Atlantic City, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Atlantic City, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Atlantic City had a population of 40,074 as of July 1, 2017. Atlantic City ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Atlantic City is located at latitude 39.3773 and longitude -74.4511 in Atlantic County. The formal boundaries for the City of Atlantic City (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.75 sq. miles and a water area of 6.29 sq. miles. Atlantic County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The City of Atlantic City (GNIS ID: 885142) 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 Atlantic City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Atlantic City: Absecon Beach, Absecum Beach, Abseon Beach.


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Atlantic City, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 40,074
Daytime Population: Workers 54,254
Daytime Population: Residents 24,207
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 78,461
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.96
Population in Households 39,249
Population in Familes 28,872
Population in Group Qrtrs 825
Population Density2 3,729
Diversity Index3 87
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $29,479
Average Household Income $45,372
Per Capita Income $18,215

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 20,675 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,894 (18.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,693 (56.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,088 (24.6%)
Median Home Value $207,107
Average Home Value $250,238
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 15,587
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 8,554
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.18% 0.06%
Households 0.07% 0.0%
Families -0.01% -0.04%
Median Household Income   0.11%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

Atlantic City, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Atlantic City to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 24 96th
Population Density # 178 68th
Diversity Index # 9 99th
Median Household Income # 538 1st
Per Capita Income # 532 3rd

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