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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Cape May County is located in New Jersey with a population of 94,549. In Cape May County, most residents own their homes. In Cape May County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Many young professionals and retirees live in Cape May County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Cape May County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$295,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,086
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Cape May County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    161
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    15
    40.7
  • Robbery
    55.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    560.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,717.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    77.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Cape May County

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,332
National
$55,322

Cape May County Reviews

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Growing up in Cape May County then coming back to the area as an adult gave me the oppurtunity to view Cape May County from different angles. There are countless amazing thins about the area however, there is plenty of room for the county to grow. It is primarily a summer- tourist driven economy for the three summer months, which leaves the county very desolate for the other 9 months of the year. There are so many positive activities to engage families and community members in of all ages throughout the year however and I hope to see this utilized in the coming years for a stronger year-round community.
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I love Cape May! It has a very fun environment with great weather. You get to experience all four seasons. The area is safe with a beautiful beach in the county. The Cape May County is also very peaceful and tranquil at night when you want to relax. But I wish there was more diversity in the area.
Cape May is a beautiful area with potential to become a great place to live. Having an important position on the mouth of the Delaware Bay Cape May is an increasingly important destination for various migrant species throughout the year. However over development and increased human tourism constantly threaten the importance of this. The area claims to be bike friendly however if one has ever visited another bike friendly area it is not the case. The streets are often narrow and full of traffic more interested in looking at the scenery than paying attention to local bike traffic. Dogs are not turned away from the area but they may as well be as almost every park has postings prohibiting the walking of dogs through them. The town is structured more to support and encourage part time visitors.