Swedesboro is a borough located in Gloucester County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 2,055.

Table of contents
1 History and landmarks
2 Geography
3 Demographics

History and landmarks

The oldest extant log cabin in the United States, the Nothnagle Cabin was built by Antti Niilonpoika (Anthony Neilson/Nelson) in Swedesboro. It is a registered national historic site.


Swedesboro is located at 39°44'53" North, 75°18'41" West (39.748125, -75.311411)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.0 km² (0.8 mi²). 1.9 km² (0.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.95% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 2,055 people, 771 households, and 528 families residing in the borough. The population density is 1,086.9/km² (2,830.8/mi²). There are 860 housing units at an average density of 454.9/km² (1,184.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough is 76.93% White, 16.50% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 3.36% from other races, and 2.82% from two or more races. 8.52% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 771 households out of which 34.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% are married couples living together, 16.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% are non-families. 25.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.66 and the average family size is 3.22.

In the borough the population is spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.6 males.

The median income for a household in the borough is $49,286, and the median income for a family is $58,721. Males have a median income of $41,346 versus $33,125 for females. The per capita income for the borough is $20,857. 9.7% of the population and 7.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 12.4% are under the age of 18 and 8.5% are 65 or older.