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People

Total Population 3,553
Male Share of the Population 53.8%
Female Share of the Population 46.2%
Senior Citizens 33.7%
Employed Population 16+ 1,725
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 45%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 43.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $96,818
% Above Poverty Level 87.1%
% Below Poverty Level 12.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 8.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 46.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 39.6%
Median Gross Rent $854
Median House Value $573,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.1%
US/American 0%
English 12.4%
Irish 27.1%

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

Cape May Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles S of Vineland, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 71 miles S of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Cape May
Standard Zip Codes 08204
Phone Area Codes 609
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.935
Longitude -74.906

Cape May Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station CAPE MAY 2 NW
Distance 1.8 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 42 F
Apr Temp 43 to 60 F
Jul Temp 67 to 84 F
Oct Temp 49 to 66 F
Annual Precip 41.3 inches
Station BELLEPLAIN ST FOREST
Distance 21.9 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
Station DOVER
Distance 36 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 44 F
Apr Temp 44 to 65 F
Jul Temp 68 to 87 F
Oct Temp 49 to 69 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Cape May, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cold Spring (08204)

Fishing Creek (08204)

Town Bank (08204)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cape May Point 240 $73,929
North Wildwood 3,957 $54,023
West Cape May 966 $65,000
West Wildwood 448 $56,667
Wildwood 5,234 $27,152
Wildwood Crest 3,227 $67,083

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

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Cape May High Schools

LOWER CAPE MAY REG HIGH
687 RT 9
609-884-3475
Serves 1,137 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

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Historic Cape May

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Light house between 1900 and 1915

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Light house between 1900 and 1915

Light house between 1900 and 1915

Life saving station between 1900 and 1915

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