Cape May County, New Jersey Population 2020

Cape May County, New Jersey's estimated population is 91,312 with a growth rate of -0.68% 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
202091,312-624-0.68%
201991,936-624-0.67%
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%

Cape May County, New Jersey Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White85,53191.28%
Black or African American4,3584.65%
Two or More Races1,5871.69%
Some Other Race1,2641.35%
Asian9100.97%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander290.03%
American Indian and Alaska Native260.03%

Cape May County, New Jersey Population Pyramid 2020

Cape May County, New Jersey Median Age

49.3


Total

46.7


Male

51.3


Female

Cape May County, New Jersey Adults

There are 77,092 adults, (23,572 of whom are seniors) in Cape May County, New Jersey.

Cape May County, New Jersey Age Dependency

75.1

Age Dependency Ratio

44

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31

Child Dependency Ratio

Cape May County, New Jersey Sex Ratio

Female

47,876

51.09%

Male

45,829

48.91%

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
Married87.2%12.8%
All77.6%22.4%
Non Family68.9%31.1%
Male65.1%34.9%
Female61.8%38.2%

77.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All39,9042.2877.6
Married20,7772.8887.2
Non Family13,7771.1768.9
Female3,9382.861.8
Male1,4122.8865.1

2.81

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Cape May County, New Jersey Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,1553.08%
9th to 12th Grade4,0015.73%
High School Graduate22,75832.57%
Some College13,59519.46%
Associates Degree5,3877.71%
Bachelors Degree14,40720.62%
Graduate Degree7,57310.84%

Cape May County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White62,14657,37520,696
Hispanic3,7482,964635
Black2,7132,214268
Other Race77850899
Multiple Races738687243
Asian587518180
Native American1212
Islander77

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 33.30%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,032$48,885$30,661
Less Than High School$17,532$20,049$16,239
High School Grad$31,703$40,956$24,271
Some College$34,445$45,089$26,952
Bachelors Degree$52,043$63,576$41,183
Graduate Degree$78,115$86,950$69,974

$40,032

Average Earnings

$48,885

Average Male

$30,661

Average Female

Cape May County, New Jersey Language

Cape May County, New Jersey Language by Age

Cape May County, New Jersey Language

90.91% of Cape May County, New Jersey residents speak only English, while 9.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.47% of the population.

Cape May County, New Jersey Poverty

Cape May County, New Jersey Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White78,3936,8568.75%
Hispanic6,7502,01629.87%
Black4,16678918.94%
Multiple1,53129319.14%
Other1,20826121.61%
Asian90521723.98%

11.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.22%

Male Poverty Rate

11.90%

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 29.87% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cape May County, New Jersey is White, with 8.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.50%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.87%
High School12.33%
Some College8.73%
Bachelors or Greater3.49%

Cape May County, New Jersey Income

Cape May County, New Jersey Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$63,690$89,857
Families$78,523$105,920
Married Families$87,577$117,646
Non Families$37,117$55,555

Cape May County, New Jersey Marital Status

Cape May County, New Jersey Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.1%

Male Marriage Rate

53.1%

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

6,783

Number of Veterans

6,342

Male Veterans

441

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,784
Korea804
First Gulf War767
Second Gulf War653
World War II334
Name Veterans % of Total
White6,5049.22%
Black1855.64%
Hispanic1583.79%
2 or More8610.09%
Hawaiian731.82%
Other10.12%

$Cape May County, New Jersey Veterans by Education

5.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.30%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cape May County, New Jersey Employment Status

58%

Labor Force Participation

52.5%

Employment Rate

7.7%

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

49.85%

Born in New Jersey

95.20%

Native Born

4.80%

Foreign Born

2.27%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.20% of Cape May County, New Jersey residents were born in the United States, with 49.85% having been born in New Jersey. 2.27% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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