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Pomona, New Jersey
Left: Map highlighting Pomona within Atlantic County: Right: location of Atlantic County in New Jersey.
Left: Map highlighting Pomona within Atlantic County: Right: location of Atlantic County in New Jersey.
Coordinates: 39°28′07″N 74°33′00″W / 39.468722°N 74.550112°W / 39.468722; -74.550112Coordinates: 39°28′07″N 74°33′00″W / 39.468722°N 74.550112°W / 39.468722; -74.550112
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Atlantic
Township Galloway
Area
 • Total 2.797 sq mi (7.244 km2)
 • Land 2.797 sq mi (7.244 km2)
 • Water 0.000 sq mi (0.000 km2)  0.00%
Elevation
56 ft (17 m)
Population
 • Total 7,124
 • Density 2,547.0/sq mi (983.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
08240
Area code(s) 609
FIPS code 3460030
GNIS feature ID 02389693

Pomona is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Galloway Township, in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 7,124. The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP code 08240.

Locally, the name "Pomona" is loosely used also to refer to areas adjacent to Pomona proper, including adjoining portions of Hamilton Township and Egg Harbor Township in the vicinity of the Atlantic City International Airport.

Pomona was often described as the home to Stockton University, since the mailing address for the college was a post-office box located in the Pomona Post Office. In 2011, the university changed its mailing address to its main campus (using the street Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway Township, New Jersey).

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Pomona CDP had a total area of 2.797 square miles (7.244 km2), all of which was land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 2,624
2000 4,019 53.2%
2010 7,124 77.3%
Population sources
1990-2010 2000 2010

2010 Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 7,124 people, 2,107 households, and 1,601 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,547.0 per square mile (983.4/km2). There were 2,202 housing units at an average density of 787.3 per square mile (304.0/km2)*. The racial makeup of the CDP was 57.99% (4,131) White, 10.64% (758) Black or African American, 0.44% (31) Native American, 22.11% (1,575) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 5.22% (372) from other races, and 3.61% (257) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.22% (942) of the population.

There were 2,107 households out of which 43.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.19 and the average family size was 3.68.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.4 years. For every 100 females there were 86.6 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 82.3 males.

Education

Galloway Township Public Schools operates schools for grades K-8 while Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District operates area high schools.

Galloway Township residents, including those of Pomona, are zoned to Absegami High School.

Assumption Regional Catholic School, under the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden, was previously in Pomona, but in September 2007 moved to another campus elsewhere in the township.

Notable people

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