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Salem County, New Jersey
Salem Courthouse Mkt St.JPG
Old Salem County Courthouse in Salem
Seal of Salem County, New Jersey
Seal
Map of New Jersey highlighting Salem County
Location in the state of New Jersey
Map of the U.S. highlighting New Jersey
New Jersey's location in the U.S.
Founded 1694[1]
Named for Hebrew word meaning "peace"[2]
Seat Salem[3]
Largest city Pennsville Township
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

372.33 sq mi (964 km²)
331.90 sq mi (860 km²)
40.43 sq mi (105 km²), 10.86
Population
 - (2020)
 - Density

64,837
Congressional district 2nd
Website www.salemcountynj.gov

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Salem County is the westernmost county in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Its western boundary is formed by the Delaware River and it has the eastern terminus of the Delaware Memorial Bridge, connecting to New Castle, Delaware. Its county seat is Salem.[3] The county is part of the Delaware Valley area. As of the 2020 United States Census, the county's population was enumerated to be 64,837, retaining its position as the state's least populous county,[4] representing a 1.9% decrease from the 66,083 counted at the 2010 U.S. Census, in turn increasing by 1,798 (+2.8%) from the 64,285 counted in the 2000 Census. The most populous place in Salem County is Pennsville Township, with 13,409 residents at the time of the 2010 Census. Lower Alloways Creek Township covers 72.46 square miles (187.7 km2), the largest total area of any municipality.[5]

History[]

European settlement began with English colonists in the seventeenth century, who were settling both sides of the Delaware River. They established a colonial court in the area in 1681, but Salem County was first formally organized within West Jersey on May 17, 1694, from the Salem Tenth. Pittsgrove Township was transferred to Cumberland County in April 1867, but was restored to Salem County in February 1868.[1] The area was initially settled by Quakers.

The Old Salem County Courthouse, situated on the same block as the Salem County Courthouse, serves as the court for Salem City in the 21st century. It is the oldest active courthouse in New Jersey and is the second oldest courthouse in continuous use in the United States, the oldest being King William County Courthouse in Virginia.[6] The courthouse was built in 1735 during the reign of King George II using locally manufactured bricks. The building was enlarged in 1817 and additionally enlarged and remodeled in 1908. Its distinctive bell tower is essentially unchanged and the original bell sits in the courtroom.

Judge William Hancock of the King's Court presided at the courthouse.[7] He was later killed by the British in the American Revolutionary War during the massacre at Hancock House committed by the British against local militia during the Salem Raid in 1778. Afterward the courthouse was the site of the "treason trials," wherein suspected Loyalists were put on trial for having allegedly aided the British during the Salem Raid. Four men were convicted and sentenced to death for treason; however, they were pardoned by Governor William Livingston and exiled from New Jersey. The courthouse is also the site of the legend of Colonel Robert Gibbon Johnson's proving the edibility of the tomato. Before 1820, Americans often assumed tomatoes were poisonous. In 1820, Colonel Johnson, according to legend, stood upon the courthouse steps and ate tomatoes in front of a large crowd assembled to watch him do so.[8]

Salem County is notable for its distinctive Quaker-inspired architecture and masonry styles of the 18th century.[9] It had a rural and agricultural economy. In the early 20th century, its towns received numerous immigrants from eastern and southern Europe, who markedly added to the population. In the period following World War II, the county's population increased due to suburban development. To accommodate increasing traffic, the Delaware Memorial Bridge was built from Salem County to New Castle, Delaware.

Geography[]

According to the 2010 Census, the county had a total area of 372.33 square miles (964.3 km2), including 331.90 square miles (859.6 km2) of land (89.1%) and 40.43 square miles (104.7 km2) of water (10.9%).[5][10] The county is bordered on the west by the Delaware River, and drained by Salem River, Alloway, and other creeks.[11]

The terrain is almost uniformly flat coastal plain, with minimal relief. The highest elevation in the county has never been determined with any specificity, but is likely one of seven low rises in Upper Pittsgrove Township that reach approximately 160 feet (49 m) in elevation.[12] Sea level is the lowest point.

