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Cape May County, New Jersey (NJ)

County population in 2019: 92,039 (83% urban, 17% rural); it was 102,326 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 19,314
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 10,841
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 31,299
Renter-occupied apartments: 10,657 (it was 10,849 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

35%

Land area: 255 sq. mi.

Water area: 365.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 361 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Cape May County: 101.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (25.6%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (16.1%), Construction (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 69%
  • Government: 25%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Cape May County, NJ (2019)
    • 77,89584.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7,4008.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4,1204.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,5431.7%Two or more races
    • 8751.0%Asian alone
    • 1300.1%Some other race alone
    • 180.02%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

50.5 years
New Jersey median age:

40.2 years
Males: 44,588  (48.4%)
Females: 47,451  (51.6%)
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Average household size:
Cape May County:

2.0 people
New Jersey:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $69,980 ($41,591 in 1999)
This county:

$69,980
New Jersey:

$85,751

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $1,041 (lower quartile is $817, upper quartile is $1,263)
This county:

$1041
State:

$1228


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $320,900 (it was $138,000 in 2000)
Cape May:

$320,900
New Jersey:

$348,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $228,500 - $481,900

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $464,792
Here:

$464,792
State:

$433,865

Townhouses or other attached units: $532,081
Here:

$532,081
State:

$299,752

In 2-unit structures: $538,259
Here:

$538,259
State:

$377,644

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $490,076
Here:

$490,076
State:

$336,923

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $437,109
Here:

$437,109
State:

$336,746

Mobile homes: $148,581
Here:

$148,581
State:

$77,853

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,895
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $771

Institutionalized population: 1,132
Cape May County, NJ map from a distance

Health of residents in Cape May County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
73.7% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
54.2% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
82.8% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
75.5% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 198 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 156 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 491 buildings, average cost: $105,300
  • 1998: 619 buildings, average cost: $120,800
  • 1999: 732 buildings, average cost: $117,900
  • 2000: 791 buildings, average cost: $125,400
  • 2001: 832 buildings, average cost: $130,300
  • 2002: 814 buildings, average cost: $142,500
  • 2003: 1099 buildings, average cost: $153,300
  • 2004: 1101 buildings, average cost: $167,300
  • 2005: 1125 buildings, average cost: $212,700
  • 2006: 774 buildings, average cost: $245,500
  • 2007: 625 buildings, average cost: $268,600
  • 2008: 379 buildings, average cost: $295,200
  • 2009: 266 buildings, average cost: $283,900
  • 2010: 284 buildings, average cost: $305,800
  • 2011: 317 buildings, average cost: $308,700
  • 2012: 332 buildings, average cost: $309,200
  • 2013: 468 buildings, average cost: $282,200
  • 2014: 447 buildings, average cost: $383,700
  • 2015: 453 buildings, average cost: $341,300
  • 2016: 479 buildings, average cost: $342,700
  • 2017: 542 buildings, average cost: $355,200
  • 2018: 449 buildings, average cost: $401,700
  • 2019: 552 buildings, average cost: $425,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Cape May, NJ residents
Average permit cost in Cape May, NJ
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $4,674 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $4,558 (1.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Cape May, NJ in 2019
Distribution of house value in Cape May, NJ in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Cape May, NJ in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.8%
Cape May County:

8.8%
New Jersey:

9.2%
(8.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.1% for Black residents, 23.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.6% for other race residents, 13.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 50.5 years old
(Males: 48.3 years old, Females: 52.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 54.1 years old, Black residents: 48.5 years old, American Indian residents: 24.3 years old, Asian residents: 34.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 33.1 years old, Other race residents: 42.1 years old)

Area name: Ocean City, NJ MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cape May County is $636 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $800 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1048 a month.

Cities in this county include: Ocean City, Villas, Wildwood, North Wildwood, Cape May Court House, Cape May, Wildwood Crest, North Cape May, Sea Isle City, Woodbine.

