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Pennsville is a township in Salem County, in the Philadelphia-Camden metro area.

The community was named for William Penn

The latitude of Pennsville is 39.653N. The longitude is -75.516W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 3 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 13,194.


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Median household income
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$47,250
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Pennsville demographic reports
Pennsville is on the Delaware River
Before pollution of the Delaware, this was a center for sturgeon and shad fishing
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 27. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Fort Mott State Park
Wildlife: Supawana Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

Historic sites and museums: Church Landing Farmhouse Museum, Finns Point Lighthouse
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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19% of Pennsville residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pennsville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pennsville was $22,717, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Pennsville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Pennsville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $575.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,204.


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Libraries in Pennsville include Pennsville Public Library ... View libraries

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Salem County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pennsville political report.

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The average commute time for Pennsville workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Pennsville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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