The county has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa) and monthly temperatures in Salem city average from 33.2 °F in January to 77.2 °F in July, while in Elmer they average from 33.1 °F in January to 76.8 °F in July. [1]

Adjacent counties[]

The county adjoins the following areas:[13]

1across Delaware Bay; no land border

National protected area[]

  • Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge – Originally established in 1974, the refuge is administered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and located in Pennsville Township on the Delaware River estuary, covering 3,020 acres (1,222 ha) of land, most of which is a brackish tidal marsh that is a home for fresh and saltwater plants and a variety of wildlife.[14]

Demographics[]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1790 10,437
1800 11,371 8.9%
1810 12,761 12.2%
1820 14,022 9.9%
1830 14,155 0.9%
1840 16,024 13.2%
1850 19,467 21.5%
1860 22,458 15.4%
1870 23,940 6.6%
1880 24,579 2.7%
1890 25,151 2.3%
1900 25,530 1.5%
1910 26,999 5.8%
1920 36,572 35.5%
1930 36,834 0.7%
1940 42,274 14.8%
1950 49,508 17.1%
1960 58,711 18.6%
1970 60,346 2.8%
1980 64,676 7.2%
1990 65,294 1.0%
2000 64,285 −1.5%
2010 66,083 2.8%
Historical sources: 1790-1990[15]
1970-2010[5] 2010[16] 2020[4]

2020 Census[]

As of the Census of 2020, the county's had 64,837 people, 24,404 households, and 16,880 families.[17] The population density was 195.35 inhabitants per square mile (75.4 /km2). There were 27,763 housing units at an average density of 83.64 per square mile (32.3 /km2).[18] The racial makeup was 79.0% White, 13.1% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.1% Asian, and 3.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.8% of the population.[19]

Of the 24,404 households, of which 21.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present and 30.8% were non-families, and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.03.

About 21.0% of the population was under age 18, 8.0% was from age 18 to 24, 35.2% was from age 15 to 44, and 19.8% was age 65 or older. The median age was 43.1 years. The gender makeup was 47.9% male and 52.1% female. For every 100 females, there were 92.1 males.[20]

The median household income was $68,531, and the median family income was $81,122. About 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.2% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.[21][22]

2010 census[]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 66,083 people, 25,290 households, and 17,551 families residing in the county. The population density was 199.1 inhabitants per square mile (76.9 /km2). There were 27,417 housing units at an average density of 82.6 per square mile (31.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 79.83% (52,757) White, 14.09% (9,309) African American, 0.36% (240) Native American, 0.84% (557) Asian, 0.02% (10) Pacific Islander, 2.64% (1,745) from other races, and 2.22% (1,465) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.82% (4,507) of the population.[16]

There were 25,290 households out of which 29% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.9% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.07.[16]

In the county the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 29.4% from 45 to 64, and 15% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.8 years. For every 100 females there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.[16]

Government[]

Salem County is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are elected at-large to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats coming up for election each year. At an annual reorganization meeting held in the beginning of January, the board selects a director and a deputy director from among its members. The appointed position professional county administrator was abolished by a unanimous vote of the freeholders in January 2014.[23] In 2016, freeholders were paid $25,410 and the freeholder director was paid an annual salary of $26,410.[24]

In the 2016 general election, Salem County voters approved a binding referendum to cut the number of Commissioner from seven to five as well as a non-binding referendum to cut Commissioner salaries by 20%; both initiatives, which had been placed on the ballot as the result of grassroots campaigns opposed to a proposed outsourcing deal, passed by a 3–1 margin.[25] In the wake of the referendum results, Freeholder Director Julie Acton resigned in December 2016 and was replaced by Scott Griscom.[26] In April 2017, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that the reduction in seats will be accomplished through attrition, with the seats expiring at the end of 2017 (held by freeholders Cross, Painter and Vanderslice) being eliminated; in the November 2017 general election there will be one new three-year seat up for vote as well as a two-year unexpired term, so that on January 1, 2018, there will be a five-member freeholder board.[27]

