Introduction to Barrington, New Jersey

Barrington, New Jersey, in Camden county, is 2 miles E of Gloucester, New Jersey (center to center) and 8 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town has a population of 7,084.

Barrington History

The history of Barrington began more than three hundred years ago when William Clark, one of its first settlers, acquired a large tract of land, which was primarily used for farming. The area was part of Gloucester County until it separated in 1844. With the development of the real estate and the railroad in the 1890s, the village of Barrington began to grow. The community was officially incorporated as a borough on March 27th, 1917, from parts of Center Township. It was based on the results of a referendum that was held on April 17th, 1917.

Barrington and Nearby Attractions

  • Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum
  • Adventure Aquarium
  • Philadelphia Zoo
  • Neshaminy State Park
  • Esther M. Klein Art Gallery
  • The Highlands

Things To Do In Barrington

Several museums like the Independence Seaport Museum, the National Museum of American Jewish History, the Barclay Farmstead Museum, and the Woodmere Art Museum are near Barrington. Parks in the vicinity include Rancocas State Park, Independence National Historical Park, Fort Washington State Park, and Neshaminy State Park. Popular historical sites are Gloria Dei Church National Historical Site, Independence National Park, Pennsbury Manor, and Edgar Allan Poe National Historical Site. Other chief attractions include Elmwood Park Zoo, Sesame Place, and Camden Children's Garden.

Barrington Transportation

Air transportation is available from Philadelphia International Airport

Barrington Higher Education

Colleges close to Barrington are Camden County College, Temple University, and La Salle University.


Total Population 6,904
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 17.9%
Employed Population 16+ 3,408
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 44.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.8%
Median Earnings25+ $42,537
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,417


Median Family Income $85,525
% Above Poverty Level 93.6%
% Below Poverty Level 6.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 5%


People Living Alone 36.5%
Median Gross Rent $845
Median House Value $211,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.8%
US/American 0.1%
English 12.2%
Irish 38.6%

Barrington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles E of Gloucester, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Camden
Standard Zip Codes 08007
Phone Area Codes 856
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.864
Longitude -75.055

Barrington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 2 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 41 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 46 to 67 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Distance 8.5 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 41 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
Distance 21 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches

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Location Population Median Family Income
Audubon 8,763 $94,448
Haddon Heights 7,425 $109,526
Haddonfield 11,521 $150,156
Lawnside 2,919 $65,145
Magnolia 4,329 $72,350
Runnemede 8,435 $69,119
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