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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population70,976
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens18%
Employed Population 16+35,397
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married55.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher54.6%
Median Earnings25+$55,378
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,042
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,963

Wealth

Median Family Income$115,496
% Above Poverty Level94.3%
% Below Poverty Level5.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation7.3%

Housing

People Living Alone24.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,330
Median House Value$264,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.4%
Irish18.4%
Italian14.1%
Polish8%
English6.3%
Russian5.8%
French Except Basque1.7%
Ukrainian1.4%
Scottish1.3%
Greek1.2%
African0.9%
West Indian0.9%
Austrian0.9%
Lithuanian0.9%
Dutch0.7%
Swedish0.7%
Arab0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
Jamaican0.5%
Nigerian0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Albanian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Syrian0.1%
German0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Australian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Latvian0.1%
South African0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Cherry Hill Almanac

CategoryValue
County Camden County
Standard Zip Codes8002, 8003, 8034
Phone Area Codes856
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.93
Approximate Longitude-75.03

Cherry Hill Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMOORESTOWN
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
StationGLASSBORO 2 NE
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
StationINDIAN MILLS 2 W
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Collingswood13,925$86,556
Haddonfield11,444$164,013
Maple Shade19,003$77,198
Merchantville3,771$93,125
Pennsauken35,831$73,597
Woodlynne2,955$46,048

Cherry Hill Public Libraries

Cherry Hill Free Public Library
1100 KINGS HIGHWAY NORTH
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
(856) 667-0300

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Cherry Hill Hospitals

Kennedy Memorial Hospital - University Medical Center Cherry Hill
(Non-profit)
2201 Chapel Ave West
(856) 488-6500

Cherry Hill Public Schools

Joyce Kilmer Elementary School
2900 Chapel Ave
ZIP: 8002
(856) 667-3903
Primary
Total Enrollment 469
Bret Harte Elementary School
1909 Queen Anne Dr
ZIP: 8003
(856) 795-0515
Primary
Total Enrollment 420
Cherry Hill High School East
1750 Kresson Rd
ZIP: 8003
(856) 424-2222
High
Total Enrollment 2159
Cherry Hill Regional School
210 Evesham Rd
ZIP: 8003
(856) 795-0282
Other
Cherry Hill Transportation Education Program(tep)
210 Evesham Road
ZIP: 8003
(856) 795-0282
Henry C. Beck Middle School
950 Cropwell Rd
ZIP: 8003
(856) 424-4505
Middle
Total Enrollment 968
Horace Mann Elementary School
150 Walt Whitman Blvd
ZIP: 8003
(856) 428-1144
Primary
Total Enrollment 291
James F. Cooper Elementary School
1960 Greentree Rd
ZIP: 8003
(856) 424-4554
Primary
Total Enrollment 274
Joseph D. Sharp Elementary School
300 Old Orchard Rd
ZIP: 8003
(856) 424-1550
Primary
Total Enrollment 322
Richard Stockton Elementary School
200 Wexford Dr
ZIP: 8003
(856) 424-1505
Primary
Total Enrollment 408
Rosa International Middle School
485 Browning Lane
ZIP: 8003
(856) 616-8787
Middle
Total Enrollment 813
Woodcrest Elementary School
400 Cranford Dr.
ZIP: 8003
(856) 429-2058
Primary
Total Enrollment 388
A. Russell Knight Elementary School
140 Old Carriage Rd
ZIP: 8034
(856) 428-0830
Primary
Total Enrollment 352
Alternative High School
Malberg Building, 45 Ranoldo Terrace
ZIP: 8034
(856) 427-4311
High
Total Enrollment 45
Barclay Early Childhood Center
1220 Winston Way
ZIP: 8034
(856) 429-7283
Primary
Total Enrollment 305
Cherry Hill High School West
2101 Chapel Ave
ZIP: 8034
(856) 663-8006
High
Total Enrollment 1403
Clara Barton Elementary School
223 Rhode Island Ave
ZIP: 8034
(856) 667-3303
Primary
Total Enrollment 480
James Johnson Elementary School
500 Kresson Rd
ZIP: 8034
(856) 428-8848
Primary
Total Enrollment 428
John A. Carusi Middle School
315 Roosevelt Dr
ZIP: 8034
(856) 667-1220
Middle
Total Enrollment 895
Kingston Elementary School
320 Kingston Rd
ZIP: 8034
(856) 667-0986
Primary
Total Enrollment 455
Thomas Paine Elementary School
4001 Church Rd
ZIP: 8034
(856) 667-1350
Primary
Total Enrollment 359

Cherry Hill Private Schools

Camden Catholic High School
300 Cuthbert Rd
ZIP: 8002
Secondary
Total Enrollment 740
Delaware Valley Torah Institute
31 Maple Ave
ZIP: 8002
Secondary
Total Enrollment 15
Politz Day School
720 Cooper Landing Rd
ZIP: 8002
Elementary
Total Enrollment 120
St Andrew's Nursery School & Kindergarten
327 Marlton Pike W
ZIP: 8002
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
Cherry Hill Montessori School
1825 Garden Ave
ZIP: 8003
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
Congregation M'kor Shalom Preschool & Kdgn
850 E Evesham Rd
ZIP: 8003
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Kindercare Learning Center
1945 Marlton Pike E
ZIP: 8003
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Sari Isdaner Early Childhood Center At Katz Jcc
1301 Springdale Rd
ZIP: 8003
Elementary
Total Enrollment 29
The Schoolhouse Nursery School And Kindergarten
1989 Marlton Pike East
ZIP: 8003
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Bancroft Preschool
201 Kings Hwy S
ZIP: 8034
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
Brookfield Academy
1009 Berlin Rd
ZIP: 8034
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 103
Resurrection Catholic School
402 N Kings Hwy
ZIP: 8034
Elementary
Total Enrollment 326
Trinity Nursery School
499 Marlton Pike E
ZIP: 8034
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
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