North Cape May, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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North Cape May, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The North Cape May Census Designated Place had a population of 2,936 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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

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


Total Population 2,936
Population in Households 2,921
Population in Familes 2,303
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density2 2,015
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $51,782
Average Household Income $71,674
Per Capita Income $31,452


Total Housing Units 2,130 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 963 (45.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 306 (14.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 862 (40.5%)
Median Home Value $264,332
Average Home Value $270,924


Total Households 1,268
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 809
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -1.14% -1.04%
Households -1.15% -1.05%
Families -1.23% -1.11%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

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, 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 # 351 36th
Population Density # 327 40th
Diversity Index # 418 23rd
Median Household Income # 479 12th
Per Capita Income # 410 25th

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