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

One tradition says the community was named for William Penn, combined with Indian term for "water inlet or outlet." Another says it derives from an Indian term for "place where tobacco was traded"

The latitude of Pennsauken is 39.956N. The longitude is -75.058W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 79 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 35,737.


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Median household income
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$47,538
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Pennsauken demographic reports
Pennsauken is on the Delaware River and Pennsauken Creek
Former and merged names include:
· Waterford
A local company, Aluminum Shapes, manufactured the scaffolding used to repair the Statue of Liberty and the Washington Monument
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 213. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 5.9 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: Griffith Morgan Homestead, Burrough-Dover House
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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13% of Pennsauken residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pennsauken ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pennsauken was $19,004, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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

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Median rent in Pennsauken, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $531.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,120.


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Libraries in Pennsauken include Pennsauken Free Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Pennsauken workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 12 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Pennsauken between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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