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Overview

Introduction to Pittsgrove, New Jersey

Pittsgrove, New Jersey, in Salem county, is 8 miles NW of Vineland, New Jersey (center to center) and 27 miles S of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Pittsgrove History

The area was originally inhabited by the Lenape Indians. The region now encompassing the Cumberland and Salem counties was purchased from the Natives by John Fenwick in 1676. The Royal Charter created the township of Pittsgrove on December 6, 1769. It was officially incorporated on February 21, 1798. The manmade Parvin Lake was created in 1783, which is when the dam was being constructed across the Muddy Run. This water was used to power a saw mill, and lumber from the mill was used in the area's buildings. A part of this land was sold to Elemuel Parvin in 1796, and both the Parvin State Park and Parvin State Forest bear his name. In the 1930s and 1940s, the forest was home to Civilian Conservation Corps, a POW camp for German prisoners, and a camp for displaced Japanese American children.

Pittsgrove and Nearby Attractions

  • Salem County Historical Society Museum
  • Parvin State Park
  • Brandywine Battlefield
  • Parvin State Forest
  • Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
  • New Jersey State Aquarium

Things To Do In Pittsgrove

Pittsburg offers easy access to the Salem County Historical Society Museum, the Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Village, the Church Landing Farmhouse Museum, and Historic Batsto Village. Bellevue State Park, which was the former estate of William H. du Pont Jr., is also close by. The Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, which occupies close to 3,000 acres near the Delaware River estuary on the Salem River, provides opportunities for wildlife viewing and photography. There are also facilities for fishing and hunting of waterfowl and deer. Parvin State Park, located in the township, is spread across 1,309 acres and offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy swimming, boating, hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, picnicking, and camping. Deer Pen Park, Green Branch Park, and Unity Park are other popular parks in Pittsgrove.

Pittsgrove Transportation

Philadelphia International Airport is the closest major airport.

Pittsgrove Higher Education

Camden County College, Cumberland County College, Rowan University, and Widener University are some of the colleges near Pittsgrove.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,103
Male Share of the Population50.6%
Female Share of the Population49.4%
Senior Citizens16.1%
Employed Population 16+4,633
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married54.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.4%
Median Earnings25+$48,208
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$35,224
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,281

Wealth

Median Family Income$87,380
% Above Poverty Level94.5%
% Below Poverty Level5.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone25.1%
Median Gross Rent$837
Median House Value$216,000

Ancestry

Irish25.2%
German23.4%
Italian19.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.6%
English13.2%
Polish9.2%
Ukrainian2.2%
Swedish1.6%
Dutch1.4%
French Except Basque1.4%
Scottish1%
Welsh1%
Croatian0.9%
Swiss0.8%
Norwegian0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Russian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Czech0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Estonian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Pittsgrove Almanac

CategoryValue
County Salem County
Standard Zip Codes8318
Phone Area Codes856
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.59
Approximate Longitude-75.17

Pittsgrove Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWOODSTOWN PITTSGROV 4E
Distance0.8 miles
Jan Temp24 to 42 F
Apr Temp41 to 66 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 68 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches
StationGLASSBORO 2 NE
Distance12.4 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
StationMARCUS HOOK
Distance22.4 miles
Jan Temp28 to 40 F
Apr Temp46 to 63 F
Jul Temp70 to 88 F
Oct Temp50 to 65 F
Annual Precip40.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clayton8,386$79,615
Deerfield3,108$68,558
Elmer1,408$86,250
Newfield1,668$81,818
Shiloh349$76,563
Vineland60,876$59,019

Pittsgrove Public Schools

Arthur P Schalick High School
718 Centerton Road
ZIP: 8318
(856) 358-2054
High
Total Enrollment 589
Norma Elementary School
873 Gershal Ave
ZIP: 8318
(856) 358-3094
Primary
Total Enrollment 154
Olivet Elementary School
235 Sheep Pen Road
ZIP: 8318
(856) 358-2081
Primary
Total Enrollment 344
Pittsgrove Township Middle School
1082 Almond Road
ZIP: 8318
(856) 358-3094
Middle
Total Enrollment 407
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