Hi-Nella, New Jersey

Hi-Nella is a Borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 1,029.

The Borough of Hi-Nella was created on April 23, 1929, from Clementon Township, one of seven municipalities created from the now-defunct township, and one of five new municipalities (joining Lindenwold, Pine Hill, Pine Valley and Somerdale) created on that same date.


Hi-Nella is located at (39.837163, -75.020002).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), all of it land.

Hi-Nella borders Gloucester Township, Somerdale, and Stratford.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,029 people, 472 households, and 260 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,536.9 people per square mile (1,727.4/km²). There were 495 housing units at an average density of 2,182.5/sq mi (831.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 71.04% White, 19.24% African American, 3.11% Asian, 4.37% from other races, and 2.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.90% of the population.

There were 472 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.6% were married couples living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.9% were non-families. 36.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the borough the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 36.3% from 25 to 44, 14.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 89.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $34,948, and the median income for a family was $38,393. Males had a median income of $32,308 versus $25,759 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $19,285. About 9.9% of families and 12.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.7% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.


Local government

Hi-Nella is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The government consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at large. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year.

Federal, state and county representation

Hi-Nella is in the First Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 5th Legislative District.


Hi-Nella is a non-operating school district. For Kindergarten through eighth grade, public school students from Hi-Nella attend school in Oaklyn as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Oaklyn Public School District.

For grades 9 - 12, public school students attend Sterling High School, a regional high school serving students from Magnolia, Somerdale, Stratford, along with the sending districts of Hi-Nella and Laurel Springs. The high school is located in Somerdale. Prior to this agreement, Hi-Nella students attended Collingswood High School.


New Jersey Transit local bus service 451, 455 and 457 routes.


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