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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 7,725
Male Share of the Population 64.3%
Female Share of the Population 35.7%
Senior Citizens 7.5%
Employed Population 16+ 2,855
Age of the Population 27

Families

% of people married 45.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 44.6%
Median Earnings25+ $71,784
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree $48,482

Wealth

Median Family Income $142,344
% Above Poverty Level 98.5%
% Below Poverty Level 1.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 8.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 5.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 13%
Median Gross Rent $1,579
Median House Value $398,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.9%
US/American 0.3%
English 10.3%
Irish 14.6%

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

Notes:

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

Station PEMBERTON
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
Station NESHAMINY FALLS
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
Station MOORESTOWN
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

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.

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Location Population Median Family Income
Allentown 1,828 $114,449
Bordentown 11,444 $100,560
Fieldsboro 603 $86,875
North Hanover 7,655 $64,576
Upper Freehold 6,898 $129,646
Wrightstown 884 $43,536
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