Somers Point, New Jersey

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Population in 2017: 10,480 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -9.8%
 
Males: 4,839  (46.2%)
Females: 5,641  (53.8%)
Median resident age:

42.4 years
New Jersey median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 08244.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $59,371 (it was $42,222 in 2000)
Somers Point:

$59,371
NJ:

$80,088

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $32,550 (it was $22,229 in 2000)

Somers Point city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $215,535 (it was $120,500 in 2000)
Somers Point:

$215,535
NJ:

$334,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $237,415; detached houses: $240,358; townhouses or other attached units: $227,569; in 2-unit structures: $394,859; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $233,223; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $215,055

Median gross rent in 2017: $962.

March 2019 cost of living index in Somers Point: 101.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.8%
(8.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.7% for Black residents, 7.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 42.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Somers Point, NJ (2017)
    • 7,10767.5%White alone
    • 1,42313.5%Black alone
    • 1,37813.1%Hispanic
    • 4354.1%Asian alone
    • 810.8%Two or more races
    • 130.1%American Indian alone

Races in Somers Point detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Somers Point, New Jersey as of August 08, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Somers Point is 1,761 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Somers Point 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)
1
(8.7)
1
(8.8)
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)
3
(25.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(17.5)
1
(9.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(28.1)
1
(9.5)
3
(28.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
14
(119.1)
18
(153.7)
5
(43.4)
16
(141.0)
8
(70.7)
11
(96.5)
9
(83.1)
9
(83.0)
4
(37.0)
9
(83.5)
7
(65.1)
7
(65.6)
7
(66.6)
6
(57.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
27
(229.7)
23
(196.4)
32
(277.7)
33
(290.7)
28
(247.4)
35
(307.0)
26
(240.1)
19
(175.3)
24
(222.1)
15
(139.1)
20
(186.1)
25
(234.4)
13
(123.8)
5
(47.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
72
(612.4)
72
(614.9)
81
(703.0)
71
(625.5)
83
(733.5)
92
(806.9)
89
(821.7)
66
(608.9)
47
(434.9)
60
(556.5)
54
(502.5)
77
(721.9)
61
(580.7)
30
(287.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
250
(2,126)
231
(1,973)
220
(1,909)
292
(2,572)
320
(2,828)
330
(2,894)
301
(2,779)
275
(2,537)
249
(2,304)
273
(2,532)
229
(2,131)
173
(1,622)
192
(1,828)
209
(2,003)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(42.5)
7
(59.8)
2
(17.4)
6
(52.9)
6
(53.0)
3
(26.3)
4
(36.9)
10
(92.3)
5
(46.3)
1
(9.3)
3
(27.9)
10
(93.7)
17
(161.8)
7
(67.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(8.5)
4
(34.2)
5
(43.4)
4
(35.2)
4
(35.3)
1
(8.8)
2
(18.5)
4
(36.9)
3
(27.8)
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)233.4212.1219.8269.0239.4278.7252.0211.4181.8193.8179.4212.0179.1155.4

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Somers Point, NJ

Crime rate in Somers Point detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 31 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.30
New Jersey average:

3.55
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Ancestries: Italian (12.4%), Irish (9.2%), American (5.8%), German (4.8%), English (2.9%), Serbian (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 27 feet

Land area: 4.03 square miles.

Population density: 2,602 people per square mile   (average).

Somers Point, New Jersey map

1,155 residents are foreign born (4.3% Latin America, 3.6% Asia, 2.2% Europe).

This city:

11.0%
New Jersey:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $5,999 (2.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $5,708 (2.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Vineland, NJ (24.8 miles , pop. 56,271).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (55.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Linwood, NJ (1.6 miles ),
Ocean City, NJ (1.9 miles ),
Longport borough, NJ (2.0 miles ),
Northfield, NJ (2.1 miles ),
Margate City, NJ (2.3 miles ),
Ventnor City, NJ (2.6 miles ),
Pleasantville, NJ (2.6 miles ),
Corbin City, NJ (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 39.32 N, Longitude: 74.60 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +188 (+1.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,125 (20.8%)

Area code: 609

Distribution of median household income in Somers Point, NJ in 2017
Distribution of house value in Somers Point, NJ in 2017
Somers Point satellite photo by USGS

