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Pomona, New Jersey
Census-designated place
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.
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 (2010 Census)
 • Total 7,124
 • Density 2,547.0/sq mi (983.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
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 college changed their mailing address to their 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.

2000 Census

At the 2000 census, there were 4,019 people, 1,297 households and 1,002 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 554.2/km2 (1,437.4/mi2). There were 1,357 housing units at an average density of 187.1/km2 (485.3/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 74.15% White, 8.04% African American, 0.35% Native American, 11.99% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.56% from other races, and 1.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.49% of the population.

There were 1,297 households of which 45.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.7% were non-families. 18.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.05 and the average family size was 3.47.

30.4% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 34.9% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 8.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.

The median household income was $52,796, and the median family income was $56,846. Males had a median income of $35,554 versus $29,453 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,182. About 2.3% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 15.9% of those age 65 or over.


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