Introduction to Maple Shade, New Jersey

Maple Shade, New Jersey, in Burlington county, is 2 miles NE of Cherry Hill, New Jersey and 9 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is considered part of the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Maple Shade has a population of 19,079.

Maple Shade History

The township of Maple Shade was originally established as Chester Township in November of 1688. Between June 1690 and February 1699 it was also known as Cropwell Township. The area was officially incorporated as a New Jersey Township in February of 1798. The present name of Maple Shade was adapted in November 1945.

Maple Shade and nearby Attractions

  • Pennsauken Historical Society
  • Cherry Hill Public Library
  • Barclay Farmstead
  • Historical Society of Moorestown at Smith-Cadbury Mansion
  • Adventure Aquarium
  • Philadelphia Zoo

Things To Do In Maple Shade

Maple Shade has several interesting options for recreational activities in and around its borders. There are parks where one can relax and refresh or exercise. The recreation department of the township arranges a variety of programs around the year designed to be educational and fun.

Maple Shade Transportation

Philadelphia International is the nearest major airport.

Maple Shade Higher Education

Rutgers University, Arcadia University, Community College of Philadelphia and Philadelphia University provide facilities for higher education.


Total Population 19,042
Male Share of the Population 45.8%
Female Share of the Population 54.2%
Senior Citizens 14.6%
Employed Population 16+ 10,100
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 43.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.8%
Median Earnings25+ $41,521
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,893
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,662


Median Family Income $75,927
% Above Poverty Level 91.1%
% Below Poverty Level 8.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 4.3%


People Living Alone 39.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,100
Median House Value $186,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.1%
US/American 0.1%
English 8.4%
Irish 24.3%

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

Maple Shade Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles NE of Cherry Hill, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 9 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Burlington
Standard Zip Codes 08052
Phone Area Codes 856
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.952
Longitude -74.992

Maple Shade Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.7 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
Distance 15.3 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 16.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cherry Hill 70,989 $111,386
Cinnaminson 16,441 $106,438
Merchantville 3,793 $77,391
Moorestown 20,650 $155,435
Pennsauken 35,711 $74,189
Riverton 2,766 $108,194

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

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Maple Shade High Schools

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 989 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

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