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Overview

Introduction to Westampton, New Jersey

Westampton, New Jersey is 9 miles SE of Bensalem, Pennsylvania and 20 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is in Burlington County.

Westampton History

Westampton Township was formed from parts of the Northampton Township on March 6, 1850. It was named because it included the western parts of Northampton. Quaker settlers arrived in this region in the 1670s, and the Rancocas Village community was established. The village was a part of both Westampton and Willingboro until 1956. A post office was established in the area in 1838. On February 11, 1880, parts of Westampton were annexed to create Eastampton Township.

Westampton and nearby Attractions

  • Kuser Farm Mansion
  • Alice Paul Birthplace
  • Barclay Farmstead Museum
  • Rancocas State Park
  • New Jersey State Aquarium
  • Franklin Institute Science Museum

Things To Do In Westampton

Westampton is home to the Rancocas State Park, which includes the Rankokus Indian Reservation and the Powhatan Indian Museum. The Barclay Farmstead Museum includes an early 19th century farmstead together along with gardens, trails and a farmhouse. The Alice Paul Birthplace and Pennsbury Manor are two of the historic sites located near Westampton. The Lebanon State Forest stretches across 32,000 acres of land and includes the Cedar Swamp Natural Area. Other popular local tourists spots include the New Jersey State Aquarium, the Philadelphia Zoo, Camden Children's Garden and the Sesame Place theme park.

Westampton Transportation

Philadelphia International is the nearest major airport.

Westampton Higher Education

Burlington County College, Arcadia University and Philadelphia University are all accessible from Westampton.

People

Total Population 8,780
Male Share of the Population 46.2%
Female Share of the Population 53.8%
Senior Citizens 12.3%
Employed Population 16+ 4,478
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 58.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 41.7%
Median Earnings25+ $57,601
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $2
Median Earnings With High School Degree $42,941

Wealth

Median Family Income $112,102
% Above Poverty Level 96.7%
% Below Poverty Level 3.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 6%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,828
Median House Value $246,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.2%
US/American 0.2%
English 4.2%
Irish 15.6%

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

Westampton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles SE of Bensalem, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 20 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Burlington
Standard Zip Codes 08060
Phone Area Codes 609
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.
Longitude -74.78

Westampton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station PEMBERTON
Distance 5.6 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
Station MOORESTOWN
Distance 10.2 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
Station AUDUBON
Distance 18 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Eastampton Township (08060)

Mount Holly Township (08060)

Westampton Township (08060)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Eastampton 6,032 $92,962
Hainesport 6,097 $102,284
Lumberton 12,486 $112,756
Mount Holly 9,410 $78,321
Pemberton 27,884 $72,300
Willingboro 31,476 $74,307

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

Westampton Public Libraries

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Burlington County Library
5 PIONEER BLVD.
Westampton, New Jersey
(609) 267-9660
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Westampton High Schools

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695 WOODLANE RD.
609-267-4226
A Vocational School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,028 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

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