Diamond Beach, New Jersey

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Diamond Beach, New Jersey
Census-designated place
In 2015
In 2015
Map of Diamond Beach CDP in Cape May County
Map of Diamond Beach CDP in Cape May County
Coordinates: 38°57′32″N 74°51′07″W / 38.958852°N 74.852009°W / 38.958852; -74.852009Coordinates: 38°57′32″N 74°51′07″W / 38.958852°N 74.852009°W / 38.958852; -74.852009
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Cape May
Township Lower
Area[1]
 • Total 0.157 sq mi (0.406 km2)
 • Land 0.157 sq mi (0.406 km2)
 • Water 0.000 sq mi (0.000 km2)  0.00%
Elevation[2] 7 ft (2 m)
Population (2010 Census)[3]
 • Total 136
 • Density 868.4/sq mi (335.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 609
FIPS code 3417815[4]
GNIS feature ID 02389406[5]

Diamond Beach is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Lower Township in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States.[6] It is part of the Ocean City Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the United States 2010 Census, the CDP's population was 136.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, Diamond Beach had a total area of 0.157 square miles (0.406 km2), all of which was land.[1][7]

Diamond Beach is home to many upscale townhouses and Seapointe Village, site of a police substation opened in 2013.[8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 136
2010 218 60.3%
Population sources: 2000[9] 2010[3]

Census 2010[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 136 people, 71 households, and 46.01 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 868.4 per square mile (335.3/km2). There were 845 housing units at an average density of 5,395.7 per square mile (2,083.3/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 100.00% (136) White, 0.00% (0) Black or African American, 0.00% (0) Native American, 0.00% (0) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.00% (0) from other races, and 0.00% (0) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.00% (0) of the population.[3]

There were 71 households out of which 9.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 2.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.2% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.92 and the average family size was 2.28.[3]

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 6.6% under the age of 18, 2.2% from 18 to 24, 11.8% from 25 to 44, 42.6% from 45 to 64, and 36.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 60.4 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 86.8 males.[3]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[4] there were 218 people, 103 households, and 73 families residing in the place. The population density was 526.1/km² (1,404.7/mi²). There were 1,017 housing units at an average density of 2,454.2/km² (6,553.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.33% White, 2.29% African American, 0.92% Asian, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.38% of the population.[9]

There were 103 households out of which 16.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.2% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.47.[9]

In the place the population was spread out with 12.4% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 17.4% from 25 to 44, 39.4% from 45 to 64, and 25.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.[9]

The median income for a household in the place was $83,787, and the median income for a family was $83,735. Males had a median income of over $100,000 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $54,883. None of the population or families were below the poverty line.[9]

Climate[edit]

During the summer months, frequent episodes of high humidity occur. Occasionally, heat index values exceed 95 °F (35 °C). During most summer afternoons, a sea breeze dominates the coastline keeping high temperatures several degrees cooler compared to areas farther inland. During most nights, relatively mild ocean waters keep the coastline several degrees warmer than areas farther inland. On average, July is the annual peak for thunderstorm activity. During the winter months, wind chill values occasionally fall below 0 °F (-18 °C). On average, the snowiest month of the year is February which corresponds with the annual peak for nor'easter activity.

Climate data for Diamond Beach, New Jersey (1981 – 2010 averages).
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 41.9
(5.5)
43.6
(6.4)
50.3
(10.2)
59.3
(15.2)
68.6
(20.3)
77.7
(25.4)
82.8
(28.2)
81.5
(27.5)
76.1
(24.5)
66.2
(19)
56.2
(13.4)
46.7
(8.2)
62.6
(17)
Average low °F (°C) 28.2
(−2.1)
29.9
(−1.2)
36.0
(2.2)
45.0
(7.2)
53.9
(12.2)
63.7
(17.6)
68.9
(20.5)
68.2
(20.1)
61.8
(16.6)
50.6
(10.3)
41.6
(5.3)
32.7
(0.4)
48.4
(9.1)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 3.36
(85.3)
2.81
(71.4)
4.16
(105.7)
3.64
(92.5)
3.60
(91.4)
3.19
(81)
3.79
(96.3)
4.09
(103.9)
3.27
(83.1)
3.61
(91.7)
3.24
(82.3)
3.62
(91.9)
42.38
(1,076.5)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 4.2
(10.7)
6.3
(16)
1.6
(4.1)
0.2
(0.5)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.2
(0.5)
2.4
(6.1)
14.9
(37.8)
Source: PRISM [10]
Climate data for Atlantic City, New Jersey (Ocean Water Temperature).
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °F (°C) 37
(3)
35
(2)
42
(6)
48
(9)
56
(13)
63
(17)
70
(21)
73
(23)
70
(21)
61
(16)
53
(12)
44
(7)
54
(12)
Source: NOAA [11]

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Preceded by
Wildwood Crest
Beaches of New Jersey Succeeded by
Cape May