Cape May County, New Jersey Population 2019

Cape May County, New Jersey's estimated population is 93,184 with a growth rate of -0.53% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cape May County, New Jersey is the 20th largest county in New Jersey.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201892,560-624-0.67%
201793,184-495-0.53%
201693,679-501-0.53%
201594,180-743-0.78%
201494,923-583-0.61%
201395,506-724-0.75%
201296,230-260-0.27%
201196,490-731-0.75%
201097,2212,1322.24%
199095,08912,82315.59%
198082,26622,71238.14%
197059,55410,99922.65%
196048,55511,42430.77%
195037,1318,21228.40%
194028,919-567-1.92%
193029,48610,02651.52%
192019,460-285-1.44%
191019,7456,54449.57%
190013,2011,93317.15%
189011,2681,50315.39%
18809,7651,41616.96%
18708,3491,21917.10%
18607,13069710.83%
18506,4331,10920.83%
18405,3243887.86%
18304,93667115.73%
18204,26563317.43%
18103,63256618.46%
18003,06649519.25%
17902,5710.00%

How Many People Live in Cape May County, New Jersey?

93,184

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White86,28391.26%
Black or African American4,2984.55%
Two or More Races1,6851.78%
Some Other Race1,2651.34%
Asian9060.96%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander750.08%
American Indian and Alaska Native370.04%

Cape May County, New Jersey Population Pyramid 2019

Cape May County, New Jersey Median Age

48.7


Total

46.4


Male

50.8


Female

Cape May County, New Jersey Adults

There are 77,684 adults, (23,124 of whom are seniors) in Cape May County, New Jersey.

Cape May County, New Jersey Age Dependency

73.3

Age Dependency Ratio

42.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Cape May County, New Jersey Sex Ratio

Female

48,391

51.18%

Male

46,158

48.82%

Cape May County, New Jersey Households and Families

Cape May County, New Jersey Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Cape May County, New Jersey Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.9%12.1%
All77.5%22.5%
Non Family67.5%32.5%
Male65%35%
Female62.5%37.5%

77.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All39,8612.377.5
Married20,6642.987.9
Non Family13,8981.1767.5
Female3,9182.8662.5
Male1,3813.1565

2.85

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Cape May County, New Jersey Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,2693.25%
9th to 12th Grade4,1675.96%
High School Graduate23,08633.02%
Some College13,37419.13%
Associates Degree5,1287.34%
Bachelors Degree14,44420.66%
Graduate Degree7,44310.65%

Cape May County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White62,45457,52520,607
Hispanic3,5402,701564
Black2,6272,064338
Other Race79148467
Multiple Races743669204
Asian601547183
Native American2812
Islander247

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.11%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 33.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,721$46,105$30,197
Less Than High School$18,992$22,778$16,966
High School Grad$30,435$39,767$22,700
Some College$34,765$46,068$26,688
Bachelors Degree$51,037$61,032$41,933
Graduate Degree$71,409$88,036$61,429

$37,721

Average Earnings

$46,105

Average Male

$30,197

Average Female

Cape May County, New Jersey Language

Cape May County, New Jersey Language by Age

Cape May County, New Jersey Language

90.66% of Cape May County, New Jersey residents speak only English, while 9.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.54% of the population.

Cape May County, New Jersey Poverty

Cape May County, New Jersey Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White79,1256,5668.30%
Hispanic6,7031,98729.64%
Black4,09068416.72%
Multiple1,65442525.70%
Other1,18234028.76%
Asian90117519.42%

10.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.73%

Male Poverty Rate

11.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cape May County, New Jersey

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cape May County, New Jersey is Hispanic, with 29.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cape May County, New Jersey is White, with 8.30% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.51%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.18%
High School11.99%
Some College8.34%
Bachelors or Greater3.78%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.25%
Male Unemployed20.83%
Male Employed3.83%
Female Employed3.33%

Cape May County, New Jersey Income

Cape May County, New Jersey Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$62,332$85,182
Families$78,624$101,034
Married Families$86,178$111,384
Non Families$34,681$52,603

Cape May County, New Jersey Marital Status

Cape May County, New Jersey Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.6%

Male Marriage Rate

52.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Cape May County, New Jersey Married by Age and Sex

Cape May County, New Jersey Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Cape May County, New Jersey Marital Status by Race

Cape May County, New Jersey Veterans

7,154

Number of Veterans

6,775

Male Veterans

379

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,989
Korea860
Second Gulf War750
First Gulf War718
World War II399

Cape May County, New Jersey Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White6,8879.68%
Black1745.37%
Hispanic1323.14%
2 or More859.42%
Hawaiian714.89%
Other10.11%

Cape May County, New Jersey Veterans by Education

5.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cape May County, New Jersey Employment Status

58.7%

Labor Force Participation

52.8%

Employment Rate

8.4%

Unemployment Rate

Cape May County, New Jersey Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

50.13%

Born in New Jersey

95.17%

Native Born

4.83%

Foreign Born

2.40%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.17% of Cape May County, New Jersey residents were born in the United States, with 50.13% having been born in New Jersey. 2.40% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Population of Cities in Cape May County, New Jersey

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Ocean City1170111340-361-3.09%
Wildwood53255120-205-3.85%
North Wildwood40413882-159-3.93%
Cape May36073500-107-2.97%
Wildwood Crest32743167-107-3.27%
Woodbine24722494220.89%
Sea Isle City21142085-29-1.37%
Avalon13341279-55-4.12%
West Cape May10181016-2-0.20%
Stone Harbor866833-33-3.81%
West Wildwood603568-35-5.80%
Cape May Point291281-10-3.44%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990