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The 2000 Census showed that Gloucester County had a population of 254,673 people. This represented 3.03% of the total population of New Jersey, making it the state's 14th most populous county (out of 21 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Gloucester had a population of 289,920 people. This is an increase of 13.84% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010288,288+13.2%-0.56% since 2009
2009289,920+13.84%+0.61% since 2008
2008288,168+13.15%+0.74% since 2007
2007286,056+12.32%+1.46% since 2006
2006281,936+10.71%+1.9% since 2005
2005276,680+8.64%+1.34% since 2004
2004273,020+7.2%+1.78% since 2003
2003268,257+5.33%+1.8% since 2002
2002263,518+3.47%+1.72% since 2001
2001259,050+1.72%+1.72% since 2000
2000254,673The Last Census

Gloucester County had 95,054 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Gloucester County has a total area<3> of 336.9 square miles [872 km²]. Of this total, 324.7 square miles [841 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (3.62%) being water (12.2 square miles [31.6 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Gloucester County had a population density of 784 people per square mile [302.8 people/km²], making it the state's 13th most densely populated county (out of 21 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Gloucester County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Gloucester and the state of New Jersey.

Click here for the Gloucester County QuickFact (QF-34015).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Gloucester County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
New Castle (DE)QF-10003   W534,634500,2656.87%
AtlanticQF-34001   SE271,712252,5527.59%
CamdenQF-34007   NE517,879508,9321.76%
CumberlandQF-34011   S157,745146,4387.72%
SalemQF-34033   SW66,34264,2853.2%
Delaware (PA)QF-42045   NW558,028550,8641.3%
Philadelphia (PA)QF-42101   N1,547,2971,517,5501.96%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Gloucester. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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