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Overview

Introduction to Westampton, New Jersey

Westampton, New Jersey is 9 miles SE of Bensalem, Pennsylvania and 20 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is in Burlington County.

Westampton History

Westampton Township was formed from parts of the Northampton Township on March 6, 1850. It was named because it included the western parts of Northampton. Quaker settlers arrived in this region in the 1670s, and the Rancocas Village community was established. The village was a part of both Westampton and Willingboro until 1956. A post office was established in the area in 1838. On February 11, 1880, parts of Westampton were annexed to create Eastampton Township.

Westampton and nearby Attractions

  • Kuser Farm Mansion
  • Alice Paul Birthplace
  • Barclay Farmstead Museum
  • Rancocas State Park
  • New Jersey State Aquarium
  • Franklin Institute Science Museum

Things To Do In Westampton

Westampton is home to the Rancocas State Park, which includes the Rankokus Indian Reservation and the Powhatan Indian Museum. The Barclay Farmstead Museum includes an early 19th century farmstead together along with gardens, trails and a farmhouse. The Alice Paul Birthplace and Pennsbury Manor are two of the historic sites located near Westampton. The Lebanon State Forest stretches across 32,000 acres of land and includes the Cedar Swamp Natural Area. Other popular local tourists spots include the New Jersey State Aquarium, the Philadelphia Zoo, Camden Children's Garden and the Sesame Place theme park.

Westampton Transportation

Philadelphia International is the nearest major airport.

Westampton Higher Education

Burlington County College, Arcadia University and Philadelphia University are all accessible from Westampton.

People

Total Population8,780
Male Share of the Population46.2%
Female Share of the Population53.8%
Senior Citizens12.3%
Employed Population 16+4,478
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married58.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher41.7%
Median Earnings25+$57,601
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$2
Median Earnings With High School Degree$42,941

Wealth

Median Family Income$112,102
% Above Poverty Level96.7%
% Below Poverty Level3.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation6%

Housing

People Living Alone18.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,828
Median House Value$246,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)36.2%
US/American0.2%
English4.2%
Irish15.6%

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

Westampton Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 9 miles SE of Bensalem, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City20 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
CountyBurlington
Standard Zip Codes08060
Phone Area Codes609
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude40.
Longitude-74.78

Westampton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPEMBERTON
Distance5.6 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
StationMOORESTOWN
Distance10.2 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
StationAUDUBON
Distance18 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Eastampton Township (08060)

Mount Holly Township (08060)

Westampton Township (08060)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Eastampton6,032$92,962
Hainesport6,097$102,284
Lumberton12,486$112,756
Mount Holly9,410$78,321
Pemberton27,884$72,300
Willingboro31,476$74,307

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

Westampton Public Libraries

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Burlington County Library
5 PIONEER BLVD.
Westampton, New Jersey
(609) 267-9660
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Westampton High Schools

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695 WOODLANE RD.
609-267-4226
A Vocational School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,028 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

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