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Overview

Introduction to Edgewater Park, New Jersey

Edgewater Park, New Jersey, in Burlington county, is 1 mile S of Bensalem, Pennsylvania and 16 miles NE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is home to some 7,864 residents.

Edgewater Park History

Edgewater Park was officially incorporated on February 12, 1880. The community was formed from portions of the present-day territory of Delanco Township, which was established on March 1, 1859 as Beverly Township.

Edgewater Park and nearby Attractions

  • American Swedish Historical Museum
  • Albert Einstein House
  • Academy of Natural Sciences
  • Fort Washington State Park
  • Abington Art Center
  • New Jersey State Aquarium

Things To Do In Edgewater Park

Alice Paul Birthplace and Pennsbury Manor are some of the local historic sites. The Independence National Historical Park, which encompasses the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, the Liberty Bell, and Independence Hall, is accessible from Edgewater as well. The Glencairn Museum showcases exhibits reflecting the history of the religion, while the Grand Army of the Republic Museum & Library houses Civil War artifacts and memorabilia. The PAWS Farm Nature Center features wildlife and farm life exhibits, along with nature education. Washington Crossing State Park is spread across 991 acres of land and offers opportunities for fishing, hiking and picnicking. The New Jersey State Aquarium, the Philadelphia Zoo, Camden Children's Garden and Sesame Place are some of the other popular attractions in the area.

Edgewater Park Transportation

Philadelphia International is the nearest major airport.

Edgewater Park Higher Education

Colleges close to Edgewater Park include Arcadia University, Chestnut Hill College and Cedar Crest College.

People

Total Population 8,848
Male Share of the Population 46.7%
Female Share of the Population 53.3%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 4,421
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 45.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.6%
Median Earnings25+ $38,386
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,155
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,198

Wealth

Median Family Income $72,343
% Above Poverty Level 91.5%
% Below Poverty Level 8.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 29%
Median Gross Rent $1,093
Median House Value $173,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 44.7%
US/American 0%
English 6%
Irish 16.3%

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

Edgewater Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles S of Bensalem, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles NE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Burlington
Standard Zip Codes 08010
Phone Area Codes 856
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.068
Longitude -74.901

Edgewater Park 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 NESHAMINY FALLS
Distance 6.2 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 7.8 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
Station LAMBERTVILLE
Distance 20.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beverly 2,569 $53,821
Burlington 22,653 $99,306
Delanco 4,542 $90,208
Delran 16,856 $107,533
Riverside 8,044 $60,951
Willingboro 31,476 $74,307

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

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