Brooklawn, New Jersey


Brooklawn, New Jersey

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Brooklawn, New Jersey
settlement_type = Borough
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map_caption = Brooklawn highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.


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map_caption1 = Census Bureau map of Brooklawn, New Jersey

subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = New Jersey
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Camden
government_footnotes =
government_type = Borough (New Jersey)
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = John Soubasis
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established_title = Incorporated
established_date = March 11, 1924

unit_pref = Imperial
area_footnotes =
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area_total_km2 = 1.3
area_land_km2 = 1.2
area_water_km2 = 0.1
area_total_sq_mi = 0.5
area_land_sq_mi = 0.5
area_water_sq_mi = 0.1

population_as_of = 2006
population_footnotes =
population_total = 2294
population_density_km2 = 1931.8
population_density_sq_mi = 5003.4

timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_footnotes = [Gnis|885172|Borough of Brooklawn, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed January 4, 2008.]
elevation_m = 6
elevation_ft = 20
latd = 39 |latm = 52 |lats = 41 |latNS = N
longd = 75 |longm = 07 |longs = 17 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 08030
area_code = 856
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 34-08170GR|2 [ [http://mcdc2.missouri.edu/webrepts/commoncodes/ccc_nj.html A Cure for the Common Codes: New Jersey] , Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed July 14, 2008.]
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0885172GR|3
website = http://www.brooklawn.us
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Brooklawn is a Borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 2,354.

Brooklawn was incorporated as a borough on March 11, 1924, from portions of the now-defunct Centre Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April 5, 1924. The borough was reincorporated on March 23, 1926."The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968", John P. Snyder, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 103.]

Geography

Brooklawn is located at coor dms|39|52|47|N|75|7|12|W|city (39.879596, -75.120074)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), of which, 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (9.62%) is water.

Brooklawn borders Bellmawr and Gloucester City. Brooklawn also borders Gloucester County.

Demographics

USCensusPop
1930= 1753
1940= 1919
1950= 2262
1960= 2504
1970= 2870
1980= 2133
1990= 1805
2000= 2354
estimate=2294
estyear=2006
estref= [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFPopulation?_event=Search&geo_id=06000US3400705470&_geoContext=01000US%7C04000US34%7C05000US34007%7C06000US3400705470&_street=&_county=brooklawn&_cityTown=brooklawn&_state=04000US34&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=geoSelect&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=060&_submenuId=population_0&ds_name=null&_ci_nbr=null&qr_name=null&reg=null%3Anull&_keyword=&_industry= Census data for Brooklawn borough] , United States Census Bureau. Accessed April 14, 2008.]
footnote=Population 1930 - 1990. [ [http://www.wnjpin.net/OneStopCareerCenter/LaborMarketInformation/lmi01/poptrd6.htm Jersey Resident Population by Municipality: 1930 - 1990] , Workforce New Jersey Public Information Network. Accessed March 1, 2007.]
As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,354 people, 961 households, and 600 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,003.4 people per square mile (1,933.8/km²). There were 1,025 housing units at an average density of 2,178.6/sq mi (842.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 90.27% White, 4.29% African American, 0.08% Native American, 1.06% Asian, 2.38% from other races, and 1.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.72% of the population.

There were 961 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% were married couples living together, 16.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the borough the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.0 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $39,600, and the median income for a family was $47,891. Males had a median income of $36,190 versus $26,591 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,295. About 6.1% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.3% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Local representation

Brooklawn is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The government consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at large. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year."2005 New Jersey Legislative District Data Book", Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, April 2005, p. 28.]

As of 2008, the Mayor of the Borough of Brooklawn is John Soubasis. Members of the Brooklawn Borough Council are Rickie Boulden, Teri Branella, Greg Gilbert, Ryan Giles, Gerald “Skip” Granstrom and Tom MacAdams. [ [http://www.brooklawn.us/Directory%20of%20Officials.htm Brooklawn Borough Mayor & Council Members] , Borough of Brooklawn. Accessed August 18, 2008.]

Federal, state and county representation

Brooklawn is in the First Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 5th Legislative District. [ [http://www.lwvnj.org/pubs/CG06.pdf 2006 New Jersey Citizen's Guide to Government] , New Jersey League of Women Voters, p. 55. Accessed March 8, 2007.]

Education

The Brooklawn Public School District serves public school students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade at Alice Costello School. As of the 2005-06 school year, the school had an enrollment of 124 students. [ [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_list.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3402370 Data for the Brooklawn Public School District] , National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed April 14, 2008.]

For grades 9-12, public school students attend Gloucester City Junior-Senior High School in Gloucester City as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Gloucester City Public Schools. [Graham, Kristen A. [http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=PI&s_site=philly&p_multi=PI&p_theme=realcities&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EB7374187AAC1B9&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM "BROOKLAWN CONSIDERS FINDING NEW DISTRICT FOR HIGH SCHOOL PUPILS"] , "The Philadelphia Inquirer", March 16, 2001. Accessed June 19, 2008. "The tiny Brooklawn system, comprising just over 300 students and one school, sends about 80 ninth through 12th graders to the neighboring Gloucester City district, which has more than 2,000 students and four schools."]

Transportation

New Jersey Transit bus service is available to Philadelphia on the 401, 402, 408, 410 and 412 routes. [ [http://www.njtransit.com/sf_tp_rc_camden.shtml Camden County Bus/Rail Connections] , New Jersey Transit. Accessed June 21, 2007.]

References

External links

* [http://www.brooklawn.us Borough of Brooklawn]
* [http://www.alicecostello.com/ Brooklawn Public School District]
*NJReportCard|07|0580|0|Brooklawn Public School District
* [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_list.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3402370 Data for the Brooklawn Public School District] , National Center for Education Statistics


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