About Lower NJ
Lower 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 2010 United States Census, the township’s population was 22,866, reflecting a decrease of 79 (-0.3%) from the 22,945 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 2,125 (+10.2%) from the 20,820 counted in the 1990 Census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 31.015 square miles (80.327 km), including 27.740 square miles (71.846 km) of land and 3.275 square miles (8.482 km) of water (10.56%).
Diamond Beach (2010 Census population of 136), Erma (2,134), North Cape May (3,226) and Villas (9,483) are unincorporated communities and census-designated places (CDPs) located within Lower Township. Other unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Bennett, Cold Spring, Cold Spring Inlet, Ephraims Island, Fishing Creek, Higbees Landing, Miami Beach, Schellingers Landing, Sewells Point, South Cape May, Sunset Beach, Town Bank, Weers Landing, and Wildwood Gables.
Lower Township borders the Cape May County municipalities of Cape May City, Cape May Point Borough, Middle Township, West Cape May Borough, Wildwood City, Wildwood Crest Borough, as well as Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 22,866 people, 9,579 households, and 6,350.877 families residing in the township. The population density was 824.3 per square mile (318.3/km). There were 14,507 housing units at an average density of 523.0 per square mile (201.9/km). The racial makeup of the township was 94.24% (21,549) White, 1.99% (456) Black or African American, 0.16% (37) Native American, 0.62% (142) Asian, 0.04% (10) Pacific Islander, 1.20% (275) from other races, and 1.74% (397) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.24% (969) of the population.
There were 9,579 households out of which 22.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.89.
In the township, the population was spread out with 19.8% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 20.4% from 25 to 44, 31.0% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46.5 years. For every 100 females there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 86.9 males.
The Census Bureau’s 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $51,101 (with a margin of error of +/- $2,460) and the median family income was $62,587 (+/- $7,438). Males had a median income of $50,572 (+/- $3,361) versus $35,978 (+/- $2,297) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $28,175 (+/- $1,295). About 6.6% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.4% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 22,945 people, 9,328 households, and 6,380 families residing in the township. The population density was 813.0 people per square mile (313.9/km²). There were 13,924 housing units at an average density of 493.4 per square mile (190.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 96.26% White, 1.39% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.65% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.88% of the population.
There were 9,328 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.95.
In the township the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.2 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $38,977, and the median income for a family was $45,058. Males had a median income of $35,201 versus $24,715 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,786. About 5.3% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.
Zip Code Map
08251 – Villas
Lower New Jersey neighborhoods include: Absecon, Allendale, Allenhurst, Allentown, Alpha, Alpine, Andover, Annandale, Asbury, Asbury Park, Atco, Atlantic City, Atlantic Highlands, Audubon, Augusta, Avalon, Avenel, Avon By The Sea, Barnegat, Barrington, Basking Ridge, Bay Head, Bayonne, Bayville, Beach Haven, Beachwood, Bedminster, Belford, Belle Mead, Belleville, Bellmawr, Belmar, Belvidere, Bergenfield, Berkeley Heights, Berlin, Bernardsville, Beverly, Blackwood, Blairstown, Bloomfield, Bloomingdale, Bloomsbury, Bogota, Boonton, Boonton Township, Bordentown, Bound Brook, Bradley Beach, Branchburg, Branchville, Brick, Bridgeport, Bridgeton, Bridgewater, Brielle, Brigantine, Brooklawn, Browns Mills, Budd Lake, Buena, Burlington, Butler, Byram Township, Caldwell, Califon, Camden, Cape May, Cape May Court House, Carlstadt, Carneys Point, Carteret, Cedar Grove, Cedar Knolls, Cedarville, Chatham, Chatham Twp, Chatsworth, Cherry Hill, Chesilhurst, Chester, Chesterfield, Cinnaminson, Clark, 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Pompton Plains, Port Monmouth, Port Murray, Port Norris, Port Reading, Port Republic, Princeton, Princeton Junction, Prospect Park, Rahway, Ramsey, Randolph, Raritan, Red Bank, Richland, Ridgefield, Ridgefield Park, Ridgewood, Ringoes, Ringwood, Rio Grande, Riverdale, River Edge, Riverside, Riverton, Rivervale, Robbinsville, Rochelle Park, Rockaway, Rockleigh, Rocky Hill, Roebling, Roosevelt, Roseland, Roselle, Roselle Park, Rosemont, Rumson, Runnemede, Rutherford, Saddle Brook, Saddle River, Salem, Sandyston, Scotch Plains, Sea Bright, Sea Girt, Sea Isle City, Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, Secaucus, Sewaren, Sewell, Shamong, Shiloh, Ship Bottom, Short Hills, Shrewsbury, Sicklerville, Skillman, Somerdale, Somerset, Somers Point, Somerville, Southampton, South Bound Brook, South Hackensack, South Harrison Township, South Orange, South Plainfield, South River, Sparta, Spotswood, Springfield, Spring Lake, Stanhope, Stewartsville, Stirling, Stockholm, Stockton, Stone Harbor, Stratford, 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