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Burleigh, New Jersey
House in Burleigh
House in Burleigh
Map of the former Whitesboro-Burleigh CDP in Cape May County. Inset: Location of Cape May County in New Jersey.
Map of the former Whitesboro-Burleigh CDP in Cape May County. Inset: Location of Cape May County in New Jersey.
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Cape May
Township Middle
 • Total 1.550 sq mi (4.015 km2)
 • Land 1.518 sq mi (3.932 km2)
 • Water 0.032 sq mi (0.083 km2)  2.07%
10 ft (3 m)
 • Total 725
 • Density 477.5/sq mi (184.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP code
08210 - Cape May
Area code(s) 609
FIPS code 3408890
GNIS feature ID 02583977

Burleigh is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Middle Township in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States; Until the 2000 Census the area had been part of the Whitesboro-Burleigh CDP, which was split in 2010 into separate CDPs for Burleigh and Whitesboro. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 725.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 1.550 square miles (4.015 km2), including 1.518 square miles (3.932 km2) of land and 0.032 square miles (0.083 km2) of water (2.07%).


Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 725
Population sources: 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 725 people, 270 households, and 180 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 477.5 per square mile (184.4/km2). There were 321 housing units at an average density of 211.4 per square mile (81.6/km2)*. The racial makeup of the CDP was 72.69% (527) White, 15.59% (113) Black or African American, 0.00% (0) Native American, 3.17% (23) Asian, 0.28% (2) Pacific Islander, 5.66% (41) from other races, and 2.62% (19) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.66% (99) of the population.

There were 270 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.30.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 21.1% from 25 to 44, 28.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.9 years. For every 100 females there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 94.6 males.


It is within the Middle Township School District which operates Middle Township High School.

Countywide schools include Cape May County Technical High School and Cape May County Special Services School District.

In 1993 Richard Degener of The Press of Atlantic City described what is now the location of the private K-12 school Cape Christian Academy as being in Burleigh. The school is currently in the Cape May Courthouse CDP and not the Burleigh CDP.

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