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Borough of Pitman

  •   State: 
    New Jersey
    Gloucester County
      County FIPS: 
    39°43′59″N 75°07′47″W
      Area total: 
    2.26 sq mi (5.85 km²)
      Area land: 
    2.22 sq mi (5.75 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.04 sq mi (0.11 km²)
    125 ft (38 m)
    Incorporated May 24, 1905
  •   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: 

    Pitman, Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    3,958.5 residents per square mile of area (1,528.4/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Pitman is a borough in Gloucester County, New Jersey. As of the 2010 U.S. census, the borough's population was 9,011, reflecting a decline of 320 (3.4%) from the 9,331 counted in the 2000 census. The borough was named for Rev. Charles Pitman, a Methodist minister.Until August 2014, Pitman was a dry town. In 2016, a pair of local breweries opened in Pitman's Uptown business district under the terms of a state law that allows the sale of beer by the glass in tasting rooms. Pitman Grove was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. It borders the municipalities of Glassboro, Mantua Township and Washington Township. The Borough had a total area of 2.26 square miles (5.85 km²) of land and 0.04 square miles of water (1.81km²) as of the census of 2010. The median household income in the borough was $2,234 (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) The median family income was $7,656 (with a margin of error of 4.4%). About 4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of families and 6.1% of those aged 65 and older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.11. For every 100 females, the population had 86.8 males. ForEvery 100 females ages 18 and older there were 83.2 males.


In 1871, land was chosen in both Glassboro Township and Mantua Township to be set aside for a Methodist summer camp. The New Jersey Conference Camp Meeting Association was officially chartered and given authority over the land grant in 1872. The land had an auditorium located on a central meeting ground, and twelve roads originated from the central area as spokes on a wheel. This area became known as the Pitman Grove, and while worshipers' tents originally lined each of the twelve roads, cottages slowly replaced the tents and formed the foundation of the town of Pitman. In 1904, residents ofpitman Grove voted 122 to 35 for incorporation as an autonomous borough, and on May 24, 1905, Governor of New Jersey Edward C. Stokes signed a law granting the incorporation. Pitman was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. It is one of only two towns in New Jersey to be listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Builders and Places in the United States along with Pitman, New York. It was also the first town in the state to have a public school, which opened in 1884. The town has a population of about 2,000, and it is home to one of the largest concentrations of African-American residents in the United States. It also has the highest percentage of Hispanic residents, with more than 80% of the population living in or near the town.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 2.26 square miles (5.85 km²) The borough borders the Gloucester County municipalities of Glassboro, Mantua Township and Washington Township. The borough has a population of 1,788. It is located in the New Jersey Bay Area, in the eastern part of the state. It has an area of 1.81 square miles and 0.04 square miles of water (1.81 km²), making it one of the smallest boroughs in New Jersey. Its population is 1,856, according to the United States Census Bureau. It was founded in 1838. The town's name is derived from the name of a former owner of the town's first post office, which stood for "New Jersey City" The borough's population was 1,807 at the time of the 2010 Census, up from 1,787 at the 2000 Census. It had a population density of 2,769.7 per square mile (5,75 km²). It has a total land area of 5.75 square miles, including 2.22 sq miles of land and 0,04 sq miles (0.11 km² of water. It borders the towns of Mantua and Washington, as well as Glassboro and Glassboro Township, and the city of Gloucester, New Jersey, to the south. It also shares a border with the town of Millville, New York, which is located to the east.


As of the 2000 United States Census there were 9,331 people, 3,473 households, and 2,431 families residing in the borough. The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $67,234 (with a margin of error of +/ $7,656) The 2010 U.S. census counted 9,011 people and 3,705 housing units. The racial makeup was 96.08% (8,658) White, 1.14% (103) Black or African American, 0.09% (8) Native American,0.62% (56) Asian, 0,03% (3) Pacific Islander, and 1.39% (125) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.46% (222) of the population. In the borough the population was spread out, with 25.2% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.2 years. For every 100 females, the population had 86.8 males. The per capita income for the borough was $30,777 (+/ $2,034). About 4.4% of families and 6.1% of the residents were below the poverty line.


