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Berkeley Township, New Jersey

Berkeley Township is a township located in Ocean County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 39,991.

Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 144.5 km² (55.8 mi²). 111.1 km² (42.9 mi²) of it is land and 33.4 km² (12.9 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 23.12% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 39,991 people, 19,828 households, and 12,174 families residing in the township. The population density is 359.9/km² (932.3/mi²). There are 22,288 housing units at an average density of 200.6/km² (519.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 97.10% White, 1.30% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 2.33% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 19,828 households out of which 11.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% are married couples living together, 6.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 38.6% are non-families. 35.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 29.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 1.99 and the average family size is 2.52.

In the township the population is spread out with 11.4% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 14.7% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 52.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 66 years. For every 100 females there are 79.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 77.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township is $32,134, and the median income for a family is $40,208. Males have a median income of $41,643 versus $28,640 for females. The per capita income for the township is $22,198. 5.4% of the population and 3.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 5.1% are under the age of 18 and 5.9% are 65 or older.

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