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Hamilton township, NJ map Land area: 111.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.7 sq. mi.
Population: 20,499 (62% urban, 38% rural)
Males: 10,217  (49.8%)
Females: 10,282  (50.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 19,460 (14,877 owner occupied, 4,583 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

34%


Races in Hamilton township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 68.1%
  • Black: 18.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 3.2%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7.9%
  • Two or more races: 1.7%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 34.5
Median age of females: 35.2

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Average household size: 2.72

Hamilton township:

2.7 people
New Jersey:

2.7 people

Average family size: 3.21

Estimated median household income in 2009: $60,475 ($50,259 in 1999)
This township:

$60,475
New Jersey:

$68,342

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $961 (lower quartile is $787, upper quartile is $1,203)
Here:

$961
State:

$962

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $221,210 (it was $101,000 in 2000)
Hamilton township:

$221,210
New Jersey:

$348,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $162,420 - $321,437

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $247,032
Here:

$247,032
State:

$429,197

Townhouses or other attached units: $156,682
Here:

$156,682
State:

$286,566

In 2-unit structures: $191,632
Here:

$191,632
State:

$397,697

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $126,749
Here:

$126,749
State:

$336,988

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $216,629
Here:

$216,629
State:

$292,192

Mobile homes: $24,924
Here:

$24,924
State:

$53,584
Population density: 184 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

6.6%
Whole state:

8.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

2.3%
Whole state:

4.2%

Cities in this township include: Mays Landing.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Hamilton township: Atlantic City Racetrack (A), Atlantic City Girl Scout Camp (B), Pleasant Valley Farm (C), Atlantic County Correctional Institution (D), Lighthouse at Mays Landing (E), Cologne Volunteer Fire Company 5 (F), Laureldale Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company (G), Weymouth Volunteer Fire Company (H), Mizpah Volunteer Fire Company (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hamilton township include: Lakewood Chapel (A), Saint James Church (B), Saint Johns Church (C), Mount Calvary Church (D), Mount Olive Church (E), Mount Zion Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Union Cemetery (1), Lincoln Memorial Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Big Goose Pond (A), Lake Lenape (B), Little Goose Pond (C), Makepeace Lake (D), Babcock Swamp (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Jack Pudding Branch (A), Indian Branch (B), Gravelly Run (C), Deep Run (D), Mare Run (E), Man Killer Branch (F), Makepeace Stream (G), Little Mill Creek (H), Adams Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 1,347 (55% naturalized citizens)

Hamilton township:  6.6%
State:  17.5%

57% of Hamilton township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 39% lived in New Jersey.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 12031
  • Northeast: 4634
  • Midwest: 449
  • South: 1217
  • West: 255

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $93,900

Hamilton township, New Jersey satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 8.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Hamilton township, New Jersey:

  • 955 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 37 people in nursing homes
  • 34 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 5 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,314
  • One, attached: 1,493
  • Two: 186
  • 3 or 4: 301
  • 5 to 9: 629
  • 10 to 19: 319
  • 20 to 49: 104
  • 50 or more: 145
  • Mobile homes: 76

Median worth of mobile homes: $14,000


Housing units in Hamilton township with a mortgage: 3,721 (456 second mortgage, 521 home equity loan, 18 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 726

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 251
  • 1995 to 1998: 524
  • 1990 to 1994: 808
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,308
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,533
  • 1960 to 1969: 757
  • 1950 to 1959: 462
  • 1940 to 1949: 274
  • 1939 or earlier: 650

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Hamilton township, New Jersey:

  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 29
  • 3 rooms: 184
  • 4 rooms: 578
  • 5 rooms: 1,164
  • 6 rooms: 1,329
  • 7 rooms: 890
  • 8 rooms: 615
  • 9 or more rooms: 476

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hamilton township, New Jersey:

  • 1 room: 109
  • 2 rooms: 51
  • 3 rooms: 345
  • 4 rooms: 619
  • 5 rooms: 411
  • 6 rooms: 230
  • 7 rooms: 77
  • 8 rooms: 15
  • 9 or more rooms: 16

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Hamilton township:

  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 234
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,470
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,435
  • 4 bedrooms: 955
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 171

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hamilton township:

  • no bedroom: 136
  • 1 bedroom: 406
  • 2 bedrooms: 945
  • 3 bedrooms: 310
  • 4 bedrooms: 60
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 16

Cars and other vehicles available in Hamilton township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 202
  • 1 vehicle: 1,460
  • 2 vehicles: 2,785
  • 3 vehicles: 578
  • 4 vehicles: 197
  • 5 or more vehicles: 53

Cars and other vehicles available in Hamilton township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 254
  • 1 vehicle: 840
  • 2 vehicles: 660
  • 3 vehicles: 86
  • 4 vehicles: 33
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (15%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Health care (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (15%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Hamilton township:

  • Italian (18.1%)
  • German (15.1%)
  • Irish (13.1%)
  • English (5.2%)
  • Polish (3.8%)
  • United States or American (3.0%)
  • African (1.2%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • India (12%)
  • Italy (11%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • Other Western Africa (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,040 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 835 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 292 (3%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 14 (0%)
  • Walked: 74 (1%)
  • Other means: 44 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 177 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (49%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

People in group quarters in Hamilton township, New Jersey:

  • 955 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 37 people in nursing homes
  • 34 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 5 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

86.0% of residents of Hamilton township speak English at home.
7.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
3.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (68% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (51% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (91% speak English very well, 9% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 19,458
  • In family households: 16,828 (3,705 male householders, 1,371 female householders)
    3,882 spouses, 6,262 children (5,624 natural, 178 adopted, 460 stepchildren), 460 grandchildren, 200 brothers or sisters, 206 parents, 433 other relatives, 309 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,630 (921 male householders (645 living alone)), 1,148 female householders (938 living alone)), 561 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,041 (1,028 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,761 2-persons, 1,267 3-persons, 1,139 4-persons, 592 5-persons, 198 6-persons, 119 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 1,583 1-person, 437 2-persons, 40 3-persons, 9 4-persons,

3,534 married couples with children.
1,388 single-parent households (330 men, 1,058 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 359
Here:

13.9%
New Jersey:

13.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 136
Here:

10.7%
New Jersey:

13.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 98
Here:

10.7%
New Jersey:

30.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Hamilton township:

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