Mullica Hill, New Jersey
|Mullica Hill, Central New Jersey|
Map of Mullica Hill highlighted within Gloucester County. Right: Location of Gloucester County in Central New Jersey.
|• Total||3.626 sq mi (9.392 km2)|
|• Land||3.603 sq mi (9.333 km2)|
|• Water||0.023 sq mi (0.059 km2) 0.63%|
|Elevation||30 ft (9 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Density||1,105.1/sq mi (426.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||02389522|
Mullica Hill is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community located within Harrison Township, in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 3,982.
Spicerville was the name of a village on the south bank of Raccoon Creek, which is also called Raccoon River, named after prominent landowner Jacob Spicer. Mullica Hill originally referred to the village on the north bank of Raccoon Creek, named after the sons of Eric Pålsson Mullica, whose sons William, Eric, Olag and John Mullica began purchasing land here in 1704. Eventually, both villages became known as just Mullica Hill as the original name of Eric's grandfather's house in the Middle of Finland "Mullikkamäki" (mäki means hill). Some of Mullica Hill's historic buildings were built following the Civil War, notably the town hall that still stands today. The period of industrial and agricultural growth during and after the Civil War is commemorated by a reenactment every fall. In 1991, the entire village was placed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Mullica Hill Historic District.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 3.626 square miles (9.392 km2), including 3.603 square miles (9.333 km2) of land and 0.023 square miles (0.059 km2) of water (0.63%).
|Population sources: 2000 2010|
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 3,982 people, 1,456 households, and 1,104 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,105.1 per square mile (426.7/km2). There were 1,502 housing units at an average density of 416.8 per square mile (160.9/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.87% (3,698) White, 3.84% (153) Black or African American, 0.08% (3) Native American, 1.33% (53) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.45% (18) from other races, and 1.43% (57) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.16% (126) of the population.
There were 1,456 households out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.19.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 19.7% from 25 to 44, 33.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.6 years. For every 100 females there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 86.9 males.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 1,658 people, 697 households, and 432 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 533.5/km2 (1,382.0/mi2). There were 737 housing units at an average density of 237.1/km2 (614.3/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.07% White, 6.88% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.84% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.05% of the population.
There were 697 households out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% were non-families. 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.09.
The population is spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.3 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $38,628, and the median income for a family was $62,321. Males had a median income of $48,295 versus $35,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $22,503. About 6.4% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.4% of those under age 18 and 20.7% of those age 65 or over.
Mullica Hill hosts Harrison Township Elementary School which serves students in grades K - 3 as part of the Harrison Township School District. It also hosts South Harrison Elementary School which serves grades K-6.
Public school students from Mullica Hill also attend Pleasant Valley School (grades 4 - 6), Clearview Regional Middle School (grades 7 & 8), and Clearview Regional High School (grades 9-12). All are located in Mullica Hill. Students that live in South Harrison in Mullica Hill also attend Kingsway Regional Middle School (grades 7 and 8) and Kingsway Regional High School (grades 9-12).
Friends School Mullica Hill is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational day school, serving students in pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade, as well as giving private music lessons. The current school was originally established in 1969, but is part of a local Quaker tradition in the area extending back over 300 years.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Mullica Hill include:
- Jay Accorsi (born 1963), college football coach at Rowan University.
- Wilbur Evans (1905-1987), actor and singer who performed on the radio, in opera, on Broadway, in films, and in early live television.
- Samuel Gibbs French (1818-1910), author and Confederate General during the Civil War.
- John W. Hazelton (1814-1878), represented New Jersey's 1st congressional district from 1871-1875.
- Nathan T. Stratton (1813-1887), represented New Jersey's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1851 to 1855.
- Al Szolack (born c. 1950), retired basketball player best known for his time spent on the Washington Generals, the traveling exhibition team best known for their spectacular losing streak in exhibition games against the Harlem Globetrotters.
- Gazetteer of New Jersey Places, United States Census Bureau. Accessed July 21, 2016.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mullica Hill Census Designated Place, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed November 10, 2012.
- DP-1 - Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data for Mullica Hill CDP, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed November 10, 2012.
- Look Up a ZIP Code for Mullica Hill, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed November 10, 2012.
- American FactFinder, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
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- Werner, Charles Jolly. Eric Mullica and his descendants: A Swedish pioneer in New Jersey, C.J. Werner, New Gretna, New Jersey: 1930.
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- DP-1 - Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2000 from the Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data for Mullica Hill CDP, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed November 10, 2012.
- History, Friends School Mullica Hill. Accessed November 11, 2012.
- Gloucester County Bus / Rail Connections, New Jersey Transit, backed up by the Internet Archive as of July 26, 2010. Accessed November 11, 2012.
- "Long-Sought Route 322 Bypass Gets Grand Opening In Gloucester County, NJ", KYW-TV, January 11, 2012. Accessed December 1, 2012.
- Jay Accorsi, Rowan University. Accessed November 10, 2012. "Accorsi resides in Mullica Hill, NJ with his wife Nancy and daughters, Gabrielle and Rachel and son, Jack."
- Staff. "Wilbur Evans Is Dead; A Singer on Broadway", The New York Times, June 3, 1987. Accessed March 29, 2016. "Wilbur Evans, a singer and actor who starred opposite Mary Martin in the London production of South Pacific, died Sunday at his home in Mullica Hill, N.J."
- Historical Sites, Gloucester County, New Jersey. "The General French House 136 South Broad Street, Woodbury Built ca. 1766, this house gained fame during the Civil War because it was owned by a General in the Confederate Army. General Samuel Gibbs French, though born in Mullica Hill, chose to fight on the side of the Confederacy."
- John Wright Hazelton, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 16, 2007.
- Nathan Taylor Stratton. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 25, 2007.
- Williams, Victoria. "Under Control", Gloucester County Times, January 15, 2009. Accessed March 29, 2016. "Big Al, wife Carol, and their daughters, Karolena, 18, and Olivia, 11, reside in Mullica Hill."
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