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Overview

Introduction to Pennsville, New Jersey

Pennsville, New Jersey, in Salem county, is 6 miles S of Wilmington, Delaware and 27 miles SW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

Pennsville History

Three clans of the Lenni-Lenape tribes initially lived in the region along the Delaware River. Early colonists purchased this area from the Indians in the 17th century. Kinseyville, Quihawkin, Biddle's and Cravens Ferry are some of the early names of the town now called Pennsville. This name was given in the honor of William Penn. Initially, shad fishing and farming were the primary occupations of the inhabitants of this area. To date, Pennsville remains an unincorporated area.

Pennsville and nearby Attractions

  • Pennsville Township Historical Society
  • Delaware Art Museum
  • Queen of the Apostles Church
  • Riverview Beach
  • Hoppemense Creek
  • Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

Things To Do In Pennsville

Travelers to Pennsville can visit the nearby historic sites and museums like Fort Mott, the Dutch House, and the Church Landing Farmhouse Museum. The Pennsville Township Historical Society is ideal for those interested in the historical and cultural background of the town. There are also two very popular beaches, the Brandriff Beach and the Riverview Beach, where one can enjoy a variety of sand and water sports. The Hoppemense Creek, the Stonebank Creek, and the Miles Creek are stunning and pristine waterbodies that one must visit while on a trip to Pennsville. The Pennsville Shopping Center and the Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge are among the other favorite tourist haunts.

Pennsville Transportation

Philadelphia International Airport is close by.

Pennsville Higher Education

For higher education, residents of Pennsville can enroll at the University Of Delaware, Wilmington College, or the Widener University.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,915
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens19.4%
Employed Population 16+6,091
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married48.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.6%
Median Earnings25+$44,114
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$35,469
Median Earnings With High School Degree$39,735

Wealth

Median Family Income$78,239
% Above Poverty Level88.7%
% Below Poverty Level11.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone29.7%
Median Gross Rent$946
Median House Value$158,100

Ancestry

Irish27.5%
Italian16.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.8%
English13.7%
Polish5%
French Except Basque4%
Swedish3.5%
Welsh1.9%
Dutch1.6%
Scottish1.6%
German1.6%
Hungarian1.1%
Russian0.7%
Lithuanian0.6%
Greek0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Macedonian0.5%
Ukrainian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Czech0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Arab0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Pennsville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Salem County
Standard Zip Codes8070
Phone Area Codes856
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.65
Approximate Longitude-75.51

Pennsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWILMINGTON NEW CASTLE AP
Distance4.5 miles
Jan Temp24 to 39 F
Apr Temp42 to 63 F
Jul Temp67 to 86 F
Oct Temp46 to 66 F
Annual Precip42.8 inches
StationNEWARK UNIVERSITY FARM
Distance11.6 miles
Jan Temp24 to 42 F
Apr Temp41 to 66 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches
StationMIDDLETOWN 3 E
Distance16.2 miles
Jan Temp24 to 42 F
Apr Temp42 to 65 F
Jul Temp65 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip41.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carneys Point7,862$63,688
Mannington1,775$92,188
Penns Grove4,985$34,875
Quinton2,235$77,109
Salem4,931$31,957
Woodstown3,548$101,154

Pennsville Public Libraries

Pennsville Public Library
190 S. BROADWAY
Pennsville, New Jersey
(856) 678-5473

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Pennsville Public Schools

Pennsville Middle School
4 William Penn Avenue
ZIP: 8070
(856) 540-6200
Middle
Total Enrollment 430
Penn Beach Elementary School
96 Kansas Rd
ZIP: 8070
(856) 540-6200
Middle
Total Enrollment 289
Central Park Elementary School
43 Oliver Ave
ZIP: 8070
(856) 540-6200
Primary
Total Enrollment 247
Valley Park Elementary School
63 Mahoney Road
ZIP: 8070
(856) 540-6200
Primary
Total Enrollment 298
Pennsville Memorial High School
110 S Broadway
ZIP: 8070
(856) 540-6200
High
Total Enrollment 463

Pennsville Private Schools

Salem County Christian Academy
104 Sparks Ave
ZIP: 8070
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 149
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