58 and the average family size is 3.03.

In the township the population is spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township is $49,767, and the median income for a family is $59,675. Males have a median income of $40,774 versus $30,402 for females. The per capita income for the township is $22,783. 6.6% of the population and 3.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 2.3% of those under the age of 18 and 17.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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