- Blackwood, New Jersey
official_name = Blackwood, New Jersey
settlement_type = CDP
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Map of Blackwood CDP in Camden County
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Camden
area_total_km2 = 3.2
area_land_km2 = 3.2
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 1.3
area_land_sq_mi = 1.2
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 4692
population_density_km2 = 1460.3
population_density_sq_mi = 3782.1
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 24
elevation_ft = 79
latd = 39 |latm = 47 |lats = 46 |latNS = N
longd = 75 |longm = 3 |longs = 44 |longEW = W
Blackwood is the home of the main campus of
Camden County College, in addition to other locations in Camden and Cherry Hill.
Blackwood is located at coor dms|39|47|46|N|75|3|44|W|city (39.795981, -75.062304)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the section has a total area of 3.2 km²(1.2 mi²). 3.2 km² (1.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.80% is water.
footnote=source: [cite web
title=Population Finder: Blackwood CDP, New Jersey
U.S. Census Bureau
accessdate=2007-03-18] As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 4,692 people, 1,721 households, and 1,261 families residing in the section. The population densitywas 1,461.0/km² (3,782.1/mi²). There were 1,840 housing units at an average density of 572.9/km² (1,483.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the section was 91.30% White, 3.94% African American, 0.11% Native American, 2.11% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.19% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.15% of the population.
There were 1,721 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.16.
In the section the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males.
The median income for a household in the section was $49,707, and the median income for a family was $60,136. Males had a median income of $41,274 versus $30,677 for females. The
per capita incomefor the section was $21,815. About 0.9% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.6% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.
[http://www.stagnesschool.catholicweb.com/ Saint Agnes Regional School] and St. Jude regional School are elementary schools that operate under the auspices of the
Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden[ [http://www.camdendiocese.org/schools/cc.html Camden County Schools] , Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden. Accessed July 10, 2008.]
Notable current and former residents of Blackwood include:
*Frank and Janet Berger, trainers of Oliver the "humanzee."Fact|date=May 2008
David R. Mayer(1967-), who serves in the New Jersey General Assembly, where he represents the 4th legislative district. Mayer served on the Gloucester Township Council from 2002-2003. [ [http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=43127 Assembly Member David R. Mayer] , Project Vote Smart. Accessed August 8, 2007.]
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