Villas, New Jersey - Wikiwand
For faster navigation, this Iframe is preloading the Wikiwand page for Villas, New Jersey.

Villas, New Jersey

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Villas, New Jersey
Judge Nathaniel Foster House
Map of Villas highlighted within Cape May County. Right: Location of Cape May County in New Jersey.
Coordinates: 39°00′59″N 74°56′09″W / 39.016266°N 74.935969°W / 39.016266; -74.935969Coordinates: 39°00′59″N 74°56′09″W / 39.016266°N 74.935969°W / 39.016266; -74.935969
Country United States
State New Jersey
CountyCape May
TownshipLower
Area
 • Total3.909 sq mi (10.124 km2)
 • Land3.883 sq mi (10.058 km2)
 • Water0.026 sq mi (0.067 km2)  0.66%
Elevation16 ft (5 m)
Population
 • Total9,483
 • Density2,442.0/sq mi (942.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP code
08251[4]
Area code(s)609
FIPS code3476010[1][5]
GNIS feature ID02390438[1][6]

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.[7][8][9][10] At the 2010 census, the CDP's population was 9,483.[3]

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.[11]

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%).[1][12]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
19701,505
19802,73481.7%
19908,136197.6%
20009,06411.4%
20109,4834.6%
Population sources: 1970-1980[13]
1990-2010[9] 2000[14] 2010[3]

Census 2010

Villas Fire Department
Villas Fire Department

The 2010 United States census counted 9,483 people, 3,896 households, and 2,567 families 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 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 or Latino of any race were 6.18% (586) of the population.[3]

Of the 3,896 households, 25.0% had children under the age of 18; 44.6% were married couples living together; 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present and 34.1% were non-families. Of all households, 28.5% 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.[3]

22.3% of the population were 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, the population had 89.7 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 86.8 males.[3]

Census 2000

At the 2000 census[5] there were 9,064 people, 3,733 households, and 2,456 families 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.[14]

Of the 3,733 households 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 households were one person and 15.5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.98.[14]

The age distribution was 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% 65 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.[14]

The median household income was $33,563 and the median family income 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.[14]

Education

David C. Douglass Memorial School is in Villas
David C. Douglass Memorial School is in Villas
Lower Township Library
Lower Township Library

As with other parts of Lower Township, it is served by Lower Township School District for primary grades and Lower Cape May Regional School District for secondary grades.

One of the Lower Township elementary school facilities, David C. Douglass Memorial Elementary School (pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten), is in Villas CDP.[15][16] The other three elementary schools are in Cold Spring: Carl T. Mitnick (grades 1–2),[17] Maud Abrams (grades 3–4),[18] and Sandman Consolidated (grades 5–6).[19] The LCMR schools (Richard Teitelman Middle and Lower Cape May Regional High School) are in the Erma area.

Students are also eligible to attend Cape May County Technical High School in Cape May Court House, which serves students from the entire county in its comprehensive and vocational programs, which are offered without charge to students who are county residents.[20][21] Special needs students may be referred to Cape May County Special Services School District in the Cape May Court House area.

Wildwood Catholic Academy (PreK-12) in North Wildwood, of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden, is the closest Catholic school. Villas CDP had its own Catholic K-8 school, St. Raymond's School,[15][22] until 2007, when it merged into Our Lady Star of the Sea School in Cape May.[23] In 2010 that school merged into Cape Trinity Regional School (PreK – 8) in North Wildwood.[24] That school in turn merged into Wildwood Catholic Academy in 2020.[25]

Cape May County Library operates the Lower Township Library in Villas.[15][26]

Notable people

Atlantic horseshoe crab on the beach by Delaware Bay in Villas.
Atlantic horseshoe crab on the beach by Delaware Bay in Villas.

