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.


Total Population 8,414
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 13.5%
Employed Population 16+ 3,850
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 42.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.2%
Median Earnings25+ $38,379
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,350
Median Earnings With High School Degree $38,500


Median Family Income $72,206
% Above Poverty Level 90.5%
% Below Poverty Level 9.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 2.7%


People Living Alone 26.2%
Median Gross Rent $861
Median House Value $173,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.9%
US/American 0%
English 9.3%
Irish 27.4%

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

Runnemede Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles SE of Gloucester, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Camden
Standard Zip Codes 08078
Phone Area Codes 856
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.852
Longitude -75.068

Runnemede Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 2.3 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
Distance 8.4 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 40 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches
Distance 9.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Barrington 6,877 $83,100
Bellmawr 11,507 $59,650
Gloucester 64,219 $85,871
Haddon Heights 7,497 $115,658
Magnolia 4,314 $67,043
Mount Ephraim 4,646 $72,083

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

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Serves 1,525 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

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