Sea Isle City, New Jersey
Sea Isle City, New Jersey
|City of Sea Isle City|
Fish Alley and Fire Department
Sea Isle City highlighted in Cape May County. Inset map: Cape May County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Sea Isle City, New Jersey
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||May 22, 1882|
|• Type||Faulkner Act (mayor–council)|
|• Body||City Council|
|• Mayor||Leonard C. Desiderio (term ends June 30, 2023)|
|• Administrator||George Savastano|
|• Municipal clerk||Shannon Romano|
|• Total||2.75 sq mi (7.13 km2)|
|• Land||2.20 sq mi (5.71 km2)|
|• Water||0.55 sq mi (1.42 km2) 19.93%|
|Area rank||361st of 565 in state|
9th of 16 in county
|Elevation||7 ft (2 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Rank||483rd of 566 in state|
11th of 16 in county
|• Density||974.5/sq mi (376.3/km2)|
|• Density rank||385th of 566 in state|
8th of 16 in county
|Time zone||UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))|
|Area code(s)||609 exchanges: 263, 427, 861|
|GNIS feature ID||0885389|
Sea Isle City is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. It is part of the Ocean City Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 2,114, reflecting a decline of 721 (-25.4%) from the 2,835 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 143 (+5.3%) from the 2,692 counted in the 1990 Census. Visitors raise the population to as much as 40,000 during the peak summer season from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Sea Isle City is located on Ludlam Island, which also contains the Strathmere section of Upper Township.
Sea Isle City was originally incorporated as a borough on May 22, 1882, from portions of Dennis Township, based on the results of a referendum held six days earlier. The borough was reincorporated on March 31, 1890. In March 1907, portions of Dennis Township and Upper Township were annexed to Sea Isle City. In April 1905, portions of Sea Isle City were annexed to Upper Township. On April 30, 1907, the area was reincorporated as the City of Sea Isle City, based on the results of a referendum held on April 20, 1907. The name derives from its location on the Atlantic Ocean.
Sea Isle City was founded in 1882 by Charles K. Landis, who was also the founder of Vineland, New Jersey. The main street in town, Landis Avenue, is named for its founder. The oldest building in Sea Isle City is The Colonnade Inn, a Victorian building dating back to the 1800s. From 1885 until 1924, Sea Isle City was the location of Ludlam's Beach Lighthouse. The structure was moved to the corner of Landis Avenue and 35th Street (3414 Landis Avenue), and was a private residence (offered for rental) for many years. A non-profit group, The Friends of the Ludlam Beach Lighthouse, was unsuccessful in its efforts to raise enough money to save the building from demolition by moving it to a new location and restoring it. It was demolished on September 21, 2010, to make way for new town homes.
The oil tanker MV Sea Isle City was renamed for this city when it was reflagged and registered in the United States in 1987 during Operation Earnest Will. It was struck by a Silkworm missile off Kuwait on October 16, 1987, wounding 18 crew members and seriously damaging the ship.
There have been many hurricanes and huge storms that have hit the small island of Sea Isle City, New Jersey. The storms of the 1890s, 1920s, and the 1944 Great Atlantic Hurricane have been some of the worst natural disasters to hit the coast of New Jersey. The Ash Wednesday Storm of 1962, a major Nor'easter that hit on March 6, 1962, tops all other storms that have hit the area in the recent past, with three days of continuous rain. Many people evacuated in time to save their lives, but came back to find their homes and assets destroyed. Eventually, the only way out of town was the causeway, and when that flooded, rescuers had to use helicopters to evacuate the rest of the town. It was categorized as a "100-year storm," in which almost every beachfront home or property was destroyed or damaged.
About a week later when the storm had subsided, Sea Isle City citizens moved back into their homes and began the needed revisions. As a result of the storm, a "dune line" was formed, and this caused beachfront businesses and homes to move back from the shoreline an average of one block.
Sea Isle City has long been popular with summer visitors. In 2002, the printed message on its signature water tower was changed from "Welcome to Sea Isle City" to "Smile! You're in Sea Isle City". The word "City" was later removed from the message in 2018.
The "Sara the Turtle Festival" is one of the city's annual festivals, celebrating a fictional turtle named Sara. Aimed towards families with young children, the festival features live animal exhibits and face painting meant to educate children about the local environment. The city hosts a Polar bear plunge every February, holding the 25th annual event in 2019, featuring many participants dressed in costume.
In 1999, the city's only amusement park, Fun City, was closed and the land was sold for development of beach homes. In 2009, a new amusement park called Gillian's Funland was opened on JFK Boulevard by the bay as a public-private venture between Sea Isle City and neighboring Ocean City mayor Jay Gillian. Funland was permanently removed, however, following the 2013 summer season for financial reasons in part due to losses from Hurricane Sandy.
