Atlantic County, NJ

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Population

269,918

0.396% decline

Median Age

42


Median Household Income

$61,777

8.8% growth

Poverty Rate

15.3%


Number of Employees

128,005

2.59% growth

Median Property Value

$211,600

1.63% decline

About

In 2017, Atlantic County, NJ had a population of 270k people with a median age of 42 and a median household income of $61,777. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Atlantic County, NJ declined from 270,991 to 269,918, a -0.396% decrease and its median household income grew from $56,778 to $61,777, a 8.8% increase.

The population of Atlantic County, NJ is 55.7% White Alone, 19% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Atlantic County, NJ speak a non-English language, and 92% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Atlantic County, NJ are Stockton University (2,393 degrees awarded in 2016), Atlantic Cape Community College (916 degrees), and Harris School of Business-Linwood Campus (226 degrees).

The median property value in Atlantic County, NJ is $211,600, and the homeownership rate is 64.5%. Most people in Atlantic County, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Atlantic County, NJ is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Atlantic County, NJ employs 128k people. The largest industries in Atlantic County, NJ are Health Care & Social Assistance (18,005 people), Accommodation & Food Services (17,011 people), and Retail Trade (13,344 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($77,040), Finance & Insurance ($57,088), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,732).

Median household income in Atlantic County, NJ is $61,777. Males in Atlantic County, NJ have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,638. The income inequality in Atlantic County, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,777

2017 value

± $4,761

8.8%

1 Year Growth

± 9.69%

Households in Atlantic County, NJ have a median annual income of $61,777, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $56,778 in 2016, which represents a 8.8% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$86,424

Average Male Salary

± $1,628

$62,638

Average Female Salary

± $1,187

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

    $82,096 ± $2,933

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $70,592 ± $66,407

  3. White

    $69,144 ± $1,183

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Jersey workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.16 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

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

0.493

2017 Wage GINI

0.49

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 0.562% 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 9834

  2. Census Tract 131.01

  3. Census Tract 125.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Atlantic County, NJ was Census Tract 9834 with a value of $102,614, followed by Census Tract 131.01 and Census Tract 125.02, with respective values of $101,761 and $93,810.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Atlantic County, 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

15.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Atlantic County, NJ (40.8k out of 267k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

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. White

    17,552 ± 964

  2. Hispanic

    13,342 ± 783

  3. Black

    11,477 ± 764

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

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

128k

2017 Value

± 6,707

2.59%

1 Year growth

± 6.88%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Atlantic County, NJ grew at a rate of 2.59%, from 125k employees to 128k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Atlantic County, NJ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (14,380 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (12,815 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (12,589 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Atlantic County, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Atlantic County, NJ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (14,380 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (12,815 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (12,589 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Atlantic County, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.82 times higher than expected), Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.8 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.7 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Atlantic County, NJ, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($100,430), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($88,215), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($87,796).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

128k

2017 Value

± 6,707

2.59%

1 Year growth

± 6.88%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Atlantic County, NJ grew at a rate of 2.59%, from 125k employees to 128k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Atlantic County, NJ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (18,005 people), Accommodation & Food Services (17,011 people), and Retail Trade (13,344 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Atlantic County, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Atlantic County, 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 County, NJ, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (18,005 people), Accommodation & Food Services (17,011 people), and Retail Trade (13,344 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Atlantic County, NJ has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (3.61 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.73 times), and Utilities (1.6 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Atlantic County, NJ, by median earnings, are Utilities ($77,040), Finance & Insurance ($57,088), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,732).

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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. $48.1B

  2. $36.5B

  3. $35.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $48.1B, followed by Electronics ($36.5B) and Motorized vehicles ($35.3B).

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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$467B

2015 Value

$734B

Projected 2045 Value

57.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Jersey trade was $467B. This is expected to increase 57.1% 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. $70.5B

  2. $48.9B

  3. $16.6B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $70.5B, followed by Pennsylvania with $48.9B and California and $16.6B.

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

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Health

91.3% of the population of Atlantic County, NJ has health coverage, with 45.5% on employee plans, 20.1% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 0.666% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Atlantic County, 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

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%).

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Access and Quality

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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%).

