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Overview

Introduction to Mantua, New Jersey

Mantua, New Jersey, in Gloucester county, is 6 miles SW of Gloucester, New Jersey and 11 miles S of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is considered part of the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

Mantua History

Mantua was originally a part of Gloucester Township and was incorporated on February 23, 1853 as a township. Parts of Mantua were taken to create the townships of East Greenwich and Pitman. Mantua was named after Mantua Creek.

Mantua and nearby Attractions

  • Heritage Glass Museum
  • American Swedish Historical Museum
  • Ceres Park
  • Independence National Historical Park
  • Fort Mifflin
  • Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site
  • Ridley Creek State Park

Things To Do In Mantua

The township of Mantua includes two public parks, which offer a number of recreational facilities. These include tennis courts, a roller hockey rink, beach volleyball courts and basketball courts. In addition, Mantua includes shopping areas and restaurants that serve quality regional and international dishes.

Mantua Transportation

The nearest major airport is Philadelphia International.

Mantua Higher Education

Gloucester County College, Camden County College, Rowan University and several other colleges provide opportunities for higher education to the residents of Mantua.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,163
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+8,338
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married53.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.8%
Median Earnings25+$53,202
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$46,141
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,480

Wealth

Median Family Income$106,293
% Above Poverty Level96.3%
% Below Poverty Level3.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone23.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,083
Median House Value$206,000

Ancestry

Irish28.4%
Italian25.8%
English12.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.3%
Polish6.6%
French Except Basque2.9%
Swedish1.4%
Scottish1.3%
Dutch1.1%
Greek0.9%
Hungarian0.7%
Lithuanian0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Russian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Latvian0.5%
Arab0.5%
Slovak0.4%
Egyptian0.4%
Croatian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Romanian0.2%
German0.2%
Portuguese0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Mantua Almanac

CategoryValue
County Gloucester County
Standard Zip Codes8051
Phone Area Codes856
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.79
Approximate Longitude-75.18

Mantua Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGLASSBORO 2 NE
Distance5.7 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
StationAUDUBON
Distance7.8 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
Distance16.2 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
Deptford30,590$79,149
Paulsboro6,009$52,065
Wenonah2,163$117,604
West Deptford21,443$85,774
Woodbury10,024$71,094
Woodbury Heights3,027$95,236

Mantua Public Schools

Centre City Elementary School
301 Columbus Dr
ZIP: 8051
(856) 468-2100
Primary
Total Enrollment 471
J. Mason Tomlin Elementary School
393 Main St
ZIP: 8051
(856) 468-0818
Middle
Total Enrollment 572

Mantua Private Schools

Under The Sun Learning Center
1111 Mantua Pike
ZIP: 8051
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
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