All About Chesilhurst, NJ

The personal injury attorneys in Chesilhurst, NJ, at Garden State Justice Group have sponsored the following article showcasing the community and all it offers its residents.


The borough of Chesilhurst is located in the eastern section of Camden County, New Jersey. The town covers 1,100.8 acres and includes 0.12% water. Some of this water includes Wildcat Branch. The White Horse Pike cuts through the eastern section of the borough. Other roadways include Center Avenue, Washington Avenue, and Elm Avenue. 


The borough was incorporated officially through an act of the state's legislature on November 26, 1887. It took land from Winslow Township and Waterford Township. 

Historical Landmark

The Grant African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, located on Washington Street and 4th Street, was constructed in 1896. The historic African American church has been a trademark to the community for over 125 years. The landmark was added to the historic places national register in 1977. 


Most of the dining and retail options can be found down White Horse Pike. Many of the restaurants include:

  • Elis's Pizzeria & Family Restaurant
  • Grilly Cheese
  • Graziano's Ristoranti
  • The Alibi Room

Some of the shops include:

  • The Sign Company, Inc.
  • Dollar General
  • Tire Corral
  • Route 30 Fill Up


The community's children initially attended public schools within the Chesilhurst Borough School District. Shirley B. Foster Elementary School. However, after completing the 2008–09 school year, the district no longer operates any schools and sends all students to the Winslow Township School District. These schools include:

  • Winslow Township Elementary School Two - located on 1st Avenue
  • Winslow Township Middle School - located on Cooper Folly Road
  • Winslow Township High School - located on Cooper Folly Road


In 2010, the community included 1,634 people, 582 households, and 376 families. This was an increase of 7.5% since the count of 1,520 in 2000. The majority speaks English, but other languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish. The following includes the breakdown of the ethnicities within the population:

  • 42.35% white
  • 11.57% Hispanic or Latino
  • 46.39% African American
  • 0.43% Native American
  • 0.00% Pacific Islander
  • 0.86% Asian
  • 3.00% two or more races
  • 6.98% other races

The average income per household was $57,969 in 2010 versus $41,786 in 2000. The community is not just white or blue-collar but rather a mix of both jobs. Overall, the borough includes many sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. Many employed residents find they have an average commute of 33.25 minutes every day. A few of the top professions within the employed population were: 

  • 17.8% Administrative
  • 11.7% Production
  • 10.7% Sales and Related
  • 6.4% Food Service
  • 6.4% Transportation
  • 4.7% Management
  • 4.6% Farming

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