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Overview

Introduction to Pitman, New Jersey

Pitman, New Jersey, in Gloucester county, is 9 miles S of Gloucester, New Jersey (center to center) and 15 miles S of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Pitman History

Pitman was established on a stretch of land shared by the Mantua and Glassboro Townships. The land was originally marked as the site of a Methodist Summer Camp and the community was named in honor of Reverend Charles Pitman, an active member in the ministry of the Methodist pastorate. The community's first public school was built in 1884, and the town was officially incorporated on May 24, 1905.

Pitman and Nearby Attractions

  • National Museum of American Jewish History
  • Academy of Natural Sciences
  • Alice Paul Birthplace
  • Bellevue State Park
  • Adventure Aquarium
  • Philadelphia Zoo

Things To Do In Pitman

Independence National Historical Park includes Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Bellevue State Park has nature trails, a fitness track, picnic areas, fishing areas, a tennis court and an equestrian facility. The Ridley Creek State Park is situated upon over 2,606 acres and has facilities for biking, hiking, fishing, picnicking and horseback riding. The Heritage Glass Museum, which is located where Whitney Brothers Glass Works existed, has glass blowing tools and glassware on display.

Pitman Transportation

Air transportation can be availed from the Philadelphia International Airport.

Pitman Higher Education

Rowan University, Gloucester County College, Camden County College and Rutgers University are a few of the nearby institutions for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,916
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens16.6%
Employed Population 16+4,211
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married50.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.4%
Median Earnings25+$47,230
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,417
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,774

Wealth

Median Family Income$89,511
% Above Poverty Level93%
% Below Poverty Level7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone29.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,020
Median House Value$188,300

Ancestry

Irish26.2%
Italian19.6%
English15.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.7%
Polish5.2%
French Except Basque4.3%
Scottish3%
Welsh2.3%
Swedish1.9%
Dutch1.7%
Russian1.5%
Hungarian0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Austrian0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
US/American0.1%
Belgian0.1%
German0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Pitman Almanac

CategoryValue
County Gloucester County
Standard Zip Codes8071
Phone Area Codes856
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.73
Approximate Longitude-75.13

Pitman 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
Distance1.7 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
Distance10.7 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
StationSEABROOK FARMS
Distance17 miles
Jan Temp24 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 62 F
Jul Temp67 to 86 F
Oct Temp46 to 67 F
Annual Precip44.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clayton8,386$79,615
Glassboro19,195$88,236
Mantua15,163$106,293
Turnersville3,396$101,853
Wenonah2,163$117,604
Woodbury Heights3,027$95,236

Pitman Public Libraries

Mccowan Memorial Library
15 PITMAN AVENUE
Pitman, New Jersey
(856) 589-1656

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Pitman Public Schools

Elwood Kindle Elementary School
211 Washington Avenue
ZIP: 8071
(856) 589-2628
Primary
Total Enrollment 151
Memorial Elementary School
400 Hudson Ave
ZIP: 8071
(856) 589-2526
Primary
Total Enrollment 172
Pitman High School
225 Linden Ave
ZIP: 8071
(856) 589-2121
High
Total Enrollment 401
Pitman Middle School
138 East Holly Ave
ZIP: 8071
(856) 589-0636
Middle
Total Enrollment 328
W.c.k. Walls Elementary School
320 Grant Avenue
ZIP: 8071
(856) 589-1316
Primary
Total Enrollment 191

Pitman Private Schools

Abc Express Preschool
697 Delsea Dr
ZIP: 8071
Elementary
Total Enrollment 1
Bright Beginnings West School
536 Lambs Rd
ZIP: 8071
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
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