Elmer, New Jersey

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Elmer, New Jersey

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High Points

Elmer strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New Jersey):

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Elmer Low Violent Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 8% Elmer Affordability of Property Taxes
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Elmer Median Family Income
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 13% Elmer Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 14% Elmer Affordability of Rents
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Elmer People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Elmer Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Elmer Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Elmer, New Jersey

Comparing Elmer to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New Jersey (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 3
Well-Paid Single Men 8 2
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Racial Diversity 6 1
Senior Citizens 5 8
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Age of the Population 5 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 5
Portion of People Married 8 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 3
People Above Poverty 9 5
People in Middle Class or Better 9 3
College Educated Adults 6 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 1
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Short Commute Times 5 9
Working at Home 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 5
People Living Alone 3 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3
Affordability of Rents 2 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 10
Housing Recently Built 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 8 8

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Elmer Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles NW of Vineland, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 24 miles S of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Salem
Standard Zip Codes 08318
Phone Area Codes 856
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.595
Longitude -75.17

Elmer Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.1 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 41 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Distance 10.3 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 20.5 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
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Elmer Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,384 100%
Male 671 48.5%
Female 713 51.5%
Under 18 338 24.4%
18+ 1,046 75.6%
65+ 214 15.5%
Median Age 36.7
Average Family Size 3.06
White 1,346 97.3%
African-American 9 0.7%
Asian 7 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 10 0.7%
Mixed Race 12 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 21 1.5%

Estimated Elmer Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,379
Growth -5
Growth % -0.4%

Elmer Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 23.2%
German 19.1%
English 17.9%
Italian 8.1%
US/American 7.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6%
Polish 3%
Scotch-Irish 2.6%
Dutch 2.4%
Scottish 2.1%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Greek 0.9%
Welsh 0.8%
Portuguese 0.8%
Kenyan 0.7%
Pennsylvania German 0.7%
Danish 0.5%
Swedish 0.4%
Norwegian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
European 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
African 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Centerton (08318)
Daretown (08318)
Pittsgrove Township (08318)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Elmer 1,384 $58,438
Clayton 7,139 $63,097
Deerfield 2,927 $47,225
Glassboro 19,068 $55,246
Newfield 1,616 $59,934
Pilesgrove 3,923 $71,629
Pittsgrove 8,893 $63,266

Elmer Public Libraries

Elmer Public Library
Elmer, New Jersey
(856) 358-2014

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Elmer Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(856) 363-1000
Emergency Service: Yes

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