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Overview

Introduction to Medford, New Jersey

Medford, New Jersey, in Burlington county, is 11 miles E of Cherry Hill, New Jersey and 18 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is included in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

Medford History

In 1670, Samual Coles purchased the 900 acres of land which now make up Medford. It was earlier known as Upper Evesham and was a part of the Evesham Township. On March 1, 1847 it was incorporated as Medford Township. It was named after Medford, Massachusetts.

Medford and nearby Attractions

  • Medford Skatepark
  • Rancocas State Park
  • Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
  • Neshaminy State Park
  • Garden State Discovery Museum
  • Barclay Farmstead Museum

Things To Do In Medford

While staying in Medford one can visit the wildlife refuge, which offers numerous scenic landscapes. You can also enjoy camping near the Medford Lakes. The township of Medford also includes many restaurants and shopping centers where you can spend your leisure hours.

Medford Transportation

The nearest international airport is Philadelphia International.

Medford Higher Education

Facilities for higher studies are provided by the Burlington County College, Camden County College, Holy Family College and other colleges.

People

Total Population23,274
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens16.8%
Employed Population 16+10,994
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married61.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher54.7%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$125,692
% Above Poverty Level97%
% Below Poverty Level3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home6.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation3.1%

Housing

People Living Alone17.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,337
Median House Value$361,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.8%
US/American0.2%
English14.2%
Irish26.8%

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

Medford Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 11 miles E of Cherry Hill, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City18 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
CountyBurlington
Standard Zip Codes08055
Phone Area Codes856
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude39.9
Longitude-74.823

Medford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationINDIAN MILLS 2 W
Distance7.3 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
StationPEMBERTON
Distance8.7 miles
Jan Temp23 to 42 F
Apr Temp39 to 65 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp43 to 69 F
Annual Precip47.1 inches
StationMOORESTOWN
Distance8.8 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Medford Lakes Boro (08055)

Medford Township (08055)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Evesham45,664$107,465
Hainesport6,097$102,284
Lumberton12,486$112,756
Medford Lakes4,124$111,974
Mount Holly9,410$78,321
Mount Laurel41,870$107,473

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

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Medford High Schools

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LENAPE HIGH
235 HARTFORD ROAD
609-654-5111
Serves 1,999 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.4

SHAWNEE HIGH SCHOOL
600 TABERNACLE ROAD
609-654-7544
Serves 1,755 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

INST OF TECH-MEDFORD CAMP
10 HAWKINS RD.
609-654-0200
A Vocational School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 775 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.9

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