In 2011, Sea Isle City began a $14 million makeover to create a public corridor from the bay to the ocean. Plans included a new boathouse on the marina, installing a new playground and basketball courts on JFK Boulevard and erecting a pavilion and band shell at Excursion Park on the city's Promenade overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Sea Isle City became one of the first municipalities in New Jersey, along with Salem City and Egg Harbor City, to receive LED streetlights powered solely by wind and solar energy. The lights were installed at the Promenade at JFK Boulevard by the South Jersey Economic Development District and the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city had a total area of 2.75 square miles (7.13 km2), including 2.20 square miles (5.71 km2) of land and 0.55 square miles (1.42 km2) of water (19.93%).
Sea Isle City is a beach town with most of its housing used for vacation rentals and second homes. It has a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) beachfront promenade starting at 29th Street and ending on 57th street and several arcades, shops, restaurants and bars in the center of town. The epicenter of the town is John F. Kennedy Blvd. (41st Street).
Sea Isle is not an "island city" as it shares its land on Ludlam Island with Strathmere, which is part of Upper Township. Neighboring Ocean City, however, is an island city as it include's the entire island.
1890-2000 1890-1920 1890
1930-1990 2000 2010
The 2010 United States Census counted 2,114 people, 1,041 households, and 646 families in the city. The population density was 974.5 inhabitants per square mile (376.3/km2). There were 6,900 housing units at an average density of 3,180.8 per square mile (1,228.1/km2). The racial makeup was 98.63% (2,085) White, 0.09% (2) Black or African American, 0.24% (5) Native American, 0.19% (4) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.47% (10) from other races, and 0.38% (8) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.41% (51) of the population.
Of the 1,041 households, 9.8% had children under the age of 18; 50.0% were married couples living together; 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present and 37.9% were non-families. Of all households, 34.1% were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.54.
10.7% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 13.2% from 25 to 44, 37.6% from 45 to 64, and 32.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 58.1 years. For every 100 females, the population had 97.9 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 97.4 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $54,715 (with a margin of error of +/- $9,859) and the median family income was $80,219 (+/- $21,265). Males had a median income of $66,771 (+/- $34,710) versus $44,087 (+/- $6,534) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $47,174 (+/- $10,684). About 3.1% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 2,835 people, 1,370 households, and 794 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,287.3 people per square mile (497.5/km2). There were 6,622 housing units at an average density of 1, 162.2/km2 (3,006.9/sq mi). The racial makeup of the city was 97.88% White, 0.28% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.06% of the population.
As of the 2000 Census, 30.5% of Sea Isle City residents were of Irish ancestry, the 34th-highest percentage of any municipality in the United States, and sixth-highest in New Jersey, among all places with more than 1,000 residents identifying their ancestry.
There were 1,370 households, out of which 15.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.0% were non-families. 37.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.71.
In the city, the population was spread out, with 15.7% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 20.8% from 25 to 44, 31.4% from 45 to 64, and 27.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $45,708, and the median income for a family was $62,847. Males had a median income of $42,713 versus $31,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $28,754. About 6.4% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.7% of those under age 18 and 10.2% of those age 65 or over.
Since July 1, 2007, Sea Isle City has been governed within the Faulkner Act, formally known as the Optional Municipal Charter Law, under the Mayor-Council form of government. The city is one of 71 municipalities (of the 565) statewide that use this form of government. The governing body is comprised of the Mayor and the five-member City Council. The mayor and council members serve four-year terms of office and are chosen at-large on a non-partisan basis as part of the May municipal elections. Either three council seats or two council seats and the mayoral seat are up for election in odd-numbered years. Prior to 2007, Sea Isle City had been governed under the Walsh Act form of New Jersey municipal government, by a three-member commission, starting in 1913.
As of 2020[update], the Mayor of Sea Isle City is Leonard C. Desiderio, whose term of office ends on June 30, 2023. Members of the City Council are Council President J.B. Feeley (2021), Frank P. Edwardi Jr. (2023), Jack C. Gibson (2021), William J. Kehner Sr. (2023) and Mary Tighe (2021).
Federal, state and county representation
For the 116th United States Congress, New Jersey's Second Congressional District is represented by Jeff Van Drew (R, Dennis Township). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2021) and Bob Menendez (Paramus, term ends 2025).
For the 2020–2021 session (Senate, General Assembly), the 1st Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Mike Testa (R, Vineland) and in the General Assembly by Antwan McClellan (R, Ocean City) and Erik K. Simonsen (R, Lower Township).
