Pomona, New Jersey
Pomona, New Jersey
Left: Map highlighting Pomona within Atlantic County: Right: location of Atlantic County in New Jersey.
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|• Total||2.797 sq mi (7.244 km2)|
|• Land||2.797 sq mi (7.244 km2)|
|• Water||0.000 sq mi (0.000 km2) 0.00%|
|Elevation||56 ft (17 m)|
|• Density||2,547.0/sq mi (983.4/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||02389693|
Pomona is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Galloway Township, in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 7,124. The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP code 08240.
Locally, the name "Pomona" is loosely used also to refer to areas adjacent to Pomona proper, including adjoining portions of Hamilton Township and Egg Harbor Township in the vicinity of the Atlantic City International Airport.
Pomona was often described as the home to Stockton University, since the mailing address for the college was a post-office box located in the Pomona Post Office. In 2011, the college changed their mailing address to their main campus (using the street Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway Township, New Jersey).
1990-2010 2000 2010
The 2010 United States Census counted 7,124 people, 2,107 households, and 1,601 families in the CDP. The population density was 2,547.0 per square mile (983.4/km2). There were 2,202 housing units at an average density of 787.3 per square mile (304.0/km2). The racial makeup was 57.99% (4,131) White, 10.64% (758) Black or African American, 0.44% (31) Native American, 22.11% (1,575) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 5.22% (372) from other races, and 3.61% (257) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.22% (942) of the population.
Of the 2,107 households, 43.4% had children under the age of 18; 58.4% were married couples living together; 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present and 24.0% were non-families. Of all households, 19.7% were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.19 and the average family size was 3.68.
26.6% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.4 years. For every 100 females, the population had 86.6 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 82.3 males.
At the 2000 census, there were 4,019 people, 1,297 households and 1,002 families living in the CDP. The population density was 554.2/km2 (1,437.4/mi2). There were 1,357 housing units at an average density of 187.1/km2 (485.3/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 74.15% White, 8.04% African American, 0.35% Native American, 11.99% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.56% from other races, and 1.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.49% of the population.
There were 1,297 households, of which 45.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.7% were non-families. 18.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.8% 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 3.47.
30.4% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 34.9% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 8.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.
The median household income was $52,796, and the median family income was $56,846. Males had a median income of $35,554 versus $29,453 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,182. About 2.3% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 15.9% of those age 65 or over.
- Anne Grunow (born c. 1959), senior research scientist at Ohio State University in the Byrd Polar Research Center.
- Samuel Ojserkis (born 1990), rower who competed in the men's eight event at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
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- Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed April 19, 2015.
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- Brunetti, Michelle. "Galloway Township native has Antarctic peak named for her", The Press of Atlantic City, December 23, 2017. Accessed November 24, 2018. "Anne Grunow, who recently had an Antarctic peak named after her, wasn’t terribly interested in science while a student at Absegami High School in the 1970s. 'I was dead set against doing anything with math or science. I loved history,' said the senior research scientist at Ohio State University and member of Absegami’s Class of 1977.... She always loved being outdoors, having grown up on a potato farm in the Pomona section of Galloway Township."
- Sam Ojserkis, United States Olympic Committee. Accessed August 11, 2016. "Birthplace: Pomona, N.J.; Hometown: Linwood, N.J.; High School: Mainland Regional High School (Linwood, N.J.) '08"