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Overview

Introduction to Deptford, New Jersey

Deptford, New Jersey, in Gloucester county, is 3 miles SW of Gloucester, New Jersey and 9 miles S of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is part of the Philadelphia metropolitan statistical area.

Deptford History

Deptford was founded by Dutch settlers in 1623, and established as a township in June 1695. It was officially incorporated in February of 1798, named after a town in Kentshire, England. The township is famous for being the site where the first hot air balloon landed in North America.

Deptford and nearby Attractions

  • Rancocas State Park
  • Indian King Tavern Museum
  • Benjamin Clark House
  • Independence National Historical Park
  • New Jersey State Aquarium
  • Camden Children's Garden

Things To Do In Deptford

Deptford is famous for the Deptford Mall, which is said to be the seventh largest shopping mall in New Jersey. The Salem County Historical Society Museum, the Historic Basto Village, the Barnes Foundation, the Philadelphia Mint and the Historic Basto Village are all accessible from Deptford. Parks offering swimming, hiking, boating and fishing opportunities include Ridley Creek State Park, Neshaminy State Park and Independence National Historical Park.

Deptford Transportation

Philadelphia International is the nearest major airport.

Deptford Higher Education

Gloucester County College and Camden County College are the local colleges.

People

Total Population 30,538
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 16.1%
Employed Population 16+ 14,651
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 47%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.4%
Median Earnings25+ $46,196
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,104
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,011

Wealth

Median Family Income $80,872
% Above Poverty Level 90.1%
% Below Poverty Level 9.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation 2.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 27%
Median Gross Rent $1,115
Median House Value $183,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.1%
US/American 0.1%
English 8.1%
Irish 28%

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

Deptford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles SW of Gloucester, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 9 miles S of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Gloucester
Standard Zip Codes 08096
Phone Area Codes 856
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.82
Longitude -75.13

Deptford 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 AUDUBON
Distance 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
Station GLASSBORO 2 NE
Distance 6.2 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
Station MOORESTOWN
Distance 13.3 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, Deptford, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Almonesson (08096)

Blackwood Ter (08096)

Blackwood Terrace (08096)

Deptford Township (08096)

Jericho (08096)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Blackwood 4,662 $78,400
Mantua 15,113 $96,628
Wenonah 2,199 $113,125
Westville 4,247 $70,500
Woodbury 10,087 $75,222
Woodbury Heights 3,022 $91,750

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

Deptford Public Libraries

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James H. Johnson Memorial Library
670 WARD DRIVE
Deptford, New Jersey
(856) 848-9149

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Deptford High Schools

DEPTFORD TWP HIGH
575 S FOX RUN RD
856-232-2713
Serves 1,230 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

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