Cape May County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders consisting of five members, elected at-large in partisan elections to three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with one or two seats coming up for election each year; At an annual reorganization held each January, the freeholders select one member to serve as Director and another to serve as Vice-Director. As of 2018[update], Cape May County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Gerald M. Thornton (Republican Party, Cape May Court House in Middle Township; term as freeholder expires December 31, 2019, term as freeholder director ends 2018), Freeholder Vice-Director Leonard C. Desiderio (R, Sea Isle City; term as freeholder and as freeholder vice-director ends 2018), E. Marie Hayes (R, Ocean City; 2019), Will Morey (R, Wildwood Crest; 2020) and Jeffrey L. Pierson (R. Upper Township; 2020). The county's constitutional officers are County Clerk Rita Marie Fulginiti (R, 2020, Ocean City), Sheriff Robert Nolan (R, 2020, Lower Township) and Surrogate Dean Marcolongo (R, 2022, Upper Township).
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 2,060 registered voters in Sea Isle City, of which 340 (16.5%) were registered as Democrats, 1,090 (52.9%) were registered as Republicans and 629 (30.5%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There was one voter registered to another party.
In the 2012 presidential election, Republican Mitt Romney received 60.4% of the vote (916 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 38.7% (587 votes), and other candidates with 0.9% (13 votes), among the 1,532 ballots cast by the city's 2,082 registered voters (16 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 73.6%. In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 58.6% of the vote (977 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama, who received 40.1% (669 votes), with 1,668 ballots cast among the city's 2,041 registered voters, for a turnout of 81.7%. In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 61.7% of the vote (1,041 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry, who received 37.0% (625 votes), with 1,687 ballots cast among the city's 2,177 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 77.5.
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 81.2% of the vote (936 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 17.9% (206 votes), and other candidates with 1.0% (11 votes), among the 1,172 ballots cast by the city's 2,033 registered voters (19 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 57.6%. In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 59.6% of the vote (753 ballots cast), ahead of both Democrat Jon Corzine with 32.4% (409 votes) and Independent Chris Daggett with 4.6% (58 votes), with 1,264 ballots cast among the city's 2,094 registered voters, yielding a 60.4% turnout.
Resident public school students had been served by the Sea Isle City School District until the end of the 2012 school year. Merger discussions with the Ocean City School District in 2008 ended after the Ocean City district indicated that it did want to accept Sea Isle City's tenured teachers, which it would be required to do under state law. Sea Isle City had been spending as much as $35,000 per student and hoped to see savings through the merger, even after adding in transportation costs. The Sea Isle City district graduated its last eighth-grade class in June 2009 and with the 2010–11 school year, students from Sea Isle City started attending the Ocean City schools starting in fifth grade. As of June 30, 2012, Sea Isle City School District no longer operates, in the face of an order by the commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Education that was based on declining enrollment and budgetary issues.
All Sea Isle City students in public school for kindergarten through twelfth grade are served by the Ocean City School District. As of the 2017–18 school year, the district, comprised of three schools, had an enrollment of 2,147 students and 180.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.1:1. Schools in the district (with 2017-18 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Ocean City Primary School (K-3; 348 students), Ocean City Intermediate School (4-8; 527 students) and Ocean City High School (9-12; 1,256 students). Students from Corbin City, Longport and Upper Township attend Ocean City High School for ninth through twelfth grades as part of sending/receiving relationships with their respective school districts.
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.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden operates Bishop McHugh Regional School, a Catholic K-8 school, in Ocean View, Dennis Township, which has a Cape May Courthouse postal address. It is the parish school of Sea Isle City Catholic Church and three other churches.
Cape May County Library operates Sea Isle City Branch Library.
Roads and highways
The city had a total of 33.06 miles (53.20 km) of roadways, of which 27.53 miles (44.31 km) were maintained by the municipality and 5.53 miles (8.90 km) by Cape May County.
Exit 17 on the southbound Garden State Parkway in Dennis Township provides access to Sea Isle City via Sea Isle Boulevard (County Route 625), which becomes JFK Boulevard. Landis Boulevard (County Route 619) follows the ocean and forms part of Ocean Drive, traversing 5 miles (8.0 km) across the city, from the Strathmere section of Upper Township in the north to Avalon in the south.
Turtle awareness is an important aspect in Sea Isle City. There are numerous signs in the city to watch for turtle crossings in order to prevent further endangerment of the species. One of the more common species of turtles located on the island is the diamondback terrapins. Due to recent coastal development natural turtle nesting areas have deteriorated. Therefore, the turtles create their nesting areas on highway embankments and are subject to being struck by a motor vehicle. From 1989 to 1995 there have been a total of 4,020 turtles killed in Cape May Peninsula.
NJ Transit offers the 315 inter-city bus route that runs through the town three times a day and shuttles people to and from Philadelphia, and the 319 route to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan. However, due to weight restrictions on the Townsend Inlet Bridge, New Jersey Transit 315/319 bus service only stops on Central Avenue and JFK Boulevard. Service was previously suspended due to summer traffic until a deal has been reached.
