Cape May, New Jersey

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Population in 2017: 3,480 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -13.7%
 
Males: 1,877  (54.0%)
Females: 1,603  (46.0%)
Median resident age:

50.5 years
New Jersey median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 08204.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $53,867 (it was $33,462 in 2000)
Cape May:

$53,867
NJ:

$80,088

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $46,525 (it was $29,902 in 2000)

Cape May city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $491,040 (it was $227,700 in 2000)
Cape May:

$491,040
NJ:

$334,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $893,222; detached houses: $949,498; townhouses or other attached units: $794,444; in 2-unit structures: $645,246; in 3-to-4-unit structures: over $1,000,000; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $757,477

Median gross rent in 2017: $853.

March 2019 cost of living index in Cape May: 106.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.2%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.9% for Black residents, 11.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Cape May, NJ (2017)
    • 2,93082.2%White alone
    • 3389.5%Hispanic
    • 1083.0%Two or more races
    • 872.4%Black alone
    • 100.3%American Indian alone
    • 80.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.03%Asian alone

Races in Cape May detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Cape May, New Jersey as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Cape May is 708 to 1.


Crime rates in Cape May by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
6
(171.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(53.1)
2
(52.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(55.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(103.5)
5
(132.9)
2
(52.7)
2
(54.4)
1
(27.4)
2
(54.2)
2
(55.3)
1
(27.7)
4
(112.4)
3
(84.6)
4
(113.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(86.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
21
(543.5)
20
(531.5)
29
(764.8)
13
(353.5)
14
(383.6)
29
(785.7)
28
(773.7)
21
(582.5)
25
(702.4)
28
(789.6)
24
(682.2)
13
(371.9)
10
(287.1)
8
(231.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
187
(4,840)
259
(6,883)
172
(4,536)
212
(5,766)
193
(5,288)
156
(4,226)
168
(4,642)
161
(4,466)
121
(3,400)
127
(3,582)
108
(3,070)
94
(2,689)
80
(2,297)
62
(1,790)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(51.8)
4
(106.3)
1
(26.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(82.9)
2
(55.5)
2
(56.2)
1
(28.2)
4
(113.7)
0
(0.0)
3
(86.1)
2
(57.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(25.9)
3
(79.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)256.5363.5263.4266.2243.8234.9279.6246.0212.1217.7202.4270.9118.9132.8

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City-data.com crime index in Cape May, NJ

Crime rate in Cape May detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 27 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.35
New Jersey average:

3.55
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Ancestries: Irish (16.7%), German (14.7%), Italian (12.7%), American (8.6%), European (5.7%), Polish (5.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1851

Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 2.48 square miles.

Population density: 1,401 people per square mile   (low).

Cape May, New Jersey map

78 residents are foreign born (1.2% Europe, 0.9% Latin America, 0.8% Asia).

This city:

2.3%
New Jersey:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,622 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $5,413 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Vineland, NJ (38.0 miles , pop. 56,271).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (74.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

West Cape May borough, NJ (1.1 miles ),
Cape May Point borough, NJ (1.7 miles ),
Diamond Beach, NJ (1.9 miles ),
North Cape May, NJ (1.9 miles ),
Wildwood Crest borough, NJ (2.2 miles ),
Erma, NJ (2.2 miles ),
Rio Grande, NJ (2.4 miles ),
Villas, NJ (2.4 miles )

Latitude: 38.94 N, Longitude: 74.91 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,122 (+90.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 981 (57.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Cape May, NJ in 2017
Distribution of house value in Cape May, NJ in 2017
Cape May satellite photo by USGS

Cape May tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 16 buildings, average cost: $217,700
  • 1998: 23 buildings, average cost: $244,600
  • 1999: 16 buildings, average cost: $308,500
  • 2000: 16 buildings, average cost: $289,200
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $375,700
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $180,400
  • 2003: 35 buildings, average cost: $266,100
  • 2004: 22 buildings, average cost: $413,700
  • 2005: 13 buildings, average cost: $508,100
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $227,700
  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $501,900
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $388,700
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $1,087,300
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $546,400
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $559,400
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $363,400
  • 2013: 10 buildings, average cost: $158,700
  • 2014: 16 buildings, average cost: $576,700
  • 2015: 16 buildings, average cost: $359,300
  • 2016: 21 buildings, average cost: $275,500
  • 2017: 16 buildings, average cost: $284,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Cape May, NJ residents
Average permit cost in Cape May, NJ
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

11.5%
New Jersey:

4.1%
Historical population in Cape May, NJ
Historical housing units in Cape May, NJ
Most common industries in Cape May, NJ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (16.9%)
  • Public administration (9.5%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.4%)
  • Health care (5.4%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (17.0%)
  • Public administration (12.0%)
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.1%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (16.8%)
  • Health care (9.8%)
  • Educational services (9.4%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (7.9%)
  • Public administration (7.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.7%)
Most common occupations in Cape May, NJ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Cashiers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.3%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.7%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (11.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.8%)

Average climate in Cape May, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Cape May, New Jersey environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 56.6. This is better than average.

