Cape May County NJ Information


Cape May County Subdivisions

Cape May County NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 96,608
Population in Households 93,966
Population in Familes 74,344
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,642
Population Density1 384
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 40,639
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 25,769
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 101,001 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29,109 (28.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,530 (11.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 60,362 (59.8%)
Median Home Value $310,606
Average Home Value $405,638


Median Household Income $56,383
Average Household Income $79,894
Per Capita Income $34,457
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.11% -0.16%
Households -0.07% -0.14%
Families -0.11% -0.16%
Median Household Income   -0.88%
Per Capita Income   1.34%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Cape May County NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cape May County to the other 21 counties and county equivalents in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 20 10th
Population Density1 # 16 29th
Diversity Index2 # 19 19th
Median Household Income # 18 19th
Per Capita Income # 13 43rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.