Demographics

Washington Township's diverse demographics provide an excellent base for both small and large businesses and industry. Where not indicated, data is based on the year 2010 and only for the Township (not the surrounding area).

Demographic Data


Washington Township plus 5 Mile Radius - General (Estimated)
2010 Total Population 48,559
2010 Total Households 17,287
2010 Median Household Income 79,017
2010 Total Racial Makeup (White) 42,588
2010 Total Racial Makeup (African American) 2,825
2010 Total Racial Makeup (Native American) 52
2010 Total Racial Makeup (Asian) 1,086
2010 Total Racial Makeup (Hispanic or Latino) 1,774
2010 Total Racial Makeup (other races) 1,249
Washington Township Geography [2]
Land - square miles 21.382
Water - square miles 0.218.
Distance from Philadelphia, PA (miles) 8
Distance from New York, NY (miles) 95
Distance from Wilmington, DE (miles) 20
Distance from Atlantic City, NJ (miles) 50
Washington Township Population [1]
1970
15,741
1980
27,878
1990
41,960
2000
47,114
2010
48,559
2012 (projected) 48,158
Educational -The WT Public School District serves students in grades K-12
Grenloch Terrace Early Childhood Center 583
Bells Elementary 397
Birches Elementary 363
Hurffville Elementary 383
Thomas Jefferson Elementary 320
Wedgwood Elementary 347
Whitman Elementary 390
Bunker Hill Middle School 776
Chestnut Ridge Middle School 679
Orchard Valley Middle School
Washington Township High School 2,688
Zip Codes
Blackwood/Turnersville 08012
Glassboro 08028
Grenloch 08032
Pitman 08071
Sicklerville 08081
Sewell 08080
Area Code 856
Government
Type Faulkner
Mayor Joann Gattinelli
Clerk Leo Selb

Transportation


Roads & Highways


The township had a total of 199.78 miles (321.51 kilometers) of roadways, of which 154.61 miles (248.82 kilometers) are maintained by the municipality, 35.72 miles (57.49 kilometers) by Gloucester County, 8.36 miles (13.45 kilometers) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 1.09 miles (1.75 kilometers) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. Route 42 (Black Horse Pike) heads along the west side of the township, entering in the south from Monroe Township and continuing north for 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) towards Gloucester Township in Camden County, where the road is known as the North-South Freeway. Route 168 (also known as Black Horse Pike) has its southern terminus at Route 42 in Washington Township and heads north along the township border towards Gloucester Township. Route 47 (Delsea Drive) runs along the eastern quarter of the township, entering in the south from Glassboro and proceeding north for 3.2 miles (5.1 kilometers) towards Deptford Township. [94] Route 55 clips the eastern tip of Gloucester Township, extending for 0.4 miles (0.64 kilometers) from Mantua Township in the south to Deptford Township in the north. The Atlantic City Expressway enters from Gloucester Township, and zig-zags through both until its western terminus in Washington Township at Route 42.

County Route 534 (Good Intent Road) enters from Deptford Township on the east and heads into Gloucester Township County Route 555 (Tuckahoe Road) enters from Monroe Township on the west and continues for 1.1 miles (1.8 kilometers) to its terminus at Route 42.

Public Transportation


New Jersey Transit's Atlantic City commuter rail line and PATCO Speedline rapid transit are accessible at the Lindenwold (NJT station), located 10 miles (16 kilometers) northeast of the township. NJ Transit bus service is available to Philadelphia on the 315, 400, 403 and 408 routes, with local service on the 463 route.


References & Additional Information


[1] American FactFinder (US Census Data)