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. About 26,763 people live in Deptford.

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.


Total Population 30,568
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 14,769
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 48.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.8%
Median Earnings25+ $46,901
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,304
Median Earnings With High School Degree $38,724


Median Family Income $83,908
% Above Poverty Level 90.1%
% Below Poverty Level 9.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.1%
% Using Public Transportation 3.4%


People Living Alone 26.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,044
Median House Value $190,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.8%
US/American 0.1%
English 7.7%
Irish 27.9%

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


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

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
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
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 4,645 $81,106
Mantua 15,170 $97,330
Wenonah 2,115 $117,188
Westville 4,263 $66,461
Woodbury 10,098 $74,188
Woodbury Heights 3,028 $88,344

Deptford Public Libraries

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

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Student/teacher ratio: 15

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