is a township located in Essex County, New Jersey
. As of the 2000
census, the township had a total population of 35,928.
Geography\nAccording to the United States Census Bureau
, the township has a total area of 8.8 km²
). 8.7 km² (3.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.05% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 35,928 people, 13,731 households, and 9,089 families residing in the township. The population density
is 4,153.3/km² (10,744.3/mi²). There are 14,144 housing units at an average density of 1,635.0/km² (4,229.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 69.44% White, 5.36% African American
, 0.17% Native American
, 11.31% Asian
, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 9.83% from other races, and 3.82% from two or more races. 23.68% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 13,731 households out of which 29.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% are married couples living together, 13.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% are non-families. 27.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.60 and the average family size is 3.23.
In the township the population is spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 33.9% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.8 males.
The median income for a household in the township is $48,576, and the median income for a family is $55,212. Males have a median income of $38,074 versus $31,729 for females. The per capita income for the township is $22,093. 8.2% of the population and 6.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 10.9% are under the age of 18 and 7.8% are 65 or older.