Cape May employment information

IndexCape MayNew JerseyNational
Income per capita$35,502$36,359$28,555
Median household income$49,375$72,062$53,482
Median income owner occupied$74,063$94,365$68,142
Median income renter occupied$28,109$41,062$33,219
Median earnings male$19,714$47,106$36,116
Median earnings female$19,088$32,292$25,692
Unemployment rate4.9%6.4%5.8%
Poverty level14.0%10.7%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Cape May is 24% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Cape May is 8% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Cape May is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Cape May is 10% lower than the national average.

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Cape May median earnings by income bracket

Cape May employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry11.0%0.0%
Manufacturing sector2.4%0.0%
Financial & insurance services2.6%0.6%
Wholesale & retail services12.3%22.1%
Public administration11.5%4.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities12.3%0.0%
Education, health & social services12.5%29.0%

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Henlopen Acres, DE133$112,500110%
Diamond Beach, NJ145$108,533103%
Erma, NJ2,082$83,09555%
Avalon, NJ1,852$81,02351%
Stone Harbor, NJ775$72,57436%
Cape May, NJ3,576$49,3758%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Pen Argyl, PA3,576$55,0943%
Marlboro Meadows, MD3,577$88,38265%
North Baltimore, OH3,577$41,81122%
South Glens Falls, NY3,575$50,8495%
Houston, MS3,577$30,13944%
Cape May, NJ3,576$49,3758%
Source: The Cape May, NJ employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.