As of 2019, Salem County's Commissioners (with party, residence and term-end year listed in parentheses) are:[28][29][30][31][32]

  • Commissioner Director Ben H. Laury (R, Elmer, term as Commissioner director ends 2019, term as Commissioner ends 2021)
  • Commissioner Deputy Director R. Scott Griscom (R, Mannington Township; elected to serve an unexpired term of office that ends 2019, term as Commissioner deputy director ends 2019)
  • Commissioner Lee R. Ware (D, Elsinboro Township, 2019)
  • Commissioner Charles V. Hassler (D, Salem, 2020)
  • Commissioner Mickey Ostrum (R, Pilesgrove, 2021)

Scott Griscom was sworn into office in January 2017 to fill the seat expiring in December 2019 that was vacated by Julie Acton following her resignation in December 2016[33] and served on an interim basis until the November 2017 general election, when he was elected to serve the balance of the term of office.[31]

Pursuant to Article VII Section II of the New Jersey State Constitution, each county in New Jersey is required to have three elected administrative officials known as "constitutional officers." These officers are the County Clerk and County Surrogate (both elected for five-year terms of office) and the County Sheriff (elected for a three-year term).[34] Salem County's constitutional officers, elected on a countywide basis are:[35][36][37]

  • County Clerk Gilda T. Gill (R, Penns Grove, 2019)[38][39]
  • Sheriff Charles M. "Chuck" Miller (R, Pennsville Township, 2021)[40][41]
  • Surrogate Nicki A. Burke (D, Pilesgrove Township, 2020).[42][43]

The Salem County Prosecutor is John T. Lenahan of Pilesgrove Township, who was nominated by Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie in June 2014.[44][45]

Salem County is a part of Vicinage 15 of the New Jersey Superior Court (along with Cumberland County and Gloucester County), seated in Woodbury in Gloucester County; the Assignment Judge for the vicinage is Benjamin C. Telsey. The Salem County Courthouse is in Salem.[46]

Politics[]

As of August 1, 2020, there were a total of 48,110 registered voters in Salem County, of which 15,330 (31.9%) were registered as Democrats, 13,063 (27.2%) were registered as Republicans and 18,985 (39.5%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 732 (1.5%) voters registered to other parties.[47] Among the county's 2010 Census population, 64.6% were registered to vote, including 84.4% of those ages 18 and over.[48][49]

Salem County generally and historically leaned towards the Republican Party, but not as much so as the Northwest or Shore regions of the state. In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama carried the county by a 4% margin over Republican John McCain, with Obama receiving 57.27% statewide.[50] Obama received 16,044 votes here (50.4%), ahead of McCain with 14,816 votes (46.6%) and other candidates with 503 votes (1.6%), among the 31,812 ballots cast by the county's 44,324 registered voters, for a turnout of 71.8%.[51]

In the 2012 U.S. presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama narrowly finished ahead of Republican Mitt Romney; the state voted for Obama. Among the county's 2010 Census population, 64.6% (vs. 64.6% in Salem County) were registered to vote, including 84.4% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 84.4% countywide).[48][49] In 2004, Republican George W. Bush received 15,721 votes here (52.5%), ahead of Democrat John Kerry with 13,749 votes (45.9%) and other candidates with 311 votes (1.0%), among the 29,950 ballots cast by the county's 42,210 registered voters, for a turnout of 71.0%.[52] Since 2012, the county has swung more toward Republicans, following the trend of most rural counties in the United States. Republican Donald Trump won 54.9% of the vote in 2016, the highest vote share for a Republican since George H.W. Bush in 1988. Trump improved to 55.3% of the vote in winning the county again in 2020.

