Delran Township is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township’s population was 16,896, reflecting an increase of 1,360 (+8.8%) from the 15,536 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 2,358 (+17.9%) from the 13,178 counted in the 1990 Census.Delran Township was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 12, 1880, from portions of Cinnaminson Township. Portions of the township were taken to create Riverside Township on February 20, 1895.The township’s name is a portmanteau of the names of the two waterways that have their confluence here: the Delaware River and Rancocas Creek.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 7.25 square miles (18.78 km2), including 6.63 square miles (17.17 km2) of land and 0.62 square miles (1.61 km2) of water (8.58%).The township borders Cinnaminson Township, Delanco Township, Moorestown Township, Riverside Township and Willingboro Township in Burlington County; and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, across the Delaware River.Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Bridgeboro, Cambridge, Chesterville, Fairview, Milltown and Riverside Park.
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