Sea Isle City used to have a trackless trolley service that operated along Landis Avenue. Since 2013, Atlantic City Jitney has served Sea Isle City with a route running along Landis Avenue from June through September.
Rail service was provided to the island by both the Atlantic City Railroad, a subsidiary of the Philadelphia and Reading Railway, and the West Jersey and Seashore Railroad, owned by the rival Pennsylvania Railroad. The Atlantic City Railroad's line was a continuation of its line to Ocean City, running across Corson's Inlet and through Strathmere. The West Jersey and Seashore Railroad tracks branched from the Cape May Line at Sea Isle Junction, and entered the city at 41st Street, from where it continued south to Stone Harbor. The train was in use from the early 1900s until the mid-1930s after the merger of the two railroads when the tracks were removed and the streets were paved due to increased use of cars.
According to the Köppen climate classification system, Sea Isle City, New Jersey has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa) with hot, moderately humid summers, cool winters and year-around precipitation. Cfa climates are characterized by all months having an average mean temperature > 32.0 °F (> 0.0 °C), at least four months with an average mean temperature ≥ 50.0 °F (≥ 10.0 °C), at least one month with an average mean temperature ≥ 71.6 °F (≥ 22.0 °C) and no significant precipitation difference between seasons. During the summer months in Sea Isle City, a cooling afternoon sea breeze is present on most days, but episodes of extreme heat and humidity can occur with heat index values ≥ 95 °F (≥ 35 °C). During the winter months, episodes of extreme cold and wind can occur with wind chill values < 0 °F (< -18 °C). The plant hardiness zone at Sea Isle City Beach is 7b with an average annual extreme minimum air temperature of 5.5 °F (-14.7 °C). The average seasonal (Nov-Apr) snowfall total is between 12 and 18 inches (31 and 46 cm), and the average snowiest month is February which corresponds with the annual peak in nor'easter activity.
|Climate data for Sea Isle City Beach, NJ (1981-2010 Averages)|
|Average high °F (°C)||42.2
|Daily mean °F (°C)||34.2
|Average low °F (°C)||26.2
|Average precipitation inches (mm)||3.34
|Average relative humidity (%)||66.8||65.4||62.5||62.3||66.6||70.9||70.9||73.3||71.4||70.3||68.2||67.1||68.0|
|Average dew point °F (°C)||24.3
|Climate data for North Cape May, NJ Ocean Water Temperature (19 SW Sea Isle City)|
|Daily mean °F (°C)||37
According to the A. W. Kuchler U.S. potential natural vegetation types, Sea Isle City, New Jersey would have a dominant vegetation type of Northern Cordgrass (73) with a dominant vegetation form of Coastal Prairie (20).
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Sea Isle City include:
- Richard M. Atwater (1844–1922), chemist and glassmaker, who served as mayor of Sea Isle City from 1913–1917.
- Jeff Carter (born 1985), professional hockey player for the Los Angeles Kings.
- Steve Corino (born 1973), professional wrestler who works for Ring of Honor.
- Alexis Dziena (born 1984), actress.
- Joe Flacco (born 1985), quarterback for the Denver Broncos.
- Charles Lewis Fussell (1840-1909), landscape artist.
- Chris Gheysens (born c. 1972), president and chief executive officer of Wawa Inc.
- John C. Gibson (born 1934), former member of the New Jersey General Assembly.
- Ann J. Land (c. 1933–2010), member of the Philadelphia City Council from 1980 to 1992.
- Charles K. Landis (1833–1900), property developer in South Jersey, who was the founder and developer of Vineland and Sea Isle City.
- Josh Mathews (born 1980), play-by-play commentator with WWE and later, Impact Wrestling.
- John Stevens (born 1966), former defenseman who has coached in the NHL at various levels.
- 2019 Census Gazetteer Files: New Jersey Places, United States Census Bureau. Accessed July 1, 2020.
- US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
- 2020 New Jersey Mayors Directory, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. Accessed February 1, 2020.
- Business Administrator, Sea Isle City. Accessed October 28, 2019.
- Office of the City Clerk & Registrar of Vital Statistics, Sea Isle City. Accessed October 28, 2019.
- 2012 New Jersey Legislative District Data Book, Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, March 2013, p. 8.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: City of Sea Isle City, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed March 14, 2013.
- DP-1 - Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 for Sea Isle City city, Cape May County, New Jersey Archived February 12, 2020, at Archive.today, United States Census Bureau. Accessed October 17, 2012.
- Municipalities Sorted by 2011-2020 Legislative District, New Jersey Department of State. Accessed February 1, 2020.
- Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2010 for Sea Isle City city, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Accessed October 17, 2012.
- Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Minor Civil Divisions in New Jersey: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019, United States Census Bureau. Accessed May 21, 2020.
