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Overview

Introduction to West Deptford, New Jersey

West Deptford, New Jersey, in Gloucester county, is 6 miles SW of Gloucester, New Jersey and 9 miles S of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is part of the Philadelphia metropolitan statistical area.

West Deptford History

Portions of the Deptford Township were taken to form the West Deptford Township, which was officially incorporated on March 1, 1871. Located along the Delaware River, this town has been home to several companies over the years, including Johnson-Matthey, Sunoco, and Checkpoint Systems. The excellent infrastructure, together with the interstate 95 connecting New York and Washington D.C., has been a major reason behind the quick development and prosperity of this town.

West Deptford and nearby Attractions

  • American Swedish Historical Museum
  • Walt Whitman House
  • New Jersey State Aquarium
  • Audubon Free Public Library
  • Fort Mott State Park

Things To Do In West Deptford

During a stay at West Deptford, one can visit many of the museums and historic sites in New Jersey like the American Swedish Historical Museum, the Indian King Tavern Museum, and the house of Walt Whitman, the famous American poet, journalist, essayist and humanist. The Audubon Free Public Library is another place of interest. Amalthea Cellars is a winery near the township of West Deptford that is worth making a trip to.

West Deptford Transportation

Air transportation is available from Philadelphia International Airport.

West Deptford Higher Education

Gloucester County College, Camden County College, the Community College of Philadelphia, and Rutgers University - Camden all provide opportunities for higher education to the residents of West Deptford.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,443
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens17.8%
Employed Population 16+10,635
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married50%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.9%
Median Earnings25+$47,886
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$36,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,475

Wealth

Median Family Income$85,774
% Above Poverty Level94.2%
% Below Poverty Level5.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone29.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,098
Median House Value$211,700

Ancestry

Irish30%
Italian22.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.3%
English11.3%
Polish6%
French Except Basque1.9%
Scottish1.6%
Russian1.2%
Welsh1.1%
Lithuanian0.9%
Dutch0.9%
Hungarian0.9%
Greek0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Canadian0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
Slovak0.5%
German0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Arab0.3%
African0.3%
Czech0.3%
Haitian0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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West Deptford Almanac

CategoryValue
County Gloucester County
Standard Zip Codes8096, 8051, 8063, 8066, 8086, 8093
Phone Area Codes609,856
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.83
Approximate Longitude-75.15

West Deptford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationPHILADELPHIA INTL AP
Distance3.5 miles
Jan Temp26 to 39 F
Apr Temp44 to 62 F
Jul Temp70 to 86 F
Oct Temp49 to 66 F
Annual Precip42 inches
StationAUDUBON
Distance8 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
Distance8.4 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Deptford30,590$79,149
Mantua15,163$106,293
National Park3,012$72,143
Paulsboro6,009$52,065
Woodbury10,024$71,094
Woodbury Heights3,027$95,236

West Deptford Public Libraries

West Deptford Free Public Library
420 CROWN POINT ROAD
West Deptford, New Jersey
(856) 845-5593

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West Deptford Public Schools

West Deptford Middle School
675 Grove Rd
ZIP: 8066
(856) 848-1200
Middle
Total Enrollment 980
Red Bank Elementary School
192 Philadelphia Ave
ZIP: 8086
(856) 845-2727
Primary
Total Enrollment 263
West Deptford High School
1600 Old Crown Point Rd
ZIP: 8093
(856) 848-6110
High
Total Enrollment 915
Oakview Elementary School
350 Dubois Ave
ZIP: 8096
(856) 845-1856
Primary
Total Enrollment 335

West Deptford Private Schools

Childrens Montess School House
730 Barlow Ave
ZIP: 8096
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
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