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Atlantic City, NJ
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Atlantic City profile

Living in Atlantic City

Atlantic City is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 38,561 people and 14 associated neighborhoods, Atlantic City is the 45th largest community in New Jersey. Atlantic City has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Atlantic City is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Many people in Atlantic City take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Atlantic City citizens for affordable transportation.

The education level of Atlantic City citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.21% of adults 25 and older in Atlantic City have a college degree.

The per capita income in Atlantic City in 2018 was $24,172, which is low income relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,688 for a family of four. However, Atlantic City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Atlantic City also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.40% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Atlantic City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Atlantic City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Atlantic City, accounting for 33.43% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Atlantic City residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Atlantic City include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.

In addition, Atlantic City has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (30.70%).

The most common language spoken in Atlantic City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.