Why Gloucester County?

Gloucester County, New Jersey, has managed to balance agriculture, industry, commercial, and residential into a desirable area that families and businesses are calling home. Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce is proud to offer our members and their employees access to Workforce Training Services, Hiring Incentives, Talent Networks, Free Job Postings and even Discounted College Tuition.

Why Gloucester County?

Why Gloucester County

Our economy is a thriving and diverse mixture of agri-business, manufacturing, heavy industry, commercial enterprise and innovative new technology companies. Local businesses produce and distribute a number of products such as petro-chemical products, fabricated metals, medical instruments and devices, as well as a vast assortment of food products.

Gloucester County Advantages

  • More than 600 food processing and manufacturing companies located within a 50-mile radius of Gloucester County.
  • Gloucester County is halfway between New York City, N.Y., and Washington, D.C.
  • Gloucester County is within reach of 40 percent of the U.S. population within one day.
  • Gloucester County is within one hour of nearly 100 accredited colleges and universities.
  • Gloucester County is home to the Cooper Medical School at Rowan University, the first new medical school in New Jersey in 35 years.
  • Gloucester County is one of the fastest-growing counties in New Jersey and has one of the fastest-growing municipalities on the East Coast, Woolwich Township.
  • Gloucester County has achieved an Aa2 Moody rating, reflecting the county’s substantial tax base, strong financial management, healthy reserves and affordable debt burden.
  • Gloucester County is home to the largest industrial park on the East Coast.
  • Gloucester County has a rich colonial heritage and an excellent, affordable quality of life.
  • Gloucester County is home to Rowan University, which has entered a new category – national research university – with 27 patents projected for 2017.
  • In 2016, Gloucester County median income per worker was $58,382 in contrast to the New Jersey median earnings of $55,600.

Vital Statistics

Land area: 329 square milesGloucester County Statistics

Population: 292,330

Projected Growth:  5.2%

Growth since 2010: 1.3%

Municipalities: 24

Housing units: 113,015

Households: 103,876

Income (in 2015 inflation-adjusted dollars)

  • Per capita income: $35,497
  • Median household income: $79,879

 

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