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Pine Hill, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Pine Hill
House widely believed to have been owned by Al Capone
House widely believed to have been owned by Al Capone
Motto(s): 
"Home for a Lifetime"
Pine Hill highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County in the State of New Jersey.
Pine Hill highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Pine Hill, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Pine Hill, New Jersey
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Coordinates: 39°47′20″N 74°59′13″W / 39.788974°N 74.986884°W / 39.788974; -74.986884Coordinates: 39°47′20″N 74°59′13″W / 39.788974°N 74.986884°W / 39.788974; -74.986884
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Camden
Incorporated April 23, 1929
Government
 • Type Borough
 • Body Borough Council
Area
 • Total 3.95 sq mi (10.24 km2)
 • Land 3.91 sq mi (10.13 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.11 km2)  1.06%
Area rank 299th of 565 in state
8th of 37 in county
Elevation
174 ft (53 m)
Population
 • Total 10,233
 • Estimate 
(2019)
10,417
 • Rank 239th of 566 in state
14th of 37 in county
 • Density 2,643.4/sq mi (1,020.6/km2)
 • Density rank 236th of 566 in state
26th of 37 in county
Time zone UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
08021
Area code(s) 856
FIPS code 3400758770
GNIS feature ID 0885352

Pine Hill is a borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough had a population of 10,233, reflecting a decline of 647 (-5.9%) from the 10,880 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,026 (+10.4%) from the 9,854 counted in the 1990 Census.

The Borough of Pine Hill 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 (including Hi-Nella Borough, Lindenwold Borough, Pine Valley Borough and Somerdale Borough) created on that same date. Earlier known as Mont Ararat or Clementon Heights, the name "Pine Hill" was chosen to reflects the trees and terrain of the area.

The borough of Pine Valley agreed to be absorbed into Pine Hill in 2021. The merger will add $20 million in taxable property and the famed golf course into Pine Hill.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 3.913 square miles (10.136 km2), including 3.871 square miles (10.026 km2) of land and 0.042 square miles (0.109 km2) of water (1.08%).

The borough borders Berlin Borough, Clementon Borough, Gloucester Township, Lindenwold, Pine Valley, Winslow Township.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 1,392
1940 1,537 10.4%
1950 2,546 65.6%
1960 3,939 54.7%
1970 5,132 30.3%
1980 8,684 69.2%
1990 9,854 13.5%
2000 10,880 10.4%
2010 10,233 −5.9%
2019 (est.) 10,417 1.8%
Population sources:1930-2000
1930 1930-1990
2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 10,233 people, 4,086 households, and 2,603 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,643.4 per square mile (1,020.6/km2). There were 4,357 housing units at an average density of 1,125.5 per square mile (434.6/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 67.47% (6,904) White, 24.07% (2,463) Black or African American, 0.26% (27) Native American, 2.12% (217) Asian, 0.05% (5) Pacific Islander, 2.40% (246) from other races, and 3.63% (371) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.74% (690) of the population.

There were 4,086 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.6% were married couples living together, 18.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.3% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35.1 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 84.2 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $53,236 (with a margin of error of +/- $3,808) and the median family income was $71,789 (+/- $4,439). Males had a median income of $47,094 (+/- $3,168) versus $41,711 (+/- $3,474) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $24,610 (+/- $1,792). About 11.0% of families and 13.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.1% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 10,880 people, 4,214 households, and 2,743 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,768.4 people per square mile (1,068.9/km2). There were 4,444 housing units at an average density of 1,130.8 per square mile (436.6/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 76.79% White, 18.35% African American, 0.28% Native American, 1.41% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.21% from other races, and 1.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.64% of the population.

There were 4,214 households, out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 16.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 27.2% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 34.9% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $42,035, and the median income for a family was $50,040. Males had a median income of $36,277 versus $29,826 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,613. About 5.9% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.9% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 32.13 miles (51.71 km) of roadways, of which 24.15 miles (38.87 km) were maintained by the municipality and 7.98 miles (12.84 km) by Camden County.

Public transportation

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

Education

The Pine Hill Schools serve public school students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of four schools, had an enrollment of 1,899 students and 168.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.3:1. Schools in the district (with 2018–19 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Dr. Albert Bean Elementary School with 370 students in grades PreK-5, John H. Glenn Elementary School with 453 students in grades PreK-5, Pine Hill Middle School with 377 students in grades 6-8 and Overbrook High School with 656 students in grades 9-12.

Following the dissolution of the Lower Camden County Regional School District, Overbrook High School became part of the Pine Hill district as of September 2001, with students from Berlin Township and Clementon attending the school as part of sending/receiving relationships.

Notable people

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

  • Ron Dayne (born 1978), former NFL running back who won the 1999 Heisman Trophy.
  • Peter DeMarco (1932-2005), physician who specialized in regenerative medicine.
  • Jermaine Jones (born 1986), who competed on the eleventh season of American Idol.
  • John Vukovich (1947-2007), professional baseball utility infielder, manager and coach.

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