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The City of Cape May had a population of 3,594 as of July 1, 2020.
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.
|Total Population||3,594 (100%)|
|Population in Households||2,839 (79.0%)|
|Population in Families||2,059 (57.3%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||755 (21.0%)|
|Median Household Income||$74,460|
|Average Household Income||$112,362|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||40%|
|Per Capita Income||$48,501|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||4,471 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||910 (20.4%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||579 (13.0%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||2,982 (66.7%)|
|Median Home Value||$710,199|
|Average Home Value||$817,253|
|Housing Affordability Index3||61|
|Average Household Size||1.91|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.66%|
|Per Capita Income||1.95%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.11%|
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, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 322||41st|
|Population Density||# 384||30th|
|Median Household Income||# 366||33rd|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 42||8th|
|Per Capita Income||# 210||62nd|
|Diversity Index||# 302||45th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.