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Overview

Introduction to Medford, New Jersey

Medford, New Jersey, in Burlington county, is 11 miles E of Cherry Hill, New Jersey and 18 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is included in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 22,253 people lived in Medford.

Medford History

In 1670, Samual Coles purchased the 900 acres of land which now make up Medford. It was earlier known as Upper Evesham and was a part of the Evesham Township. On March 1, 1847 it was incorporated as Medford Township. It was named after Medford, Massachusetts.

Medford and nearby Attractions

  • Medford Skatepark
  • Rancocas State Park
  • Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
  • Neshaminy State Park
  • Garden State Discovery Museum
  • Barclay Farmstead Museum

Things To Do In Medford

While staying in Medford one can visit the wildlife refuge, which offers numerous scenic landscapes. You can also enjoy camping near the Medford Lakes. The township of Medford also includes many restaurants and shopping centers where you can spend your leisure hours.

Medford Transportation

The nearest international airport is Philadelphia International.

Medford Higher Education

Facilities for higher studies are provided by the Burlington County College, Camden County College, Holy Family College and other colleges.

People

Total Population 23,215
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 16.3%
Employed Population 16+ 11,476
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 61.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 53.9%
Median Earnings25+ $59,484
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,175
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,903

Wealth

Median Family Income $128,063
% Above Poverty Level 97%
% Below Poverty Level 3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 6.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 3.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,390
Median House Value $360,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.5%
US/American 0.2%
English 16.7%
Irish 28.4%

Medford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles E of Cherry Hill, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 18 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Burlington
Standard Zip Codes 08055
Phone Area Codes 856
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.9
Longitude -74.823

Medford 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 INDIAN MILLS 2 W
Distance 7.3 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
Station PEMBERTON
Distance 8.7 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
Station MOORESTOWN
Distance 8.8 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, Medford, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Medford Lakes Boro (08055)

Medford Township (08055)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Evesham 45,669 $109,798
Hainesport 6,118 $110,563
Lumberton 12,511 $115,391
Medford Lakes 4,138 $125,000
Mount Holly 9,448 $78,301
Mount Laurel 41,813 $108,125
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Medford High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

LENAPE HIGH
235 HARTFORD ROAD
609-654-5111
Serves 1,999 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.4

SHAWNEE HIGH SCHOOL
600 TABERNACLE ROAD
609-654-7544
Serves 1,755 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

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10 HAWKINS RD.
609-654-0200
A Vocational School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 775 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.9

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