Introduction to Stratford, New Jersey

Stratford, New Jersey, in Camden county, is 5 miles SE of Gloucester, New Jersey and 11 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town has a population of 7,271.

Stratford History

Stratford was originally known as White Horse. The community was established on June 1, 1695, initially consisting of only nine homes. It grew to comprise a blacksmith shop, a general store, and a wheelwright shop. During the Revolutionary War, patriots in the area built small, fast sea vessels known as Privateers. White Horse Pike was laid in the area in 1807, and increasing stagecoach service brought business into the region. The Camden and Atlantic Railroad entered the community in the mid 1800s, leading to an increase in the town’s population. The community was named after Stratford, England. It was officially incorporated on February 13, 1925.

Stratford and nearby Attractions

  • Indian King Tavern Museum
  • Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
  • Rancocas State Park
  • New Jersey State Aquarium
  • Philadelphia Zoo
  • Independence National Historical Park

Things To Do In Stratford

The Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site, which was built in the late 17th century, houses the oldest church in Pennsylvania and is accessible from Stratford. The Barclay Farmstead Museum features a 19th century farmstead complete with a farmhouse, gardens and trails. Independence National Historical Park, which is home to Independence Hall, the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial and the Liberty Bell, is a popular attraction in the area. The Philadelphia Zoo, the New Jersey State Aquarium and the Camden Children's Garden are all accessible from Stratford as well.

Stratford Transportation

Air transportation is available from Philadelphia International Airport.

Stratford Higher Education

Rutgers University-Camden, Camden County College, and Rowan University are some of the colleges and universities near Stratford.


Total Population 7,007
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 15.3%
Employed Population 16+ 3,490
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 47.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $86,327
% Above Poverty Level 92%
% Below Poverty Level 8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 13.2%


People Living Alone 25.6%
Median Gross Rent $846
Median House Value $187,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 9.7%
Irish 28%

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

Stratford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SE of Gloucester, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 11 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Camden
Standard Zip Codes 08084
Phone Area Codes 856
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.826
Longitude -75.015

Stratford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 5.3 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
Distance 7.9 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 10 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clementon 4,968 $66,500
Laurel Springs 1,923 $97,031
Lawnside 2,926 $72,868
Lindenwold 17,492 $48,576
Magnolia 4,314 $67,043
Somerdale 5,298 $63,182

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

Stratford Public Libraries

Stratford Public Library
Stratford, New Jersey
(856) 783-0602

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Stratford Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(856) 346-6000
Emergency Service: Yes

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