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Deptford is a township in Gloucester County, in the Philadelphia-Camden metro area.

The community was named for a town in Kentshire, England.

The latitude of Deptford is 39.816N. The longitude is -75.116W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 82 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 26,763.


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Median household income
Local
$50,147
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Deptford demographic reports
Founded by Dutch settlers in 1623
The township emblem - a hot air balloon - commemorates the first balloon flight in America, from Philadelphia to Deptford in 1793
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 136. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 4.9 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: Benjamin Clark House
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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Ancestry & family history

17% of Deptford residents report German ancestry, and 23% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Deptford ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Deptford was $21,477, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of Deptford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Deptford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $563.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,154.


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Libraries in Deptford include James H. Johnson Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Gloucester County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Deptford political report.

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The average commute time for Deptford workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Deptford between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Deptford include Deptford Residence Inn, Fairfield Inn Deptford.

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