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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.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher
Median Earnings25+
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification
Median Earnings With High School Degree

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Gloucester City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles NW of Gloucester, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 4 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Camden
Standard Zip Codes 08030, 08031
Phone Area Codes 856
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.891
Longitude -75.127

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)

Station AUDUBON
Distance 2.4 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 41 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 46 to 67 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Station MOORESTOWN
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 41 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
Station INDIAN MILLS 2 W
Distance 19.4 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Audubon Park 1,010 $49,271
Bellmawr 11,507 $59,650
Brooklawn 1,944 $64,583
Gloucester 64,219 $85,871
Mount Ephraim 4,646 $72,083
Westville 4,247 $70,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Gloucester City Public Libraries

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

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Gloucester City High Schools

GLOUCESTER CITY JR SR H
1300 MARKET STREET
856-456-7000
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 923 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.8

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