Southampton, New Jersey

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Southampton, New Jersey

Introduction to Southampton, New Jersey

Southampton, New Jersey, in Burlington county, is 20 miles E of Cherry Hill, New Jersey and 27 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Part of the surrounding Philadelphia metro area, Southampton is home to some 10,388 residents.

Southampton History

Southampton was originally known as Brimstone Neck. The earliest settlers in the area were Quakers. The core of Southampton, Vincentown, was found in 1758. It was named after Vincent Leeds, a plantation owner. Initially the growth in the area was propelled by a saw mill and a grist mill. Southampton was originally incorporated as Coaxen Township in 1845, but within three weeks its name was changed to Southampton.

Southampton and nearby Attractions

  • Lebanon State Forest
  • Wharton State Forest
  • Medford Lakes County Club
  • Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
  • Historic Smithville Park
  • Batsto Historic Village

Things To Do In Southampton

A walking tour of the area gives a highly satisfying insight into the local history. The nearby parks and vast expanses of wilderness are great for hiking and biking.

Southampton Transportation

The nearest major airport is Philadelphia International.

Southampton Higher Education

Some of the colleges around Southampton include Burlington County College, Camden County College and Holy Family College.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 10% Southampton Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Southampton Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Southampton, New Jersey

Comparing Southampton 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
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 10
Female Share of the Population 8 10
Well-Paid Single Men 7 3
Well-Paid Single Women 7 3
Racial Diversity 3 2
Male Share of the Population 3 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 6
People in Middle Class or Better 8 5
Median Family Income 7 3
College Educated Adults 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 8
Public Transportation Use 8 3
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Short Commute Times 3 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 7
People Living Alone 7 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 10
Affordability of Rents 3 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Southampton 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

Southampton 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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Southampton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 10,388 100%
Male 4,856 46.7%
Female 5,532 53.3%
Under 18 1,854 17.8%
18+ 8,534 82.2%
65+ 3,295 31.7%
Median Age 49.7
Average Family Size 2.79
White 10,086 97.1%
African-American 125 1.2%
Asian 65 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 29 0.3%
Other 31 0.3%
Mixed Race 52 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 134 1.3%

Estimated Southampton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 10,931
Growth 543
Growth % 5.2%

Southampton 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
German 21.2%
Irish 18.8%
English 13%
Italian 11.2%
US/American 8.8%
Polish 6.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Scottish 1.4%
Welsh 1.3%
Hungarian 1%
Greek 0.9%
Pennsylvania German 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.7%
Dutch 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
Russian 0.5%
Czech 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
European 0.4%
French Canadian 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Romanian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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