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Absecon, New Jersey

Absecon is a city located in Atlantic County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 7,638.

Geography Absecon is located at 39°25'49" North, 74°30'14" West (39.430416, -74.503911)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.9 km² (6.9 mi²). 14.8 km² (5.7 mi²) of it is land and 3.1 km² (1.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 17.46% water.

Demographics As of the census2 of 2000, there are 7,638 people, 2,773 households, and 2,085 families residing in the city. The population density is 515.6/km² (1,336.0/mi²). There are 2,902 housing units at an average density of 195.9/km² (507.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 83.31% White, 6.01% African American, 0.17% Native American, 7.46% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.51% from other races, and 1.54% from two or more races. 3.77% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,773 households out of which 32.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% are married couples living together, 11.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% are non-families. 19.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.69 and the average family size is 3.08.

In the city the population is spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $55,745, and the median income for a family is $61,563. Males have a median income of $47,984 versus $31,663 for females. The per capita income for the city is $23,615. 4.8% of the population and 3.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 5.9% are under the age of 18 and 4.3% are 65 or older.

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