Glendora, New Jersey
Glendora, New Jersey
|• Total||1.062 sq mi (2.751 km2)|
|• Land||1.040 sq mi (2.695 km2)|
|• Water||0.022 sq mi (0.056 km2) 2.04%|
|Elevation||79 ft (24 m)|
|• Density||4,565.1/sq mi (1,762.6/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (Eastern (EDT))|
|GNIS feature ID||02389851|
Glendora is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Gloucester Township, in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 4,750.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 1.062 square miles (2.751 km2), including 1.040 square miles (2.695 km2) of land and 0.022 square miles (0.056 km2) of water (2.04%).
It is home to the unusual Cookie Jar House, constructed in the 1940s and described as "One of N.J.'s oddest homes".
|Population sources: 1980|
The 2010 United States census counted 4,750 people, 1,900 households, and 1,231 families in the CDP. The population density was 4,565.1 per square mile (1,762.6/km2). There were 1,976 housing units at an average density of 1,899.1 per square mile (733.2/km2). The racial makeup was 94.69% (4,498) White, 1.45% (69) Black or African American, 0.11% (5) Native American, 0.65% (31) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 1.66% (79) from other races, and 1.43% (68) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.65% (221) of the population.
Of the 1,900 households, 26.1% had children under the age of 18; 48.9% were married couples living together; 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present and 35.2% were non-families. Of all households, 30.1% were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.11.
20.9% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.0 years. For every 100 females, the population had 90.5 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 87.9 males.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 4,907 people, 1,944 households, and 1,294 families living in the CDP. The population density was 1,770.7/km2 (4,596.2/mi2). There were 1,997 housing units at an average density of 720.6/km2 (1,870.5/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.55% White, 0.51% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.57% of the population.
There were 1,944 households, out of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.17.
In the CDP the population was spread out, with 21.5% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.3% 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 82.6 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $42,801, and the median income for a family was $51,989. Males had a median income of $39,389 versus $29,334 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $21,089. About 3.4% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.0% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Glendora include:
- A. Raymond Randolph (born 1943), federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit who was appointed to the court in 1990.
- Gazetteer of New Jersey Places, United States Census Bureau. Accessed July 21, 2016.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Glendora Census Designated Place, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed October 15, 2012.
- DP-1 - Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data for Glendora CDP, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed October 15, 2012.
- Look Up a ZIP Code for Glendora, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed October 15, 2012.
- U.S. Census website, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
- US Board on Geographic Names, United States Geological Survey. Accessed September 4, 2014.
- New Jersey: 2010 - Population and Housing Unit Counts - 2010 Census of Population and Housing (CPH-2-32), United States Census Bureau, August 2012. Accessed October 15, 2012.
- Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed April 18, 2015.
- US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
- Genovese, Peter. "The Cookie Jar House: One of N.J.'s oddest homes is for sale", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, March 29, 2017. Accessed March 30, 2017. "The kooky curvy home in Glendora -- located in Gloucester Township, Camden County -- looks like a giant cookie jar (keep your hands out of there!). It is also known, somewhat less colorfully, as the Round House."
- Staff. 1980 Census of Population: Number of Inhabitants United States Summary, p. 1-141. United States Census Bureau, June 1983. Accessed June 28, 2015.
- DP-1 - Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2000 from the Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data for Glendora CDP, New Jersey Archived 2020-02-12 at archive.today, United States Census Bureau. Accessed October 15, 2012.
- Oral History Project - Arthur Raymond Randolph, Historical Society of the District of Columbia Circuit. Accessed October 1, 2015. "Mr. Prettyman: And where did you grow up? You were born in Riverside. Did you stay there during your childhood? Judge Randolph: No, we never lived in Riverside. We lived in a town called Palmyra, New Jersey, for a while, which is where my grandmother and my great-uncle lived, and then moved in 1950 to what was then a very small rural town called Glendora."