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Overview

Introduction to Berlin, New Jersey

Berlin, New Jersey, in Camden county, is 10 miles SE of Gloucester, New Jersey and 16 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Berlin History

The area that is now Berlin was once known as 'Long-a-Coming.' In 1714, the first European settled in Berlin. Iron forges and glassworks were among the early small industries of the area in the 1800s. In 1867, the area was renamed Berlin, and it became a town in 1910. In 1927, Berlin was formally incorporated as a borough, extricating it from the Berlin Township.

Berlin and nearby Attractions

  • Berlin Park
  • South Jersey Museum of American History
  • Camden Children's Garden
  • Philadelphia Zoo
  • Adventure Aquarium
  • Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

Things To Do In Berlin

Popular nearby museums include the Barclay Farmstead Museum, the Indian King Tavern Museum, Battleship New Jersey, and the Atwater Kent Museum. The Heritage Glass Museum exhibits interesting glassware and glassblowing tools. The Neshaminy State Park, located on the Delaware River, offers opportunities for swimming, fishing, boating and hiking. Other local parks include the Independence National Historical Park, Rancocas State Park, and Parvin State Park.

Berlin Transportation

Air transportation is available at Philadelphia International Airport.

Berlin Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Camden County College, the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia University and Burlington County College, among others.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,411
Male Share of the Population46.3%
Female Share of the Population53.7%
Senior Citizens17.4%
Employed Population 16+2,500
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married40.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.9%
Median Earnings25+$33,326
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,685
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,667

Wealth

Median Family Income$66,496
% Above Poverty Level85.3%
% Below Poverty Level14.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.7%
% Using Public Transportation4.6%

Housing

People Living Alone30.7%
Median Gross Rent$865
Median House Value$174,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27.9%
Irish21%
Italian20.6%
Polish9.3%
English4.9%
Arab3.7%
Ukrainian3.4%
Norwegian2.1%
Greek2%
French Except Basque1.8%
Welsh1.2%
Russian0.8%
Lebanese0.7%
Lithuanian0.6%
Czech0.6%
German0.4%
Scottish0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Jamaican0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Swedish0.2%
African0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Berlin Almanac

CategoryValue
County Camden County
Standard Zip Codes8009
Phone Area Codes856
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.79
Approximate Longitude-74.93

Berlin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationINDIAN MILLS 2 W
Distance7.8 miles
Jan Temp23 to 42 F
Apr Temp40 to 65 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp43 to 68 F
Annual Precip47.1 inches
StationGLASSBORO 2 NE
Distance9.9 miles
Jan Temp24 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 62 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp45 to 66 F
Annual Precip45.5 inches
StationMOORESTOWN
Distance12.3 miles
Jan Temp23 to 41 F
Apr Temp41 to 66 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clementon4,924$66,538
Gibbsboro2,157$91,429
Laurel Springs1,950$95,250
Lindenwold17,482$47,755
Pine Hill10,472$59,036
Voorhees29,329$108,157

Berlin Public Libraries

Marie Fleche Memorial Library
49 SOUTH WHITE HORSE PIKE
Berlin, New Jersey
(856) 767-2448

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Berlin Hospitals

Virtua West Jersey Hospital - Berlin
(Non-profit)
100 Townsend Avenue
(856) 322-3000

Berlin Public Schools

Berlin Community School
215 S Franklin Ave
ZIP: 8009
(856) 767-0129
Primary
Total Enrollment 847
Winslow Township Elementary School Five
130 Oak Leaf Road
ZIP: 8009
(609) 728-9445
Middle
Total Enrollment 607

Berlin Private Schools

Our Lady Of Mt Carmel School
1 N Cedar Ave
ZIP: 8009
Elementary
Total Enrollment 234
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