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Overview

Introduction to Runnemede, New Jersey

Runnemede, New Jersey, in Camden county, is 2 miles SE of Gloucester, New Jersey (center to center) and 8 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Runnemede History

The first settler, John Ashbrook, arrived sometime in the late 17th or early 18th century. In 1877, a railway extension was proposed in the area which was then known as "Mapleville." By 1883, the community was renamed "Runnemede." Though speculation exists on why the town was christened "Runnemede," some believe it was named after Runnymeade, England. Prior to World War II, it was primarily a rural community. Gradually, it developed into a suburban blue-collar town in the 20th century. Runnemede was officially incorporated on April 24, 1926.

Runnemede and Nearby Attractions

  • Indian King Tavern Museum
  • Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site
  • Independence National Park
  • Elmwood Park Zoo
  • Fort Washington State Park
  • New Jersey State Aquarium

Things To Do In Runnemede

Barclay Farmstead Museum, an early 19th century farmstead with a farmhouse, nature trails, and gardens, and the 18th century Indian King Tavern Museum are located near Runnemede. Several historic sites are within 10 miles including the Walt Whitman House, Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site, Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, and Fort Mifflin. Independence National Historical Park, another popular destination, encompasses Independence Hall, Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, and Liberty Bell. Fort Washington State Park offers facilities for hiking, fishing, picnicking, and camping. Adventure Aquarium, Elmwood Park Zoo, and Camden Children's Garden are other attractions in the region.

Runnemede Transportation

The closest major airport is Philadelphia International Airport.

Runnemede Higher Education

Colleges near Runnemede are Camden County College, Rutgers University, Temple University, and Community College of Philadelphia.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,394
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens13.5%
Employed Population 16+3,925
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married40.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.1%
Median Earnings25+$41,811
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$29,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$38,295

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,670
% Above Poverty Level89.4%
% Below Poverty Level10.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation3.4%

Housing

People Living Alone24%
Median Gross Rent$894
Median House Value$169,400

Ancestry

Irish26.9%
German24.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.4%
Italian21.2%
English10.7%
Polish7.7%
French Except Basque1.3%
Scottish1.2%
Welsh1.2%
Albanian1.2%
Ukrainian0.7%
Czech0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Greek0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Lithuanian0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Arab0.4%
Russian0.3%
Guyanese0.3%
African0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
US/American0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Syrian0.1%
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Runnemede Almanac

CategoryValue
County Camden County
Standard Zip Codes8078
Phone Area Codes856
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.85
Approximate Longitude-75.07

Runnemede Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationAUDUBON
Distance2.3 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
StationGLASSBORO 2 NE
Distance8.4 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
StationMOORESTOWN
Distance9.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Barrington6,831$91,458
Bellmawr11,503$56,439
Gloucester64,049$87,665
Haddon Heights7,506$112,831
Magnolia4,321$70,660
Mount Ephraim4,639$73,125

Runnemede Public Libraries

Runnemede Public Library
BROADWAY & BLACK HORSE PIKE
Runnemede, New Jersey
(856) 939-4688

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Runnemede Public Schools

Aline Bingham Elementary School
100 First & Orchard Ave
ZIP: 8078
(856) 939-3192
Primary
Total Enrollment 204
Grade Downing Elementary School
3rd & Central Aves
ZIP: 8078
(856) 939-4036
Primary
Total Enrollment 158
Mary E. Volz Elementary School
509 West Third Avenue
ZIP: 8078
(856) 931-5353
Middle
Total Enrollment 482
Triton Regional High School
250 Schubert Ave
ZIP: 8078
(856) 939-4500
High
Total Enrollment 1230

Runnemede Private Schools

St Teresa Regional School
27 E Evesham Rd
ZIP: 8078
Elementary
Total Enrollment 181
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