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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

8.74%

Uninsured

45.5%

Employer Coverage

20.1%

Medicaid

13.5%

Medicare

11.5%

Non-Group

0.666%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Atlantic County, NJ grew by 0.467% from 8.7% to 8.74%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Atlantic County, 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 County, NJ is home to a population of 270k people, from which 92% are citizens. As of 2017, 16.4% of Atlantic County, NJ residents were born outside of the country (44.4k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Atlantic County, NJ is composed of 150k White Alone residents (55.7%), 51.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (19%), 38.2k Black or African American Alone residents (14.1%), 23.2k Asian Alone residents (8.59%), 5.43k Two or More Races residents (2.01%), 803 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.297%), 437 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.162%), and 125 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0463%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Atlantic County, NJ are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.2

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Atlantic County, NJ was 42. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Atlantic County, NJ are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Atlantic County, NJ residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

16.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

44.4k people

16.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

45.7k people

As of 2017, 16.4% of Atlantic County, NJ residents (44.4k 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 County, NJ was 16.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    283,401 ± 12,863 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    186,056 ± 10,480 people

  3. Mexico

    122,971 ± 8,550 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 283,401 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 186,056 and Mexico with 122,971.

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Citizenship

92%

2017 Citizenship

92.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92% of Atlantic County, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Atlantic County, NJ was 92.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    150k ± 356

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    51.3k ± 6.05k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    38.2k ± 1.6k

In 2017, there were 2.93 times more White Alone residents (150k people) in Atlantic County, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 51.3k Hispanic or Latino and 38.2k Black or African American 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 County, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Atlantic County, NJ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Atlantic County, NJ was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Atlantic County, NJ are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,367 ± 991

  2. Korea

    1,256 ± 557

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    806 ± 472

Atlantic County, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Atlantic County, NJ awarded 3,990 degrees. The student population of Atlantic County, NJ is skewed towards women, with 5,940 male students and 9,190 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Atlantic County, NJ are White (2,588 and 65.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (478 and 12.2%), Black or African American (426 and 10.8%), and Asian (192 and 4.88%).

The largest universities in Atlantic County, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Stockton University (2,393 and 60%), Atlantic Cape Community College (916 and 23%), and Harris School of Business-Linwood Campus (226 and 5.66%).

The most popular majors in Atlantic County, NJ are General Business Administration & Management (508 and 12.7%), General Health Services (324 and 8.12%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (311 and 7.79%).

The median tuition costs in Atlantic County, NJ are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $8,435 and $15,219 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 201 degrees awarded

  2. 331 degrees awarded

  3. 324 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Atlantic County, NJ was General Psychology with 201 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Atlantic County, NJ according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,393 degrees awarded

  2. 916 degrees awarded

  3. 226 degrees awarded

$8,435

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Atlantic County, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Stockton University with 2,393 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,335

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,655

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,335 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Atlantic County, NJ, which is 0.503 times less than the 2,655 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,588 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    478 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    426 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Atlantic County, NJ were to White students. These 2,588 degrees mean that there were 5.41 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 478 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Atlantic County, NJ was $211,600 in 2017, which is 0.972 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $215,100 to $211,600, a 1.63% decrease. The homeownership rate in Atlantic County, NJ is 64.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Atlantic County, NJ have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Atlantic County, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$61,777

Median Household Income

± $4,761

97.6k

Number of Households

± 5,010

In 2017, the median household income of the 97.6k households in Atlantic County, NJ grew to $61,777 from the previous year's value of $56,778.

The following chart displays the households in Atlantic County, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$211,600

2017 Median

± $7,304

$215,100

2016 Median

± $6,950

In 2017, the median property value in Atlantic County, NJ declined from to $211,600 from the previous year's value of $215,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Atlantic County, 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 County, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

64.5%

2017 Homeownership

67.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 64.5% of the housing units in Atlantic County, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.6%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Atlantic County, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Atlantic County, NJ have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

23.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Atlantic County, NJ have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.04% of the workforce in Atlantic County, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.4%

  2. Carpooled

    7.52%

  3. Public Transit

    6.02%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Atlantic County, NJ was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Public Transit.

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