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Overview

Introduction to Pennsauken, New Jersey

Pennsauken, New Jersey, in Camden county, is 2 miles NW of Cherry Hill, New Jersey and 5 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is conveniently located inside the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

Pennsauken History

Pennsauken was incorporated as a township on February 18, 1892. It was earlier a part of the now-defunct Stockton Township. The Lenni-Lenape Native American group once inhabited this region, and the name "Pennsauken" is derived from their tongue. In an Algonquian language, the word usually means "tobacco pouch." The town of Pennsauken is home to the J & J Snack Foods Corporation, and a Pepsi plant.

Pennsauken and nearby Attractions

  • Pennsauken Industrial Park
  • Pennsauken Creek
  • Saint Stephens Church
  • Iron Rock Golf Course
  • Sunset Cemetery
  • Village Dock Lake

Things To Do In Pennsauken

Travelers to the town of Pennsauken can pay a visit to the Pennsauken Industrial Park or even go to the nearby museums like the Independence Seaport Museum, Independence National Historical Park and the Franklin Court. One can also take a trip to the beautiful Village Dock Lake, the Pennsauken Creek, and the Pochack Creek. Enthusiastic shoppers can also browse through the shops in the Pennsauken Shopping Center.

Pennsauken Transportation

Philadelphia International Airport is nearby.

Pennsauken Higher Education

Educational facilities are available at Rutgers University-Camden.

Demographics

People

Total Population35,831
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens14.5%
Employed Population 16+17,299
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married42.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.1%
Median Earnings25+$36,748
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,020
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,573

Wealth

Median Family Income$73,597
% Above Poverty Level88.3%
% Below Poverty Level11.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation7.5%

Housing

People Living Alone23.4%
Median Gross Rent$933
Median House Value$162,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)57.1%
Irish12.8%
Italian10.1%
English3.4%
Polish3%
French Except Basque1%
African0.9%
Scottish0.7%
Greek0.7%
Ukrainian0.5%
Russian0.5%
Dutch0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Canadian0.2%
German0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Somali0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Pennsauken Almanac

CategoryValue
County Camden County
Standard Zip Codes8110, 8109
Phone Area Codes609,856
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.97
Approximate Longitude-75.06

Pennsauken Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMOORESTOWN
Distance4.9 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
StationNESHAMINY FALLS
Distance14.6 miles
Jan Temp19 to 41 F
Apr Temp38 to 64 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 68 F
Annual Precip50.2 inches
StationGLASSBORO 2 NE
Distance15.6 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
Camden76,005$30,015
Cherry Hill70,976$115,496
Collingswood13,925$86,556
Maple Shade19,003$77,198
Merchantville3,771$93,125
Palmyra7,299$78,864

Pennsauken Public Libraries

Pennsauken Free Public Library
5605 CRESCENT BOULEVARD
Pennsauken, New Jersey
(856) 665-5959

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Pennsauken Public Schools

A E Burling Elementary School
3600 Harris Avenue
ZIP: 8105
(856) 662-1923
Primary
Total Enrollment 118
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
7201 Irving Avenue
ZIP: 8109
(856) 662-6455
Primary
Total Enrollment 391
Camden County Technical School-pennsauken
6008 Browning Road
ZIP: 8109
(856) 663-1040
High
Total Enrollment 721
George B. Fine Elementary School
3800 Gladwyn Ave
ZIP: 8109
(856) 662-8568
Primary
Total Enrollment 290
Gh Carson Elementary School
4150 Garfield Avenue
ZIP: 8109
(856) 662-5751
Primary
Total Enrollment 323
Howard M Phifer Middle School
8201 Park Ave
ZIP: 8109
(856) 662-8511
Middle
Total Enrollment 775
Pennsauken Intermediate School
8125 Park Avenue
ZIP: 8109
(856) 662-8501
Middle
Total Enrollment 781
Roosevelt Elementary School
5526 Wisteria Ave
ZIP: 8109
(856) 662-8141
Primary
Total Enrollment 169
Baldwin Elementary School
41st & Sharon Terrace
ZIP: 8110
(856) 662-8464
Primary
Total Enrollment 24
Longfellow Elementary School
Gross & Forrest Ave
ZIP: 8110
(856) 662-9037
Primary
Total Enrollment 209
Pennsauken High School
800 Hylton Road
ZIP: 8110
(856) 662-8500
High
Total Enrollment 1427

Pennsauken Private Schools

Bishop Eustace Prep School
5552 Marlton Pike
ZIP: 8109
Secondary
Total Enrollment 747
Martin Luther Christian School
4106 Terrace Ave
ZIP: 8109
Elementary
Total Enrollment 64
St Stephen School
6300 Browning Rd
ZIP: 8109
Elementary
Total Enrollment 204
Crescent Hill Academy
7512 N Crescent Blvd
ZIP: 8110
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 30
Jdt Christian Academy
3600 Earle St
ZIP: 8110
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 20
St Cecilia Elementary School
4851 Camden Ave
ZIP: 8110
Elementary
Total Enrollment 196
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