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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 10,402
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 32.5%
Employed Population 16+ 4,160
Age of the Population 55

Families

% of people married 53%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24%
Median Earnings25+ $38,734
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,423
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,613

Wealth

Median Family Income $70,625
% Above Poverty Level 94.4%
% Below Poverty Level 5.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 7.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,174
Median House Value $204,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.2%
US/American 0%
English 16.3%
Irish 27%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station INDIAN MILLS 2 W
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
Station PEMBERTON
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
Station MOORESTOWN
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Lumberton 12,486 $112,756
Medford 23,274 $125,692
Medford Lakes 4,124 $111,974
Pemberton 27,884 $72,300
Shamong 6,447 $106,288
Tabernacle 6,991 $110,324

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

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