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Pine Valley, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Pine Valley
Pine Valley highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Pine Valley highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Pine Valley, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Pine Valley, New Jersey
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Coordinates: 39°47′18″N 74°58′30″W / 39.788284°N 74.974882°W / 39.788284; -74.974882Coordinates: 39°47′18″N 74°58′30″W / 39.788284°N 74.974882°W / 39.788284; -74.974882
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Camden
Incorporated April 23, 1929
Government
 • Type Walsh Act
 • Body Board of Commissioners
Area
 • Total 0.97 sq mi (2.51 km2)
 • Land 0.96 sq mi (2.47 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)  1.55%
Area rank 505th of 565 in state
28th of 37 in county
Elevation
157 ft (48 m)
Population
 • Total 12
 • Estimate 
(2019)
11
 • Rank 565th of 566 in state
36th of 37 in county
 • Density 12.2/sq mi (4.7/km2)
 • Density rank 564th of 566 in state
37th 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 3400758920
GNIS feature ID 0885353

Pine Valley is a borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 12, reflecting a decline of 8 (-40.0%) from the 20 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1 (+5.3%) from the 19 counted in the 1990 Census. As of the 2010 Census Pine Valley was the second-smallest municipality by population in New Jersey, with just seven more residents than the five residing in Tavistock, also in Camden County.

Pine Valley encompasses Pine Valley Golf Club, which regularly ranks highly on Golf Digest's list of America's 100 greatest courses.

The Borough of Pine Valley 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 Hill Borough and Somerdale Borough) created on that same date.

In 2021, the Borough finalized plans to merge with the adjacent Borough of Pine Hill, dissolving the Pine Valley borough government completely by the end of 2021. Pine Hill will gain $20 million in taxable property and the famed golf club.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 0.996 square miles (2.580 km2), including 0.981 square miles (2.541 km2) of land and 0.015 square miles (0.039 km2) of water (1.52%).

The borough borders the Camden County municipalities of Clementon Borough and Pine Hill.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 40
1940 27 −32.5%
1950 39 44.4%
1960 20 −48.7%
1970 23 15.0%
1980 23 0.0%
1990 19 −17.4%
2000 20 5.3%
2010 12 −40.0%
2019 (est.) 11 −8.3%
Population sources:
1930-2000 1930 1930-1990
2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 12 people, 4 households, and 4 families residing in the borough. The population density was 12.2 per square mile (4.7/km2). There were 22 housing units at an average density of 22.4 per square mile (8.6/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 83.33% (10) White, 0.00% (0) Black or African American, 0.00% (0) Native American, 0.00% (0) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 16.67% (2) from other races, and 0.00% (0) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.67% (2) of the population.

There were 4 households out of which 50.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.0% were married couples living together, 0.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 0.0% were non-families. 0.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 0.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 16.7% under the age of 18, 16.7% from 18 to 24, 33.3% from 25 to 44, 33.3% from 45 to 64, and 0.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.5 years. For every 100 females there were 300.0 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 233.3 males.

As of the 2010 Census, the borough had the second smallest population in the state, ahead of only Tavistock, which had a population of five.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 20 people, 8 households, and 7 families residing in the borough. The population density was 21.0 people per square mile (8.1/km2). There were 21 housing units at an average density of 22.1 per square mile (8.5/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 100.00% White.

As of the 2000 Census, the borough was one of four municipalities with fewer than 50 residents among the 566 in the state, and its population of 20 was behind only Teterboro, where census officials counted 18 residents.

There were eight households, out of which 25.0% had children under the age of eighteen living with them, 87.5% were married couples living together, and 12.5% were non-families. 12.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.5% 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 2.71.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 25.0% under the age of 18, 20.0% from 25 to 44, 15.0% from 45 to 64, and 40.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 58 years. For every 100 females, there were 150.0 males. For every 100 women age 18 and over, there were 114.3 men.

The median income for a household in the borough was $31,875, and the median income for a family was $65,625. Men had a median income of $36,250 versus $52,500 for women. The per capita income for the borough was $23,981. None of the population and none of the families were below the poverty line.

Education

Pine Valley is a non-operating school district. Public school students from Pine Valley attend the Haddonfield Public Schools for pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade as part of a sending/receiving relationship, together with students from Haddonfield and Tavistock. As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of five schools, had an enrollment of 2,749 students and 215.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.8:1. Schools in the district (with 2018–19 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Central Elementary School with 419 students in grades K-5, Elizabeth Haddon Elementary School with 367 students in grades K-5, J. Fithian Tatem Elementary School with 422 students in grades PreK-5, Haddonfield Middle School with 659 students in grades 6-8 and Haddonfield Memorial High School with 869 students in grades 9-12.

Transportation

2018-10-09 11 52 47 View southeast along Club Road at Atlantic Avenue in Pine Valley, Camden County, New Jersey
Entrance to Pine Valley

All roads in Pine Valley are privately maintained by the golf course. There is only one public entrance, via Atlantic Avenue from neighboring Pine Hill.

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