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Estell Manor, New Jersey
City
City of Estell Manor
Head of the River Church
Head of the River Church
Motto(s): 
"Small City Charm in the Pines"
Map of Estell Manor in Atlantic County. Inset: Location of Atlantic County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Estell Manor in Atlantic County. Inset: Location of Atlantic County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Estell Manor, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Estell Manor, New Jersey
Estell Manor, New Jersey is located in Atlantic County, New Jersey
Estell Manor, New Jersey
Estell Manor, New Jersey
Location in Atlantic County, New Jersey
Estell Manor, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Estell Manor, New Jersey
Estell Manor, New Jersey
Location in New Jersey
Estell Manor, New Jersey is located in the United States
Estell Manor, New Jersey
Estell Manor, New Jersey
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Atlantic
Incorporated March 14, 1925
Government
 • Type Faulkner Act (Small Municipality)
 • Body City Council
Area
 • Total 55.18 sq mi (142.93 km2)
 • Land 53.39 sq mi (138.27 km2)
 • Water 1.80 sq mi (4.65 km2)  3.26%
Area rank 27th of 565 in state
5th of 23 in county
Elevation
39 ft (12 m)
Population
 • Total 1,735
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,729
 • Rank 503rd of 566 in state
20th of 23 in county
 • Density 32.5/sq mi (12.5/km2)
 • Density rank 560th of 566 in state
23rd of 23 in county
Time zone UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
08319
Area code(s) 609
FIPS code 3400121870
GNIS feature ID 0885212

Estell Manor is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 1,735, reflecting an increase of 150 (+9.5%) from the 1,585 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 181 (+12.9%) from the 1,404 counted in the 1990 Census.

Estell Manor was incorporated as a city by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 14, 1925, from portions of Weymouth Township.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city had a total area of 55.099 square miles (142.704 km2), including 53.321 square miles (138.100 km2) of land and 1.778 square miles (4.604 km2) of water (3.23%).

Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the city include Estellville, Gibsons Landing, Head of River, Hunters Mill, Oakville, Old Etna Furnace, Russia, Steelmans Landing, Walkers Forge and Warners Mill.

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 423
1940 406 −4.0%
1950 381 −6.2%
1960 496 30.2%
1970 539 8.7%
1980 848 57.3%
1990 1,404 65.6%
2000 1,585 12.9%
2010 1,735 9.5%
2015 (est.) 1,731 −0.2%
Population sources:
1930-2000 1930
1930-1990 2000 2010

2010 Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,735 people, 619 households, and 488 families residing in the city. The population density was 32.5 per square mile (12.5/km2). There were 673 housing units at an average density of 12.6 per square mile (4.9/km2)*. The racial makeup of the city was 96.48% (1,674) White, 0.92% (16) Black or African American, 0.12% (2) Native American, 1.61% (28) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.17% (3) from other races, and 0.69% (12) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.04% (18) of the population.

There were 619 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.1% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.2% were non-families. 16.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the city, the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 35.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.4 years. For every 100 females there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 99.8 males.

2000 Census

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 1,585 people, 528 households, and 432 families residing in the city. The population density was 29.6 people per square mile (11.4/km2). There were 546 housing units at an average density of 10.2 per square mile (3.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.20% White, 3.60% African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.95% of the population.

There were 528 households out of which 41.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.0% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.0% were non-families. 13.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 101.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $54,653, and the median income for a family was $56,548. Males had a median income of $42,305 versus $29,219 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,469. About 4.9% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

2018-09-15 11 51 45 View north along New Jersey State Route 50 (Broad Street) just north of Atlantic County Route 557 (Buena-Tuckahoe Road) in Estell Manor, Atlantic County, New Jersey
Route 50 northbound in Estell Manor

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the city had a total of 56.55 miles (91.01 km) of roadways, of which 26.07 miles (41.96 km) were maintained by the municipality, 19.97 miles (32.14 km) by Atlantic County and 10.51 miles (16.91 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Route 49 and Route 50 both pass through Estell Manor, as do County Route 557, County Route 649 and County Route 666.

Public transportation

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

Education

Public school students in kindergarten through eighth grade attend the Estell Manor School District at Estell Manor Elementary School. As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of one school, had an enrollment of 182 students and 14.9 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.2:1. In the 2016–17 school year, Estell Manor was the 36th-smallest enrollment of any school district in the state, with 172 students.

For ninth through twelfth grades, public school students attend Buena Regional High School, which serves students from Buena Borough and Buena Vista Township, together with students from Estell Manor City and Weymouth Township who attend the school as part of sending/receiving relationships with the Buena Regional School District. As of the 2018–19 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 565 students and 52.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.9:1.

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.

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