North Cape May, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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North Cape May, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The North Cape May Census Designated Place had a population of 2,999 as of July 1, 2017. North Cape May ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for North Cape May is located at latitude 38.9764 and longitude -74.9515 in Cape May County. The formal boundaries for the North Cape May Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Cape May County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The North Cape May Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389569) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The North Cape May Census Designated Place is located within Township of Lower, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cape May County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with North Cape May population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for North Cape May: Cape May Beach.

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


Total Population 2,999
Daytime Population: Workers 254
Daytime Population: Residents 1,216
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,470
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.49
Population in Households 2,984
Population in Familes 2,342
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density2 2,059
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $48,301
Average Household Income $65,823
Per Capita Income $28,909


Total Housing Units 2,124 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 937 (44.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 358 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 829 (39.0%)
Median Home Value $255,696
Average Home Value $261,727


Total Households 1,295
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 830
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 -1.0% -0.95%
Households -1.02% -1.01%
Families -1.05% -1.03%
Median Household Income   0.57%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

North Cape May, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Cape May to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 347 37th
Population Density # 323 41st
Diversity Index # 419 23rd
Median Household Income # 483 12th
Per Capita Income # 428 22nd

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