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Overview

Introduction to Stratford, New Jersey

Stratford, New Jersey, in Camden county, is 5 miles SE of Gloucester, New Jersey and 11 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Stratford History

Stratford was originally known as White Horse. The community was established on June 1, 1695, initially consisting of only nine homes. It grew to comprise a blacksmith shop, a general store, and a wheelwright shop. During the Revolutionary War, patriots in the area built small, fast sea vessels known as Privateers. White Horse Pike was laid in the area in 1807, and increasing stagecoach service brought business into the region. The Camden and Atlantic Railroad entered the community in the mid 1800s, leading to an increase in the town’s population. The community was named after Stratford, England. It was officially incorporated on February 13, 1925.

Stratford and nearby Attractions

  • Indian King Tavern Museum
  • Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
  • Rancocas State Park
  • New Jersey State Aquarium
  • Philadelphia Zoo
  • Independence National Historical Park

Things To Do In Stratford

The Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site, which was built in the late 17th century, houses the oldest church in Pennsylvania and is accessible from Stratford. The Barclay Farmstead Museum features a 19th century farmstead complete with a farmhouse, gardens and trails. Independence National Historical Park, which is home to Independence Hall, the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial and the Liberty Bell, is a popular attraction in the area. The Philadelphia Zoo, the New Jersey State Aquarium and the Camden Children's Garden are all accessible from Stratford as well.

Stratford Transportation

Air transportation is available from Philadelphia International Airport.

Stratford Higher Education

Rutgers University-Camden, Camden County College, and Rowan University are some of the colleges and universities near Stratford.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,021
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens15.4%
Employed Population 16+3,473
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married47.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.9%
Median Earnings25+$41,461
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,962
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,471

Wealth

Median Family Income$84,288
% Above Poverty Level90.2%
% Below Poverty Level9.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation11.3%

Housing

People Living Alone26.5%
Median Gross Rent$866
Median House Value$181,300

Ancestry

Irish26.4%
Italian24.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.3%
English8.3%
Polish7.2%
Russian1.8%
Dutch1.4%
Norwegian1.3%
Scottish1.2%
Welsh1.2%
Slovak1.2%
French Except Basque1.1%
Ukrainian0.9%
Lithuanian0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Romanian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Arab0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Turkish0.2%
African0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Ghanaian0.2%
Cypriot0.2%
Greek0.2%
US/American0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Czech0.1%
Croatian0.1%
German0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Stratford Almanac

CategoryValue
County Camden County
Standard Zip Codes8084
Phone Area Codes856
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.83
Approximate Longitude-75.02

Stratford 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
Distance5.3 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
Distance7.9 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
Distance10 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
Clementon4,924$66,538
Laurel Springs1,950$95,250
Lawnside2,923$77,019
Lindenwold17,482$47,755
Magnolia4,321$70,660
Somerdale5,362$72,284

Stratford Public Libraries

Stratford Public Library
303 UNION AVENUE
Stratford, New Jersey
(856) 783-0602

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Stratford Hospitals

Kennedy Memorial Hospital - Stratford
(Non-profit)
18 East Laurel Road
(856) 346-6000

Stratford Public Schools

Parkivew Elementary School
123 Parkview Rd
ZIP: 8084
(856) 783-2876
Primary
Total Enrollment 372
Samuel S. Yellin Elementary School
111 Warwick Road
ZIP: 8084
(856) 783-1094
Middle
Total Enrollment 486

Stratford Private Schools

John Paul Ii Regional School
55 Warwick Rd
ZIP: 8084
Elementary
Total Enrollment 336
Stratford Classical Christian Academy
701 W Laurel Rd
ZIP: 8084
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 112
Under The Sun Learning Center
44 Berlin Rd
ZIP: 8084
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
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