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A Quick History of Stockton, NJ

The car accident lawyers in Stockton, NJ, at NJ Injury Guys offer the following interesting details about the community and its history.


The neighborhood of Stockton is located within the city of Camden in the northwestern region of Camden County, New Jersey. The neighboring communities include Rosedale, Dudley, Marlton, Wellwood, and Merchantville. Federal Street forms the northern border as South 27th Street creates the western. Highland and Myrtle Avenues form the southern borders, and South 42nd Street creates the eastern. 


On February 23, 1859, the neighborhood was incorporated into a township by the New Jersey Legislature. It took land from the Township of Delaware, which is now called Cherry Hill. Merchantville took part of the land in 1874, and Pennsauken took some in 1892. The town was annexed from Camden City in 1899 but is recognized as part of it to this day despite its own United States Postal Service located off Federal Street. 


The community has many options for educating its residents. As many as 10.2% of the residents attending high school are in private school, and 12.4% of preschool-aged children are in private schools. Some of the schools available to the residents include: 

  • Mastery Schools of Camden McGraw Elementary
  • Mastery Schools of Camden-East Camden Middle
  • Alfred Cramer College Preparatory Lab School
  • Woodrow Wilson High School
  • Yahweh Child Development Center


The area was home to 6,660 residents in 2010. This population made up 2,092 households. The racial makeup of the community including:

  • 5.9% white
  • 34.5% African American
  • 58.8% Hispanic or Latino
  • 0.8% Asian

As many as 47.4% of the residents speak Spanish as their primary language, English is spoken by 47.2%, and 0.7% speak Native American languages at home. Approximately 27.3% of the townspeople were born outside of the United States. Some of the commonly found ancestries within the community include:

  • 24.5% Puerto Rican
  • 13.5% Dominican 
  • 10.7% Sub-Saharan African
  • 5.4% Mexican
  • 2.6% Asian

The borough's average annual income was $58,750 for a household and $72,321 for a family. Men averaged a yearly income of $61,250, as women averaged $42,273 in 2010. The most commonly held occupations were the following:

  • 12.5% entertainment
  • 11.9% management 
  • 9.9% administration
  • 9.3% sales 
  • 7.6% facilities
  • 7.3% construction

Follow along for more interesting details about the neighboring community: A Closer Look at Wellwood, NJ

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Gabriel A. DiLeonardo, Sr., Esq.
Date Published: July 21, 2021
Gabriel DiLeonardo, Esq. is a New Jersey licensed attorney-at-law. He helps people who suffer injuries get justice through personal injury lawsuits.
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