Introduction to Hammonton, New Jersey

Hammonton, New Jersey, in Atlantic county, is 15 miles NE of Vineland, New Jersey and 29 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is included in the Atlantic - Cape May metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 12,604 people lived in Hammonton.

Hammonton History

The first settlers arrived in Hammonton in the year 1812. It was founded by the property developer Charles K. Landis. The town was officially incorporated on March 5, 1866 from parts of the Hamilton Township and the Mullica Township. The community was named in honor of glassworks owner John Hammond Coffin. Hammonton is known as the "Blueberry Capital of the World," and the "Red, White, and Blueberry Festival" is held here every summer.

Hammonton and nearby Attractions

  • Historic Batsto Village
  • Noyes Museum of Art
  • Albertson Brook
  • Oak Grove Cemetery
  • Hammonton Lake Park
  • Adventure Aquarium

Things To Do In Hammonton

The historic sites and museums near the town of Hammonton include the Historic Batsto Village, the Walt Whitman House, the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, and the Warren E. Fox Nature Center. In Hammonton, one can take a trip around the various old-world cemeteries, the Green Mountain Cemetery, the Oak Grove Cemetery, and the Holy Sepulcher Cemetery. The town also has a number of streams and lakes all around it. Among these are the Albertson Brook, the Cedar Brook, and the Hammonton Lake. For those with small children, a visit to the Adventure Aquarium or the Hammonton Lake Park may prove to be a fun-filled outing.

Hammonton Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Atlantic City International Airport.

Hammonton Higher Education

Colleges offering higher education to residents of Hammonton include the Atlantic Cape Community College, the Richard Stockton College Of New Jersey, Camden County College, and the Burlington County College.


Total Population 14,796
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 17.9%
Employed Population 16+ 7,363
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 46.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.1%
Median Earnings25+ $39,710
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $29,891
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,829


Median Family Income $81,667
% Above Poverty Level 91.6%
% Below Poverty Level 8.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.9%


People Living Alone 25.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,037
Median House Value $245,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26%
US/American 0%
English 6.4%
Irish 20.5%

Hammonton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles NE of Vineland, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 29 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Atlantic
Standard Zip Codes 08037
Phone Area Codes 609
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.636
Longitude -74.802

Hammonton 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 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 42 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches
Distance 11.4 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
Distance 17.2 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Ancora (08037)

Batsto (08037)

Blue Anchor (08037)

Braddock (08037)

Elm (08037)

Nesco (08037)

Rosedale (08037)

Sweetwater (08037)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Buena 4,623 $67,171
Chesilhurst 1,675 $75,804
Folsom 1,799 $66,875
Waterford 10,683 $80,653
Weymouth 2,715 $65,982
Winslow 39,207 $79,181

Hammonton Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(609) 561-6700
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

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