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Maple Shade Township, New Jersey

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Maple Shade highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
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Maple Shade highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.

Maple Shade Township is a township located in Burlington County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 19,079.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 10.0 km² (3.8 mi²). 10.0 km² (3.8 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Maple Shade borders Cinnaminson Township, Moorestown Township, Mount Laurel Township, and Camden County.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 19,079 people, 8,462 households, and 4,721 families residing in the township. The population density is 1,913.4/km² (4,959.4/mi²). There are 9,009 housing units at an average density of 903.5/km² (2,341.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 83.17% White, 7.21% African American, 0.16% Native American, 6.10% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.69% from other races, and 1.62% from two or more races. 4.46% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 8,462 households out of which 23.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.4% are married couples living together, 9.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 44.2% are non-families. 36.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.22 and the average family size is 2.95.

In the township the population is spread out with 19.4% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 36.0% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township is $45,426, and the median income for a family is $53,912. Males have a median income of $40,290 versus $30,858 for females. The per capita income for the township is $23,812. 5.4% of the population and 3.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 3.8% of those under the age of 18 and 7.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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