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Shamong is a township in Burlington County, in the Philadelphia-Camden metro area.
The community name derives from an Indian term for "horn place"
The latitude of Shamong is 39.775N. The longitude is -74.708W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 49 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 6,462.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Shamong demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Burlington County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Philadelphia area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 08088 ZIP code.
19% of Shamong residents report German ancestry, and 22% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Shamong ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Shamong was $30,934, compared with $21,587 nationally.
37% of Shamong residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Shamong, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $631. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,724.
Burlington County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Shamong political report.
The average commute time for Shamong workers is 38 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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