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Overview

Introduction to Willingboro, New Jersey

Willingboro, New Jersey, in Burlington county, is 4 miles SE of Bensalem, Pennsylvania and 16 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

Willingboro History

On November 6, 1688, the town of Willingboro was formed as the "Constabulary of Wellingborrow." Thomas Olive, who was among the first settlers in this region, named it "Wellingborough" after his home community in England, but this spelling underwent quite a few changes to arrive at its present form. The town was formally incorporated on February 21, 1798. The 1950s and 1960s witnessed the development of Willingboro as a planned community, carried out by Abraham Levitt and Sons in the Levittown model.

Willingboro and nearby Attractions

  • Historic Burlington County Prison Museum
  • Burlington County Historical Society
  • Liberty Bell
  • Adventure Aquarium
  • Philadelphia Zoo
  • Rancocas Golf Club

Things To Do In Willingboro

Willingboro offers easy access to several places of historical importance like the Historic Burlington County Prison Museum, the Independence Seaport Museum, and the Liberty Bell in nearby Philadelphia. Travelers can visit the picturesque gardens of the Peachfield Plantation. The Philadelphia Zoo also has a wide variety of animals. One can also spend some quiet time with family and friends at the Fairmount Park, or even enjoy a round of golf at the 18-hole regulation length golf course at Rancocas Golf Club.

Willingboro Transportation

Philadelphia International is the closest major airport.

Willingboro Higher Education

Rutgers University is nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population31,462
Male Share of the Population46.1%
Female Share of the Population53.9%
Senior Citizens16.8%
Employed Population 16+13,935
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married40.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.5%
Median Earnings25+$40,440
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,446
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,806

Wealth

Median Family Income$74,775
% Above Poverty Level90.4%
% Below Poverty Level9.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation7.1%

Housing

People Living Alone19%
Median Gross Rent$1,576
Median House Value$160,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)66%
West Indian9.7%
Jamaican5.3%
African5.1%
Irish3.7%
Italian3.2%
English2.5%
Haitian2.2%
Liberian2%
Polish2%
Guyanese0.8%
Barbadian0.7%
Trinidad Tobago0.7%
Ghanaian0.5%
Dutch0.5%
French Except Basque0.5%
Nigerian0.5%
British0.5%
Scottish0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Brazilian0.4%
German0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Kenyan0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Russian0.2%
Canadian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Greek0.1%
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Willingboro Almanac

CategoryValue
County Burlington County
Standard Zip Codes8046
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.02
Approximate Longitude-74.88

Willingboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMOORESTOWN
Distance6.7 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
Distance10.7 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
StationHIGHTSTOWN 2 W
Distance23 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip47.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beverly2,538$55,417
Burlington22,660$99,688
Delanco4,513$85,200
Delran16,810$106,816
Edgewater Park8,835$74,480
Hainesport6,105$116,346

Willingboro Public Libraries

Willingboro Public Library
220 WILLINGBORO PARKWAY
Willingboro, New Jersey
(609) 877-6668

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Willingboro Hospitals

Lourdes Specialty Hospital Of Southern New Jersey
(Proprietary)
218 Sunset Road
(609) 835-5782
Lourdes Medical Center Of Burlington County
(Non-profit)
218 A Sunset Road
(609) 835-2900

Willingboro Public Schools

Benjamin Banneker Preparatory Charter School
300 Willingboro Way
ZIP: 8046
(609) 531-0158
Middle
Total Enrollment 147
Garfield East Elementary School
150 Evergreen Drive
ZIP: 8046
(609) 835-8990
Primary
Total Enrollment 398
Hawthorne Park Elelmentary School
84 Hampshire Lane
ZIP: 8046
(609) 835-8960
Primary
Total Enrollment 421
J. C. Stuart Elementary School
70 Sunset Road
ZIP: 8046
(609) 835-3881
Primary
Total Enrollment 446
Twin Hills Elementary School
110 Twin Hill Drive
ZIP: 8046
(609) 835-8980
Primary
Total Enrollment 386
W. R. James Sr. Elementary School
41 Pinetree Lane
ZIP: 8046
(609) 835-8940
Primary
Total Enrollment 464
Willingboro High School
20 Jfk Way
ZIP: 8046
(609) 835-8800
High
Total Enrollment 818
Willingboro Memorial Middle School
451 Van Sciver Parkway
ZIP: 8046
(609) 835-8700
Middle
Total Enrollment 814

Willingboro Private Schools

Cathedral Of Love Christian School
139 Beverly Rancocas Rd
ZIP: 8046
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Pope John Paul Ii Regional School
11 S Sunset Rd
ZIP: 8046
Elementary
Total Enrollment 182
Primary Colors Learning Center
248 Pennypacker Dr
ZIP: 8046
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
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