Introduction to Moorestown, New Jersey

Moorestown, New Jersey, in Burlington county, is 5 miles NE of Cherry Hill, New Jersey and 11 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The people of the town are in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Moorestown has a population of 19,017.

Moorestown History

The village of Moorestown was established as a Quaker town in 1682. It was originally known as Chestertown. It was named Moorestown during the mid 1800s after Thomas Moore, who was a major landowner. The location where the New Jersey Bell Telephone Company presently stands is significant in the history of the town, because this was the land where John Cox built a tavern in 1745. Town meetings were held at this tavern before the Old Town Hall was built.

Moorestown and nearby Attractions

  • Smith-Cadbury Mansion
  • Kuser Farm Mansion
  • Walt Whitman House
  • Rancocas State Park

Things To Do In Moorestown

In 2005, Moorestown was ranked the No. 1 spot among the best places to live in America by Money Magazine. The Recreation department of the town arranges activities ranging from various sports like football, lacrosse, tennis and rowing, to artistic contests involving music and dance.

Moorestown Transportation

Air transportation is available from Philadelphia International Airport.

Moorestown Higher Education

The Holy Family College, Rutgers University, Temple University and Campden Community College offer facilities for higher learning.


Total Population 20,650
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 17.1%
Employed Population 16+ 10,014
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 59%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 60.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $155,435
% Above Poverty Level 96.2%
% Below Poverty Level 3.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 3%


People Living Alone 20%
Median Gross Rent $1,127
Median House Value $486,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.7%
US/American 0.4%
English 12.9%
Irish 23.7%

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

Moorestown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NE of Cherry Hill, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 11 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Burlington
Standard Zip Codes 08057
Phone Area Codes 856
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.966
Longitude -74.943

Moorestown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.3 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 13.8 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
Distance 18.2 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, Moorestown, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lenola (08057)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cinnaminson 16,441 $106,438
Delran 16,856 $107,533
Maple Shade 19,042 $75,927
Mount Laurel 41,870 $107,473
Riverside 8,044 $60,951
Riverton 2,766 $108,194

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

Moorestown Public Libraries

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Moorestown High Schools

Serves 1,203 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.4

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