Corbin City is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 492, reflecting an increase of 24 (+5.1%) from the 468 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 56 (+13.6%) from the 412 counted in the 1990 Census.
Corbin City was incorporated as a city by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 11, 1922, from portions of Weymouth Township. The borough was named for robber baron Austin Corbin.
The city has been one of several New Jersey municipalities that have considered consolidation. Corbin City announced it 2008 that it was investigating a prospective merger with neighboring Upper Township, across the county line in Cape May County, citing proximity and that Corbin City's children already attend Upper Township schools. There are no municipalities within New Jersey that have incorporated lands within multiple counties, and by 2010 Cape May County's Board of Chosen Freeholders objected to the plan, citing an analysis that the added costs of serving Corbin City would exceed revenues.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city had a total area of 8.940 square miles (23.156 km2), including 7.665 square miles (19.853 km2) of land and 1.275 square miles (3.303 km2) of water (14.26%).
Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the city include Buck Hill and Rock Point.
The city borders the municipalities of Egg Harbor Township and Estell Manor in Atlantic County; and Upper Township in Cape May County.
The city is one of 56 South Jersey municipalities that are included within the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve, a protected natural area of unique ecology covering 1,100,000 acres (450,000 ha), that has been classified as a United States Biosphere Reserve and established by Congress in 1978 as the nation's first National Reserve. All of the city is included either in the state-designated Pinelands area (which includes portions of Atlantic County, along with areas in Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Ocean counties) or in the Pinelands National Reserve.
Corbin City is the least-populous city in New Jersey. While there are municipalities with smaller populations, they are either boroughs, towns, townships or villages.
The 2010 United States Census counted 492 people, 185 households, and 130.055 families in the city. The population density was 64.2 per square mile (24.8/km2). There were 212 housing units at an average density of 27.7 per square mile (10.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.56% (480) White, 0.41% (2) Black or African American, 0.00% (0) Native American, 1.22% (6) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.61% (3) from other races, and 0.20% (1) from two or more races.