Introduction to Woodbury, New Jersey

Woodbury, New Jersey, in Gloucester county, is 3 miles SW of Gloucester, New Jersey and 7 miles S of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Woodbury contains a population of approximately 10,307.

Woodbury History

Woodbury was founded by a Quaker named Henry Wood and was named after him. On March 27, 1854, it was incorporated as a borough within the Township of Deptford. Woodbury was reincorporated on January 2, 1871, as a city.

Woodbury and nearby Attractions

  • American Swedish Historical Museum
  • Indian King Tavern Museum
  • Rancocas State Park
  • Independence National Historical Park
  • Fort Mifflin
  • Please Touch Museum

Things To Do In Woodbury

While staying at Woodbury, you can visit a number of historical sites such as the Friends Meeting House, the Headquarters of Gloucester County Historical Society, the Friendship Fire Company Museum and many others. The Adventure Aquarium and the Liberty Bell are also nearby.

Woodbury Transportation

International flight is available from Philadelphia International Airport.

Woodbury Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are provided by Gloucester County College, the Art Institute Of Philadelphia, Camden County College, MCP Hahnemann University and several other colleges and universities.


Total Population 10,098
Male Share of the Population 50.6%
Female Share of the Population 49.4%
Senior Citizens 13.2%
Employed Population 16+ 4,774
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 37%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.6%
Median Earnings25+ $36,599
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,644
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,750


Median Family Income $74,188
% Above Poverty Level 81.4%
% Below Poverty Level 18.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.9%
% Using Public Transportation 5.5%


People Living Alone 34.6%
Median Gross Rent $863
Median House Value $162,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 35.9%
US/American 0.1%
English 9.8%
Irish 25.7%

Woodbury Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles SW of Gloucester, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 7 miles S of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Gloucester
Standard Zip Codes 08096, 08097
Phone Area Codes 856
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.838
Longitude -75.153

Woodbury Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 4.7 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 39 F
Apr Temp 44 to 62 F
Jul Temp 70 to 86 F
Oct Temp 49 to 66 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Distance 4.8 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
Distance 7.8 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, Woodbury, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Almonesson (08096)

Blackwood Ter (08096)

Blackwood Terrace (08096)

Deptford Township (08096)

Jericho (08096)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Deptford 30,568 $83,908
Mantua 15,170 $97,330
National Park 3,018 $72,885
Wenonah 2,115 $117,188
Westville 4,263 $66,461
Woodbury Heights 3,028 $88,344

Woodbury Public Libraries

Woodbury Public Library
Woodbury, New Jersey
(856) 845-2611
Library Web Site

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Woodbury Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(856) 845-0100
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 10.1

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