Introduction to Pennsauken, New Jersey

Pennsauken, New Jersey, in Camden county, is 2 miles NW of Cherry Hill, New Jersey and 5 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is conveniently located inside the Philadelphia metropolitan area. There are an estimated 35,737 people in Pennsauken.

Pennsauken History

Pennsauken was incorporated as a township on February 18, 1892. It was earlier a part of the now-defunct Stockton Township. The Lenni Lenape Native American group once inhabited this region, and the name "Pennsauken" is derived from their tongue. In an Algonquian language, the word usually means "tobacco pouch". The town of Pennsauken is home to the J & J Snack Foods Corporation, and a Pepsi plant.

Pennsauken and nearby Attractions

  • Pennsauken Industrial Park
  • Pennsauken Creek
  • Saint Stephens Church
  • Iron Rock Golf Course
  • Sunset Cemetery
  • Village Dock Lake

Things To Do In Pennsauken

Travelers to the town of Pennsauken can pay a visit to the Pennsauken Industrial Park or even go to the nearby museums like the Independence Seaport Museum, Independence National Historical Park and the Franklin Court. One can also take a trip to the beautiful Village Dock Lake, the Pennsauken Creek, and the Pochack Creek. Enthusiastic shoppers can also browse through the shops in the Pennsauken Shopping Center.

Pennsauken Transportation

Philadelphia International Airport is nearby.

Pennsauken Higher Education

Educational facilities are available at Rutgers University-Camden.


Total Population 35,711
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 13.5%
Employed Population 16+ 17,320
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 42.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.9%
Median Earnings25+ $37,125
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,379
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,503


Median Family Income $74,189
% Above Poverty Level 89.3%
% Below Poverty Level 10.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 8.2%


People Living Alone 23.3%
Median Gross Rent $902
Median House Value $164,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 55.9%
US/American 0%
English 3.6%
Irish 13.5%

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

Pennsauken Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles NW of Cherry Hill, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 5 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Camden
Standard Zip Codes 08109, 08110
Phone Area Codes 856
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.956
Longitude -75.058

Pennsauken Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 4.9 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 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 41 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 50.2 inches
Distance 15.6 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, Pennsauken, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Delair (08110)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Camden 76,904 $29,911
Cherry Hill 70,989 $111,386
Collingswood 13,925 $86,432
Maple Shade 19,042 $75,927
Merchantville 3,793 $77,391
Palmyra 7,356 $76,987

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

Pennsauken Public Libraries

Pennsauken Free Public Library
Pennsauken, New Jersey
(856) 665-5959

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Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

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Serves 807 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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