Somers Point tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $67,200
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $34,900
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $52,800
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $67,500
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $64,100
  • 2002: 56 buildings, average cost: $91,300
  • 2003: 59 buildings, average cost: $84,400
  • 2004: 33 buildings, average cost: $88,600
  • 2005: 22 buildings, average cost: $148,900
  • 2006: 21 buildings, average cost: $85,800
  • 2007: 17 buildings, average cost: $86,200
  • 2008: 16 buildings, average cost: $114,200
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $180,300
  • 2010: 12 buildings, average cost: $156,200
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $158,700
  • 2012: 13 buildings, average cost: $349,900
  • 2013: 15 buildings, average cost: $267,500
  • 2014: 14 buildings, average cost: $257,100
  • 2015: 8 buildings, average cost: $329,800
  • 2016: 8 buildings, average cost: $368,100
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $484,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Somers Point, NJ residents
Average permit cost in Somers Point, NJ
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.0%
New Jersey:

4.1%
Historical population in Somers Point, NJ
Historical housing units in Somers Point, NJ

Population change in the 1990s: +354 (+3.1%).
Most common industries in Somers Point, NJ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (13.7%)
  • Health care (13.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.3%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Construction (6.7%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (14.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (14.0%)
  • Construction (12.1%)
  • Public administration (7.7%)
  • Health care (6.1%)
  • Educational services (6.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (13.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.2%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.4%)
  • Social assistance (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Somers Point, NJ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (6.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.7%)
  • Registered nurses (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (6.5%)
  • Registered nurses (6.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Cashiers (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.9%)

Average climate in Somers Point, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Somers Point, New Jersey average temperatures Somers Point, New Jersey average precipitation Somers Point, New Jersey humidity Somers Point, New Jersey wind speed Somers Point, New Jersey snowfall Somers Point, New Jersey sunshine Somers Point, New Jersey clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 66.6. This is about average.

City:

66.6
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 4.88. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.88
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0866. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0866
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.27. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.27
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Somers Point-area historical tornado activity is below New Jersey state average. It is 55% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/21/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 29.7 miles away from the Somers Point city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/21/1987, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 2.4 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Somers Point-area historical earthquake activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 88% 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 103.5 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 102.2 miles away from the city 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 320.8 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 229.9 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 340.1 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 215.3 miles away from Somers Point 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 Atlantic County (30) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Hurricanes: 7, Snowstorms: 5, 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).
Somers Point topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Somers Point:

  • SHORE MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 100 MEDICAL CENTER WAY)
  • OCEAN POINT HEALTH CARE CENTER (555 BAY AVENUE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Somers Point:

  • LIBERTY LINWOOD DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; LINWOOD, NJ)
  • LINWOOD CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; LINWOOD, NJ)
  • SHORE MEM HOSP REGIONAL DIALYSIS UNIT (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; NORTHFIELD, NJ)
  • SHORES AT WESLEY MANOR, THE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; OCEAN CITY, NJ)
  • MEADOWVIEW NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; NORTHFIELD, NJ)
  • ATLANTIC CO HME ANNEX (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; NORTHFIELD, NJ)
  • OUR LADYS RESIDENCE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; PLEASANTVILLE, NJ)

Heliports located in Somers Point:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Somers Point:

  • Atlantic Cape Community College (about 11 miles; Mays Landing, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 5,392)
  • The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (about 13 miles; Galloway, NJ; FT enrollment: 8,360)
  • Cumberland County College (about 26 miles; Vineland, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Rowan University (about 39 miles; Glassboro, NJ; FT enrollment: 10,632)
  • Camden County College (about 40 miles; Blackwood, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,901)
  • Gloucester County College (about 43 miles; Sewell, NJ; FT enrollment: 5,490)
  • Burlington County College (about 45 miles; Pemberton, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,928)

Public high school in Somers Point:

  • CHARTER~TECH HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS (Location: 413 NEW ROAD, Grades: 9-12, Charter school)

Public elementary/middle schools in Somers Point:

Private elementary/middle school in Somers Point:

  • ST JOSEPH REGIONAL SCHOOL (Students: 530, Location: 11 HARBOR LN, Grades: PK-8)
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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Somers Point: Ocean Heights Station (A), Mutual Aid Emergency Services (B), Somers Point Fire Company 1 Station 1 Headquarters (C), Somers Point City Fire Company 1 Station 2 (D), Somers Point City Fire Department - Chief (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Mill Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Somers Point: John F Kennedy Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Somers Point Historical Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 745 Shore Rd), 1 Fast Ski Watercraft Performance (Tours & Charters; Egg Harbor Township Area), Dolfin Dock (Tours & Charters; 924 Bay Ave).

