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Kirkwood, New Jersey
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Coordinates: 39°49′52″N 74°59′29″W / 39.83111°N 74.99139°W / 39.83111; -74.99139Coordinates: 39°49′52″N 74°59′29″W / 39.83111°N 74.99139°W / 39.83111; -74.99139
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Camden
Township Voorhees
Elevation
21 m (69 ft)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID 877593

Kirkwood is an unincorporated community located within Voorhees Township in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. Kirkwood once had a post office assigned United States Postal Service ZIP Code 08043. The ZIP Code has been reassigned to a post office named Voorhees that serves the entire township. Kirkwood is still a valid city name for mailing purposes.

Kirkwood developed as a bungalow community of homes near Kirkwood Lake, an impoundment of the Cooper River. Residents of nearby Philadelphia and Camden enjoyed Kirkwood as a summer escape from the cities, and many Kirkwood homes were originally Sears-Roebuck catalogue houses built as vacation homes. Most of the early homes were built in the 1915-1925 period.

As of the 2000 United States Census, the population for ZIP Code Tabulation Area 08043 was 28,126.

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