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Welcome to Absecon ...

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

The location of Absecon has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Absecon has a population of 8,818 people<3> (see below for details).

Absecon was established in 1902.

The community of Absecon is near sea level<4>.

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

Absecon is located in the (609) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Absecon had an population of 8,818 people. This is an increase of 4.84% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.45% 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.

Adding Absecon to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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, we also found mention of Absecon elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities near Absecon ...

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

  • Ocean City [Cape May County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean City
    • Ocean City [Cape May County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Absecon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,971 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocean City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocean City
  • Somers Point [Atlantic County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somers Point
    • Somers Point [Atlantic County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Absecon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,174 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Somers Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somers Point
  • Brigantine [Atlantic County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brigantine
    • Brigantine [Atlantic County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Absecon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,650 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brigantine
  • Linwood [Atlantic County]
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    • Linwood [Atlantic County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Absecon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,658 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linwood
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Washington [Burlington County]
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      • Washington [Burlington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Absecon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,450 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,865 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Margate City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Absecon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,052 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
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,729 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Estell Manor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,052 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Republic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Republic
    • Corbin City [Atlantic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corbin City
      • Corbin City [Atlantic County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Absecon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 491 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corbin City

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Atlantic County

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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>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Absecon.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Absecon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Absecon) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Absecon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Absecon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Absecon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4254, Longitude: -74.4952       In this case, the coordinates for Absecon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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