- GCT-PH1 Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - State -- County Subdivision from the 2010 Census Summary File 1 for New Jersey Archived May 26, 2015, at Archive.today, United States Census Bureau. Accessed October 17, 2012.
- Look Up a ZIP Code for Sea Isle City, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed December 3, 2011.
- Zip Codes, State of New Jersey. Accessed November 5, 2013.
- Area Code Lookup - NPA NXX for Sea Isle City, NJ, Area-Codes.com. Accessed November 5, 2013.
- U.S. Census website , United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
- Geographic codes for New Jersey, Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed September 1, 2019.
- US Board on Geographic Names, United States Geological Survey. Accessed September 4, 2014.
- Table 7. Population for the Counties and Municipalities in New Jersey: 1990, 2000 and 2010, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, February 2011. Accessed October 17, 2012.
- Wilson, Michael. "Where Police Rookies Get Their Feet Wet", The New York Times, May 22, 2009. Accessed July 4, 2011. "That season has arrived in Sea Isle City, a small coastal community about 140 miles from New York and 75 miles from Philadelphia whose population starting this weekend swells to 40,000 from about 2,600 and stays ballooned through Labor Day."
- Snyder, John P. The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 115. Accessed October 17, 2012.
- Honeyman, Abraham Van Doren. Index-analysis of the Statutes of New Jersey, 1896-1909: Together with References to All Acts, and Parts of Acts, in the 'General Statutes' and Pamphlet Laws Expressly Repealed: and the Statutory Crimes of New Jersey During the Same Period, p. 255. New Jersey Law Journal Publishing Company, 1910. Accessed October 1, 2015.
- Gannett, Henry. The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States, p. 278. United States Government Printing Office, 1905. Accessed October 1, 2015.
- Greenberg, Ted. "Historic Lighthouse Gets Demolished", WCAU, September 22, 2010. Accessed November 5, 2013. "Demolition began Tuesday on a Sea Isle City landmark after a failed bid to save it. The former 1885 Ludlam Beach Lighthouse, situated about a block from the beach at 3414 Landis Ave., was torn down to make way for new homes."
- Mann, Jim. "Silkworm Missile Off World Market, China's Envoy Says", Los Angeles Times, November 25, 1987. Accessed August 4, 2011. "On Oct. 16, a Silkworm apparently fired by Iranian forces heavily damaged the Sea Isle City, one of the Kuwaiti oil tankers re-registered under the American flag as part of the U.S. tanker escort effort."
- Urgo, Jacqueline. "Face-lift for Sea Isle City Shore resort embarks on a $13.4 million project to spiff up its entryway.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 7, 2009. Accessed August 4, 2011. "Building booms occurred after severe storms battered much of the New Jersey coastline in 1944 and 1962. In Sea Isle, the 1962 nor'easter destroyed or significantly damaged nearly every beachfront structure."
- "Sea Isle City's 2013 Sara the Turtle Festival Was Largest to Date", Cape May County Herald, June 21, 2013. Accessed November 5, 2013. "Sea Isle City – The 2013 Sara the Turtle Festival attracted hundreds of children and their families to Sea Isle City's Excursion Park on June 20. The annual event, which is hosted by Sea Isle's Division of Tourism, featured live animal and environmental exhibits, a 'Diaper Derby' for crawling babies, 'Turtle Races' on the sand for older children, a live performance by 'The Turtlesingers' and other free entertainment."
- Rose, Lisa. "Polar Bear Plunge in Sea Isle City features sleet, Speedos and bikinis", The Star-Ledger, February 19, 2013. Accessed November 5, 2013. "Sleet rained down on folks in Speedos and bikinis in Sea Isle City this past weekend, as the town hosted its 19th annual Polar Bear Plunge. The cold jump in the ocean was only part of the politically incorrect spectacle, which featured a phantasmagoric costume contest and a ceremonial crowning of a Polar Bear King and Queen."
- Ianieri, Brian , "Sea Isle amusement park closes for good", Press of Atlantic City, February 22, 2014. Accessed July 21, 2014
- Miller, Michael. "Sea Isle City officials hope bay-to-ocean corridor will lead visitors to local attractions", The Press of Atlantic City, May 5, 2011. Accessed July 22, 2014.
- Procida, Lee. "Egg Harbor City and Sea Isle City to test hybrid streetlights", The Press of Atlantic City, May 11, 2011. Accessed July 22, 2014. "Egg Harbor and Sea Isle cities will join Salem as the first in the state to get streetlights powered solely by the wind and sun, a technology with the potential to take tens of thousands of lampposts off the electricity grid in southern New Jersey."
- Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed May 21, 2015.
- Areas touching Sea Isle City, MapIt. Accessed March 5, 2020.
