All About Pomona, NJ

The personal injury lawyers in Pomona, NJ, at Garden State Justice Group, have pulled some interesting historical details about the area.


This unincorporated community, a census-designated place, or CDP, is situated in the central region of Atlantic County, New Jersey. Along with several other communities, it forms the Gallaway Township. Some of these communities include: 

  • Absecon
  • Absecon Highlands
  • Brigantine Junction
  • Germania,
  • Hewittville,
  • Higbeetown

The main roadways in the area are Route 30, the Garden State Parkway, Chris Gaupp Drive, and Pomona Road. Route 30, or White Horse Pike, travels just inside the southern border of the town. The Garden State Parkway forms the eastern border, and Jimmie Leeds Road forms the northern edge. The triangular neighborhood covers 1,790.08 acres.


The Lenape Native Ameican Indian tribes inhabited the area for thousands of years prior to the European settlers stepping foot on the land. The Lenape tribe was part of the Algonquian language people that dwelled along the eastern coast. The English were the first colonial settlers to enter the area. The community lies in the Galloway Township, founded in 1774 by a Royal Patent from King George III of Great Britain. 


Home prices in the area are less expensive than 81.6% of the state's other neighborhoods and average $237,694. Rent is also lower than most communities in the state and runs $1,083 per month. The area consists primarily of homeowners but offers many apartment complexes. The town's vacancy rate is lower than in the country at 4.5%. 

The area is home to many small businesses such as the following:

  • Purdy's Galloway Grill
  • Celina Mulberry Market & Cafe
  • Joe's Farm Market


Residents attend the following schools:

  • Pomona Preschool - located on Genoa Avenue 
  • Pomona Elementary School - located on Genoa Avenue 
  • Roland Rodgers Elementary - located on Reeds Road in Galloway
  • Galloway Twp Middle School - located on Reeds Road in Galloway
  • Absegami High School - located on Wrangleboro Road in Galloway


In 2010 the census documented the area's population at 7,124. This total consisted of 2,107 households and 1,601 families. This was a 77.3% increase from 2000's count of 4,019. The households nearly doubled from 1,297 to 2,107. The racial makeup of the community was the following:

  • 57.99% white 
  • 10.64% African American
  • 13.22% Hispanic or Latino
  • 22.11% Asian
  • 0.44% Native American
  • 0.00% Pacific Islander
  • 5.22% other races
  • 3.61% two or more races

Out of the town's population, 23.7% were born in countries other than the United States. Although 61.6% of the residents speak English, as many as 15.2% speak the languages of India as their first language. Additionally, Korean, Chinese ad Spanish are also spoken. The ancestral breakdown of the townspeople was as follows:

  • 19.8% Asian
  • 13.8% Italian
  • 13.6% Irish
  • 9.0% Puerto Rican
  • 7.4% German
  • 3.4% Dominican

The median annual income per household was $52,796 in 2000. The occupational breakdown of the employed adults was the following:

  • 44.3% sales and service positions 
  • 23.9% executive, management, and professional roles
  • 20.9% manufacturing and laborer jobs
  • 10.9% clerical, assistant, and technical support positions

Keep reading: A Closer Look at the History of Absecon Highlands, NJ

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