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Overview

Introduction to Glassboro, New Jersey

Glassboro, New Jersey, in Gloucester county, is 11 miles S of Gloucester, New Jersey and 17 miles S of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is included in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

Glassboro History

The history of Glassboro revolves around the manufacturing of glass. The town was founded by Solomon Stanger in 1779. It was initially called "Glass Works in the Woods" because of its glass factory. One of the most significant points in the history of Glassboro was a summit conference hosted by American President Lyndon Johnson and Soviet Premier Aleksei Ksygin in 1967.

Glassboro and nearby Attractions

  • Glassboro Heritage Glass Museum
  • Lake Oberst
  • Deptford Mall
  • Renlund Memorial Park
  • New Street Park
  • Robinson Field

Things To Do In Glassboro

The town has several parks, as well as a Family Swimming pool. There are many athletic fields which have facilities for playing a variety of sports. The Park and Recreation commission operates various clubs and also arranges different events catering to the interests of adults as well as children.

Glassboro Transportation

Philadelphia International is the closest major airport.

Glassboro Higher Education

Rowan University, Gloucester Community College, Camden County College and Rutgers are all located in the neighboring areas.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,195
Male Share of the Population51.1%
Female Share of the Population48.9%
Senior Citizens12.1%
Employed Population 16+8,910
Age of the Population29

Families

% of people married34.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.7%
Median Earnings25+$41,895
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,075
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,634

Wealth

Median Family Income$88,236
% Above Poverty Level80.1%
% Below Poverty Level19.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.5%
% Using Public Transportation3.2%

Housing

People Living Alone23.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,027
Median House Value$190,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28.9%
Italian21.4%
Irish19.3%
English8.6%
Polish6%
German1.4%
French Except Basque1.4%
Scottish1.2%
Russian1.2%
African1.2%
West Indian1.2%
Swedish1.1%
Dutch1.1%
Jamaican1%
Hungarian0.8%
Ghanaian0.5%
Turkish0.5%
Greek0.5%
Czech0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Arab0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Israeli0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Egyptian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Liberian0.1%
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Glassboro Almanac

CategoryValue
County Gloucester County
Standard Zip Codes8028
Phone Area Codes856
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.7
Approximate Longitude-75.11

Glassboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGLASSBORO 2 NE
Distance2.2 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
StationAUDUBON
Distance12.6 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
StationINDIAN MILLS 2 W
Distance18.7 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
Blackwood4,602$71,331
Clayton8,386$79,615
Mantua15,163$106,293
Pitman8,916$89,511
Turnersville3,396$101,853
Wenonah2,163$117,604

Glassboro Public Schools

Aura Elementary School
900 Clems Run
ZIP: 8028
(856) 881-4551
Primary
Total Enrollment 351
Dorthy L. Bullock School
370 E New St
ZIP: 8028
(856) 652-2700
Primary
Total Enrollment 515
Glassboro High School
560 Joseph L Bowe Blvd
ZIP: 8028
(856) 652-2700
High
Total Enrollment 611
Glassboro Intermediate School
202 N Delsea Dr
ZIP: 8028
(856) 652-2700
Middle
Total Enrollment 249
J. Harvey Rodgers School
301 Georgetown Rd
ZIP: 8028
(856) 652-2700
Primary
Total Enrollment 305
Thomas E. Bowe School
Carpenter St And Mancuso Lane
ZIP: 8028
(856) 652-2700
Middle
Total Enrollment 450

Glassboro Private Schools

Ambassador Christian Academy
535 Mullica Hill Rd
ZIP: 8028
Elementary
Total Enrollment 91
Healing Wings Christian Daycare Center
520 Stranger Ave
ZIP: 8028
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
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