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Encyclopedia > Atlantic County, New Jersey
Atlantic County, New Jersey
Seal of Atlantic County, New Jersey
Map
Map of New Jersey highlighting Atlantic County
Location in the state of New Jersey
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New Jersey's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1837
Seat Mays Landing
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

671 sq mi (1,738 km²)
561 sq mi (1,453 km²)
110 sq mi (285 km²), 16.44%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

252,552
451/sq mi (174/km²)
Website: www.aclink.org

Atlantic County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of the 2000 Census, the population is 252,552. Its county seat is Mays Landing6. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Map_of_New_Jersey_highlighting_Atlantic_County. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_NJ.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): New Jersey ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Mays Landing is a census-designated place located in Atlantic County, New Jersey. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... This article is about the U.S. state. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Mays Landing is a census-designated place located in Atlantic County, New Jersey. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


This county is part of the Delaware Valley area. The Delaware Valley is the name of the metropolitan area centered on the city of Philadelphia in the United States. ...

Contents

History

All of what is known today as Atlantic County was once called Egg Harbor Township, the eastern half of the original County of Gloucester. Named as an official district as early as 1693, it was bounded on the north by the Little Egg Harbor River (now known as the Mullica River), and on the south by the Great Egg Harbor River and its southern branch the Tuckahoe River. Its eastern boundary was the Atlantic Ocean, but the western boundary in the South Jersey interior was not fixed until 1761. Gloucester County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... The Mullica River is a river, approximately 55 mi (90 km) long, in southern New Jersey in the United States. ... The Great Egg Harbor River (known locally as the Great Egg) is a river, approximately 50 mi (80 km) long, in southern New Jersey in the United States. ... The Tuckahoe River is a short river, approximately 25 mi (40 km) long, in southern New Jersey in the United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 671 square miles (1,739 km²), of which, 561 square miles (1,453 km²) of it is land and 110 square miles (286 km²) of it (16.44%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Topographically, much of Atlantic County is low-lying and flat. The highest elevation, approximately 150 feet (50 m) above sea level, is found at two areas next to the NJ Transit passenger rail line just east of Hammonton. Sea level is the lowest point. New Jersey Transit Arrow III at West Windsor, NJ Hudson-Bergen Light Rail vehicle at 2nd Street station New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) is a statewide public transportation system serving the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Map of Hammonton in Atlantic County Hammonton, founded by Charles K. Landis, is a town in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. ...


Adjacent Counties

Location in the state of New Jersey Formed 1694 Seat Mount Holly Area  - Total  - Water 2,122 km² (819 mi²) 38 km² (15 mi²) 1. ... Ocean County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Cape May County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Camden County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Gloucester County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ...

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1840 8,726
1850 8,961 2.7%
1860 11,786 31.5%
1870 14,093 19.6%
1880 18,704 32.7%
1890 28,836 54.2%
1900 46,402 60.9%
1910 71,894 54.9%
1920 83,914 16.7%
1930 124,823 48.8%
1940 124,066 -0.6%
1950 132,399 6.7%
1960 160,880 21.5%
1970 175,043 8.8%
1980 194,119 10.9%
1990 224,327 15.6%
2000 252,552 12.6%
Est. 2005 271,015 [1] 7.3%
historical census data source: [2][3]

As of the census² of 2000, there were 252,552 people, 95,024 households, and 63,190 families residing in the county. The population density was 450 people per square mile (174/km²). There were 114,090 housing units at an average density of 203 per square mile (79/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 68.36% White, 17.63% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 5.06% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 6.06% from other races, and 2.58% from two or more races. 12.17% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 18.6% were of Italian, 13.0% Irish, 9.5% German and 5.2% English ancestry according to Census 2000. The Sixth Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 17,069,453 — an increase of 32. ... The Seventh Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 23,191,876 — an increase of 35. ... The United States Census of 1860 was the eighth Census conducted in the United States. ... The Ninth United States Census was taken in 1870. ... 1880 US Census The United States Census of 1880 was the tenth United States Census. ... The Eleventh United States Census was taken June 1, 1890. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twentieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,545,805, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... Languages Italian, Sicilian, Neapolitan, Corsican, Sardinian, Emiliano-Romagnolo, Ligurian, Lombard, Piedmontese, Venetian, Ladin, Friulian Religions predominantly Roman Catholic      The Italians are a Southern European ethnic group found primarily in Italy and in a wide-ranging diaspora throughout Western Europe, the Americas and Australia. ... A stereotypical German The Germans (German: die Deutschen), or the German people, are a nation in the meaning an ethnos (in German: Volk), defined more by a sense of sharing a common German culture and having a German mother tongue, than by citizenship or by being subjects to any particular... This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ... The United States 2000 Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


There were 95,024 households out of which 31.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.50% were married couples living together, 14.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.50% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.16. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 30.60% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 13.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.20 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $43,933, and the median income for a family was $51,710. Males had a median income of $36,397 versus $28,059 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,034. About 7.60% of families and 10.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.80% of those under age 18 and 10.50% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

The Atlantic County Courthouse in Mays Landing in 2006
The Atlantic County Courthouse in Mays Landing in 2006

In 1974, Atlantic County voters changed the county governmental form under the Optional County Charter Law to the County executive form. The charter provides for a popularly-elected executive and for a nine-member Board of Chosen Freeholders, responsible for legislation. The freeholders are elected to staggered three-year terms in partisan elections. Five of the freeholders represent equally-populated districts[4]; four are elected from the county on an at-large basis. Mays Landing is a census-designated place located in Atlantic County, New Jersey. ... A County Executive is the title assigned to a person hired to run the day to day operations of a county. ... The Board of Chosen Freeholders is the legislative body in each of the 21 counties in New Jersey. ...


