Middle Township, New Jersey

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Middle Township is a township in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. It is part of the Ocean City Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 16,405.

Middle Township was formed as a precinct on April 2, 1723, and was incorporated as one of New Jersey's initial 104 townships by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Portions of the township have been taken to form Anglesea Borough (on June 13, 1885; now North Wildwood City), Avalon Borough (April 18, 1892), Wildwood (May 1, 1895), Stone Harbor Borough (April 3, 1914) and West Wildwood (April 21, 1920).[6]

Cape May Court House, Rio Grande and Whitesboro-Burleigh are census-designated places (CDPs) and unincorporated communities located within Middle Township. Green Creek is an unincorporated community that has no corresponding CDP.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 83.1 square miles (215.3 km²), of which, 71.3 square miles (184.6 km²) of it is land and 11.8 square miles (30.6 km²) of it (14.23%) is water.

Middle Township borders Dennis Township, Sea Isle City, Avalon Borough, Stone Harbor Borough, North Wildwood City, Wildwood City, West Wildwood Borough, Lower Township, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Delaware Bay.

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