United States presidential election results for Salem County, New Jersey[53]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 18,827 55.31% 14,479 42.53% 736 2.16%
2016 16,381 54.87% 11,904 39.88% 1,568 5.25%
2012 14,334 48.39% 14,719 49.69% 570 1.92%
2008 14,816 46.99% 16,044 50.88% 672 2.13%
2004 15,721 52.79% 13,749 46.17% 311 1.04%
2000 12,257 45.44% 13,718 50.86% 997 3.70%
1996 9,294 35.76% 12,044 46.34% 4,654 17.91%
1992 10,363 37.10% 10,062 36.02% 7,510 26.88%
1988 15,240 59.52% 9,956 38.88% 410 1.60%
1984 17,368 65.66% 8,935 33.78% 149 0.56%
1980 13,000 51.03% 10,209 40.08% 2,265 8.89%
1976 11,639 46.60% 12,826 51.35% 512 2.05%
1972 16,371 64.84% 8,609 34.10% 269 1.07%
1968 11,407 43.45% 11,172 42.56% 3,672 13.99%
1964 8,682 32.71% 17,846 67.23% 17 0.06%
1960 14,192 53.34% 12,394 46.58% 21 0.08%
1956 14,091 60.16% 9,276 39.60% 56 0.24%
1952 12,026 51.30% 11,362 48.47% 54 0.23%
1948 8,961 48.65% 9,278 50.37% 179 0.97%
1944 7,942 43.38% 10,345 56.50% 23 0.13%
1940 8,132 39.80% 12,244 59.92% 57 0.28%
1936 7,671 39.54% 11,614 59.86% 117 0.60%
1932 9,870 56.64% 7,357 42.22% 198 1.14%
1928 12,323 80.23% 3,001 19.54% 36 0.23%
1924 8,027 68.86% 3,206 27.50% 424 3.64%
1920 7,638 66.50% 3,483 30.33% 364 3.17%
1916 4,080 53.77% 3,353 44.19% 155 2.04%
1912 1,803 29.65% 2,745 45.14% 1,533 25.21%
1908 3,713 52.91% 3,174 45.23% 131 1.87%
1904 3,694 54.69% 2,775 41.08% 286 4.23%
1900 3,395 50.59% 2,982 44.43% 334 4.98%
1896 3,717 54.37% 2,802 40.99% 317 4.64%



In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 9,599 votes here (46.1%), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 8,323 votes (39.9%), Independent Chris Daggett with 2,011 votes (9.7%) and other candidates with 411 votes (2.0%), among the 20,838 ballots cast by the county's 44,037 registered voters, yielding a 47.3% turnout.

Federal Representation[]

Salem County falls entirely within the 2nd congressional district[54] and the 3rd state legislative district. Template:NJ Congress 02

State Represenatation[]

All of Salem County is located in one legislative district.

District Senator[55] Assembly[55] Notes
3rd Edward Durr (R) Claire Swift (R)

Bethanne McCarthy Patrick (R)

The remainder of this district includes portions of Cumberland County & Gloucester County.

Transportation[]

The Delaware Memorial Bridge connects Salem County with New Castle County, Delaware

As of 2010, the county had a total of 879.53 miles (1,415.47 km) of roadways, of which 429.36 miles (690.99 km) were maintained by the local municipality, 355.17 miles (571.59 km) by Salem County and 85.94 miles (138.31 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation, 8.11 miles (13.05 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and 0.95 miles (1.53 km) by the Delaware River and Bay Authority.[56][57]

Salem is served by many roads. Major county routes include CR 540, CR 551, CR 553 (only in Pittsgrove) and CR 581. State highways include Route 45, Route 48 (only in Carneys Point), Route 49, Route 56 (only in Pittsgrove), Route 77 and Route 140 (only in Carneys Point). The U.S. routes are U.S. Route 40 and the southern end of U.S. Route 130.

Limited access roads include Interstate 295 and the New Jersey Turnpike. Both highways pass through the northern part of the county. Only one turnpike interchange is located in Salem: Exit 1 in Carneys Point (which is also where the turnpike ends). There are a pair of service areas on the Turnpike, both located between exits 1 and 2 in Oldmans Township: The John Fenwick Service Area on the northbound side and the Clara Barton Service Area in the southbound direction.[58] The Route 55 freeway passes through the northeastern part of the county briefly but has no interchanges within the county.

