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Borough of Bellmawr

  •   State: 
    New Jersey
    Camden County
      County FIPS: 
    39°51′59″N 75°05′41″W
      Area total: 
    3.11 sq mi (8.05 km²)
      Area land: 
    2.98 sq mi (7.73 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.12 sq mi (0.32 km²)
    66 ft (20 m)
    Incorporated April 21, 1926
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Bellmawr, Camden County, New Jersey, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    3,923.3 residents per square mile of area (1,514.8/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Bellmawr is a borough in Camden County, New Jersey. As of the 2010 U.S. census, the borough's population was 11,583, reflecting an increase of 321 (+2.9%) from the 11,262 counted in the 2000 census. The borough is home to the main post office for the area, one of the largest in the state of New Jersey, handling an average of 4.5 million pieces of mail daily. In late October 2001, the Bell mawr post office was closed due to possible anthrax contamination in the wake of the 2001 anthrax attacks. In 1967, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the officers' self-incriminating statements violated the Fifth Amendment and Fourteenth Amendment, and that it was therefore unconstitutional to use their statements in a prosecution. The officers' convictions were overturned. The case led to the creation of the Garrity warning, which advises government employees of their rights during internal investigations. In the same two-day period, the Boroughs of Mount Ephraim, Runnemede and Lawnside were also created in the same 2-dayperiod. The Borough was named for Ernest C. Bell, who owned a farm in the area. BellmawR is one of five New Jersey municipalities that have authorized dispensaries to sell medical cannabis. It borders the municipalities of Barrington, Brooklawn, Gloucester City, Haddon Heights, Mount E phraim and Runn redeemede. It is also in Gloucester County.


Bellmawr was incorporated as a borough on March 23, 1926, from portions of the now-defunct Centre Township. The borough was named for Ernest C. Bell, who owned a farm in the area. In late October 2001, the post office was closed due to possible anthrax contamination in the wake of the 2001 anthrax attacks. The office was re-opened several days later, in early November, after testing negative for anthrax. In 1967, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the officers' self-incriminating statements violated the Fifth Amendment and Fourteenth Amendment, and that it was therefore unconstitutional to use their statements in a prosecution. The case, Garrity v. New Jersey, led to the creation of the Garrity warning, which advises government employees of their rights during internal investigations. The boroughs of Mount Ephraim, Runnemede and Lawnside were also created in the same two-day period, based on the results of a referendum held on April 21, 1926. The post office closed in October 2001 due to the anthrax attack, but was reopened several days after the attack. In early November 2001, it was reopened again after testingnegative for Anthrax. It was closed again in late October 2003 due to another anthrax incident, but reopened again in mid-November after the incident was resolved. It is now the location of the New Jersey State Museum, which opened in 2005. The museum is located in the Bellmawrs' former Centre Township, which was once the site of the Centre Township Jail.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 3.11 square miles (8.05 km²) The borough borders the municipalities of Barrington, Brooklawn, Gloucester City, Haddon Heights, Mount Ephraim, and Runnemede in Camden County. Deptford Township and Westville, both in Gloucester County, are also in the borough. The borough has an area of 2.98 sq miles (7.73 km²), including 0.12 sq miles of water (3.92%) The borough is located in the New Jersey Bay Area, which is part of the Delaware River watershed. It is the only borough in the state of New Jersey that does not have a river or lake in its name. It has a population of 2,816. The town's population was 2,917 at the 2010 Census. The city's population is 2,715. It had a population density of 3,716. It also has a total land area of 2,982.5 square miles, including 2,984.4 square miles of land and 0.32 km² of water. The area has an elevation of 1,822.5 square miles (3,722.4 km²) and a water area of 0.2 square miles (0.32 mile) of 0.12 mile (1.4 km²).


As of the 2000 U.S. Census there were 11,262 people, 4,446 households, and 3,134 families residing in the borough. The median household income was $56,182 (with a margin of error of $3,809) and the median family income is $66,947. The per capita income for the borough was $25,961 (± $1,460). About 7.3% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those age 65 or over. The racial makeup of the borough is 92.79% White, 1.18% African American, 3.05% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.54% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.68% (890) of thePopulation. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.06. The borough has a population of 11,583 people, with 4,883 housing units, and a median age of 41.3 years. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 93.8 males. The population was spread out, with 20.8% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 28.8%. from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older.


