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Encyclopedia > Woodbine, New Jersey
Woodbine Borough highlighted in Cape May County. Inset map: Cape May County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Woodbine Borough highlighted in Cape May County. Inset map: Cape May County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.

Woodbine is a borough in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. It is part of the Ocean City Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 2,716. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 501 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (549 × 657 pixel, file size: 15 KB, MIME type: image/png)taken from State of New Jersey website - adapted by H. Cheney - GFDL & CC-SA-BY Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 501 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (549 × 657 pixel, file size: 15 KB, MIME type: image/png)taken from State of New Jersey website - adapted by H. Cheney - GFDL & CC-SA-BY Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or... A Borough (sometimes spelled Boro on road signage) in the context of New Jersey local government refers to one of five types and one of twelve forms of municipal government. ... Cape May County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Ocean City highlighted in Cape May County. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


Woodbine was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 3, 1903, from portions of Dennis Township.[1] The Legislature of New Jersey is the U.S. state of New Jerseys legislative branch, seated in the New Jersey State House at the states capital, Trenton. ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 1900 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Dennis Township highlighted in Cape May County. ...

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Geography

Woodbine is located at 39°13′59″N, 74°48′37″W (39.233087, -74.810236)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 20.7 km² (8.0 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Woodbine borders Dennis Township and Upper Township. Dennis Township highlighted in Cape May County. ... Upper Township highlighted in Cape May County. ...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1930 2,164
1940 2,111 -2.4%
1950 2,417 14.5%
1960 2,823 16.8%
1970 2,625 -7.0%
1980 2,809 7.0%
1990 2,678 -4.7%
2000 2,716 1.4%
Est. 2005 2,569 [2] -5.4%
Population 1930 - 1990[3]

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 2,716 people, 773 households, and 558 families residing in the borough. The population density was 131.1/km² (339.6/mi²). There were 1,080 housing units at an average density of 52.1/km² (135.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough was 53.39% White, 32.40% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 11.01% from other races, and 2.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.24% of the population. The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twetieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,542,199, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 773 households out of which 41.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.1% were married couples living together, 27.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.21. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...


In the borough the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 142.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 158.2 males.


The median income for a household in the borough was $30,298, and the median income for a family was $31,786. Males had a median income of $30,139 versus $24,150 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $13,335. About 18.8% of families and 17.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.9% of those under age 18 and 11.6% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

Local government

The Borough of Woodbine is governed by a Mayor and a six-member Borough Council. The mayor serves a four-year term of office and is directly elected by the voters. Borough Council members serve three year terms of office on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year.


The Mayor of Woodbine is William Pikolycky, whose term of office ends on December 31, 2006. The members of the Woodbine Borough Council are Council President Anthony Saduk (2008), Gerald Sanford (2008), Eduardo Ortiz (2007), Joseph Schweibinz (2007), Louis Murray (2006) and David Rodriguez (2006).[4] December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Federal, state and county representation

Woodbine is in the Second Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 1st Legislative District.[5]


New Jersey's Second Congressional District, covering all of Atlantic County, Cape May County, Cumberland County and Salem County and portions of Burlington County, Camden County and Gloucester County, is represented by Frank LoBiondo (R, Vineland). New Jersey is represented in the Senate by Frank Lautenberg (D, Cliffside Park) and Bob Menendez (D, Hoboken). New Jerseys Second Congressional District is currently represented by Republican Frank LoBiondo. ... Atlantic County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Cape May County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Salem County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Location in the state of New Jersey Formed 1694 Seat Mount Holly Area  - Total  - Water 2,122 km² (819 mi²) 38 km² (15 mi²) 1. ... Camden County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Gloucester County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... Frank A. LoBiondo (born May 12, 1946) is a trucking executive and American Republican Party politician, who has been a member of the United States House of Representatives since 1995, representing New Jerseys Second Congressional District (map). ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Vineland highlighted in Cumberland County. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Senate composition following 2006 elections The United States Senate is... Frank Raleigh Lautenberg (born January 23, 1924) is a businessman and Democratic Party politician. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Map highlighting Cliffside Parks location within Bergen County. ... Robert Bob Menendez (born January 1, 1954) is a Democratic Senator from New Jersey. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Map of New Jersey highlighting Hoboken Image of Hoboken taken by NASA (red line shows where Hoboken is). ...


The 1st legislative district of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Nicholas Asselta (R) and in the Assembly by Nelson Albano (D, Vineland) and Jeff Van Drew (D, Dennis Township). The Governor of New Jersey is Jon Corzine (D, Hoboken). The Legislature of New Jersey is the U.S. state of New Jerseys legislative branch, seated in the New Jersey State House at the states capital, Trenton. ... The Legislature of New Jersey is the U.S. state of New Jerseys legislative branch, seated in the New Jersey State House at the states capital, Trenton. ... The New Jersey Senate is the upper house of the New Jersey Legislature. ... Sen. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Democratic Party. ... The New Jersey General Assembly is the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature. ... Nelson Albano (born March 11, 1954) was elected to the New Jersey General Assembly to represent the 1st legislative district, where he will take office on January 10, 2006. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... Vineland highlighted in Cumberland County. ... Assemblyman Jeff Van Drew Jeff Van Drew (born February 23, 1953) serves in the New Jersey General Assembly representing the 1st legislative district since 2002. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... Dennis Township highlighted in Cape May County. ... The Governor of New Jersey is the chief executive of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Jon Stevens Corzine (born January 1, 1947) is the current Governor of New Jersey. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Map of New Jersey highlighting Hoboken Image of Hoboken taken by NASA (red line shows where Hoboken is). ...


