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Population (year 2000): 11,614. Estimated population in July 2005: 11,701 (+0.7% change)
Males: 5,460 (47.0%), Females: 6,154 (53.0%)

Median resident age: 38.4 years
Median household income: $42,222 (year 2000)
Median house value: $122,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Somers Point:

  • White Non-Hispanic (82.5%)
  • Black (7.0%)
  • Hispanic (6.0%)
  • Other race (2.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Filipino (1.1%)
  • Asian Indian (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (29.1%), Italian (20.3%), German (17.0%), English (11.6%), Polish (5.3%), French (3.0%).

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Elevation: 27 feet

Land area: 4.0 square miles

For population 25 years and over in Somers Point

  • High school or higher: 84.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Somers Point city

  • Never married: 30.7%
  • Now married: 46.7%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

8.2% Foreign born (3.2% Asia, 2.3% Latin America, 1.9% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +354 (+3.1%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NJ Vineland, (30.5 miles pop. 56,271).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: PA Philadelphia, (60.0 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: NJ Linwood, (2.8 miles City, NJ Ocean (3.7 miles NJ Northfield, (4.7 miles NJ (5.2 miles Longport, City, NJ Margate (6.5 miles NJ (7.5 miles Pleasantville, City, NJ Ventnor (8.3 miles Strathmere, NJ (9.3 miles) .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 10 buildings, average cost: $55,700
  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $67,200
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $34,900
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $52,800
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $67,500
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $64,100
  • 2002: 56 buildings, average cost: $91,300
  • 2003: 59 buildings, average cost: $84,400
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 22 buildings, average cost: $148,900

Latitude: 39.32 N, Longitude: 74.60 W

Area code: 609


Industries providing employment: Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (27.0%), Educational,health and social services (22.4%), Retail trade (10.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -268 (-2.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,328 (23.4%)


 

Crime in Somers Point by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 3 5 3 4 1 3
    per 100,000 25.8 43.1 25.8 34.4 8.6 25.8
Robberies 7 8 7 14 7 12
    per 100,000 60.3 68.9 60.3 120.5 60.3 103.3
Assaults 39 29 25 17 25 29
    per 100,000 335.8 249.7 215.3 146.4 215.3 249.7
Burglaries 90 70 50 58 82 79
    per 100,000 774.9 602.7 430.5 499.4 706.0 680.2
Thefts 256 246 240 254 232 254
    per 100,000 2204.2 2118.1 2066.5 2187.0 1997.6 2187.0
Auto thefts 16 15 10 5 10 13
    per 100,000 137.8 129.2 86.1 43.1 86.1 111.9
249.0 225.1 191.1 205.1 200.8 235.3


Average climate in Somers Point, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Somers Point-area historical tornado activity is below New Jersey state average. It is 49% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/21/1983, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 32.8 miles away from the Somers Point city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/21/1987, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 2.5 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Peter Erskine - musician.


Hospital/medical center in Somers Point:
  • SHORE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (1 EAST NEW YORK AVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Somers Point:
  • ATLANTIC CITY MEDICAL CTR (about 12 miles; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ)
  • BETTY BACHARACH REHAB CENTER (about 13 miles; POMONA, NJ)
  • BURDETE TOMLIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Somers Point:
  • ATLANTIC CITY INTERNATIONAL (about 10 miles; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; ID: ACY)
  • MC GUIRE AFB (about 47 miles; WRIGHTSTOWN, NJ; ID: WRI)
  • LAKEHURST NAES /MAXFIELD FIELD (about 53 miles; LAKEHURST, NJ; ID: NEL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Somers Point:
  • OCEAN CITY MUNI (about 5 miles; OCEAN CITY, NJ; ID: 26N)
  • ATLANTIC CITY MUNI/BADER FIELD (about 11 miles; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; ID: AIY)
  • STEEL PIER TAJ MAHAL (about 13 miles; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; ID: 92N)


Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5 $15,334 $36,801 1 $1,041
Streets and Highways 12 $36,037 $36,037 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 10 $26,034 $31,240 0 $0
Other Government Administration 5 $21,662 $51,988 1 $2,345
Judicial and Legal 2 $6,055 $36,330 4 $8,522
Police Protection - Officers 26 $129,291 $59,672 2 $2,462
Police - Other 6 $20,909 $41,818 6 $4,023
Health 0 $0   4 $3,275
Other and Unallocable 0 $0   6 $6,868
Parks and Recreation 2 $5,074 $30,444 0 $0
Sewerage 3 $8,241 $32,964 0 $0
Totals for Government 71 $268,638 $45,403 24 $28,534


