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Magnolia, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Magnolia
Motto(s): 
"One Square Mile of Friendliness"
Magnolia highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County in New Jersey
Magnolia highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County in New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Magnolia, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Magnolia, New Jersey
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Coordinates: 39°51′22″N 75°02′11″W / 39.856195°N 75.036397°W / 39.856195; -75.036397Coordinates: 39°51′22″N 75°02′11″W / 39.856195°N 75.036397°W / 39.856195; -75.036397
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Camden
Incorporated May 12, 1915
Government
 • Type Borough
 • Body Borough Council
Area
 • Total 0.98 sq mi (2.53 km2)
 • Land 0.98 sq mi (2.53 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)  0.00%
Area rank 503rd of 565 in state
27th of 37 in county
Elevation
79 ft (24 m)
Population
 • Total 4,341
 • Estimate 
(2019)
4,273
 • Rank 397th of 566 in state
25th of 37 in county
 • Density 4,485.3/sq mi (1,731.8/km2)
 • Density rank 131st of 566 in state
14th of 37 in county
Time zone UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
08049
Area code(s) 609 and 856
FIPS code 3400742630
GNIS feature ID 0885288

Magnolia is a borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 4,341, reflecting a decline of 68 (-1.5%) from the 4,409 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 452 (-9.3%) from the 4,861 counted in the 1990 Census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, Magnolia borough had a total area of 0.968 square miles (2.507 km2), all of which was land.

The borough borders Barrington, Gloucester Township, Lawnside, Runnemede and Somerdale.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 1,245
1930 1,522 22.2%
1940 1,552 2.0%
1950 1,883 21.3%
1960 4,199 123.0%
1970 5,893 40.3%
1980 4,881 −17.2%
1990 4,861 −0.4%
2000 4,409 −9.3%
2010 4,341 −1.5%
2019 (est.) 4,273 −1.6%
Population sources:1920-2000
1920 1920-1930 1930-1990
2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,341 people, 1,710 households, and 1,147 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,485.3 per square mile (1,731.8/km2). There were 1,850 housing units at an average density of 1,911.5 per square mile (738.0/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 74.71% (3,243) White, 18.27% (793) Black or African American, 0.30% (13) Native American, 1.89% (82) Asian, 0.05% (2) Pacific Islander, 2.21% (96) from other races, and 2.58% (112) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.83% (340) of the population.

There were 1,710 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.4% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 26.1% 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 2.53 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.3 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 90.8 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $53,125 (with a margin of error of +/- $7,496) and the median family income was $74,042 (+/- $10,349). Males had a median income of $49,196 (+/- $2,966) versus $38,523 (+/- $5,667) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $27,896 (+/- $1,765). About 1.0% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 4,409 people, 1,710 households, and 1,162 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,543.3 people per square mile (1,755.0/km2). There were 1,836 housing units at an average density of 1,891.9 per square mile (730.8/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 77.00% White, 17.80% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.93% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.54% from other races, and 2.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.06% of the population.

There were 1,710 households, out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 24.7% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $43,728, and the median income for a family was $50,791. Males had a median income of $38,480 versus $27,172 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $19,032. About 5.9% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.9% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 17.53 miles (28.21 km) of roadways, of which 13.44 miles (21.63 km) were maintained by the municipality, 3.15 miles (5.07 km) by Camden County and 0.94 miles (1.51 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Public transportation

NJ Transit offers bus service between Turnersville and Camden on the 403 route.

  • Magnolia School District's 2014–15 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
  • Sterling High School's 2014–15 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education

Education

The Magnolia School District serves public school students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade at Magnolia School.As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of one school, had an enrollment of 408 students and 39.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.4:1.

For ninth through twelfth grades, public school students attend Sterling High School, a regional high school serving students from Magnolia, Somerdale, Stratford, along with students from Hi-Nella and Laurel Springs who attend as part of sending/receiving relationships. The high school is located in Somerdale. As of the 2018–19 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 958 students and 69.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.7:1.

Notable people

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Magnolia include:

  • Kristin Hunter (1931-2008), author best known for her first novel, God Bless the Child, published in 1964.

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