Mays Landing, New Jersey
|Mays Landing, New Jersey|
|Census designated place|
Main Street in Mays Landing in 2006
Map of Mays Landing CDP in Atlantic County. Inset: Location of Atlantic County in New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Mays Landing, New Jersey
|Named for||Captain George May|
|• Total||1.885 sq mi (4.881 km2)|
|• Land||1.660 sq mi (4.299 km2)|
|• Water||0.225 sq mi (0.581 km2) 11.91%|
|Elevation||13 ft (4 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Density||1,286.2/sq mi (496.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||02390140|
Mays Landing is an unincorporated community and census designated place (CDP) located within Hamilton Township, Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. At the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 2,135. It is the county seat of Atlantic County. The community was named for Captain George May, who sailed the Great Egg Harbor River in 1740, and purchased land in the area in 1756.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Mays Landing had a total area of 1.885 square miles (4.881 km2), of which, 1.660 square miles (4.299 km2) of it was land and 0.225 square miles (0.581 km2) of it (11.91%) was water.
The community is 20 miles (32 km) west of Atlantic City. The community known as Mizpah is located 5 miles (8 km) west of Mays Landing on U.S. Route 40 but is sometimes considered part of it, with ZIP codes of 08330 and 08342. McKee City is an unincorporated area 4 miles (6 km) east of Mays Landing on US 40.
1990-2010 2000 2010
At the 2010 United States Census, there were 2,135 people, 859 households, and 572.1 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,286.2 per square mile (496.6/km2). There were 949 housing units at an average density of 571.7 per square mile (220.7/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 88.99% (1,900) White, 5.48% (117) Black or African American, 0.47% (10) Native American, 0.98% (21) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 1.92% (41) from other races, and 2.15% (46) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 7.26% (155) of the population.
There were 859 households, of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the CDP, 20.6% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 33.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.7 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.
At the 2000 United States Census, there were 2,321 people, 892 households and 599 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 527.1/km2 (1,362.8/mi2). There were 952 housing units at an average density of 216.2/km2 (559.0/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.25% White, 5.00% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.22% Pacific Islander, 0.78% from other races, and 1.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.96% of the population.
There were 892 households of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.12.
25.4% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.
The median household income was $52,628 and the median family income was $60,000. Males had a median income of $41,432 compared with $30,154 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $23,477. About 4.9% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over.
Mays Landing is served by Oakcrest High School, part of the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District. Schools within the Hamilton Township Schools are William Davies Middle School, the George L. Hess Educational complex and the Shaner School.
The Atlantic County Institute of Technology, established in 1974 and located on a campus covering 58 acres (23 ha), provides vocational instruction to high school students and adults from across Atlantic County, and was one of eight schools in the state recognized in 2008 as a Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education.
Atlantic Cape Community College was the second community college to be established in New Jersey, and moved to its campus in Mays Landing in February 1968 where it now serves students from both Atlantic County and Cape May County.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Mays Landing include:
- Cory Bird (born 1978), American football safety who played for the Indianapolis Colts.
- Ilsley Boone (1879–1968), established and ran the national headquarters of the American Sunbathing Association at Sunshine Park (which operated from 1931 to 1983) in Mays Landing.
- Suzette Charles (born 1963), singer and entertainer, who became Miss America 1984
- Darren Drozdov (born 1969), former wrestler for WWE and NFL player for the Denver Broncos
- William Moore (1810–1878), who served in the United States House of Representatives, where he represented New Jersey's 1st congressional district from 1867 to 1871
- Sharon Kay Penman (born 1945), historical novelist.
- Graciela Rivera (1921-2011), first Puerto Rican to sing a lead role at the Metropolitan Opera.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Mays Landing has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
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- LeConey, Bill. "FOOTBALL / HOKIES' BIRD INJURED IN LOSS", The Press of Atlantic City, January 5, 2000. Accessed September 19, 2012. "Bird, a junior from Mays Landing, finished with three tackles, one for a loss."
- "Hamilton to get $300,000 with sale of former nudist colony site". Press of Atlantic City.
- Chira, Susan. "To First Black Miss America, Victory Is a Means to an End", The New York Times, September 19, 1983. Accessed December 4, 2007. "Her home is in Mays Landing, 15 miles (24 km) west of Atlantic City, the site of the contest."
- "Wrestler 'The Droz' hurt in match", Associated Press Archive, October 6, 1999. Accessed June 22, 2007. "Professional wrestler Darren Drozdov was undergoing surgery today, after fracturing his neck during a match at Nassau Coliseum. Drozdov, aka 'The Droz,' was wrestling D'Lo Brown Tuesday night when the accident occurred. Drozdov, 30, of Mays Landing, N.J., was taken by ambulance to the Nassau County Medical Center in serious condition."
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- Simpson, David. "Mays Landing author feels equally at home in Europe of Middle Ages", The Press of Atlantic City, October 26, 2011. Accessed September 19, 2012. "When Sharon Kay Penman, of Mays Landing, speaks of completing a novel, she sounds like one of her characters: a medieval warrior."
- Obituary. "GRACIELA RIVERA ZUMCHAK", The Press of Atlantic City, July 20, 2011. Accessed September 19, 2012. "ZUMCHAK, GRACIELA RIVERA 90 - of Mays Landing went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 17, 2011."
- Climate Summary for Mays Landing, New Jersey
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