The City of Cape May had a population of 3,753 as of July 1, 2016.
The primary coordinate point for Cape May is located at latitude 38.9416 and longitude -74.9005 in Cape May County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cape May (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.34 sq. miles. Cape May County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.
The City of Cape May (GNIS ID: 885178) 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 population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Cape May: Caep May, Cape Island, Cape May City, Cape May Town.
|Population in Households||2,986|
|Population in Familes||2,169|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||767|
|Average Household Size||1.93|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||4,465 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||821 (18.4%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||727 (16.3%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||2,917 (65.3%)|
|Median Home Value||$717,226|
|Average Home Value||$697,349|
|Median Household Income||$53,968|
|Average Household Income||$90,619|
|Per Capita Income||$41,507|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||-1.86%|
|Per Capita Income||1.47%|
The table below compares Cape May to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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.
|Total Population||# 308||44th|
|Population Density1||# 377||31st|
|Diversity Index2||# 304||44th|
|Median Household Income||# 454||17th|
|Per Capita Income||# 203||63rd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.