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Shiloh, New Jersey
|Borough of Shiloh|
Noyes Service Center in 1992
Shiloh highlighted in Cumberland County. Inset map: Cumberland County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Shiloh, New Jersey
|Incorporated||April 9, 1929|
|• Body||Borough Council|
|• Total||1.20 sq mi (3.12 km2)|
|• Land||1.20 sq mi (3.12 km2)|
|• Water||<0.01 sq mi (<0.01 km2) 0.08%|
|Area rank||486th of 565 in state
14th of 14 in county
|Elevation||112 ft (34 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Rank||555th of 566 in state
14th of 14 in county
|• Density||427.3/sq mi (165.0/km2)|
|• Density rank||454th of 566 in state
4th of 14 in county
|Time zone||UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))|
|Area code(s)||856 exchanges: 451, 455|
|GNIS feature ID||0885393|
Shiloh is a borough in Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States. It is part of the Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area for statistical purposes. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 516, reflecting a decline of 18 (-3.4%) from the 534 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 126 (+30.9%) from the 408 counted in the 1990 Census.
Shiloh was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 9, 1929, from portions of Hopewell Township and Stow Creek Township, based on the results of a referendum held on May 16, 1929. The borough was named for the Civil War Battle of Shiloh.
It is a dry town, where alcohol cannot be sold, though alcohol is available at the winery in the borough.
The settlement of Shiloh was founded in 1705 by Robert Ayars. He brought over 2,000 people from Rhode Island to be free of religious persecution.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.209 square miles (3.129 km2), including 1.208 square miles (3.128 km2) of land and 0.001 square miles (0.002 km2) of water (0.05%).
Shiloh borders Hopewell Township and Stow Creek Township.
As of the census of 2010, there were 516 people, 198 households, and 138 families residing in the borough. The population density was 427.3 per square mile (165.0/km2). There were 214 housing units at an average density of 177.2 per square mile (68.4/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 93.80% (484) White, 1.74% (9) Black or African American, 2.33% (12) Native American, 0.19% (1) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.58% (3) from other races, and 1.36% (7) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.07% (21) of the population.
There were 198 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.10.
In the borough, the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 30.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.0 years. For every 100 females there were 85.6 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 89.3 males.
As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 516, reflecting a decline of 18 (-3.4%) from the 534 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 126 (+30.9%) from the 408 counted in the 1990 Census.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $61,000 (with a margin of error of +/- $18,454) and the median family income was $63,594 (+/- $11,716). Males had a median income of $44,375 (+/- $18,670) versus $32,105 (+/- $13,923) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $23,003 (+/- $4,509). About 7.0% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 534 people, 194 households, and 152 families residing in the borough. The population density was 446.7 people per square mile (171.8/km2). There were 204 housing units at an average density of 170.6 per square mile (65.6/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.13% White, 2.62% African American, 0.56% Native American, 0.00% from other races, and 1.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.00% of the population.
There were 194 households, out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.6% were non-families. 18.0% 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 2.75 and the average family size was 3.09.
In the borough the population was spread out, with 24.5% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.7 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $49,191, and the median income for a family was $54,219. Males had a median income of $34,643 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $16,880. 5.8% of the population and 4.1% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 4.5% are under the age of 18 and 0.0% are 65 or older.
As of May 2010[update], the borough had a total of 5.84 miles (9.40 km) of roadways, of which 1.54 miles (2.48 km) were maintained by the municipality, 3.17 miles (5.10 km) by Cumberland County and 1.13 miles (1.82 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
Route 49 (Shiloh Pike) traverses the borough from north to south, connecting Hopewell Township on one side and Stow Creek Township on the other.
After Shiloh School was closed following the end of the 2006–07 school year, all public school students in kindergarten through eighth grade now attend Hopewell Crest School as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Hopewell Township School District. As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of one school, had an enrollment of 507 students and 36.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 14.1:1.
Public school students in ninth through twelfth grades attend Cumberland Regional High School, which also serves students from Deerfield Township, Fairfield Township, Greenwich Township, Hopewell Township, Stow Creek Township and Upper Deerfield Township. As of the 2018–19 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 1,043 students and 78.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.3:1.
Students are also eligible to attend Cumberland County Technology Education Center in Vineland, serving students from the entire county in its full-time technical training programs, which are offered without charge to students who are county residents.
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