Introduction to Glassboro, New Jersey

Glassboro, New Jersey, in Gloucester county, is 11 miles S of Gloucester, New Jersey and 17 miles S of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is included in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

Glassboro History

The history of Glassboro revolves around the manufacturing of glass. The town was founded by Solomon Stanger in 1779. It was initially called "Glass Works in the Woods" because of its glass factory. One of the most significant points in the history of Glassboro was a summit conference hosted by American President Lyndon Johnson and Soviet Premier Aleksei Ksygin in 1967.

Glassboro and nearby Attractions

  • Glassboro Heritage Glass Museum
  • Lake Oberst
  • Deptford Mall
  • Renlund Memorial Park
  • New Street Park
  • Robinson Field

Things To Do In Glassboro

The town has several parks, as well as a Family Swimming pool. There are many athletic fields which have facilities for playing a variety of sports. The Park and Recreation commission operates various clubs and also arranges different events catering to the interests of adults as well as children.

Glassboro Transportation

Philadelphia International is the closest major airport.

Glassboro Higher Education

Rowan University, Gloucester Community College, Camden County College and Rutgers are all located in the neighboring areas.


Total Population 18,958
Male Share of the Population 50.1%
Female Share of the Population 49.9%
Senior Citizens 11%
Employed Population 16+ 8,705
Age of the Population 28


% of people married 35.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31%
Median Earnings25+ $42,856
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,821
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,452


Median Family Income $87,553
% Above Poverty Level 80.5%
% Below Poverty Level 19.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.9%
% Using Public Transportation 3%


People Living Alone 24%
Median Gross Rent $957
Median House Value $193,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.2%
US/American 0%
English 8.8%
Irish 21.2%

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

Glassboro Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles S of Gloucester, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 17 miles S of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Gloucester
Standard Zip Codes 08028
Phone Area Codes 856
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.702
Longitude -75.112

Glassboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 2.2 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 12.6 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 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Aura (08028)

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 4,662 $78,400
Clayton 8,292 $72,934
Mantua 15,113 $96,628
Pitman 8,932 $89,914
Turnersville 3,521 $103,426
Wenonah 2,199 $113,125

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

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Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

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Student/teacher ratio: 7

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