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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,686
Male Share of the Population46.4%
Female Share of the Population53.6%
Senior Citizens15.6%
Employed Population 16+5,369
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married39.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.2%
Median Earnings25+$32,082
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,964
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,753

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,901
% Above Poverty Level87.2%
% Below Poverty Level12.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation6.9%

Housing

People Living Alone29.3%
Median Gross Rent$984
Median House Value$217,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.8%
Italian22.2%
Irish21.5%
English9%
Polish3.7%
Dutch2.1%
Lithuanian1.9%
French Except Basque1.5%
Scottish1.3%
Norwegian1.2%
African1.2%
Welsh1%
Russian1%
Serbian0.8%
Portuguese0.8%
Brazilian0.7%
Swedish0.7%
Greek0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
US/American0.5%
Kenyan0.3%
Czech0.3%
German0.3%
Arab0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Croatian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Bahamian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Somers Point Almanac

CategoryValue
County Atlantic County
Standard Zip Codes8244
Phone Area Codes609
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.31
Approximate Longitude-74.6

Somers Point 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 AP
Distance9.3 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
StationBELLEPLAIN ST FOREST
Distance15.3 miles
Jan Temp22 to 44 F
Apr Temp38 to 66 F
Jul Temp63 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 70 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches
StationTUCKERTON
Distance23.5 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
Linwood7,009$104,706
Longport1,006$145,694
Margate City6,250$102,188
Northfield8,537$87,013
Ocean City11,430$89,848
Pleasantville20,532$47,711

Somers Point Hospitals

Shore Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
1 East New York Avenue
(609) 653-3500
Shore Medical Center
(Proprietary)
100 Medical Center Way
(609) 653-3545

Somers Point Public Schools

Dawes Avenue Elementary School
22 W. Dawes Avenue
ZIP: 8244
(609) 653-1027
Primary
Total Enrollment 394
Charter~tech High School For The Performing Arts
413 New Road
ZIP: 8244
(609) 926-7694
High
Total Enrollment 338
Jordan Road Elementary School
129 Jordan Road
ZIP: 8244
(609) 927-7161
Primary
Total Enrollment 547
New York Avenue Elementary School
121 West New York Avenue
ZIP: 8244
(609) 927-2053
Primary
Total Enrollment 75

Somers Point Private Schools

St Joseph Regional School
11 Harbor Ln
ZIP: 8244
Elementary
Total Enrollment 483
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