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Atlantic County
New Jersey

Economic Development

1333 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
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Labor and Workforce

Located on New Jersey's southeastern coast, Atlantic County boasts a very diverse economic mix ranging from tourism-based businesses to agriculture to technology. The eastern portion of the county borders the Atlantic Ocean and its economy is largely tourism-based with the driving force being casino resorts. Meanwhile, agriculture remains an important part of the local economy in the western half of the county.

Atlantic County is also home to the Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center, which accounts for a large number of engineering and technology jobs.

Facts & StatsFacts and Stats
  • Atlantic County’s labor force is projected to increase 3.7% from 2010 to 2020. 1
  • The educational and health services sector posted the largest employment increase (+1,503) during the five-year period of 2004- 2009. 2
  • Over the past decade, Atlantic County’s population grew by 8.7%, the third fastest growth rate in the state.
  • 1 out of every 10 NJ workers owes his/her job to tourism. 3
  • 44% of employment in Atlantic County is directly or indirectly related to tourism. 4
  • Atlantic City International Airport continues to have the lowest average domestic airfare among the nation’s top 100 airports five years in a row. 5
  • Atlantic County has become the second largest agricultural county in the Garden State producing crops and livestock worth $128.3 million annually according to the 2007 Agricultural Census.
  • Atlantic County is home to 7,026 women-owned businesses with annual revenues of $1.2 billion. 6
  • Atlantic County is home to the country’s second oldest continually operating winery, Renault Winery in Egg Harbor City, established in the 1860s.
  • Atlantic County is home to top rated Medicare-certified home health agencies with the highest recognitions by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 7
  • New Jersey, is the fourth-largest producer of peaches in the U.S. and is projected to produce between 55 million and 60 million pounds of peaches over 5,500 acres in 2017. 8
  • AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center ranked 5th best regional hospital in New Jersey. 9

Demographics

Overview

Population (2016 estimate):

270,991

Foreign Born Population:

16.5%

Median Age:

40.7

Total Households:

101,818

Average Household Size:

2.64

Mean Household Income:

$72,092

Median Household Income:

$54,052

Per Capita Income:

$28,005

Housing Units:

127,865

Median Housing Value

$225,600

Bachelors Degree or Higher (25+)

25.1%

Employment (2014)

110,726

Source: Atlantic County Quick Facts - U.S. Census Bureau

Seasonal Population

Atlantic County Seasonal Population
source: South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization

Atlantic County Population vs. Rate of Growth Chart


Population Characteristics

Population by Sex

Male:

48.2%

Female:

51.8%

Atlantic County 2010 Population Pyramid
Population by One Race

White:

71.1%

Black or African American:

17.1%

Hispanic or Latino (of any race)

18.7%

Asian:

8.5%

American Indian and Alaska Native:

0.7%

Two or more races:

2.5%


Atlantic County Municipal Population Change 2000-2010

Geographic Area

2000

2010

Number

Percent

Atlantic County

252,552

274,549

21,997

8.7

Absecon

7,638

8,411

773

10.1

Atlantic City

40,517

39,558

-959

-2.4

Brigantine

12,594

9,450

-3,144

-25

Buena

3,873

4,603

730

18.8

Buena Vista

7,436

7,570

134

1.8

Corbin City

468

492

24

5.1

Egg Harbor City

4,545

4,243

-302

-6.6

Egg Harbor Township

30,726

43,323

12,597

41

Estell Manor

1,585

1,735

150

9.5

Folsom

1,972

1,885

-87

-4.4

Galloway

31,209

37,349

6,140

19.7

Hamilton

20,499

26,503

6,004

29.3

Hammonton

12,604

14,791

2,187

17.4

Linwood

7,172

7,092

-80

-1.1

Longport

1,054

895

-159

-15.1

Margate

8,193

6,354

-1,839

-22.4

Mullica

5,912

6,147

235

4

Northfield

7,725

8,624

899

11.6

Pleasantville

19,012

20,249

1,237

6.5

Port Republic

1,037

1,115

78

7.5

Somers Point

11,614

10,795

-819

-7.1

Ventnor

12,910

10,650

-2,260

-17.5

Weymouth

2,257

2,715

458

20.3

 

Educational Attainment*

Population 25 and over

186,039

Less than high school graduate

29,096

High school graduate (includes equivalency)

62,501

Some college, no degree

36,766

Associate's degree

12,661

Bachelor's degree

29,991

Graduate or professional degree

15,024

 

sources: New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development; US Census Bureau, 2010 Census; 2009-2013 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

 

 

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