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Mount Holly Township, New Jersey

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

Mount Holly Township is a township located in Burlington County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 10,728.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 7.5 km² (2.9 mi²). 7.4 km² (2.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.69% water.

Mount Holly borders Westampton Township, Eastampton Township, Lumberton Township, and Hainesport Township.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 10,728 people, 3,903 households, and 2,583 families residing in the township. The population density is 1,448.3/km² (3,750.8/mi²). There are 4,248 housing units at an average density of 573.5/km² (1,485.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 68.68% White, 21.57% African American, 0.42% Native American, 1.37% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 4.77% from other races, and 3.12% from two or more races. 8.78% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 3,903 households out of which 32.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% are married couples living together, 17.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% are non-families. 27.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.64 and the average family size is 3.20.

In the township the population is spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.6 males.

The median income for a household in the township is $43,284, and the median income for a family is $52,000. Males have a median income of $38,186 versus $27,425 for females. The per capita income for the township is $19,672. 9.9% of the population and 6.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 11.4% of those under the age of 18 and 10.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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