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Corbin City, New Jersey
City
City of Corbin City
Head-of-the-River Methodist Episcopal Church
Head-of-the-River Methodist Episcopal Church
Map of Corbin City in Atlantic County
Map of Corbin City in Atlantic County
Census Bureau map of Corbin City, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Corbin City, New Jersey
Corbin City, New Jersey is located in Atlantic County, New Jersey
Corbin City, New Jersey
Corbin City, New Jersey
Location in Atlantic County, New Jersey
Corbin City, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Corbin City, New Jersey
Corbin City, New Jersey
Location in New Jersey
Corbin City, New Jersey is located in the United States
Corbin City, New Jersey
Corbin City, New Jersey
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Atlantic
Incorporated March 11, 1922
Named for Austin Corbin
Government
 • Type City
 • Body City Council
Area
 • Total 8.97 sq mi (23.24 km2)
 • Land 7.70 sq mi (19.94 km2)
 • Water 1.28 sq mi (3.30 km2)  14.23%
Area rank 221st of 565 in state
12th of 23 in county
Elevation
0 ft (0 m)
Population
 • Total 492
 • Estimate 
(2019)
491
 • Rank 557th of 566 in state
23rd of 23 in county
 • Density 64.2/sq mi (24.8/km2)
 • Density rank 552nd of 566 in state
22nd of 23 in county
Time zone UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
08270
Area code(s) 609
FIPS code 3400115160
GNIS feature ID 0885192

Corbin City is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 492, reflecting an increase of 24 (+5.1%) from the 468 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 56 (+13.6%) from the 412 counted in the 1990 Census.

Corbin City was incorporated as a city by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 11, 1922, from portions of Weymouth Township. The borough was named for robber baron Austin Corbin.

History

The city has been one of several New Jersey municipalities that have considered consolidation. Corbin City announced it 2008 that it was investigating a prospective merger with neighboring Upper Township, across the county line in Cape May County, citing proximity and that Corbin City's children already attend Upper Township schools. There are no municipalities within New Jersey that have incorporated lands within multiple counties, and by 2010 Cape May County's Board of Chosen Freeholders objected to the plan, citing an analysis that the added costs of serving Corbin City would exceed revenues.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city had a total area of 8.940 square miles (23.156 km2), including 7.665 square miles (19.853 km2) of land and 1.275 square miles (3.303 km2) of water (14.26%).

Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the city include Buck Hill and Rock Point.

The city is one of 56 South Jersey municipalities that are included within the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve, a protected natural area of unique ecology covering 1,100,000 acres (450,000 ha), that has been classified as a United States Biosphere Reserve and established by Congress in 1978 as the nation's first National Reserve. All of the city is included either in the state-designated Pinelands area (which includes portions of Atlantic County, along with areas in Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Ocean counties) or in the Pinelands National Reserve.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 256
1940 220 −14.1%
1950 238 8.2%
1960 271 13.9%
1970 258 −4.8%
1980 254 −1.6%
1990 412 62.2%
2000 468 13.6%
2010 492 5.1%
2015 (est.) 492 0.0%
Population sources:
1930-2000 1930
1930-1990 2000 2010

Corbin City is the least-populous city in New Jersey. While there are municipalities with smaller populations, they are either boroughs, towns, townships or villages.

2010 Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 492 people, 185 households, and 130 families residing in the city. The population density was 64.2 per square mile (24.8/km2). There were 212 housing units at an average density of 27.7 per square mile (10.7/km2)*. The racial makeup of the city was 97.56% (480) White, 0.41% (2) Black or African American, 0.00% (0) Native American, 1.22% (6) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.61% (3) from other races, and 0.20% (1) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.46% (17) of the population.

There were 185 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the city, the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 29.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.1 years. For every 100 females there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 92.9 males.

2000 Census

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 468 people, 172 households, and 120 families residing in the city. The population density was 59.3 people per square mile (22.9/km2). There were 204 housing units at an average density of 25.9 per square mile (10.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.02% White, 2.78% African American, 0.85% Native American, 1.28% Asian, 0.64% from other races, and 0.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.99% of the population.

There were 172 households out of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $47,083, and the median income for a family was $56,000. Males had a median income of $35,938 versus $27,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,321. None of the families and 4.9% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 17.0% of those over 64.

Transportation

2018-09-15 10 14 51 View north along New Jersey State Route 50 and Atlantic County Route 557 just north of Atlantic County Route 648 (Head of River Road) in Corbin City, Atlantic County, New Jersey
Route 50 northbound through Corbin City

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the city had a total of 10.44 miles (16.80 km) of roadways, of which 3.52 miles (5.66 km) were maintained by the municipality, 4.55 miles (7.32 km) by Atlantic County and 2.37 miles (3.81 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Route 50 is the main road that passes through the city. The Garden State Parkway is accessible in neighboring Upper Township.

Public transportation

NJ Transit provide bus service in the city on the 315 route that runs between Cape May and Philadelphia.

Education

Corbin City is a non-operating school district. Students attend public school for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade in the Upper Township School District, as part of a sending/receiving relationship. As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of three schools, had an enrollment of 1,448 students and 131.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.1:1. Schools in the district (with 2018–19 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Upper Township Primary School with 492 students in grades PreK-2, Upper Township Elementary School with 481 students in grades 3-5 and Upper Township Middle School with 469 students in grades 6-8.

High school students in public school for ninth through twelfth grades attend Ocean City High School in Ocean City as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Ocean City School District, together with students from Longport, Ocean City, Sea Isle City and Upper Township. As of the 2018–19 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 1,245 students and 98.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.6:1.

City public school students are also eligible to attend the Atlantic County Institute of Technology in the Mays Landing section of Hamilton Township or the Charter-Tech High School for the Performing Arts, located in Somers Point.

See also

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