West Cape May, New Jersey

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West Cape May is a Walsh Act borough 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 borough population was 1,095.

West Cape May was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 17, 1884, from portions of Lower Township, based on the results of a referendum held two days earlier. The borough was reincorporated on April 11, 1900, and again on May 4, 1897.[6]



West Cape May is located at 38°56′19″N 74°55′58″W / 38.938621°N 74.932708°W / 38.938621; -74.932708 (38.938621, -74.932708).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), all of it land.

West Cape May borders Lower Township and Cape May City


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,095 people, 507 households, and 302 families residing in the borough. The population density was 923.5 people per square mile (355.3/km2). There were 1,004 housing units at an average density of 846.8/sq mi (325.8/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 84.11% White, 14.52% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.55% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.83% of the population.

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