Introduction to Collingswood, New Jersey

Collingswood, New Jersey, in Camden county, is 2 miles SW of Cherry Hill, New Jersey and 5 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is conveniently located inside the Philadelphia metropolitan area. There are an estimated 14,326 people in Collingswood.

Collingswood History

Collingswood was settled by the Quakers in the late 17th century. During the 18th and 19th centuries the present day town of Collingswood was mostly a farm owned by the Collings family. Before its incorporation, the land was a part of the Haddon Township. It was incorporated on May 22, 1888 as a borough. The area was named after Edward Collings Knight, one of the descendants of the Collings family. The Stokes-Lees mansion of Collingswood is one of the oldest houses of Camden County.

Collingswood and nearby Attractions

  • Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum
  • Indian King Tavern Museum
  • Independence National Park
  • Adventure Aquarium
  • Camden County Parks
  • Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site
  • Rancocas State Park

Things To Do In Collingswood

Collingswood includes a number of parks and playgrounds. You can also enjoy movie or a live musical concert at Collingswood. Apart from these, the town also organizes the Collingswood Book and Music Festival as well as several other events every year.

Collingswood Transportation

The nearest major airport is Philadelphia International.

Collingswood Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are provided by Rutgers University, Temple University, Art Institute Of Philadelphia, Camden County College and other colleges.


Total Population 13,929
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 13.1%
Employed Population 16+ 7,763
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 39.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 42.3%
Median Earnings25+ $44,237
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $28,547
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,385


Median Family Income $79,939
% Above Poverty Level 91.7%
% Below Poverty Level 8.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 13.2%


People Living Alone 37.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,037
Median House Value $244,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.2%
US/American 0.2%
English 12.8%
Irish 25.4%

Collingswood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles SW of Cherry Hill, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 5 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Camden
Standard Zip Codes 08108
Phone Area Codes 856
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.918
Longitude -75.071

Collingswood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 2.5 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 6.5 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
Distance 17.4 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Haddon Township (08107, 08108)

West Collingswood (08107)

Westmont (08108)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Audubon 8,763 $94,448
Audubon Park 1,051 $48,913
Cherry Hill 71,152 $109,015
Merchantville 3,803 $66,820
Oaklyn 4,022 $88,875
Woodlynne 2,972 $44,598

Collingswood Public Libraries

Collingswood Free Public Library
Collingswood, New Jersey
(856) 858-0649

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