Introduction to Gloucester, New Jersey

Gloucester, New Jersey, in Camden county, is 6 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It's situated in the southern portion of the state. The township is a sprawling suburban area and is included in the Philadelphia Metropolitan area. The Big Timber Creek traverses through Gloucester. Glendora, Blackwood and Erial are unincorporated areas in the township.

Gloucester is home to the nationally known corporations U.S.Vision and Metrologic. Banking, printing and publishing, healthcare and retail are some of the important factors for the economy.

Gloucester History

Between 1626 and 1630 Dutch fur traders made transactions with the Lenape Indians. The township was included in the Old Gloucester County. The town was named in tribute to Gloucester, England and was incorporated in 1695. The Gabriel Davies Tavern House was also known as Hillman Hospital House after George Washington designated the tavern as a hospital during the Revolutionary War. During the 1920's and 1930's the township included several mills which produced women's hosiery. A building boom began in 1964.

Gloucester Attractions

  • Gabriel Davies Tavern House is a pre-Revolutionary War building and is included in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Marquadant-Johnson Farm House.
  • Chew-Powell House was built by one of the first settlers in Gloucester and is included in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Movie Night in the Park.
  • National Night Out.
  • Red Bank Battlefield.
  • Whitall House.
  • Solomon Wesley Methodist Church is a notable historic structure.

Gloucester Activities

Residents can enjoy the entertainment and professional sports teams located in nearby Philadelphia. The New Jersey beaches are close by. The lakes and mountains of the scenic Poconos offer outdoor recreation activities. The township includes a vast amount of open space for recreational opportunities and features two golf courses. The local recreation building is a popular venue and is utilized for indoor soccer and other sports.

Gloucester Higher Education

The city is served by Camden County College. It's a two-year college and offers education in engineering, science, business administration, allied health and other subjects. Rutgers University and Rowan University are nearby.

Gloucester Transportation

New Jersey Transit provides bus service to Philadelphia.


Total Population 64,219
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 13.1%
Employed Population 16+ 32,712
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 50.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.8%
Median Earnings25+ $44,628
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,891
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,229


Median Family Income $85,871
% Above Poverty Level 91.3%
% Below Poverty Level 8.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 4.5%


People Living Alone 24.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,132
Median House Value $201,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.3%
US/American 0.2%
English 6.6%
Irish 23.8%

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

Gloucester Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 6 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Camden
Standard Zip Codes 08030, 08031
Phone Area Codes 856
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.87
Longitude -75.1

Gloucester Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.3 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 9.5 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 9.7 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
Audubon 8,772 $98,523
Audubon Park 1,010 $49,271
Bellmawr 11,507 $59,650
Brooklawn 1,944 $64,583
Mount Ephraim 4,646 $72,083
Westville 4,247 $70,500

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

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