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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.

People

Total Population 6,447
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 12.5%
Employed Population 16+ 3,457
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 55.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 38%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $106,288
% Above Poverty Level 95.3%
% Below Poverty Level 4.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.8%
Median Gross Rent $959
Median House Value $296,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.5%
US/American 0%
English 15.5%
Irish 26.7%

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

Shamong Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles E of Cherry Hill, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Burlington
Standard Zip Codes 08088
Phone Area Codes 609
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.85
Longitude -74.67

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)

Station INDIAN MILLS 2 W
Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches
Station PEMBERTON
Distance 8.1 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
Station MOORESTOWN
Distance 17.7 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Indian Mills (08088)

Shamong Township (08088)

Vincentown (08088)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Lumberton 12,486 $112,756
Medford 23,274 $125,692
Medford Lakes 4,124 $111,974
Pemberton 27,884 $72,300
Southampton 10,402 $70,625
Tabernacle 6,991 $110,324

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

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