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Overview

Introduction to Shamong, New Jersey

Shamong, New Jersey, in Burlington county, is 20 miles E of Cherry Hill, New Jersey (center to center) and 27 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Shamong History

Settlers arrived in the 18th century and a dam and a mill were established by the first half of the 18th century. Iron working began in the mid 1700s. The town of Shamong was created from parts of Southampton Township, Washington Township, and Medford Township. It was officially incorporated on February 19th, 1852, by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature. According to one tradition, the name "Shamong" was taken from an Indian term meaning "horn place."

Shamong and Nearby Attractions

  • Barclay Farmstead Museum
  • Alice Paul Birthplace
  • Wharton State Forest
  • Tuckerton Seaport
  • New Jersey State Aquarium

Things To Do In Shamong

The Barclay Farmstead Museum includes an early 19th century 32-acre farmstead complete with a farmhouse, gardens and trails. Tuckerton Seaport is a working seaport village with has a museum housing exhibits which reflect the New Jersey Shore's maritime history. Shamong also offers easy access to the 115,000-acre Wharton State Forest, and the 32,000-acre Lebanon State Forest. Visitors can enjoy hiking, camping, canoeing, and kayaking at both of these. New Jersey State Aquarium, the Philadelphia Zoo, Camden Children's Garden, and the Adventure Aquarium are other popular attractions in the area.

Shamong Transportation

Philadelphia International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Shamong Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Burlington County College, Camden County College, and Holy Family College.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,488
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens12.2%
Employed Population 16+3,437
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married54.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher38.7%
Median Earnings25+$53,004
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$29,038
Median Earnings With High School Degree$42,321

Wealth

Median Family Income$114,315
% Above Poverty Level93.8%
% Below Poverty Level6.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time36 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone23%
Median Gross Rent$1,364
Median House Value$295,500

Ancestry

Irish26.3%
Italian23.7%
English13%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)9.9%
Scottish5.4%
Polish4.6%
Hungarian2.6%
Swedish2.5%
French Except Basque1.9%
Russian1.8%
Dutch1.8%
Norwegian1.8%
Greek1.6%
Welsh1.4%
Swiss0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Latvian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
German0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Danishn0.2%
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Shamong Almanac

CategoryValue
County Burlington County
Standard Zip Codes8088
Phone Area Codes609
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.8
Approximate Longitude-74.62

Shamong Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationINDIAN MILLS 2 W
Distance6.9 miles
Jan Temp23 to 42 F
Apr Temp40 to 65 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp43 to 68 F
Annual Precip47.1 inches
StationPEMBERTON
Distance8.1 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
StationMOORESTOWN
Distance17.7 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
Lumberton12,427$115,021
Medford23,315$128,693
Medford Lakes4,081$124,115
Pemberton27,795$70,157
Southampton10,336$71,699
Tabernacle6,945$104,067

Shamong Public Schools

Indian Mills Elementary School
112 Indian Mills Road
ZIP: 8088
(609) 268-0220
Primary
Total Enrollment 389
Indian Mills Memorial School
295 Indian Mills Road
ZIP: 8088
(609) 268-0440
Middle
Total Enrollment 409
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