Absecon, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Absecon, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Absecon had a population of 8,519 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 8,519
Population in Households 8,365
Population in Familes 7,022
Population in Group Qrtrs 154
Population Density2 1,579
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $69,298
Average Household Income $85,998
Per Capita Income $32,719


Total Housing Units 3,366 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,590 (76.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 584 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 192 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $246,071
Average Home Value $270,994


Total Households 3,174
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 2,243
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.15% -0.11%
Households -0.02% -0.23%
Families -0.06% -0.23%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

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, 2018 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 # 375 31st
Diversity Index # 208 62nd
Median Household Income # 358 34th
Per Capita Income # 386 29th

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