Millville was founded in 1802. The Maurice River provided shipping access into the Delaware Bay. Textile mills and glass manufacturing grew along the river and later spread throughout the city. During the late 1980’s and the 1990’s Millville lost nearly 7,500 manufacturing and computer processing jobs. The arts became a catalyst for the downtown area to become revitalized and energize the population of 28,400 citizens.
Median household income is: $49,133
Housing Units: 11,486
Median resident age is: 36.8
Median house or condo price: $158,600
Business & Industry: Total number of firms: 1981Durand Glass and T-Fal assembly plants, food processing, glass tubing and scientific glass mfg., precast concrete and Superior Walls. Hundreds of small businesses in professional and retail sectors are in the Arts District, shopping strips and mall.
The federally designated “wild and scenic” Maurice River winds through the Glasstown Arts District and is host to bald eagles, osprey, otters and beautiful marsh grasses and many plant varieties. At the city marina, a river boat offers scenic tours every Friday and Saturday and by charter. A hike/bike trail meanders through the parks and open space along the river right in the downtown.
The Glasstown Arts District offers a dozen galleries/studios, the Levoy Theatre, upscale and casual dining restaurants and several shops many with artisan crafts for sale.
City of Millville
Cumberland County Cultural & Heritage Commission
Millville Public Schools
Millville Public Library
CCC Arts & Innovation Center
Millville Army Airfield Museum
NJ Motorsports Park