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Overview

Introduction to Brigantine, New Jersey

Brigantine, New Jersey, in Atlantic county, is 35 miles E of Vineland, New Jersey and 56 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The city is in the Atlantic - Cape May area.

Brigantine History

Brigantine was initially incorporated as the Brigantine Beach Borough on June 14, 1890. However, it went through further reincorporations in 1897 and 1914, until it was finally incorporated as the City of Brigantine on March 16, 1924. The name "Brigantine" probably came from a 15th century ship that was wrecked on the offshore shoals near this area. During the American Revolutionary War, shipbuilding and salt manufacturing became the primary activities. In the late 1800s and the early 1900s, there was an attempt at a large scale development of this city. Railroads were built and automobile access to the island was made possible.

Brigantine and nearby Attractions

  • Brigantine City Hall
  • Brigantine Beach Historical Museum
  • Peter Beach
  • Absecon State Wildlife Management Areas
  • Brigantine Country Club
  • Leaming's Run Gardens

Things To Do In Brigantine

While in Brigantine, one can visit the Brigantine Lighthouse and other historical buildings, like the city hall and the local museum. Being a coastal area, there are two very popular beaches here, Peter Beach and Brigantine Beach, where one can enjoy a variety of sand and water sports. Though Brigantine Beach was once a spot for whalers to catch migrating whales, Brigantine is now home to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center where sick and injured whales, dolphins, sea turtles and seals are given assistance. The Brigantine Wildlife Refuge and the Absecon State Wildlife Management Areas are a safe haven for rabbits, birds, and foxes. To spend a quiet day out, one can also visit the Brigantine Country Club or the Leaming's Run Gardens.

Brigantine Transportation

The Atlantic City International Airport is close to Brigantine.

Brigantine Higher Education

Colleges offering higher education to residents of Brigantine include The Richard Stockton College Of New Jersey and the Atlantic Cape Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,239
Male Share of the Population46.9%
Female Share of the Population53.1%
Senior Citizens27.5%
Employed Population 16+4,450
Age of the Population54

Families

% of people married52.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36%
Median Earnings25+$39,217
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$11,450
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,230

Wealth

Median Family Income$80,379
% Above Poverty Level89.2%
% Below Poverty Level10.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation5.5%

Housing

People Living Alone33.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,230
Median House Value$344,000

Ancestry

Irish30.4%
Italian27.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.1%
English6.5%
Polish6.4%
French Except Basque1.9%
Russian1.7%
Ukrainian1.6%
Hungarian1.1%
Scottish0.9%
Lithuanian0.9%
Arab0.9%
Welsh0.7%
Danishn0.7%
Dutch0.6%
Greek0.5%
US/American0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Jordanian0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Austrian0.4%
African0.3%
German0.3%
Albanian0.3%
Bulgarian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Haitian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Czech0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
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Brigantine Almanac

CategoryValue
County Atlantic County
Standard Zip Codes8203
Phone Area Codes609
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.41
Approximate Longitude-74.36

Brigantine Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationATLANTIC CITY MARINA
Distance4.1 miles
Jan Temp29 to 41 F
Apr Temp45 to 58 F
Jul Temp70 to 81 F
Oct Temp53 to 65 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches
StationATLANTIC CITY AP
Distance11.1 miles
Jan Temp23 to 41 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 66 F
Annual Precip40.5 inches
StationTUCKERTON
Distance13.2 miles
Jan Temp23 to 42 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Absecon8,438$71,821
Atlantic City39,306$31,809
Galloway37,158$71,491
Margate City6,250$102,188
Pleasantville20,532$47,711
Ventnor City10,505$64,614

Brigantine Public Schools

Brigantine Elementary School
301 E Evans Boulevard, P O Box 947
ZIP: 8203
(609) 264-9501
Primary
Total Enrollment 412
Brigantine North Middle School
301 E Evans Boulevard, P O Box 947
ZIP: 8203
(609) 266-3603
Middle
Total Enrollment 275
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