Introduction to Phillipsburg, New Jersey

Phillipsburg, New Jersey, in Warren county, is 10 miles NE of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and 51 miles N of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is included in the Newark metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 15,166 people lived in Phillipsburg.

Phillipsburg History

Phillipsburg was created from portions of land from Phillipsburg Township, which is now known as Lopatcong Township. It was incorporated in March 1861 and named after an early settler, William Phillips. Since this town is situated at the confluence of the Lehigh and Delaware rivers, it used to be a significant transportation center in the era of canal shipping.

Phillipsburg and nearby Attractions

  • Bethlehem Area Public Library
  • Merrill Creek Environmental Resource Center
  • Bushkill Park
  • National Canal Museum
  • Volendam Windmill Museum
  • Harkers Hollow Golf Course

Things To Do In Phillipsburg

The town celebrates holidays by organizing special programs which are quite entertaining. The Harkers Hollow Golf course is very popular among golf lovers.

Phillipsburg Transportation

Lehigh Valley International Airport offers regular flights.

Phillipsburg Higher Education

One can opt for higher studies at Lafayette College, Lehigh University or Moravian College.


Total Population 14,717
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 14.7%
Employed Population 16+ 6,667
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 46%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.8%
Median Earnings25+ $32,611
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,324
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,483


Median Family Income $52,484
% Above Poverty Level 82.3%
% Below Poverty Level 17.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.4%
% Using Public Transportation 2.7%


People Living Alone 29%
Median Gross Rent $850
Median House Value $149,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25%
US/American 0%
English 5.4%
Irish 14.7%

Phillipsburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles NE of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 51 miles N of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Warren
Standard Zip Codes 08865
Phone Area Codes 908
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.693
Longitude -75.19

Phillipsburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 11.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 49.7 inches
Distance 22.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 61 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Delaware Park (08865)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bloomsbury 769 $92,500
Hampton 5,106 $93,750
Milford 1,065 $95,000

Phillipsburg Public Libraries

Phillipsburg Free Public Library
Phillipsburg, New Jersey
(908) 454-3712
Library Web Site

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Phillipsburg Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(908) 859-6700
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

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Student/teacher ratio: 12

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