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

The community of Mays Landing is the Seat for Atlantic County.

Atlantic County was founded in 1837 and was created by taking area from GloucesterCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Atlantic had a population of 271,712 people. This is an increase of 7.59% since the last Census (which gave a population of 252,552 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Atlantic represented 3% of the total population of New Jersey, making it the state's 15th most populous county (out of 21 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010274,549+8.71%+1.04% since 2009
2009271,712+7.59%+0.41% since 2008
2008270,609+7.15%+0.25% since 2007
2000252,552The Last Census

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


Below are some of the communities located in Atlantic County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Atlantic County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Atlantic City   39,62040,5172.21% decrease  
Pleasantville   18,88819,0120.65% decrease  
Hammonton   13,43312,6046.58% increase  
Brigantine   12,64312,5940.39% increase  
Ventnor City   12,17112,9105.72% decrease  

Websites for Atlantic County

Official Website:   www.aclink.org/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census. For more information, please visit the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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