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Resort town

Cape May is a city in Cape May County, in the Ocean City metro area.

The community was named for Cornelius Jacobsen Mey, Dutch captain.

The latitude of Cape May is 38.935N. The longitude is -74.906W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 7 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,923.


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Median household income
Local
$33,462
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cape May demographic reports
Cape May is at the southern end of Cape May Peninsula, on the Atlantic Ocean.
Once a whaling port. Capt. Kidd filled his water casks here; so did British warships during the War of 1812.

Cape May began to flourish as a seashore resort after the War of 1812 and was soon considered the nation?s summer capital.

In its heyday, visitors included Henry Clay and Presidents Lincoln, Grant, Pierce, Buchanan and Harrison.

Known for its many Victorian homes, known as "painted ladies." The entire community has been designated a national historic district.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 11. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.8 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Paul Volcker, economist
· John Wanamaker, postmaster general and founder of the Philadelphia department store
Local festivals include:
  • Cape May Jazz Festival - April 20-22, 2007
  • Cape May Music Festival - May 20-June 17, 2007
  • Cape May County Fair - July 19-21, 2007
  • Cape May Jazz Festival - Nov. 9-10, 2007
  • Cape May New Jersey Film Festival - Nov. 15-18, 2007
  • Celtic Festival - June 9-10, 2007
  • Coast Day - Oct. 14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Cape May web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Cape May Point State Park, Cape May County Park & Zoo
Historic sites and museums: Historic Cold Spring Village, Emlen Physick Estate, John Holmes House & Museum, Cape May Lighthouse, Cape May County Historical Museum
Quotes:
Cape May is a determinedly antique town that carries off its presumption with uncommon success.
-- Around America
Walter Cronkite

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Cape May demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cape May County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Atlantic-Cape May area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 08204 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

18% of Cape May residents report German ancestry, and 22% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cape May ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cape May was $29,902, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

31% of Cape May residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Cape May include Cape May Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Cape May, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $548.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,299.


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Libraries in Cape May include Cape May City Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Cape May include Cape May Gazette

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Cape May County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cape May political report.

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Cape May restaurants taking online reservations include Ebbitt Room, The Blue Pig Tavern ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Cape May workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Cape May include Abigail Adams B&B, Angel of the Sea B&B, Bedford Inn, Carroll Villa, Chalfonte B & B Hotel, Congress Hall, Duke of Windsor B&B, Fairthorne, Inn on Ocean, John F. Craig House ... More hotels.

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Cape May, NJ

Pros: Extremely easy going family oriented community with exceptional restuarants, entertainment and easy access to beaches...

Cons: Be careful of unscrupulous home renters, who may take advantage of out of state vacationers...

This is a good place to Bring your children and family for an awesome, safe summer vacation.

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“ Cape May is a determinedly antique town that carries off its presumption with uncommon success. ”
~ Around America
Walter Cronkite

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