Chesterfield, New Jersey

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Chesterfield, New Jersey

Introduction to Chesterfield, New Jersey

Chesterfield, New Jersey, in Burlington county, is 8 miles SE of Trenton, New Jersey and 30 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town’s population is 5,955.

Chesterfield History

Originally formed in 1688, Chesterfield was reformed by a Royal Charter in 1713. An Act of the New Jersey Legislature incorporated the town on Februaury 21, 1798. Chesterfield encompasses three distinct communities, Crosswicks, Chesterfield and Sykesville. Quakers settled in Crosswicks in 1677.

Chesterfield and nearby Attractions

  • Barclay Farmstead Museum
  • Lebanon State Forest
  • Albert Einstein House
  • Sesame Place
  • Rancocas State Park
  • Adventure Aquarium

Things To Do In Chesterfield

Stone Museum offers a unique display of minerals, fossils and fluorescent rocks. The New Jersey State Museum has many exhibits depicting the history of the state. Popular historic sites nearby include the Albert Einstein House, the Princeton Battlefield, the Washington Crossing Historic Park and the Kuser Farm Mansion.

Chesterfield Transportation

Atlantic City International Airport is nearby.

Chesterfield Higher Education

L+Nearby colleges and universities include Thomas Edison State College, Burlington County College, Princeton University and Holy Family College.

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High Points

Chesterfield strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New Jersey):

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Chesterfield Low Property Crime
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Chesterfield Well-Paid Single Men
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Chesterfield Low Violent Crime
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Chesterfield People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Chesterfield Low Rate of Poverty
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Chesterfield Racial Diversity
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Chesterfield Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Chesterfield, New Jersey

Comparing Chesterfield to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New Jersey (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Racial Diversity 10 10
Age of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 9
Average Household Size 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 10
Median Family Income 10 9
College Educated Adults 7 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Public Transportation Use 8 3
Short Commute Times 2 5
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 5 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 3
Affordability of Rents 1 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1
People Living Alone 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 10 10

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Chesterfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles SE of Trenton, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 30 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Burlington
Standard Zip Codes 08505
Phone Area Codes 609
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.115
Longitude -74.639

Chesterfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.5 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
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 41 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 50.2 inches
Distance 20.1 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
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Chesterfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,955 100%
Male 4,619 77.6%
Female 1,336 22.4%
Under 18 705 11.8%
18+ 5,250 88.2%
65+ 299 5%
Median Age 24.6
Average Family Size 3.19
White 2,960 49.7%
African-American 2,225 37.4%
Asian 38 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 40 0.7%
Other 503 8.4%
Mixed Race 184 3.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 735 12.3%

Estimated Chesterfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,185
Growth 230
Growth % 3.9%

Chesterfield Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.5%
Italian 13.3%
Irish 11.7%
German 9.5%
English 7.1%
Polish 5.9%
US/American 4.1%
African 2.7%
Scottish 1.3%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
Jamaican 0.9%
Hungarian 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Russian 0.7%
Dutch 0.6%
Norwegian 0.5%
Swiss 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Slovak 0.4%
Haitian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
European 0.4%
Swedish 0.3%
British 0.3%
Portuguese 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Bermudan 0.2%
West Indian 0.2%
Israeli 0.2%
Ethiopian 0.2%
Nigerian 0.2%
Ghanian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Chesterfield Township (08515)
Crosswicks (08515)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Chesterfield 5,955 $91,267
Allentown 1,882 $79,843
Bordentown 3,969 $59,872
Fieldsboro 522 $66,607
North Hanover 7,347 $45,553
Upper Freehold 4,282 $78,334
Wrightstown 748 $29,375
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