Shamong, New Jersey

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Shamong, New Jersey

Introduction to Shamong, New Jersey

Shamong, New Jersey, in Burlington county, is 20 miles E of Cherry Hill, New Jersey (center to center) and 27 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town has a population of approximately 6,462.

Shamong History

Settlers arrived in the 18th century and a dam and a mill were established by the first half of the 18th century. Iron working began in the mid 1700s. The town of Shamong was created from parts of Southampton Township, Washington Township, and Medford Township. It was officially incorporated on February 19th, 1852, by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature. According to one tradition, the name "Shamong" was taken from an Indian term meaning "horn place".

Shamong and Nearby Attractions

  • Barclay Farmstead Museum
  • Alice Paul Birthplace
  • Wharton State Forest
  • Tuckerton Seaport
  • New Jersey State Aquarium

Things To Do In Shamong

The Barclay Farmstead Museum includes an early 19th century 32-acre farmstead complete with a farmhouse, gardens and trails. Tuckerton Seaport is a working seaport village with has a museum housing exhibits which reflect the New Jersey Shore's maritime history. Shamong also offers easy access to the 115,000-acre Wharton State Forest, and the 32,000-acre Lebanon State Forest. Visitors can enjoy hiking, camping, canoeing, and kayaking at both of these. New Jersey State Aquarium, the Philadelphia Zoo, Camden Children's Garden, and the Adventure Aquarium are other popular attractions in the area.

Shamong Transportation

Philadelphia International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Shamong Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Burlington County College, Camden County College, and Holy Family College.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Shamong People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Shamong Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Shamong Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Shamong College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Shamong, New Jersey

Comparing Shamong 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 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 7
Age of the Population 6 4
Well-Paid Single Women 6 2
Racial Diversity 2 1
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
People Above Poverty 10 9
Median Family Income 10 8
College Educated Adults 9 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 8 3
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 4
Affordability of Rents 3 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 4
People Living Alone 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 2

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Shamong Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles E of Cherry Hill, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Burlington
Standard Zip Codes 08088
Phone Area Codes 609
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.85
Longitude -74.67

Shamong Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches
Distance 8.1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches
Distance 17.7 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
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Shamong Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,462 100%
Male 3,239 50.1%
Female 3,223 49.9%
Under 18 1,898 29.4%
18+ 4,564 70.6%
65+ 386 6%
Median Age 37.3
Average Family Size 3.29
White 6,284 97.2%
African-American 53 0.8%
Asian 43 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.1%
Other 20 0.3%
Mixed Race 55 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 68 1.1%

Estimated Shamong Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,867
Growth 405
Growth % 6.3%

Shamong 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
Irish 19.6%
Italian 19.5%
German 16.4%
English 11.9%
Polish 5.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.9%
US/American 3.7%
Scotch-Irish 2.9%
Swedish 2.1%
Scottish 1.8%
European 1.5%
Dutch 1.5%
Greek 1.2%
French (except Basque) 1%
Hungarian 1%
Welsh 0.8%
Norwegian 0.7%
Danish 0.7%
French Canadian 0.7%
Portuguese 0.4%
Slovak 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Russian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Indian Mills (08088)
Shamong Township (08088)
Vincentown (08088)

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)
Shamong 6,462 $82,534
Lumberton 10,461 $70,329
Medford 22,253 $97,135
Medford Lakes 4,173 $83,695
Pemberton 1,210 $48,500
Southampton 10,388 $57,419
Tabernacle 7,170 $86,729
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