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Bellmawr, New Jersey
Borough of Bellmawr
Samuel B. Lippincott House, Creek Road, 1936
Samuel B. Lippincott House, Creek Road, 1936
"Progress Never Stops"
Bellmawr highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Bellmawr highlighted in Camden County. Inset: Location of Camden County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Bellmawr, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Bellmawr, New Jersey
Bellmawr, New Jersey is located in Camden County, New Jersey
Bellmawr, New Jersey
Bellmawr, New Jersey
Location in Camden County, New Jersey
Bellmawr, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Bellmawr, New Jersey
Bellmawr, New Jersey
Location in New Jersey
Bellmawr, New Jersey is located in the United States
Bellmawr, New Jersey
Bellmawr, New Jersey
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Camden
Incorporated April 21, 1926
Named for Ernest C. Bell
 • Type Borough
 • Body Borough Council
 • Total 3.11 sq mi (8.05 km2)
 • Land 2.98 sq mi (7.73 km2)
 • Water 0.12 sq mi (0.32 km2)  3.92%
Area rank 329nd of 565 in state
12th of 37 in county
66 ft (20 m)
 • Total 11,583
 • Estimate 
 • Rank 211th of 566 in state
11th of 37 in county
 • Density 3,887.7/sq mi (1,501.0/km2)
 • Density rank 157th of 566 in state
20th of 37 in county
Time zone UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Codes
08031, 08099
Area code(s) 856
FIPS code 3400704750
GNIS feature ID 0885154

Bellmawr is a borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 11,583, reflecting an increase of 321 (+2.9%) from the 11,262 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 1,341 (-10.6%) from the 12,603 counted in the 1990 Census.

Bellmawr 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.


According to the United States Census Bureau, Bellmawr borough had a total area of 3.110 square miles (8.057 km2), including 2.979 square miles (7.717 km2) of land and 0.131 square miles (0.340 km2) of water (4.22%).

The borough borders Barrington, Brooklawn, Gloucester City, Haddon Heights, Mount Ephraim, and Runnemede. Bellmawr also borders Deptford Township and Westville, both in Gloucester County.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 1,123
1940 1,250 11.3%
1950 5,213 317.0%
1960 11,853 127.4%
1970 15,618 31.8%
1980 13,721 −12.1%
1990 12,603 −8.1%
2000 11,262 −10.6%
2010 11,583 2.9%
2020 11,707 1.1%
Population sources:1930-2000
1930 1930-1990
2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 11,583 people, 4,670 households, and 3,068 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,887.7 per square mile (1,501.0/km2). There were 4,883 housing units at an average density of 1,638.9 per square mile (632.8/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 86.44% (10,012) White, 2.46% (285) Black or African American, 0.15% (17) Native American, 5.86% (679) Asian, 0.06% (7) Pacific Islander, 3.38% (392) from other races, and 1.65% (191) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.68% (890) of the population.

There were 4,670 households out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 20.3% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.3 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 93.8 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $56,182 (with a margin of error of ± $3,809) and the median family income was $66,947 (± $3,353). Males had a median income of $47,251 (± $3,082) versus $39,932 (± $4,677) for females. 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 19.9% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over.


View north along Interstate 295 (Camden Freeway) from the overpass for the rail line between Camden County Route 658 (Bell Road) and New Jersey State Route 168 (Black Horse Pike) in Bellmawr, Camden County, New Jersey
I-295 northbound in Bellmawr

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 45.98 miles (74.00 km) of roadways, of which 34.87 miles (56.12 km) were maintained by the municipality, 5.62 miles (9.04 km) by Camden County, 4.57 miles (7.35 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 0.92 miles (1.48 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.

The New Jersey Turnpike is the most prominent highway passing through Bellmawr. It crosses the southern part of the borough, and part of interchange 3 is located within Bellmawr. Both the interchange and the toll gate (which features six lanes at the gate) runs along the border with Runnemede. Bellmawr also hosts the interchange between the "North-South Freeway" (Route 42 / Interstate 76) and Interstate 295. Additional significant roads that pass through Bellmawr include Route 168, and a very small portion of U.S. Route 130. The only major county road that passes through Bellmawr is CR 551 in the western part of the borough.

Public transportation

NJ Transit bus service is available in the borough on the 400 route between Sicklerville and Philadelphia.


The Bellmawr School District serves public school students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. As of the 2019–20 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 student–teacher ratio of 12.3:1. Schools in the district (with 2019–20 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Bellmawr Park Elementary School with 476 students in grades PreK-4, Ethel M. Burke Elementary School with 248 students in grades K-4 and Bell Oaks Upper Elementary School with 484 students in grades 5-8.

For ninth through twelfth grades, public-school students attend Triton Regional High School in neighboring Runnemede, one of three high schools that are part of the Black Horse Pike Regional School District. The other communities in the district are Gloucester Township and Runnemede. As of the 2019–20 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 1,154 students and 91.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.6:1. 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 district is governed by a nine-member board of education that oversees the operation of the district; seats on the board are allocated to the constituent municipalities based on population, with one seat allocated to Bellmawr.

Students from Bellmawr, and 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 in the Sicklerville section of Gloucester Township or Pennsauken Technical High School in Pennsauken Township. 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 Bellmawr's Annunciation Regional School and Barrington's St. Francis de Sales Regional School. With an enrollment of about 150 students, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden announced in June 2009 that the newly combined school would be closed.

Notable people

See also (related category): People from Bellmawr, New Jersey

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Bellmawr include:

  • Rob Andrews (born 1957), congressman who served for 24 years as the U.S. representative for New Jersey's 1st congressional district.
  • Walter Rand (1919–1995), politician who served in both the New Jersey General Assembly and New Jersey Senate who focused on transportation issues.
  • Joseph J. Roberts (born 1952), politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1987 to 2010, who was Speaker of the Assembly from 2006 to 2010.
  • Buddy Robinson (born 1991), professional ice hockey player with the Calgary Flames.
  • Eric Robinson (born 1995), ice hockey winger for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League.

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