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Overview

Introduction to Florence, New Jersey

Florence, New Jersey, in Burlington county, is 2 miles SE of Levittown, Pennsylvania and 22 miles NE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is in the Philadelphia area.

Florence History

In 1849, some New York financers purchased 600 acres of land in the area now known as Florence, and set up the Florence City Company. Florence was incorporated as a town on March 7, 1872. Prior to this, the area was a part of Mansfield Township. Situated along the Delaware River, the town is a popular vacation spot for people from Philadelphia and New York.

Florence and nearby Attractions

  • Kuser Farm Mansion
  • Pennsbury Manor
  • New Jersey State Museum
  • William Trent House
  • Sesame Place
  • Adventure Aquarium

Things To Do In Florence

Visitors to Florence can take a trip to the nearby historical sites like the Abington Art Center, Kuser Farm Mansion, and the Albert Einstein House. Museums near this town include the Academy of Natural Sciences, the New Jersey State Museum, and the Garden State Discovery Museum, among others. The Adventure Aquarium, Camden Children's Garden, and the New Jersey State Aquarium are ideal places for an outing with family and friends.

Florence Transportation

Air transportation is available from Trenton Mercer Airport.

Florence Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are available at Bucks County Community College, the Holy Family College, Rider University, and Thomas Edison State College.

People

Total Population 12,586
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 16.6%
Employed Population 16+ 6,420
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 53.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $89,306
% Above Poverty Level 95.3%
% Below Poverty Level 4.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 4.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.6%
Median Gross Rent $961
Median House Value $222,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.7%
US/American 0%
English 9.2%
Irish 25%

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

Florence Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles SE of Levittown, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 22 miles NE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Burlington
Standard Zip Codes 08518
Phone Area Codes 609
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.119
Longitude -74.805

Florence 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 7.9 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 PEMBERTON
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches
Station MOORESTOWN
Distance 13.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beverly 2,569 $53,821
Bordentown 11,566 $104,053
Burlington 22,653 $99,306
Edgewater Park 8,848 $72,343
Fieldsboro 624 $82,500
Willingboro 31,476 $74,307

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

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FLORENCE TWP MEM HIGH
500 E. FRONT ST.
609-499-4620
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 438 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.5

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