Sicklerville, New Jersey
|Sicklerville, New Jersey|
|Elevation||141 ft (43 m)|
|• Density||1,847/sq mi (713/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||880588|
Sicklerville is an unincorporated community located primarily within Winslow Township, Camden County, New Jersey. It was founded in 1851 by John Sickler, who lived in the area where the present-day town is located within Gloucester Township. The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP Code 08081.
As of the census of 2000, there were 42,891 people, 14,066 households, and 11,342 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,847 people per square mile (156.0/km²). There were 14,811 housing units at an average density of 172.8/sq mi (66.7/km²). The racial make-up of the town is 68.2% White, 26.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 2.1% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 1.1% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.5% of the population.
There were 5,483 households out of which 49.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.4% were non-families. 15.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.2% 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 3.41.
In the town the population was spread out with 2.1% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 35.5% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 5.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $61,366, and the median income for a family was $66,234. Males had a median income of $46,143 versus $32,420 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,903. About 4.8% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.3% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.
In 1874, the Sicklerville Post Office was established. Paul H. Sickler (his descendants still live in Winslow Township) was appointed the first Postmaster. Today, the Post Office is located near the original location on Sicklerville Road. The post office also services contiguous addresses in portions of Gloucester Township and Washington Township.
Sicklerville was originally founded as "Sickler Town". In 1886, there were only ten residences in "Sicklerville".
There are eight places of worship in Sicklerville:
- Two Baptist Churches
- The Sicklerville Methodist Episcopal (oldest Church, constructed over 131 years ago)
- One other Methodist Church
- Two Catholic Churches - St. John Neumann, St. Charles Borromeo
- R.S. Fink Shrine (second oldest Church, constructed over 127 years ago)
- Iglesia ni Cristo Church
Notable current and former residents of Sicklerville include:
- Jordan Burroughs (born 1988), Olympic wrestler.
- Dennis Davis, Jr. (born 1982), cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks.
- Edward Forchion (born 1964), marijuana rights activist who uses the name "NJWEEDMAN".
- Shonn Greene (born 1985), running back for the Tennessee Titans.
- Kyle Hines (born 1986), one of only six players in NCAA basketball history to amass 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 300 blocks in a collegiate career.
- Look Up a ZIP Code for sicklerville, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed August 1, 2012.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sicklerville, New Jersey
- Guercio, Paul Del "History of Sicklerville"
- Narducci, Marc. "Sicklerville's Burroughs excited for shot at Olympic gold", The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 27, 2012. "A Sicklerville resident and 2006 graduate of Winslow Township High in Camden County, Burroughs is considered the favorite to win the gold in freestyle wrestling at 74 kilograms (163 pounds)."
- Georgia Tech profile: Dennis Davis, Jr., CSTV. Accessed December 6, 2007.
- Murphy, Bridget. "ONE ASSEMBLY CANDIDATE BRINGS NEW MEANING TO GREEN PARTY", The Press of Atlantic City, October 30, 1999. Accessed June 16, 2013. "Forchion, who grew up in the Sicklerville area and has four children, is currently working at a manufacturing plant in Hammonton."
- McCullough, Andy. "Jets' Shonn Greene is never too far away from home", The Star-Ledger, January 23, 2010. Accessed June 16, 2013. "In his early teens, Shonn and his siblings moved with Reggie into their grandparents’ gray-paneled, split-level home in Sicklerville, farmland sandwiched about 40 miles from the shimmer of Atlantic City and 25 miles from the neighborhoods of Philadelphia."
- UNCG player bio - Kyle Hines. Accessed February 18, 2008.