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People

Total Population 5,032
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 8%
Employed Population 16+ 1,841
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 29.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 3.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $34,028
% Above Poverty Level 69.6%
% Below Poverty Level 30.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation 1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 22%
Median Gross Rent $971
Median House Value $119,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 73%
US/American 0%
English 2.1%
Irish 7.6%

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

Penns Grove Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles E of Wilmington, Delaware (center to center)
Nearest Large City 22 miles SW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Salem
Standard Zip Codes 08069
Phone Area Codes 856
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.729
Longitude -75.468

Penns Grove 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 MARCUS HOOK
Distance 6.6 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 40 F
Apr Temp 46 to 63 F
Jul Temp 70 to 88 F
Oct Temp 50 to 65 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
Station NEWARK UNIVERSITY FARM
Distance 14.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 41 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches
Station WEST CHESTER 2 NW
Distance 18.6 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 47.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Carneys Point Township (08069)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Carneys Point 7,919 $66,151
Logan 6,008 $104,342
Pennsville 13,057 $77,307
Swedesboro 2,612 $86,250
Woodstown 3,562 $102,411
Woolwich 11,546 $128,474

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

Penns Grove Public Libraries

Library
Penns Grove-carneys Point Public Library
S. BROAD ST.
Penns Grove, New Jersey
(856) 299-4255

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