Atlantic County, New Jersey Population 2020

Atlantic County, New Jersey's estimated population is 263,631 with a growth rate of -0.34% 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.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020263,631-899-0.34%
2019264,530-899-0.34%
2018265,429-899-0.34%
2017266,328-1,485-0.55%
2016267,813-2,658-0.98%
2015270,471-2,185-0.80%
2014272,656-1,713-0.62%
2013274,369-282-0.10%
2012274,651450.02%
2011274,606-43-0.02%
2010274,64950,32222.43%
1990224,32730,20815.56%
1980194,11919,07610.90%
1970175,04314,1638.80%
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%
18408,7260.00%

Atlantic County, New Jersey Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White178,91466.62%
Black or African American40,31915.01%
Asian21,5678.03%
Some Other Race16,5676.17%
Two or More Races10,0883.76%
American Indian and Alaska Native9690.36%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1150.04%

Atlantic County, New Jersey Population Pyramid 2020

Atlantic County, New Jersey Median Age

41.5


Total

39.8


Male

42.9


Female

Atlantic County, New Jersey Adults

There are 210,361 adults, (45,459 of whom are seniors) in Atlantic County, New Jersey.

Atlantic County, New Jersey Age Dependency

62.8

Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Atlantic County, New Jersey Sex Ratio

Female

138,513

51.58%

Male

130,026

48.42%

Atlantic County, New Jersey Households and Families

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

Atlantic County, New Jersey Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.7%17.3%
All67.4%32.6%
Male61.5%38.5%
Non Family58.1%41.9%
Female45%55%

67.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All99,8742.6367.4
Married45,4093.382.7
Non Family33,3211.2458.1
Female15,6993.4145
Male5,4453.3161.5

3.22

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

5.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Atlantic County, New Jersey Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9,4615.10%
9th to 12th Grade14,8438.01%
High School Graduate59,51132.10%
Some College37,32520.13%
Associates Degree13,5077.29%
Bachelors Degree33,95118.31%
Graduate Degree16,7859.05%

Atlantic County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White114,613106,73437,787
Hispanic28,03419,5123,494
Black25,97221,3713,546
Asian14,64811,4085,251
Other Race9,4456,406969
Multiple Races4,0683,5121,177
Native American56151471
Islander916614

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.13%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 35.85%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,696$41,372$32,498
Less Than High School$22,939$25,435$18,888
High School Grad$30,249$33,064$26,565
Some College$36,108$42,854$30,508
Bachelors Degree$54,034$61,420$48,692
Graduate Degree$78,115$88,725$72,196

$36,696

Average Earnings

$41,372

Average Male

$32,498

Average Female

Atlantic County, New Jersey Language

Atlantic County, New Jersey Language by Age

Atlantic County, New Jersey Language

73.07% of Atlantic County, New Jersey residents speak only English, while 26.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.56% of the population.

Atlantic County, New Jersey Poverty

Atlantic County, New Jersey Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic49,15412,74025.92%
Black39,02710,60027.16%
White148,43810,1706.85%
Other16,4134,89929.85%
Asian21,3813,46616.21%
Multiple9,9182,20922.27%
Native96040942.60%
Islander1103834.55%

14.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.10%

Male Poverty Rate

15.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Atlantic County, New Jersey

The race most likely to be in poverty in Atlantic County, New Jersey is Native, with 42.60% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Atlantic County, New Jersey is White, with 6.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.45%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.80%
High School13.01%
Some College9.36%
Bachelors or Greater4.33%

Atlantic County, New Jersey Income

Atlantic County, New Jersey Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$59,989$81,474
Families$74,919$94,586
Married Families$96,512$113,140
Non Families$34,999$51,402

Atlantic County, New Jersey Marital Status

Atlantic County, New Jersey Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.3%

Male Marriage Rate

42.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Atlantic County, New Jersey Married by Age and Sex

Atlantic County, New Jersey Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Atlantic County, New Jersey Marital Status by Race

Atlantic County, New Jersey Veterans

12,963

Number of Veterans

12,261

Male Veterans

702

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5,041
Korea1,488
Second Gulf War1,461
First Gulf War1,391
World War II670
Name Veterans % of Total
White10,5487.22%
Black1,7055.60%
Hispanic5521.65%
2 or More3065.84%
Asian2321.40%
Other980.89%
Indian558.70%
Hawaiian1917.27%

$Atlantic County, New Jersey Veterans by Education

7.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Atlantic County, New Jersey Employment Status

64.9%

Labor Force Participation

58.6%

Employment Rate

9.6%

Unemployment Rate

Atlantic County, New Jersey Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

58.55%

Born in New Jersey

83.84%

Native Born

16.16%

Foreign Born

6.94%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

83.84% of Atlantic County, New Jersey residents were born in the United States, with 58.55% having been born in New Jersey. 6.94% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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