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Bridgeton, New Jersey

Bridgeton is a city located in Cumberland County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 22,771. It is the county seat of Cumberland County6.


\nBridgeton is located at 39°25'46" North, 75°13'50" West (39.429564, -75.230461)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.7 km² (6.4 mi²). 16.1 km² (6.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.57% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 22,771 people, 6,182 households, and 4,179 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,413.5/km² (3,659.8/mi²). There are 6,795 housing units at an average density of 421.8/km² (1,092.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 38.88% White, 41.84% African American, 1.19% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 13.67% from other races, and 3.63% from two or more races. 24.49% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 6,182 households out of which 36.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.3% are married couples living together, 26.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% are non-families. 27.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.96 and the average family size is 3.49. In the city the population is spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 36.0% from 25 to 44, 15.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 130.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 139.1 males. The median income for a household in the city is $26,923, and the median income for a family is $30,502. Males have a median income of $28,858 versus $22,722 for females. The per capita income for the city is $10,917. 26.6% of the population and 22.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 33.3% are under the age of 18 and 17.8% are 65 or older.