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ZIP Code 08204

Primary City:Cape May, NJ (View All Cities)
County: Cape May County
Timezone: Eastern (8:13pm)
Area code: 609 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:38.97, -74.90
ZIP (~5 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 08204

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 08204. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 08204. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 08204, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Cape May, NJ
Acceptable:
N Cape May, North Cape May, West Cape May
Unacceptable:
Cold Spring, Erma, Fishing Creek, Town Bank

Stats and Demographics for the 08204 ZIP Code

ZIP code 08204 is located in south New Jersey and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 08204 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a slightly higher than average number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 08204 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 18,557
Population Density 915 people per sq mi
Housing Units 12,849
Median Home Value $300,500
Land Area 20.27 sq mi
Water Area 3.37 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 7,733
Median Household Income $56,421

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 48Male Median Age: 44Female Median Age: 51

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male416407470730754534325412503593651673681568432362273180
Female410385455533513424342406535686761785790711551513387406
Total8267929251,2631,2679586678181,0381,2791,4121,4581,4711,279983875660586

Gender

 Male 8,964 48%
 Female 9,593 52%
Gender

Race

 White 17,207 92.7%
 Black Or African American 578 3.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 40 0.2%
 Asian 138 0.7%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 13 0.1%
 Other Race 253 1.4%
 Two Or More Races 328 1.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner272195981,1261,4841,225857271
Renter136331314314243212241135
Total1635509121,4401,7271,4371,098406

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 3,914 51%
 Single Guardian 1,051 14%
 Singles 2,412 31%
 Singles With Roommate 356 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 5,936 77%
 Households with Kids 1,797 23%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male858282867579748198701048611496106142121171190160
Female957277767772678386839478901101029910911410997
Total180154159162152151141164184153198164204206208241230285299257

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 08204 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes and military bases nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 08204 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1980s. Looking at 08204 real estate data, the median home value of $300,500 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 08204 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 08204 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 1 bedrooms are also common and rent for $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 08204 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 17,631 95.0%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 4 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 77 0.4%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 754 4.1%
 Other Noninstitutional 91 0.5%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,667 29%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,140 17%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,926 15%
 Households Vacant 5,116 40%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 409 8.0%
 Rented & Unoccupied 28 0.5%
 For Sale Only 176 3.4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 40 0.8%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 4,292 83.9%
 For Migrant Workers 3 0.1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 168 3.3%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 147 7%
 1 Bedroom 687 33%
 2 Bedroom 520 25%
 3+ Bedroom 749 36%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $56,421 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 08204 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. If you are a person that likes walking or biking to work, it will be a comfort for you to know that 08204 has a well above average number of people who do not use a vehicle to commute. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 08204 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 5,129 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,796 30%
 No Earnings 5,855 37%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 5,129 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,796 30%
 No Earnings 5,855 37%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 6,991 82.8%
 Public transportation 119 1.4%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 23 0.3%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 988 11.7%
 Worked at Home 319 3.8%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 651 11%
 High School Graduate 3,331 55%
 Associate's degree 363 6%
 Bachelor's degree 1,131 19%
 Master's degree 417 7%
 Professional school degree 96 2%
 Doctorate degree 72 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,200 81.7%
 Enrolled in Private School 312 11.6%
 Not Enrolled in School 180 6.7%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 08204

ZIP Code 08204 is in the Cape May City Board of Education School District. There are 7 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 08204.

Cape May City Elementary School
921 Lafayette St
Cape May, NJ 08204
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Cape May City Board of Education School District
Sandman Consolidated School
838 Seashore Rd
Cape May, NJ 08204
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Lower Township Elementary School District
Maud Abrams School
714 Town Bank Rd
Cape May, NJ 08204
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lower Township Elementary School District
Carl T Mitnick School
905 Seashore Rd
Cape May, NJ 08204
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lower Township Elementary School District
West Cape May Elementary School
301 Moore St
West Cape May, NJ 08204
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: West Cape May Elementary School District
Lower Cape May Regional High School
687route 9
Cape May, NJ 08204
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Lower Cape May Regional School District
Richard M. Teitelman Middle School
687route 9
Cape May, NJ 08204
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Lower Cape May Regional School District

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