Hotels: Budget Inn (715 New Road), Harbor Inn Motel (431 Bay Av), Econo Lodge Somers Point (21 Macarthur Blvd), Owl Motel (901 West New York Avenue).

Birthplace of: Doug Colman - Football player and coach, Joshua Cohen (writer) - Short story writer, David Kagen - Film actor, Jason Lawrence - Motorcycle racer, Peter Erskine - musician.

Atlantic County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
New Jersey:

2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.7%
Whole state:

69.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.9%
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: 0.4% of all households
10 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Somers Point in 2000:

  • 139 people in nursing homes
  • 24 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Somers Point (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Somers Point Branch at Bethel Road & Route 9, branch established on 1927/01/01. 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
  • TD Bank, National Association: Somers Point Branch at Route 9 And Chapman Boulevard, branch established on 1994/11/12. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Cape Bank: Somers Point Branch at 199 New Road, branch established on 2002/09/19. 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
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Somers Point Branch at 500 New Road, branch established on 1953/06/25. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Sun National Bank: Somers Point Branch at 521 New Road, branch established on 1974/11/15. 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

For population 15 years and over in Somers Point:

Marital status in Somers Point, NJ
  • Never married: 39.0%
  • Now married: 38.5%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 15.0%

For population 25 years and over in Somers Point:

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
New Jersey average:

12.4

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Somers Point:

(Somers Point, New Jersey Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Somers Point, NJ (based on Atlantic County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic65,86723
Other16,57027
Evangelical Protestant13,661100
Mainline Protestant13,25057
Black Protestant6,32119
Orthodox1,5205
None157,360-
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: 68
Atlantic County:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 55
Atlantic County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Atlantic County:

0.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 311
Here:

11.52 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

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

10.0%
New Jersey:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.5%
New Jersey:

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

19.0%
New Jersey:

18.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.1%
New Jersey:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Somers Point:

45.7%
New Jersey:

47.4%

Average BMI:
Somers Point:

28.8
New Jersey:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Somers Point:

21.2%
New Jersey:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.3%
New Jersey:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Somers Point:

6.8
New Jersey:

6.8

Overweight people:
Somers Point:

34.7%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Somers Point:

55.3%
New Jersey:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Somers Point:

78.1%
State:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Somers Point, NJ Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 27$173,655$77,1802$4,601
Streets and Highways 7$40,647$69,6811$1,763
Solid Waste Management 6$26,559$53,1185$7,732
Other Government Administration 5$32,236$77,36610$10,860
Financial Administration 4$21,531$64,5933$4,683
Firefighters 4$21,947$65,84120$19,387
Sewerage 4$18,848$56,5440$0
Judicial and Legal 3$12,551$50,2041$1,789
Parks and Recreation 2$9,640$57,8400$0
Other and Unallocable 2$10,851$65,1068$7,272
Police - Other 1$4,012$48,1448$8,149
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 65$372,477$68,76558$66,236

Somers Point government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $391,000 ($37.31)
    Sewerage: $328,000 ($31.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $220,000 ($20.99)
    General Public Buildings: $33,000 ($3.15)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,840,000 ($270.99)
    Regular Highways: $981,000 ($93.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $861,000 ($82.16)
    Sewerage: $775,000 ($73.95)
    Central Staff Services: $733,000 ($69.94)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $469,000 ($44.75)
    General - Other: $430,000 ($41.03)
    Financial Administration: $407,000 ($38.84)
    General Public Buildings: $304,000 ($29.01)
    Local Fire Protection: $260,000 ($24.81)
    Parks and Recreation: $188,000 ($17.94)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $174,000 ($16.60)
    Health - Other: $16,000 ($1.53)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $413,000 ($39.41)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $1,126,000 ($107.44)
    Other - Libraries: $343,000 ($32.73)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $164,000 ($15.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $134,000 ($12.79)
    Police Protection: $119,000 ($11.35)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($0.38)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,000 ($0.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($0.19)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,819,000 ($555.25)

