Kenton (New Jersey)
Kenton (Camden) is a county magistrate in Condon County, New Jersey, USA. According to the 2010 census, the town had a population of 77,344, a decline of 2,560 people, or 3.2%, compared to 2000. In 2000, the population also fell by 7,588 people, or 8.7%, compared to 1990. Kenton was the 12th most populous town in New Jersey in 2010.
|The motto: "In my dreams, I see a city that is invincible."|
Kenton's position in new jersey
|Establishment of municipal agencies||February 13, 1828|
|· Type||Governing Council|
|· mayor||Dana Reid (mandate expires on December 31, 2013)|
|· administrator||Christine J. Tucker|
|· secretary||Luis Pastolisa|
|· Total||10.341 Square Mile (26.784) square kilometers)|
|· land||8.921 Square Mile (23.106) square kilometers)|
|· water||1.420 Square Mile (3.677) square kilometers) 13.73%|
|area ranking||208th of 566 cities and towns in Zhouzhong|
7th out of 37 towns in the county
|altitude||16 Feet (5) meters)|
|· Total||77,344 people|
|· Estimates (2012)||77,250|
|· rank||12th out of 566 towns in Zhouzhong|
1st out of 37 towns in the county
|· density||8,669.6 person/sq mi (3,347.4 person/sq km)|
|· density ranking||42nd out of 566 towns in Zhouzhong|
2nd out of 37 towns in the county
|time zone||North American Eastern Time Zone (UTC-5)|
|· Xia Shi||North American Eastern Time Zone (UTC-4)|
|Phone area code||856|
Kenton was founded on February 13, 1828, and includes some of the towns of Newton, which no longer exist today. On March 13, 1844, Kenton became the city of Condon County. This place belonged to Gloucester County. On March 13, 1844, Kenton became part of the new Kenton County.
On October 29, 2012, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation announced that Kenton was the most violent city in the United States with a population of more than 50,000. In 2008, the violent crime rate in Kenton was 2,333:100,000, while the average violent crime rate in the United States was only 455:100,000.
In 1626, the Dutch West India Company built Nassau Fort, the first time a European has attempted to settle in Kenton today. The earliest Europeans were concentrated on both sides of the Delaware River. The Netherlands and Sweden compete here for control of local trade. In the 17th century, Europeans continued to pour in, continuing to develop the place. Especially the Quaker colony of Philadelphia, established in 1682, has grown rapidly. Philadelphia soon attracted trade between Jersey and Kenton. Many ferries have been built to enable Jersey's people to cross the river for trade.
Kenton was a secondary economic and transport center in the Philadelphia area for more than 150 years. But in the early 19th century, the role began to change. One of the earliest American railroads was built here. The rail link allows travelers between New York and Philadelphia to connect to the Kenton and South Amboyi ferry stations. Kenton's station is on the Delaware River, where passengers get off and cross the river. The completion of the railway has given a huge boost to Kenton's population and economic development.
Kenton grew from a ferry town on the Philadelphia border to a city, with industrial and residential developments. Kenton grew rapidly when demand for industrial goods was high, and was hit during the recession.
Like many US cities, industrial production declined in Kensington in the 20th century, and many residents moved away. The three biggest economic pillars of Kenton are government, education and health institutions. But most of the workers live in the nearby suburbs and work in Kenton. The waterfront and some areas directly connected to Philadelphia have recovered.
Kenton was the headquarters of Victory Phonograph from 1901 to 1929. That was followed by RCA Records headquarters. RCA Records was the world's largest maker of phonograph and vinyl records for two-thirds of the 20th century. He has the earliest recording studio in America. Enrico Caruso and others have recorded the music here. GE bought RCA in 1986.
In 1992, the government of New Jersey agreed to GE not to close its Kenton plant. For this reason, the New Jersey government will build a high-tech factory on the site of the original Campbell's Soup Company and swap it with GE for the existing factory building. This new high-tech building was later sold to Martin Marietta. Martin Marietta merged with Lockheed in 1994. In 1997, Lockheed Martin sold Kenton's factory to the new L-3 Communications Integrated Systems Corporation.