City:

56.6
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2014 was 2.55. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.55
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.112. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.112
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 32.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.5
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Cape May-area historical tornado activity is below New Jersey state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/1956, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 22.1 miles away from the Cape May city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 8/12/1955, a category F2 tornado 27.4 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cape May-area historical earthquake activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 113.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 112.5 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 187.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 247.0 miles away from Cape May center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 348.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 339.2 miles away from Cape May center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cape May County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Hurricanes: 7, Floods: 6, Snowstorms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Winds: 2, Tropical Depression: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cape May topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Cape May:

  • NORTH CAPE CENTER (700 TOWNBANK ROAD)
  • VICTORIA MANOR NURSING CENTER (3807 BAYSHORE RD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Cape May:

  • EASTERN SHORE NURSING/REHAB (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ)
  • RCG CAPE MAY DC (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ)
  • OCEANA REHABILITATION AND NC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ)
  • COURTHOUSE CONV CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ)
  • CREST HAVEN HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ)
  • CREST HAVEN NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ)
  • HOLY REDEEMER HOME CARE NJ SHORE (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; SWAINTON, NJ)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cape May:

  • Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (about 32 miles; Georgetown, DE; Full-time enrollment: 3,159)
  • Cumberland County College (about 36 miles; Vineland, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Delaware State University (about 38 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 4,087)
  • Atlantic Cape Community College (about 39 miles; Mays Landing, NJ; FT enrollment: 5,392)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (about 40 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 2,239)
  • The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (about 44 miles; Galloway, NJ; FT enrollment: 8,360)
  • Wor-Wic Community College (about 51 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 2,256)

Public high school in Cape May:

Public elementary/middle schools in Cape May:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Cape May: Coast Guard Fire Department (A), Cape May Fire Department Fire Chief (B), Cape May Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Cape Island Creek (A), Schellenger Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Cape May: Sea View Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Mid Atlantic Center For The Arts (Museums; 1048 Washington), Cape May Point Lighthouse (Museums; Lighthouse Av), Friends of Historic Cold Spring Village (Museums; 735 Seashore Road), Cape May Bird Observatory (Nature Centers; 600 South Route 47), Family Fun Arcade (Amusement & Theme Parks; Beach Avenue & Howar), Cooperage (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1845 US Highway 9 North), Leamings Run Gardens and Colonial Farm (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1845 US Highway 9 North), Abbey (34 Gurney Street at Columbia Avenue), Cape May Arcade (Arcades & Amusements; 406 Beach Av).

Hotels: Columbia House Guest House (26 Ocean Street), Capt Mey's Inn (202 Ocean St), Mainstay Inn (635 Columbia Avenue), LA Mer Motor Inn (Beach Avenue & Pittsbu), Chalfonte Bed And Breakfast (Ip) (301 Howard St), Heritage Motor Inn (721 Beach Drive), Fairthorne (111 Ocean), Madison Motel (601 Madison Avenue), Antoinette's (717 Washington Street).

Court: Cape May City - Municipal Court (643 Washington).

Birthplace of: Paul Volcker - Economist, Anthony Maher (soccer) - Soccer player, Chris Jay - Guitarist, Matthew Maher - Soccer player, Bubba Green - Football player, John B. Walthour - Episcopal bishop of Atlanta, T. Millet Hand - Politician.

Cape May County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Cape May and their reported violations in the past:

CAPE MAY WATER & SEWER U (Population served: 35,003, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-13-2011), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-13-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-25-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-21-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-17-2007), St Admin Penalty assessed (AUG-17-2009), St Public Notif requested (NOV-13-2009), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-13-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-17-2007), St Admin Penalty assessed (AUG-17-2009), St Public Notif requested (NOV-13-2009), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-13-2009)
CAPE MAY MOBILE ESTATES (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-23-2006), St Admin Penalty assessed (OCT-10-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-16-2006)
Average household size:
This city:

1.9 people
New Jersey:

2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

53.7%
Whole state:

69.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

3.4%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Cape May in 2010:

  • 678 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 76 people in military ships
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
320 people in military barracks, etc. in 2000
33 people in military ships in 2000

