Atlantic City, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Atlantic City, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Atlantic City had a population of 39,880 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018)


Total Population 39,880
Population in Households 39,055
Population in Familes 28,885
Population in Group Qrtrs 825
Population Density2 3,711
Diversity Index3 87


Median Household Income $30,347
Average Household Income $47,382
Per Capita Income $18,887


Total Housing Units 20,216 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,697 (18.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,720 (58.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,799 (23.7%)
Median Home Value $218,513
Average Home Value $259,118


Total Households 15,417
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 8,425
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 0.1% 0.04%
Households -0.07% 0.04%
Families -0.2% -0.08%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

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, 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 # 24 96th
Population Density # 178 68th
Diversity Index # 10 99th
Median Household Income # 535 2nd
Per Capita Income # 531 3rd

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