Sicklerville, New Jersey
|Sicklerville, New Jersey|
|Named for||John Sickler|
|Elevation||43 m (141 ft)|
|• Density||700/km2 (1,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||880588|
Sicklerville is an unincorporated community located within Winslow Township in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. It was founded in 1851 by John Sickler, who lived in the area when the present-day town was located within Gloucester Township. The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP Code 08081.
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.
As of the 2010 United States Census, 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 45.3% White, 44.9% 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.
As of the 2000 United States Census, 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.
Houses of worship
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
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Sicklerville include:
- Jordan Burroughs (born 1988), Olympic Gold Medalist 2012 - wrestling.
- Damiere Byrd, wide receiver for the University of South Carolina.
- Edward Forchion (born 1964), marijuana rights activist who uses the name "NJWEEDMAN".
- Priscilla Frederick (born 1989), high jumper and silver medalist at the 2015 Pan American Games.
- 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.
- Brendan McHugh (born 1990), swimmer who specializes in breaststroke events.
- DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 from the 2010 Demographic Profile Data for ZCTA5 08081, United States Census Bureau. Accessed August 4, 2015.
- 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
- Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed June 9, 2016.
- Guercio, Paul Del "History of Sicklerville"
- DP-1 Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2000 from the Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data for ZCTA5 08081, United States Census Bureau. Accessed August 4, 2015.
- 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)."
- Gamecock Football Profile - Damiere Byrd
- 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."
- Stone, Ken. "Sicklerville's Priscilla Frederick Takes 7th in Olympic Trials High JumpThe Paul VI High School alum now looks forward to training for next year—and the 2016 Games.", Gloucester Township Patch, July 2, 2012. Accessed June 9, 2016. "She called herself 'a girl from Sicklerville, coming from nowhere' to make the finals in the biggest U.S. track meet of the year."
- 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.
- Gargan, Guy. "St. Augustine graduate Brendan McHugh sets U.S. swim record", The Press of Atlantic City, August 10, 2014. Accessed August 4, 2015. "McHugh, 24, a resident of the Sicklerville section of Winslow Township, proved his record performance was no fluke by returning to win the 50 breaststroke final in 27.24."