Atlantic County NJ Information

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Atlantic County NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Atlantic County to the other 21 counties and county equivalents in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 15 33rd
Population Density1 # 15 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 8 67th
Median Household Income # 19 14th
Per Capita Income # 19 14th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.

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Atlantic County NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 274,359
Population in Households 268,356
Population in Familes 217,524
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,003
Population Density1 494
Diversity Index2 69
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 102,469
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 68,317
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 127,169 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 67,903 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 34,566 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 24,700 (19.4%)
Median Home Value $225,728
Average Home Value $272,535
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $52,665
Average Household Income $69,227
Per Capita Income $26,237
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.02% 0.19%
Households -0.09% 0.17%
Families -0.14% 0.14%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.85%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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