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Overview

Introduction to Galloway, New Jersey

Galloway, New Jersey, in Atlantic county, is 28 miles E of Vineland, New Jersey and 50 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is included in the Atlantic - Cape May metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 31,209 people lived in Galloway.

Galloway History

Originally Galloway was inhabited by the Lenni-Lenape Native Americans. The township was created in 1774 by the Royal Patent of King George III of England. Earlier, it was a part of the Old Gloucester County and also included the present day Mullica Township, Port Republic, Hammonton, Atlantic City, northern portion of Absecon, Brigantine and Egg Harbor City. It was incorporated on February 21, 1798.

Galloway and nearby Attractions

  • Galloway National Golf Club
  • Ocean Life Center
  • Brigantine Beach Historical Museum
  • New Jersey State Aquarium

Things To Do In Galloway

There are several parks at Galloway, which offer a number of recreational facilities. The town also includes rugby fields, basketball courts, a soccer complex and playgrounds. In addition, there are several restaurants and shopping areas at Galloway.

Galloway Transportation

Atlantic City International Airport is nearby.

Galloway Higher Education

The nearest college is the Richard Stockton College.

People

Total Population 37,431
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 14.9%
Employed Population 16+ 17,312
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 47.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.3%
Median Earnings25+ $35,481
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,604
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,257

Wealth

Median Family Income $70,444
% Above Poverty Level 91.8%
% Below Poverty Level 8.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 3.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 20.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,229
Median House Value $221,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.4%
US/American 0.7%
English 8.1%
Irish 18.1%

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

Galloway Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles E of Vineland, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 50 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Atlantic
Standard Zip Codes 08201, 08205
Phone Area Codes 609
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.43
Longitude -74.5

Galloway 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 ATLANTIC CITY AP
Distance 3.8 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.5 inches
Station TUCKERTON
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Station WOODSTOWN PITTSGROV 4E
Distance 36.5 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Absecon City (08201)

Absecon Heights (08201)

Absecon Highlands (08201)

Galloway Township (08205, 08201)

Pinehurst (08201)

Smithville (08205, 08201)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Absecon 8,394 $70,951
Atlantic City 39,547 $30,881
Northfield 8,597 $87,159
Pleasantville 20,518 $45,757
Port Republic 996 $88,750
Ventnor City 10,593 $67,234

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

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