Egg Harbor City, New Jersey

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Egg Harbor City is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the city population was 4,545.

Egg Harbor City incorporated as a city by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on June 14, 1858, from portions of Galloway Township and Mullica Township. The city was reincorporated on February 13, 1868.[6]

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History

Egg Harbor City was founded in 1854 by German Americans from Philadelphia as a refuge for those being persecuted in the anti-immigrant violence known as the Know-Nothing movement. It remained an island of German language and culture in South Jersey for more than 50 years.

Geography

Egg Harbor City is located at 39°33′00″N 74°37′03″W / 39.549881°N 74.617501°W / 39.549881; -74.617501 (39.549881, -74.617501).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.5 square miles (29.9 km2), of which, 11.1 square miles (28.8 km2) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km2) of it (3.73%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 4,545 people, 1,658 households, and 1,150 families residing in the city. The population density was 409.2 people per square mile (158.0/km2). There were 1,770 housing units at an average density of 159.4/sq mi (61.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 66.80% White, 14.19% African American, 0.37% Native American, 1.25% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 13.49% from other races, and 3.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 24.55% of the population.

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