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Atlantic County, New Jersey (NJ)

County population in 2016: 270,991 (87% urban, 13% rural); it was 252,552 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 50,675
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 19,481
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 63,040
Renter-occupied apartments: 32,691 (it was 31,984 in 2000)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

35%

Land area: 561 sq. mi.

Water area: 110.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 483 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Atlantic County: 103.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (29.2%), Educational, health and social services (15.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 25%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Atlantic County, New Jersey:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (56.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (18.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (14.6%)
  • Asian alone (8.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
Median resident age:  40.6 years
New Jersey median age:  39.5 years
Males: 131,134  (48.4%)
Females: 139,857  (51.6%)
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Atlantic County,NJ real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Atlantic County:

2.0 people
New Jersey:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $56,778 ($43,933 in 1999)

This county:

$56,778
New Jersey:

$76,126

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $929 (lower quartile is $602, upper quartile is $1,172)
This county:

$929
State:

$1125


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $215,100 (it was $118,300 in 2000)
Atlantic:

$215,100
New Jersey:

$328,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $144,900 - $294,600

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $282,261
Here:

$282,261
State:

$401,764

Townhouses or other attached units: $158,839
Here:

$158,839
State:

$266,552

In 2-unit structures: $255,466
Here:

$255,466
State:

$327,480

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $153,407
Here:

$153,407
State:

$297,734

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $131,938
Here:

$131,938
State:

$275,779

Mobile homes: $52,777
Here:

$52,777
State:

$82,857
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,904
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $828

Institutionalized population: 2,472
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Health of residents in Atlantic County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is about average.
71.0% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
50.6% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
76.8% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
72.9% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 195 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 157 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1025 buildings, average cost: $151,900
  • 2008: 690 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 2009: 486 buildings, average cost: $129,700
  • 2010: 419 buildings, average cost: $144,000
  • 2011: 337 buildings, average cost: $162,700
  • 2012: 372 buildings, average cost: $176,100
  • 2013: 397 buildings, average cost: $188,500
  • 2014: 392 buildings, average cost: $201,000
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $6,141 (2.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $5,752 (2.9%)

Atlantic County household income distribution in 2013 Atlantic County home values distribution in 2013 Atlantic County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 14.4%
Atlantic County:

14.4%
New Jersey:

10.4%
(8.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.3% for Black residents, 24.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.2% for American Indian residents, 35.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 21.4% for other race residents, 30.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 40.6 years old
(Males: 39.6 years old, Females: 41.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48.7 years old, Black residents: 36.1 years old, American Indian residents: 33.9 years old, Asian residents: 38.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.6 years old, Other race residents: 28.2 years old)

Area name: Atlantic City, NJ MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Atlantic County is $775 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $925 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1173 a month.

Cities in this county include: Atlantic City, Pleasantville, Ventnor City, Hammonton, Brigantine, Somers Point, Margate City, Northfield, Absecon, Smithville.

Atlantic County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2012 air pollution in Atlantic County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.032 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Juab County, Utah , Caldwell County, Missouri , Montgomery County, Ohio , Pike County, Missouri , Ray County, Missouri .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.0%
New Jersey:

5.4%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 12,659
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 27.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 47,751 (56.3% naturalized citizens)

Atlantic County:

17.6%
Whole state:

22.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Atlantic County population
  • 6,3602010 or later
  • 14,7452000 to 2009
  • 12,1011990 to 1999
  • 7,5021980 to 1989
  • 2,7041970 to 1979
  • 4,058Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 85.2%

Atlantic County marital status for males Atlantic County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 73,552
  • One, attached: 11,196
  • Two: 8,692
  • 3 or 4: 6,375
  • 5 to 9: 5,153
  • 10 to 19: 6,216
  • 20 to 49: 3,475
  • 50 or more: 10,597
  • Mobile homes: 2,757

Housing units in Atlantic County with a mortgage: 44,077 (656 second mortgage, 5,518 home equity loan, 359 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 21,382

Here:

67.7% with mortgage
State:

67.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Atlantic County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic65,86723
Other16,57027
Evangelical Protestant13,661100
Mainline Protestant13,25057
Black Protestant6,32119
Orthodox1,5205
None157,360-
Atlantic County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 68
Atlantic County:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 55
This county:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Atlantic County:

0.89 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 311
This county:

11.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Atlantic County:

10.0%
New Jersey:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Atlantic County:

26.5%
State:

23.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.0%
State:

18.0%

Agriculture in Atlantic County:

Average size of farms: 67 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $172,166
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $4839.24
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 17.29%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.01%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $131,245
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 52.94%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 76.71%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $76,470
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.62%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.31
Corn for grain: 493 harvested acres
Vegetables: 5,596 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 510 acres

Earthquake activity:

