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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,005
Male Share of the Population52.7%
Female Share of the Population47.3%
Senior Citizens10.2%
Employed Population 16+4,228
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married40.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.8%
Median Earnings25+$37,987
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,353
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,151

Wealth

Median Family Income$64,476
% Above Poverty Level89.7%
% Below Poverty Level10.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation3.9%

Housing

People Living Alone22.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,218
Median House Value$164,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.1%
Irish21.1%
Italian16%
Brazilian8.3%
Polish7.7%
English6.7%
Portuguese2.9%
Scottish2%
West Indian2%
French Except Basque1.8%
Dutch1.7%
Haitian1.4%
African1.2%
Iranian0.8%
Lithuanian0.7%
Swedish0.5%
German0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Ethiopian0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Ghanaian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Russian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Albanian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Riverside Almanac

CategoryValue
County Burlington County
Standard Zip Codes8075
Phone Area Codes856
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.03
Approximate Longitude-74.95

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)

StationMOORESTOWN
Distance4.6 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
StationAUDUBON
Distance12.3 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
StationPEMBERTON
Distance15.2 miles
Jan Temp23 to 42 F
Apr Temp39 to 65 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp43 to 69 F
Annual Precip47.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beverly2,538$55,417
Cinnaminson16,531$109,296
Delanco4,513$85,200
Delran16,810$106,816
Edgewater Park8,835$74,480
Riverton2,736$110,313

Riverside Public Libraries

Riverside Public Library
10 ZURBRUGG WAY
Riverside, New Jersey
(856) 461-6922

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Riverside Public Schools

Riverside Elementary School
112 E Washington Street
ZIP: 8075
(856) 461-1255
Primary
Total Enrollment 678
Riverside High School
112 E Washington Street
ZIP: 8075
(856) 461-1255
High
Total Enrollment 436
Riverside Middle School
112 E Washington Street
ZIP: 8075
(856) 461-1255
Middle
Total Enrollment 273
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