The windows of the famous Nipper tower are marked with the trademark RCA's famous "The Voice of His Master." The building was renovated into a luxury dormitory. Building 8 will be converted into luxury apartments. Both projects were carried out by a Philadelphia construction company. The company specializes in converting industrial buildings into luxury civilian buildings. Building number two, it's the Kenton City Bureau of Education.
New York Shipbuilding was headquartered in Kenton from 1899 to 1967. At its peak, in World War II, it was the world's largest and most productive shipbuilder. The famous ships that went down at the plant include the Indianapolis cruiser and the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk, which had a bad fortune. In 1962, the world's first civilian nuclear-powered ship, the Shawana, was launched in Kenton. In World War I, the federal government built a European-style garden downtown for workers at New York Shipbuilding, the Fairview Village.
At the peak of Kenton, RCA had about 10,000 workers, while New York Shipbuilding had about 40,000. Twenty-three of the 25 factories in RCA are in Kenton. Campbell's soup is also a big employer. In 1969, Kenton lost employment and population for 25 years because of urban decline, highway construction and ethnic tensions.
In his book Capital Flows, Jefferson Cowie described Rickenton as a "bastion of the Republican Party" in the 1920's, and as the industrial slump, the Republican Party's power declined in Kenton.
Kenton is on the Delaware River, and Atlantic ships can travel all the way to Kenton's port. The port is mainly handling bulk and bulk goods. There are two docks at the port. Handling hundreds of international and domestic vessels each year.
Kenton is the third most dangerous city in the United States in 2002, according to the FBI, and the most dangerous cities in the United States in 2004 and 2005. The "most dangerous cities" are measured by statistics on six crimes: murder, rape, robbery, serious injury, night theft and car theft.
Commenting on the 2003 statistics, Ali Sloan-El, a member of the city council, said Kenton's high crime rate was due to the high poverty rate in the cities. According to US demographics, one-third of the city's population lives below the poverty line.
In 2005, the number of homicides in Kenton City dropped sharply to 34, 15 fewer than in 2004. Still, Kenton's homicide rate is higher than the US average. In 2006, the number of homicides rose to 40. But the number of murders in small cities, in particular, can fluctuate a lot between years. So even though Kenton's 2005 data remains one of the most dangerous cities in the US.
Former mayor Milton Milan's connections to the underworld are notorious. On June 15, 2001, Milan was sentenced to seven years' imprisonment for 15 corruption offenses, including accepting $65,000 from a drug dealer.
In 2004, Morgan Queenot ranked Kenton "the most dangerous city in America" among 354 ranked cities, and it was third a year ago. In 2005, it was ranked as the most dangerous of the 369 ranked cities. Detroit and St. Louis ranked second and third respectively. Kenton was fifth out of 371 cities in 2006.
There's a state prison in Kenton.
Kenton has been a Democratic stronghold in history. But the turnout was very low, with only 19% of voters voting in the 2005 election.
Kenton used the form of government of the Council of Mayors from July 1, 1961. The council is composed of seven members, all of whom are elected. In 1994, the city government was reformed to suit the change in citizens' demands. The city is divided into four constituencies, each of which elects a member of the Parliament. The 1995 election was changed from a Party election to a non-Party election.
The current mayor of Kenton is Gwendolyn Faison, a member of the coalition against illegal gun-owning mayors. It is a Republican and Democratic group that aims to "ban illegal guns on the streets and make public places safer".
Federal, State and County Representatives
Kenton is in the first House district and the fifth New Jersey district.
Kenton's coordinates are(39.936787,-75.106644). According to the 2000 census, the city is 10.341 square miles (26.78 square kilometers), of which 8.921 square miles (23.11 square kilometers) are land and 1.420 square miles (3.68 square kilometers) are water, accounting for 15.03% of the total area.
The towns around Kenton are Corinthwood, Gloucester, Hayton, Pinsaken and Woodlynne.
The first planned residential area in the United States is in Kenton. It was designed by the Garden City movement that was popular in England at the time.
|Historical data source:|
According to the 2000 census, Kenton had 79,904 inhabitants, divided into 24,177 households and 17,431 households. The population density of the municipality is 3,497.9 inhabitants per km2.
