Atlantic City, New Jersey Population 2024

38,689

Atlantic City is a city located in Atlantic County New Jersey. Atlantic City has a 2024 population of 38,689. Atlantic City is currently growing at a rate of 0.17% annually and its population has increased by 0.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 38,433 in 2020.

The average household income in Atlantic City is $56,167 with a poverty rate of 32.4%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Atlantic City is 39.5 years, 38.5 years for males, and 40.6 years for females.

Atlantic City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Atlantic City was:

  • Black or African American: 30.39%
  • White: 22.36%
  • Other race: 20.18%
  • Asian: 16.06%
  • Two or more races: 9.77%
  • Native American: 1.24%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
10.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,595.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.67% (256)
The current population of Atlantic City, New Jersey is 38,689 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 38,433.

Atlantic City, New Jersey Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American11,69830.39%
White8,60622.36%
Other race7,76520.18%
Asian6,18216.06%
Two or more races3,7599.77%
Native American4771.24%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

Black or African American

White

Other race

Asian

Two or more races

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Atlantic City Population by Race

Atlantic City Population Pyramid 2024

Atlantic City Median Age

39.5

Total

38.5

Male

40.6

Female

Atlantic City Adults

There are 29,059 adults, (6,070 of whom are seniors) in Atlantic City.

Atlantic City Age Dependency

67.4

Age Dependency Ratio

26.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41

Child Dependency Ratio

Atlantic City Sex Ratio

Female19,37050.33%
Male19,11749.67%

Atlantic City Population by Age

Atlantic City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All16,4732.330.869.2
Non Family7,9021.2225.774.3
Married3,9723.3454.545.5
Female3,3923.2519.580.5
Male1,2073.3717.882.2

3.11

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

30.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Atlantic City Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,09112.21%
9th to 12th Grade3,45413.64%
High School Graduate8,51033.61%
Some College4,05016%
Associates Degree1,3505.33%
Bachelors Degree3,30513.05%
Graduate Degree1,5596.16%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Atlantic City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Atlantic City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black7,9506,4761,168
Hispanic7,0644,091525
White5,4454,8151,810
Asian3,9412,6771,140
Other Race3,9342,092341
2+ Races2,0191,574326
Native American30511210

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 88.43%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 33.24%.

Atlantic City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$29,712$32,662$26,939
Less Than 9th Grade$23,546$26,458$17,944
High School Graduate$26,851$32,657$23,180
Some College$33,699$37,583$32,841
Bachelors Degree$41,578$38,833$45,851
Graduate Degree$57,381$0$57,731

$29,712

Average Earnings

$32,662

Average Male

$26,939

Average Female

Atlantic City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Atlantic City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Atlantic City Language

50.32% of Atlantic City residents speak only English, while 49.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 31.38% of the population.

Atlantic City Language

Atlantic City Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic12,3795,44043.95%
Other7,3513,85352.41%
Black11,6443,81832.79%
Asian6,1811,52724.7%
White5,9061,11518.88%
Multiple3,7501,05428.11%
Native41222354.13%

32.4%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.79%

Male Poverty Rate

34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Atlantic City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Atlantic City is Native, with 54.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Atlantic City is White, with 18.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 43.31%.

Atlantic City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.03%
High School27.53%
Some College20.47%
Bachelors or Greater15.26%

Atlantic City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed55.69%
Male Unemployed32.19%
Female Employed19.52%
Male Employed15.49%

Atlantic City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Atlantic City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$35,188$56,167
Families$38,992$65,755
Married Families$56,983$-999,999,999
Non Families$27,256$42,356

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Atlantic City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

30.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.4%

Male Marriage Rate

27.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Atlantic City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Atlantic City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Atlantic City Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Atlantic City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

888

Number of Veterans

785

Male Veterans

103

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam440
First Gulf War88
Second Gulf War59
Korea56
World War II17

Atlantic City Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74335
75+212
55 to 64195
35 to 54134
18 to 3412

Atlantic City Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black4424.82%
White2883.73%
Hispanic1251.48%
Other Race751.51%
Asian561.26%
2+ Races271.11%

Atlantic City Veterans by Race

Atlantic City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

19.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Atlantic City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.6%

Labor Force Participation

50.9%

Employment Rate

13.1%

Unemployment Rate

Atlantic City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Atlantic City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Atlantic City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

48.41%

Born in Atlantic City

69.3%

Native Born

30.7%

Foreign Born

17.61%

Non Citizen

13.1%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

69.3% of Atlantic City residents were born in the United States, with 48.41% having been born in New Jersey. 17.61% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Atlantic City Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202939,009640.16%
202838,945640.16%
202738,881640.16%
202638,817640.17%
202538,753640.17%
202438,689640.17%
202338,625640.17%
202238,561690.18%
202138,492590.15%
202038,4336941.84%
201937,7391460.39%
201837,593-195-0.52%
201737,788-414-1.08%
201638,202-480-1.24%
201538,682-492-1.26%
201439,174-289-0.73%
201339,463750.19%
201239,388-96-0.24%
201139,484-49-0.12%
201039,533-984-2.43%
200040,5172,5316.66%
199037,986-2,213-5.51%
198040,199-7,660-16.01%
197047,859-11,685-19.62%
196059,544-2,113-3.43%
195061,657-2,437-3.8%
194064,094-2,104-3.18%
193066,19815,49130.55%
192050,7074,5579.87%
191046,15018,31265.78%
190027,83814,783113.24%
189013,0557,578138.36%
18805,47700%
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Atlantic City Population by Year