RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Atlantic City, New Jersey

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other NJ
Communities

















Welcome to Atlantic City ...

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

When the people of Atlantic City refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Atlantic Cityite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Atlantic City has a population of 37,743 people<3> (see below for details).

Atlantic City was established in 1854 and was incorporated in 1854.

The community of Atlantic City is near sea level<4>.

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

Atlantic City lies within the (609) area code.

Websites for Atlantic City ...

Official Website: www.cityofatlanticcity.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Atlantic City had an population of 37,743 people. This is a decrease of 4.59% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.85% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Atlantic City had a population of 39,558 people (which is 14.41% of the total population of Atlantic County). This makes Atlantic City the county's most populous community.

The population of Atlantic City represents 0.45% of the total population of New Jersey (which has 8,791,894 people), making it the state's 21st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 39,558 people, the population of Atlantic City decreased 2.37% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 40,517 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Atlantic City.

Adding Atlantic City 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 Atlantic City 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 Atlantic City 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 Atlantic City on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Atlantic City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Atlantic City - they are located in Montana and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Atlantic City.

Communities near Atlantic City ...

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

  • Ocean City [Cape May County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean City
    • Ocean City [Cape May County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Atlantic City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,971 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]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somers Point
    • Somers Point [Atlantic County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Atlantic City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,174 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
  • Northfield [Atlantic County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northfield
    • Northfield [Atlantic County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Atlantic City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,031 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northfield have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfield
  • Linwood [Atlantic County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linwood
    • Linwood [Atlantic County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Atlantic City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,658 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
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Egg Harbor City [Atlantic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egg Harbor City
      • Egg Harbor City [Atlantic County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Atlantic City
      • 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 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Atlantic City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,729 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 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Atlantic City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,052 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
    • Corbin City [Atlantic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corbin City
      • Corbin City [Atlantic County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Atlantic City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 491 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corbin City
    • Brigantine [Atlantic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brigantine
      • Brigantine [Atlantic County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Atlantic City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,650 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brigantine
    • Absecon [Atlantic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Absecon
      • Absecon [Atlantic County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of Atlantic City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,818 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Absecon have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Absecon

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 Atlantic City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Atlantic City.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Atlantic City. 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 Atlantic City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Atlantic City. Our list includes 20 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Atlantic City.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in New Jersey

About Atlantic County

About New Jersey

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Atlantic City: www.cityofatlanticcity.org/

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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Atlantic City refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Atlantic City may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Atlantic City.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Atlantic City - 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- Atlantic City) 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 Atlantic City. 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 Atlantic City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atlantic City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3652, Longitude: -74.4205    
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 04 May 2021