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Blackwood, New Jersey

  •   State: 
    New Jersey
    Camden County
      County all: 
    Camden | Gloucester
      County FIPS: 
    34007 | 34015
    39°47′57″N 75°03′47″W
      Area total: 
    1.23 sq mi (3.20 km²)
      Area land: 
    1.22 sq mi (3.16 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.01 sq mi (0.04 km²)
    46 ft (14 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Blackwood, Camden County, New Jersey, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    3,788.52 residents per square mile of area (1,462.76/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Blackwood is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Gloucester Township, in Camden County, New Jersey. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 4,545. It is located 10 miles (16 km) from the city of Camden and 14.6 miles (23.5 km) away from Philadelphia. Blackwood is the home of the main campus of Camden County College, in addition to other campus locations in Camden and Cherry Hill. The area was a crossroads village along the Black Horse Pike well into the nineteenth century, when Uriah Norcross established a stage coach line between Camden and Woodbury with a stop at a tavern in Blackwoodtown. The arrival of the Camden County Railroad in 1891 led to further development of Blackwood Lake, which operated as a summer resort from 1891 until 1932. The U.S. Census Bureau says Blackwood had a total area of 1.235 square miles (3.199 km²), including 1.226 square miles of land and 0.009 sq miles (0.023 km²) of water. Bodies of water include Blackwood lake and Farrows Run stream. The CDP is home to Camden County college's radio station, WDBK, as well as a number of parks and recreation facilities. The town is located on the New Jersey Turnpike, which runs from New Jersey to New York City and the Delaware River.


Blackwood is the primary city name, but also Turnersville are acceptable city names or spellings, Blenheim, Chews Landing, Hilltop, Lakeland on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. The official name is Blackwood, New Jersey. Blackwood, originally known as Blackwoodtown, was settled about 1750 by John Blackwood. The area was a crossroads village along the Black Horse Pike well into the nineteenth century. The arrival of the Camden County Railroad in 1891 led to further development. Blackwood Lake operated as a summer resort from 1891 until 1932. The town of Blackwood is located in Camden County, New Jersey, near the town of Woodbury. It is the site of the former Blackwood Mill, which was built in 1750, and the current Blackwood Town, which opened in 1780. The village is located on the Blackhorse Pike, which runs through the town, and runs through Woodbury, where it is also known as "Head of Timber Creek" and "Blackwood Lake" The town's name is derived from Blackwood, a Scotsman who immigrated from Scotland and established mills in the area in the 1750s and 1760s. The name Blackwood means "head of the creek" or "the head of the stream" and means "to head" in Scots. The word "blackwood" means "wood" in English, and "woodtown" is the name of the village's first inhabitant, a fuller who moved to the area around 1750. The current name comes from the word "wood," which means "woods" or, "wooded" in the English language. The community's name was first used as a place of business by Uriah Norcross in the 1830s.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Blackwood had a total area of 1.235 square miles (3.199 km²) of land and 0.009 square miles of water. Bodies of water include Blackwood Lake and Farrows Run stream. Blackwood has a population of 1,071. The town is located in the South Dakota Bootheel region of the Boothele National Forest. It is located at the junction of the Blackwood River and Blackwood Creek. The Blackwood Fork River runs through the town and flows into Blackwood Reservoir. The Town of Blackwood was named after Blackwood, a former member of the KKK, who was killed in a shootout with police in the early 1900s. The village is located on the Blackwoods River, which flows through Blackwood and into the Blackwater River. It was named for Blackwood County, which was once a part of the bootheel area of thebootheel National Forest, and is now part of South Dakota's Bootheels National Park. The community is located near Blackwood Road, which runs through a section of the town called Blackwood Springs, which is also known as "Blackwood Springs" The town's name is derived from the name of a Blackwood family, who lived in the area in the late 1800s and early 19th century. It also means "blackwood" or "blacksmith" in the local dialect. It has an area of about 1.226 square miles, or 3.176 km².

Parks and recreation

Gloucester Township is home to a number of parks and recreation facilities. The township also has a health and fitness trail and a state street park. The town is also home to Kiwanis's Baseball Fields and Al Raw's Field.


