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Oak Valley, New Jersey
Map of Oak Valley highlighted within Gloucester County. Right: Location of Gloucetser County in New Jersey.
Map of Oak Valley highlighted within Gloucester County. Right: Location of Gloucetser County in New Jersey.
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Gloucester
Township Deptford
Area
 • Total 0.711 sq mi (1.841 km2)
 • Land 0.707 sq mi (1.831 km2)
 • Water 0.004 sq mi (0.009 km2)  0.51%
Elevation
85 ft (26 m)
Population
 • Total 3,483
 • Density 4,926.1/sq mi (1,902.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
08090 - Wenonah
Area code(s) 856
FIPS code 3454060
GNIS feature ID 02389602

Oak Valley is a unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Deptford Township, in Gloucester County, New Jersey, in the United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 3,483.

Oak Valley and neighboring Pine Acres are located east of Route 45, isolated from the rest of Deptford Township, requiring residents to drive through the neighboring communities of Woodbury Heights or Wenonah to reach other destinations in the township. The neighborhood was built between the mid-1950s and 1963 on a combination of farmland, fruit orchards and the former grounds of the Forest View Country Club, later known as Oak Valley Country Club, which was a golf course that closed down during the Great Depression.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 0.711 square miles (1.841 km2), including 0.707 square miles (1.831 km2) of land and 0.004 square miles (0.009 km2) of water (0.51%). It is located approximately 10 miles south of Philadelphia.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 4,055
2000 3,747 −7.6%
2010 3,483 −7.0%
Population sources: 2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,483 people, 1,233 households, and 977 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 4,926.1 per square mile (1,902.0/km2). There were 1,315 housing units at an average density of 1,859.8 per square mile (718.1/km2)*. The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.48% (3,256) White, 3.10% (108) Black or African American, 0.34% (12) Native American, 0.83% (29) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.57% (20) from other races, and 1.67% (58) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.07% (107) of the population.

There were 1,233 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.8% were non-families. 17.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.4 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 92.5 males.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 3,747 people, 1,305 households, and 1,060 families residing in Oak Valley. The population density was 2,066.7/km² (5,321.6/mi²). There were 1,322 housing units at an average density of 729.2/km² (1,877.6/mi²). The racial makeup is 93.43% White, 4.06% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.24% of the population.

There were 1,305 households out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.4% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.7% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.20.

In Oak Valley the population is spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.

The median income for a household is $50,746, and the median income for a family was $55,573. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $25,350 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,148. About 3.0% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.

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