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Getting to Know Whitman Park, NJ

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Whitman Park

The neighborhood of Whitman Park is located in the city of Camden in Camden County, New Jersey. It is just north of Woodlynn and south of Parkside. Other nearby towns include Liberty Park, Gateway, and Bergen Square. Ferry Avenue forms the southern border, while Atlantic Avenue creates the northern. Mt. Ephraim Avenue separates the neighborhood from Centerville to the west, and Haddon Avenue travels along the eastern edge. 

History

The small community centers around St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church located on Liberty Street. The church was founded by a group of Polish immigrants in 1891. They expanded to include a school due to the mass influx of immigrants, and from 1934 to 1966, the parish grew to 3,000 families. In 1934, they found they needed a middle school for the growing children and soon followed with a high school. Student enrollment reached 900 by 1966. 

Despite the Polish population decreasing over the years, the residents have held on to their Polish heritage and remain in the community. The current site of Banasz was where the PACC first held meetings. Other shops that have remained include:

  • Amarilis Grocery
  • Haddon Food Center II
  • Haddon meat market

Neighborhood

The urban community has some of the lowest real estate in the state, with the median home price at $91,514. Rent is also lower than 92.8% of other neighborhoods in the state and averages $1,496 per month. The occupants are a good mix of both homeowners and renters. Many of the homes were built before 1939, giving them a historic charm. 

Education

The residents can send their children to the public schools part of the Camden City School District. These include:

  • Riletta Twyne Cream Family School - located on Mulford Street
  • Camden High School - located on Park Boulevard

Other schools the residents can attend might include:

  • Dr. Charles E Brimm Medical Arts High School - located on Copewood Street
  • Uncommon Schools Camden Prep Copewood - located on Copewood Street
  • Freedom Prep Charter School - located on Atlantic Avenue

Demographics

There are 6,574 residents residing within the neighborhood. Despite having a 99.3% white population in 1970, the community has become more diverse and only had 1.6% in 2010. Many of the ethnicities and ancestries include:

  • Puerto Rican (37.6%)
  • Mexican (5.7%)
  • Dominican (5.0%)
  • Haitian (3.7%)
  • South American (2.1%)

The neighborhood has an income lower than 98.8% of other communities in the United States. As many as 31.4% of the households are run by single mothers. Most of the workforce complain of long commutes to their place of employment. Approximately 50.9% of the working residents spend at least 30 minutes commuting to work each day. Some of the various occupations held by the employed adults include:

  • sales and service jobs (48.5%)
  • manufacturing and laborer occupations (25.5%)
  • executive, management, and professional occupations (19.4%)
  • clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (6.6%)

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Gabriel A. DiLeonardo, Sr., Esq.
Date Published: October 13, 2021
Gabriel DiLeonardo, Esq. is a New Jersey licensed attorney-at-law. He helps people who suffer injuries get justice through personal injury lawsuits.
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