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Somers Point is a city in Atlantic County, in the Atlantic City metro area.

The community was named for John Somers, landowner

The latitude of Somers Point is 39.317N. The longitude is -74.595W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 26 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,618.


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Median household income
Local
$42,222
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Somers Point demographic reports
Somers Point is on Great Egg Harbor Bay
Former and merged names include:
· Somers Plantation
19th-century shipbuilding center
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 33. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.8 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1983 movie, "Eddie and the Cruisers"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Bayfest - April 28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Somers Point web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Somers Mansion

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Somers Point demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Atlantic County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Atlantic City area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 08244 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Somers Point residents report German ancestry, and 24% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Somers Point ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Somers Point was $22,229, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

20% of Somers Point residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fairs, festivals & other events
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History

Historic districts in Somers Point include Bay Front Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Somers Point, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $604.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,204.


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Libraries in Somers Point include Somers Point Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Somers Point include Northfield-Linwood-Somers Point Current

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Politics

Atlantic County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Somers Point political report.

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Restaurants

Somers Point restaurants taking online reservations include Mac's Seafood Steaks, Tucker's Steak & Seafood House ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Somers Point workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Somers Point include Econo Lodge Somers Point, Residence Inn.

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