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Middle township, NJ map Land area: 71.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 11.8 sq. mi.
Population: 16,405 (61% urban, 39% rural)
Males: 7,908  (48.2%)
Females: 8,497  (51.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 15,493 (12,795 owner occupied, 2,698 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

34%


Races in Middle township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 84.3%
  • Black: 10.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 1.4%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.1%
  • Two or more races: 1.4%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 39.8
Median age of females: 41.3

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Average household size: 2.58

Middle township:

2.6 people
New Jersey:

2.7 people

Average family size: 3.08

Estimated median household income in 2009: $50,114 ($41,533 in 1999)
This township:

$50,114
New Jersey:

$68,342

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $777 (lower quartile is $571, upper quartile is $1,029)
Here:

$777
State:

$962

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $255,424 (it was $105,000 in 2000)
Middle township:

$255,424
New Jersey:

$348,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $211,628 - $369,702

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $253,665
Here:

$253,665
State:

$429,197

Townhouses or other attached units: $306,559
Here:

$306,559
State:

$286,566

In 2-unit structures: $326,337
Here:

$326,337
State:

$397,697

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $348,508
Here:

$348,508
State:

$292,192

Mobile homes: $70,568
Here:

$70,568
State:

$53,584
Population density: 230 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

10.2%
Whole state:

8.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

3.2%
Whole state:

4.2%

Cities in this township include: Cape May Court House, Rio Grande, Whitesboro-Burleigh.


Click to draw/clear Middle township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Middle township: Goshen Landing (A), Avalon Yacht Club (B), Reubens Wharf (C), Cresthaven County Home (D), Cape May County Fire Academy (E), Middle Township Fire District 1 Station 2 (F), Green Creek Volunteer Fire Company 3 (G), Cape May County Fire Marshal's Office (H), Middle Township Fire District 1 Station 2 (I), Goshen Volunteer Fire Company (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Middle township include: Asbury Church (A), Saint Elizabeths Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: John Wesley Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and swamps: Pierces Point Pond (A), Little Sound (B), Pennsylvania Ponds (C), Clint Millpond (D), North Channel Pond (E), Miller Pond (F), Kay Pond (G), Little Sound Meadow (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Jug Creek (A), Josh Creek (B), Jonadab Creek (C), Holmes Creek (D), Gravelly Run (E), Gar Creek (F), Dias Creek (G), Deep Creek (H), Roaring Ditch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Middle township include: Cape May County Park (1), Beaver Swamp Fish and Wildlife Management Area (2), Dennis Creek Fish and Wildlife Management Area (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Sunray Beach (A), Cooks Beach (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 499 (61% naturalized citizens)

Middle township:  3.0%
State:  17.5%

64% of Middle township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 44% lived in New Jersey.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 9539
  • Northeast: 4932
  • Midwest: 201
  • South: 1032
  • West: 124

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $84,700

Middle township, New Jersey satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Middle township, New Jersey:

  • 578 people in nursing homes
  • 155 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 134 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,480
  • One, attached: 177
  • Two: 239
  • 3 or 4: 100
  • 5 to 9: 83
  • 10 to 19: 44
  • 20 to 49: 65
  • 50 or more: 14
  • Mobile homes: 1,308

Median worth of mobile homes: $31,700


Housing units in Middle township with a mortgage: 2,812 (245 second mortgage, 407 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,152

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 246
  • 1995 to 1998: 400
  • 1990 to 1994: 599
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,720
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,199
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,153
  • 1950 to 1959: 990
  • 1940 to 1949: 424
  • 1939 or earlier: 779

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Middle township, New Jersey:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 68
  • 3 rooms: 130
  • 4 rooms: 703
  • 5 rooms: 1,216
  • 6 rooms: 1,085
  • 7 rooms: 804
  • 8 rooms: 483
  • 9 or more rooms: 452

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Middle township, New Jersey:

  • 1 room: 22
  • 2 rooms: 77
  • 3 rooms: 128
  • 4 rooms: 327
  • 5 rooms: 209
  • 6 rooms: 183
  • 7 rooms: 64
  • 8 rooms: 39
  • 9 or more rooms: 19

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Middle township:

  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 232
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,313
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,597
  • 4 bedrooms: 664
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 128

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Middle township:

  • no bedroom: 35
  • 1 bedroom: 195
  • 2 bedrooms: 496
  • 3 bedrooms: 274
  • 4 bedrooms: 55
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 13

Cars and other vehicles available in Middle township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 239
  • 1 vehicle: 1,826
  • 2 vehicles: 2,075
  • 3 vehicles: 613
  • 4 vehicles: 164
  • 5 or more vehicles: 24

Cars and other vehicles available in Middle township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 199
  • 1 vehicle: 467
  • 2 vehicles: 315
  • 3 vehicles: 82
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Middle township:

  • Irish (16.6%)
  • German (14.6%)
  • Italian (13.6%)
  • United States or American (11.7%)
  • English (9.8%)
  • Polish (4.0%)
  • French (except Basque) (1.6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Philippines (16%)
  • Germany (13%)
  • United Kingdom (8%)
  • Greece (7%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Jamaica (5%)
  • Colombia (5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,803 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 573 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 109 (2%)
  • Railroad: 6 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 218 (3%)
  • Other means: 45 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 156 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (39%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

People in group quarters in Middle township, New Jersey:

  • 578 people in nursing homes
  • 155 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 134 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in other nonhousehold living situations

95.6% of residents of Middle township speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,496
  • In family households: 13,363 (3,133 male householders, 1,094 female householders)
    3,195 spouses, 4,882 children (4,554 natural, 170 adopted, 158 stepchildren), 327 grandchildren, 141 brothers or sisters, 122 parents, 254 other relatives, 215 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,133 (667 male householders (502 living alone)), 1,129 female householders (979 living alone)), 337 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 909 (846 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,801 2-persons, 875 3-persons, 912 4-persons, 396 5-persons, 165 6-persons, 78 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 1,481 1-person, 288 2-persons, 27 3-persons,

2,669 married couples with children.
933 single-parent households (207 men, 726 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 245
Here:

11.6%
New Jersey:

13.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 69
Here:

8.1%
New Jersey:

13.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 77
Here:

15.0%
New Jersey:

30.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Middle township:

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