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Overview

Introduction to Pitman, New Jersey

Pitman, New Jersey, in Gloucester county, is 9 miles S of Gloucester, New Jersey (center to center) and 15 miles S of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town has a population of approximately 9,331.

Pitman History

Pitman was established on a stretch of land shared by the Mantua and Glassboro Townships. The land was originally marked as the site of a Methodist Summer Camp and the community was named in honor of Reverend Charles Pitman, an active member in the ministry of the Methodist pastorate. The community's first public school was built in 1884, and the town was officially incorporated on May 24, 1905.

Pitman and Nearby Attractions

  • National Museum of American Jewish History
  • Academy of Natural Sciences
  • Alice Paul Birthplace
  • Bellevue State Park
  • Adventure Aquarium
  • Philadelphia Zoo

Things To Do In Pitman

Independence National Historical Park includes Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Bellevue State Park has nature trails, a fitness track, picnic areas, fishing areas, a tennis court and an equestrian facility. The Ridley Creek State Park is situated upon over 2,606 acres and has facilities for biking, hiking, fishing, picnicking and horseback riding. The Heritage Glass Museum, which is located where Whitney Brothers Glass Works existed, has glass blowing tools and glassware on display.

Pitman Transportation

Air transportation can be availed from the Philadelphia International Airport.

Pitman Higher Education

Rowan University, Gloucester County College, Camden County College and Rutgers University are a few of the nearby institutions for higher education.

People

Total Population 8,959
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 16.7%
Employed Population 16+ 4,320
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 51.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.3%
Median Earnings25+ $46,332
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,917
Median Earnings With High School Degree $40,347

Wealth

Median Family Income $86,853
% Above Poverty Level 95.2%
% Below Poverty Level 4.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.4%
Median Gross Rent $987
Median House Value $194,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.8%
US/American 0.1%
English 14.1%
Irish 26.1%

Pitman Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles S of Gloucester, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 15 miles S of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Gloucester
Standard Zip Codes 08071
Phone Area Codes 856
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.732
Longitude -75.131

Pitman 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 GLASSBORO 2 NE
Distance 1.7 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
Station AUDUBON
Distance 10.7 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 41 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 46 to 67 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Station SEABROOK FARMS
Distance 17 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 40 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 67 to 86 F
Oct Temp 46 to 67 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clayton 8,225 $70,078
Glassboro 18,798 $85,402
Mantua 15,170 $97,330
Turnersville 3,506 $111,607
Wenonah 2,115 $117,188
Woodbury Heights 3,028 $88,344

Pitman Public Libraries

Library
Mccowan Public Library
15 PITMAN AVE
Pitman, New Jersey
(856) 589-1656

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Pitman High Schools

PITMAN HIGH
225 LINDEN AVE
856-589-2121
Serves 529 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.3

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