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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Neighboring counties: Carroll County, Maryland , Chaffee County, Colorado , Grand County, Utah , Garrett County, Maryland , Clermont County, Ohio , Talbot County, Maryland , Monroe County, Indiana , Scioto County, Ohio .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

13.7%
New Jersey:

9.9%

Unemployment by year in Cape May, NJ
County total employment by year in Cape May, NJ
County average yearly wages by year in Cape May, NJ

Current college students: 3,466
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 32.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,440 (29.2% naturalized citizens)

Cape May County:

4.8%
Whole state:

23.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 7302010 or later
  • 1,3952000 to 2009
  • 9191990 to 1999
  • 4911980 to 1989
  • 4701970 to 1979
  • 1,469Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 72.2%

Cape May County marital status for males Cape May County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 51,951
  • One, attached: 24,264
  • Two: 6,569
  • 3 or 4: 3,997
  • 5 to 9: 3,097
  • 10 to 19: 1,827
  • 20 to 49: 2,525
  • 50 or more: 2,606
  • Mobile homes: 2,794

Housing units in Cape May County with a mortgage: 17,380 (200 second mortgage, 1,584 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 13,153

Here:

56.7% with mortgage
State:

65.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cape May County

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-
Cape May County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 38
Cape May County:

3.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 29
This county:

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.
New Jersey:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 238
This county:

24.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Cape May County:

10.0%
New Jersey:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Cape May County:

25.1%
State:

23.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.6%
State:

18.0%

Agriculture in Cape May County:

Average size of farms: 51 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $57,110
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $2768.19
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 83.91%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 4.36%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $32,010
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 38.73%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 45.41%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $31,825
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.32%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.85
Soybeans for beans: 400 harvested acres
Vegetables: 395 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 28 acres

Earthquake activity:

Cape May County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Jersey state average. It is 68% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 188.4 miles away from Cape May County center
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 108.2 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/2017 at 21:47:31, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 34.8 miles away from the county center
On 1/15/2019 at 23:30:48, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 161.1 miles away from the county 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 107.1 miles away from Cape May County 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 240.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New Jersey Tropical Storm Isaias, Incident Period: August 4, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4574-NJ: December 11, 2020, FEMA Id: 4574, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • New Jersey Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4488-NJ: March 25, 2020, FEMA Id: 4488, Natural disaster type: Other
  • New Jersey Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 22, 2016 to January 24, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4264: March 14, 2016, FEMA Id: 4264, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • New Jersey Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3354: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3354, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4086: October 30, 2012, FEMA Id: 4086, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Severe Storm, Incident Period: October 29, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4048: November 30, 2011, FEMA Id: 4048, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • New Jersey Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 27, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4021: August 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 4021, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3332: August 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3332, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 26, 2010 to December 27, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1954: February 04, 2011, FEMA Id: 1954, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • New Jersey Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2010 to April 15, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1897: April 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 1897, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 19 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Cape May County (29) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
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, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 3 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Cape May

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 32,800 (78.3%)
  • Carpooled: 3,411 (8.1%)
  • Bus: 632 (1.5%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 38 (0.1%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 15 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 6 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 393 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 697 (1.7%)
  • Walked: 2,106 (5.0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,777 (4.2%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (25%)
  • Egypt (4%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • India (4%)
  • Italy (4%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Philippines (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Cape May County


  • Irish (19%)
  • Italian (15%)
  • German (8%)
  • American (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • Polish (5%)
  • European (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Cape May County, New Jersey in 2000:

  • 1,071 people in nursing homes
  • 570 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 320 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 174 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 134 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 129 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 97 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 50 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 34 people in religious group quarters
  • 33 people in military ships
  • 32 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally ill

People in group quarters in Cape May County, New Jersey in 2010:

  • 868 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 678 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 477 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 248 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 112 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 102 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 76 people in military ships
  • 28 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 23 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 7 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $68,528.

