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Overview

Introduction to Bridgeton, New Jersey

Bridgeton, New Jersey, in Cumberland county, is 11 miles W of Vineland, New Jersey and 36 miles S of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The city is located in the Vineland - Millville - Bridgeton metropolitan area.

Bridgeton History

Bridgeton was first settled in 1686, when a sawmill was established by Richard Hancock. It was originally a part of the Deerfield Township. On March 1, 1865, Bridgeton was incorporated as a township. On March 1, 1865, Bridgeton was reincorporated as a city, replacing both Cohansey Township and Bridgeton Township. It has the largest historic district in New Jersey.

Bridgeton and nearby Attractions

  • Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Village
  • Nail House Museum
  • Bellevue State Park
  • Cohanzick Zoo
  • George Woodruff Museum
  • Fort Delaware State Park

Things To Do In Bridgeton

There are several historical sites and museums in and around Bridgeton. You can also enjoy the beautiful landscapes and the wildlife of the Cohanzick Zoo. The city includes a number of Victorian houses and several parks and playgrounds.

Bridgeton Transportation

International flights are available at Philadelphia International Airport.

Bridgeton Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are provided by the Rowan University, Cumberland County College, Delaware State University and Wesley College.

People

Total Population 25,201
Male Share of the Population 58.1%
Female Share of the Population 41.9%
Senior Citizens 6.7%
Employed Population 16+ 8,401
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 27.8%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 5.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $39,226
% Above Poverty Level 68%
% Below Poverty Level 32%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 0.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.4%
Median Gross Rent $990
Median House Value $109,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 78.5%
US/American 0%
English 1.6%
Irish 4.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bridgeton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles W of Vineland, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 36 miles S of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Cumberland
Standard Zip Codes 08302
Phone Area Codes 856
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.427
Longitude -75.234

Bridgeton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station SEABROOK FARMS
Distance 5 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 40 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 67 to 86 F
Oct Temp 46 to 67 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches
Station WOODSTOWN PITTSGROV 4E
Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 41 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Station GLASSBORO 2 NE
Distance 22.4 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Bridgeton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Seabrook (08302)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alloway 3,417 $90,795
Deerfield 3,118 $74,732
Millville 28,515 $58,992
Pittsgrove 9,201 $83,828
Shiloh 492 $76,750
Vineland 60,987 $59,312

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bridgeton Public Libraries

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Cumberland County Library
800 E. COMMERCE STREET
Bridgeton, New Jersey
(856) 453-2210
Library Web Site
Bridgeton Free Public Library
150 E. COMMERCE ST.
Bridgeton, New Jersey
(856) 451-2620
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BRIDGETON HIGH
111 N.WEST AVENUE
856-455-8030
A Title I School.
Serves 1,001 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.9

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601 BRIDGETON AVENUE
609-451-9000
A Vocational School
Serves 36 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 1.2

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