About Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Mount Laurel, New Jersey, had a population of nearly 42,000 in the 2010 U.S. Census. Almost 87 percent of Mount Laurel residents identified as white in the census, followed by nearly seven percent as black or African American and nearly four percent as Asian.
Mount Laurel is located within twenty miles from downtown Philadelphia and within easy driving distance of New York City. Within Mount Laurel, you'll find a large park with a fishing lake, nature trails through the woods, an inline skating path, a baseball field and a beach volleyball court. Temperatures drop to a low of 24 in January and rise to a high of 86 in July. Several golf courses and shopping malls are also at close range.
Educational Opportunities Near Mount Laurel
The Camden campus of Rutgers University is located just over 10 miles from Mount Laurel, and the Cooper University Health Care system, also is in Camden. Rowan College at Burlington County in Pemberton and Camden County College in Blackwood are both 2-year public schools within a short commute as well.
Additionally, students will find several colleges and universities in nearby Philadelphia. Among the more well-known are Temple University, Holy Family University, Thomas Jefferson University, La Salle University and Peirce College. Two-year Pennsylvania schools within 15 miles of Mount Laurel include the Community College of Philadelphia and the Lower Bucks campus of Bucks County Community College.
Mount Laurel Economy
Mount Laurel is home to many large employers, including PHH Mortgage, NFL Films, TD Bank and Lockheed Martin. As of 2015, the township's annual median household income of $85,703 was significantly higher than the state median, from 2010-2014, of $72,062 and well above the national median of $53,482.