Delran Township is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 16,896, reflecting an increase of 1,360 (+8.8%) from the 15,536 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 2,358 (+17.9%) from the 13,178 counted in the 1990 Census.
Delran Township was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 12, 1880, from portions of Cinnaminson Township. Portions of the township were taken to create Riverside Township on February 20, 1895.
The township's name is a portmanteau of the names of the two waterways that have their confluence here: the Delaware River and Rancocas Creek.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 7.25 square miles (18.78 km2), including 6.63 square miles (17.17 km2) of land and 0.62 square miles (1.61 km2) of water (8.58%).
The township borders Cinnaminson Township, Delanco Township, Moorestown Township, Riverside Township and Willingboro Township in Burlington County; and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, across the Delaware River.
Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Bridgeboro, Cambridge, Chesterville, Fairview, Milltown and Riverside Park.
The 2010 United States Census counted 16,896 people, 6,148 households, and 4,636 families in the township. The population density was 2,563.4 inhabitants per square mile (989.7/km2). There were 6,442 housing units at an average density of 977.4 per square mile (377.4/km2). The racial makeup was 81.01% (13,688) White, 9.56% (1,616) Black or African American, 0.20% (33) Native American, 4.04% (683) Asian, 0.04% (7) Pacific Islander, 2.72% (459) from other races, and 2.43% (410) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.61% (779) of the population.
Of the 6,148 households, 36.1% had children under the age of 18; 59.5% were married couples living together; 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present and 24.6% were non-families. Of all households, 19.9% were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.18.
25.0% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.1 years.