- For the municipality of the same name in Middlesex County, see Monroe Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey.
|Monroe Township, New Jersey|
|Township of Monroe|
Monroe Township highlighted in Gloucester County. Inset map: Gloucester County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Monroe Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||March 3, 1859|
|Named for||President James Monroe|
|• Type||Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council)|
|• Body||Township Council|
|• Mayor||Daniel Teefy (D, term ends December 31, 2018)|
|• Administrator||Kevin Heydel|
|• Clerk||Susan McCormick|
|• Total||46.926 sq mi (121.539 km2)|
|• Land||46.393 sq mi (120.158 km2)|
|• Water||0.533 sq mi (1.381 km2) 1.14%|
|Area rank||36th of 566 in state
2nd of 24 in county
|Elevation||121 ft (37 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Estimate (2015)||36,862|
|• Rank||63rd of 566 in state
2nd of 24 in county
|• Density||778.8/sq mi (300.7/km2)|
|• Density rank||408th of 566 in state
16th of 24 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|ZIP code||08094 - Williamstown|
|Area code(s)||609 and 856|
|GNIS feature ID||0882137|
Monroe Township is a township in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 36,129, reflecting an increase of 7,162 (+24.7%) from the 28,967 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 2,264 (+8.5%) from the 26,703 counted in the 1990 Census.
Monroe Township was originally formed as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 3, 1859, from portions of Washington Township, while the area was still part of Camden County. Monroe Township was shifted to Gloucester County on February 28, 1871, along with the majority of Washington Township. In 1950, portions of the township were transferred to Winslow Township in Camden County. The township was named for President James Monroe.
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