Quinton Township is a township in Salem County, in the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 2,666, reflecting a decline of 120 (-4.3%) from the 2,786 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 275 (+11.0%) from the 2,511 counted in the 1990 Census.
Quinton was formally incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 18, 1873, from portions of Upper Alloways Creek Township (now Alloway Township). The township's name is said to derive from the name of an early settler, with both Tobias Quinton and Edward Quinton mentioned as possible namesakes. In March 1778, during the American Revolutionary War, a minor battle was fought between British forces and local militia at Quinton's Bridge.
It is a dry township, where alcohol cannot be sold.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 24.27 square miles (62.87 km2), including 23.79 square miles (61.62 km2) of land and 0.48 square miles (1.25 km2) of water (1.98%).
Quinton CDP (with a 2010 Census population of 588) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Quinton Township.
Unincorporated communities located partially or completely within the township Berrys Chapel, Harmony, Mickles Mill, Pecks Corner, Woodmere and Woods Upper Mill.
The township borders the municipalities of Alloway Township, Lower Alloways Creek Township, Mannington Township and Salem in Salem County; and Stow Creek Township in Cumberland County.
The 2010 United States census counted 2,666 people, 1,036 households, and 756 families in the township. The population density was 110.7 per square mile (42.7/km2). There were 1,099 housing units at an average density of 45.6 per square mile (17.6/km2). The racial makeup was 81.58% (2,175) White, 12.90% (344) Black or African American, 0.56% (15) Native American, 0.38% (10) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 1.20% (32) from other races, and 3.38% (90) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.01% (107) of the population.
Of the 1,036 households, 28.8% had children under the age of 18; 53.6% were married couples living together; 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present and 27.0% were non-families. Of all households, 21.1% were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.98.
23.6% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 29.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older.