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Overview

Introduction to Hammonton, New Jersey

Hammonton, New Jersey, in Atlantic county, is 15 miles NE of Vineland, New Jersey and 29 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is included in the Atlantic - Cape May metropolitan area.

Hammonton History

The first settlers arrived in Hammonton in the year 1812. It was founded by the property developer Charles K. Landis. The town was officially incorporated on March 5, 1866 from parts of the Hamilton Township and the Mullica Township. The community was named in honor of glassworks owner John Hammond Coffin. Hammonton is known as the "Blueberry Capital of the World," and the "Red, White, and Blueberry Festival" is held here every summer.

Hammonton and nearby Attractions

  • Historic Batsto Village
  • Noyes Museum of Art
  • Albertson Brook
  • Oak Grove Cemetery
  • Hammonton Lake Park
  • Adventure Aquarium

Things To Do In Hammonton

The historic sites and museums near the town of Hammonton include the Historic Batsto Village, the Walt Whitman House, the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, and the Warren E. Fox Nature Center. In Hammonton, one can take a trip around the various old-world cemeteries, the Green Mountain Cemetery, the Oak Grove Cemetery, and the Holy Sepulcher Cemetery. The town also has a number of streams and lakes all around it. Among these are the Albertson Brook, the Cedar Brook, and the Hammonton Lake. For those with small children, a visit to the Adventure Aquarium or the Hammonton Lake Park may prove to be a fun-filled outing.

Hammonton Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Atlantic City International Airport.

Hammonton Higher Education

Colleges offering higher education to residents of Hammonton include the Atlantic Cape Community College, the Richard Stockton College Of New Jersey, Camden County College, and the Burlington County College.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,630
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens18.1%
Employed Population 16+6,677
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married42.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.9%
Median Earnings25+$40,248
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,289
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,200

Wealth

Median Family Income$76,957
% Above Poverty Level87.4%
% Below Poverty Level12.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.8%
% Using Public Transportation2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone22.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,132
Median House Value$239,300

Ancestry

Italian45.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.8%
Irish19%
English6.5%
Polish3.7%
French Except Basque1.8%
Dutch1.5%
Russian1.4%
Greek1%
African0.9%
Scottish0.8%
Ghanaian0.8%
Swedish0.8%
Ukrainian0.6%
Lithuanian0.4%
Arab0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Moroccan0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Maltese0.2%
Norwegian0.1%
Czech0.1%
German0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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Hammonton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Atlantic County
Standard Zip Codes8037
Phone Area Codes609
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.65
Approximate Longitude-74.77

Hammonton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationHAMMONTON 2 NNE
Distance1 miles
Jan Temp22 to 42 F
Apr Temp40 to 64 F
Jul Temp64 to 88 F
Oct Temp42 to 68 F
Annual Precip45.1 inches
StationINDIAN MILLS 2 W
Distance11.4 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
StationGLASSBORO 2 NE
Distance17.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Buena4,534$59,408
Chesilhurst1,639$68,438
Folsom1,859$76,042
Waterford10,721$91,486
Weymouth2,752$64,659
Winslow39,417$85,637

Hammonton Public Schools

Hammonton High School
566 Old Forks Road
ZIP: 8037
(609) 567-7000
High
Total Enrollment 1384
Warren E. Sooy Jr. Elementary School
601 N Fourth Street
ZIP: 8037
(609) 567-7070
Primary
Total Enrollment 962
Hammonton Middle School
75 North Liberty Street
ZIP: 8037
(609) 567-7007
Middle
Total Enrollment 868
Hammonton Early Childhood Eductional Center
601c North 4th Street
ZIP: 8037
(609) 567-6693
Primary
Total Enrollment 386

Hammonton Private Schools

St Joseph Regional High School
328 Vine St
ZIP: 8037
Secondary
Total Enrollment 406
Life Mission Training Center
111 8th St
ZIP: 8037
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 10
St Joseph Regional Elementary School
133 N 3rd St
ZIP: 8037
Elementary
Total Enrollment 298
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