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1.0%), among the 7,680 ballots cast by the township's 11,433 registered voters, for a turnout of 67.2% (vs. In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 4,904 votes here (61.7% vs.58.4% countywide), ahead of Republican John Mc Cain with 2,844 votes (35.8% vs.The population density was 4,959.4 people per square mile (1,913.4/km²).There were 9,009 housing units at an average density of 2,341.8 per square mile (903.5/km²).The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.94. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 93.2 males.In the township, the population was spread out with 18.4% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was ,730 (with a margin of error of /- ,897) and the median family income was ,014 ( /- ,613).
Chester was incorporated as one of New Jersey's initial 104 townships by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798.
There were 8,525 households out of which 22.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.9% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.4% were non-families.
36.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.
About 3.8% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.
Maple Shade Township operates within the Faulkner Act (formally known as the Optional Municipal Charter Law) under the Council-Manager (Plan E) form of municipal government, implemented based on the recommendations of a Charter Study Commission as of January 1, 1975.