The 2010 U.S. census counted 4,545 people, 1,687 households, and 1,210 families in the CDP. The racial makeup of the section was 88.71% (4,032) White, 5.21% (237) Black or African American, 0.04% (2) Native American, 2.53% (115) Asian,0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 1.63% (74) from other races and 1.87% (85) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.94% (270) of the population. There were 1,840 housing units at an average density of 572.9/km² (1,483.2/mi2) 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%. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 95.1 males. The median income for a household in the section. was $49,707, and the median income. for a family was $60,136. About 0.9% of families and 4.0% of those under age 18 were below the poverty line, including 0.6% of the under-18 population. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.19.

Historic district

The Blackwood Historic District is a 42-acre (17 ha) national historic district. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 27, 1989 for its significance in commerce and community development. The district includes 87 contributing buildings, 3 contributing structures, and 3 contributing sites. The Blackwood First Methodist Episcopal Church was built in 1856 with Greek Revival/Italianate style. It is located on the Black Horse Pike, Baptist Lane, Church and Elm streets, Central and East Railroad avenues in the community. It has been listed on the National register of historic places since June 27, 1990. The National Register is a federal program that places buildings on the register for preservation and protection of historic sites. It also provides funding for research into historic places and places. The District is home to the Blackwood Museum, which was established in 1858. The Museum is located in the Blackhorse Building, which dates back to the 17th century. The museum is on the site of the original Blackwood Baptist Church, which opened in 1854. It's also home to a number of other historic buildings, including the 1856 Blackwood Methodist Church, built in the Italianate style with a Greek Revival-style facade. The historic district includes three contributing structures and three contributing sites: a house, a church, and a school. It includes a cemetery, which is part of the district, as well as a historic site for the Black horse, a cemetery for blacksmiths, and an 1856 blacksmith shop.


Gloucester Township is home to several public schools. Our Lady of Hope Regional School is a Roman Catholic elementary school that operates under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden. The Kingdom Charter School of Leadership is a charter school that serves students in Kindergarten through sixth grade residing in Gloucester Township, who are accepted by lottery on a space-available basis.Higher education in Blackwood includes Pennco Tech and Camden County College. The Black Horse Pike Regional School District is part of the Gloucester County Public Schools district. The district also includes Charles W. Lewis Middle School, Highland Regional High School, and Blackwood Elementary School. The school district was formed after the 2008 merger of St. Jude's Regional School with St. Agnes School. It is located in the town of Blackwood, New Jersey, and is located on the New Jersey Turnpike near the town's southern border with New Jersey and New York City. It has a population of about 3,000 people. It was founded in the 18th century. The town is located near the site of the former town of Gloucester, which was once known as Gloucester City. The current name of the town is Blackwood and the town was once called Gloucester Village. The name was changed to Blackwood in the 19th century and the current spelling is "Blackwood" in the early 20th century, when it was used to refer to the town. The township was once referred to as "The Township" and is now known as Blackwood.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Blackwood, Camden County, New Jersey = 9.5. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 10. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Blackwood = 3.9 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 4,622 individuals with a median age of 39.4 age the population dropped by -3.09% in Blackwood, Camden County, New Jersey population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 3,788.52 residents per square mile of area (1,462.76/km²). There are average 2.59 people per household in the 1,725 households with an average household income of $59,769 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 10.60% of the available work force and has dropped -5.58% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 18.24%. The number of physicians in Blackwood per 100,000 population = 327.6.


The annual rainfall in Blackwood = 44.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 23.5 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 89. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 202. 87 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 23.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 43, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Blackwood, Camden County, New Jersey which are owned by the occupant = 73.93%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 49 years with median home cost = $179,290 and home appreciation of -2.87%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $29.76 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $7,071 per student. There are 15.1 students for each teacher in the school, 1003 students for each Librarian and 415 students for each Counselor. 7.30% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 9.92% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 4.07% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Blackwood's population in Camden County, New Jersey of 5,120 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,9-fold to 4,622 residents after 30 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.19% female residents and 49.81% male residents live in Blackwood, Camden County, New Jersey.

    As of 2020 in Blackwood, Camden County, New Jersey are married and the remaining 37.36% are single population.

  • 31.6 minutes is the average time that residents in Blackwood require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    83.53% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 9.13% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 3.13% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.36% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Blackwood, Camden County, New Jersey, 73.93% are owner-occupied homes, another 19.57% are rented apartments, and the remaining 6.50% are vacant.

  • The 52.81% of the population in Blackwood, Camden County, New Jersey who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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