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Moorestown Twp Information
Moorestown Township originated as a Quaker village “founded” in 1682. It was incorporated as a township in 1922. It is an affluent suburb of Philadelphia. In 2005, Money magazine ranked it as the number one best place to live in the nation. It is known for being one of the 39 remaining dry towns in the state. According to the Census Bureau, Moorestown has a total area of 14.9 square miles, practically all of which is land. With 19,487 residents in 2000, Moorestown has a very high population density. Female residents represent 52.8% of the population.
The most common ancestries reported are Irish (18.2%), Italian (14.6%), German (12.9%), English (9.9%), American (5.2%), Polish (5.0%) and Russian (2.7%). As of the 2000 census, the racial composition was 89.19% White, 5.69% African American, 3.27% Asian and 1.75% Hispanic or Latino of any race. The median age was 41 years. The age distribution was quite even between those under the age of 18 (27.4%), 25 to 44 (25.4%) and 45 to 64 (26.3%). People who were 65 years of age and older accounted for 16.4%.
Moorestown Demographic Statistics
In 2000, the median household income was $78,826. By 2008, this income had increased almost 30% to $100,598. Male median income almost doubled female median income ($74,773 versus $39,148). A similar increase was seen in the estimated median house or condo value, from $251,500 in 2000 to $546,123 in 2008. The more than 5,000 families had a median income of $94,844. About 3.4% of the population lived below the poverty line versus 8.5% statewide.
The most common places of birth of foreign-born residents are India (14%), United Kingdom (13%), Korea (9%), Germany (9%), Italy (8%), Australia (4%) and Russia (4%). At present, there are 1,111 foreign born residents, 64% of which are naturalized citizens. Out of the almost 7,000 households, more than a third (37.0%) had children younger than 18 living with them. The breakdown of households by type of relationship shows that 64.3% were married couples living together. Non-family households and those made up of individuals represented 244% and 21.0%.
The Moorestown Police Department is comprised of 33 officers. The Criminal Investigations Division has three detectives. According to the N.J. State Police Uniform Crime, 614 major crimes were committed in 2009. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 31.5 and a violent rate of 0.9. There were no murders. The reports included 2 rapes, 10 robberies, 6 assaults, 61 burglaries, 2 bias crimes, 63 cases of domestic violence, and 42 incidents of police force.
The 2000 data on educational attainment of the population aged 25 and over reveals that there were 29.3% holders of a bachelor’s degree, versus 18.8% statewide. Those who completed a master’s, professional or doctorate degree represented 23.2%, versus 11.0% statewide. With industries such as Lockheed Martin and Coca Cola operating in Moorestown, the township offers many jobs. More than a third of the male population is engaged in professional, scientific and technical services (16%), health care (11%) and finance and insurance (10%). Females are employed in educational services (20%) and health care (17%).