Banks with branches in Cape May (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Cape May Branch at 930 Washington Street, branch established on 1981/06/27; North Cape May Branch at 3801 Bayshore Road, branch established on 1977/03/28. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Sturdy Savings Bank: Cape May Branch at 701 Washington Street, branch established on 1994/01/10. Info updated 2009/04/06: Bank assets: $542.0 mil, Deposits: $452.2 mil, headquarters in Stone Harbor, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices
  • Sun National Bank: Cape May Branch at 941 Columbia Avenue, branch established on 1997/02/10. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $3,180.3 mil, Deposits: $2,715.6 mil, headquarters in Vineland, NJ, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 62 total offices, Holding Company: Sun Bancorp, Inc
  • Bank of America, National Association: Cape May Branch at 315 Ocean Street, branch established on 1977/07/21. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Cape Bank: Cape May Branch at 217 Jackson St, branch established on 1923/01/01. Info updated 2010/06/23: Bank assets: $1,071.9 mil, Deposits: $778.0 mil, headquarters in Cape May Court House, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Cape May:

Marital status in Cape May, NJ
  • Never married: 38.0%
  • Now married: 46.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 6.4%

For population 25 years and over in Cape May:

  • High school or higher: 92.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 43.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
New Jersey average:

12.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Cape May
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cape May, NJ (based on Cape May County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic35,54114
Mainline Protestant9,21545
Evangelical Protestant6,82230
Black Protestant7197
Orthodox5001
Other3394
None44,129-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 38
Cape May County:

3.94 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 29
Here:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Cape May County:

1.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 238
Here:

24.71 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cape May County:

10.0%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.1%
State:

23.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cape May County:

14.6%
New Jersey:

18.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

56.2%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

55.2%
New Jersey:

47.4%

Average BMI:
Cape May:

28.3
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Cape May:

17.5%
New Jersey:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.4%
State:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
New Jersey:

6.8

Overweight people:
Cape May:

35.5%
New Jersey:

33.6%

General health condition:
Cape May:

60.9%
New Jersey:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Cape May:

77.7%
State:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cape May, NJ Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 21$180,907$103,3752$4,384
Other and Unallocable 15$75,206$60,1653$1,561
Firefighters 14$92,462$79,2539$11,891
Streets and Highways 14$78,233$67,0570$0
Other Government Administration 11$47,379$51,6868$13,067
Parks and Recreation 9$37,590$50,12014$8,419
Water Supply 8$52,596$78,8940$0
Financial Administration 7$42,955$73,6371$1,092
Housing and Community Development (Local) 4$21,618$64,8541$835
Judicial and Legal 3$11,787$47,1480$0
Police - Other 1$3,538$42,4562$2,376
Solid Waste Management 0$0 2$1,946
Totals for Government 107$644,271$72,25542$45,571

Cape May government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $9,848,000 ($2829.89)
    Water Utilities: $491,000 ($141.09)
    Sewerage: $419,000 ($120.40)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $4,063,000 ($1167.53)
    General - Other: $3,663,000 ($1052.59)
    Police Protection: $2,540,000 ($729.89)
    Water Utilities: $2,385,000 ($685.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,859,000 ($534.20)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,216,000 ($349.43)
    Regular Highways: $748,000 ($214.94)
    General Public Buildings: $739,000 ($212.36)
    Central Staff Services: $416,000 ($119.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $387,000 ($111.21)
    Financial Administration: $366,000 ($105.17)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $340,000 ($97.70)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $282,000 ($81.03)
    Parking Facilities: $114,000 ($32.76)
    Natural Resources - Other: $27,000 ($7.76)
    Health - Other: $18,000 ($5.17)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $525,000 ($150.86)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $11,000 ($3.16)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,038,000 ($2022.41)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $309,000 ($88.79)

Cape May government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,799,000 ($804.31)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,040,000 ($586.21)
    Parking Facilities: $1,068,000 ($306.90)
    Other: $394,000 ($113.22)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $653,000 ($187.64)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $524,000 ($150.57)
    General Revenue - Other: $258,000 ($74.14)
    Fines and Forfeits: $257,000 ($73.85)
    Interest Earnings: $25,000 ($7.18)
    Donations From Private Sources: $13,000 ($3.74)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,286,000 ($944.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $338,000 ($97.13)
    Other: $138,000 ($39.66)
  • Tax - Property: $8,894,000 ($2555.75)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,122,000 ($322.41)
    Other License: $749,000 ($215.23)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $56,000 ($16.09)
    Public Utilities Sales: $35,000 ($10.06)

Cape May government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,080,000 ($5770.11)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,899,000 ($5718.10)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,650,000 ($761.49)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,469,000 ($709.48)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $16,345,000 ($4696.84)
    Beginning: $10,684,000 ($3070.11)

