Cape May, NJ 08204 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 08204: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Cape May, NJ 08204

Acceptable Alternative
N Cape May, NJ 08204
North Cape May, NJ 08204
West Cape May, NJ 08204

Not Acceptable, USPS
Cold Spring, NJ 08204
Erma, NJ 08204
Fishing Creek, NJ 08204
Town Bank, NJ 08204

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 864
  • Single Family Addresses: 9,320
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 526
  • County: Cape May County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.972, Longitude -74.928
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Cape May, NJ 08204 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 18,540
Population in Households 17,660
Population in Familes 14,030
Population in Group Qrtrs 880
Population Density1 809
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 7,821
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 4,985
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,616 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,705 (41.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,116 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,795 (42.6%)
Median Home Value $299,144
Average Home Value $386,315


Median Household Income $55,959
Average Household Income $78,032
Per Capita Income $33,981
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% -0.1%
Households 0.15% -0.04%
Families 0.08% -0.09%
Median Household Income   -1.42%
Per Capita Income   1.31%
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, NJ 08204 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 08204 to the other 580 ZIP Codes 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 # 182 69th
Population Density1 # 405 30th
Diversity Index2 # 472 19th
Median Household Income # 472 19th
Per Capita Income # 365 37th

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