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Borough of Somerdale

  •   State: 
    New Jersey
    Camden County
      County FIPS: 
    39°50′43″N 75°01′18″W
      Area total: 
    1.39 sq mi (3.61 km²)
      Area land: 
    1.39 sq mi (3.61 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
    85 ft (26 m)
    Incorporated April 23, 1929
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Somerdale, Camden County, New Jersey, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    3,998.6 residents per square mile of area (1,543.9/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Somerdale is a borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 5,151, reflecting a decline of 41 (0.8%) from the 5,192 counted in the 2000 Census. The Borough of Somerdale was created on April 23, 1929, from portions of Clementon Township, one of seven municipalities created from the now-defunct township. The borough borders the Camden County municipalities of Cherry Hill, Gloucester Township, Hi-Nella, Lawnside, Lindenwold, Magnolia, Stratford, Voorhees Township. The median household income was $60,991 (with a margin of error of +/ $10,116) and the median family income was$71,862 (+/ $7,180) in the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household incomes were $60.991 and $71.862 for a family of four. The per capita income for the borough was $26,221 (+ / $2,206). About 2.2% of families and 5.2%. of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.8% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over. In the 2010 Census, there were 2,026 households, and 1,345 families in the borough. The population density was 3,714.0 per square mile (1,434.0/km²).


Somerdale is the primary city name, but also Hi Nella are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Borough of Somerdale . According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.39 square miles (3.61 km²), all of which was land.Somerdale borders the Camden County municipalities of Cherry Hill, Gloucester Township, Hi-Nella, Lawnside, Lindenwold, Magnolia, Stratford, Voorhees Township. The borough has a population of 1,788. It is located on the Delaware River, which runs through the borough. The town's population is 1,872. It has a total land area of  1,769 square miles, all of which is land. It also has a water area of 1.769 square miles (2.766 km²), which is the largest in Camden County. It borders the towns of Camden and Gloucester, as well as the city of Camden, and the town of Somerdale, New Jersey. It was founded in 1838. The population was 1,638 at the time of the U.S. Census Bureau's first recorded  Census in 1841. The current population is 2,764. It had a population of 1,787 at the 2010  Census bureau's estimate. The city's name is derived from the word "somerdale" which means "savior" or "guardian" in English. It means "to protect or to protect" in French.


As of the 2000 United States Census there were 5,192 people, 2,068 households, and 1,379 families residing in the borough. The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $60,991 (with a margin of error of +/ $10,116) and the median family income was$71,862 (+/ $7,180). Males had a median income of $46,132 (-/ $3,220) versus $32,287 (-/$3,698) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $26,221 (-/-$2,206) About 2.2% of families and 5.2%. of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.8% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over. The median age of the borough is 41.1 years. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 96.4 males. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.11. The racial makeup of the Borough was 75.35% White, 17.66% African American, 3.24% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.08% from other races, and 2.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.19% (422) of thePopulation. In the borough the population was spread out, with 22.3% under the age of 18.


Somerdale is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government, which is used in 218 municipalities (of the 564) statewide. The governing body is comprised of the Mayor and the Borough Council, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. As of 2022, the Mayor of Somerdale is Democrat Gary J. Passanante, whose term of office ends December 31, 2023. Camden County is governed by a Board of County Commissioners comprised of seven members chosen at- Large in partisan elections for three-year terms on a staggered basis. In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 72.4% of the vote (1,718 votes) ahead of Republican Mitt Romney with 26.8% (635 votes) The borough is located in the 1st Congressional District and is part of N.J.'s 6th state legislative district. For the 117th United States Congress, New Jersey's First Congressional District is represented by Donald Norcross (D, Camden). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2027) and Bob Menendez (Harrison, term end 2025) As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 3,955 registered voters in Somer Dale, of which 1,457 were registered as Democrats, 318 as Republicans and 1,215 as Unaffiliated. There were 5affiliated voters registered as Libertarians or Greens.


The Somerdale School District serves public school students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. As of the 2020-2021 school year, the district, comprised of one school, had an enrollment of 461 students and 44.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a studentteacher ratio of 10.5:1. For ninth grade through twelfth grade, students attend Sterling High School, a regional high school district that also serves students from Magnolia and Stratford, along with the sending districts of Hi-Nella and Laurel Springs. Seats on the district's board of education are allocated based on the population of the constituent municipalities, with three seats assigned to Somer Dale. Our Lady of Grace was a K8 elementary school that operated under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden. As part of the reorganization by the Camden Diocese, Our Lady Of Grace School and the associated church were both closed, after a November 2009 announcement from the Camden diocese. The church was one of three churches that would be closed and combined to create our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Lindenwold. The high school is located in Somerale, with a student enrollment of 912 students and 69.0 teachers. The district's school board is made up of three members, all of whom live in the town of Somerley. The school district is part of a larger district that includes the towns of Stratford and Magnolia.


As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 24.21 miles (38.96 km) of roadways, of which 19.46 miles (31.32 km) were maintained by the municipality and 3.52 miles (5.66 km) by Camden County. U.S. Route 30 traverses the borough, from the border with Magnolia to the north and to Stratford to the south.NJ Transit bus service between the borough and Philadelphia is available on the 403 route (from Turnersville to Camden) and the 451 route. The borough is home to the New Jersey Medical Examiner's Office, which conducts autopsies on the elderly and disabled. The New Jersey Department of Transportation maintains 1.23 miles (1.98km) of roads in the borough. It is the only borough in New Jersey to have its own police force, which was formed in the early 1900s. The town has a population of about 2,000. It was named after a former mayor of the town of Camden, New Jersey, who was killed in a car accident in 1929. The current mayor of Camden is John McKeon, who served as mayor from 1987 to 1991. The city's name is derived from the town's name, which means "council" or "town" in English. It also means "town of the same name" in Spanish. It has a number of historic buildings, including the Camden County Courthouse, which dates back to the 17th century.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Somerdale, Camden County, New Jersey = 9.5. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 10. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Somerdale = 3.9 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 5,566 individuals with a median age of 41.4 age the population dropped by -2.81% in Somerdale, Camden County, New Jersey population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 3,998.6 residents per square mile of area (1,543.9/km²). There are average 2.43 people per household in the 2,079 households with an average household income of $58,936 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 10.60% of the available work force and has dropped -5.58% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 18.24%. The number of physicians in Somerdale per 100,000 population = 327.6.


The annual rainfall in Somerdale = 44.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 23.5 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 89. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 209. 87 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 23.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 44, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Somerdale, Camden County, New Jersey which are owned by the occupant = 70.20%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 47 years with median home cost = $153,350 and home appreciation of -13.79%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $29.76 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $8,210 per student. There are 12.8 students for each teacher in the school, 901 students for each Librarian and 313 students for each Counselor. 7.37% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 9.68% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 7.15% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Somerdale's population in Camden County, New Jersey of 1,151 residents in 1930 has increased 4,84-fold to 5,566 residents after 90 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.87% female residents and 49.13% male residents live in Somerdale, Camden County, New Jersey.

    As of 2020 in Somerdale, Camden County, New Jersey are married and the remaining 47.63% are single population.

  • 29 minutes is the average time that residents in Somerdale require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    74.27% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 11.40% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 8.24% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 0.86% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Somerdale, Camden County, New Jersey, 70.20% are owner-occupied homes, another 25.03% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.77% are vacant.

  • The 52.81% of the population in Somerdale, Camden County, New Jersey who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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