Somers Point government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,735,000 ($260.97)
    Other: $79,000 ($7.54)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $233,000 ($22.23)
    General Revenue - Other: $215,000 ($20.52)
    Donations From Private Sources: $165,000 ($15.74)
    Rents: $70,000 ($6.68)
    Interest Earnings: $21,000 ($2.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $967,000 ($92.27)
    Highways: $410,000 ($39.12)
    Other: $378,000 ($36.07)
    Health and Hospitals: $15,000 ($1.43)
  • Tax - Property: $11,131,000 ($1062.12)
    Other License: $338,000 ($32.25)
    Other Selective Sales: $167,000 ($15.94)
    Public Utilities Sales: $50,000 ($4.77)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $24,000 ($2.29)

Somers Point government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,845,000 ($1034.83)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,360,000 ($893.13)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,485,000 ($141.70)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $3,080,000 ($293.89)
    Beginning: $2,535,000 ($241.89)

Somers Point government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $149,000 ($14.22)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,817,000 ($745.90)

3.59% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($53,377 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.59%
New Jersey average:

5.43%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($274 average AGI)
Atlantic County:

0.02%
New Jersey average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Camden County, NJ  0.39% ($56,594 average AGI)
from Cape May County, NJ  0.34% ($47,930)
from Cumberland County, NJ  0.31% ($38,612)


5.14% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($53,345 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.14%
New Jersey average:

6.14%

0.20% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,685 average AGI)
Atlantic County:

0.20%
New Jersey average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Camden County, NJ  0.44% ($89,070 average AGI)
to Cape May County, NJ  0.31% ($55,545)
to Cumberland County, NJ  0.27% ($35,234)
Businesses in Somers Point, NJ
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Marriott1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets2
CVS1Payless1
Curves1Pier 1 Imports1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Dunkin Donuts1Rite Aid1
Econo Lodge1Sears1
Fashion Bug1Staples1
FedEx1Starbucks1
GNC1T-Mobile2
GameStop1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Kmart1UPS4
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Somers Point:

  • WIBG (1020 AM; daytime; 2 kW; OCEAN CITY/SOMERS PO, NJ; Owner: ENRICO S. BRANCADORA)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WOND (1400 AM; 1 kW; PLEASANTVILLE, NJ; Owner: SOUTH JERSEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WMID (1340 AM; 1 kW; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WKXW (1450 AM; 1 kW; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: MILLENNIUM ATLANTIC CITY LICENSE HOLDCO, LLC)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Somers Point:

  • WXGN (90.5 FM; EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NJ; Owner: JOY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMGM (103.7 FM; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: SOUTH JERSEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WIXM (97.3 FM; MILLVILLE, NJ; Owner: MILLENNIUM ATLANTIC CITY II LICENSE HOLDCO, LLC)
  • WTTH (96.1 FM; MARGATE CITY, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WKOE (106.3 FM; OCEAN CITY, NJ; Owner: OCEAN COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WRTQ (91.3 FM; OCEAN CITY, NJ; Owner: TEMPLE U. OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WFPG-FM (96.9 FM; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: MILLENNIUM ATLANTIC CITY LICENSE HOLDCO, LLC)
  • WTKU (98.3 FM; OCEAN CITY, NJ; Owner: SOUTH JERSEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WZBZ (99.3 FM; PLEASANTVILLE, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WAYV (95.1 FM; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WJSE (102.7 FM; PETERSBURG, NJ; Owner: PARINELLO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WPUR (107.3 FM; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: MILLENNIUM ATLANTIC CITY LICENSE HOLDCO, LLC)
  • WOJZ (104.9 FM; EGG HARBOR CITY, NJ; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF EGG HARBOR LICENSEE, L.L.C.)
  • WNJN-FM (89.7 FM; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BCSNTG AUTHORITY)
  • WZXL (100.7 FM; WILDWOOD, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WNJS-FM (88.1 FM; BERLIN, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WWZK (94.3 FM; AVALON, NJ; Owner: COASTAL BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WAJM (88.9 FM; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: ATLANTIC CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WGBZ (105.5 FM; CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WLFR (91.7 FM; POMONA, NJ; Owner: STOCKTON STATE COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Somers Point:

