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Middle Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Middle
Thomas Beesley Jr. House
Thomas Beesley Jr. House
Middle Township highlighted in Cape May County. Inset map: Cape May County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Middle Township highlighted in Cape May County. Inset map: Cape May County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Middle Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Middle Township, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Cape May
Formed April 2, 1723
Incorporated February 21, 1798
Area
 • Total 82.955 sq mi (214.852 km2)
 • Land 70.333 sq mi (182.163 km2)
 • Water 12.622 sq mi (32.690 km2)  15.22%
Area rank 8th of 566 in state
1st of 16 in county
Elevation 16 ft (5 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 18,911
 • Estimate (2015) 18,615
 • Rank 135th of 566 in state
2nd of 16 in county
 • Density 268.9/sq mi (103.8/km2)
 • Density rank 486th of 566 in state
14th of 16 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08210 - Cape May Court House
Area code(s) 609
FIPS code 3400945810
GNIS feature ID 0882045
Website www.middletownship.com

Middle 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 18,911, reflecting an increase of 2,506 (+15.3%) from the 16,405 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,634 (+11.1%) from the 14,771 counted in the 1990 Census. The township's Cape May Court House section is the county seat of Cape May County.

History

Middle Township was formed as a precinct on April 2, 1723, and was incorporated by Township Act of 1798 of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798 as one of New Jersey's initial group of 104 townships. Portions of the township have been taken to form Anglesea Borough (on June 13, 1885; now North Wildwood City), Avalon Borough (April 18, 1892), Wildwood (May 1, 1895), Stone Harbor Borough (April 3, 1914) and West Wildwood (April 21, 1920). The township's name came from its location when Cape May was split into three townships in 1723 at the same time that Lower Township and Upper Township were created.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 82.955 square miles (214.852 km2), including 70.333 square miles (182.163 km2) of land and 12.622 square miles (32.690 km2) of water (15.22%).

Burleigh (with a 2010 Census population of 725), Cape May Court House (5,338), Rio Grande (2,670) and Whitesboro (2,205) are unincorporated communities and census-designated places (CDPs) located within Middle Township; Whitesboro and Burleigh had previously been combined for statistical purposes by the Census Bureau as Whitesboro-Burleigh through the 2000 Census. Other unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Del Haven, Dias Creek, Goshen, Goshen Landing, Green Creek, Holly Beach, Mayville, Norburys Landing, Nummytown, Pierces, Pierces Point, Reeds Beach, Shellbed Landing, Swain Point, Swainton, Wildwood Gardens and Wildwood Junction.

The township borders Dennis Township, Sea Isle City, Avalon Borough, Stone Harbor Borough, North Wildwood City, Wildwood City, West Wildwood Borough, Lower Township, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Delaware Bay.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 1,106
1820 1,157 4.6%
1830 1,366 18.1%
1840 1,624 18.9%
1850 1,884 16.0%
1860 2,155 14.4%
1870 2,195 1.9%
1880 2,575 17.3%
1890 2,368 * −8.0%
1900 2,191 * −7.5%
1910 2,974 35.7%
1920 2,760 * −7.2%
1930 3,430 24.3%
1940 3,889 13.4%
1950 4,599 18.3%
1960 6,718 46.1%
1970 8,725 29.9%
1980 11,373 30.3%
1990 14,771 29.9%
2000 16,405 11.1%
2010 18,911 15.3%
Est. 2015 18,615 −1.6%
Population sources:1810-2000
1800-1920 1840 1850-1870
1850 1870 1880-1890
1890-1910 1910-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010
* = Lost territory in previous decade

2010 Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 18,911 people, 7,256 households, and 4,934 families residing in the township. The population density was 268.9 per square mile (103.8/km2). There were 9,296 housing units at an average density of 132.2 per square mile (51.0/km2)*. The racial makeup of the township was 83.11% (15,716) White, 10.41% (1,969) Black or African American, 0.18% (34) Native American, 1.79% (339) Asian, 0.05% (9) Pacific Islander, 1.97% (373) from other races, and 2.49% (471) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.09% (962) of the population.

There were 7,256 households out of which 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the township, the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 21.9% from 25 to 44, 30.5% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.6 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 91.7 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $57,244 (with a margin of error of +/- $6,225) and the median family income was $66,451 (+/- $6,897). Males had a median income of $49,645 (+/- $5,272) versus $48,029 (+/- $5,201) for females. The per capita income for the township was $28,087 (+/- $1,866). About 4.4% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.

2000 Census

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 16,405 people, 6,009 households, and 4,218 families residing in the township. The population density was 230.2 people per square mile (88.9/km²). There were 7,510 housing units at an average density of 105.4 per square mile (40.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 85.21% White, 10.86% African American, 0.23% Native American, 1.44% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.66% from other races, and 1.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.12% of the population.

There were 6,009 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the township the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $41,533, and the median income for a family was $49,030. Males had a median income of $37,531 versus $27,166 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,805. About 8.6% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.5% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over.


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