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Overview

Introduction to Somerdale, New Jersey

Somerdale, New Jersey, in Camden county, is 4 miles SE of Gloucester, New Jersey (center to center) and 10 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Somerdale History

Paleo-Indians, and their descendants, the Lenapes, originally inhabited this region. In the early 1600s, several Dutch families established a fur trading post. During the 17th and early 18th century, the majoirty of the settlers were Quakers. Camden County was created on March 13, 1844. Clementon Township, which has since dissolved, was established on February 24, 1903, and the present territory of Somerdale was created on April 23, 1929, from parts of the Clementon Township.

Somerdale and Nearby Attractions

  • Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum
  • Camden Children's Garden
  • Adventure Aquarium
  • Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
  • Independence National Park
  • Atwater Kent Museum

Things To Do In Somerdale

Artifacts and memorabilia at the Indian King Tavern Museum, National Museum of American Jewish History, Atwater Kent Museum, Independence Seaport Museum, and Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum reflect the historical and cultural background of the region. John Wanamaker House, Walt Whitman House, Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, and Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site are some of the places of historic interest located within 10 miles of Somerdale. The Independence National Park, which houses the Liberty Bell and the Independence Hall, is another popular attraction. Various facilities for boating, hiking, picnicking, and camping are available at the Fort Washington State Park, Neshaminy State Park, and Rancocas State Park.

Somerdale Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Philadelphia International Airport.

Somerdale Higher Education

Camden County College, Rutgers University, and Rowan University are among the nearby colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,362
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens15.5%
Employed Population 16+2,872
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married42.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.4%
Median Earnings25+$37,664
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,078
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,488

Wealth

Median Family Income$72,284
% Above Poverty Level90.5%
% Below Poverty Level9.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation7.4%

Housing

People Living Alone29.4%
Median Gross Rent$888
Median House Value$161,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)36.6%
Italian21.1%
German18.3%
Irish17.6%
English9.4%
Polish3.2%
Scottish2.5%
African2.3%
Lithuanian1.4%
Canadian0.8%
Ukrainian0.7%
Russian0.7%
Slovak0.7%
Czech0.7%
Arab0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Greek0.5%
French Except Basque0.4%
Egyptian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Somerdale Almanac

CategoryValue
County Camden County
Standard Zip Codes8083
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.84
Approximate Longitude-75.02

Somerdale 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
Distance4.2 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
Distance8.7 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 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
Laurel Springs1,950$95,250
Lawnside2,923$77,019
Lindenwold17,482$47,755
Magnolia4,321$70,660
Stratford7,021$84,288

Somerdale Public Schools

Somerdale School District
301 Grace Street
ZIP: 8083
(856) 783-6261
Primary
Total Enrollment 500
Sterling High School
501 South Warwick Road
ZIP: 8083
(856) 784-1333
High
Total Enrollment 961
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