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Overview

Introduction to Mantua, New Jersey

Mantua, New Jersey, in Gloucester county, is 6 miles SW of Gloucester, New Jersey and 11 miles S of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is considered part of the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

Mantua History

Mantua was originally a part of Gloucester Township and was incorporated on February 23, 1853 as a township. Parts of Mantua were taken to create the townships of East Greenwich and Pitman. Mantua was named after Mantua Creek.

Mantua and nearby Attractions

  • Heritage Glass Museum
  • American Swedish Historical Museum
  • Ceres Park
  • Independence National Historical Park
  • Fort Mifflin
  • Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site
  • Ridley Creek State Park

Things To Do In Mantua

The township of Mantua includes two public parks, which offer a number of recreational facilities. These include tennis courts, a roller hockey rink, beach volleyball courts and basketball courts. In addition, Mantua includes shopping areas and restaurants that serve quality regional and international dishes.

Mantua Transportation

The nearest major airport is Philadelphia International.

Mantua Higher Education

Gloucester County College, Camden County College, Rowan University and several other colleges provide opportunities for higher education to the residents of Mantua.

People

Total Population 15,113
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 14.5%
Employed Population 16+ 7,796
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 52.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.2%
Median Earnings25+ $52,051
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $45,746
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,059

Wealth

Median Family Income $96,628
% Above Poverty Level 94.6%
% Below Poverty Level 5.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,045
Median House Value $206,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.4%
US/American 0%
English 12%
Irish 29%

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

Mantua Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles SW of Gloucester, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 11 miles S of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Gloucester
Standard Zip Codes 08051
Phone Area Codes 856
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.793
Longitude -75.172

Mantua 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 GLASSBORO 2 NE
Distance 5.7 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
Station AUDUBON
Distance 7.8 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
Station MOORESTOWN
Distance 16.2 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Mantua Heights (08051)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Deptford 30,538 $80,872
Paulsboro 6,025 $50,217
Wenonah 2,199 $113,125
West Deptford 21,493 $85,489
Woodbury 10,087 $75,222
Woodbury Heights 3,022 $91,750

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

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