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Clementon

Borough of Clementon

  •   State: 
    New Jersey
      County: 
    Camden County
      City: 
    Clementon
      County FIPS: 
    34007
      Coordinates: 
    39°48′10″N 74°59′02″W
      Area total: 
    1.95 sq mi (5.05 km²)
      Area land: 
    1.89 sq mi (4.90 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.06 sq mi (0.15 km²)
      Elevation: 
    72 ft (22 m)
      Established: 
    Incorporated March 17, 1925
  •   Latitude: 
    39,8074
      Longitude: 
    -75,001
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    08021
      GMAP: 

    Clementon, Camden County, New Jersey, United States

  •   Population: 
    5,338
      Population density: 
    2,819.9 residents per square mile of area (1,088.8/km²)
      Household income: 
    $52,326
      Households: 
    1,922
      Unemployment rate: 
    10.60%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    7.00%
      Income taxes: 
    8.97%

As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 5,000, reflecting an increase of 14 (+0.3%) from the 4,986 counted in the 2000 Census. The borough had the 27th-highest property tax rate in New Jersey, with an equalized rate of 4.179% in 2020, compared to 3.470% in the county as a whole and a statewide average of 2.279%. The borough is located on Clementon Lake, which is the site of the Clementon Amusement Park. The Jack Rabbit, a wooden roller coaster constructed in 1919 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, was one of the oldest remaining coasters in the country when it was taken out of service in 2002 and ultimately demolished in 2007. The Borough of Clementon was created on February 13, 1925, from Clementon Township, one of nine municipalities created from the now-defunct township, based on the results of a referendum held on March 17, 1925. Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the borough include Brownsville and Gordon Lake, and Pine Valley, as well as Berlin Borough, Lindenwold, Pine Hill and Pines Valley. The U.S. Census Bureau's 2006 Community Survey showed that the borough had a total area of 1.95 square miles (5.05 km²), including 1.89 sq miles (4.90 km²) of land and 0.06 sq km² of water (2.15 km²).

History

Clementon is the primary city name, but also Laurel Spgs, Laurel Springs, Lindenwold, Pine Hill, Pine Valley are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Borough of Clementon. Around 1800, Jonathon Haines built a glass factory in what is now Clementon. Large amounts of dirt, gravel and marl from the large hill the glass works were situated on were removed for use at a planned new post office in 1961. The Borough of Clementon was created on February 13, 1925, from Clementon Township. It was one of nine municipalities created from the now-defunct township, based on the results of a referendum held on March 17, 1925. The borough was named after Clementon, a town in Gloucester County, New Jersey, where the glass factory was located. The town was once known as Clementon village, after the small settlement around the plant. It is one of the oldest towns in the state, along with Haddonfield and Millville. It has a population of around 2,000 people, making it the third largest town in New Jersey. It also has the fourth largest population in the U.S., after Millville and Camden. The city is home to the New Jersey Museum of Art, which was founded in 1851. The museum is located on the site of the former Gloucester Glass Works, which opened in 1811. In 1811, Samuel Clement purchased the works and named them the Gloucester glass works. He later repurchased the works from Clement, and the name was changed to the Clementon Glass Works. The township was formed in 1925, and was named Clementon in honor of the town's founder.

Geography

The borough is located on Clementon Lake, which is the site of the Clementon Amusement Park. The amusement park was home to the Jack Rabbit, a wooden roller coaster constructed in 1919 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company. It was one of the oldest remaining coasters in the country when it was taken out of service in 2002 and ultimately demolished in 2007. Rowands Pond Wildlife Management Area, covering 12.98 acres (5.25 ha), is located in Clementon.Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the borough include Brownsville and Gordon Lake. The borough borders Berlin Borough, Lindenwold, Pine Hill and Pine Valley. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the borough had a total area of 1.95 square miles (5.05 km²), including 1.89 squaremile (4.90 km²) of land and 0.06 square miles of water (2.97%). The borough has a population of 1,816. The population of Clementon was 1,788 at the 2010 U.N. Census. It is the only borough in New Jersey that does not have a city of its own, with the exception of the city of Trenton, which has a borough of the same name, as well as the boroughs of Berlin and Linden wold. It also has a city park, Clementon Park, which was built in the early 1900s and is home to a number of historic buildings.

Demographics

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 4,986 people, 1,978 households, and 1,246 families residing in the borough. The median household income was $40,185 (with a margin of error of +/ $4,676) and the median family Income was $57,184 (+/ $7,155) In the borough the population was spread out, with 24.7% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The racial makeup of the borough was 82.23% White, 11.57% African American, 0.22% Native American,0.92% Asian, 0,18% Pacific Islander, 2.35% from other races, and 2.53% from two or more races. 4.13% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.10. The borough had a population of 5,000 as of the 2010 U.S. census. The population density was 2,612.0 per square mile (1,008.5/km²). There were 2,235 housing units at an average density of 1,167.6 per squaremile (450.8/km 2) The median income for a household was $42,207, and the per capita income for the family was $50,961.