5.36% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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%

2.58% relocated from other counties in New Jersey ($36,255 average AGI)
2.72% relocated from other states ($32,754 average AGI)
Cape May County:

2.72%
New Jersey average:

2.27%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from Gloucester County, NJ  0.32% ($84,326)
from Cumberland County, NJ  0.28% ($47,823)
from Burlington County, NJ  0.24% ($132,747)
from Delaware County, PA  0.21% ($56,619)


5.68% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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%

2.14% relocated to other counties in New Jersey ($19,843 average AGI)
3.47% relocated to other states ($41,867 average AGI)
Cape May County:

3.47%
New Jersey average:

2.98%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
to Camden County, NJ  0.20% ($49,531)
to Cumberland County, NJ  0.19% ($43,169)
to Burlington County, NJ  0.17% ($84,348)
to Montgomery County, PA  0.14% ($49,898)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.8
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 5.2

Births per 1000 population in Cape May County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 13.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Cape May County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Cape May County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cape May County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Cape May County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cape May County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cape May County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cape May County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Cape May County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 22,379 (19,482 aged, 2,897 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,764 (14%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Cape May County, New Jersey in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (3,353)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,818)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,240)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,021)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (739)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (640)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (629)
  • Unspecified dementia (576)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (575)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (527)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.99
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10,119
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 206
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 40,354

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 781
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,256
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 26

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 44
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 243

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 21
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 95.3. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 34.1
  • Suffocation - 34.1
  • Other - 27.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 92,039
  • Male householders: 19,707 (4,965 living alone), Female householders: 21,232 (7,189 living alone)
  • 21,862 spouses (21,818 opposite-sex spouses), 2,718 unmarried partners, (2,685 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 18,860 children (18,021 natural, 379 adopted, 460 stepchildren), 3,141 grandchildren, 356 brothers or sisters, 367 parents, 38 foster children, 950 other relatives, 385 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 2,423

Size of family households: 13,863 2-persons, 6,083 3-persons, 3,674 4-persons, 1,848 5-persons, 857 6-persons, 467 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 12,154 1-person, 1,908 2-persons, 85 4-persons.

10,330 married couples with children.
2,433 single-parent households (169 men, 2,264 women).

91.7% of residents of Cape May speak English at home.
5.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 26% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (69% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $730,159,000 ($7,247 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $32,671,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $337,936,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $203,326,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,249,000
Federal grants: $82,992,000
Federal procurement contracts: $36,005,000 ($19,034,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $68,651,000 ($5,406,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $10,193,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $44,377,000
Federal Government insurance: $7,712,446,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 5,232
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,819
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +305
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+33 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,595
Here -16 per 1000 residents
State -22 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Cape May County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 12.45 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.0

Year house built in Cape May County, New Jersey
  • Year house built in Cape May County, New Jersey
  • 3,9042014 or later
  • 2,8502010 to 2013
  • 14,6852000 to 2009
  • 8,9391990 to 1999
  • 15,4861980 to 1989
  • 14,8871970 to 1979
  • 9,5281960 to 1969
  • 10,3891950 to 1959
  • 3,9301940 to 1949
  • 15,0321939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cape May County, New Jersey
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cape May County, New Jersey
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cape May County, New Jersey
  • 161 room
  • 2532 rooms
  • 5733 rooms
  • 2,6414 rooms
  • 5,2455 rooms
  • 7,0526 rooms
  • 5,2547 rooms
  • 3,6728 rooms
  • 5,8279+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cape May County, New Jersey
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cape May County, New Jersey
  • 6561 room
  • 5292 rooms
  • 1,1383 rooms
  • 2,3634 rooms
  • 3,0595 rooms
  • 1,4126 rooms
  • 8567 rooms
  • 2178 rooms
  • 1769+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cape May County, New Jersey
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Cape May County, New Jersey
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Cape May County, New Jersey
  • 124no bedroom
  • 1,0861 bedroom
  • 4,3372 bedrooms
  • 15,3573 bedrooms
  • 6,8764 bedrooms
  • 2,7535+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cape May County, New Jersey
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cape May County, New Jersey
  • 743no bedroom
  • 1,6781 bedroom
  • 4,3772 bedrooms
  • 2,7613 bedrooms
  • 8474 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Cape May County, New Jersey in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Cape May County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Cape May County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 865no vehicle
  • 10,6891 vehicle
  • 12,2502 vehicles
  • 4,4583 vehicles
  • 1,7584 vehicles
  • 5135+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Cape May County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Cape May County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 3,090no vehicle
  • 3,9031 vehicle
  • 3,0422 vehicles
  • 3323 vehicles
  • 394 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

88.6% of Cape May County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 43% lived in New Jersey.

