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Pennsauken
Camden County, New Jersey

ZipCodes
08109, 08110

Motto
A Great Place to Grow, Dream and Prosper



Page Contents for Pennsauken, New Jersey

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Historical Events

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The New Jersey state capital is Trenton.
The population of Pennsauken is approximately 35,443 (2006).
The approximate number of families is 12,945 (2000).
The amount of land area in Pennsauken is 27.288 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Pennsauken is 12 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 4.283 sq kilometers.
The distance from Pennsauken to Washington DC is 132 miles.
The distance to the New Jersey state capital is 24 miles. (as the crow flies)
Pennsauken is positioned 39.96 degrees north of the equator and 75.05 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Pennsauken elevation is 79 feet above sea level.
Pennsauken median income is $ 52,900 (2005).
The Pennsauken median home price is $ 158,300 (2005).

Location

in southwestern New Jersey about four miles from Camden and about seven miles from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. other nearby communities include Merchantville, Golden Triangle, Collingswood, Cherry Hill Mall, Cherry Hill, Palmyra, Woodlynne and Erlton-Ellisburg.

Here is a map page for Pennsauken.
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History & History Related Items

The naming of the township is uncertain but many believe the word, Pindasenaken, to be from a Lenni Lenape Native American group that inhabited the area at one time. The algonquian word generally means tobacco pouch.

Here is a history page for Pennsauken.
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The incorporation of Pennsauken

18 February 1892


Attractions

The Historic Griffith Morgan House
One of the oldest stone houses in the county dating from about 1715.
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Pennsauken City Government

Pennsauken Township official site
5605 N. Crescent Blvd.
Pennsauken, NJ 08110
Phone: 856-665-1000

Pennsauken has a Township form of government with a Township Committee consisting of five members. They are elected to three year terms. The terms are staggered so that 1-2 seats come up each election. The Mayor is chosen from among the committee members.

Pennsauken Historical Events

1970
The Betsy Ross Bridge opened.
1894 Peter McGuire (from Pennsauken) won a 19-year fight to legalize Labor Day
1880
Pennsauken village was settled.

Pennsauken Schools

Pennsauken Public Schools
1695 Hylton Road
Pennsauken, NJ 08110
Phone: 856-662-8505 Pennsauken

Miscellany

The population of Pennsauken was:
1920 - 6,474
1930 - 16,915
1940 - 17,745
1950 - 22,767
1960 - 33,771
1970 - 36,394
1980 - 33,775
1990 - 34,738
2000 - 35,737
2006 - 35,443

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 12,713
2000 - 12,945


Median age:
2000 - 36.1 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 47,538
2005 - $ 52,900

Median house value:
2000 - $ 95,300
2005 - $ 158,300

Pennsauken Township is located in the Eastern Time zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.


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