Overview of Clementon
The borough of Clementon is located in the southern portion of New Jersey, encompassing approximately 2 square miles of land that surrounds Clementon Lake. CIty-Data information indicated that the borough's population was an estimated 5,000 people in 2010.
Clementon apartments for rent are particularly attractive options for its proximity to the Philadelphia and Atlantic City Railroad, sitting five miles east of Chews Landing. This borough can be seen as a family-friendly area, as 24.7 percent of the population is under the age of 18.
Clementon operates under a borough form of government, meaning there is a mayor and a six-member council. The borough is also known for its diverse population, with City-Data reporting ancestries in significant portions from Ireland, Germany, Italy, England, Poland and France.
Living in Clementon, NJ
People living in Clementon rentals have a number of perks to take pride in, and the city has an interesting history. The earliest known inhabitants of the land that is encompassed in the Clementon borough today were members of the Turkey Clan of the Lenni Lenape Tribe. The first settlers came to the area in 1735, and, by 1886, the town consisted of roughly 25 residences, two stores and a post office.
Clementon became the county seat of Camden County in 1904, and, in 1907, Clementon Lake Park became a commercial enterprise. Clementon Lake Park is as popular today as it was in the early days its establishment.
In 1925, Clementon officially became an incorporated borough, and area business began to develop. The town included a thriving business district, a 1000-seat movie theatre called Clementon Photoplays and an airport.
Clementon Work and Study
Of the approximate 5,000 people living in Clementon, an estimated more than 3,800 are older than 16 and able to work, according to data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau. Of those older than 16, more than 2,800 are actively in the labor force. Clementon apartments could be excellent choices for business professions, particularly those working in sales and office occupations as the 2010 census indicated the largest portion of the labor force works within this field. The top industry in Clementon is the educational services, healthcare and social assistance industry, followed by the combined industry of finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing.
Students can take advantage of three nearby universities: Rutgers University, Camden, Rowan University and the University of Medicine & Dentistry. These three higher education facilities are all located within roughly 25 miles of Clementon.
Rentals in Clementon, NJ and Cost of Living
According to data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, Clementon rentals have a vacancy rate of 4.6 percent, and median gross rent was valued at $754 as of 2010. Roughly 33.5 percent of all renters fall in the gross rent range of $750 to $999, with approximately 79 percent of total renters falling in the wider range of $500 to $1,499. The data further indicated that nearly half of all renters reported spending 35 percent or more of their household income on gross rental costs.
City-Data information revealed that in March 2012, the cost of living in Clementon was assigned a value of 102.2 points, just 2.2 percent higher than the national average of 100 points.
Clementon Attractions and Special Events
A popular area attraction for locals living in Clementon apartments and visitors is the Clementon Park & Splash World. This seasonal attraction just add a new Big Wave Bay wave pool in 2012, a 23,000-square-foot attraction for fun in the sun.
Other popular area attractions include the Pine Valley Golf Club, which features an 18-hole golf course and a nine-hole "short" course spread out over 2,006 yards.
With the town surrounding the Clementon Lake, the area is the perfect setting for outdoor recreation. To partake in a little shoreline fishing, people can head to the Rowand Lake.
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