Atlantic County-area historical earthquake activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 96.8 miles away from Atlantic County center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.4 miles away from the county center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 312.0 miles away from the county center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 231.6 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 335.0 miles away from Atlantic County center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 219.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New Jersey Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 22, 2016 to January 24, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4264: March 14, 2016, FEMA Id: 4264, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • New Jersey Severe Storm, Incident Period: June 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4231: July 22, 2015, FEMA Id: 4231, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • New Jersey Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3354: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3354, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4086: October 30, 2012, FEMA Id: 4086, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Severe Storms and Straight-Line Winds, Incident Period: June 30, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4070: July 19, 2012, FEMA Id: 4070, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • New Jersey Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 27, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4021: August 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 4021, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3332: August 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3332, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 26, 2010 to December 27, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1954: February 04, 2011, FEMA Id: 1954, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • New Jersey Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2010 to April 15, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1897: April 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 1897, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Jersey Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 05, 2010 to February 06, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1889: March 23, 2010, FEMA Id: 1889, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • 20 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Atlantic County (30) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Hurricanes: 7, Snowstorms: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Winds: 2, Tropical Depression: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (11%)
  • India (9%)
  • Dominican Republic (9%)
  • Bangladesh (6%)
  • Vietnam (6%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Honduras (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Atlantic County


  • Italian (13%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • German (4%)
  • American (3%)
  • Polish (2%)
  • English (2%)
  • Russian (1%)

Atlantic County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 92,758 (76.8%)
  • Carpooled: 9,666 (8.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 6,860 (5.7%)
  • Railroad: 154 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 2,021 (1.7%)
  • Bicycle: 671 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 4,694 (3.9%)
  • Worked at home: 4,020 (3.3%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Atlantic County, New Jersey in 2000:

  • 2,017 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,640 people in nursing homes
  • 955 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 943 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 144 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 144 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 115 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 113 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 111 people in other group homes
  • 106 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 85 people in religious group quarters
  • 34 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 31 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 27 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 22 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 5 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 2 people in military barracks, etc.

People in group quarters in Atlantic County, New Jersey in 2010:

  • 2,370 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,460 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 953 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 296 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 293 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 267 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 184 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 159 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 29 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 20 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 10 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $54,127.

3.59% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,091 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.59%
New Jersey average:

5.08%


0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($191 average AGI)
Atlantic County:

0.05%
New Jersey average:

0.06%

1.93% relocated from other counties in New Jersey ($23,213 average AGI)
1.61% relocated from other states ($18,686 average AGI)
Atlantic County:

1.61%
New Jersey average:

2.19%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cape May County, NJ  0.40% ($40,178 average AGI)
from Camden County, NJ  0.35% ($42,532)
from Cumberland County, NJ  0.28% ($32,759)
from Gloucester County, NJ  0.20% ($44,907)
from Ocean County, NJ  0.19% ($40,630)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.15% ($45,000)
from Burlington County, NJ  0.15% ($47,509)


4.33% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,424 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.33%
New Jersey average:

5.65%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($478 average AGI)
Atlantic County:

0.05%
New Jersey average:

0.09%

1.80% relocated to other counties in New Jersey ($16,347 average AGI)
2.48% relocated to other states ($26,599 average AGI)
Atlantic County:

2.48%
New Jersey average:

2.75%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Camden County, NJ  0.35% ($37,747 average AGI)
to Cape May County, NJ  0.31% ($40,826)
to Cumberland County, NJ  0.30% ($31,591)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.19% ($42,967)
to Gloucester County, NJ  0.18% ($45,054)
to Ocean County, NJ  0.16% ($48,714)
to Burlington County, NJ  0.14% ($44,644)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.4
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.4

Births per 1000 population in Atlantic County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Atlantic County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 9.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Atlantic County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Atlantic County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Atlantic County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Atlantic County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Atlantic County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Atlantic County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Atlantic County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 41,789 (35,277 aged, 6,512 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 6,003 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Atlantic County, New Jersey in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (3,580)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,713)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2,400)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (1,848)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,502)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (938)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (871)
  • Unspecified dementia (838)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (837)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (776)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.12
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 14,530
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 274
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 51,871

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,229
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 982
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 21

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 47
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 90

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 59.0. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 33.3
  • Cut/Pierce - 12.0
  • Other - 13.7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 87.4. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 25.7
  • Suffocation - 24.6
  • Poisoning - 22.4
  • Other - 14.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 270,991
  • In family households: 223,688 (30,356 male householders, 33,850 female householders)
    44,942 spouses, 82,232 children (77,458 natural, 1,288 adopted, 3,486 stepchildren), 6,693 grandchildren, 3,871 brothers or sisters, 5,883 parents, 6,192 other relatives, 9,669 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 41,470 (15,074 male householders (12,081 living alone)), 17,497 female householders (15,220 living alone)), 8,899 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,833

Size of family households: 26,537 2-persons, 15,760 3-persons, 11,786 4-persons, 5,696 5-persons, 2,957 6-persons, 1,470 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 27,301 1-person, 4,422 2-persons, 423 3-persons, 140 4-persons, 285 5-persons.

