Population Analysis

As shown below, the township experienced rapid growth during the 1960-1970 era, growing by almost a third, from 21,697 to 28,782. From 1970 to 1980, the population decreased slightly, from 28,782 to 27,676 (or -3.8%), reflecting a more moderating trend as the community reached a greater degree of maturity. This is true even though residential building permits have remained relatively steady -an anomaly that can be explained by a decline in the average family size.

The township's population increased modestly from 1980-1990 (27,676 to 28,703, or 3.7 %), and grew by 7.6% over the last 10 years to 30,878 in 2000.
Year
Population
Percentage of Change
1960
21,697
NA
1970
28,782
32.7% increase from 1960
1980
27,676
3.8% decrease from 1970
1990
28,703
3.7% increase from 1980
2000
30,878
7.6 % increase from 1990