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Overview

Introduction to Willingboro, New Jersey

Willingboro, New Jersey, in Burlington county, is 4 miles SE of Bensalem, Pennsylvania and 16 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Willingboro contains a population of approximately 33,008.

Willingboro History

On November 6, 1688, the town of Willingboro was formed as the "Constabulary of Wellingborrow". Thomas Olive, who was among the first settlers in this region, named it "Wellingborough" after his home community in England, but this spelling underwent quite a few changes to arrive at its present form. The town was formally incorporated on February 21, 1798. The 1950s and 1960s witnessed the development of Willingboro as a planned community, carried out by Abraham Levitt and Sons in the Levittown model.

Willingboro and nearby Attractions

  • Historic Burlington County Prison Museum
  • Burlington County Historical Society
  • Liberty Bell
  • Adventure Aquarium
  • Philadelphia Zoo
  • Rancocas Golf Club

Things To Do In Willingboro

Willingboro offers easy access to several places of historical importance like the Historic Burlington County Prison Museum, the Independence Seaport Museum, and the Liberty Bell in nearby Philadelphia. Travelers can visit the picturesque gardens of the Peachfield Plantation. The Philadelphia Zoo also has a wide variety of animals. One can also spend some quiet time with family and friends at the Fairmount Park, or even enjoy a round of golf at the 18-hole regulation length golf course at Rancocas Golf Club.

Willingboro Transportation

Philadelphia International is the closest major airport.

Willingboro Higher Education

Rutgers University is nearby.

People

Total Population 31,735
Male Share of the Population 44.8%
Female Share of the Population 55.2%
Senior Citizens 16.6%
Employed Population 16+ 14,204
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 43.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.6%
Median Earnings25+ $40,780
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,990
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,021

Wealth

Median Family Income $77,622
% Above Poverty Level 91.6%
% Below Poverty Level 8.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 6.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,616
Median House Value $164,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 69.8%
US/American 0%
English 2.4%
Irish 3.3%

Willingboro Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles SE of Bensalem, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Burlington
Standard Zip Codes 08046
Phone Area Codes 856
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.027
Longitude -74.869

Willingboro 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 MOORESTOWN
Distance 6.7 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 PEMBERTON
Distance 10.7 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 HIGHTSTOWN 2 W
Distance 23 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 47.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beverly 2,573 $54,493
Burlington 22,613 $101,048
Delanco 4,544 $86,500
Delran 16,856 $106,545
Edgewater Park 8,854 $73,825
Hainesport 6,118 $110,563

Willingboro Public Libraries

Library
Willingboro Public Library
1 SALEM ROAD
Willingboro, New Jersey
(609) 877-6668
Library Web Site

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Willingboro Hospitals

LOURDES MEDICAL CENTER OF BURLINGTON COUNTY
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
218A SUNSET ROAD
(609) 835-2900
Emergency Service: Yes

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WILLINGBORO HIGH
20 KENNEDY WAY
609-835-8800
Serves 1,304 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

STUART SCHOOL
70 SUNSET ROAD
609-835-3881
A Special Education School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 58 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.4

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