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Cape May, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Cape May had a population of 3,644 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Cape May is located at latitude 38.9351 and longitude -74.906 in Cape May County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cape May 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cape May: Caep May, Cape Island, Cape May City, Cape May Town.

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Cape May, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Cape May, NJ Housing Affordability Index is 53
State of New Jersey Housing Affordability Index is 91
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Cape May, NJ Wealth Index is 166
State of New Jersey Wealth Index is 148
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 3,644
Population in Households 2,893
Population in Families 2,105
Population in Group Qrtrs 751
Population Density 1,473
Diversity Index1 38
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $71,908
Average Household Income $101,315
Per Capita Income $43,411
Wealth Index3 166

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,385 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 863 (19.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 636 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,886 (65.8%)
Median Home Value $687,500
Housing Affordability Index2 53
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,499
Average Household Size 1.93
Family Households 805
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.11% -0.2%
Households 0.31% -0.16%
Families 0.3% -0.17%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   2.3%

Cape May, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

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, 2019 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 # 320 41st
Population Density # 385 30th
Diversity Index # 316 42nd
Median Household Income # 391 28th
Per Capita Income # 251 54th

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