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The location of Atlantic City

Welcome to Atlantic City ...

The coastal city of Atlantic City is located in Atlantic County.

The location of Atlantic City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<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 2017, Atlantic City has a population of 38,429 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.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Atlantic City had a population of 39,558 people (or 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 (with a count of 40,517 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Atlantic City had an population of 38,429 people. This is a decrease of 2.85% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.15% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Atlantic City ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Atlantic City and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2017
Absecon   [Map]   8,283   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Brigantine   [Map]   8,963   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Corbin City   [Map]   500   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Egg Harbor City   [Map]   4,174   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Estell Manor   [Map]   1,720   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Linwood   [Map]   6,855   W   6 miles [9.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Atlantic City.

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Atlantic City. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Atlantic City. Our list includes 20 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Atlantic City:

Websites for Atlantic City ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Atlantic City:

The official website for Atlantic County:

The official website for State of New Jersey:

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<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.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Atlantic City.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Atlantic City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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, 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: 39.3776, Longitude: -74.4510     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Atlantic City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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