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Strathmere, New Jersey
Map of Strathmere highlighted within Cape May County. Right: Location of Cape May County in New Jersey.
|• Total||0.760 sq mi (1.968 km2)|
|• Land||0.598 sq mi (1.549 km2)|
|• Water||0.162 sq mi (0.419 km2) 21.29%|
|Elevation||3 ft (1 m)|
|• Density||264.2/sq mi (102.0/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (Eastern (EDT))|
|GNIS feature ID||02390365|
Strathmere is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Upper Township in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 158.
With its beaches in the Strathmere section, Upper Township is one of five municipalities in the state that offer free public access to oceanfront beaches monitored by lifeguards, joining Atlantic City, North Wildwood, Wildwood and Wildwood Crest.
Strathmere was originally called Corson's Inlet, which was annexed to Upper Township in 1905. It was renamed Strathmere around 1912. The Whale Beach section of Strathmere got its name from the whales that would periodically beach themselves there.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 0.760 square miles (1.968 km2), including 0.598 square miles (1.549 km2) of land and 0.162 square miles (0.419 km2) of water (21.29%).
|Population sources: 2000 2010|
As of the census of 2010, there were 158 people, 82 households, and 49 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 264.2 per square mile (102.0/km2). There were 447 housing units at an average density of 747.5 per square mile (288.6/km2)*. The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.73% (156) White, 0.00% (0) Black or African American, 0.00% (0) Native American, 0.00% (0) Asian, 0.63% (1) Pacific Islander, 0.00% (0) from other races, and 0.63% (1) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% (1) of the population.
There were 82 households out of which 9.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.2% were non-families. 36.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.93 and the average family size was 2.49.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 8.9% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 10.1% from 25 to 44, 42.4% from 45 to 64, and 34.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 57.9 years. For every 100 females there were 102.6 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 108.7 males.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 175 people, 93 households, and 54 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 104.0/km2 (269.6/mi2). There were 464 housing units at an average density of 275.6/km2 (714.7/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.71% White, 1.14% Asian, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.71% of the population.
Of the 93 households; 7.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.9% were non-families. 38.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.88 and the average family size was 2.44.
In the CDP the population was spread out, with 8.0% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 17.1% from 25 to 44, 36.6% from 45 to 64, and 34.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 58 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $78,709, and the median income for a family was $77,783. Males had a median income of $40,972 versus $43,750 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $52,045. None of the population or families were below the poverty line.
As with other parts of Upper Township, the area is zoned to Upper Township School District (for grades K-8) and Ocean City School District (for high school). The latter operates Ocean City High School.
Countywide schools include Cape May County Technical High School and Cape May County Special Services School District.
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