Introduction to Tabernacle, New Jersey

Tabernacle, New Jersey, in Burlington county, is 18 miles E of Cherry Hill, New Jersey (center to center) and 25 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is home to some 7,170 residents.

Tabernacle History

The town of Tabernacle was officially incorporated on March 22nd, 1901, by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature. It was formed from the Southampton Township, Shamong Township and Woodland Township. Tabernacle is located in Burlington County, which was founded on May 17th, 1694, but the history of Burlington County traces back to 1681, when its court was established. Tabernacle, which was originally known as "Tabernacle in the Wilderness", was named after a log church that was constructed by missionaries John and David Brainerd.

Tabernacle and Nearby Attractions

  • Alice Paul Birthplace
  • Neshaminy State Park
  • Indian King Tavern Museum
  • Adventure Aquarium
  • Historic Batsto Village
  • Lebanon State Forest

Things To Do In Tabernacle

Museums nearby include the Indian King Tavern Museum, Historic Batsto Village, the Giffordtown Schoolhouse Museum and the Barclay Farmstead Museum. Parks in the area, such as Rancocas State Park, Neshaminy State Park and Lebanon State Forest offer provisions for recreational activities. The Philadelphia Zoo, the New Jersey State Aquarium, Sesame Place and Adventure Aquarium have an array of flora and fauna on display.

Tabernacle Transportation

Air transportation is available from Atlantic City International Airport.

Tabernacle Higher Education

Colleges and universities located near Tabernacle include Arcadia University, Burlington County College and Philadelphia University.


Total Population 6,991
Male Share of the Population 51.1%
Female Share of the Population 48.9%
Senior Citizens 14.3%
Employed Population 16+ 3,713
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 59.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $110,324
% Above Poverty Level 96.5%
% Below Poverty Level 3.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%


People Living Alone 15.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,555
Median House Value $297,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.7%
US/American 0%
English 16.4%
Irish 26.4%

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

Tabernacle Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles E of Cherry Hill, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 25 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 39.843
Longitude -74.71

Tabernacle Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 4.9 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 8.6 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 16 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, Tabernacle, 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
Evesham 45,664 $107,465
Medford 23,274 $125,692
Medford Lakes 4,124 $111,974
Pemberton 27,884 $72,300
Shamong 6,447 $106,288
Southampton 10,402 $70,625

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

Tabernacle Public Libraries

Sally Stretch Keen Memorial Library
Tabernacle, New Jersey
(609) 859-3598

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