Medford Lakes is a borough in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 4,146, reflecting a decline of 27 (-0.6%) from the 4,173 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 289 (-6.5%) from the 4,462 counted in the 1990 Census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.293 square miles (3.348 km), including 1.162 square miles (3.008 km) of land and 0.131 square miles (0.340 km) of water (10.15%).
The borough is an independent municipality surrounded entirely by Medford Township, making it part one of 21 pairs of “doughnut towns” in the state, where one municipality entirely surrounds another.
The borough is one of 56 South Jersey municipalities that are included within the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve, a protected natural area of unique ecology covering 1,100,000 acres (450,000 ha), that has been classified as a United States Biosphere Reserve and established by Congress in 1978 as the nation’s first National Reserve. All of the borough is included in the state-designated Pinelands Area, which includes portions of Burlington County, along with areas in Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Ocean counties.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 4,146 people, 1,483 households, and 1,186.400 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,569.5 per square mile (1,378.2/km). There were 1,543 housing units at an average density of 1,328.4 per square mile (512.9/km). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.32% (4,035) White, 0.46% (19) Black or African American, 0.17% (7) Native American, 0.96% (40) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.39% (16) from other races, and 0.70% (29) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.69% (70) of the population.
There were 1,483 households out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.8% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 16.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.13.
In the borough, the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 30.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.3 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 90.9 males.
The Census Bureau’s 2006−2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $101,086 (with a margin of error of +/- $8,928) and the median family income was $105,563 (+/- $9,949). Males had a median income of $85,139 (+/- $26,197) versus $66,379 (+/- $13,826) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $48,789 (+/- $6,097). About 5.0% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.7% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 4,173 people, 1,527 households, and 1,238 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,463.1 people per square mile (1,342.7/km). There were 1,555 housing units at an average density of 1,290.5 per square mile (500.3/km). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.32% White, 0.43% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.98% of the population.
There were 1,527 households out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.8% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.9% were non-families. 15.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the borough the age distribution of the population shows 25.6% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 29.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% 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 92.4 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $77,536, and the median income for a family was $83,695. Males had a median income of $58,854 versus $36,831 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $31,382. About 1.1% of families and 2.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.1% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.
Medford Lakes New Jersey neighborhoods include: Medford Lakes, Nokomas Side of Lakes, Upper Aetna