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Cape May County, New Jersey; United States; New Jersey

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Cape May County, New Jersey
United States
New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1, 2021, (V2021)
95,661
332,031,554
9,267,961
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
NA
333,287,557
9,261,699
Population Estimates, July 1, 2021, (V2021)
95,661
332,031,554
9,267,961
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
NA
331,449,520
9,289,031
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
95,263
331,449,520
9,289,031
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
NA
0.6%
-0.3%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.4%
0.2%
-0.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 95,263 331,449,281 9,288,994
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 97,265 308,745,538 8,791,894
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.3%
5.7%
5.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
17.3%
22.2%
21.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
28.2%
16.8%
16.9%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
50.5%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
91.7%
75.8%
71.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
4.8%
13.6%
15.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
1.3%
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.0%
6.1%
10.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.3%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.0%
2.9%
2.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
8.4%
18.9%
21.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
84.8%
59.3%
53.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 6,582 17,431,290 309,642
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 4.8% 13.6% 22.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 99,494 142,153,010 3,780,004
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 78.2% 64.6% 63.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $318,600 $244,900 $355,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $1,963 $1,697 $2,560
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $829 $538 $1,102
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $1,197 $1,163 $1,436
Building permits, 2021 917 1,736,982 37,094
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 41,971 124,010,992 3,397,156
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.22 2.60 2.66
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 87.6% 86.6% 89.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 8.5% 21.7% 31.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 94.1% 93.1% 93.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 88.3% 87.0% 89.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 94.0% 88.9% 90.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 35.0% 33.7% 41.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 10.2% 8.7% 6.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.8%
9.8%
8.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 56.0% 63.1% 65.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 52.4% 58.7% 60.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 757,023 938,237,077 23,785,076
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 467,660 2,527,903,275 74,723,386
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 23,129 895,225,411 30,902,528
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,935,515 4,949,601,481 149,171,300
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $20,749 $15,224 $16,783
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 22.3 26.8 31.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $76,237 $69,021 $89,703
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $45,689 $37,638 $46,691
Persons in poverty, percent
9.0%
11.6%
10.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 3,729 8,000,178 232,761
Total employment, 2020 27,000 134,163,349 3,819,722
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 1,161,362 7,564,809,878 241,029,083
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -2.1% 0.9% 0.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 8,698 27,104,006 762,163
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,450 5,744,643 188,322
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,043 3,480,438 123,258
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 773 1,134,549 35,466
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 180 1,014,958 42,061
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,042 4,371,152 133,485
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 144 351,237 8,138
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,960 4,968,606 166,931
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 378.7 93.8 1,263.0
Population per square mile, 2010 386.9 87.4 1,195.5
Land area in square miles, 2020 251.52 3,533,038.28 7,354.76
Land area in square miles, 2010 251.43 3,531,905.43 7,354.22
FIPS Code 34009 1 34
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

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QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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