Somers Point, New Jersey

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Somers Point is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. At the United States 2000 Census, the city population was 11,614.

The City of Somers Point is in the eastern part of Atlantic County, southwest of Atlantic City.

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History

Somers Point was once known as the Somerset Plantation and its settlement started around 1693.

Somers Point was originally incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 24, 1886, from portions of Egg Harbor Township, based on the results of a referendum held five days earlier. The borough was reincorporated on April 2, 1890, based on the previous day's referendum. Somers Point was incorporated as a city on April 9, 1902, from all of Somers Point borough and additional portions of Egg Harbor Township.[6]

Geography

Somers Point is located at 39°19′09″N 74°36′01″W / 39.319165°N 74.600300°W / 39.319165; -74.600300 (39.319165, -74.600300).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.2 square miles (13.4 km2), of which, 4.0 square miles (10.4 km2) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (3.0 km2) of it (22.05%) is water.

Demographics

At the 2000 census[3], there were 11,614 people, 4,920 households and 2,952 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,883.1 per square mile (1,112.7/km2). There were 5,402 housing units at an average density of 1,341.0/sq mi (517.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 85.66% White, 7.01% African American, 0.25% Native American, 3.17% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.25% from other races, and 1.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.99% of the population.

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