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Overview

Introduction to Deptford, New Jersey

Deptford, New Jersey, in Gloucester county, is 3 miles SW of Gloucester, New Jersey and 9 miles S of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is part of the Philadelphia metropolitan statistical area.

Deptford History

Deptford was founded by Dutch settlers in 1623, and established as a township in June 1695. It was officially incorporated in February of 1798, named after a town in Kentshire, England. The township is famous for being the site where the first hot air balloon landed in North America.

Deptford and nearby Attractions

  • Rancocas State Park
  • Indian King Tavern Museum
  • Benjamin Clark House
  • Independence National Historical Park
  • New Jersey State Aquarium
  • Camden Children's Garden

Things To Do In Deptford

Deptford is famous for the Deptford Mall, which is said to be the seventh largest shopping mall in New Jersey. The Salem County Historical Society Museum, the Historic Basto Village, the Barnes Foundation, the Philadelphia Mint and the Historic Basto Village are all accessible from Deptford. Parks offering swimming, hiking, boating and fishing opportunities include Ridley Creek State Park, Neshaminy State Park and Independence National Historical Park.

Deptford Transportation

Philadelphia International is the nearest major airport.

Deptford Higher Education

Gloucester County College and Camden County College are the local colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population30,590
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens16.3%
Employed Population 16+15,065
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married47.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.8%
Median Earnings25+$46,047
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,533
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,217

Wealth

Median Family Income$79,149
% Above Poverty Level90.6%
% Below Poverty Level9.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation2.6%

Housing

People Living Alone27.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,111
Median House Value$185,200

Ancestry

Irish26%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.5%
Italian22.6%
English7.7%
Polish6.7%
French Except Basque1.5%
Scottish1%
Brazilian0.9%
Russian0.9%
Greek0.7%
West Indian0.7%
Dutch0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
Arab0.7%
African0.6%
Lithuanian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Jamaican0.5%
Ghanaian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Croatian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Jordanian0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
Bahamian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Czech0.1%
German0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Romanian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Liberian0.1%
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Deptford Almanac

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Deptford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationAUDUBON
Distance5 miles
Jan Temp25 to 41 F
Apr Temp42 to 65 F
Jul Temp67 to 87 F
Oct Temp46 to 67 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches
StationGLASSBORO 2 NE
Distance6.2 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
StationMOORESTOWN
Distance13.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Blackwood4,602$71,331
Mantua15,163$106,293
Wenonah2,163$117,604
Westville4,233$77,083
Woodbury10,024$71,094
Woodbury Heights3,027$95,236

Deptford Public Libraries

James H. Johnson Memorial Library
670 WARD DRIVE
Deptford, New Jersey
(856) 848-9149

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Deptford Public Schools

Central Early Childhood Center
1447 Delsea Drive
ZIP: 8096
(856) 384-8750
Primary
Total Enrollment 644
Deptford Township High School
575 S Fox Run Rd
ZIP: 8096
(856) 232-2713
High
Total Enrollment 1064
Good Intent Elementary School
1555 Good Intent Rd
ZIP: 8096
(856) 232-2737
Primary
Total Enrollment 352
Lake Tract Elementary School
690 Iszard Rd
ZIP: 8096
(856) 686-2240
Primary
Total Enrollment 513
New Sharon School
1810 Delsea Dr
ZIP: 8096
(856) 415-9537
Other
Total Enrollment 15

Deptford Private Schools

Bethany Baptist Christian School
2702 Good Intent Rd
ZIP: 8096
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 12
Delaware Valley Jr Academy
240 Sickle Ln
ZIP: 8096
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
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