Introduction to Vineland, New Jersey

Vineland, New Jersey, in Cumberland county, is 33 miles S of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Vineland is situated on the Maurice River. The Atlantic Ocean is 38 miles away. Welch's Grape Juice was founded in Vineland. The city is home to the biggest farmer's cooperative situated on the East Coast. It has a large Hispanic population. Parts of Vineland have been designated as Urban Enterprise Zones.

Vineland History

In 1861 Charles Landis purchased a vast acreage in the area in order to establish a utopian city. Houses were constructed in 1862 and train service connected Vinland with New York City and Philadelphia. Landis forbid the sale of alcohol and required the new landowners to build a home on the land within a year of buying the property. He also required the residents to clear the wooded land and be involved in farming every year.

Landis thought the soil was excellent for growing grapes. He began advertising in order to entice Italian grape growers to the town. Thomas Bramwell Welch, the founder of Welch's Grape Juice bought the grapes grown in Vineland. The city was incorporated in 1880. Vinland was formerly a major supplier of poultry for the nation. Arthur Goldhaft founded Vineland Poultry Productions and developed the important fowl pox chicken vaccine which guards the world's chicken supply from the disease.

Vineland Attractions

Vineland is home to numerous noteworthy historic sites. Some of the structures are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, including Daniel R. Morrill House, Sacred Heart Church, Myron Kimball House, The site of Dr. Thomas B. Welsh Home and Factory, Coney's Tavern, and the Aubrey Louis Hanford House. Other Vineland and nearby attractions include:

  • Kimball Glass Headquarters features interesting architecture
  • Deptford Mall
  • Garden State Discovery Museum
  • Palace of Depression
  • The Vineland Produce Auction is one of the largest of its kind on the East Coast
  • Wheaton Village is a historic site which provides visitors the opportunity to learn about the history of the notable glass blowing in southern New Jersey and to view the creation of glass art
  • Bay-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra
  • The Vineland Ice Arena features hockey tournaments and is home to the Vineland Patriots hockey team

Vineland Activities

Parvin State Park is a vast acreage enjoyed for fishing, hiking, camping and paddling. The nearby Union Lake is utilized by canoeing enthusiasts. Families have fun at the nearby Clementon Amusement Park.

Vineland Higher Education

The city is home to Cumberland County College. Rowan University and Stockton State College are nearby.

Vineland Transportation

Atlantic City International Airport is the major airport closest to the city.


Total Population 60,987
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 15%
Employed Population 16+ 26,215
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 42.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.4%
Median Earnings25+ $35,079
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,366
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,255


Median Family Income $59,312
% Above Poverty Level 83.1%
% Below Poverty Level 16.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 2.4%


People Living Alone 23.8%
Median Gross Rent $971
Median House Value $165,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 50.8%
US/American 0%
English 4.4%
Irish 9.7%

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

Vineland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 33 miles S of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Cumberland
Standard Zip Codes 08360, 08361
P.O. Box Zip Codes 08362
Phone Area Codes 856
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.486
Longitude -75.026

Vineland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 41 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Distance 11.1 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 40 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 67 to 86 F
Oct Temp 46 to 67 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches
Distance 17.5 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Vineland, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

East Vineland (08360)

South Vineland (08360)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Buena 4,566 $66,042
Deerfield 3,118 $74,732
Elmer 1,460 $78,571
Millville 28,515 $58,992
Newfield 1,616 $81,923
Pittsgrove 9,201 $83,828

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

Vineland Public Libraries

Vineland Public Library
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Vineland Hospitals

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(856) 641-8000
Emergency Service: Yes

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