Introduction to Haddon Heights, New Jersey

Haddon Heights, New Jersey is 1 mile E of Gloucester, New Jersey and 7 miles SE of href="/places/pennsylvania/philadelphia">Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is in Camden county. The population of the town is 7,547.

Haddon Heights History

Settlement began in this region around 1700. It is believed that John Hinchman was the first man to settle in the area. The community was named Haddon Heights because of its high elevation and proximity to Haddonfield. In the 18th century, King's Run was dammed, and a mill race and fulling mill were constructed by John Thorn Glover. In 1890, Benjamin A. Lippincott built a passenger station for the Atlantic City Railroad Company. Lippincott and Charles Hillman planned the community of Haddon Heights. It was officially incorporated on March 2, 1904.

Haddon Heights and nearby Attractions

  • Independence Seaport Museum
  • Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum
  • Abington Art Center
  • Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site
  • Independence National Historical Park
  • New Jersey State Aquarium

Things To Do In Haddon Heights

The Independence National Historical Park, which includes the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, is a popular destination near Haddon Heights. Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site, the Caleb Pusey House and Landingford Plantation, Walt Whitman House, the Abington Art Center, and the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site are some of the historic sites in the area. Other attractions in the area include the New Jersey State Aquarium, the Philadelphia Zoo, the Adventure Aquarium and Camden Children's Garden.

Haddon Heights Transportation

Philadelphia International is the nearest major airport.

Haddon Heights Higher Education

Rutgers University-Camden, Camden County College and Temple University are among the colleges and universities accessible from Haddon Heights.


Total Population 7,497
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 17.2%
Employed Population 16+ 3,795
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 51.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 52.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $115,658
% Above Poverty Level 96.5%
% Below Poverty Level 3.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 7.1%


People Living Alone 26.9%
Median Gross Rent $975
Median House Value $279,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.1%
US/American 0.1%
English 12.1%
Irish 34.6%

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

Haddon Heights Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles E of Gloucester, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 7 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Camden
Standard Zip Codes 08035
Phone Area Codes 856
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.877
Longitude -75.065

Haddon Heights Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.1 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 8.1 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
Distance 21.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Audubon 8,772 $98,523
Barrington 6,877 $83,100
Bellmawr 11,507 $59,650
Haddonfield 11,474 $154,821
Mount Ephraim 4,646 $72,083
Woodlynne 2,970 $43,661

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

Haddon Heights Public Libraries

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Serves 832 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.4

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