Atlantic County, New Jersey Population 2024

276,654

Atlantic County, New Jersey's estimated 2024 population is 276,654 with a growth rate of 0.18% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Atlantic County, New Jersey is the 15th largest county in New Jersey. The 2010 population was 274,654 and has seen a growth of 0.73% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029279,1945080.18%
2028278,6865080.18%
2027278,1785080.18%
2026277,6705080.18%
2025277,1625080.18%
2024276,6545080.18%
2023276,1465080.18%
2022275,6385080.18%
2021275,1309580.35%
2020274,17210,5193.99%
2019263,653-341-0.13%
2018263,994-1,452-0.55%
2017265,446-1,766-0.66%
2016267,212-2,994-1.11%
2015270,206-2,428-0.89%
2014272,634-1,726-0.63%
2013274,360-297-0.11%
2012274,657220.01%
2011274,635-19-0.01%
2010274,654
1990224,32730,20815.56%
1980194,11919,07610.9%
1970175,04314,1638.8%
1960160,88028,48121.51%
1950132,3998,3336.72%
1940124,066-757-0.61%
1930124,82340,90948.75%
192083,91412,02016.72%
191071,89425,49254.94%
190046,40217,56660.92%
189028,83610,13254.17%
188018,7044,61132.72%
187014,0932,30719.57%
186011,7862,82531.53%
18508,9612352.69%
18408,726-270,468-96.87%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.18% (508)
County Website
Atlantic County
County Seat
2010 Population
274,654
Area
556 mi²
Density
498 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
0.73% (2,000)
Founded
1837

Atlantic County, New Jersey Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White164,95060.13%
Black or African American37,06013.51%
Other race25,0699.14%
Two or more races24,7829.03%
Asian21,3997.8%
Native American9170.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1620.06%
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White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Atlantic County, New Jersey Population by Race

Atlantic County, New Jersey Population Pyramid 2024

Atlantic County, New Jersey Median Age

42

Total

40.3

Male

43.5

Female

Atlantic County, New Jersey Adults

There are 216,796 adults, (51,456 of whom are seniors) in Atlantic County, New Jersey.

Atlantic County, New Jersey Age Dependency

65.9

Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Atlantic County, New Jersey Sex Ratio

Female140,44251.19%
Male133,89748.81%

Atlantic County, New Jersey Population by Age

Atlantic County, New Jersey Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All106,6402.5267.932.1
Married48,1823.2183.516.5
Non Family37,1301.2255.444.6
Female15,0573.2151.648.4
Male6,2713.2560.539.5
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3.1

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

67.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Atlantic County, New Jersey Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Atlantic County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Atlantic County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.65%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 43.59%.

Atlantic County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,088

Average Earnings

$53,442

Average Male

$38,004

Average Female

Atlantic County, New Jersey Earnings by Educational Attainment

Atlantic County, New Jersey Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Atlantic County, New Jersey Language

73.26% of Atlantic County, New Jersey residents speak only English, while 26.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.45% of the population.

Atlantic County, New Jersey Language

Atlantic County, New Jersey Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic53,06112,25323.09%
White147,68411,1777.57%
Black35,7977,21620.16%
Other24,5156,79227.71%
Multiple24,4284,53018.54%
Asian21,1332,67812.67%
Native85224228.4%
Islander1625835.8%
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13.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.49%

Male Poverty Rate

14.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Atlantic County, New Jersey

The race most likely to be in poverty in Atlantic County, New Jersey is Islander, with 35.8% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Atlantic County, New Jersey is White, with 7.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.4%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.3%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.7%.

Atlantic County, New Jersey Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.7%
High School13.7%
Some College10.14%
Bachelors or Greater4.21%
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Atlantic County, New Jersey Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed34.4%
Male Unemployed18.86%
Female Employed7.67%
Male Employed5.17%
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Atlantic County, New Jersey Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Atlantic County, New Jersey Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Atlantic County, New Jersey Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.7%

Male Marriage Rate

44.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Atlantic County, New Jersey Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Atlantic County, New Jersey Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Atlantic County, New Jersey Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Atlantic County, New Jersey Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

12,205

Number of Veterans

11,312

Male Veterans

893

Female Veterans

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Atlantic County, New Jersey Veterans by War

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Atlantic County, New Jersey Veterans by Age

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Atlantic County, New Jersey Veterans by Race

Atlantic County, New Jersey Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Atlantic County, New Jersey Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.3%

Labor Force Participation

57.9%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

Atlantic County, New Jersey Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Atlantic County, New Jersey Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Atlantic County, New Jersey 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

57.13%

Born in Atlantic County, New Jersey

84.21%

Native Born

15.79%

Foreign Born

6.76%

Non Citizen

9.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.21% of Atlantic County, New Jersey residents were born in the United States, with 57.13% having been born in New Jersey. 6.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Atlantic County, New Jersey Place of Birth

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