Fast Facts


Situated on the eastern bank of the Delaware River, Gloucester County is strategically located directly across from the Greater Philadelphia International Airport and is just 15 minutes from downtown Philadelphia via the Walt Whitman Bridge.

Surrounding Area

The county also straddles the I-95 Industrial Corridor, which runs between Trenton, the capital of New Jersey, and Wilmington, Delaware, the state’s largest city.

Facts About the County

  • 2,032 total miles of road in Gloucester County
  • Date of Incorporation: 1686
  • Form of Government: Board of County Commissioners (7 members)
  • Miles of County Highway: 410
  • Number of Municipalities: 24
  • Square Miles: 329

Facts About Residents

  • Median House Value in Gloucester County: $220,400
  • Median Household Income: $69,990
  • Municipality with Largest Population Growth since 2000: Woolwich Township plus 236% Total Population of 10,200
  • Municipality with Largest Population: Washington Township 48,559
  • Municipality with smallest population: Newfield 1,553 - decrease of 4%  
  • Total Population: 288,288 

Additional Facts

For more demographic information about Gloucester County visit Quick Facts from the U.S. Census Bureau.