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  Fact Book:

Provides a snapshot of our people and our economy, facts and figures on current industry trends, population, unemployment and income. The Fact Book also provides a look into the future by providing the latest population,
labor force, industry and occupational projections.   Read More...

  Demographics:

Cape May County Demographics:    
Square Miles 256 Available Land Acres 13,115
County Roads (Miles) 210 Municipalities 16
Bridges 22 Local School Districts 16
Toll Bridges 5 Regional High School 1
Businesses 3,869 Special Services District 1
Labor Force 57,300 Technical School District 1
Acres eco-tourism/
open space
54,511    
Population
Winter Summer
2005 106,512 634,532
2006 99,286 634,532
2007 98,149 642,654
2008 95,650 766,228
2009 96,392 767,708
2010 97,265 763,940
2011 96,601 808,104
2012 96,304 812,015
2013 95,897 796,655

  Utilities:

Electrical Connections
Winter Summer
2005 100,082 105,726
2006 100,948 106,482
2007 100,942 107,620
2008 106,558 110,525
2009 110,784 112,828
2010 109,567 112,383
2011 108,877 112,067
2012 106,021 110,653
2013 103,171 109,009

  Education:

School Enrollments - Public
Elementary Secondary
2001 11,078 4,181
2005 10,179 4,696
2006 9,880 4,179
2007 9,448 4,372
2008 9,933 4,016
2009 8,625 4,202
2010 9,873 3,513
2011 10,016 3,219
2012 10,315 2,756
2013 9,859 3,134
School Enrollments - Non Public*
Elementary  
2000 1,719  
2003 1,737  
2005 1,755  
2006 1,354  
2007 1,178  
2008 1,292  
2009 784  
2010 505  
2011 428  
2012 373  
2013 358  

  Accommodations & Restaurants:

Hotels & Motels
# of Bldgs Units & Rooms
2000 2,358 23,729
2003 2,374 24,009
2006 2,270 18,877
2007 2,268 18,725
2008 2,268 18,725
2009 2,269 18,749
2010 2,269 18,749
2011 2,269 18,747
2012 2,267 18,699  
2013 2,267 18,718
Campgrounds
Number Sites
2003 47 15,432
2006 46 15,394
2007 45 15,672
2008 47 15,506
2009 47 15,238
2010 47 15,154
2011 47 14,724
2012 47 15,159
2013 47 17,199
Restaurants
Year Round Seasonal
2005 620 793
2006 623 793
2007 629 762
2008 634 743
2009 660 765
2010 670 773
2011 522 783
2012 687 798
2013 560 700

  Transportation:

CMC Bridge Commission
# of Vehicles Revenue
2000 6,001,827 $2,940,501
2003 5,776,711 $2,685,000
2005 2,288,507 $1,983,372
2006 2,513,511 $2,562,108
2007 2,674,654 $2,632,215
2008 2,621,067 $2,437,175
2009 2,352,063 $3,215,557
2010 2,197,836 $3,134,783
2011 2,093,918 $3,030,473
2012 2,034,134 $2,965,629
2013 1,952,386 $2,841,084
Cape May Lewes Ferry
# of Vehicles Passengers
2000 394,386 1,224,132
2003 359,650 1,050,015
2005 363,495 1,123,172
2006 359,450 1,028,553
2007 341,086 981,004
2009 292,103 845,358
2010 107,358 275,844
2011 268,605 779,451
2012 271,178 751,057
2013 255,078 703,939
Garden State Parkway Vehicle Count  (TOLL PLAZA VEHICLE COUNT)
Egg Harbor Toll Cape May Toll
2000 13,390,287 10,929,779
2003 14,503,293 11,803,812
2005 15,894,672 12,473,624
2006 8,228,883 5,977,756
2007 8,034,943 6,102,828
2008 7,294,603 5,508,794
2009 7,194,963 5,370,527
2010 7,256,238 5,339,429
2011 7,014,862 5,191,975
2012 6,967,308 5,062,187
2013 6,926,145 5,074,525

  Development:

Building Permits
Issued Value
2003 1,612 $223,800,241
2005 2,432 $416,876,803
2006 1,579 $312,249,685
2007 1,070 $223,013,857
2008 485 $132,583,436
2009 399 $91,475,958
2010 433 $86,680,674
2011 456 $120,279,106
2012 490 $128,018,368  
2013 662 $163,752,671
Assessed Value (Ratables)
Total Buildings
2004 $27,407,693,230 $9,372,900,300
2005 $30,941,558,400 $10,346,979,000
2006 $39,158,651,750 $12,300,275,200
2007 $45,500,264,260 $14,529,226,100
2008 $51,370,348,247 $15,435,236,447
2009 $53,497,454,547 $16,082,604,147
2010 $53,410,893,947 $16,224,125,147
2011 $50,671,676,300 $16,059,117,700
2012 $49,878,864,800 $16,166,586,200  
2013 $48,599,769,900 $16,083,105,700
Taxes Collected
County & City County
2003 $290,867,266 $76,790,642
2005 $320,880,037 $91,790,643
2006 $348,630,322 $86,941,794
2009 $418,248,391 $88,704,655
2010 $432,381,417 $92,412,096
2011 $437,475,698 $93,670,627
2012 $441,279,507 $94,603,535  
2013 $448,077,481 $96,481,177

  2012 Tax Rate:

  Per $100 Population
Avalon .526 1,315
Cape May .838 3,570
Cape May Point .509 2,871
Dennis Township 1.244 6,407
Lower Township 1.362 22,571
Middle Township 1.650 18,877
North Wildwood 1.078 3,989
Ocean City .842 11,527
  Per $100 Population
Sea Isle City .583 2,099
Stone Harbor .509 854
Upper Township 1.361 12,247
West Cape May 1.067 1,022
West Wildwood 1.28 592
Wildwood 1.971 5,251
Wildwood Crest 1.128 3,234
Woodbine 1.359 2,462

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Prepared by:
Cape May County Planning Department
In partnership with Cape May County Chamber of Commerce
Revised 3/2014


 

 

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