Dennis Levinson is Atlantic County's Executive. The Current Board of Chosen Freeholders Members are:[5] Dennis Levinson is the County Executive of Atlantic County, New Jersey. ...

  • Alisa Cooper, Freeholder At-Large (2008)
  • James Curcio, Freeholder District 5, including Buena Borough, Buena Vista Township, Corbin City, Egg Harbor City, Estell Manor, Folsom, Hamilton Township (part), Hammonton, Mullica Township and Weymouth. (2009)
  • Richard Dase, Freeholder District 4, including Absecon, Brigantine, Galloway Township and Port Republic. (2010)
  • Frank Giordano, Freeholder At-Large (2009)
  • Joseph McDevitt, Freeholder At-Large (2010)
  • Chairman Joseph F. Silipena, Freeholder At-Large (2008)
  • Charles Garrett, Freeholder District 1, including Atlantic City (part), Egg Harbor Township (part) and Pleasantville. (2010)
  • Vice Chairman Thomas Russo, Freeholder District 2, including Atlantic City (part), Egg Harbor Township (part), Longport, Margate, Somers Point and Ventnor. (2009)
  • Frank Sutton, Freeholder District 3, including Egg Harbor Township (part), Hamilton Township (part), Linwood and Northfield. (2008)

Municipalities

Index map of Atlantic County (click to see index key)
Index map of Atlantic County (click to see index key)

Image File history File links Atlantic_County,_New_Jersey_Municipalities. ... Image File history File links Atlantic_County,_New_Jersey_Municipalities. ... Map of Absecon in Atlantic County Absecon is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. ... Atlantic City redirects here. ... Brigantine is a city located in Atlantic County, New Jersey. ... Buena Vista Township is a township located in Atlantic County, New Jersey. ... Map of Collings Lakes CDP in Atlantic County Collings Lakes is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within parts of Buena Vista Township and Folsom Borough in Atlantic County, and Monroe Township, in Gloucester County, New Jersey. ... Buena is a borough located in Atlantic County, New Jersey. ... Corbin City is a town located in Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 468. ... Location in the state of New Jersey Founded  -Incorporated 1854  {{{incorporated}}} County Atlantic County Mayor Joseph A Kuehner,Jr. ... Egg Harbor Township is a township located in Atlantic County, New Jersey. ... Estell Manor is a city located in Atlantic County, New Jersey. ... Folsom is a borough located in Atlantic County, New Jersey. ... Map of Galloway Township in Atlantic County Galloway Township is a township in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. ... Pomona is a census-designated place located in Atlantic County, New Jersey. ... Map of Hamilton Township in Atlantic County Hamilton Township is a township in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. ... Mays Landing is a census-designated place located in Atlantic County, New Jersey. ... Map of Hammonton in Atlantic County Hammonton, founded by Charles K. Landis, is a town in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. ... Seal of Linwood Map of Linwood in Atlantic County Linwood is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. ... Longport is a Walsh Act borough located in Atlantic County, New Jersey. ... See also: other Margates Map of Margate City in Atlantic County Margate City is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey. ... Map of Mullica Township in Atlantic County Mullica Township is a township located in Atlantic County, New Jersey. ... Elwood-Magnolia is a census-designated place located in Atlantic County, New Jersey. ... Northfield is a city located in Atlantic County, New Jersey. ... Pleasantville is a city located in Atlantic County, New Jersey. ... Port Republic is a city located in Atlantic County, New Jersey. ... Somers Point is a city located in Atlantic County, New Jersey. ... Map of Ventnor City in Atlantic County Ventnor City is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey on the Atlantic Ocean shore of Absecon Island. ... Weymouth Township is a township located in Atlantic County, New Jersey. ...

Education

Institutions of higher education in Atlantic County include:

Atlantic Cape Community College is an accredited, co-educational, two-year, public, community college located in Atlantic County, New Jersey. ... Mays Landing is a census-designated place located in Atlantic County, New Jersey. ... Cape May County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (previously Stockton State College and Richard Stockton State College) is a public liberal arts college located in Pomona in Atlantic County, New Jersey. ...

References

  1. ^ QuickFacts: Atlantic County, New Jersey. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2007-03-01.
  2. ^ New Jersey Resident Population by County: 1880 - 1930.
  3. ^ Geostat Center: Historical Census Browser. University of Virginia Library. Retrieved on 2007-03-02.
  4. ^ Atlantic County Freeholder District Map, accessed May 25, 2006
  5. ^ Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders, accessed March 1, 2007

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External links

Coordinates: 39°28′N 74°38′W / 39.47, -74.64 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


Atlantic County is known for it's Beaches and resorts.


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Atlantic County, New Jersey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (612 words)
Atlantic County is a county located in the state of New Jersey.
In the county the population is spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 30.60% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 13.60% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $43,933, and the median income for a family is $51,710.
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