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Overview

Introduction to Somerdale, New Jersey

Somerdale, New Jersey, in Camden county, is 4 miles SE of Gloucester, New Jersey (center to center) and 10 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Somerdale History

Paleo-Indians, and their descendants, the Lenapes, originally inhabited this region. In the early 1600s, several Dutch families established a fur trading post. During the 17th and early 18th century, the majoirty of the settlers were Quakers. Camden County was created on March 13, 1844. Clementon Township, which has since dissolved, was established on February 24, 1903, and the present territory of Somerdale was created on April 23, 1929, from parts of the Clementon Township.

Somerdale and Nearby Attractions

  • Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum
  • Camden Children's Garden
  • Adventure Aquarium
  • Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
  • Independence National Park
  • Atwater Kent Museum

Things To Do In Somerdale

Artifacts and memorabilia at the Indian King Tavern Museum, National Museum of American Jewish History, Atwater Kent Museum, Independence Seaport Museum, and Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum reflect the historical and cultural background of the region. John Wanamaker House, Walt Whitman House, Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, and Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site are some of the places of historic interest located within 10 miles of Somerdale. The Independence National Park, which houses the Liberty Bell and the Independence Hall, is another popular attraction. Various facilities for boating, hiking, picnicking, and camping are available at the Fort Washington State Park, Neshaminy State Park, and Rancocas State Park.

Somerdale Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Philadelphia International Airport.

Somerdale Higher Education

Camden County College, Rutgers University, and Rowan University are among the nearby colleges.

People

Total Population 5,298
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 15.1%
Employed Population 16+ 2,676
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 45.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $63,182
% Above Poverty Level 89.7%
% Below Poverty Level 10.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 8.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.4%
Median Gross Rent $893
Median House Value $165,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.5%
US/American 0%
English 9.3%
Irish 17.6%

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

Somerdale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles SE of Gloucester, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 10 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Camden
Standard Zip Codes 08083
Phone Area Codes 856
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.843
Longitude -75.023

Somerdale 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 AUDUBON
Distance 4.2 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 GLASSBORO 2 NE
Distance 8.7 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 MOORESTOWN
Distance 9 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Hi Nella (08083)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Barrington 6,877 $83,100
Laurel Springs 1,923 $97,031
Lawnside 2,926 $72,868
Lindenwold 17,492 $48,576
Magnolia 4,314 $67,043
Stratford 7,007 $86,327

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

Somerdale Public Libraries

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Somerdale Public Library
125 S. HILLTOP AVENUE
Somerdale, New Jersey
(856) 783-4344

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Somerdale High Schools

STERLING HIGH SCHOOL
501 SOUTH WARWICK ROAD
856-784-1333
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 968 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.1

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