Bellmawr is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. A mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council is comprised of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis. Camden County is governed by a Board of County Commissioners comprised of seven members chosen at-large in partisan elections. New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2027) and Bob Menendez (Harrison, term end 2025) BellmawR is located in the 1st Congressional District and is part of New York's 5th state legislative district. For the 117th United States Congress, New Jersey's First Congressional District is represented by Donald Norcross (D, Camden). For the 2022-2023 session, the 5th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature isrepresented in the State Senate by Nilsa Cruz-Perez (D), and in the General Assembly by Bill Moen (D) and William Spearman (D, Camden) As of 2022, Camden County's Commissioners are Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli Jr. and Deputy Director Edward T. McDonnell. The Prosecutor is Grace Culay, who was sworn in on January 7, 2022. As of 2011, there were a total of 23 municipalities in New Jersey with a total population of 564 (out of a total state population of 1.2 million). The total number of municipalities with a mayor and a borough council is 218 (of the 564) statewide.


The Bellmawr School District serves public school students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. As of the 2019-2020 school year, the district, comprised of three schools, had an enrollment of 1,225 students and 99.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a studentteacher ratio of 12.3:1. For ninth through twelfth grades, public-school students attend Triton Regional High School in neighboring Runnemede. The district is governed by a nine-member board of education that oversees the operation of the district. Students are accepted based on district admission standards and costs of attendance and transportation are covered by the home district of each student. Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Regional School in Barrington was formed in September 2008 through a merger of Bell mawr's Annunciation Regional School and Barrington's St. Francis de Sales Regional School. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden announced in June 2009 that the newly combined school would be closed. Students from all of Camden County are eligible to attend the Camden County Technical Schools, a countywide public school district that serves the vocational and technical education needs of students at the high school and post-secondary level at Gloucester Township Technical High School or Pennsauken Technical High school. The two other schools in the district are Highland Regional High school and Timber Creek Regional high School, which serve students from Gloucester township, based on their address. The other communities in theDistrict are Gloucester. Township and Runneminge.


As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 45.98 miles (74.00 km) of roadways. The New Jersey Turnpike is the most prominent highway passing through Bellmawr. The borough also hosts the interchange between the "North-South Freeway" (Route 42 / Interstate 76) and Interstate 295. New Jersey Transit bus service is available in the borough on the 400 route between Sicklerville and Philadelphia. The only major county road that passes through Bell mawr is CR 551 in the western part of the borough. A very small portion of U.S. Route 130 also passes through the borough, but it is not a major road at the time of this writing. It is the only major highway in the state that crosses the southern part of Bellmwr, and the only one that crosses both sides of the border with Runnemede. The town has a population of 3,856. It has a total population of 4,854. It was founded in 1837. It became a city in 1838. It received its current name from its first post office, which was established in 1841. Its current name is the name of a former post office that was located in the town's center. The current name of the post office is the current location of the former post offices, which were located in 1842 and 1845. It no longer has a post office in the city of Bell mwr.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Bellmawr, Camden County, New Jersey = 9.5. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 10. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Bellmawr = 3.9 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 11,707 individuals with a median age of 42.2 age the population dropped by -1.58% in Bellmawr, Camden County, New Jersey population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 3,923.3 residents per square mile of area (1,514.8/km²). There are average 2.44 people per household in the 4,523 households with an average household income of $54,084 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 10.60% of the available work force and has dropped -5.58% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 18.24%. The number of physicians in Bellmawr per 100,000 population = 327.6.


The annual rainfall in Bellmawr = 44.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 23.5 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 89. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 201. 87 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 23.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 43, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Bellmawr, Camden County, New Jersey which are owned by the occupant = 72.07%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 51 years with median home cost = $167,010 and home appreciation of -1.16%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $29.76 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $7,352 per student. There are 15.6 students for each teacher in the school. 5384.54% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 7.75% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 2.79% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Bellmawr's population in Camden County, New Jersey of 1,123 residents in 1930 has increased 10,42-fold to 11,707 residents after 90 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.70% female residents and 49.30% male residents live in Bellmawr, Camden County, New Jersey.

    As of 2020 in Bellmawr, Camden County, New Jersey are married and the remaining 44.09% are single population.

  • 25 minutes is the average time that residents in Bellmawr require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    78.02% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 12.96% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 4.14% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 0.66% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Bellmawr, Camden County, New Jersey, 72.07% are owner-occupied homes, another 25.36% are rented apartments, and the remaining 2.56% are vacant.

  • The 52.81% of the population in Bellmawr, Camden County, New Jersey who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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