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Absecon, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Absecon had a population of 8,577 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 8,577
Daytime Population: Workers 5,203
Daytime Population: Residents 4,327
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,530
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 8,423
Population in Familes 7,044
Population in Group Qrtrs 154
Population Density2 1,590
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $66,006
Average Household Income $80,810
Per Capita Income $31,181


Total Housing Units 3,510 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,666 (76.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 572 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 272 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $239,550
Average Home Value $266,814


Total Households 3,238
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 2,292
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.27% 0.09%
Households 0.25% 0.07%
Families 0.23% 0.04%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

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, 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 # 172 69th
Population Density # 376 31st
Diversity Index # 204 63rd
Median Household Income # 355 35th
Per Capita Income # 389 29th

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