Lindenwold is a borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 17,613, reflecting an increase of 199 (+1.1%) from the 17,414 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 1,320 (-7.0%) from the 18,734 counted in the 1990 Census.
The Borough of Lindenwold was created on April 23, 1929, from Clementon Township, one of seven municipalities created from the now-defunct township, and one of five new municipalities (including Hi-Nella Borough, Pine Hill Borough, Pine Valley Borough and Somerdale Borough) created on that same date. The borough's first official meeting was held on the following May 31 in the old Fire Hall at Linden Avenue and Berlin Road. The name "Lindenwold" (German for "linden woods") was suggested by Wilmer Bedford, a local resident who had been reading a German book that included the word. Bedford sought to have linden trees planted along the borough's streets, but local officials chose cheaper trees as an alternative.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 3.954 square miles (10.241 km2), including 3.892 square miles (10.081 km2) of land and 0.062 square miles (0.160 km2) of water (1.56%).
Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Kirkwood and Lucastown.
Lindenwold borders the Camden County municipalities of Berlin Borough, Berlin Township, Clementon Borough, Gibbsboro, Gloucester Township, Laurel Springs, Pine Hill, Somerdale, Stratford, and Voorhees Township.
The 2010 United States Census counted 17,613 people, 7,426 households, and 4,210.542 families in the borough. The population density was 4,525.1 per square mile (1,747.2/km2). There were 8,251 housing units at an average density of 2,119.8 per square mile (818.5/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 48.08% (8,469) White, 34.66% (6,104) Black or African American, 0.44% (78) Native American, 2.80% (493) Asian, 0.02% (4) Pacific Islander, 10.34% (1,822) from other races, and 3.65% (643) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.85% (3,673) of the population.
The 7,426 households accounted 26.5% with children under the age of 18 living with them; 30.9% were married couples living together; 18.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.3% were non-families. Of all households, 33.8% were made up of individuals, and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.