Introduction to Somers Point, New Jersey

Somers Point, New Jersey, in Atlantic county, is 25 miles SE of Vineland, New Jersey and 53 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The people of the city are in the Atlantic - Cape May metropolitan area. Somers Point has a population of 11,614.

Somers Point History

Somers Point was first settled around 1693. Originally, the area was known as Somers Plantation. On April 24, 1886, it was incorporated as a borough. Prior to that, it was a part of the Egg Harbor Township. Somers Point was reincorporated on April 9, 1902, as a city.

Somers Point and nearby Attractions

  • Somers Point Historical Museum
  • Cape May County Park
  • Cape May Lighthouse
  • Discovery Sea Shell Museum
  • Ocean City Historical Museum

Things To Do In Somers Point

The Cape May Lighthouse is a popular tourist destination because of its beautiful historic beach. Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum and the Atlantic City Hilton Casino are also nearby. You can even plan a trip to the Ghost Tour of Ocean City.

Somers Point Transportation

Atlantic City International Airport is nearby.

Somers Point Higher Education

Opportunities for higher studies are provided by the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Camden County College, Burlington County College, Atlantic Cape Community College and several other colleges.


Total Population 10,776
Male Share of the Population 46.2%
Female Share of the Population 53.8%
Senior Citizens 14.5%
Employed Population 16+ 5,380
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 39.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.3%
Median Earnings25+ $32,937
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,398
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,789


Median Family Income $62,900
% Above Poverty Level 87.2%
% Below Poverty Level 12.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 8.1%


People Living Alone 32.6%
Median Gross Rent $972
Median House Value $227,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.4%
US/American 0.4%
English 8.6%
Irish 21.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Somers Point Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles SE of Vineland, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 53 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Atlantic
Standard Zip Codes 08244
Phone Area Codes 609
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.317
Longitude -74.595

Somers Point Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 9.3 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.5 inches
Distance 15.3 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 44 F
Apr Temp 38 to 66 F
Jul Temp 63 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 70 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Distance 23.5 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Linwood 7,036 $105,588
Longport 999 $136,875
Margate City 6,304 $104,762
Northfield 8,597 $87,159
Ocean City 11,470 $83,721
Pleasantville 20,518 $45,757

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Somers Point Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(609) 653-3545
Emergency Service: Yes

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