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Overview

Introduction to Gloucester, New Jersey

Gloucester, New Jersey, in Camden county, is 6 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It's situated in the southern portion of the state. The township is a sprawling suburban area and is included in the Philadelphia Metropolitan area. The Big Timber Creek traverses through Gloucester. Glendora, Blackwood and Erial are unincorporated areas in the township.

Gloucester is home to the nationally known corporations U.S.Vision and Metrologic. Banking, printing and publishing, healthcare and retail are some of the important factors for the economy.

Gloucester History

Between 1626 and 1630 Dutch fur traders made transactions with the Lenape Indians. The township was included in the Old Gloucester County. The town was named in tribute to Gloucester, England and was incorporated in 1695. The Gabriel Davies Tavern House was also known as Hillman Hospital House after George Washington designated the tavern as a hospital during the Revolutionary War. During the 1920s and 1930s the township included several mills which produced women's hosiery. A building boom began in 1964.

Gloucester Attractions

  • Gabriel Davies Tavern House is a pre-Revolutionary War building and is included in the National Register of Historic Places
  • Marquadant-Johnson Farm House
  • Chew-Powell House was built by one of the first settlers in Gloucester and is included in the National Register of Historic Places
  • Movie Night in the Park
  • National Night Out
  • Red Bank Battlefield
  • Whitall House
  • Solomon Wesley Methodist Church is a notable historic structure

Gloucester Activities

Residents can enjoy the entertainment and professional sports teams located in nearby Philadelphia. The New Jersey beaches are close by. The lakes and mountains of the scenic Poconos offer outdoor recreation activities. The township includes a vast amount of open space for recreational opportunities and features two golf courses. The local recreation building is a popular venue and is utilized for indoor soccer and other sports.

Gloucester Higher Education

The city is served by Camden County College. It's a two-year college and offers education in engineering, science, business administration, allied health and other subjects. Rutgers University and Rowan University are nearby.

Gloucester Transportation

New Jersey Transit provides bus service to Philadelphia.

Demographics

People

Total Population64,049
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens13.7%
Employed Population 16+33,165
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married48.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.7%
Median Earnings25+$44,515
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,295
Median Earnings With High School Degree$38,732

Wealth

Median Family Income$87,665
% Above Poverty Level91.1%
% Below Poverty Level8.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation4.1%

Housing

People Living Alone25.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,147
Median House Value$195,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.5%
Italian25.4%
Irish23.7%
English6.5%
Polish6%
French Except Basque2.1%
African1.4%
Russian1.3%
Scottish1.2%
Portuguese0.8%
Dutch0.8%
West Indian0.8%
Lithuanian0.7%
Jamaican0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Arab0.3%
German0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Czech0.3%
Ghanaian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Finnish0.1%
US/American0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Liberian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
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Gloucester Almanac

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Gloucester 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
Distance1.3 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
Distance9.5 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
Distance9.7 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
Audubon8,748$98,883
Audubon Park993$49,766
Bellmawr11,503$56,439
Brooklawn1,954$67,750
Mount Ephraim4,639$73,125
Westville4,233$77,083
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