Introduction to Pittsgrove, New Jersey

Pittsgrove, New Jersey, in Salem county, is 8 miles NW of Vineland, New Jersey (center to center) and 27 miles S of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Pittsgrove History

The area was originally inhabited by the Lenape Indians. The region now encompassing the Cumberland and Salem counties was purchased from the Natives by John Fenwick in 1676. The Royal Charter created the township of Pittsgrove on December 6, 1769. It was officially incorporated on February 21, 1798. The manmade Parvin Lake was created in 1783, which is when the dam was being constructed across the Muddy Run. This water was used to power a saw mill, and lumber from the mill was used in the area's buildings. A part of this land was sold to Elemuel Parvin in 1796, and both the Parvin State Park and Parvin State Forest bear his name. In the 1930s and 1940s, the forest was home to Civilian Conservation Corps, a POW camp for German prisoners, and a camp for displaced Japanese American children.

Pittsgrove and Nearby Attractions

  • Salem County Historical Society Museum
  • Parvin State Park
  • Brandywine Battlefield
  • Parvin State Forest
  • Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
  • New Jersey State Aquarium

Things To Do In Pittsgrove

Pittsburg offers easy access to the Salem County Historical Society Museum, the Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Village, the Church Landing Farmhouse Museum, and Historic Batsto Village. Bellevue State Park, which was the former estate of William H. du Pont Jr., is also close by. The Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, which occupies close to 3,000 acres near the Delaware River estuary on the Salem River, provides opportunities for wildlife viewing and photography. There are also facilities for fishing and hunting of waterfowl and deer. Parvin State Park, located in the township, is spread across 1,309 acres and offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy swimming, boating, hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, picnicking, and camping. Deer Pen Park, Green Branch Park, and Unity Park are other popular parks in Pittsgrove.

Pittsgrove Transportation

Philadelphia International Airport is the closest major airport.

Pittsgrove Higher Education

Camden County College, Cumberland County College, Rowan University, and Widener University are some of the colleges near Pittsgrove.


Total Population 9,201
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 16.5%
Employed Population 16+ 4,466
Age of the Population 45


% of people married 55.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.1%
Median Earnings25+ $46,634
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,262
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,008


Median Family Income $83,828
% Above Poverty Level 93.6%
% Below Poverty Level 6.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 23.4%
Median Gross Rent $850
Median House Value $212,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.9%
US/American 0%
English 14.3%
Irish 24.3%

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

Pittsgrove Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles NW of Vineland, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles S of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Salem
Standard Zip Codes 08318
Phone Area Codes 856
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.56
Longitude -75.16

Pittsgrove Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 0.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 41 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Distance 12.4 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
Distance 22.4 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Centerton (08318)

Daretown (08318)

Pittsgrove Township (08318)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clayton 8,292 $72,934
Deerfield 3,118 $74,732
Elmer 1,460 $78,571
Newfield 1,616 $81,923
Shiloh 492 $76,750
Vineland 60,987 $59,312

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

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Serves 635 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

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