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The unincorporated community of Malaga is located in the Township of Franklin, situated in the southern region of Gloucester County, New Jersey. The neighboring towns are Newfield, Willow Grove, Pittsgrove, and Alliance. West Boulevard travels across the neighborhood, as does Harding Highway and Old Marshall Mill Road. The Malaga Lake Park is in the northern section and includes a manufactured 105-acre lake. The neighborhood is within ZIP Code 08328.
The town was named after a town in Spain. Some of the early residents and landowners that arrived earlier than 1813 included:
Miller owned a large tract of land that included several thousand acres and upon the land was a farmhouse and a few tenements. Stanger purchased the land from Miller in 1813 and built a sawmill by the stream. The mill produced lumber used for glasswork production. The Malaga GlassWorks had a huge influence on the village's economy. Stanger owned a pioneer store that was connected to the glassworks facility. A wheelwright and blacksmith establishment was as well.
Some of the former postmasters included:
Along Delsea Drive are many dining options for the residents and visitors of the community. Some of these include:
There is a man-made lake in the northern region that was created by a dam constructed over 100 years ago on the Maurice River Watershed. The park by the lake offers the neighborhood a place to enjoy the following activities in addition to fishing and bird watching:
Some of the frequently viewed waterfowl include:
The neighborhood is home to several places of worship, including the following:
Within the greater area that falls in the 08328 ZIP Code, 1,291 residents make up the 463 households. The breakdown of the ethnicities within the community include:
Approximately 91.0% of the residents speak English as their first language, while 4.3% speak Spanish. Some of the commonly found ancestries include:
The community is an upper-middle-income neighborhood, and the median income is $51,400 per household. Some of the most prominent occupations held by the working residents include:
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