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Cape May Court House

Cape May Court House, New Jersey

  •   State: 
    New Jersey
    Cape May County
    Cape May Court House
      County FIPS: 
    39°04′44″N 74°49′15″W
      Area total: 
    9.63 sq mi (24.94 km²)
      Area land: 
    8.66 sq mi (22.42 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.97 sq mi (2.52 km²)
    13 ft (4 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Ocean City, NJ
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Cape May Court House, Cape May County, New Jersey, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    643.53 residents per square mile of area (248.47/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Cape May Court House is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Middle Township in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. It is part of the Ocean City Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 5,338. The CDP is the county seat and administrative hub for the township of Cape May. Cape Regional Medical Center, known as Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital until April 2007, is the only hospital in the county. The Cape May Park and Zoo is also located in the town. The town was laid out in 1703 by Jeremiah Hand and was first called Rumney Marsh and afterward Middleton before the adoption of its present name. The U.S. Census Bureau says the town has a total area of 9.899 square miles (25.639 km²) of land and 0.973 square miles of water (9.83%). The town is located on the New Jersey Turnpike, which runs from New Jersey to New York. The Turnpix is a popular tourist destination in New Jersey. The city is also home to the Cape May Zoo, which is open to the public on weekends and during the summer months. It has a population of 2,732. The population of the town is expected to rise to 4,704 as of the 2020 U.S. census. The 2010 U.N. World Population Study found that the majority of the world's population is living in the United States, and that it is the most populous place in the world.


Cape May Court House is the primary city name, but also Cape May Ch are acceptable city names or spellings, Burleigh, Clermont, Mayville, Swainton on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. The official name is Cape May Court House, New Jersey. Cape May Court House was laid out in 1703 by Jeremiah Hand and was first called Rumney Marsh and afterward Middleton before the adoption of its present name. The Court of Cape May County met in private homes and the First Baptist Church until 1764, when Daniel Hand set 1-acre (4,000 m2) of his own property to construct a courthouse and jail. It was replaced by the current structure in 1849. The current courthouse was built by Daniel Hand in 1764 and cost $1,000,000 to build. It is located in Cape May, New Jersey, on the banks of the Susquehanna River. The courthouse is located on a site that was once part of the New Jersey Turnpike, and is now the site of the Cape May International Airport. It has a parking lot that was built in the early 1800s and was used as a jail until 1849, when it was replaced with the current courthouse. The court house was built on a plot of land that was originally part of a private home, and was later used to house the county's court of appeals. The county was once known as Cape May Marsh, but the name was later changed to Cape May Court. The town's name is now used to refer to the courthouse and to the town's historic center, which is located at the center of the town. In 1849 the county was granted the right to name the courthouse after a group of men who had served in the military during the Revolutionary War.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 9.899 square miles (25.639 km²) of land and 0.973 sq miles (2.520 km² of water (9.83%) of water. The CDP has a population of 2,816. The town is located in the northern part of the state of New Mexico. It is the only CDP in the state to have a population over 2,000. The population of the town is 2,081. It has an area of 8.926 square miles of land (23.118 km²), including 8,926 sq miles of water, and a population density of 9,899 sq miles per square mile (25,639km²) per square kilometer (9,826/km²). The town has a total population of 3,814. It was the first CDP to be incorporated in the United States, in 1859. The city's population was 2,788 in 1855. It had a census-designated place (CDP) in 1857. The current CDP was established in 1858, and its population was 3,716 in 1881. It became a CDP on July 1, 1881, and was incorporated in 1882. The area has a history of being part of New Jersey and New Mexico, and has been in the same state since 1859, when it was first incorporated.


As of the 2020 U.S. census, there were 4,704 people, 1,732 households, and 1,221 families residing in the CDP. The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $56,773. About 0.9% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.1% of those under age 18 and 4.9%. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.07. The median age was 47.1 years. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 83.4 males. The per capita income for the. CDP was $31,865 (+/- $4,296) and the median income for a family was $39,848 (-/- $6,373) as of the 2010 census. The racial makeup of the C DP was 84.35% White, 10.88% African American, 0.19% Native American, 2.70% Asian, 0,062% Pacific Islander, and 2.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.03% (162) of thePopulation. The CDP has a population density of 598.0 per square mile (230.9/km²) with 2,603 housing units at an average density of 291.6 per squaremile (112.6/ km²) The 2010 United States census counted 5,338 people, 2,165 households, & 1,396 families.


