West Cape May, NJ Profile: Facts & Data

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West Cape May, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of West Cape May had a population of 944 as of July 1, 2018. West Cape May ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Cape May is located at latitude 38.9422 and longitude -74.939 in Cape May County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of West Cape May (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Cape May County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Borough of West Cape May (GNIS ID: 885435) 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.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 944
Population in Households 944
Population in Familes 723
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 810
Diversity Index3 38
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $59,656
Average Household Income $92,258
Per Capita Income $43,041

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,043 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 360 (34.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 93 ( 8.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 590 (56.6%)
Median Home Value $500,933
Average Home Value $508,310
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 453
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 270
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.98% -0.95%
Households -1.02% -0.99%
Families -1.03% -1.06%
Median Household Income   4.02%
Per Capita Income   4.18%

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

The table below compares West 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 # 465 15th
Population Density # 450 18th
Diversity Index # 298 45th
Median Household Income # 432 21st
Per Capita Income # 229 58th

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