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Cape May County, New Jersey

Coordinates: 39°05′N 74°52′W / 39.08°N 74.86°W / 39.08; -74.86
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Cape May County
Sunset on Sunset Beach in Lower Township in May 2009
Sunset on Sunset Beach in Lower Township in May 2009
Flag of Cape May County
Map of New Jersey highlighting Cape May County
Location within the U.S. state of New Jersey
Map of the United States highlighting New Jersey
New Jersey's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 39°05′N 74°52′W / 39.08°N 74.86°W / 39.08; -74.86
Country United States
State New Jersey
Founded1685
Named forCornelius Jacobsen Mey
SeatCape May Court House
Largest municipalityLower Township (population)
Middle Township (area)
Area
 • Total620.31 sq mi (1,606.6 km2)
 • Land251.52 sq mi (651.4 km2)
 • Water368.79 sq mi (955.2 km2)  59.5%
Population
 • Total95,263
 • Density378.9/sq mi (146.3/km2)
Congressional district2nd
Websitecapemaycountynj.gov

Cape May County is the southernmost county in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Its county seat is the Cape May Court House section of Middle Township.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 12, 2024.
  2. "QuickFacts: Cape May County, New Jersey". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 12, 2024.
  3. John P. Snyder (1969). The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968 (PDF). Trenton, New Jersey: Bureau of Geology and Topography.