College/University in Somers Point:
  • SEASHORE HEALING ARTS CENTER (Location: 505 NEW RD STE 5; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Somers Point:
  • THE RICHARD STOCKTON COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY (about 13 miles; POMONA, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 5,526)
  • ATLANTIC CAPE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 16 miles; MAYS LANDING, NJ; FT enrollment: 3,086)
  • BURLINGTON COUNTY COLLEGE (about 45 miles; PEMBERTON, NJ; FT enrollment: 3,751)
  • ROWAN UNIVERSITY (about 45 miles; GLASSBORO, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,587)
  • CAMDEN COUNTY COLLEGE (about 45 miles; BLACKWOOD, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,662)
  • GLOUCESTER COUNTY COLLEGE (about 46 miles; SEWELL, NJ; FT enrollment: 3,135)
  • OCEAN COUNTY COLLEGE (about 53 miles; TOMS RIVER, NJ; FT enrollment: 4,651)
Public primary/middle schools in Somers Point:
  • JORDAN RD ELEM SCH (Students: 697; Location: JORDAN ROAD; Grades: PK - 08)
  • DAWES AVE ELEM SCH (Students: 418; Location: DAWES AVENUE; Grades: PK - 06)
Private primary/middle school in Somers Point:
  • SAINT JOSEPH REGIONAL SCHOOL (Students: 327; Location: HARBOR LANE; Grades: KG - 8)

Notable location: Ocean Heights Station (A).

Creek: Mill Creek (A).

Park in Somers Point: John F Kennedy Park (1).


Somers Point compared to New Jersey state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Somers Point:
  • WIBG (1020 AM; daytime; 2 kW; OCEAN CITY/SOMERS PO, NJ; Owner: ENRICO S. BRANCADORA)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WOND (1400 AM; 1 kW; PLEASANTVILLE, NJ; Owner: SOUTH JERSEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMID (1340 AM; 1 kW; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WKXW (1450 AM; 1 kW; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: MILLENNIUM ATLANTIC CITY LICENSE HOLDCO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Somers Point:
  • WXGN (90.5 FM; EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NJ; Owner: JOY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMGM (103.7 FM; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: SOUTH JERSEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WKOE (106.3 FM; OCEAN CITY, NJ; Owner: OCEAN COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WIXM (97.3 FM; MILLVILLE, NJ; Owner: MILLENNIUM ATLANTIC CITY II LICENSE HOLDCO, LLC)
  • WTKU (98.3 FM; OCEAN CITY, NJ; Owner: SOUTH JERSEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WTTH (96.1 FM; MARGATE CITY, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WJSE (102.7 FM; PETERSBURG, NJ; Owner: PARINELLO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WRTQ (91.3 FM; OCEAN CITY, NJ; Owner: TEMPLE U. OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WFPG-FM (96.9 FM; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: MILLENNIUM ATLANTIC CITY LICENSE HOLDCO, LLC)
  • WZBZ (99.3 FM; PLEASANTVILLE, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WAYV (95.1 FM; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WOJZ (104.9 FM; EGG HARBOR CITY, NJ; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF EGG HARBOR LICENSEE, L.L.C.)
  • WNJN-FM (89.7 FM; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BCSNTG AUTHORITY)
  • WPUR (107.3 FM; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: MILLENNIUM ATLANTIC CITY LICENSE HOLDCO, LLC)
  • WNJS-FM (88.1 FM; BERLIN, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WZXL (100.7 FM; WILDWOOD, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WWZK (94.3 FM; AVALON, NJ; Owner: COASTAL BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WLFR (91.7 FM; POMONA, NJ; Owner: STOCKTON STATE COLLEGE)
  • WGBZ (105.5 FM; CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WAJM (88.9 FM; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: ATLANTIC CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)

TV broadcast stations around Somers Point:
  • WQAV-LP (Channel 34; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: ASIAVISION, INC.)
  • W07CE (Channel 7; ATLANTIC CITY, ETC., NJ; Owner: SOUTH JERSEY RADIO, INC.)
  • W60CX (Channel 60; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WWSI (Channel 62; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: HISPANIC BROADCASTERS OF PHILADELPHIA, L.L.C.)
  • WUVP (Channel 65; VINELAND, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION PHILADELPHIA LLC)
  • WMGM-TV (Channel 40; WILDWOOD, NJ; Owner: SOUTH JERSEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WNJS (Channel 23; CAMDEN, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WMCN-TV (Channel 53; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: LENFEST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPSJ-LP (Channel 8; HAMMONTON, ETC., NJ; Owner: ENGLE BROADCASTING)

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