Cape May County:

88.6%
State average:

89.8%

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

  • This state: 47,846
  • Other state: 38,447
  • Northeast: 31,439
  • Midwest: 1,781
  • South: 3,947
  • West: 1,280
Year householders moved into unit in Cape May County, NJ
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cape May County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 66.6%Utility gas
  • 17.3%Electricity
  • 6.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 0.7%Solar energy
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.1%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 49.3%Utility gas
  • 37.2%Electricity
  • 6.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.8%Other fuel
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 252
Here:

3.4%
New Jersey:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 151
Here:

5.0%
New Jersey:

12.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 944
Here:

44.0%
New Jersey:

26.8%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Cape May County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $7,774,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $10,060,000
    Other: $8,833,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $3,384,000
    Parks and Recreation: $411,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $230,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $53,396,000
    Regular Highways: $30,621,000
    Correctional Institutions: $20,764,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $522,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $51,358,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $30,877,000
    Health - Other: $17,131,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $10,894,000
    Libraries: $9,564,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,963,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,574,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,555,000
    Police Protection: $7,027,000
    General Public Buildings: $5,003,000
    Regular Highways: $4,538,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,213,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,167,000
    Financial Administration: $1,427,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,353,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $71,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $909,000
    General - Other: $102,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $10,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $13,503,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,950,000
    Gas Utilities: $95,000
    Sewerage: $41,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $120,970,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $88,000,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,000,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,030,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,176,000
    Interest Earnings: $364,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $503,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $110,163,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $97,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $6,842,000
    Highways: $6,663,000
    Other: $4,221,000
    Education: $2,396,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,206,000
    Transit Utilities: $711,000
    General Local Government Support: $641,000
    Housing and Community Development: $36,000
  • Tax - Property: $121,409,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,776,000

Cape May County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $7,774,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $10,060,000
    Other: $8,833,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $3,384,000
    Parks and Recreation: $411,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $230,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $53,396,000
    Regular Highways: $30,621,000
    Correctional Institutions: $20,764,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $522,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $51,358,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $30,877,000
    Health - Other: $17,131,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $10,894,000
    Libraries: $9,564,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,963,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,574,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,555,000
    Police Protection: $7,027,000
    General Public Buildings: $5,003,000
    Regular Highways: $4,538,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,213,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,167,000
    Financial Administration: $1,427,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,353,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $71,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $909,000
    General - Other: $102,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $10,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $13,503,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,950,000
    Gas Utilities: $95,000
    Sewerage: $41,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $120,970,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $88,000,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,000,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,030,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,176,000
    Interest Earnings: $364,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $503,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $110,163,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $97,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $6,842,000
    Highways: $6,663,000
    Other: $4,221,000
    Education: $2,396,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,206,000
    Transit Utilities: $711,000
    General Local Government Support: $641,000
    Housing and Community Development: $36,000
  • Tax - Property: $121,409,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,776,000

Cape May County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $7,774,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $10,060,000
    Other: $8,833,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $3,384,000
    Parks and Recreation: $411,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $230,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $53,396,000
    Regular Highways: $30,621,000
    Correctional Institutions: $20,764,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $522,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $51,358,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $30,877,000
    Health - Other: $17,131,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $10,894,000
    Libraries: $9,564,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,963,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,574,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,555,000
    Police Protection: $7,027,000
    General Public Buildings: $5,003,000
    Regular Highways: $4,538,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,213,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,167,000
    Financial Administration: $1,427,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,353,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $71,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $909,000
    General - Other: $102,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $10,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $13,503,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,950,000
    Gas Utilities: $95,000
    Sewerage: $41,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $120,970,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $88,000,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,000,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,030,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,176,000
    Interest Earnings: $364,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $503,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $110,163,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $97,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $6,842,000
    Highways: $6,663,000
    Other: $4,221,000
    Education: $2,396,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,206,000
    Transit Utilities: $711,000
    General Local Government Support: $641,000
    Housing and Community Development: $36,000
  • Tax - Property: $121,409,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,776,000

