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Atlantic City
Atlantic County, New Jersey


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Statistics & Facts

The New Jersey state capital is Trenton.
The population of Atlantic City is approximately 39,558 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 20,219 (2000), 15504 (2010).
The amount of land area in Atlantic City is 38.9 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Atlantic City is 11.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 15.546 sq kilometers.
The distance from Atlantic City to Washington DC is 149 miles.
The distance to the New Jersey state capital is 60 miles. (as the crow flies)
Atlantic City is positioned 39.37 degrees north of the equator and 74.45 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Atlantic City elevation is 21 feet above sea level.
Atlantic City per capita income is $ 20,196 (2009).
Atlantic City median income is $ 29,448 (2009).
The Atlantic City median home price is $ 227,069 (2009).
Atlantic City average annual precipitation is 45 inches peryear.
Atlantic City average annual snowfall is 16 inches per year.
The average low temperature is summer-upper 60's; winter-25 degrees F.
The average high temperature is summer-85; winter-42 degrees F.


in southeastern New Jersey on the Atlantic Coast.
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History & History Related Items

Atlantic City began as a small fishing village on the north end of Absecon Island. Incorporation came in 1854 with the arrival of the first railroad the same year. By 1880 there were two rail lines bringing in many passengers to the now-resort city.

The boardwalk came into existence when 8 foot wide planks were laid right on the sand in 1870 to keep the hotel lobbies and railroads sand-free. It has become one of Atlantic City's trademarks. It is over four miles long (6 if you count where it continue into the next town) and 60 feet wide. It is no longer just planks, but a steel and concrete structure surfaced with planks in a diagonal pattern. Another innocation from the Atlantic City Boardwalk area is the amusement pier which was first built in 1882. Atlantic City has become known as "The Queen of Resorts."

With the advent of the automobile and air travel, the popularity of Atlantic City declined for a time. The area began to deteriorate briefly. Once the casinos began to be built and to thrive, the area began to build up once again and has established itself once again the a premier resort area on the Eastern Coast.

Historic Atlantic City - lots of great historical information for this community, including pictures.
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The incorporation of Atlantic City

1 May 1854


Atlantic City Boardwalk Virtual Tour
photos, information, with histories also

Boardwalk tours may be taken most any day. Up to three people may be seated in the large wicker chairs on wheels, which are then pushed up and down the boardwalk by attendants. Please phone for details: 609-347-7148

Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival
Held each year in July
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Atlantic City


The population of Atlantic City was:
1860 - 687
1870 - 1,043
1880 - 5,477
1890 - 13,055
1900 - 27,838
1910 - 46,150
1920 - 50,707
1930 - 66,198
1940 - 64,094
1950 - 61,657
1960 - 59,544
1970 - 47,859
1980 - 40,199
1990 - 37,986
2000 - 40,517
2010 - 39,558

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 21,626
2000 - 20,219

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 26,969
2009 - $ 29,448

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 15,402
2009 - $ 20,196

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 88,700
2009 - $ 227,069

Atlantic City is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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