- Cape May County, Coalition for a Healthy NJ. Accessed March 5, 2020.
- New Jersey Municipal Boundaries, New Jersey Department of Transportation. Accessed November 15, 2019.
- Census Estimates for New Jersey April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019, United States Census Bureau. Accessed May 21, 2020.
- Barnett, Bob. Population Data for Cape May County Municipalities, 1810 - 2000, WestJersey.org, January 6, 2011. Accessed October 17, 2012.
- Compendium of censuses 1726-1905: together with the tabulated returns of 1905, New Jersey Department of State, 1906. Accessed November 5, 2013.
- Porter, Robert Percival. Preliminary Results as Contained in the Eleventh Census Bulletins: Volume III - 51 to 75, p. 97. United States Census Bureau, 1890. Accessed November 5, 2013.
- Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910: Population by Counties and Minor Civil Divisions, 1910, 1900, 1890, United States Census Bureau, p. 336. Accessed October 17, 2012.
- "Fifteenth Census of the United States: 1930 - Population Volume I", United States Census Bureau, p. 715. Accessed October 17, 2012.
- Table 6. New Jersey Resident Population by Municipality: 1930 - 1990, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Accessed June 28, 2015.
- Census 2000 Profiles of Demographic / Social / Economic / Housing Characteristics for Sea Isle City city, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed October 17, 2012.
- DP-1: Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2000 - Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data for Sea Isle City city, Cape May County, New Jersey Archived February 12, 2020, at Archive.today, United States Census Bureau. Accessed October 17, 2012.
- DP03: Selected Economic Characteristics from the 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates for Sea Isle City city, Cape May County, New Jersey Archived February 13, 2020, at Archive.today, United States Census Bureau. Accessed June 21, 2012.
- Irish Communities, EPodunk. Accessed June 9, 2007.
- Burczewski, Ron. "Sea Isle City 11/07/07 Our new government", Cape May County Herald, November 7, 2007. Accessed April 30, 2008.
- Inventory of Municipal Forms of Government in New Jersey, Rutgers University Center for Government Studies, July 1, 2011. Accessed November 18, 2019.
- "The Commission Form of Municipal Government" Archived 2015-06-05 at the Wayback Machine, p. 53. Accessed June 3, 2015.
- "Forms of Municipal Government in New Jersey", p. 8. Rutgers University Center for Government Studies. Accessed June 3, 2015.
- Office of the Mayor, Sea Isle City. Accessed October 28, 2019.
- City Council, Sea Isle City. Accessed March 5, 2020.
- 2019 Municipal Data Sheet, Sea Isle City. Accessed October 28, 2019.
- The Official Cape May County 2019 Directory, Cape May County, New Jersey. Accessed March 5, 2020.
- 2019 County & Municipal Elected Officials Cape May County, NJ -- July 2019, Cape May County, New Jersey, July 9, 2019. Accessed September 16, 2019.
- Cape May County Statement of Vote 2019 Cape May County Municipal Election, Cape May County, New Jersey, updated May 23, 2019. Accessed October 28, 2019.
- Cape May County Statement of Vote 2017 Cape May County Municipal Election, Cape May County, New Jersey, updated May 9, 2017. Accessed October 28, 2019.
- Plan Components Report, New Jersey Redistricting Commission, December 23, 2011. Accessed February 1, 2020.
- 2019 New Jersey Citizen's Guide to Government, New Jersey League of Women Voters. Accessed October 30, 2019.
- Districts by Number for 2011-2020, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed January 6, 2013.
- Directory of Representatives: New Jersey, United States House of Representatives. Accessed January 3, 2019.
- About Cory Booker, United States Senate. Accessed January 26, 2015. "He now owns a home and lives in Newark's Central Ward community."
- Biography of Bob Menendez, United States Senate, January 26, 2015. "He currently lives in Paramus and has two children, Alicia and Robert."
- Senators of the 116th Congress from New Jersey. United States Senate. Accessed April 17, 2019. "Booker, Cory A. - (D - NJ) Class II; Menendez, Robert - (D - NJ) Class I"
- Legislative Roster 2020–2021 Session, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed April 16, 2020.
- District 1 Legislators, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed April 16, 2020.
- Cape May County Freeholders Home Page, Cape May County, New Jersey. Accessed June 6, 2018.
- Gerald M. Thornton, Cape May County, New Jersey. Accessed June 6, 2018.
- Leonard C. Desiderio, Cape May County, New Jersey. Accessed June 6, 2018.
- E. Marie Hayes, Cape May County, New Jersey. Accessed June 6, 2018.
- Will Morey, Cape May County, New Jersey. Accessed June 6, 2018.
- Jeffrey L. Pierson, Cape May County, New Jersey. Accessed June 6, 2018.
