Corbin City, New Jersey

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Corbin City, New Jersey
City
City of Corbin City
Map of Corbin City in Atlantic County
Map of Corbin City in Atlantic County
Census Bureau map of Corbin City, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Corbin City, New Jersey
Coordinates: 39°18′06″N 74°42′20″W / 39.301675°N 74.705578°W / 39.301675; -74.705578Coordinates: 39°18′06″N 74°42′20″W / 39.301675°N 74.705578°W / 39.301675; -74.705578[1][2]
Country  United States of America
State  New Jersey
County Atlantic
Incorporated March 11, 1922
Government[5]
 • Type Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council)
 • Mayor Kelly Camp (term ends December 31, 2013)[3]
 • Clerk Joanne Siedlecki[4]
Area[2]
 • Total 8.940 sq mi (23.156 km2)
 • Land 7.665 sq mi (19.853 km2)
 • Water 1.275 sq mi (3.303 km2)  14.26%
Area rank 221st of 566 in state
12th of 23 in county[2]
Elevation[6] 0 ft (0 m)
Population (2010 Census)[7][8][9]
 • Total 492
 • Estimate (2013)[10] 493
 • Rank 557th of 566 in state
23rd of 23 in county[11]
 • Density 64.2/sq mi (24.8/km2)
 • Density rank 552nd of 566 in state
22nd of 23 in county[11]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08270[12]
Area code(s) 609
FIPS code 3400115160[13][2][14]
GNIS feature ID 0885192[15][2]
Website www.ci.corbincity.nj.us

Corbin City is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 492,[7][8][9] reflecting an increase of 24 (+5.1%) from the 468 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 56 (+13.6%) from the 412 counted in the 1990 Census.[16]

Corbin City was incorporated as a city by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 11, 1922, from portions of Weymouth Township.[17]

The city is one of several New Jersey municipalities considering consolidation. Corbin City would consolidate with neighboring Upper Township in Cape May County, due to proximity and that Corbin City's children attend Upper Township schools.[18] There has not yet been any public discussion as to whether or not Atlantic County would cede the land to Cape May. Currently, there are no municipalities within New Jersey that have incorporated lands within multiple counties.

Geography[edit]

Corbin City is located at 39°18′06″N 74°42′20″W / 39.301675°N 74.705578°W / 39.301675; -74.705578 (39.301675,-74.705578). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city had a total area of 8.940 square miles (23.156 km2), of which, 7.665 square miles (19.853 km2) of it was land and 1.275 square miles (3.303 km2) of it (14.26%) was water.[1]

The city is one of 56 South Jersey municipalities that are included within the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve, a protected natural area of unique ecology covering 1,100,000 acres (450,000 ha), that has been classified as a United States Biosphere Reserve and established by Congress in 1978 as the nation's first National Reserve.[19] All of the city is included either in the state-designated Pinelands area (which includes portions of Atlantic County, along with areas in Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Ocean counties) or in the Pinelands National Reserve.[20]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 256
1940 220 −14.1%
1950 238 8.2%
1960 271 13.9%
1970 258 −4.8%
1980 254 −1.6%
1990 412 62.2%
2000 468 13.6%
2010 492 5.1%
Est. 2013 493 [10] 0.2%
Population sources:
1930-2000[21] 1930[22]
1930-1990[23] 2000[24][25] 2010[7][8][9]

Corbin City is the least-populous city in New Jersey. While there are municipalities with smaller populations, they are either boroughs, towns, townships or villages.[26]

2010 Census[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 492 people, 185 households, and 130.1 families residing in the city. The population density was 64.2 per square mile (24.8 /km2). There were 212 housing units at an average density of 27.7 per square mile (10.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.56% (480) White, 0.41% (2) Black or African American, 0.00% (0) Native American, 1.22% (6) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.61% (3) from other races, and 0.20% (1) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 3.46% (17) of the population.[7]

There were 185 households, of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.18.[7]

In the city, 23.2% of the population were under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 29.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.1 years. For every 100 females there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.[7]

2000 Census[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[13] there were 468 people, 172 households, and 120 families residing in the city. The population density was 59.3 people per square mile (22.9/km2). There were 204 housing units at an average density of 25.9 per square mile (10.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.02% White, 2.78% African American, 0.85% Native American, 1.28% Asian, 0.64% from other races, and 0.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.99% of the population.[24][25]