  • WQAV-LP (Channel 34; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: ASIAVISION, INC.)
  • W07CE (Channel 7; ATLANTIC CITY, ETC., NJ; Owner: SOUTH JERSEY RADIO, INC.)
  • W60CX (Channel 60; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WWSI (Channel 62; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: HISPANIC BROADCASTERS OF PHILADELPHIA, L.L.C.)
  • WUVP (Channel 65; VINELAND, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION PHILADELPHIA LLC)
  • WMGM-TV (Channel 40; WILDWOOD, NJ; Owner: SOUTH JERSEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WMCN-TV (Channel 53; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: LENFEST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WNJS (Channel 23; CAMDEN, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WPSJ-LP (Channel 8; HAMMONTON, ETC., NJ; Owner: ENGLE BROADCASTING)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Somers Point fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 27Number of bridges
  • 1,424ft / 434mTotal length
  • $29,377,000Total costs
  • 394,312Total average daily traffic
  • 9,561Total average daily truck traffic
  • 375,861Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Somers Point, NJ - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 131950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Somers Point, NJ

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Somers Point, NJ)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3
  • Decatur And Bay Ave (Lat: 39.305667 Lon: -74.585722), Type: Building, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: KVL853,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 2.09790 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 2.18340 MHz, 4.12640 MHz, Grant Date: 05/10/1999, Expiration Date: 05/10/2004, Cancellation Date: 07/11/2004, Registrant: Cape Island Yacht Sales & Marina, Decatur And Bay Ave, Somers Point, NJ 08244
  • Rt Us 52 Ship Channel Bridge (Lat: 39.305667 Lon: -74.597389), Type: Building, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: WHD816,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.650 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 02/12/2011, Expiration Date: 05/06/2021, Registrant: New Jersey Dept Of Transportation, 999 Parkway Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08625, Phone: (609) 530-2699, Fax: (609) 530-2272, Email:
  • 830 Bay Avenue (Lat: 39.317611 Lon: -74.602389), Type: Building, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WRD593, Licensee ID: L00004376,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 02/21/2002, Expiration Date: 05/06/2012, Cancellation Date: 07/07/2012, Registrant: Mayer Marine, 830 Bay Ave, Somers Point, NJ 08244

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Somers Point)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
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)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED29$208,10350$203,040220$194,71811$61,90958$240,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$228,5002$213,50025$195,2801$25,0007$257,857
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$173,33311$201,00091$203,78010$59,80018$192,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$183,0005$244,80055$202,1094$137,50011$265,545
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$238,0000$017$201,2350$03$187,667

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0127.01 , 0127.02, 0128.01, 0128.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$176,3333$195,0001$169,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$271,0004$222,2501$280,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$203,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$334,0000$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0127.01 , 0127.02, 0128.01, 0128.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Somers Point, NJ
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Somers Point, NJ - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 38. The highest number of fires - 69 took place in 2005, and the least - 20 in 2013. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Somers Point, NJ When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (44.9%), and Outside Fires (37.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Somers Point, NJ
    • 25744.9%Structure Fires
    • 21737.9%Outside Fires
    • 7012.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 295.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Somers Point, NJ

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Somers Point, New Jersey:

  • Sonesta ES Suites, 900 Mays Lndg Rd, Somers Point, New Jersey 08244 , Phone: (609) 927-6400, Fax: (609) 926-0145
  • Econo Lodge, 21 Macarthur Blvd, Somers Point, New Jersey 08244 , Phone: (609) 927-3220
  • Economy Motel, 15 Macarthur Blvd, Somers Point, New Jersey 08244 , Phone: (609) 927-2514, Fax: (609) 926-3156
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Somers Point, New Jersey
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Somers Point, NJ
  • 87.3%Utility gas
  • 7.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.3%Electricity
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Somers Point, NJ
  • 71.2%Utility gas
  • 26.5%Electricity
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Other fuel


Somers Point compared to New Jersey state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Somers Point on our top lists:

  • #46 on the list of "Top 100 cities with strongest arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services industries (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: arts, entertainment, and recreation (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: arts, entertainment, and recreation (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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