Gibbstown is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Greenwich Township, in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 3,739. Gibbstown is the location of C. A. Nothnagle Log House, purportedly the oldest house in New Jersey and the oldest surviving log house in the U.S., dating to around 1638.
Gibbstown, New Jersey
|• Total||1.642 sq mi (4.253 km2)|
|• Land||1.642 sq mi (4.253 km2)|
|• Water||0.000 sq mi (0.000 km2) 0.00%|
|Elevation||13 ft (4 m)|
|• Density||2,277.0/sq mi (879.2/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||02389839|
The Port of Paulsboro is located on the Delaware River and Mantua Creek in and around Paulsboro. Traditionally one of the nation's busiest for marine transfer operations of petroleum products, including the Paulsboro Refinery, which is mostly located in Gibbstown. The port is being redeveloped as an adaptable omniport able to handle a diversity of bulk, break bulk cargo and shipping containers. Studies completed in 2012 concluded that the port is well suited to become a center for the manufacture, assembly, and transport of wind turbines and platforms the development of Atlantic Wind Connection
|Population sources: 2000 2010|
The 2010 United States census counted 3,739 people, 1,472 households, and 1,039 families in the CDP. The population density was 2,277.0 per square mile (879.2/km2). There were 1,551 housing units at an average density of 944.5 per square mile (364.7/km2). The racial makeup was 95.91% (3,586) White, 1.77% (66) Black or African American, 0.05% (2) Native American, 0.43% (16) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.32% (12) from other races, and 1.52% (57) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.01% (75) of the population.
Of the 1,472 households, 26.9% had children under the age of 18; 54.1% were married couples living together; 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present and 29.4% were non-families. Of all households, 23.5% were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.00.
21.3% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 30.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.9 years. For every 100 females, the population had 98.9 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 94.8 males.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 3,758 people, 1,453 households, and 1,060 families living in the CDP. The population density was 890.2/km2 (2,302.4/mi2). There were 1,513 housing units at an average density of 358.4/km2 (927.0/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.65% White, 1.09% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.69% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.52% of the population.
There were 1,453 households, out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the CDP the population was spread out, with 23.0% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.2 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $50,444, and the median income for a family was $59,833. Males had a median income of $41,200 versus $31,225 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $23,931. About 1.2% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.
Guardian Angels Regional School is a K-8 school that operates under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden. Its PreK-3 campus is in Gibbstown while its 4-8 campus is in Paulsboro.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Gibbstown include:
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- Look Up a ZIP Code for Gibbstown, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed November 10, 2012.
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- "AWC Study Confirms Feasibility Of Paulsboro Marine Terminal Site". North American Wind Power. April 25, 2013. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
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- Merritt, Athena D. (January 19, 2009). "$250M port will be built in Paulsboro". Philadelphia Business Journal. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
- Forand, Rebecca (April 23, 2013). "Port of Paulsboro could be construction site for off-shore wind structures". South Jersey Times. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
- Belier, Carolyn. "Companies Betting Big on New Jersey's Offshore Wind", WCAU, April 24, 2013. Accessed September 5, 2014.
- Paciolla, Christina (February 2012). "The Port of Paulsboro". South Jersey Biz. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
- Loyd , Linda "Construction under way at new Paulsboro port", The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 13, 2012 . Accessed September 5, 2014.
- DP-1 - Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2000 from the Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data for Gibbstown CDP, New Jersey Archived 2020-02-12 at archive.today, United States Census Bureau. Accessed November 10, 2012.
- Paulsboro Public Schools 2016 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed August 1, 2017. "The district schools serve just under 1,200 students including high school students from Greenwich Township."
- Staff. "Gloucester County municipal snapshots", Courier-Post, February 28, 2008. Accessed December 30, 2014. "Greenwich is Gloucester County's oldest township, incorporated in 1694.... About 650 students attend Greenwich's two local schools, the Broad Street School and the Nehaunsey Middle School. High school students attend Paulsboro High School."
- Rickford, Russell J. "Greenwich And Paulsboro Discuss Possible Future Regionalization" (Archive), The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 10, 1997. Accessed December 30, 2014. "School officials in the neighboring towns of Greenwich and Paulsboro have met to discuss ways that the two districts might ultimately transform their sending-receiving relationship and possibly merge to form a regional high school.... David Salvatore, the Greenwich school board president, said he was hoping for a change that might 'bridge the gap from grade school to high school' for Greenwich youngsters, many of whom go from eighth grade in Greenwich to ninth grade in Paulsboro."
- Catholic Schools Directory, Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden. Accessed October 20, 2016.
- "Contact Information". Guardian Angels Regional School. Retrieved March 31, 2021.
- Sylvia Earle, Ph.D., Academy of Achievement.Accessed August 31, 2020. "Sylvia Earle was born in Gibbstown, New Jersey. Her parents raised her on a small farm near Camden."
- Duggan, Dan. "Rutgers alums Tiquan Underwood and Alex Silvestro recall when Super Bowl fates intersected", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, February 1, 2015. Accessed July 6, 2015. "Signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Rutgers in 2011, Silvestro was released in the final round of preseason roster cuts. The defensive end from Gibbstown was re-signed to the Patriots' practice squad three weeks into the season."
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