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Collings Lakes is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Buena Vista Township in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 1,706.
Collings Lakes is not an incorporated municipality, though homes in the neighborhood are subject to certain deed restrictions and to the Collings Lakes Civic Association. Homeowners are not required to become members of the Civic Association, nor are they required to comply with CLCA bylaws. Homeowners are required to pay an annual fee of $48.00 for "maintenance of lakes and beaches". Membership in the CLCA is voluntary per New Jersey Superior Court ruling on September 15, 2006.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 0.701 square miles (1.816 km2), including 0.639 square miles (1.655 km2) of land and 0.062 square miles (0.161 km2) of water (8.88%).
The 2010 United States Census counted 1,706 people, 575 households, and 442 families in the CDP. The population density was 2,669.9 inhabitants per square mile (1,030.9/km2). There were 605 housing units at an average density of 946.8 per square mile (365.6/km2). The racial makeup was 86.23% (1,471) White, 5.98% (102) Black or African American, 0.53% (9) Native American, 0.59% (10) Asian, 0.12% (2) Pacific Islander, 3.11% (53) from other races, and 3.46% (59) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.31% (193) of the population.
Of the 575 households, 33.2% had children under the age of 18; 58.4% were married couples living together; 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present and 23.1% were non-families. Of all households, 17.7% were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.38.
25.3% of the population were under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 29.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older.