Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ

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2022 Population
105,938
0.0189% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
50.1
1.21% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.2%
3.57% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$82,329
9.79% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$360,000
17.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ had a population of 106k people with a median age of 50.1 and a median household income of $82,329. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ declined from 105,958 to 105,938, a −0.0189% decrease and its median household income grew from $74,986 to $82,329, a 9.79% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ are White (Non-Hispanic) (83%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.21%), White (Hispanic) (3.15%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.78%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.65%).

9.73% of the households in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.1% of the residents in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ was $360,000, and the homeownership rate was 75.9%.

Most people in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ is home to a population of 106k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.45% of Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ residents were born outside of the country (5.78k people).

In 2022, there were 19.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (87.9k people) in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.46k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.33k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ are Spanish (5,782 households), Italian (533 households), and Ukrainian or Other Slavic Languages (420 households).

Citizenship

97.1%
2022 Citizenship
97%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.1% of Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    87.9k ± 685
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.46k ± 601
  3. White (Hispanic)
    3.33k ± 771
8.88%
Hispanic Population
9.41k people

In 2022, there were 19.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (87.9k people) in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.46k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.33k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.88% of the people in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ are hispanic (9.41k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.45%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.78k people
5.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
6.04k people

As of 2022, 5.45% of Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ residents (5.78k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ was 5.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    5,782 households (5.72%)
  2. Italian
    533 households (0.528%)
  3. Ukrainian or Other Slavic Languages
    420 households (0.416%)

9.73% of the households in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ was Spanish. 5.72% of the households in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,655 ± 252
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    858 ± 247
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    702 ± 224

Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ employs 45.8k people. The largest industries in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ are Elementary & secondary schools (5,336 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,063 people), and Construction (3,551 people), and the highest paying industries are Advertising, public relations & related services ($241,921), Aircraft & parts manufacturing ($228,653), and Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($222,393).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
22,120
Women
48.7%
23,339
Men
51.3%

The workforce of Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ in 2020 was 45,459 people, with 48.7% woman, and 51.3% men.

The visualization shows the distribution of the workforce by gender and age in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ.

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Occupations

45.8k
2022 Value
−0.619%
1 Year decline
± −0.619%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ declined at a rate of −0.619%, from 46.1k employees to 45.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ, are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,644 people), Waiters & waitresses (1,302 people), and Registered nurses (1,276 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industries

45.8k
2022 Value
−0.619%
1 Year decline
± −0.619%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ declined at a rate of −0.619%, from 46.1k employees to 45.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ, are Elementary & secondary schools (5,336 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,063 people), and Construction (3,551 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$56,602
Median earning men ± $2,757
$41,936
Median earning women ± $1,863

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($91,150), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($87,969), and Public Administration ($73,512).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($63,886), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,944), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($57,905).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.43%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 472k people employed in Delaware. This represents a 2.43% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.1%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Delaware.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New Jersey went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.696%).

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing the state of New Jersey. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Jersey

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Bob Menendez
Senator from New Jersey1
Assumed office on January 17, 2006
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jon Corzine, who was elected Governor of New Jersey.
Cory Booker
Senator from New Jersey2
Assumed office on October 31, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Jeffrey Chiesa, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Frank Lautenberg.

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing New Jersey.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in New Jersey over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from New Jersey

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New Jersey have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 1.15% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.857% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (27.7k), Bachelors Degree (18.7k), and Some college (18.4k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ was $360,000 in 2022, which is 1.28 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $307,500 to $360,000, a 17.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ is 75.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ have an average commute time of 22.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ is $82,329. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ was Bergen County (Central)--Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood PUMA, NJ with a value of $183,624, followed by Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ and Essex County (Southwest)--West Orange & Livingston PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $170,196 and $163,601.

Property

$360,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,263
$36,399
Median Property Taxes
±$1,205

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

75.9%
Homeownership
2022
62.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.9% of the housing units in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.7%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ was Bergen County (Central)--Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood PUMA, NJ with a value of $183,624, followed by Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ and Essex County (Southwest)--West Orange & Livingston PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $170,196 and $163,601.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$82,329
Median Household Income
± $2,910
47.9k
Number of Households
± 1,631

In 2022, the median household income of the 47.9k households in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ grew to $82,329 from the previous year's value of $74,986.

The following chart displays the households in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

0.47
2022 Wage GINI in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ
0.479
2021 Wage GINI in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ

In 2022, the income inequality in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.3%)
  2. Carpooled (7.57%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.23%)

In 2022, 77.3% of workers in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.57%) and those who worked at home (7.23%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

22.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ have a shorter commute time (22.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.04% of the workforce in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ (9.63k out of 105k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.8% of the population of Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ has health coverage, with 43.1% on employee plans, 13.7% on Medicaid, 21% on Medicare, 14.3% on non-group plans, and 1.79% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see 1171 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.679% decrease from the previous year (1179 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1139 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 383 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,171 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Jersey

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1,171 patients per year. This represents a 0.679% decrease from the previous year (1,179 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New Jersey in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.9% under 18 years, 15.9% between 18 and 34 years, 38.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 26.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

6.17%
Uninsured
43.1%
Employer Coverage
13.7%
Medicaid
21%
Medicare
14.3%
Non-Group
1.79%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ declined by 0.964% from 6.23% to 6.17%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Cape May & Atlantic (South Central) Counties--Ocean City & Somers Point City PUMA, NJ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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