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Washington Township NJ Marijuana & Juvenile Arrests


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Common Washington Township NJ Criminal Charges

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Criminal Information on Washington Township

Washington Township shares the municipal court with Bass River Township. It is located at 3 North Maple Avenue, New Gretna. Phone: 609-296-1410.

The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 23 major crimes in 2010. The crime rate per 1,000 residents was 33.5 (2nd highest in the county) and the violent rate 1.5. There were no murders, rapes, robberies or reports of police force. There occurred 1 assault, 9 burglaries, 2 incidents of domestic violence, and 1 bias crime.

General Washington Township Information

In 1802, Washington Township was created from sections of the townships of Evesham, Little Egg Harbor and Mount Holly. Its territory encompasses 102.9 square miles, very thinly populated with 6.2 persons per square mile.

At the time of the 2000 Census, the wholly-rural population totaled 621 people. There were 112 families and 171 housing units. City-data informed that the percentage of renters was below the state level (25% versus 34%). The same source cited the 2008 median contract rent for apartments at $556 (versus $935 statewide) and the median house or condo value at $220,861 (versus $364,100 statewide). More than 70% of the residents lived in the same house 5 years ago, as per City-data.

The major origins are Irish (27.9%), English (14.4%), and Italian (9.4%). As of the 2000 census, 83.57% of the population was White, 17.07% Hispanic or Latino of any race, and 2.90% African American. The rate of foreign-born residents (all naturalized citizens from Austria) is remarkably below the state average (1.1% versus 17.5%).

Of the households recounted in the 2000 census, 35.6% had minors living with them. Households composed of married couples living together were 61.3%. Those made up of non-families and of individuals represented 29.4% and 24.4%, respectively. The median age was 41.5 years. Minors accounted for 29.3% and seniors for 24.3%.

Statistics from the 2000 Census reveal that the median family income was $42,188 and the per capita income $13,977. The median income for males and females were $32,000 and $31,719, respectively. The median household income was $41,250. As per City-data, in 2008 it had risen to $52,643 (versus $70,378 statewide). The population living below the poverty level was above the state average (16.0% versus 8.5%).

The 2010 census data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that the percentages with a bachelor’s or graduate degree were significantly below state levels (11.84% and 5.59% versus 20.65% and 12.05%). More than 40.00% had completed high school versus 18.00% that had not. Those with some college or associate degree were 24.79%.

The most common occupations for males are Agricultural workers including supervisors (29%), Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance jobs (11%), and Other management jobs except farmers and farm managers (9%). Females worked as Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (15%), Other production jobs including supervisors (15%), Other transportation workers (10%), and Laborers and material movers, hand (10%).






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