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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.
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.
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.
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.
31% of Cape May residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Cape May include Cape May Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Cape May, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $548. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,299.
Libraries in Cape May include Cape May City Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Cape May include Cape May Gazette
Cape May County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cape May political report.
Cape May restaurants taking online reservations include Ebbitt Room, The Blue Pig Tavern ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Cape May workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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.
Cape May, NJPros: 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...
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