Beverly is a city in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 2,577, reflecting a decline of 84 (−3.2%) from the 2,661 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 312 (−10.5%) from the 2,973 counted in the 1990 Census.
Beverly was originally incorporated as a borough on March 5, 1850, within Willingboro Township. Beverly was incorporated as a city by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 13, 1857, replacing Beverly borough, based on the results of a referendum held that day. Beverly Township, formed in 1859, co-existed alongside Beverly City and was renamed as Delanco Township in 1926. The borough was named for Beverley, England.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city had a total area of 0.76 square miles (1.96 km2), including 0.54 square miles (1.40 km2) of land and 0.21 square miles (0.56 km2) of water (28.16%).
Beverly borders Delanco Township and Edgewater Park in Burlington County; and Bensalem Township across the Delaware River in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
The 2010 United States Census counted 2,577 people, 1,002 households, and 671.340 families in the city. The population density was 4,645.4 inhabitants per square mile (1,793.6/km2). There were 1,086 housing units at an average density of 1,957.7 per square mile (755.9/km2). The racial makeup was 61.66% (1,589) White, 29.88% (770) Black or African American, 0.16% (4) Native American, 0.78% (20) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 2.68% (69) from other races, and 4.85% (125) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.16% (236) of the population.
Of the 1,002 households, 28.4% had children under the age of 18; 38.3% were married couples living together; 23.3% had a female householder with no husband present and 33.0% were non-families. Of all households, 26.4% were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.