Defense Attorney for Cape May County
I defend juveniles against drug possession and criminal charges throughout the state. Whether police have already arrested your child or want to question him or her, give my office a call right away. We can give you the proper legal advice and put your child in the best position to secure their future. I have defended juveniles against offenses ranging from marijuana possession to 1st-degree felony charges. Call anytime for help.
Cape May Criminal Statistics
The county Court is located at 9 North Main Street, Cape May. Phone: (609) 465-1000. Hours: M-F 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Assignment Judge: Julio L. Mendez. Prosecutor: Robert L. Taylor.
The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 4,809 major crimes in 2010. The resulting crime and violent rates per 1,000 residents are 49.4 and 2.5. There were no murders, rapes or bias crimes. There occurred 2 murders, 17 rapes, 61 robberies, 166 assaults; 1,103 burglaries, 1,189 incidents of domestic violence, 8 bias crimes, and 425 cases of police force.
General Cape May Information
The first settlement in the County occurred about 1685. It was officially formed in 1692. It was split into three Precincts in 1723. Cape May Court House became the County seat in 1745. Tourism represents the major industry of the county, followed by fishing, which ranks it as the fourth most valuable fishing port in the country.
The country comprises an area of 620 square miles (58.86% of which is water). The population density is high at about 380 persons per square mile. As of the 2010 census, 102,326 (16% rural) people made their home here up from 97,265 in 2000.
There were 91,047 housing units. City-data reports the 2009 median contract rent for apartments at $789 versus $962 statewide and the median house or condo value at $335,700.
Statistics from the 2000 census reveal that the median family income was $51,402. Male median income was 43% higher than female ($39,340 versus $27,621). The per capita income was $24,172. The median household income was $41,591. As per City-data, in 2009 it had risen to $50,184 versus $68,342 statewide. Less than 9.0% of the population lived below the poverty line.
As of the 2010 census, 86.90% of the population was Non-Hispanic white, 4.69% black, and 6.22% Hispanics or Latinos of any race (versus 3.30% in 2000). The rate of foreign-born residents (61% naturalized) was significantly below the state average (3.2% versus 17.5%).
Of the households registered in the 2000 census, 26.10% had minors living with them. Those composed of non-families and of individuals represented 35.10% and 30.20%, respectively. Those of married couples living together were 50.50%. There were more households with a senior resident living alone than of female householders without a husband present (14.70% versus 10.90%). The median age was 42.3 years versus 36.7 statewide. Minors accounted for 22.30% and seniors for 20.20%.
According to City-data, currently there are 3,466 college students. Its statistics show that 81.9% of the population age 25 or over had a high school degree or higher and 22.0% held a bachelor’s degree or higher.
A total of 20% of the population works for the government. The main industries providing employment are Educational, health and social services (21.3%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (17.1%), and Retail trade (13.2%).