Swedesboro is a borough within Gloucester County in the U.S. state of New Jersey, within the Philadelphia metropolitan area. As of the 2020 United States census, the borough's population was 2,711, its highest decennial count ever and an increase of 127 (+4.9%) from the 2,584 recorded at the 2010 census, which in turn had reflected an increase of 529 (+25.7%) from the 2,055 counted at the 2000 census. Swedesboro and surrounding Gloucester County constitute part of South Jersey.Swedesboro was formed as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 9, 1902, from portions of Woolwich Township. The borough was named for its early settlers from Sweden.Swedesboro has been recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA since 2000.HistoryOriginally populated by the Lenape Native Americans, Swedesboro was settled as part of New Sweden around 1650. The Swedes and Finns were fishermen,
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