There were 172 households out of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.21.[24][25]

In the city the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.0 males.[24][25]

The median income for a household in the city was $47,083, and the median income for a family was $56,000. Males had a median income of $35,938 versus $27,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,321. None of the families and 4.9% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 17.0% of those over 64.[24][25]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Corbin City operates within the Faulkner Act (formally known as the Optional Municipal Charter Law) under the Mayor-Council form of New Jersey municipal government.[27] The city's governing body consists of a Mayor and a three-member City Council. The City Council consists of three members elected at-large to three-year terms in office on a staggered basis, with one seat coming up for election each year as part of the November general election.[5][28]

As of 2013, the Mayor of Corbin City is Kelly Camp, whose term of office ends December 31, 2016. Members of the City Council are Council President William F. Collins (R, 2013), Thomas Bennis (R, 2015) and Judith Rogers (R, 2014).[29][30][31][32][33][34]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Corbin City is located in the 2nd Congressional District[35] and is part of New Jersey's 1st state legislative district.[8][36][37] Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Corbin City had been in the 2nd state legislative district.[38]

New Jersey's Second Congressional District is represented by Frank LoBiondo (R, Ventnor City).[39] New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Cory Booker (D, Newark; took office on October 31, 2013, after winning a special election to fill the seat of Frank Lautenberg)[40][41] and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).[42][43]

The 1st Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Jeff Van Drew (D, Dennis Township) and in the General Assembly by Bob Andrzejczak (D, Middle Township) and Sam Fiocchi (R, Vineland).[44] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[45] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[46]

Atlantic County is governed by a County Executive directly chosen by voters, with the county's legislature, the Board of Chosen Freeholders, consisting of nine members elected to three-year terms on a staggered basis, with three seats coming up for election each year; four of its members are elected at-large and there are five election districts, each of which elect a single member.[47][48] The County Executive is Dennis Levinson (Linwood, term ends December 31, 2015.[49] As of 2013, Atlantic County's Freeholders are the four at-large members; Colin G. Bell (Northfield, 2015)[50], Alexander C. Marino (Linwood, 2014)[51], Vice Chairman Joseph J. McDevitt (Ventnor City, 2013)[52] and John W. Risley (Northfield, 2014)[53]; and five district members elected from District 1 (Atlantic City (part), Egg Harbor Township (part) and Pleasantville) Charles T. Garrett (Atlantic City, 2013)[54], District 2 - (Atlantic City (part), Egg Harbor Township (part), Longport, Margate City, Somers Point and Ventnor City), Chairman Frank D. Formica (Atlantic City, 2015)[55], District 3 (Egg Harbor Township (part), Hamilton Township (part), Linwood and Northfield) - Frank Sutton (Egg Harbor Township, 2014)[56], District 4 (Absecon, Brigantine, Galloway Township and Port Republic - Richard Dase (Galloway Township, 2013)[57] and District 5 (Buena Borough, Buena Vista Township, Corbin City, Egg Harbor City, Estell Manor, Folsom, Hamilton Township (part), Hammonton, Mullica Township and Weymouth Township) - James A. Bertino (Hammonton, 2015).[58][47]

Education[edit]

Corbin City is a non-operating school district.[59] Students attend public school for Kindergarten through eighth grade in the Upper Township School District, as part of a sending/receiving relationship.[60][61] Schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[62]) are Upper Township Primary School[63] (K-2; 449 students), Upper Township Elementary School[64] (3-5; 463) and Upper Township Middle School[65] (6-8; 518).[66]

High school students in public school for ninth through twelfth grades attend to Ocean City as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Ocean City School District.[61][67] Ocean City High School had an enrollment of 1,242 students as of the 2010-11 school year.[68]

Students from Corbin City, and all of Atlantic County, have the option to attend the career technical programs and full-time career academies offered by the Atlantic County Institute of Technology located in the Mays Landing section of Hamilton Township[69] or the Charter-Tech High School for the Performing Arts, located in Somers Point.[70]

Transportation[edit]

The city had a total of 10.44 miles (16.80 km) of roadways, of which 3.52 miles (5.66 km) are maintained by the municipality, 4.55 miles (7.32 km) by Atlantic County and 2.37 miles (3.81 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.[71]

New Jersey Transit provide bus service in the township on the 315 route that runs between Cape May and Philadelphia.[72][73]

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