29,765 married couples with children.
20,261 single-parent households (3,700 men, 16,561 women).

71.3% of residents of Atlantic speak English at home.
16.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
6.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (53% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
4.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (53% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (65% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,782,972,000 ($6,636 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $122,928,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $616,557,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $367,725,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,641,000
Federal grants: $320,059,000
Federal procurement contracts: $225,196,000 ($88,055,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $242,794,000 ($18,469,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $13,431,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $215,440,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,299,895,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 18,396
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 14,128
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +6,830
Here:

+25 per 1000 residents
State:

+33 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +7,745
Here +29 per 1000 residents
State -22 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Atlantic County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 28.97 millions of gallons per day (96% from ground, 4% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.1

Year house built in Atlantic County, New Jersey Note: State values scaled to Atlantic County population
  • 7602014 or later
  • 2,3612010 to 2013
  • 17,0782000 to 2009
  • 12,9991990 to 1999
  • 20,6931980 to 1989
  • 17,4191970 to 1979
  • 15,7151960 to 1969
  • 12,3851950 to 1959
  • 6,7041940 to 1949
  • 21,8991939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Atlantic County, New Jersey
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Atlantic County, New Jersey Note: State values scaled to Atlantic County population
  • 4081 room
  • 4222 rooms
  • 1,1413 rooms
  • 5,0374 rooms
  • 10,7945 rooms
  • 13,1796 rooms
  • 11,3917 rooms
  • 9,5838 rooms
  • 13,5049+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Atlantic County, New Jersey Note: State values scaled to Atlantic County population
  • 1,9981 room
  • 1,0452 rooms
  • 6,2313 rooms
  • 8,8804 rooms
  • 5,1375 rooms
  • 3,6796 rooms
  • 1,7707 rooms
  • 1,1558 rooms
  • 1,4239+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Atlantic County, New Jersey
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Atlantic County, New Jersey Note: State values scaled to Atlantic County population
  • 408no bedroom
  • 2,1891 bedroom
  • 13,3032 bedrooms
  • 31,0953 bedrooms
  • 14,7414 bedrooms
  • 3,7235+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Atlantic County, New Jersey Note: State values scaled to Atlantic County population
  • 2,083no bedroom
  • 9,0391 bedroom
  • 10,9972 bedrooms
  • 6,5773 bedrooms
  • 2,2444 bedrooms
  • 3785+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Atlantic County, New Jersey in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Atlantic County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Atlantic County population
  • 2,264no vehicle
  • 18,8401 vehicle
  • 29,2892 vehicles
  • 10,8273 vehicles
  • 2,9984 vehicles
  • 1,2415+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Atlantic County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Atlantic County population
  • 9,874no vehicle
  • 13,3021 vehicle
  • 6,9242 vehicles
  • 7223 vehicles
  • 4644 vehicles
  • 325+ vehicles

85.7% of Atlantic County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 57% lived in New Jersey.

Atlantic County:

85.7%
State average:

89.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 156,145
  • Other state: 59,894
  • Northeast: 41,218
  • Midwest: 5,136
  • South: 10,815
  • West: 2,725
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Atlantic County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 76.3%Utility gas
  • 10.2%Electricity
  • 8.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.9%Wood
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Solar energy
  • 0.1%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 66.7%Utility gas
  • 26.0%Electricity
  • 5.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Coal or coke
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,539
Here:

5.8%
New Jersey:

10.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,360
Here:

8.8%
New Jersey:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,507
Here:

19.8%
New Jersey:

25.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Atlantic County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $7,219,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $6,000
  • Construction - Other Higher Education: $20,061,000
    Regular Highways: $16,425,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $1,961,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,748,000
    General - Other: $1,649,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $456,000
    Police Protection: $29,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $55,785,000
    Other Higher Education: $38,302,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $36,228,000
    Correctional Institutions: $18,497,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,629,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $12,346,000
    Police Protection: $9,149,000
    Health - Other: $8,203,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,932,000
    Libraries: $6,845,000
    Financial Administration: $3,974,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,890,000
    Regular Highways: $3,414,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,419,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,227,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,995,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $1,630,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $850,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $812,000
    Solid Waste Management: $51,000
    Local Fire Protection: $20,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,822,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Other Higher Education: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,231,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,820,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $797,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $60,544,000

Atlantic County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Higher Education - Other: $17,555,000
    All Other: $14,688,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $9,527,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $925,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $587,000
    Parks and Recreation: $577,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,419,000
    Education: $1,971,000
    All Other: $1,414,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $24,608,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,518,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,318,000
    Rents: $1,341,000
    Sale of Property: $839,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $209,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $149,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $23,804,000
    Public Welfare: $20,178,000
    Education: $16,991,000
    Highways: $7,842,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,057,000
  • Tax - Property: $123,226,000
    Other License: $96,000

