Atlantic City, NJ

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Population

39,075

0.588% decline

Median Age

35.7


Median Household Income

$26,006

2.11% decline

Poverty Rate

40.6%


Number of Employees

15,245

1.75% decline

Median Property Value

$168,800

7.71% decline

About

In 2017, Atlantic City, NJ had a population of 39.1k people with a median age of 35.7 and a median household income of $26,006. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Atlantic City, NJ declined from 39,306 to 39,075, a -0.588% decrease and its median household income declined from $26,566 to $26,006, a -2.11% decrease.

The population of Atlantic City, NJ is 34.1% Black or African American Alone, 29.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 18.2% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Atlantic City, NJ speak a non-English language, and 81.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Atlantic City, NJ is $168,800, and the homeownership rate is 26.3%. Most people in Atlantic City, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20 minutes. The average car ownership in Atlantic City, NJ is 1 car per household.

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Economy

The economy of Atlantic City, NJ employs 15.2k people. The largest industries in Atlantic City, NJ are Accommodation & Food Services (4,312 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,814 people), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1,749 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($57,063), Public Administration ($43,992), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($41,818).

Median household income in Atlantic City, NJ is $26,006. Males in Atlantic City, NJ have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,412. The income inequality in Atlantic City, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$26,006

2017 value

± $1,641

-2.11%

1 Year Growth

± 9.16%

Households in Atlantic City, NJ have a median annual income of $26,006, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $26,566 in 2016, which represents a -2.11% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$84,632

Average Male Salary

± $1,612

$61,412

Average Female Salary

± $1,170

In 2017, full-time male employees in New Jersey made 1.38 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $79,679 ± $3,060

  2. White

    $67,619 ± $1,158

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $52,154 ± $45,004

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Jersey workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.18 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Atlantic City, NJ is from New Jersey.

0.493

2017 Wage GINI

0.491

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.437% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New Jersey across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 2

  2. Census Tract 1

  3. Census Tract 3

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Atlantic City, NJ was Census Tract 2 with a value of $46,172, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 3, with respective values of $34,517 and $33,526.

The following map shows all of the places in Atlantic City, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

40.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Atlantic City, NJ (15.7k out of 38.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    6,565 ± 580

  2. Hispanic

    5,326 ± 448

  3. White

    3,881 ± 419

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Atlantic City, NJ is Black, followed by Hispanic and White.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

15.2k

2017 Value

± 798

-1.75%

1 Year decline

± 7.51%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Atlantic City, NJ declined at a rate of -1.75%, from 15.5k employees to 15.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Atlantic City, NJ, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,622 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,066 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1,929 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Atlantic City, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Atlantic City, NJ, by number of employees, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,622 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,066 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1,929 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Atlantic City, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (3.22 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.94 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (2.62 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Atlantic City, NJ, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($136,667), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($106,964), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($76,471).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

15.2k

2017 Value

± 798

-1.75%

1 Year decline

± 7.51%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Atlantic City, NJ declined at a rate of -1.75%, from 15.5k employees to 15.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Atlantic City, NJ, are Accommodation & Food Services (4,312 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,814 people), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1,749 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Atlantic City, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Atlantic City, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Atlantic City, NJ, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (4,312 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,814 people), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1,749 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Atlantic City, NJ has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (5.22 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (3.72 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Atlantic City, NJ, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($57,063), Public Administration ($43,992), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($41,818).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $55.9B

  2. $42.1B

  3. $38.2B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $55.9B, followed by Electronics ($42.1B) and Mixed freight ($38.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Jersey products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$517B

2020 Value

$734B

Projected 2045 Value

42% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Jersey trade was $517B. This is expected to increase 42% to $734B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Jersey trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $79.3B

  2. $54.2B

  3. $17.9B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $79.3B, followed by Pennsylvania with $54.2B and California and $17.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Jersey shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

81.6% of the population of Atlantic City, NJ has health coverage, with 27.4% on employee plans, 38.2% on Medicaid, 8.67% on Medicare, 6.65% on non-group plans, and 0.681% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Atlantic City, NJ was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in Atlantic City, NJ see 1258 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.56% increase from the previous year (1251 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1737 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 736 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.1%). Additionally, Cumberland County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,258 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Atlantic County, NJ see an average of 1,258 patients per year. This represents a 0.56% increase from the previous year (1,251 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Atlantic County, NJ in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,081

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,049

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,614

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Jersey (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.91%, from $8,444 to $8,859.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

18.4%

Uninsured

27.4%

Employer Coverage

38.2%

Medicaid

8.67%

Medicare

6.65%

Non-Group

0.681%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Atlantic City, NJ declined by 7.04% from 19.8% to 18.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Atlantic City, NJ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.1% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey, at 12.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Atlantic City, NJ is home to a population of 39.1k people, from which 81.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 33% of Atlantic City, NJ residents were born outside of the country (12.9k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Atlantic City, NJ is composed of 13.3k Black or African American Alone residents (34.1%), 11.4k Hispanic or Latino residents (29.3%), 7.12k Asian Alone residents (18.2%), 6.06k White Alone residents (15.5%), 977 Two or More Races residents (2.5%), 118 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.302%), 22 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0563%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.2

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Atlantic City, NJ was 35.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Atlantic City, NJ are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Atlantic City, NJ residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

33%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

12.9k people

32.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

12.7k people

As of 2017, 33% of Atlantic City, NJ residents (12.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Atlantic City, NJ was 32.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    251,165 ± 12,131 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    162,243 ± 9,799 people

  3. Mexico

    124,109 ± 8,589 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 251,165 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 162,243 and Mexico with 124,109.

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Citizenship

81.7%

2017 Citizenship

81.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 81.7% of Atlantic City, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Atlantic City, NJ was 81.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    13.3k ± 694

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    11.4k ± 1.06k

  3. Asian Alone

    7.12k ± 618

In 2017, there were 1.17 times more Black or African American Alone residents (13.3k people) in Atlantic City, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.4k Hispanic or Latino and 7.12k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Atlantic City, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    489 ± 120

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    243 ± 142

  3. Korea

    125 ± 50

Atlantic City, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Atlantic City, NJ was $168,800 in 2017, which is 0.735 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $182,900 to $168,800, a 7.71% decrease. The homeownership rate in Atlantic City, NJ is 26.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Atlantic City, NJ have an average commute time of 20 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Atlantic City, NJ is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$168,800

2017 Median

± $7,371

$182,900

2016 Median

± $12,363

In 2017, the median property value in Atlantic City, NJ declined from to $168,800 from the previous year's value of $182,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Atlantic City, NJ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Atlantic City, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$26,006

Median Household Income

± $1,641

15.4k

Number of Households

± 772

In 2017, the median household income of the 15.4k households in Atlantic City, NJ declined from $26,006 from the previous year's value of $26,566.

The following chart displays the households in Atlantic City, NJ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Atlantic City, NJ distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Atlantic City, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

26.3%

2017 Homeownership

26.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 26.3% of the housing units in Atlantic City, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 26.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Atlantic City, NJ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

20 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Atlantic City, NJ have a shorter commute time (20 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.65% of the workforce in Atlantic City, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    45.2%

  2. Public Transit

    24.4%

  3. Walked

    17.2%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Atlantic City, NJ was Drove Alone (45.2%), followed by those who Public Transit (24.4%) and those who Walked (17.2%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Atlantic City, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Atlantic City, NJ have 1 car, followed by 0 cars.

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