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 Population 70,989
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 17.7%
Employed Population 16+ 34,957
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 56.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 54.2%
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 Level 94.8%
% Below Poverty Level 5.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 6.9%


People Living Alone 23.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,289
Median House Value $266,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.3%
US/American 0.2%
English 6.2%
Irish 18.4%

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

Cherry Hill Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 7 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Camden
Standard Zip Codes 08002, 08003, 08034
Phone Area Codes 856
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.934
Longitude -75.031

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)

Distance 4.1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 41 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
Distance 14.4 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
Distance 16.1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 47.1 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

Location Population Median Family Income
Collingswood 13,925 $86,432
Haddonfield 11,474 $154,821
Maple Shade 19,042 $75,927
Merchantville 3,793 $77,391
Pennsauken 35,711 $74,189
Woodlynne 2,970 $43,661

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

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Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

Serves 1,602 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.2

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