Introduction to Bellmawr, New Jersey

Bellmawr, New Jersey, in Camden county, is 1 mile SE of Gloucester, New Jersey and 6 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is part of the Philadelphia metropolitan statistical area. About 11,262 people live in Bellmawr.

Bellmawr History

This area was originally a part of Centre Township, which is no longer existent. The town was named after a horse breeder Edward C. Bell.

Bellmawr and nearby Attractions

  • New Jersey State Aquarium
  • Camden Children's Garden
  • Adventure Aquarium
  • American Swedish Historical Museum
  • Indian King Tavern Museum
  • Tavistock Country Club

Things To Do In Bellmawr

The Bellmawr Lake is a popular spot for rest and recreational activities. The town has several organizations that are dedicated to different sports, and sporting events are held here on a regular basis. The recreation department also organizes events, outdoor activities and holiday celebrations.

Bellmawr Transportation

The Philadelphia International Airport is nearby.

Bellmawr Higher Education

One can apply for higher studies at Rutgers University, Camden County College, MCP Hahnemann University and Art Institute of Philadelphia.


Total Population 11,538
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 17.9%
Employed Population 16+ 5,568
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 46.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.5%
Median Earnings25+ $38,150
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,408
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,572


Median Family Income $63,323
% Above Poverty Level 86.1%
% Below Poverty Level 13.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 3.8%


People Living Alone 29.7%
Median Gross Rent $807
Median House Value $175,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 9.3%
Irish 29.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bellmawr Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 0 miles SE of Gloucester, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 6 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Camden
Standard Zip Codes 08031
P.O. Box Zip Codes 08099
Phone Area Codes 856
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.867
Longitude -75.095

Bellmawr Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.3 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 9.3 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 40 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches
Distance 9.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brooklawn 1,879 $64,554
Gloucester 64,356 $84,642
Haddon Heights 7,425 $109,526
Mount Ephraim 4,669 $76,750
Runnemede 8,435 $69,119
Westville 4,263 $66,461

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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