Cape May County NJ Information


Cape May County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 94,138
Daytime Population: Workers 51,960
Daytime Population: Residents 38,152
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 90,112
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 91,527
Population in Familes 72,544
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,611
Population Density2 374
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $57,433
Average Household Income $81,820
Per Capita Income $35,072


Total Housing Units 101,103 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 28,071 (27.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,291 (11.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 61,741 (61.1%)
Median Home Value $323,088
Average Home Value $413,604


Total Households 39,362
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 24,979
Average Family Size 3
  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 -0.45% -0.64%
Households -0.5% -0.68%
Families -0.52% -0.69%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   2.42%


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, 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 # 20 10th
Population Density # 16 29th
Diversity Index # 18 19th
Median Household Income # 17 24th
Per Capita Income # 13 43rd

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