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Mantua Township, New Jersey

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Mantua Township highlighted in Gloucester County. Inset map: Gloucester County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.

Mantua Township is a township located in Gloucester County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 14,217.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 41.2 km² (15.9 mi²). 41.2 km² (15.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.06% is water.

Mantua Township borders West Deptford Township, Deptford Township, Wenonah, Washington Township, Pitman, Harrison Township, and East Greenwich Township.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 14,217 people, 5,265 households, and 3,948 families residing in the township. The population density is 345.2/km² (894.3/mi²). There are 5,411 housing units at an average density of 131.4/km² (340.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 95.81% White, 2.07% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.86% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 1.26% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 5,265 households out of which 36.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% are married couples living together, 9.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% are non-families. 21.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.69 and the average family size is 3.14.

In the township the population is spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 33.6% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township is $58,256, and the median income for a family is $63,391. Males have a median income of $46,984 versus $32,495 for females. The per capita income for the township is $24,147. 3.6% of the population and 2.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 4.3% of those under the age of 18 and 2.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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