Sicklerville, New Jersey

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Sicklerville, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
Sicklerville is located in Camden County, New Jersey
Sicklerville
Sicklerville
Location in Camden County (Inset: Camden County in New Jersey)
Coordinates: 39°43′02″N 74°58′10″W / 39.71722°N 74.96944°W / 39.71722; -74.96944Coordinates: 39°43′02″N 74°58′10″W / 39.71722°N 74.96944°W / 39.71722; -74.96944
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Camden
Township Winslow
Named for John Sickler
Elevation 141 ft (43 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 50,589[1]
 • Density 1,900/sq mi (700/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08081[2]
GNIS feature ID 880588[3]

Sicklerville is an unincorporated community located primarily within Winslow Township in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. 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.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census of 2010, there were 50,589 people, 17,007 households, and 13,209 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,900 people per square mile (156.0/km²). There were 17,805 housing units at an average density of 172.8/sq mi (66.7/km²). The racial make-up of the town is 55.6% White, 34.6% African American, 0.3% Native American, 4.1% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 2.3% from other races, and 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.0% of the population.

There were 6,873 households out of which 40.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.3% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.37.

In the town the population was spread out with 31.4% under the age of 19, 6.1% from 19 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35.3 years. The population is 51.9% female and 48.1% male.

The median income for a household in the town was $79,746, and the median income for a family was $90,510. Males had a median income $63,818 versus $50,935 for females. The per capita income for the town was $31,468. About 5.4% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.8% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.[4]

History[edit]

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".[5] In 1886, there were only ten residences in "Sicklerville".

Places of worship in Sicklerville include:

  • Two Baptist Churches
  • The Sicklerville Methodist Episcopal (oldest Church, constructed over 131 years ago)
  • One other Methodist Church
  • One Catholic Church - St. Charles Borromeo
  • R.S. Fink Shrine (second oldest Church, constructed over 127 years ago)
  • Iglesia ni Cristo Church

Notable people[edit]

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Sicklerville include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/community_facts.xhtml. Accessed April 23, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Look Up a ZIP Code for sicklerville, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed August 1, 2012.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sicklerville, New Jersey
  4. ^ http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?src=CF Accessed April 23, 2015.
  5. ^ Guercio, Paul Del "History of Sicklerville"
  6. ^ 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)."
  7. ^ Gamecock Football Profile - Damiere Byrd
  8. ^ Georgia Tech profile: Dennis Davis, Jr., CSTV. Accessed December 6, 2007.
  9. ^ 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."
  10. ^ 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."
  11. ^ UNCG player bio - Kyle Hines. Accessed February 18, 2008.