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Statistics & Facts

The New Jersey state capital is Trenton.
The population of Merchantville is approximately 3,806 (2006), 3821 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,607 (2000), 1574 (2010).
The amount of land area in Merchantville is 1.559 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Merchantville to Washington DC is 132 miles.
The distance to the New Jersey state capital is 24 miles. (as the crow flies)
Merchantville is positioned 39.94 degrees north of the equator and 75.05 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Merchantville elevation is 82 feet above sea level.
Merchantville per capita income is $ 25,589 (2000).
Merchantville median income is $ 55,000 (2005).
The Merchantville median home price is $ 203,000 (2005).


in southwestern New Jersey between Cherry Hill, New Jersey and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Other nearby communities include Pennsauken, Golden Triange, Cherry Hill Mall, Collingswood, Erlton-Ellisburg, Haddonfield, Woodlynne and Oaklyn.
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History & History Related Items

When it was rumored that the railroad was coming through around 1851, much of the farm land was bought up in anticipation of a land boom. Merchantville was created as a borough from portions of Delaware and Stockton townships on 3 March 1874. It was incorporated on 18 May 1874. Later, in 1914, when studies for the Benjamin Franklin Bridge began, the area again began a growth period. The brige opened in 1926 and the borough again had a growth spurt.

Merchantville has many Victorian homes, including the Cattell Tract and The Oaks which are listed in both state and national historic registers. Walking tours of these areas are available from the Merchantville Historical Society.
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The incorporation of Merchantville

3 March 1874


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Merchantville City Government

Borough of Merchantville
Phone: 856-662-2474

Merchantville has a Borough form of municipal government. There is a Mayor and a Borough Council which has six members. The Mayor is elected by the voters. The council seats are voted on a staggered basis for three year terms.

Merchantville Schools

First Baptist Church of Merchantville
First Presbyterian Church of Merchantville
Trinity United Methodist Church
St Peter Roman Catholic Church

The Christian Academy of Merchantville
Pre-K through 5th grade, after school program, Day Care, Summer Camp
Merchantville School District
130 S. Centre Street
Merchantville, NJ 08109
Phone: 856-663-1091
St Peter School
Pre-K through 8th grade
51 West Maple Ave.
Merchantville, NJ 08109
Phone: 856.665.5879 Merchantville


The population of Merchantville was:
1930 - 3,592
1940 - 3,679
1950 - 4,183
1960 - 4,075
1970 - 4,425
1980 - 3,972
1990 - 4,095
2000 - 3,801
2006 - 3,806

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 1,656
2000 - 1,607

Median age:
2000 - 37.2 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 49,392
2005 - $ 55,000

Median house value:
2000 - $ 122,200
2005 - $ 203,000

Merchantville is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.
The area code for Merchantville is 856 (8-2008)

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