Voorhees Township is a township in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 29,131, reflecting an increase of 1,005 (+3.6%) from the 28,126 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 3,567 (+14.5%) from the 24,559 counted in the 1990 Census. Voorhees is a New Jersey suburb in the Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan Area.
Voorhees Township was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 1, 1899, from portions of Waterford Township. Portions of the township were taken on March 8, 1924, to form Gibbsboro.
The township is named for Foster McGowan Voorhees, the Governor of New Jersey who authorized its creation.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 11.64 square miles (30.15 km2), including 11.47 square miles (29.71 km2) of land and 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2) of water (1.44%).
Echelon (with a 2010 population of 10,743) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in the western part of the township between Cherry Hill and Gibbsboro.
Other unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Ashland, Brighton Heights, Glendale, Kirkwood, Kresson and Osage.
Voorhees borders the municipalities of Berlin Township, Cherry Hill, Gibbsboro, Lawnside, Lindenwold and Somerdale in Camden County; and Evesham Township to the east in Burlington County.
Voorhees has a Humid Continental/Humid Subtropical transition climate according to (Köppen Classification) with mild to very cold winters and hot, humid summers. Temperatures have ranged from 104 °F to -7 °F.
The 2010 United States Census counted 29,131 people, 11,470 households, and 7,433 families in the township. The population density was 2,534.9 inhabitants per square mile (978.7/km2). There were 12,260 housing units at an average density of 1,066.8 per square mile (411.9/km2). The racial makeup was 71.77% (20,908) White, 8.70% (2,534) Black or African American, 0.15% (44) Native American, 16.13% (4,700) Asian, 0.04% (11) Pacific Islander, 0.84% (246) from other races, and 2.36% (688) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.43% (998) of the population.
Of the 11,470 households, 30.0% had children under the age of 18; 53.8% were married couples living together; 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present and 35.2% were non-families.