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


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North Cape May, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The North Cape May Census Designated Place had a population of 3,081 as of July 1, 2016. North Cape May ranks in the lower quartile for 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 North Cape May is located at latitude 38.9764 and longitude -74.9515 in Cape May County. The formal boundaries for the North Cape May Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Cape May County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The North Cape May Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389569) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The North Cape May Census Designated Place is located within Township of Lower, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cape May County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with North 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 North Cape May: Cape May Beach.

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


Total Population 3,081
Population in Households 3,066
Population in Familes 2,403
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 2,115
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 1,334
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 856
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,104 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 972 (46.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 362 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 770 (36.6%)
Median Home Value $251,331
Average Home Value $251,235


Median Household Income $48,095
Average Household Income $63,802
Per Capita Income $28,107
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.73% -0.46%
Households -0.71% -0.47%
Families -0.73% -0.5%
Median Household Income   -1.43%
Per Capita Income   1.04%
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.

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

The table below compares North 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 342 37th
Population Density1 # 318 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 420 23rd
Median Household Income # 483 12th
Per Capita Income # 435 20th

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