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Overview

Introduction to Bridgeton, New Jersey

Bridgeton, New Jersey, in Cumberland county, is 11 miles W of Vineland, New Jersey and 36 miles S of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The city is located in the Vineland - Millville - Bridgeton metropolitan area.

Bridgeton History

Bridgeton was first settled in 1686, when a sawmill was established by Richard Hancock. It was originally a part of the Deerfield Township. On March 1, 1865, Bridgeton was incorporated as a township. On March 1, 1865, Bridgeton was reincorporated as a city, replacing both Cohansey Township and Bridgeton Township. It has the largest historic district in New Jersey.

Bridgeton and nearby Attractions

  • Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Village
  • Nail House Museum
  • Bellevue State Park
  • Cohanzick Zoo
  • George Woodruff Museum
  • Fort Delaware State Park

Things To Do In Bridgeton

There are several historical sites and museums in and around Bridgeton. You can also enjoy the beautiful landscapes and the wildlife of the Cohanzick Zoo. The city includes a number of Victorian houses and several parks and playgrounds.

Bridgeton Transportation

International flights are available at Philadelphia International Airport.

Bridgeton Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are provided by the Rowan University, Cumberland County College, Delaware State University and Wesley College.

Demographics

People

Total Population25,209
Male Share of the Population57.4%
Female Share of the Population42.6%
Senior Citizens6.7%
Employed Population 16+8,429
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married27.9%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher4.8%
Median Earnings25+$17,816
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,103
Median Earnings With High School Degree$15,540

Wealth

Median Family Income$38,458
% Above Poverty Level69.6%
% Below Poverty Level30.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home0.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone24.8%
Median Gross Rent$996
Median House Value$108,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)76.3%
German6.3%
Irish5.8%
Italian3.9%
English1.5%
Polish1.1%
African0.8%
West Indian0.7%
Jamaican0.7%
Dutch0.5%
Scottish0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Swedish0.2%
South African0.1%
Russian0.1%
Arab0.1%
French Except Basque0.1%
Greek0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
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Bridgeton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cumberland County
Standard Zip Codes8302
Phone Area Codes609,856
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.42
Approximate Longitude-75.22

Bridgeton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSEABROOK FARMS
Distance5 miles
Jan Temp24 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 62 F
Jul Temp67 to 86 F
Oct Temp46 to 67 F
Annual Precip44.8 inches
StationWOODSTOWN PITTSGROV 4E
Distance9.2 miles
Jan Temp24 to 42 F
Apr Temp41 to 66 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 68 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches
StationGLASSBORO 2 NE
Distance22.4 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alloway3,387$90,577
Deerfield3,108$68,558
Millville28,399$60,279
Pittsgrove9,103$87,380
Shiloh349$76,563
Vineland60,876$59,019

Bridgeton Public Libraries

Cumberland County Library
800 E. COMMERCE STREET
Bridgeton, New Jersey
(856) 453-2210
Bridgeton Free Public Library
150 E. COMMERCE STREET
Bridgeton, New Jersey
(856) 451-2620

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Bridgeton Hospitals

Inspira Health Center Bridgeton
(Non-profit)
333 Irving Avenue
(856) 575-4500

Bridgeton Public Schools

Bridgeton High School
111 N West Avenue
ZIP: 8302
(856) 455-8030
High
Total Enrollment 1243
Broad Street School
251 West Broad Street
ZIP: 8302
(856) 455-8030
Primary
Total Enrollment 1192
Buckshutem Road School
550 Buckshutem Road
ZIP: 8302
(856) 455-8030
Primary
Total Enrollment 469
Cherry Street School
11 Cherry Street
ZIP: 8302
(856) 455-8030
Primary
Total Enrollment 700
Cumberland Campus
13 Ramah Road
ZIP: 8302
(856) 459-1061
Other
Total Enrollment 96
Cumberland Co Juv Ctr
135 Sunny Slope Lane
ZIP: 8302
(856) 455-0717
High
Cumberland County Technical Education Center
601 Bridgeton Avenue
ZIP: 8302
(856) 451-9000
High
Total Enrollment 55
Cumberland Regional High School
Cumb. Regional High School, 90 Silver Lake Road
ZIP: 8302
(856) 451-9400
High
Total Enrollment 1354
Fairfield Township School
375 Gouldtown Woodruff Road
ZIP: 8302
(856) 453-1882
Primary
Total Enrollment 628
Geraldine O Foster Early Childhood Center
550 Buckshutem Road
ZIP: 8302
(856) 455-8030
Primary
Total Enrollment 412
Hopewell Crest
122 Sewall Road
ZIP: 8302
(856) 451-9203
Primary
Total Enrollment 496
Indian Ave School
399 Indian Avenue
ZIP: 8302
(856) 455-8030
Primary
Total Enrollment 687
Quarter Mile Land School
300 Quarter Mile Lane
ZIP: 8302
(856) 455-8030
Primary
Total Enrollment 324
West Avenue School
51 North West Avenue
ZIP: 8302
(856) 455-8030
Primary
Total Enrollment 697
Stow Creek Township
11 Gum Tree Corner Road
ZIP: 8323
(856) 455-1717
Primary
Total Enrollment 111

Bridgeton Private Schools

Bridgeton Christian School
27 Central Ave
ZIP: 8302
Elementary
Total Enrollment 63
Cohansey Christian School
256 Pecks Corner Cohansey Rd
ZIP: 8302
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Devereux-njca
198 Roadstown Rd
ZIP: 8302
Secondary
Total Enrollment 21
Woodland Country Day School
1216 Roadstown Rd
ZIP: 8302
Elementary
Total Enrollment 126
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