Pitman is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The governing body is comprised of a Mayor and a Borough Council, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis. The borough's police department, established in 1925, is led by Chief of Police Daniel J. McAteer. Pitman is located in the 1st Congressional District and is part of the 4th state legislative district. For the 117th United States Congress, New Jersey's First Congressional District is represented by Donald Norcross (D, Camden). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2027) and Bob Menendez (Harrison, term end 2025) As of 2022, the Mayor of Pitman Borough is Republican Michael L. Razze, Jr., whose term of office ends December 31, 2023. Gloucester County is governed by a board of county commissioners, whose seven members are elected to three-year terms of office on a staggered basis in partisan elections. At a reorganization meeting held each January, the Board selects a Director and a Deputy Director from among its members. As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 6,118 registered voters in Pitman, of which 1,840 (30.1%) were registered as Democrats. There were 8 voters registered as Libertarians or Greens. In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 52,5% of the vote (2,340 votes) ahead of Republican Mitt Romney with 45%.


The Pitman School District serves public school students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. As of the 201819 school year, the district, comprised of five schools, had an enrollment of 1,283 students and 142.3 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a studentteacher ratio of 9.0:1. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden operates St. Michael the Archangel Regional School in Clayton; Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Pitman is one of the sending parishes. The district's five schools are: Elwood Kindle Elementary School with 158 students in grades K5, Memorial Elementary School, K. C. Walls Elementary School and Pitman Middle School. Pitman High School is a public high school with 380 students ingrades 912. It is located in the town of Pitman, New Jersey, and is part of the Camden County School District, which also includes the towns of Camden, Camden and Camden City. The school district is one member of the New Jersey Council of Public Education, which was formed in the 1970s. It was the first school district in the state to enter into a state charter school program in the 1980s. In the 1990s, it became the first state school district to enter a district into a district charter program. It has been in operation since the 2000s, when the state legislature passed a law that allowed it to do so. The state's first district school was founded in the 1950s.


As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 37.20 miles (59.87 km) of roadways. New Jersey Route 47 is the main highway directly serving Pitman. The community is a planned stop on the GlassboroCamden Line, an 18-mile (28.97 km) diesel multiple unit (DMU) light rail system that was projected for completion in 2019. However, as of 2019, completion is not expected until 2025.NJ Transit provides bus service between the borough and Philadelphia on the 313, 408 and 412 routes. Pitman is located on the New Jersey Turnpike, which runs from New Jersey City to Philadelphia. It is also on the Delaware River, which connects to the New York City and New York ports of embarkation and disembarkation at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (Pitman is on the Newark Port of Embarkation). Pitman has a population of 2,788. The borough is located in the Gloucester County portion of New Jersey, which is in the eastern part of the state. The town's population is 2,816. It was the site of the World War II Battle of the Bulge, which took place in World War I. The Battle was fought between the U.S. Army and the German Army in the early 20th century. The battle ended in a stalemate, with the Germans winning the battle and the Americans losing the battle. The war was eventually won by the United States in 1945.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Pitman, Gloucester County, New Jersey = 39.4. 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 15. 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 Pitman = 3.8 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 2,006 individuals with a median age of 39.6 age the population dropped by -0.77% in Pitman, Gloucester County, New Jersey population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 3,958.5 residents per square mile of area (1,528.4/km²). There are average 2.54 people per household in the 3,514 households with an average household income of $63,570 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 9.70% 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 19.14%. The number of physicians in Pitman per 100,000 population = 124.2.


The annual rainfall in Pitman = 44.3 inches and the annual snowfall = 5.9 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 101. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 207. 86 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 22.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 44, 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 Pitman, Gloucester County, New Jersey which are owned by the occupant = 71.32%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 61 years with median home cost = $152,260 and home appreciation of -10.19%. 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 $24.69 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 $8,543 per student. There are 13.9 students for each teacher in the school, 800 students for each Librarian and 364 students for each Counselor. 6.88% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 21.01% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 10.19% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Pitman's population in Gloucester County, New Jersey of 14,073 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,14-fold to 2,006 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 53.06% female residents and 46.94% male residents live in Pitman, Gloucester County, New Jersey.

    As of 2020 in Pitman, Gloucester County, New Jersey are married and the remaining 39.29% are single population.

  • 26.9 minutes is the average time that residents in Pitman 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.

    82.04% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 9.66% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 3.23% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.74% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Pitman, Gloucester County, New Jersey, 71.32% are owner-occupied homes, another 24.61% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.07% are vacant.

  • The 49.69% of the population in Pitman, Gloucester County, New Jersey who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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