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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.

People

Total Population 29,375
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 18.4%
Employed Population 16+ 13,386
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 54.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 48.6%
Median Earnings25+ $51,463
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,304
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,652

Wealth

Median Family Income $105,269
% Above Poverty Level 93.5%
% Below Poverty Level 6.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 8.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,137
Median House Value $300,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 35.8%
US/American 0.2%
English 5.1%
Irish 15.9%

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

Voorhees Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles SE of Cherry Hill, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 13 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Camden
Standard Zip Codes 08043
Phone Area Codes 856
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.84
Longitude -74.96

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)

Station AUDUBON
Distance 7.2 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 41 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 46 to 67 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Station MOORESTOWN
Distance 8.8 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
Station PEMBERTON
Distance 17.1 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Kirkwood (08043)

Kirkwood Voorhees (08043)

Voorhees Kirkwood (08043)

Voorhees Township (08043)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clementon 4,968 $66,500
Gibbsboro 2,236 $86,607
Laurel Springs 1,923 $97,031
Lindenwold 17,492 $48,576
Somerdale 5,298 $63,182
Stratford 7,007 $86,327

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

Voorhees Public Libraries

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Camden County Library
203 LAUREL ROAD
Voorhees, New Jersey
(856) 772-1636
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Serves 1,010 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.3

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