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Overview

Introduction to Lumberton, New Jersey

Lumberton, New Jersey, in Burlington county, is 10 miles SE of Bensalem, Pennsylvania and 19 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is in the Philadelphia area.

Lumberton History

Lumberton got its name because of the abundance of pine trees in the area. The area had two lumberyards as well as saw mills. Robert Dimsdale was among the early developers of the area. He bought a tract of land in 1683 on the northern part of Rancocas Creek and went on to develop a community around a sawmill. Lumberton was officially incorporated in 1860.

Lumberton and nearby Attractions

  • Village Green
  • Bryan Freeman Park
  • Nature Trail
  • Rancocas State Park
  • PAWS Farm Nature Center
  • Golden Pheasant Golf Club

Things To Do In Lumberton

Lumberton has several parks and facilities for a wide range of activities. There are tennis courts, baseball diamonds, basketball courts, golf courses and football fields. The recreation department frequently arranges sporting contests and other entertainment and educational programs. The Nature Trail is excellent for hiking.

Lumberton Transportation

Philadelphia International Airport provides regular air transport services.

Lumberton Higher Education

Burlington County College and Holy Family College are nearby.

People

Total Population 12,486
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 11.9%
Employed Population 16+ 6,195
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 49.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 40.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $112,756
% Above Poverty Level 92.7%
% Below Poverty Level 7.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 3.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,115
Median House Value $296,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 34%
US/American 0.5%
English 8.2%
Irish 18.5%

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

Lumberton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles SE of Bensalem, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 19 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Burlington
Standard Zip Codes 08048
Phone Area Codes 609
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.965
Longitude -74.805

Lumberton 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 PEMBERTON
Distance 6.5 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches
Station MOORESTOWN
Distance 8.5 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 GLASSBORO 2 NE
Distance 22.4 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 40 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Lumberton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lumberton Township (08048)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Eastampton 6,032 $92,962
Hainesport 6,097 $102,284
Medford 23,274 $125,692
Mount Holly 9,410 $78,321
Mount Laurel 41,870 $107,473
Westampton 8,780 $112,102

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

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