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Atlantic City, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Atlantic City had a population of 39,550 as of July 1, 2019. 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 39.3643 and longitude -74.4229 in Atlantic County. The formal boundaries for the City of Atlantic City 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.

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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Atlantic City, NJ Housing Affordability Index is 46
State of New Jersey Housing Affordability Index is 91
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Atlantic City, NJ Wealth Index is 34
State of New Jersey Wealth Index is 148
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 39,550 (100%)
Population in Households 38,725 (97.9%)
Population in Families 28,426 (71.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 825 ( 2.1%)
Population Density 3,676
Diversity Index2 87
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $25,174
Average Household Income $44,184
Per Capita Income $17,136
Wealth Index4 34

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 20,193 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,588 (17.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,706 (58.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,899 (24.3%)
Median Home Value $196,462
Housing Affordability Index3 46
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 15,294
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 8,359
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.0% -0.09%
Households -0.15% -0.12%
Families -0.26% -0.19%
Median Household Income   1.0%
Per Capita Income   2.06%

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, 2019 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 # 182 67th
Diversity Index # 10 98th
Median Household Income # 544 0th
Per Capita Income # 536 2nd

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