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Cape May County Information

New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Division of Labor Market and Demographic Research
Bureau of Labor Market Information

Upper
Ocean City

Woodbine

Dennis

Sea Isle City

Middle Avalon

Stone Harbor
North Wildwood
West Wildwood
Lower
Wildwood

West Cape May Wildwood Crest

Cape May Point Cape May

Cape May
Population & Demographic Facts County New Jersey

Population, 2000 Census 102,326 8,414,350

Population, July 1, 2006 estimate (Census Bureau) 97,724 8,724,560

Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 -4.5% 3.7%

White persons, percent, 2005 estimate 1
93.3% 76.6%

Black persons, percent, 2005 estimate1 5.0% 14.5%

American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2005 estimate1 0.2% 0.3%

Asian persons, percent, 2005 estimate1 0.8% 7.2%

Native Hawaiian pesons, percent, 2005 estimate1 0.0% 0.1%

Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2005 estimate 0.8% 1.3%

Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2005 estimate2 4.0% 15.2%

Male population, 2005 estimate 47,632 4,248,897

Female population, 2005 estimate 51,654 4,469,028

Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2005 21.3% 24.8%

Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2005 20.5% 13.0%

High school graduate or higher, 25 years and over (%), 2000 Census 81.9% 82.1%

Bachelor graduate or higher, 25 years and over (%), 2000 Census 22.0% 29.8%

Housing Units, 2005 estimate 98,354 3,443,981

Homeownership rate (%), 2000 Census 74.2% 65.6%

Single family homes (number), 2000 Census 55,292 2,080,235

Households, 2000 Census 42,148 3,064,645

Persons per household, 2000 Census 2.36 2.68

Family households, 2000 Census3 27,372 2,154,539

Per capita personal income, 2005 (BEA) $39,563 $43,831

Median household money income, 2004 $44,528 $57,338

Persons below poverty (%), 2004 8.5% 8.4%

11.3% 10.2%
Persons under 18 in poverty (%), 2004 11.3% 10.2%
Cape May
Business and Industry Facts County New Jersey

Private sector establishments, 2005 4,224 266,480

Private sector employment by workplace, 2005 33,458 3,308,433

Private sector employment, percent change 1995-2005 22.9% 11.3%

Labor Force (2006 annual average) 58,900 4,518,000

Employed Residents (2006 annual average) 54,900 4,309,000

Unemployed Residents (2006 annual average) 4,000 209,000

Unemployment Rate (%) (2006 annual average) 7.0% 4.6%

Manufacturers shipments ($1000), 2002 $111,953 $96,599,807

Retail sales ($1000), 2002 $1,383,058 $102,153,833

Retail sales per capita, 2002 $13,587 $11,910

Minority-owned firms, 2002 NA 141,139

Women-owned firms, 2002 2,234 185,197

Housing units authorized by building permits, 2006 1,580 34,323

Federal funds and grants ($1000), 2004 $730,159 $55,264,350

Cape May
Geographic Facts County New Jersey

Land area (square miles) 255 7,417

Persons per square mile, 2000 Census 401 1,134
Ocean City, NJ
Metropolitan Statistical Area/Division MSA

Sources:
Population & Demographic Facts derived from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing; Small Area Income
and Poverty Estimates Program, U.S. Bureau of the Census; Population Division, U.S. Bureau of the Census;
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Business and Industry Facts derived from NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development; 2002 Economic
Census; 2002 Survey of Business Owners; U.S. Bureau of the Census, Manufacturing and Construction Division;
and Consolidated Federal Funds Report.

Geographic Facts derived from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing, US Office of Management and
Budget.
1
Includes persons reporting only one race.
2
Hispanics may be of any race, also are included in applicable race categories.
3
Family households consist of at least two persons who are related by birth, marriage or adoption.
NA = Not Available