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Avalon, New Jersey

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Avalon Borough highlighted in Cape May County. Inset map: Cape May County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
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Avalon Borough highlighted in Cape May County. Inset map: Cape May County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.

Avalon is a borough located in Cape May County, New Jersey, on Seven Mile Island. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 2,143. The Borough of Avalon is governed under the Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council) system of municipal government. Avalon's mayor is Martin Pagliughi.

Avalon is famous for being a Jersey Cape seashore resort. Its motto is "Cooler by a mile" which refers to the fact that it juts out into the Atlantic Ocean about a mile further than other barrier island resorts. Avalon was incorporated and deannexed from Middle Township in 1892.

Geography

Avalon is located at 39°5'35" North, 74°43'37" West (39.092928, -74.726880)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 12.7 km² (4.9 mi²). 10.9 km² (4.2 mi²) of it is land and 1.7 km² (0.7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 13.70% water.

Avalon borders Sea Isle City, Stone Harbor Borough, Middle Township, and the Atlantic Ocean.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 2,143 people, 1,045 households, and 668 families residing in the borough. The population density is 196.5/km² (508.4/mi²). There are 5,281 housing units at an average density of 484.3/km² (1,252.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough is 98.69% White, 0.14% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.05% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. 0.56% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,045 households out of which 12.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% are married couples living together, 5.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.0% are non-families. 33.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 17.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.05 and the average family size is 2.56.

In the borough the population is spread out with 14.1% under the age of 18, 2.9% from 18 to 24, 16.3% from 25 to 44, 33.9% from 45 to 64, and 32.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 56 years. For every 100 females there are 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.0 males.

The median income for a household in the borough is $59,196, and the median income for a family is $72,750. Males have a median income of $60,227 versus $39,886 for females. The per capita income for the borough is $50,016. 4.3% of the population and 2.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.6% of those under the age of 18 and 0.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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