Pittsgrove, New Jersey

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Pittsgrove, New Jersey

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. There are 8,893 residents in the town.

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.

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High Points

Pittsgrove strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New Jersey):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 14% Pittsgrove Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Pittsgrove, New Jersey

Comparing Pittsgrove to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New Jersey (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Racial Diversity 7 6
Age of the Population 7 5
Well-Paid Single Men 6 2
Senior Citizens 3 4
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 9
Portion of People Married 9 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 8 5
People Above Poverty 8 5
People in Middle Class or Better 8 5
College Educated Adults 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 6 5
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Public Transportation Use 4 1
Short Commute Times 3 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 9
Affordability of Rents 3 7
People Living Alone 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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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
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Pittsgrove Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 8,893 100%
Male 4,403 49.5%
Female 4,490 50.5%
Under 18 2,370 26.7%
18+ 6,523 73.3%
65+ 1,014 11.4%
Median Age 38.1
Average Family Size 3.23
White 7,838 88.1%
African-American 715 8%
Asian 52 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 34 0.4%
Other 115 1.3%
Mixed Race 135 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 303 3.4%

Estimated Pittsgrove Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 9,462
Growth 569
Growth % 6.4%

Pittsgrove Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 19.4%
German 19.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.7%
Irish 12.4%
English 8.8%
US/American 5.9%
Polish 5.5%
Ukrainian 2%
Scottish 1.6%
Dutch 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Russian 1.2%
Hungarian 1.1%
Welsh 0.9%
Haitian 0.9%
Swedish 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
European 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
Macedonian 0.4%
Slavic 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Greek 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Pittsgrove 8,893 $63,266
Clayton 7,139 $63,097
Deerfield 2,927 $47,225
Elmer 1,384 $58,438
Newfield 1,616 $59,934
Shiloh 534 $54,219
Vineland 56,271 $47,909
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Serves 635 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

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