- The Official Cape May County 2018 Directory, Cape May County, New Jersey. Accessed June 6, 2018.
- 2018 County Data Sheet, Cape May County, New Jersey. Accessed June 6, 2018.
- County Clerk, Cape May County, New Jersey. Accessed June 6, 2018.
- Members List: Clerks, Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey. Accessed June 6, 2018.
- Home Page, Cape May County Sheriff. Accessed June 6, 2018.
- Members List: Sheriffs, Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey. Accessed June 6, 2018.
- Surrogate, Cape May County, New Jersey. Accessed June 6, 2018.
- Members List: Surrogates, Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey. Accessed June 6, 2018.
- Constitutional Officers, Cape May County, New Jersey. Accessed June 6, 2018.
- Voter Registration Summary - Cape May, New Jersey Department of State Division of Elections, March 23, 2011. Accessed October 17, 2012.
- "Presidential General Election Results - November 6, 2012 - Cape May County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Elections. March 15, 2013. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
- "Number of Registered Voters and Ballots Cast - November 6, 2012 - General Election Results - Cape May County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Elections. March 15, 2013. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
- 2008 Presidential General Election Results: Cape May County, New Jersey Department of State Division of Elections, December 23, 2008. Accessed October 17, 2012.
- 2004 Presidential Election: Cape May County, New Jersey Department of State Division of Elections, December 13, 2004. Accessed October 17, 2012.
- "Governor - Cape May County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Elections. January 29, 2014. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
- "Number of Registered Voters and Ballots Cast - November 5, 2013 - General Election Results - Cape May County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Elections. January 29, 2014. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
- 2009 Governor: Cape May County Archived October 17, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, New Jersey Department of State Division of Elections, December 31, 2009. Accessed October 17, 2012.
- Editorial. "Merging schools / Law makes it hard", The Press of Atlantic City, June 30, 2008.
- Ianieri, Brian. "Sea Isle sends off eight in city's last graduation", The Press of Atlantic City, June 19, 2009. Accessed August 4, 2011. "Facing declining enrollment and fewer children left in the seasonal city, the school board in March made a controversial decision to send fifth-grade to eighth-grade students to the Ocean City School District in the fall. Sea Isle's school will retain pre-kindergarten through fourth-grade classes. The city's high school-age students have long attended Ocean City High School."
- Rudloff, Mary. "State orders Sea Isle City school to close; Sea Isle, Ocean City school boards vote not to stand in the way; students to come to Ocean City", Ocean City Sentinel, May 2, 2012. Accessed October 28, 2019. "By voting to not oppose the Order to Show Cause, both school districts agree to expand the send-receive relationship, sending Sea Isle's students in kindergarten through third grade to Ocean City beginning in September. Sea Isle's students in grades four through 12 already attend school in Ocean City."
- District information for Ocean City School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed October 27, 2019.
- School Data for the Ocean City School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed October 27, 2019.
- Ocean City Primary School, Ocean City School District. Accessed January 10, 2017.
- Ocean City Intermediate School, Ocean City School District. Accessed January 10, 2017.
- Ocean City High School, Ocean City School District. Accessed January 10, 2017.
- Schools, Ocean City School District. Accessed January 10, 2017.
- New Jersey School Directory for Ocean City School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
- Ocean City High School 2016 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed August 6, 2017. "Ocean City High School is a comprehensive high school serving the communities of Ocean City, Upper Township, Sea Isle City, Corbin City and Longport, with an enrollment of over 1,250 students."
- 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."
- 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."
- Leach, Ben (September 10, 2010). "Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School in Ocean View opens doors to kindergartners, pre-K students". Press of Atlantic City. Retrieved September 14, 2020.
Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School in the Ocean View section of Dennis Township
- "Zoning Map" (PDF). Dennis Township. Retrieved September 14, 2020. - Compare to the address: "2221 Rt. 9 North, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210"
- "About". Bishop McHugh Regional School. Retrieved September 14, 2020.
- "Sea Isle City". Cape May County Library. Retrieved September 18, 2020.
- Cape May County Mileage by Municipality and Jurisdiction, New Jersey Department of Transportation, May 2010. Accessed November 5, 2013.
- Cape May County Route 625 Straight Line Diagram, New Jersey Department of Transportation, August 1999. Accessed November 5, 2013.
- Cape May County Route 619 Straight Line Diagram, New Jersey Department of Transportation, August 1999. Accessed November 5, 2013.
- Wood, Roger; Herlands, Rosalind (1997). "Turtles and tires: the impact of roadkills on northern diamondback terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin terrapin, populations on the Cape May Peninsula, southern New Jersey, USA". Proceedings: Conservation, Restoration, and Management of Tortoises and Turtles-An International Conference. 1.
- Cape May County Bus/Rail Connections, backed up by the Internet Archive as of May 22, 2009. Accessed August 4, 2011.
