About This Place
Mays Landing is a census-designated place located within Hamilton Township, in Atlantic County, New Jersey. As of the United States 2000 Census, the CDP population was 2,321. 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, the CDP has a total area of 5.0 km2 (1.9 mi²). 4.4 km2 (1.7 mi2) of it is land and 0.5 km2 (0.2 mi2) of it (10.94%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, 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. The town known as Mizpah is also part of Mays Landing with a zip code of 08330 and 08342. Mizpah is separate from Toward, Weymouth, and Buena. McKee City is an unincorporated area within Mays Landing.