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Overview

Introduction to Gloucester City, New Jersey

Gloucester City, New Jersey, in Camden county, is 2 miles NW of Gloucester, New Jersey and 4 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is part of the surrounding Philadelphia metro area.

Gloucester City History

Gloucester City was a part of Old Gloucester County. In 1685, it became the first political subdivision of the county. Gloucester City was incorporated on June 1, 1695. It was named after the town of Gloucester, England. Gloucester City became a part of the Camden County in 1884, soon after its formation.

Gloucester City and nearby Attractions

  • Independence Seaport Museum
  • American Swedish Historical Museum
  • St Peters Episcopal Church
  • Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
  • Independence National Historical Park
  • Fairmount Park

Things To Do In Gloucester City

Gloucester City includes a number of parks and sports field. The city also has some movie theaters and shopping areas, as well as quality restaurants and bars. You can also plan a day trip to the Liberty Bell, Adventure Aquarium or to the Philadelphia Zoo.

Gloucester City Transportation

The nearest international airport is Philadelphia International.

Gloucester City Higher Education

Rutgers University - Camden, Art Institute of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, MCP Hahnemann University and Drexel University are close to the city.

Gloucester City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Camden County
Standard Zip Codes8030
Phone Area Codes856
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.89
Approximate Longitude-75.11

Gloucester City 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
Distance2.4 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
StationMOORESTOWN
Distance10 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
StationINDIAN MILLS 2 W
Distance19.4 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
Audubon Park993$49,766
Bellmawr11,503$56,439
Brooklawn1,954$67,750
Gloucester64,049$87,665
Mount Ephraim4,639$73,125
Westville4,233$77,083

Gloucester City Public Libraries

Gloucester City Library
50 N. RAILROAD AVENUE
Gloucester City, New Jersey
(856) 456-4181

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Gloucester City Public Schools

Cold Springs School
1194 Market Street
ZIP: 8030
(856) 456-7000
Primary
Total Enrollment 888
Gloucester City Jr. Sr. High School
1300 Market Street
ZIP: 8030
(856) 456-7000
High
Total Enrollment 789
Mary Ethel Costello School
520 Cumberland Street
ZIP: 8030
(856) 456-7000
Middle
Total Enrollment 387

Gloucester City Private Schools

Gloucester Catholic High School
333 Ridgeway St
ZIP: 8030
Secondary
Total Enrollment 734
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