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Richwood, New Jersey
Census-designated place
Location of Richwood in Gloucester County. Inset: Location of Gloucester County in New Jersey.
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Gloucester
Townships Harrison and Mantua
 • Total 8.910 sq mi (23.077 km2)
 • Land 8.850 sq mi (22.921 km2)
 • Water 0.060 sq mi (0.157 km2)  0.68%
Elevation 138 ft (42 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 3,459
 • Density 390.9/sq mi (150.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08074
Area code(s) 856
FIPS code 3462820
GNIS feature ID 02584022

Richwood is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States, that is split between Harrison Township (with 3,400 of the CDP's residents) and Mantua Township (with 59 of the total). As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's total population was 3,459.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 8.910 square miles (23.077 km2), including 8.850 square miles (22.921 km2) of land and 0.060 square miles (0.157 km2) of water (0.68%).


Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,459 people, 1,055 households, and 902 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 390.9 per square mile (150.9/km2). There were 1,101 housing units at an average density of 124.4 per square mile (48.0/km2)*. The racial makeup of the CDP was 89.65% (3,101) White, 3.76% (130) Black or African American, 0.06% (2) Native American, 4.22% (146) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.55% (19) from other races, and 1.76% (61) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.83% (98) of the population.

There were 1,055 households out of which 50.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.3% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.5% were non-families. 11.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.27 and the average family size was 3.57.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 32.0% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 21.5% from 25 to 44, 30.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.5 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 102.5 males.


Exit 50B on Route 55 is about a half mile from the center of Richwood. The exit provides access to Richwood, via U.S. Route 322. Rowan University in nearby Glassboro is about 1¼ miles from Richwood.

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