The Delaware Memorial Bridge (which is signed as I-295/US 40) is a set of twin suspension bridges crossing the Delaware River. Connecting New Castle, Delaware and Pennsville Township, the original span was opened in 1951 and the second span in 1968.[59]

NJ Transit operates three routes through Salem County:[60] the 401, which stops in Salem, Woodstown, Swedesboro, and Woodbury en route to and from Philadelphia;[61] the 402, which stops in Penns Grove and has two stops in Salem en route to and from Philadelphia;[62] and the 468, which has local stops throughout Salem County.[63]

Municipalities[]

Index map of Salem County municipalities (click to see index key)

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Municipalities in Salem County (with 2010 Census data for population, housing units and area in square miles) are:[64] Other, unincorporated communities in the county are listed next to their parent municipality. Some of these areas are census-designated places (CDPs) that have been created by the United States Census Bureau for enumeration purposes within a Township. Other communities and enclaves that exist within a municipality are also listed next to the name.

Municipality
(map index)
Map key Municipal
type
Population Housing
units
Total
area
Water
area
Land
area
Pop.
density
Housing
density
Unincorporated
communities / notes
Alloway Township 13 township 3,467 1,268 33.83 0.43 33.40 103.8 38.0 Aldine
Alloway CDP (1,402)
Friesburg
Oakland
Penton
Remsterville
Riddleton
Carneys Point Township 6 township 8,049 3,502 17.74 0.87 16.86 477.3 207.7 Carneys Point CDP (7,382)
Helms Cove
Laytons Lake
Elmer 1 borough 1,395 577 0.88 0.01 0.87 1,612.3 666.9
Elsinboro Township 10 township 1,036 524 13.32 1.41 11.92 86.9 44.0
Lower Alloways Creek Township 11 township 1,770 727 72.46 27.23 45.23 39.1 16.1 Hancock's Bridge CDP (254)
Mannington Township 8 township 1,806 592 37.73 4.02 33.70 53.6 17.6 Marshalltown
Pointers
Oldmans Township 5 township 1,773 699 20.38 0.93 19.45 91.1 35.9 Pedricktown CDP (524)
Penns Grove 4 borough 5,147 2,004 0.91 0.00 0.91 5,656.0 2,202.2
Pennsville Township 9 township 13,409 5,914 24.59 3.31 21.28 630.2 278.0 Deepwater
Pennsville CDP (11,888)
Pilesgrove Township 7 township 4,016 1,594 35.07 0.23 34.84 115.3 45.7
Pittsgrove Township 15 township 9,393 3,445 45.92 0.83 45.08 208.3 76.4 Brotmanville
Centerton
Norma
Olivet CDP (1,408)
Quinton Township 12 township 2,666 1,099 24.58 0.49 24.09 110.7 45.6 Pecks Corner
Quinton CDP (588)
Salem 3 city 5,146 2,633 2.82 0.47 2.34 2,195.9 1,123.6
Upper Pittsgrove Township 14 township 3,505 1,310 40.49 0.16 40.33 86.9 32.5 Daretown
Friendship
Monroeville
Whig Lane
Woodstown 2 borough 3,505 1,529 1.63 0.04 1.58 2,211.8 964.9
Salem County 66,083 27,417 372.33 40.43 331.90 199.1 82.6

Climate and weather[]

Climate chart for Salem, New Jersey
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temperatures in °Cprecipitation totals in mm
source: The Weather Channel[65]

In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Salem have ranged from a low of 25 °F (−4 °C) in January to a high of 86 °F (30 °C) in July, although a record low of −14 °F (−25.6 °C) was recorded in January 1985 and a record high of 107 °F (42 °C) was recorded in August 1918. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 2.78 inches (71 mm) in February to 4.57 inches (116 mm) in July.[65]

Wineries[]

  • Auburn Road Vineyards
  • Chestnut Run Farm
  • Monroeville Vineyard & Winery
  • Salem Oak Vineyards

Notable person[]

  • Whitey Witt, former Baseball player and member of the New York Yankees first World Series championship team 1923

See also[]

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Salem County, New Jersey
  • Wistarburgh Glass Works – an 18th-century glass company operating in the county.

References[]

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