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    The Seal of Mount Laurel on a brick wall Incorporated: 1872
Area: 21.92 sq. miles
Population: 41,662
Population per square mile: 1,835
Households: 16,570
Residents under 18: 9,305
Residents over 64: 5,905
Median age: 38.9
Per capita income: $32,245
Median household income: $76,288
Median home value: $161,900
Residential land use: 69%
Commercial land use: 23%
Form of government: Township Council
Mount Laurel Township is strategically located in one of the fastest growing areas of the Greater Philadelphia Region. It is the fourth largest municipality in Burlington County, New Jersey with convenient access to major thoroughfares and public transportation to Philadelphia and New York City. Mount Laurel was named by Hannah Gillingham, a teacher in the Friends Meeting House School in the mid-1800's. She admired the laurel growing in profusion on the Mount outside the school and suggested the name Mount Laurel, which became official with the opening of the first post office on January 13,1849.