Cape May Point, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cape May Point, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Cape May Point had a population of 270 as of July 1, 2017. Cape May Point ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cape May Point is located at latitude 38.9369 and longitude -74.9654 in Cape May County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Cape May Point (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Cape May County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Borough of Cape May Point (GNIS ID: 885179) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cape May Point population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cape May Point: Sea Grove, Seagrove, Stites Beach.

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Cape May Point, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 270
Daytime Population: Workers 117
Daytime Population: Residents 183
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 300
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 270
Population in Familes 201
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 913
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $57,016
Average Household Income $79,548
Per Capita Income $44,782


Total Housing Units 619 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 140 (22.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 ( 1.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 467 (75.4%)
Median Home Value $830,000
Average Home Value $843,571


Total Households 152
Average Household Size 1.78
Family Households 92
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.03% -0.98%
Households -1.04% -1.08%
Families -1.14% -1.11%
Median Household Income   0.47%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

Cape May Point, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cape May Point to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 515 6th
Population Density # 442 19th
Diversity Index # 506 7th
Median Household Income # 428 22nd
Per Capita Income # 182 67th

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