Place:Cape May, New Jersey, United States


NameCape May
Alt namesCape Maysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Coordinates39.15°N 74.783°W
Located inNew Jersey, United States     (1692 - )
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Cape May County is the southernmost county in the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 97,265,[1] decreasing by 5,061 (-4.9%) from the 102,326 counted in the 2000 Census,[2] retaining its position as the state's second-least populous county; One of only two counties to lose population in the decade since 2000, the decline was the largest percentage decrease of any county statewide and the second-largest in absolute terms.[3] A consistently popular summer destination with of beaches, Cape May attracts vacationers from New Jersey and surrounding states, with the summer population exceeding 800,000. Tourism generates annual revenues of $5.3 billion, making it the county's single largest industry, with leisure and hospitality being Cape May's largest employment category.[4]

The county is part of the Ocean City Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Delaware Valley Combined Statistical Area. Its county seat is the Cape May Court House section of Middle Township.[5]



Date Event Source
1692 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1900 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 2,571
1800 3,066
1810 3,632
1820 4,265
1830 4,936
1840 5,324
1850 6,433
1860 7,130
1870 8,349
1880 9,765
1890 11,268
1900 13,201
1910 19,745
1920 19,460
1930 29,486
1940 28,919
1950 37,131
1960 48,555
1970 59,554
1980 82,266
1990 95,089


Cemeteries of Cape May County, New Jersey, United States

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