Who is Harrison Township

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Harrison Township, New Jersey is located in the central portion of Gloucester County, approximately 25 miles south of Camden, New Jersey. Harrison Township is bordered by the municipalities of East Greenwich Township, Mantua Township, the Borough of Glassboro, Elk Township, South Harrison Township, and Woolwich Township.

Exit 2 of the New Jersey Turnpike is located just outside the northwest corner of the Township and provides for easy access to both metropolitan Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Wilmington, Delaware. New Jersey State Highway Route 55, which has two interchanges along the eastern side of the Township provides limited access highway connections to Deptford, New Jersey to the north and to Vineland, New Jersey to the south.

US Route 322 crosses the Township from west to east connecting not only with NJ Route 55 and the New Jersey Turnpike, but also with I-295 which runs parallel to the Turnpike, and with the Commodore Barry Bridge which crosses the Delaware River and provides access to I-95.

These major highways form the principal elements of the circulation system in Gloucester County and are important links between Harrison and surrounding communities.

  • Area: 19.84 square miles
  • Population: 12,417 – (2010)
  • Median family Income: $110,417 (2010)
  • Median Housing Value: $347,400 (2010)

Harrison Township operates under the ‘township’ form of municipal government (NJSA:40A:63-1 et. seq.),  the oldest form of municipal government in New Jersey.   The township committee is comprised of five members elected at-large through partisan elections.  Members of township committee serve staggered three-year terms.  The township committee reorganizes annually during the first week of January, during which the mayor is elected amongst members of township committee to serve a term of one year.