Of these, 53.35% were African Americans, 16.85% were white, 2.45% were Asian americans, 0.54% were Native Americans, 0.07% were Pacific Natives and 22.83% were others. 3.92% are mixed. Spanish or other Latin Americans accounted for 38.82%, foreigners 8.9% and non-Hispanic whites 7.1%.
Of the 24,177 households in the city, 42.2% are minors under the age of 18, 26.1% are married couples, 37.7% are single women with children, 27.9% are not family, 22.5% are single men and 7.8% are elderly people over 65 years of age. 3.12 persons per household and 3.62 persons per household.
The urban population structure was 34.6% under 18 years of age, 12.0% between 18 and 24 years of age, 29.5% between 25 and 44 years of age, 16.3% between 45 and 64 years of age and 7.6% over 65 years of age. The average age is 27 years. The gender ratio of women to men is 100:94.3, and that of adults is 100:90.0.
35.5% of the population and 32.8% of the population live below the poverty line, including 45.5% of minors and 23.8% of the elderly.
According to the US Census Bureau's 2006 data, 44% of the population lives in poverty, the country's highest-rate city. The average income per household is just $18,007, the lowest of 65,000-plus American cities. So Kenton is the poorest city in America.
In 2000, 28.85% of the residents described themselves as Puerto Ricans, the third most Puerto Rican city in the United States, behind Holyoke and Hartford.
New Jersey Public Transit's Walter Rand Shipping Center is located at the intersection of Martin Luther King Street and Broadway. It is not only a hub for the New Jersey transport system and the Greyhound bus, but also a light rail station.
Port Services Light Rail Transport provides targeted connections to the eastern suburbs of Kenton County, Philadelphia.
The light rail system at the Walter Rand Shipping Center has rail links to the north of Kenton.
The New Jersey Transportation System buses lead to Philadelphia and Atlantic City.
Interstate 676 through Kenton.
One of Kenton's favorites is its Delaware River. The four most important attractions here are the New Jersey battleship, the Bank Center of Shask Hana, the Kenpbel Baseball Stadium and the Adventure Aquarium.
The Adventure Aquarium was opened in 1992 as the New Jersey Aquarium and was reopened and renamed after a major renovation in 2005. The aquarium was one of Mr. Kenton's central projects, which were originally intended to revive his central plan.
The Bank Center of Shaskjana is an open-air music venue with 25,000 seats opened in 1995.
The Kenpbel Stadium opened in 2001 and is home to the Kenton River Sharks and the University of Rutgers Kenton Baseball Team, members of the Little League.
The New Jersey battleship was a US Navy vessel that had been in operation from 1943 to 1991 and had fought World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. In 2001 it was opened as a museum.
There are many other parks, museums, art museums and so on along the river.
The New Jersey Transportation System has two light rails to the riverfront.
urban enterprise district
Some parts of Kenton are defined as urban business districts. In-area stores are exempt from 3.5% VAT, except for the benefits of promoting employment.
Kenton has been trying to reinvent itself for decades. New plans emerged in the early 2000s. The company plans a small redevelopment around its headquarters, including expanding its headquarters. Some buildings are intended to be converted into apartments and commercial housing.
The Kenton Public School Organization is in the Kenton City Public School System.
The Catholic Kenton Province has five primary schools in Kenton.
Rutgers and Rowan have campuses in Kenton, both public schools. And one of the three campuses of Kenton County High School is downtown.
Cooper University Hospital, famous for physical trauma, is in Kenton.
Kenton has a baseball team from the Little League of American Professional Baseball, the Kenton River Sharks.
Here are some celebrities:
- Donovan Darius (1975—) rugby players
- Rachel Dawson (1985—) field hockey players
- Andrea Dworkin (1946-2005), writer, feminist activist
- Turk McBride (1985—) rugby players
- Sportspeople from Buddy Rogers (1921-1992)
- Actor Tasha Smith (1971—)
- Da Juan Wagner (1983—) basketball players
- Walter Whitman (1819 — 1892), poet, journalist
- Phil Zimmermann (1954—) Informatics
|Related multimedia resources in Wikimedia Commons: Kenton (New Jersey)|
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- City Official Website
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