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Overview

Introduction to Voorhees, New Jersey

Voorhees, New Jersey, in Camden county, is 7 miles SE of Cherry Hill, New Jersey and 13 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

Voorhees History

Voorhees was originally inhabited by the Lenni-Lenape Native Americans. It was incorporated on March 1, 1899 as a township. Prior to its incorporation, the area was a part of Waterford Township. It was named after Foster MacGowan Voorhees, who was the Governor of New Jersey and authorized the formation of Voorhees. Before 1924, Voorhees Township also included parts of present day Gibbsboro.

Voorhees and nearby Attractions

  • Barclay Farmstead Museum
  • Garden State Discovery Museum
  • Rancocas State Park
  • Indian King Tavern Museum
  • Independence National Historical Park

Things To Do In Voorhees

During your stay at Voorhees you can spend you leisure times at the local parks, which offer several recreational facilities. It also includes a Skate Zone, girl’s softball complex, soccer fields and basketball courts. The restaurants of Voorhees serve various regional and international delicacies.

Voorhees Transportation

Atlantic City International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Voorhees Higher Education

Camden County College is close to Voorhees. The other colleges and Universities near Voorhees are the Community College of Philadelphia, Gloucester County College and Rutgers University. Another option for people wishing to pursue higher education is attending an online institution. These schools may help people who want to take courses in public health, business, marketing, or to take courses in teacher assistant training.

Demographics

People

Total Population29,329
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens19.4%
Employed Population 16+13,335
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married54.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher48.2%
Median Earnings25+$52,037
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,727
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,565

Wealth

Median Family Income$108,157
% Above Poverty Level93.5%
% Below Poverty Level6.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation8.6%

Housing

People Living Alone28%
Median Gross Rent$1,183
Median House Value$303,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)36%
Italian17.2%
Irish14.1%
Polish7.2%
Russian6.2%
English5.2%
Hungarian1.4%
West Indian1.2%
French Except Basque1.1%
Ukrainian1.1%
Arab1%
Egyptian0.9%
Scottish0.8%
Greek0.8%
Austrian0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Romanian0.6%
Jamaican0.6%
African0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Turkish0.4%
Iranian0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Nigerian0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
US/American0.1%
German0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Voorhees Almanac

CategoryValue
County Camden County
Standard Zip Codes8043
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.84
Approximate Longitude-74.95

Voorhees 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
Distance7.2 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
StationMOORESTOWN
Distance8.8 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
StationPEMBERTON
Distance17.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clementon4,924$66,538
Gibbsboro2,157$91,429
Laurel Springs1,950$95,250
Lindenwold17,482$47,755
Somerdale5,362$72,284
Stratford7,021$84,288

Voorhees Public Libraries

Camden County Library
203 LAUREL ROAD
Voorhees, New Jersey
(856) 772-1636

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Voorhees Hospitals

Virtua West Jersey Hospital - Voorhees
(Non-profit)
100 Bowman Drive
(856) 325-3000

Voorhees Public Schools

Signal Hill School
33 Signal Hill Drive
ZIP: 8043
(856) 767-6749
Primary
Total Enrollment 459
Eastern Regional High School
1401 Laurel Oak Road, P. O. Box 2500
ZIP: 8043
(856) 784-4441
High
Total Enrollment 2014
Voorhees Middle School
1000 Holly Oak Dr
ZIP: 8043
(826) 795-2025
Middle
Total Enrollment 1104
Osage School
112 Somerdale Road
ZIP: 8043
(856) 428-2990
Primary
Total Enrollment 644
Kresson School
7 School Lane
ZIP: 8043
(856) 424-1816
Primary
Total Enrollment 367
Edward T. Hamilton
23 Northgate Drive
ZIP: 8043
(856) 767-4888
Primary
Total Enrollment 418

Voorhees Private Schools

Kellman Brown Academy
1007 Laurel Oak Rd Ste A
ZIP: 8043
Elementary
Total Enrollment 170
Bancroft School At Voormees Pediatric Facility
1304 Laurel Oak Rd
ZIP: 8043
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 71
Kindercare Learning Center
1000 Voorhees Dr
ZIP: 8043
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Kindercare Learning Center
3 Britton Pl
ZIP: 8043
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Chesterbrook Academy
9000 Centennial Blvd
ZIP: 8043
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Naudain Academy
6 School Ln
ZIP: 8043
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
Beth El Early Childhood Center
8000 Main St
ZIP: 8043
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
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