Cape May government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,098,000 ($2039.66)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,449,000 ($2140.52)

5.36% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($69,256 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.36%
New Jersey average:

5.43%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($247 average AGI)
Cape May County:

0.06%
New Jersey average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Atlantic County, NJ  0.84% ($55,545 average AGI)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.38% ($60,667)
from Camden County, NJ  0.37% ($97,832)


5.68% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($61,971 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.68%
New Jersey average:

6.14%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($260 average AGI)
Cape May County:

0.07%
New Jersey average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Atlantic County, NJ  0.92% ($47,930 average AGI)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.32% ($41,145)
to Gloucester County, NJ  0.21% ($61,798)
Businesses in Cape May, NJ
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1GNC1
Ben & Jerry's1Haagen-Dazs1
Burger King1T.J.Maxx1
Dairy Queen1U-Haul1
FedEx2UPS2

Strongest AM radio stations in Cape May:

  • WCMC (1230 AM; 1 kW; WILDWOOD, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJWL (900 AM; 11 kW; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cape May:

  • WDOX (106.7 FM; NORTH CAPE MAY, NJ; Owner: WJNN, INC.)
  • WCZT (98.7 FM; VILLAS, NJ; Owner: WZK, LLC)
  • WBNJ (93.1 FM; WILDWOOD CREST, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WWCJ (89.1 FM; CAPE MAY, NJ; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WGBZ (105.5 FM; CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WZXL (100.7 FM; WILDWOOD, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WNJZ (90.3 FM; CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WWZK (94.3 FM; AVALON, NJ; Owner: COASTAL BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WIXM (97.3 FM; MILLVILLE, NJ; Owner: MILLENNIUM ATLANTIC CITY II LICENSE HOLDCO, LLC)
  • WJNE (103.5 FM; BETHANY BEACH, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WXJN (105.9 FM; LEWES, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTKU (98.3 FM; OCEAN CITY, NJ; Owner: SOUTH JERSEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WGMD (92.7 FM; REHOBOTH BEACH, DE; Owner: RESORT BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WKOE (106.3 FM; OCEAN CITY, NJ; Owner: OCEAN COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WRTQ (91.3 FM; OCEAN CITY, NJ; Owner: TEMPLE U. OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WJSE (102.7 FM; PETERSBURG, NJ; Owner: PARINELLO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • W222AL (92.3 FM; CAPE MAY, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Cape May:

  • W05AX (Channel 5; CAPE MAY, NJ; Owner: WILDWOOD FIVE TELEVISION)
  • WMGM-TV (Channel 40; WILDWOOD, NJ; Owner: SOUTH JERSEY RADIO, INC.)
Cape May fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Cape May fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 269ft / 82.3mTotal length
  • $70,345,000Total costs
  • 65,939Total average daily traffic
  • 2,510Total average daily truck traffic
  • 79,145Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Cape May, NJ - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 41960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Cape May, NJ
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Cape May)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 59 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Cape May, NJ)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 58 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Cape May)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 18 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Cape May)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$311,00066$373,606200$334,3957$230,8570$0199$346,141
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$04$500,50015$382,4671$400,0000$016$399,813
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$05$386,00055$452,2183$237,3331$1,550,00047$459,426
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$07$267,71430$305,1332$77,5000$029$310,069
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$09$440,7780$00$07$336,000

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0220.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$314,5000$02$314,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$376,0000$01$376,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$135,0001$311,0002$223,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0220.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Cape May, NJ
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Cape May, NJ - Value

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Cape May, New Jersey:

  • The Mainstay Inn, 635 Columbia Ave, Cape May, New Jersey 08204 , Phone: (609) 884-8690, Fax: (609) 889-8033
  • Congress Hall Hotel, 251 Beach Ave, Cape May, New Jersey 08204 , Phone: (609) 884-8421, Fax: (609) 884-6567
  • The Virginia Hotel, 25 Jackson St, Cape May, New Jersey 08204 , Phone: (609) 884-5700, Fax: (609) 884-1236
  • La Mer Beachfront Inn, 1317 Beach Ave, Cape May, New Jersey 08204 , Phone: (609) 884-9000, Fax: (609) 889-5006
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Cape May, New Jersey
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cape May, NJ
  • 77.5%Utility gas
  • 17.8%Electricity
  • 2.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cape May, NJ
  • 46.9%Electricity
  • 44.9%Utility gas
  • 6.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Cape May compared to New Jersey state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Cape May on our top lists:

  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military ships (population 1,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military barracks, etc. (population 1,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #35 (08204) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most hotels or motels in 2005"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
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