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Welcome to Absecon ...

The coastal city of Absecon is located in Atlantic County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Absecon has a population of 8,821 people<2> (see below for details).

Absecon was established in 1902.

The community of Absecon is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Absecon lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Absecon: (609)

The ZIP code for Absecon: 08201<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Absecon had an population of 8,821 people. This is an increase of 4.87% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.49% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Absecon had a population of 8,411 people. This makes Absecon the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Absecon represents 0.1% of the population of New Jersey (which has 8,791,894 people), making it the state's 52nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,411 people, the population of Absecon increased 10.12% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,638 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Absecon.

Communities near Absecon ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Absecon.

  • Ocean City [Cape May County]
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    • Ocean City [Cape May County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Absecon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,902 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocean City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocean City
  • Somers Point [Atlantic County]
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    • Somers Point [Atlantic County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Absecon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,153 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Somers Point have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somers Point
  • Ventnor City [Atlantic County]
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    • Ventnor City [Atlantic County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Absecon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,872 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ventnor City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ventnor City
  • Brigantine [Atlantic County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brigantine
    • Brigantine [Atlantic County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Absecon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,577 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brigantine
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Linwood [Atlantic County]
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      • Linwood [Atlantic County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Absecon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,635 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linwood have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linwood
    • Washington [Burlington County]
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      • Washington [Burlington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Absecon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,459 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washington have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
    • Margate City [Atlantic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Margate City
      • Margate City [Atlantic County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Absecon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,801 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Margate City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Margate City
    • Egg Harbor City [Atlantic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egg Harbor City
      • Egg Harbor City [Atlantic County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Absecon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,057 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egg Harbor City
    • Estell Manor [Atlantic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estell Manor
      • Estell Manor [Atlantic County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Absecon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,738 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Estell Manor have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Estell Manor
    • Port Republic [Atlantic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Republic
      • Port Republic [Atlantic County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Absecon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,051 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Republic have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Republic

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Absecon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Absecon.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Absecon. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Absecon.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Absecon. See our Newspapers Page for Absecon.

Adding Absecon to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Absecon in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Absecon was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Absecon on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for New Jersey (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Absecon on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for New Jersey

About Atlantic County

About New Jersey

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Absecon. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Atlantic County: www.aclink.org/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Jersey's counties, including Atlantic, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Absecon.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Absecon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Absecon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Absecon or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Absecon) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Absecon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AbseconOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Absecon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4286, Longitude: -74.4958    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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