Cape May, NJ 08204 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 08204: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Cape May, NJ 08204

Acceptable Alternative
N Cape May, NJ 08204
North Cape May, NJ 08204
West Cape May, NJ 08204

Not Acceptable, USPS
Cold Spring, NJ 08204
Erma, NJ 08204
Fishing Creek, NJ 08204
Town Bank, NJ 08204

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Cape May County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.972, Longitude -74.928
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 866
  • PO Box Addresses: 309
  • Residential Addresses: 9,589
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 559
    • Single Family Addresses: 9,030

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Cape May, NJ 08204 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 17,774
Daytime Population: Workers 8,368
Daytime Population: Residents 6,962
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,330
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 16,906
Population in Familes 13,461
Population in Group Qrtrs 868
Population Density2 785
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $56,805
Average Household Income $79,895
Per Capita Income $34,421


Total Housing Units 13,208 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,383 (40.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,031 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,794 (43.9%)
Median Home Value $312,576
Average Home Value $388,046


Total Households 7,414
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 4,732
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 -0.41% -0.56%
Households -0.45% -0.62%
Families -0.5% -0.64%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

Cape May, NJ 08204 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 08204 to the other 579 ZIP Codes 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 # 190 67th
Population Density # 409 30th
Diversity Index # 471 19th
Median Household Income # 462 20th
Per Capita Income # 364 37th

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