Introduction to Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Cherry Hill, New Jersey, in Camden county, is 7 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cherry Hill is situated in a coastal plain in the Delaware Valley and is bordered by Pennsauken Creek and the Cooper River. Cherry Hill is home to the headquarters of Subaru of America, Commerce Bancorp and Pinnacle Foods.

It's known as an affluent city and is regarded as the economic center for South New Jersey. It includes a large number of luxury homes and numerous condominium communities. Several of the local schools have been recognized as "Star Schools" by the New Jersey Department of Education.

Cherry Hill History

The Lenni-Lenape Indians were the original inhabitants. The Quakers from England established Colestown in the late 1600s. The name Cherry Hill was given to the township in 1961 by the citizens by a non-binding referendum. The name was taken from Abraham Browning's former farm named Cherry Hill. During the late 1800's the township was a thriving agricultural community which included flourishing gristmills and carriage producing businesses.

The farms in Cherry Hill grew a large amount of produce for the Campbell's Soup Company. Cherry Hill's agricultural production contributed to the nickname "The Garden State" for New Jersey. After the Great Depression developers purchased agricultural land in the Cherry Hill area and constructed the horse racetrack known as Garden State Park. Soon, luxury hotels were built near the popular racetrack. The township experienced substantial population and economic growth after World War II ended.

Cherry Hill Attractions

    • Cherry Hill Mall is a major shopping center in the region and was the first enclosed shopping mall located on the East Coast.
    • Historic Croft Farm includes a venue which features fine and performing arts
    • The Wine Room offers courses and seminars in an attractive Tuscan Village type environment
    • Barclay Farmstead Museum is an historic homestead and is included in the National Register of Historic Places and includes a blacksmith shop
    • Garden State Discovery Museum
    • Holocaust Education Center
    • Haddonfield Symphony

Cherry Hill Higher Education

The city is home to a campus of the Camden County College.

Cherry Hill Transportation

The New Jersey Turnpike traverses through Cherry Hill. NJ Transit provides bus transportation to Philadelphia.


Total Population70,989
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens17.7%
Employed Population 16+34,957
Age of the Population42


% of people married56.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher54.2%
Median Earnings25+$54,205
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,561
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,504


Median Family Income$111,386
% Above Poverty Level94.8%
% Below Poverty Level5.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation6.9%


People Living Alone23.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,289
Median House Value$266,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)32.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cherry Hill Almanac

Nearest Large City7 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Standard Zip Codes08002, 08003, 08034
Phone Area Codes856
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Cherry Hill Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance4.1 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
Distance14.4 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
Distance16.1 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Cherry Hill, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cherry Hill Township (08002, 08003, 08034)

Ellisburg (08002)

Erlton (08002)

Woodcrest (08003)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Maple Shade19,042$75,927

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

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Student/teacher ratio: 12.2

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