Introduction to Carneys Point, New Jersey

Carneys Point, New Jersey, in Salem county, is 4 miles SE of Wilmington, Delaware and 23 miles SW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is home to some 7,684 residents.

Carneys Point History

Carneys Point was originally a part of Penn's Neck Township, which was formed around 1701. On July 10, 1721, Penn's Neck Township was divided into two townships, Upper Penns Neck Township and Lower Penns Neck Township. Upper Penns Neck Township was officially incorporated on February 21, 1798. On November 10, 1976, the township was renamed Carneys Point, after local landowner Thomas Carney.

Carneys Point and nearby Attractions

  • Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum
  • Amstel House
  • Bellevue State Park
  • Brandywine Battlefield
  • New Jersey State Aquarium

Things To Do In Carneys Point

The Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum, the Delaware History Museum, and the Salem County Historical Society Museum showcase exhibits of historical importance. The Amstel House, the brick mansion of Dr. John Finney, and Brandywine Battlefield are two historic sites located near Carneys Point. The Bellevue State Park and Brandywine Creek State Park offer opportunities for fishing, hiking and picnicking. The Brandywine Zoo, the New Jersey State Aquarium, Camden Children's Garden, Adventure Aquarium, and the Philadelphia Zoo are all accessible from Carney’s point as well.

Carneys Point Transportation

Air transportation is available from Philadelphia International Airport.

Carneys Point Higher Education

Salem Community College is located in Carneys Point. Others nearby include Widener University and the University of Delaware.


Total Population 7,919
Male Share of the Population 45.3%
Female Share of the Population 54.7%
Senior Citizens 19.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,239
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 44.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.6%
Median Earnings25+ $41,773
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,419
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,432


Median Family Income $66,151
% Above Poverty Level 87.6%
% Below Poverty Level 12.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 2.8%


People Living Alone 31.1%
Median Gross Rent $959
Median House Value $164,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.3%
US/American 0%
English 7.1%
Irish 17.9%

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

Carneys Point Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles SE of Wilmington, Delaware (center to center)
Nearest Large City 23 miles SW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Salem
Standard Zip Codes 08069
Phone Area Codes 856
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.711
Longitude -75.47

Carneys Point Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 7.5 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 67 to 86 F
Oct Temp 46 to 66 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 40 F
Apr Temp 46 to 63 F
Jul Temp 70 to 88 F
Oct Temp 50 to 65 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 41 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Carneys Point Township (08069)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Logan 6,008 $104,342
Penns Grove 5,032 $34,028
Pennsville 13,057 $77,307
Swedesboro 2,612 $86,250
Woodstown 3,562 $102,411
Woolwich 11,546 $128,474

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

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Student/teacher ratio: 10.4

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