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Overview

Introduction to Carneys Point, New Jersey

Carneys Point, New Jersey, in Salem county, is 4 miles SE of Wilmington, Delaware and 23 miles SW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Carneys Point History

Carneys Point was originally a part of Penn's Neck Township, which was formed around 1701. On July 10, 1721, Penn's Neck Township was divided into two townships, Upper Penns Neck Township and Lower Penns Neck Township. Upper Penns Neck Township was officially incorporated on February 21, 1798. On November 10, 1976, the township was renamed Carneys Point, after local landowner Thomas Carney.

Carneys Point and nearby Attractions

  • Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum
  • Amstel House
  • Bellevue State Park
  • Brandywine Battlefield
  • New Jersey State Aquarium

Things To Do In Carneys Point

The Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum, the Delaware History Museum, and the Salem County Historical Society Museum showcase exhibits of historical importance. The Amstel House, the brick mansion of Dr. John Finney, and Brandywine Battlefield are two historic sites located near Carneys Point. The Bellevue State Park and Brandywine Creek State Park offer opportunities for fishing, hiking and picnicking. The Brandywine Zoo, the New Jersey State Aquarium, Camden Children's Garden, Adventure Aquarium, and the Philadelphia Zoo are all accessible from Carney’s point as well.

Carneys Point Transportation

Air transportation is available from Philadelphia International Airport.

Carneys Point Higher Education

Salem Community College is located in Carneys Point. Others nearby include Widener University and the University of Delaware.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,862
Male Share of the Population46.3%
Female Share of the Population53.7%
Senior Citizens19.5%
Employed Population 16+3,239
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married43.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.6%
Median Earnings25+$40,237
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,446
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,843

Wealth

Median Family Income$63,688
% Above Poverty Level86.5%
% Below Poverty Level13.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone32.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,002
Median House Value$158,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)32.9%
Irish18.4%
Italian12.5%
English6.2%
Polish3%
Dutch2.1%
French Except Basque2%
Scottish0.9%
German0.9%
Arab0.8%
Swedish0.8%
Welsh0.6%
Danishn0.5%
Slovak0.5%
Romanian0.5%
Russian0.4%
African0.4%
Turkish0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Czech0.2%
Norwegian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Greek0.1%
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Carneys Point Almanac

CategoryValue
County Salem County
Standard Zip Codes8069
Phone Area Codes856
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.72
Approximate Longitude-75.46

Carneys Point Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWILMINGTON NEW CASTLE AP
Distance7.5 miles
Jan Temp24 to 39 F
Apr Temp42 to 63 F
Jul Temp67 to 86 F
Oct Temp46 to 66 F
Annual Precip42.8 inches
StationMARCUS HOOK
Distance7.8 miles
Jan Temp28 to 40 F
Apr Temp46 to 63 F
Jul Temp70 to 88 F
Oct Temp50 to 65 F
Annual Precip40.6 inches
StationNEWARK UNIVERSITY FARM
Distance14.3 miles
Jan Temp24 to 42 F
Apr Temp41 to 66 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Logan5,995$109,490
Penns Grove4,985$34,875
Pennsville12,915$78,239
Swedesboro2,606$85,438
Woodstown3,548$101,154
Woolwich11,886$132,099

Carneys Point Public Schools

Penns Grove High School
334 Harding Highway
ZIP: 8069
(856) 299-6300
High
Total Enrollment 592
Lafayette - Pershing
237 Shell Road
ZIP: 8069
(856) 299-3230
Primary
Total Enrollment 348
Field Street School
144 Field Street
ZIP: 8069
(856) 299-0170
Primary
Total Enrollment 551
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