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Beverly, New Jersey
City of Beverly
Warren Street
Warren Street
Beverly highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Beverly highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Beverly, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Beverly, New Jersey
Beverly, New Jersey is located in Burlington County, New Jersey
Beverly, New Jersey
Beverly, New Jersey
Location in Burlington County, New Jersey
Beverly, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Beverly, New Jersey
Beverly, New Jersey
Location in New Jersey
Beverly, New Jersey is located in the United States
Beverly, New Jersey
Beverly, New Jersey
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Burlington
Incorporated March 5, 1850
Named for Beverley, England
 • Type City
 • Body Common Council
 • Total 0.76 sq mi (1.96 km2)
 • Land 0.54 sq mi (1.40 km2)
 • Water 0.21 sq mi (0.56 km2)  28.16%
Area rank 524th of 565 in state
38th of 40 in county
23 ft (7 m)
 • Total 2,577
 • Estimate 
 • Rank 469th of 566 in state
34th of 40 in county
 • Density 4,645.4/sq mi (1,793.6/km2)
 • Density rank 121st of 566 in state
3rd of 40 in county
Time zone UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
Area code(s) 609
FIPS code 3400505740
GNIS feature ID 0885160

Beverly is a city in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 2,577, reflecting a decline of 84 (−3.2%) from the 2,661 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 312 (−10.5%) from the 2,973 counted in the 1990 Census.

Beverly was originally incorporated as a borough on March 5, 1850, within Willingboro Township. Beverly was incorporated as a city by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 13, 1857, replacing Beverly borough, based on the results of a referendum held that day. Beverly Township, formed in 1859, co-existed alongside Beverly City and was renamed as Delanco Township in 1926. The borough was named for Beverley, England.

The city had the 15th-highest property tax rate in New Jersey, with an equalized rate of 4.550% in 2020, compared to 2.676% in the county as a whole and a statewide average of 2.279%.


According to the United States Census Bureau, Beverly had a total area of 0.785 square miles (2.031 km2), including 0.555 square miles (1.437 km2) of land and 0.230 square miles (0.594 km2) of water (29.27%).

Beverly borders Edgewater Park Township, Delanco Township and Bensalem Township, Pennsylvania across the Delaware River.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 1,220
1870 1,418 16.2%
1880 1,759 24.0%
1890 1,957 11.3%
1900 1,950 −0.4%
1910 2,140 9.7%
1920 2,562 19.7%
1930 2,864 11.8%
1940 2,691 −6.0%
1950 3,084 14.6%
1960 3,400 10.2%
1970 3,105 −8.7%
1980 2,919 −6.0%
1990 2,973 1.8%
2000 2,661 −10.5%
2010 2,577 −3.2%
2019 (est.) 2,479 −3.8%
Population sources: 1860–2000
1860–1920 1860–1870 1870
1890–1910 1910–1930
1930–1990 2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,577 people, 1,002 households, and 671 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,645.4 per square mile (1,793.6/km2). There were 1,086 housing units at an average density of 1,957.7 per square mile (755.9/km2)*. The racial makeup of the city was 61.66% (1,589) White, 29.88% (770) Black or African American, 0.16% (4) Native American, 0.78% (20) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 2.68% (69) from other races, and 4.85% (125) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.16% (236) of the population.

There were 1,002 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.3% were married couples living together, 23.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the city, the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 30.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.5 years. For every 100 females there were 90.9 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 87.5 males. The Census Bureau's 2006–2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $51,964 (with a margin of error of +/- $3,191) and the median family income was $61,058 (+/- $8,725). Males had a median income of $47,738 (+/- $9,129) and females $40,833 (+/- $13,858). The per capita income was $30,364 (+/- $4,953). About 14.1% of families and 15.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.6% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.


2018-05-23 17 46 35 View north along Burlington County Route 543 (Warren Street) at Wheatley Avenue in Beverly, Burlington County, New Jersey
CR 543, the most prominent road in Beverly

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the city had a total of 12.53 miles (20.17 km) of roadways, of which 10.84 miles (17.45 km) were maintained by the municipality and 1.69 miles (2.72 km) by Burlington County.

County Route 543 is the most prominent roadway in Beverly.

Public transportation

The Beverly/Edgewater Park station provides service between the Trenton Transit Center in Trenton and the Walter Rand Transportation Center (and other stops) in Camden on NJ Transit's River Line light rail system.

NJ Transit provides bus service on route 419 between Burlington and Camden.

BurLink bus service is offered on the B1 route (between Beverly and Pemberton) and on the B2 route (between Beverly and Westampton Township).

Points of interest

St. Stephen's Beverly Exterior
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Beverly, New Jersey
  • Beverly National Cemetery was created in 1863 with the purchase of a single acre of land and was expanded five times from 1936 to 1951, before being added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.
  • St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, consecrated by the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey in 1837, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. The church, which celebrated its 175th anniversary in 2012, had its tower and steeple renovated at a cost of $450,000 raised from parish members and local organizations.


The Beverly City Schools serve students in public school for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade at Beverly City School. As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of one school, had an enrollment of 314 students and 28.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.0:1.

For ninth through twelfth grades, students in public school from Beverly and Riverton attend Palmyra High School in Palmyra, as part of sending/receiving relationships with the Palmyra Public Schools. As of the 2018–19 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 468 students and 39.3 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.9:1. Beverly's sending relationship has been in place since 1967 after the City of Burlington Public School District decided that it could no longer accommodate students from Beverly at Burlington City High School.

Students from Beverly, and from all of Burlington County, are eligible to attend the Burlington County Institute of Technology, a countywide public school district that serves the vocational and technical education needs of students at the high school and post-secondary level at its campuses in Medford and Westampton Township.

Notable people

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

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

  • Grace Alekhine (1876–1956), artist and chess master.
  • Sam Calderone (1926–2006), Major League Baseball catcher who played for three seasons.
  • John Lowden Knight (1915–2001), professor, university administrator, and a Methodist theologian.
  • A. Merritt (1884–1943), author best known for his fantasy works.
  • Barney Schultz (1926–2015), former pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1955–1965, who played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Detroit Tigers, and Chicago Cubs.
  • James F. Scott (1942–2020), physicist and research director at the Cavendish Laboratory.

See also

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