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Cape May County

Population in 2010: 2,134. Population change since 2000: +2.2%
Males: 1,049  (49.2%)
Females: 1,085  (50.8%)

Median resident age:  44.4 years
New Jersey median age:  0.0 years

Zip codes: 08204, 08242.

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Estimated median household income in 2011: $64,506 (it was $64,261 in 2000)
Erma:

$64,506
New Jersey:

$67,458
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $29,068

Erma CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $242,033 (it was $114,000 in 2000)
Erma:

$242,033
New Jersey:

$324,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $304,261; Detached houses: $317,306; Townhouses or other attached units: $257,576; In 2-unit structures: $221,597; Mobile homes: $76,864

Median gross rent in 2011: $1,333.

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  • White alone - 1,881 (91.5%)
  • Black alone - 78 (3.8%)
  • Asian alone - 34 (1.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 32 (1.6%)
  • Hispanic - 23 (1.1%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Erma: 101.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Recent posts about Erma, New Jersey on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. Erma is mentioned 12 times on our forum:
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Ancestries: Irish (25.3%), English (22.7%), Italian (12.7%), German (10.6%), Swedish (4.0%), Polish (3.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 3.35 square miles.

Population density: 637 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Erma:

  • High school or higher: 79.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 11.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Erma CDP:

  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 53.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

109 residents are foreign born (3.3% Europe, 0.8% Latin America).

This place:  5.3%
New Jersey:  20.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $3,421 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $3,758 (1.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Vineland, NJ (33.7 miles , pop. 56,271).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (70.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Rio Grande, NJ (1.0 miles ), Whitesboro-Burleigh, NJ (1.7 miles ), Villas, NJ (1.7 miles ), Wildwood Crest borough, NJ (1.8 miles ), West Wildwood borough, NJ (1.9 miles ), Diamond Beach, NJ (1.9 miles ), North Cape May, NJ (1.9 miles ), Wildwood, NJ (2.0 miles ).

Latitude: 39.00 N, Longitude: 74.89 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 609

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.4%
New Jersey:

8.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (20%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Other services, except public administration (16%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (11%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Erma-area historical tornado activity is slightly below New Jersey state average. It is 36% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/1956, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 17.4 miles away from the Erma place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/31/1992, a category F2 tornado 29.2 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Erma-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below New Jersey state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 48.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/9/1992 at 08:50:45, a magnitude 3.1 (3.0 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 98.5 miles away from Erma center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cape May County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzards: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Tropical Depression: 1, Flood: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in Erma, NJ

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Erma:

  • Cumberland County College (about 32 miles; Vineland, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 2,365)
  • Atlantic Cape Community College (about 34 miles; Mays Landing, NJ; FT enrollment: 4,003)
  • Delaware Technical and Community College-Owens (about 35 miles; Georgetown, DE; FT enrollment: 2,382)
  • The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (about 37 miles; Pomona, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,255)
  • Delaware State University (about 37 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 3,113)
  • Rowan University (about 51 miles; Glassboro, NJ; FT enrollment: 8,650)
  • Camden County College (about 55 miles; Blackwood, NJ; FT enrollment: 8,529)

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Cape May County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Erma and their reported violations in the past:

WA WA STORE #316 (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 7.6%
(6.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.6% for Black residents, 26.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 30.8% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
New Jersey:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.6%
Whole state:  69.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.8%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Erma, NJ

6 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
6 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Erma compared to New Jersey state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Erma travel time to work - commute


Erma mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (66%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Erma (based on Cape May County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.46%
Here46.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEpiscopal ChurchJewish
Adherents68.0%10.8%4.5%3.3%3.2%
Congregations17.6%29.4%7.1%7.1%1.2%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAPresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents2.3%2.1%1.4%1.4%3.0%
Congregations5.9%4.7%5.9%2.4%18.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 38
Here:

3.94 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

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

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
This county:

1.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 238
Cape May County:

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:
Here:

