Cape May County is the southernmost county in the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of the 2000 Census, the population is 102,326. It is included in the Ocean City Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its county seat is the Cape May Court House section of Middle Township. This county is part of the Delaware Valley area.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 620 square miles. 255 square miles of it is land and 365 square miles (58.86%) is water. Most of the county is flat and coastal. Sea level is the lowest point; the highest elevation is found at three areas in Belleplain State Forest in the county's northern corner which are approximately 60 feet above sea level.
The majority of Cape May County's industry is tourism, due to its beaches and location between the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. During the summer season (which traditionally ranges from Memorial Day to Labor Day), tourists often outnumber locals 9 to 1.
The common thread among cities on Cape May County peninsula is the 30 mile ribbon of clean, white sandy beaches which winds along the surf of the Atlantic Ocean. It connects the resorts of Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Avalon, Stone Harbor, the Wildwoods, and Cape May. Each of the resort communities of the Jersey Cape offers a wide variety of activities for seashore getaway.
Bio-diversity abounds on the Jersey Cape. Situated at the southernmost tip of New Jersey, and surrounded by water, the Jersey Cape is a natural stopover for countless migratory birds. The Jersey Cape is considered one of the top ten birding "hot spots" in the country with more than 400 species of birds spotted.
Over 40 species of saltwater fish are common the the ocean and bay area. During the summer months, warmer waters from the Gulf Stream bring marlin, dolphin and wahoo close to the Jersey Cape coast.
Mild winters and warm summers allow for hundreds of species of annuals, perennials and semi-tropical vegetation to thrive here, including several species of orchids.
Atlantic Cape Community College has campuses in Mays Landing and Cape May Court House, serving students from both Atlantic County and Cape May County.
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