Cape May County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $7,774,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $10,060,000
    Other: $8,833,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $3,384,000
    Parks and Recreation: $411,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $230,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $53,396,000
    Regular Highways: $30,621,000
    Correctional Institutions: $20,764,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $522,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $51,358,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $30,877,000
    Health - Other: $17,131,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $10,894,000
    Libraries: $9,564,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,963,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,574,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,555,000
    Police Protection: $7,027,000
    General Public Buildings: $5,003,000
    Regular Highways: $4,538,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,213,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,167,000
    Financial Administration: $1,427,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,353,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $71,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $909,000
    General - Other: $102,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $10,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $13,503,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,950,000
    Gas Utilities: $95,000
    Sewerage: $41,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $120,970,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $88,000,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,000,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,030,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,176,000
    Interest Earnings: $364,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $503,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $110,163,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $97,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $6,842,000
    Highways: $6,663,000
    Other: $4,221,000
    Education: $2,396,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,206,000
    Transit Utilities: $711,000
    General Local Government Support: $641,000
    Housing and Community Development: $36,000
  • Tax - Property: $121,409,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,776,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,491
  • Number of aged recipients: 124
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,367
  • Number of recipients under 18: 199
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,051
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 241
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 611
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 620
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 24 full tracts)
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)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED243$220,1031,912$324,7785,371$287,342287$135,2064$527,7504,644$332,85238$84,158
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$210,000120$316,767423$294,62426$105,0771$500,000351$332,6383$78,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED54$221,722263$287,7531,847$294,736191$104,2093$796,6671,085$333,11316$71,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN38$219,658233$323,1851,116$272,46050$178,9800$0714$324,2454$165,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS12$183,66747$320,596251$349,1479$112,0000$0157$413,5670$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 24 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED57$270,22846$286,28356$284,089
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED25$303,96012$297,58315$305,533
APPLICATIONS DENIED17$284,47119$295,89514$261,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$281,3330$04$323,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$272,4003$196,3332$174,500
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Cape May, NJ
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Cape May, NJ - Value
Most common first names in Cape May County, NJ among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,60174.9 years
William1,35674.7 years
Mary1,20780.8 years
Joseph97274.3 years
James83773.3 years
George78775.2 years
Charles75875.1 years
Robert72872.9 years
Margaret71179.7 years
Anna68782.0 years
Most common last names in Cape May County, NJ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith37277.3 years
Brown21376.6 years
Miller18677.4 years
Johnson17776.3 years
Jones16175.5 years
Moore13275.8 years
Taylor12977.1 years
Williams11672.3 years
Kelly11573.3 years
Wilson11576.9 years
Businesses in Cape May County, NJ
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven5Kmart1
AT&T1La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware3Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts1Marshalls1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets16
AutoZone1McDonald's5
Bed Bath & Beyond1New Balance3
Ben & Jerry's1Nike1
Blockbuster2Office Depot1
Burger King2Payless2
CVS8Penske1
Chevrolet3PetSmart1
Cinnabon 1Pier 1 Imports1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut2
Cricket Wireless5RadioShack3
Curves1Rite Aid5
DHL2SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen9Sears2
Decora Cabinetry2Sprint Nextel1
Domino's Pizza3Staples1
Dunkin Donuts2Starbucks1
Famous Footwear1Subaru1
Fashion Bug1Subway3
FedEx13Super 81
Ford2Superfresh2
GNC2T-Mobile4
GameStop1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block4True Value1
Haagen-Dazs1U-Haul7
Home Depot1UPS28
Honda1Volkswagen1
JCPenney1Walgreens2
Jones New York1Walmart1
KFC1

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  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
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  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"