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Overview

Introduction to Mount Laurel, New Jersey

Mount Laurel, New Jersey, in Burlington county, is 7 miles E of Cherry Hill, New Jersey and 14 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is conveniently located inside the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

Mount Laurel History

Lenni-Lenape Indians were the original inhabitants of Mount Laurel. Prior to its incorporation, the town was a part of the Evesham Township. The township of Mount Laurel was incorporated on March 7, 1872.

Mount Laurel and nearby Attractions

  • Barclay Farmstead Museum
  • Jacob's Chapel
  • Garden State Discovery Museum
  • Fort Washington State Park
  • Indian King Tavern Museum
  • Rancocas State Park

Things To Do In Mount Laurel

Mount Laurel offers a number of scenic landscapes which are ideal for family picnics. The town also offers wonderful recreational waterways. The parks and playgrounds include several recreational facilities and the restaurants of Mount Laurel serve both regional and international delicacies.

Mount Laurel Transportation

Philadelphia International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Mount Laurel Higher Education

Arcadia University provides facilities foe higher studies.

People

Total Population 41,870
Male Share of the Population 46.2%
Female Share of the Population 53.8%
Senior Citizens 17.1%
Employed Population 16+ 21,332
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 52.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 49.2%
Median Earnings25+ $59,119
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,441
Median Earnings With High School Degree $38,786

Wealth

Median Family Income $107,473
% Above Poverty Level 94.9%
% Below Poverty Level 5.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 2.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,445
Median House Value $253,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.3%
US/American 0.3%
English 8.4%
Irish 20.1%

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

Mount Laurel Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles E of Cherry Hill, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Burlington
Standard Zip Codes 08054
Phone Area Codes 856
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.933
Longitude -74.891

Mount Laurel 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 MOORESTOWN
Distance 4.6 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
Station PEMBERTON
Distance 11.3 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 NORRISTOWN
Distance 28.2 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Masonville (08054)

Mount Laurel Township (08054)

Rancocas Woods (08054)

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 45,664 $107,465
Hainesport 6,097 $102,284
Lumberton 12,486 $112,756
Maple Shade 19,042 $75,927
Medford 23,274 $125,692
Moorestown 20,650 $155,435

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

Mount Laurel Public Libraries

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Mount Laurel Library
100 WALT WHITMAN AVENUE
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
(856) 234-7319
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