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Hi-Nella, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Hi-Nella
Hi-Nella highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Hi-Nella highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Hi-Nella, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Hi-Nella, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Camden
Incorporated April 23, 1929
Area
 • Total 0.231 sq mi (0.597 km2)
 • Land 0.231 sq mi (0.597 km2)
 • Water 0.000 sq mi (0.000 km2)  0.00%
Area rank 559th of 566 in state
35th of 37 in county
Elevation 62 ft (19 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 870
 • Estimate (2015) 860
 • Rank 539th of 566 in state
35th of 37 in county
 • Density 3,773.3/sq mi (1,456.9/km2)
 • Density rank 167th of 566 in state
21st of 37 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08083 - Somerdale
Area code(s) 856
FIPS code 3400732220
GNIS feature ID 0885256
Website hinellaboro.org

Hi-Nella is a borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 870, reflecting a decline of 159 (-15.5%) from the 1,029 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 16 (-1.5%) from the 1,045 counted in the 1990 Census.

The Borough of Hi-Nella was created on April 23, 1929, from Clementon Township, one of seven municipalities created from the now-defunct township, and one of five new municipalities (joining Lindenwold, Pine Hill, Pine Valley and Somerdale) created on that same date. The borough's name derives from a Native American term meaning "high rolling knoll" or "high ground", though it may have been named for Nella, the wife of Lucious Parker, who developed Hi-Nella Estates in the late 1920s.

The Star-Ledger included Hi-Nella in its 2010 series of articles covering "Towns that Shouldn't Exist", citing the borough's small area, population and staff, along with its use of a double-wide trailer as a municipal building. Mayor Meredith Dobbs told The Star-Ledger that efforts to force the borough to consolidate with its neighbors would be "declared dead on arrival".

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, Hi-Nella borough had a total area of 0.231 square miles (0.597 km2), all of which was land.

Hi-Nella borders the Camden County municipalities of Gloucester Township, Somerdale and Stratford.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 160
1940 203 26.9%
1950 237 16.7%
1960 474 100.0%
1970 1,195 152.1%
1980 1,250 4.6%
1990 1,045 −16.4%
2000 1,029 −1.5%
2010 870 −15.5%
Est. 2015 860 −1.1%
Population sources:
1930-2000 1930
1930-1990 2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 870 people, 377 households, and 216 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,773.3 per square mile (1,456.9/km2). There were 420 housing units at an average density of 1,821.6 per square mile (703.3/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 71.72% (624) White, 15.06% (131) Black or African American, 0.69% (6) Native American, 4.02% (35) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 5.63% (49) from other races, and 2.87% (25) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.57% (92) of the population.

There were 377 households out of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.6% were married couples living together, 18.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.7% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 13.9% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34.2 years. For every 100 females there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 86.6 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $45,469 (with a margin of error of +/- $4,794) and the median family income was $53,750 (+/- $15,403). Males had a median income of $37,222 (+/- $14,117) versus $38,804 (+/- $7,870) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $23,678 (+/- $3,470). About 13.5% of families and 13.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.0% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 1,029 people, 472 households, and 260 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,536.9 people per square mile (1,727.4/km2). There were 495 housing units at an average density of 2,182.5 per square mile (831.0/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 71.04% White, 19.24% African American, 3.11% Asian, 4.37% from other races, and 2.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.90% of the population.

There were 472 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.6% were married couples living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.9% were non-families. 36.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the borough the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 36.3% from 25 to 44, 14.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 89.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $34,948, and the median income for a family was $38,393. Males had a median income of $32,308 versus $25,759 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $19,285. About 9.9% of families and 12.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.7% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 3.18 miles (5.12 km) of roadways, of which 2.32 miles (3.73 km) were maintained by the municipality and 0.86 miles (1.38 km) by Camden County.


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