- South Jersey Transit Guide Archived September 29, 2018, at the Wayback Machine, Cross County Connection, as of April 1, 2010. Accessed December 15, 2014.
- Procida, Lee. "NJ Transit suspends bus service to Sea Isle City, citing aging bridge, soon-to-be crowded resort streets", The Press of Atlantic City, May 29, 2012. Accessed July 22, 2014. "NJ Transit is indefinitely suspending bus service to Sea Isle City starting today and continuing at least until the county repairs the aged Townsends Inlet Bridge."
- Sea Isle City Trolley, SeaIsleTourism.com. Accessed November 5, 2013.
- Staff. "Take the trolley in Sea Isle City", Cape May County Herald, June 21, 2998. Accessed November 5, 2013.
- Jitney Information, Visit Sea Isle City. Accessed October 28, 2019.
- Acton, John; and Andrescavage, Michael. Station Page for the Atlantic City Railroad - Cape May Branch, SJRail.com. Accessed November 7, 2013.
- Andrescavage, Michael W. Sr. West Jersey and Seashore Railroad, SJRail.com. Accessed November 7, 2013.
- "USDA Interactive Plant Hardiness Map". United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
- Time Series Values for Individual Locations, PRISM Climate Group Oregon State University. Accessed March 18, 2020.
- Water Temperature Table of All Coastal Regions, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Accessed March 18, 2020.
- U.S. Potential Natural Vegetation, Original Kuchler Types, v2.0 (Spatially Adjusted to Correct Geometric Distortions), Data Basin. Accessed March 18, 2020.
- Edward Wanton Smith Papers, 1681-1971 Archived May 15, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, Haverford College. Accessed December 3, 2011.
- Stafford, Michael F. Sea Isle City, p. 6. Arcadia Publishing, 2001. ISBN 0-7385-0517-X. Accessed December 3, 2011.
- Gormley, Chuck. "Trading Gagne may be a must", Courier-Post, July 9, 2010. Accessed May 21, 2011. "The team of Jeff Carter, a Sea Isle resident, Mike Testwuide and Michael Banwell won in 48 minutes, 1 second."
- Steve Corino, Warriors of Wrestling. Accessed October 1, 2015. "From: Sea Isle City, New Jersey"
- Alexis Dziena, Gossip Rocks. Accessed October 1, 2015. "Alexis spent many of her summers, growing up, in a small South New Jersey shore town, Sea Isle City."
- Cirilli, Kevin. "Next CEO Christopher T. Gheysens Explains Philly's Wawa Love Affair; Plus: Bangin' quesadillas, healthy eating options, and the business's expansion.", Philadelphia (magazine), April 23, 2012. Accessed October 8, 2015. "I have three brothers and grew up in South Jersey, spent my summers in Sea Isle, graduated from Villanova and then got my MBA at St. Joe's."
- 2006 Distinguished Service Award Recipients, New Jersey Department of Agriculture. Accessed April 14, 2007. "Jack Gibson's roots are deeply embedded in South Jersey. He was born in Atlantic City and has been a lifelong resident of Sea Isle City."
- Downey, Sally A. "Ann J. Chambers Land, 77; was on Council", The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 12, 2010. Accessed October 1, 2015. "Ann J. Chambers Land, 77, who represented the Fourth District on Philadelphia City Council for a decade before being unseated by Michael Nutter, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Tuesday at home in Sea Isle City."
- Our People of the Century; Charles K. Landis: Founder of a City, Creator of a Dream, Cumberland County, New Jersey. Accessed October 28, 2019. "Landis had a hand in establishing other South Jersey communities, including Sea Isle City, which was founded in 1879. Sea Isle was his last full-scale project."
- "Josh Mathews Profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved April 21, 2008.
- Servalli, Frank. "Kings' Stevens enjoys reunion", The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 31, 2010. Accessed October 23, 2011. "Sometime after watching the team he coached earlier in the year lose in the Stanley Cup finals last June, John Stevens was relaxing at his shore house in Sea Isle City when he received a call.... From a father's perspective, Los Angeles is 2,873 miles from his home base in Washington Township, N.J. For a tight-knit family man like Stevens, 44, who would be forced to leave his wife Stacy and hockey-loving sons John and Nolan behind, the decision wasn't an easy one."
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Sea Isle City, New Jersey.|
|Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Sea Isle City.|
- Sea Isle City web site
- Sea Isle City School
- Sea Isle City School's 2015–16 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- School Data for the Sea Isle City School, National Center for Education Statistics
- Sea Isle City Beach Patrol
- Sea Isle City Tourism Commission
- Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce
- The Upper Township Gazette serving Sea Isle Local community newspaper
|Beaches of New Jersey||Succeeded by|