Middle Township Public Schools is the local school district for Middle Township. All four schools and the district headquarters are in Cape May Court House CDP. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden operates Bishop McHugh Regional School, a Catholic K-8 school, in Ocean View, Dennis Township, which has a Cape May Courthouse postal address. Church Street Christian School, 18 months to preschool, is on the property of its sponsor, First United Methodist Church. It was formerly a Montessori school. Special needs students may be referred to Cape May County Special Services School District in CapeMay Court House. There is a private Christian K-12 school in Middle Township, Cape Christian Academy. It is in the CMCH CDP and has a CMCH postal address, but is not within the CDP boundaries. The school is supported by four parishes in cape May County including the Cape MayCourthouse Church. The CDP has its Cape May courthouse branch in the town of Burleigh. The town of Dennis Township has a branch of Cape May Library in the court house. The library has a CDP branch in Dennis Township. The township also has its own branch of the New York City Public Library in South Nyack, New York, which is not in the C DP. The county library's South Nyck branch is in South New York. The North Nyack branch is also in the Court House section of the town, but it has no CDP address. There are no schools in the North Nyck area of the county.

Parks and recreation

Cape May County Park & Zoo provides free year-round admission to a collection of over 550 animals. The zoo is located in the center of Cape May County's Central Park, and together the zoo and the park cover about 220 acres. Its principal exhibit areas are a 57-acre African Savanna, a free-flight aviary, and a reptile collection. The Clarence and Georgiana Davies Sports Complex includes basketball courts, soccer fields, and baseball fields. The Middle Township Recreation Department hosts multiple sports comprised of indoor basketball courts, baseball fields, football fields and soccer fields. It is located on the edge of the Cape May Court House area of New Jersey. The park and zoo are open to the public all year round, but the zoo is open only during the summer months. It has a total of 85 acres of exhibits, including an AfricanSavanna, reptile and bird collection, and an aviary. It also has a baseball field, football field, soccer field, and other sports fields.


Jessie Creek Winery and Natali Vineyards are among the wineries in the area. The area is home to some of the country's best vineyards. The region is also home to a number of wineries and other wineries. The wineries are located in the San Francisco Bay Area and the San Diego area.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Cape May Court House, Cape May County, New Jersey = 83. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 20. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 20. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Cape May Court House = 3.8 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 5,573 individuals with a median age of 43.3 age the population dropped by -4.40% in Cape May Court House, Cape May County, New Jersey population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 643.53 residents per square mile of area (248.47/km²). There are average 2.5 people per household in the 1,681 households with an average household income of $59,761 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 10.60% of the available work force and has growths 8.15% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 45.70%. The number of physicians in Cape May Court House per 100,000 population = 160.7.


The annual rainfall in Cape May Court House = 41.2 inches and the annual snowfall = 12.1 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 113. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 201. 84 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 27.8 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 46, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Cape May Court House, Cape May County, New Jersey which are owned by the occupant = 65.14%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 35 years with median home cost = $237,700 and home appreciation of -7.98%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $17.71 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $11,174 per student. There are 10.1 students for each teacher in the school, 756 students for each Librarian and 344 students for each Counselor. 4.06% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 15.63% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 6.48% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Cape May Court House's population in Cape May County, New Jersey of 4,426 residents in 1990 has increased 1,26-fold to 5,573 residents after 30 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 53.69% female residents and 46.31% male residents live in Cape May Court House, Cape May County, New Jersey.

    As of 2020 in Cape May Court House, Cape May County, New Jersey are married and the remaining 44.58% are single population.

  • 22.7 minutes is the average time that residents in Cape May Court House require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    87.35% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 6.23% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.71% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.69% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Cape May Court House, Cape May County, New Jersey, 65.14% are owner-occupied homes, another 15.72% are rented apartments, and the remaining 19.13% are vacant.

  • The 44.24% of the population in Cape May Court House, Cape May County, New Jersey who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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