Economy

Clementon is home to Giambri's Quality Sweets, a long-established candy and chocolate maker. The company was founded in South Philadelphia in 1942 and moved to New Jersey in the early 1970s. It is one of the largest confectioners in the United States, with a turnover of more than $1 billion a year, according to the company's website. It also makes chocolates and other confections for other companies, including Hershey's, Brach's and Cadbury's, as well as its own line of chocolatiers and confectionery.

Government

Clementon is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government, which is used in 218 municipalities (of the 564) statewide. The governing body is comprised of a Mayor and a Borough Council, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2027) and Bob Menendez (Harrison, term end 2025) Camden County is governed by a Board of County Commissioners comprised of seven members chosen at- Large in partisan elections for three-year terms on a staggered basis by the residents of the county. As of 2022, the Mayor of the Borough of Clementon is Democrat Thomas J. Weaver, whose term of office ends December 31, 2023. For the 117th United States Congress, New Jersey's First Congressional District is represented by Donald Norcross (D, Camden). For the 2022-2023 session, the 4th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature isrepresented in the State Senate by Fred H. Madden (D), and in the General Assembly by Paul D. Moriarty (D) and Gabriela Mosquera (D). As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 2,945 registered voters in Clementon, of which 1,36% were registered as Democrats, 407 (13%) as Republicans and 1,472 (500%) as Unaffiliated. In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 67% of the vote (1,316 votes) ahead of Republican Mitt Romney with 31% (2,607 votes).

Education

The Clementon School District serves public school students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade at Clementon Elementary School. As of the 2017-2018 school year, the district, comprised of one school, had an enrollment of 438 students and 49.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a studentteacher ratio of 8.9:1. Public schoolStudents in ninth through twelfth grades attend Overbrook High School in Pine Hill as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Pine Hill Schools. The high school also serves the community of Berlin Township aspart of a Sending/Receiving Relationship with Pine Hill schools. The district's high school had anrollment of 652 students and 64.0 classroom teachers as of the 2013-14 school year. It had a student-to-teacher ratios of 10.2:1 and 8.8:1, for a total of 494 students and 438 teachers in the high school and district, respectively, for the 2017-2014 school year and 492 students in the elementary and elementary school. The school district has a history of sending and receiving students and students from other schools in the area. It also has a tradition of sending students to college and the University of New Jersey. It has been named after Clementon, a town in New Jersey that was founded in the 18th century. It is one of the oldest school districts in the U.S. and one of only a handful of towns in the state with more than one school.

Transportation

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 23.91 miles (38.48 km) of roadways. U.S. Route 30 is the main highway serving Clementon.NJ Transit bus service is provided on the 403 route between Turnersville and Camden, as well as between the Lindenwold station and Atlantic City on the 554 route. The borough has a population of 2,816. The mayor of Clementon is John R. O'Neill, who was elected to a second term in 2010. The council has a vote on the mayor's re-election, which is expected to be held in November 2014. The current mayor is John J. R'Neill; the last mayor to serve a third term was John R'Neal, who served a fourth term in 1998. The town has a total population of 3,822. The city has a little more than 1,000 residents, and the majority of them live in the central part of the borough. The population is predominantly white, with a minority of African-American and Hispanic residents. The majority of the population lives in the borough's central area, with the exception of a few black residents who live in neighboring Camden County. It is the only borough in New Jersey that does not have a large percentage of its population living in the city of Camden. It also has a small percentage of residents living outside of the city, with most of its residents living in southern and central parts of the town. It has one of the lowest crime rates in the state.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Clementon, Camden County, New Jersey = 9.5. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 10. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Clementon = 3.9 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 5,338 individuals with a median age of 37.4 age the population dropped by -2.59% in Clementon, Camden County, New Jersey population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,819.9 residents per square mile of area (1,088.8/km²). There are average 2.52 people per household in the 1,922 households with an average household income of $52,326 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 10.60% of the available work force and has dropped -5.58% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 18.24%. The number of physicians in Clementon per 100,000 population = 327.6.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Clementon = 44.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 23.5 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 89. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 207. 87 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 23.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 43, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Clementon, Camden County, New Jersey which are owned by the occupant = 59.60%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 51 years with median home cost = $153,350 and home appreciation of -2.87%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $29.76 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $7,681 per student. There are 12.2 students for each teacher in the school. 5596.73% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 8.39% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 2.61% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Clementon's population in Camden County, New Jersey of 2,605 residents in 1930 has increased 2,05-fold to 5,338 residents after 90 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.29% female residents and 48.71% male residents live in Clementon, Camden County, New Jersey.

    As of 2020 in Clementon, Camden County, New Jersey are married and the remaining 53.14% are single population.

  • 33 minutes is the average time that residents in Clementon require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    69.04% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 15.67% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 12.01% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.58% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Clementon, Camden County, New Jersey, 59.60% are owner-occupied homes, another 30.06% are rented apartments, and the remaining 10.34% are vacant.

  • The 52.81% of the population in Clementon, Camden County, New Jersey who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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