Atlantic County NJ Information


Atlantic County Subdivisions

Atlantic County NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 275,705
Population in Households 269,489
Population in Familes 218,338
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,216
Population Density1 496
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 102,657
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 68,441
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 128,566 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 66,758 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 35,899 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 25,909 (20.2%)
Median Home Value $236,054
Average Home Value $284,795


Median Household Income $54,630
Average Household Income $74,698
Per Capita Income $28,324
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.07% 0.15%
Households -0.03% 0.09%
Families -0.07% 0.07%
Median Household Income   -0.68%
Per Capita Income   1.22%
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.


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, 2016 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 # 20 10th
Per Capita Income # 19 14th

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