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Villas include:

References

  1. ^ a b c d Gazetteer of New Jersey Places, United States Census Bureau. Accessed July 21, 2016.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Villas Census Designated Place, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed October 18, 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e f DP-1 - Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data for Villas CDP, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed October 18, 2012.
  4. ^ Look Up a ZIP Code for Villas, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed October 18, 2012.
  5. ^ a b U.S. Census website, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  6. ^ US Board on Geographic Names, United States Geological Survey. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  7. ^ GCT-PH1 - Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place from the 2010 Census Summary File 1 for Cape May County, New Jersey Archived 2020-02-12 at archive.today, United States Census Bureau. Accessed January 13, 2013.
  8. ^ 2006-2010 American Community Survey Geography for New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed January 13, 2013.
  9. ^ a b New Jersey: 2010 - Population and Housing Unit Counts - 2010 Census of Population and Housing (CPH-2-32), United States Census Bureau, August 2012. Accessed January 13, 2013.
  10. ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed April 19, 2015.
  11. ^ Winning Mega Millions ticket sold in N.J. The Associated Press
  12. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  13. ^ Staff. 1980 Census of Population: Number of Inhabitants United States Summary, p. 1-141. United States Census Bureau, June 1983. Accessed January 12, 2012.
  14. ^ a b c d e DP-1 - Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2000 from the Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data for Villas CDP, New Jersey Archived 2020-02-12 at archive.today, United States Census Bureau. Accessed October 18, 2012.
  15. ^ a b c "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Villas CDP, NJ" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
    The area was identical as of the 2000 U.S. Census: "CENSUS 2000 BLOCK MAP: VILLAS CDP" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved September 23, 2020. - Pages 1 and 2.
    Also identical in the 1990 U.S. Census: "1990 COUNTY BLOCK MAP (RECREATED): CAPE MAY County" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved September 23, 2020. - Villas CDP is on pages 25 and 29.
    Memorial School, the former St. Raymond School, and the library are in the CDP.
  16. ^ "Memorial Directions". Lower Township School District. Retrieved September 23, 2020. [...]Memorial Elementary School - 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas, NJ 08204
  17. ^ Fichter, Jack (January 17, 2008). "VIDEO: Mitnick School Students Experience Jazz". Cape May County Herald. Retrieved May 16, 2021. [...]Mitnick School in Cold Spring[...]
  18. ^ Campbell, Al (January 5, 2010). "Two Boys, Two Families Rejoice at Births on New Year's Day 2010". Cape May County Herald. Retrieved May 16, 2021. [...]Maud Abrams Elementary School in Cold Spring[...]
  19. ^ Hovik, Johanna (August 29, 2016). "Teacher Preps for New School Year". Cape May County Herald. Retrieved May 16, 2021.
  20. ^ Frequently Asked Questions, Cape May County Technical High School. Accessed October 27, 2019. "All residents of Cape May County are eligible to attend Cape May County Technical High School.... The Cape May County Technical High School is a public school so there is no cost to residents of Cape May County."
  21. ^ Technical High School Admissions, Cape May County Technical High School. Accessed October 27, 2019. "All students who are residents of Cape May County may apply to the Technical High School."
  22. ^ "SCHOOLS IN THE DIOCESE OF CAMDEN". Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden. December 23, 2003. Retrieved September 11, 2020. Villas * St. Raymond Regional [...] 25 East Ocean Avenue
  23. ^ Ianeri, Brian (May 12, 2009). "Our Lady Star of the Sea school in Cape May to close in 2010". Press of Atlantic City. Retrieved September 11, 2020.
  24. ^ DiPasquale, Donna (June 22, 2010). "After 92 years, Star of the Sea School closes its doors". Cape Publishing, Inc. Retrieved September 11, 2020. - The author was the principal of Our Lady Star of the Sea Regional School.
  25. ^ Franklin, Chris (June 4, 2020). "2 Jersey Shore Catholic schools slated to close have been saved". Nj.com. NJ Advance Media. Retrieved September 11, 2020.
  26. ^ "Lower Township". Cape May County Library. Retrieved September 18, 2020. Address: 2600 Bayshore Rd, Villas, NJ 08251
  27. ^ "Michael Linnington Named to Head Wounded Warrior Project", Cape May County Herald, June 22, 2016. Accessed January 25, 2021. "Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Board of Directors June 16 announced the appointment of Michael S. Linnington, formerly of Villas, to the position of chief executive officer, effective July 18."
  28. ^ The Ran-Dells: Biography, AllMusic. Accessed October 18, 2012. "Steven Rappaport, Robert Rappaport, and John Spirt - three first cousins were the Ran-Dells. Home for Steven was Villas, NJ, Robert and John lived in Cape May, NJ."
{{bottomLinkPreText}} {{bottomLinkText}}
Villas, New Jersey
Listen to this article