Atlantic County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $70,056,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $64,129,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,946,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,000

Atlantic County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,341,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $48,251,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 5,365
  • Number of aged recipients: 822
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 4,543
  • Number of recipients under 18: 847
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,103
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,415
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,976
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,518
Atlantic County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Atlantic County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 63 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,070$197,1031,254$239,0736,066$216,692471$92,08116$3,005,5001,486$290,09438$84,526
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED58$200,20788$241,477599$213,93554$63,6302$572,000134$284,61910$91,900
APPLICATIONS DENIED183$198,568266$218,5152,910$221,286498$61,5924$1,583,750514$274,84432$95,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN148$197,635185$253,8161,879$215,32766$117,7733$4,151,333282$283,8486$132,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS38$190,78948$247,583458$222,09232$71,0000$083$271,3372$39,500
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 53 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED114$232,71978$254,87214$252,929
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED55$268,30935$257,80014$256,286
APPLICATIONS DENIED25$223,00044$233,0682$289,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$221,7278$259,8750$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS15$223,9333$295,3333$183,333
Conventional Home Purchase Loans
Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value
Most common first names in Atlantic County, NJ among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2,96873.6 years
Mary2,60379.9 years
William2,46373.5 years
Joseph2,24373.9 years
James1,70772.2 years
Charles1,59974.6 years
Anna1,44881.5 years
George1,33873.9 years
Robert1,26569.9 years
Margaret1,17679.0 years
Most common last names in Atlantic County, NJ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith77574.5 years
Brown54274.4 years
Johnson53673.5 years
Jones50874.0 years
Williams48572.2 years
Miller45477.6 years
Davis31273.3 years
Wilson28074.5 years
Jackson24473.4 years
Thomas23772.6 years
Businesses in Atlantic County, NJ
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven10Jones New York3
AT&T4Journeys1
Ace Hardware5Justice2
Advance Auto Parts5KFC4
Aeropostale3Kmart3
Aerosoles1Knights Inn1
American Eagle Outfitters3Kohl's1
Ann Taylor1Kroger2
Apple Store1La-Z-Boy1
Applebee's5Lane Bryant3
Arby's2Lane Furniture4
Ashley Furniture1LensCrafters2
AutoZone3Levi Strauss & Co.1
Avenue1Little Caesars Pizza2
Banana Republic1Macy's1
Bath & Body Works4Marriott4
Bebe1Marshalls2
Bed Bath & Beyond2MasterBrand Cabinets32
Ben & Jerry's3McDonald's15
Best Western3Men's Wearhouse2
Blockbuster1Motherhood Maternity4
Brooks Brothers2New Balance6
Brookstone2New York & Co1
Burger King10Nike3
CVS12Nissan1
Cache3Old Country Buffet1
Casual Male XL1Old Navy3
Catherines1Olive Garden1
Charlotte Russe1Pac Sun3
Chevrolet2Panda Express1
Chico's2Papa John's Pizza3
Cinnabon 1Pathmark1
Clarion1Payless7
Clarks1Penske1
Cold Stone Creamery1PetSmart1
Comfort Inn4Pier 1 Imports2
Cricket Wireless19Pizza Hut2
Curves4Popeyes1
DHL2Quality3
Dairy Queen4RadioShack8
Days Inn4Ramada3
Deb1Red Lobster2
Decora Cabinetry6Red Robin1
Dennys3Rite Aid15
Domino's Pizza4Rodeway Inn7
DressBarn1Ruby Tuesday2
Dressbarn2Rue212
Dunkin Donuts18Sam's Club1
Econo Lodge5Sears7
Eddie Bauer1Sheraton1
Express1Skechers USA2
Famous Footwear2Spencer Gifts2
Fashion Bug3Sprint Nextel7
FedEx46Staples3
Finish Line2Starbucks12
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Subaru2
Foot Locker2Subway14
Ford1Super 82
Forever 211T-Mobile16
GNC8Taco Bell4
GameStop6Talbots1
Gap3Target1
Goodwill1The Room Place2
Gymboree2Toyota2
H&M1Toys"R"Us3
H&R Block16Travelodge2
Haagen-Dazs1True Value5
Holiday Inn3U-Haul6
Hollister Co.1UPS73
Home Depot2Verizon Wireless7
Honda1Victoria's Secret3
Hot Topic1Walgreens1
Howard Johnson4Walmart3
IHOP1Wendy's4
IZOD1Wet Seal2
J.Crew1Wingate1
JCPenney2World Gym1
Johnny Rockets3YMCA1

Atlantic County on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"