5th Legislative District (New Jersey)
New Jersey's 5th Legislative District is one of 40 in the New Jersey Legislature. As of the 2011 apportionment, the district covers the Camden County municipalities of Audubon, Audubon Park, Barrington, Bellmawr, Brooklawn, Camden, Gloucester City, Haddon Heights, Lawnside, Magnolia, Mount Ephraim, Runnemede and Woodlynne; and the Gloucester County municipalities of Deptford Township, Harrison Township, Mantua Township, Wenonah, Westville and Woodbury.
As of the 2010 United States Census, the district had a population of 210,162, of whom 156,827 (74.6%) were of voting age. The racial makeup of the district was 120,979 (57.6%) White, 51,652 (24.6%) African American, 876 (0.4%) Native American, 5,896 (2.8%) Asian, 113 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 24,769 (11.8%) from some other race, and 5,877 (92.8%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 45,619 (21.7%) of the population. The district had 146,755 registered voters as of November 2013, of whom 70,821 (48.3%) were registered as Unaffiliated, 58,381 (39.8%) were registered as Democrats, 17,448 (11.9%) were registered as Republicans and 105 (0.1%) were registered to other parties.
The 2011 apportionment added Audubon Park (from the 6th District) and Harrison Township, Mantua Township and Wenonah (all from the 3rd District). Municipalities that had been in the 4th District as part of the 2001 apportionment that were shifted out of the district as of 2011 are Woodbury Heights (to the 3rd District), and Hi-Nella, Somerdale and Stratford (all to the 6th District).
For the 2014-2015 Session, the district is represented in the State Senate by Nilsa Cruz-Perez (D, Camden) and in the General Assembly by Angel Fuentes (D, Camden) and Gilbert "Whip" Wilson (D, Camden).
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