Rio Grande, New Jersey

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Rio Grande is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Middle Township, in Cape May County, New Jersey. It is part of the Ocean City Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the United States 2000 Census, the CDP population was 2,444.



Rio Grande is located at 39°00′57″N 74°52′41″W / 39.015781°N 74.878119°W / 39.015781; -74.878119 (39.015781, -74.878119).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.2 km2 (2.4 mi²). 6.1 km2 (2.4 mi2) of it is land and 0.1 km2 (0.04 mi2) of it (0.84%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,444 people, 1,029 households, and 658 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 399.8/km2 (1,036.8/mi2). There were 1,294 housing units at an average density of 211.7/km2 (548.9/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.79% White, 4.50% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.94% Asian, 1.10% from other races, and 2.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.03% of the population.

There are 1,029 households, out of which 25.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them; 46.6% are married couples living together; 13.6% have a female householder with no husband present; and 36.0% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.93.

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