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Villas, New Jersey
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Map of Villas highlighted within Cape May County. Right: Location of Cape May County in New Jersey.
Map of Villas highlighted within Cape May County. Right: Location of Cape May County in New Jersey.
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Cape May
Township Lower
Area
 • Total 3.909 sq mi (10.124 km2)
 • Land 3.883 sq mi (10.058 km2)
 • Water 0.026 sq mi (0.067 km2)  0.66%
Elevation
16 ft (5 m)
Population
 • Total 9,483
 • Density 2,442.0/sq mi (942.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP code
08251
Area code(s) 609
FIPS code 3476010
GNIS feature ID 02390438

Villas, also known as the Villas, is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Lower Township, in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 9,483.

Villas is the site of Blitz's Market, where one of the four winning Mega Millions lottery tickets was sold to a veteran with a disability on August 31, 2007.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 3.909 square miles (10.124 km2), including 3.883 square miles (10.058 km2) of land and 0.026 square miles (0.067 km2) of water (0.66%).

Demographics

Fishing Creek School
Fishing Creek Schoolhouse on Bayshore Drive is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 1,505
1980 2,734 81.7%
1990 8,136 197.6%
2000 9,064 11.4%
2010 9,483 4.6%
Population sources: 1970-1980
1990-2010 2000 2010

Census 2010

Villas FD Lower twp NJ
Villas Fire Department

As of the census of 2010, there were 9,483 people, 3,896 households, and 2,567 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,442.0 per square mile (942.9/km2). There were 5,849 housing units at an average density of 1,506.2 per square mile (581.5/km2)*. The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.49% (8,866) White, 1.95% (185) Black or African American, 0.17% (16) Native American, 0.33% (31) Asian, 0.06% (6) Pacific Islander, 1.76% (167) from other races, and 2.24% (212) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.18% (586) of the population.

There were 3,896 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.9% 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 CDP, the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.1 years. For every 100 females there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 86.8 males.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 9,064 people, 3,733 households, and 2,456 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 881.5/km2 (2,281.4/mi2). There were 5,694 housing units at an average density of 553.8/km2 (1,433.2/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.35% White, 1.19% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.86% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.41% of the population.

There were 3,733 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% 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 2.98.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $33,563, and the median income for a family was $38,950. Males had a median income of $32,996 versus $21,723 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,696. About 8.3% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.

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