Cape May County NJ Information


Cape May County Subdivisions

Cape May County NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 93,384
Population in Households 90,773
Population in Familes 72,285
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,611
Population Density1 371
Diversity Index2 34


Median Household Income $61,050
Average Household Income $86,508
Per Capita Income $37,074


Total Housing Units 101,349 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29,231 (28.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,853 ( 9.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 62,265 (61.4%)
Median Home Value $328,955
Average Home Value $443,006


Total Households 39,084
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 24,733
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 -0.49% -0.64%
Households -0.52% -0.67%
Families -0.58% -0.7%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   3.16%


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, 2018 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 Density # 16 29th
Diversity Index # 18 19th
Median Household Income # 17 24th
Per Capita Income # 13 43rd

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