Dennis Township, New Jersey

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Dennis Township is a township in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. It is part of the Ocean City Metropolitan Statistical Area. The township population was 6,492 as of the United States 2000 Census. As of 2009, the estimated township population was 5,768.

Dennis Township was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 1, 1827, from portions of Upper Township. Portions of the township were taken to form Sea Isle City borough (May 22, 1882) and Woodbine (March 3, 1903).[8]

New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Dennis Township as its 20th best place to live in its 2008 rankings of the "Best Places To Live" in New Jersey.[9]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 64.3 square miles (166.5 km²), of which, 61.3 square miles (158.9 km²) of it is land and 2.9 square miles (7.6 km²) of it is water. The total area is 4.57% water.

Dennisville is the most important unincorporated community in Dennis Township. Ocean View is served as ZIP code 08230.

Dennis Township borders Cumberland County, Upper Township, Woodbine Borough, Sea Isle City, Middle Township, and the Delaware Bay.


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 6,492 people, 2,159 households, and 1,737 families residing in the township. The population density was 105.8 people per square mile (40.9/km²). There were 2,327 housing units at an average density of 37.9/sq mi (14.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.43% White, 0.96% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.51% of the population.

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