Cape May County is governed by a five-member Board of Chosen Freeholders. Cape May County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Daniel Beyel (term expires December 31, 2008), Freeholder Vice-Director Ralph E. Sheets, Jr. (2008), Ralph E. Bakley, Sr. (2007), Leonard C. Desiderio (2006) and Gerald M. Thornton (2007). Cape May County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... The Board of Chosen Freeholders is the legislative body in each of the 21 counties in New Jersey. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


History

Woodbine was founded in 1891 as a haven for Eastern European Jews who were being persecuted in the Czarist pogroms. The Baron DeHirsch Fund, organized by the millionaire railroad tycoon Baron DeHirsch, purchased 5,300 acres of land in Dennis Township, in Cape May County, New Jersey to start a settlement. Immigrants from Poland and Russia were invited to settle the new community. Within two years, they cleared the forest and built a town and thriving farms. 800 acres of land were set aside as town lots. The residential center of Woodbine still uses the same grid that was originally laid out in 1891. Using modern agricultural practices, the first colonists (Woodbine was sometimes called the "Jewish Colony" in the early days) turned Woodbine into a model agricultural community. Dennis Township highlighted in Cape May County. ... Cape May County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ...


Woodbine was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 3, 1903, from portions of Dennis Township.[1] Because most of the original settlers were Jewish, Woodbine became known as "the first self-governing Jewish community since the fall of Jerusalem." The Legislature of New Jersey is the U.S. state of New Jerseys legislative branch, seated in the New Jersey State House at the states capital, Trenton. ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 1900 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Dennis Township highlighted in Cape May County. ...


The community started the Baron DeHirsch Agricultural College in 1894. Until it was closed during World War I (1917), the college was a model of progressive education. The college and its graduates won many state, national, and international awards. World War I, however, signalled a change in the community from a community with an agricultural economy to one with a light manufacturing economy. The Baron DeHirsch Agricultural College became what is today the Woodbine Developmental Center, a state run facility for training the mentally-handicapped. The Developmental Center is Cape May County's largest employer. Combatants Allied Powers: Russian Empire France British Empire Italy United States Central Powers: Austria-Hungary German Empire Ottoman Empire Bulgaria Commanders Nikolay II Aleksey Brusilov Georges Clemenceau Joseph Joffre Ferdinand Foch Robert Nivelle Herbert H. Asquith D. Lloyd George Sir Douglas Haig Sir John Jellicoe Victor Emmanuel III Luigi Cadorna...


During World War II, the United States Army built an airfield in Woodbine to be used as a training base and as a base for anti-submarine patrols. German U-boats were very active off the East Coast of America, especially off the Jersey coast. Today, the airport is the center of Woodbine's redevelopment efforts. The current runways can land aircraft almost as large as a Boeing 727. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The United States Army is one of the armed forces of the United States and has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... U-boat is also a nickname for some diesel locomotives built by GE; see List of GE locomotives October 1939. ... The Boeing 727 is a mid-size, single-aisle (narrow-body) commercial jet airliner. ...


On March 7, 2007, a Mega Millions lottery ticket sold at Campark Liquors in Woodbine was one of two winning tickets sharing the $390 million first prize. The winners were Richard Wilson of Woodbine and Ed Nabors in Dalton, Georgia, at $195 million a piece. [6] March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... The Mega Millions logo Mega Millions is a multi-state US$1 lottery game in the United States. ... Chris likes to win the lottery. ... Dalton is a city located in Whitfield County, Georgia. ...


Education

Students in kindergarten through eighth grade attend the Woodbine Elementary School.


Students in grades 9-12 attend high school in Millville, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Millville Public Schools. Students attend Memorial High School for grades 9 and half of the 10th grade and Millville Senior High School [1] for half of the 10th grade through the 12th grade. Millville highlighted in Cumberland County. ... A sending/receiving relationship is one in which a public school district sends some or all of its students to attend the schools of another district. ... Millville Public Schools is a school district that serves the city of Millville, in Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States. ... Memorial High School is a public high school in Millville, New Jersey. ... Millville Senior High School is a comprehensive four-year public high school located in Millville, New Jersey, as part of the Millville Public Schools. ...


References

  1. ^ a b "The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968", John P. Snyder, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 116.
  2. ^ Census data for Woodbine borough, United States Census Bureau, accessed March 1, 2007
  3. ^ Jersey Resident Population by Municipality: 1930 - 1990, accessed March 1, 2007
  4. ^ Mayor and Borough Council Members, accessed March 7, 2007. 2006 council still shown as of date accessed.
  5. ^ League of Women Voters: 2006 New Jersey Citizen's Guide to Government, p. 66, accessed August 30, 2006
  6. ^ N.J.'s Mega Millions mystery prompts a wealth of questions, The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 9, 2007

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Boroughs Avalon | Cape May Point | Stone Harbor | West Cape May | West Wildwood | Wildwood Crest | Woodbine
Cities Cape May | North Wildwood | Ocean City | Sea Isle City | Wildwood
Townships Dennis Township | Lower Township | Middle Township | Upper Township
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