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Overview

Introduction to Riverside, New Jersey

Riverside, New Jersey is 4 miles SW of Bensalem, Pennsylvania and 12 miles NE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is in Burlington county.

Riverside History

Riverside was founded by Samuel Bechtold in 1851. It was then known as Progress. In its early days, Progress was a popular summer resort destination for residents of Philadelphia. The Pavilion Avenue Hotel, built in 1852, is one of the oldest buildings in the community. Riverside was also home to Philadelphia Watch Case Company Building, the world's largest watch case manufacturer. Riverside was officially incorporated on February 20, 1895.

Riverside and nearby Attractions

  • Atwater Kent Museum
  • Abington Art Center
  • Fort Washington State Park
  • Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site
  • Adventure Aquarium
  • Philadelphia Zoo

Things To Do In Riverside

The Barclay Farmstead Museum, Glencairn Museum, the Independence Seaport Museum, and the Indian King Tavern Museum are some of the local museums. The Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site, which was built sometime between 1698 and 1700, is the oldest church in Pennsylvania. The Rancocas State Park, Fort Washington State Park, Neshaminy State Park, and Tyler State Park offer hiking, fishing, boating, picnicking and camping opportunities. The Independence National Historical Park houses the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial.

Riverside Transportation

Air transportation is available from Philadelphia International Airport.

Riverside Higher Education

Local colleges and universities include Arcadia University, Atlantic Cape Community College and Bucks County Community College.

People

Total Population 8,044
Male Share of the Population 51.7%
Female Share of the Population 48.3%
Senior Citizens 10.6%
Employed Population 16+ 4,162
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 39.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,951
% Above Poverty Level 88.4%
% Below Poverty Level 11.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 3.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,136
Median House Value $167,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.8%
US/American 0%
English 7.5%
Irish 22.1%

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

Riverside Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles SW of Bensalem, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 12 miles NE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Burlington
Standard Zip Codes 08075
Phone Area Codes 856
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.032
Longitude -74.957

Riverside Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station MOORESTOWN
Distance 4.6 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 41 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
Station AUDUBON
Distance 12.3 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 41 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 46 to 67 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Station PEMBERTON
Distance 15.2 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bridgeboro (08075)

Delanco Township (08075)

Delran Township (08075)

North Delran (08075)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beverly 2,569 $53,821
Cinnaminson 16,441 $106,438
Delanco 4,542 $90,208
Delran 16,856 $107,533
Edgewater Park 8,848 $72,343
Riverton 2,766 $108,194

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

Riverside Public Libraries

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Riverside Public Library
10 FRANKLIN ST.
Riverside, New Jersey
(856) 461-6922

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Riverside High Schools

RIVERSIDE HIGH
112 E WASHINGTON STREET
856-461-1255
Serves 484 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

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