Tabernacle, New Jersey

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Tabernacle, New Jersey

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Tabernacle Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Tabernacle People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Tabernacle Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Tabernacle, New Jersey

Comparing Tabernacle 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
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Age of the Population 7 5
Well-Paid Single Men 7 3
Well-Paid Single Women 6 2
Racial Diversity 4 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
People Above Poverty 10 10
Median Family Income 10 8
College Educated Adults 8 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 8
Public Transportation Use 7 2
Short Commute Times 1 3
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 4
Affordability of Rents 3 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 6
People Living Alone 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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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
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Tabernacle Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 7,170 100%
Male 3,632 50.7%
Female 3,538 49.3%
Under 18 2,004 27.9%
18+ 5,166 72.1%
65+ 502 7%
Median Age 38.1
Average Family Size 3.28
White 6,904 96.3%
African-American 150 2.1%
Asian 52 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.1%
Other 22 0.3%
Mixed Race 35 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 106 1.5%

Estimated Tabernacle Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 7,353
Growth 183
Growth % 2.6%

Tabernacle 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
Irish 22.1%
German 18.7%
Italian 15%
English 12%
US/American 6.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.1%
Polish 5%
Scottish 1.9%
Danish 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
Swedish 1.2%
Russian 0.9%
Greek 0.8%
Dutch 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.7%
French Canadian 0.6%
British 0.6%
European 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Hungarian 0.4%
Albanian 0.4%
Slavic 0.2%
Egyptian 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Tabernacle 7,170 $86,729
Evesham 42,275 $77,245
Medford 22,253 $97,135
Medford Lakes 4,173 $83,695
Pemberton 1,210 $48,500
Shamong 6,462 $82,534
Southampton 10,388 $57,419

Tabernacle Public Libraries

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

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