25.1%
State:

23.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.6%
New Jersey:

18.0%

5.80% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($60,114 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.80%
New Jersey average:

6.12%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($338 average AGI)
Cape May County:

0.10%
New Jersey average:

0.14%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Atlantic County, NJ  0.85% ($46,122 average AGI)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.55% ($57,876)
from Camden County, NJ  0.42% ($68,377)


6.64% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($57,154 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.64%
New Jersey average:

6.89%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($352 average AGI)
Cape May County:

0.07%
New Jersey average:

0.09%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Atlantic County, NJ  1.52% ($54,812 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, NJ  0.44% ($49,600)
to Camden County, NJ  0.32% ($47,339)

Strongest AM radio stations in Erma:

  • WCMC (1230 AM; 1 kW; WILDWOOD, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WJWL (900 AM; 11 kW; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • 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.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WIBG (1020 AM; daytime; 2 kW; OCEAN CITY/SOMERS PO, NJ; Owner: ENRICO S. BRANCADORA)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Erma:

  • WBNJ (93.1 FM; WILDWOOD CREST, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WCZT (98.7 FM; VILLAS, NJ; Owner: WZK, LLC)
  • WWCJ (89.1 FM; CAPE MAY, NJ; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WDOX (106.7 FM; NORTH CAPE MAY, NJ; Owner: WJNN, INC.)
  • W222AL (92.3 FM; CAPE MAY, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WGBZ (105.5 FM; CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WNJZ (90.3 FM; CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WZXL (100.7 FM; WILDWOOD, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • 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)
  • WTKU (98.3 FM; OCEAN CITY, NJ; Owner: SOUTH JERSEY RADIO, INC.)
  • 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.)

TV broadcast stations around Erma:

  • W05AX (Channel 5; CAPE MAY, NJ; Owner: WILDWOOD FIVE TELEVISION)
  • WMGM-TV (Channel 40; WILDWOOD, NJ; Owner: SOUTH JERSEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WMCN-TV (Channel 53; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: LENFEST BROADCASTING, LLC)


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Airport Security Bldg Breakwater Rd (Lat: 39.007333 Lon: -74.905722), Call Sign: WYC503
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.085 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/05/2003, Expiration Date: 09/27/2013
    Registrant: County Of Cape May, 4 Moore Road, Cape May Courthouse, NJ 08210, Phone: (609) 465-1035, Fax: (609) 465-1418, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KB2STV, Licensee ID: L00944093
    Grant Date: 11/23/2004, Expiration Date: 11/21/2014, Certifier: Richard H Parker
    Registrant: Richard H Parker, 13 Trotter Way, Erma, NJ 08204
  • Call Sign: N2WSY, Licensee ID: L00733187
    Grant Date: 08/21/2003, Expiration Date: 10/05/2013, Certifier: John Armbruster Sr
    Registrant: John Armbruster Sr, 737 Shunpike Rd, Erma, NJ 08204
  • Call Sign: WA2BLN
    Grant Date: 09/14/1995, Expiration Date: 09/14/2005, Cancellation Date: 09/15/2007
    Registrant: Albert R Naramore, 633 Shun Pike Rd, Erma, NJ 08204
  • Call Sign: KD2ALO, Licensee ID: L01647222
    Grant Date: 06/27/2011, Expiration Date: 06/27/2021, Certifier: Kurt K Hughes
    Registrant: Kurt K Hughes, 933 Towerview Rd, Erma, NJ 08204



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$250,09812$314,40740$230,9163$120,82726$287,4751$33,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$02$171,2104$280,2380$03$305,1800$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$04$465,89318$292,6531$13,04011$361,7550$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$225,2702$407,6208$249,0450$04$290,0180$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$172,9200$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0217.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$212,135
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0217.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 27
  • Hazardous Condition: 46
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Erma


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Erma on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 100 low-educated but high-earning cities"
  • #40 (08204) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most hotels or motels in 2005"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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