Absecon, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Absecon, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Absecon had a population of 8,696 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Absecon is located at latitude 39.4236 and longitude -74.493 in Atlantic County. The formal boundaries for the City of Absecon (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.4 sq. miles and a water area of 1.9 sq. miles. Atlantic County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The City of Absecon (GNIS ID: 885134) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Absecon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Absecon: Absecom, Absecom Village, Absecombe, Absecum, Lower Island, Mount Eagle, Ragtown.

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


Total Population 8,696
Population in Households 8,542
Population in Familes 7,129
Population in Group Qrtrs 154
Population Density1 1,612
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 3,286
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 2,322
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,514 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,713 (77.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 573 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 228 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $237,630
Average Home Value $260,864


Median Household Income $64,550
Average Household Income $79,364
Per Capita Income $30,654
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.53% 0.44%
Households 0.53% 0.43%
Families 0.48% 0.41%
Median Household Income   3.01%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
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.

Absecon, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Absecon to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 166 70th
Population Density1 # 369 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 203 63rd
Median Household Income # 358 34th
Per Capita Income # 387 29th

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