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About Vineland

Vineland is a city in Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the city had a total population of 56,271. Vineland, Millville and Bridgeton are the three principal New Jersey cities of the Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses those three cities and all of Cumberland County for statistical purposes.

Vineland was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on May 28, 1880, from portions of Landis Township, based on the results of a referendum held three days earlier. On July 5, 1952, Vineland borough and Landis Township were merged to form Vineland city, based on the results of a referendum held on February 5, 1952.[1][4][5]

Demographics

Historical populations
CensusPop. %±
193021,603 
194024,439 13.1%
195029,573 21.0%
196037,685 27.4%
197047,399 25.8%
198053,753 13.4%
199054,780 1.9%
200056,271 2.7%
Est. 200658,271[2]3.6%
Population 1930 - 1990[8]

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 56,271 people, 19,930 households, and 14,210 families residing in the city. The population density was 316.3/km² (819.2/mi²). There were 20,958 housing units at an average density of 117.8/km² (305.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 67.47% White, 13.62% African American, 0.54% Native American, 1.16% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 14.01% from other races, and 3.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 30.00% of the population.

There were 19,930 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,076, and the median income for a family was $47,909. Males had a median income of $35,195 versus $25,518 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,797. About 9.8% of families and 13.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.3% of those under age 18 and 13.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Vineland Public Schools operates Vineland's public schools. The district is an Abbott District. The district is comprised of three kindergarten schools (Butler Avenue School, Oak and Main Elementary School and South Vineland Elementary School), seven K-5 primary schools (except as noted) — Dane Barse School, Cunningham School (grades 1-5), Marie Durand School, Johnstone School, Max Leuchter School, Dr. William Mennies School and John H. Winslow School — five grade 5-8 middle schools (except as noted) — Solve E. D'Ippolito School, Maurice Fels School (grades 6-8), Landis School, Veterans Memorial School and Anthony Rossi School — and both Vineland Senior High School North (grades 9-10) and Vineland Senior High School South (grades 11-12).

The Ellison School is a private, nonsectarian coeducational day school located in Vineland, serving students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The school has a total enrollment of 111 students. The Cumberland Christian School is a large K-12 private school. The city is also home to two Catholic Elementary Schools (St. Francis/St. Isidore and Sacred Heart) and to Sacred Heart High School. Located nearby, in Richland (in Buena Vista Township), is St. Augustine College Preparatory School, an all-male Roman Catholic four-year high school with an enrollment of approximately 550 students in ninth through twelfth grade.

The city is also home to the main campus of Cumberland County College which has undergone several expansions over the last several years.

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