Introduction to Waterford, New Jersey

Waterford, New Jersey, in Camden county, is 19 miles SE of Gloucester, New Jersey and 25 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is included in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 10,494 people lived in Waterford.

Waterford History

Waterford Township was chartered by the Royal Charter in June of 1695. It was named after Waterford, England. The community developed around the growth of Waterford Glassworks and was incorporated as a township in February of 1798. It became one of the first townships of the newly formed Camden County.

Waterford and nearby Attractions

  • Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
  • Monroe Historical Society
  • Whitman Stafford Farm House
  • Lebanon State Forest
  • Olde Stone House Village
  • Parvin State Park

Things To Do In Waterford

Local parks include Rancocas State Park, Parvin State Park, Independence National Historic Park and Neshaminy State Park. The Garden State Discovery Museum, the Indian King Tavern Museum, the Barclay Farmstead Museum and the Alice Paul Birthplace are all accessible from Waterford. The Adventure Aquarium and the Elmwood Park Zoo are popular local sites among children.

Waterford Transportation

Atlantic City International is the nearest major airport.

Waterford Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Camden County College, Atlantic Cape Community College and Burlington County College.


Total Population 10,683
Male Share of the Population 52.9%
Female Share of the Population 47.1%
Senior Citizens 11.9%
Employed Population 16+ 5,011
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 53%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.9%
Median Earnings25+ $40,288
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $37,083
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,483


Median Family Income $80,653
% Above Poverty Level 93.2%
% Below Poverty Level 6.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 2.9%


People Living Alone 19.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,231
Median House Value $202,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.7%
US/American 0%
English 8.7%
Irish 32.9%

Waterford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles SE of Gloucester, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 25 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Camden
Standard Zip Codes 08089
Phone Area Codes 856
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.71
Longitude -74.81

Waterford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 4.2 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 42 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches
Distance 6.4 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 15.5 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, Waterford, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Waterford Works (08089)

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

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Location Population Median Family Income
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