Mullica Hill

Mullica Hill is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community located within Harrison Township, in Gloucester County, New Jersey. Spicerville was the name of a village on the south bank of Raccoon Creek, which is also called Raccoon River, named after prominent landowner Jacob Spicer. Mullica Hill originally referred to the village on the north bank of Raccoon Creek, named after the sons of Eric Pålsson Mullica, whose sons William, Eric and John Mullica began purchasing land here in 1704. Eventually, both villages became known as just Mullica Hill as the original name of Eric’s grandfather’s house in the Middle of Finland “Mullikkamäki” (mäki means hill). Most of Mullica Hill’s historic buildings were built following the Civil War. In 1991, the entire village was placed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Mullica Hill Historic District.

Mullica Hill hosts Harrison Township Elementary School which serves students in grades K – 3 as part of the Harrison Township School District. It also hosts South Harrison Elementary School which serves grades K-6. Public school students from Mullica Hill also attend Pleasant Valley School (grades 4 – 6), Clearview Regional Middle School (grades 7 & 8), and Clearview Regional High School (grades 9-12). All are located in Mullica Hill. Students that live in South Harrison in Mullica Hill also attend Kingsway Regional Middle School (grades 7 and 8) and Kingsway Regional High School (grades 9-12). Friends School Mullica Hill is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational day school, serving students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, as well as giving private music lessons. The current school was originally established in 1969, but is part of a local Quaker tradition in the area extending back over 300 years.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $38,628, and the median income for a family was $62,321. Males had a median income of $48,295 versus $35,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $22,503. About 6.4% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.4% of those under age 18 and 20.7% of those age 65 or over.

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