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Atlantic City, New Jersey

Alternate meanings: See Atlantic City (disambiguation)

Atlantic City is a city located in Atlantic County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 40,517. It is a resort community located on Absecon Island, just off the coast of New Jersey. Other towns on the island are Ventnor, Margate and Longport.

Atlantic City became a popular beach destination because of its proximity to Philadelphia. The city is famous for its boardwalk, and is the home of the Miss America pageant, which has been held here since 1921. The streets of Atlantic City are also used in the American version of the boardgame Monopoly.

Although a small city, it had been plagued with many large city problems, especially poverty and crime. The neighborhood known as the "inlet" was particularly impoverished. In an effort at revitalizing the city, New Jersey voters in 1976 approved casino gambling for the city of Atlantic City. Resorts International[?] then became the first legal casino in the eastern United States when it opened on May 26, 1978. Many other casinos were opened up along the boardwalk as a result. The introduction of gambling did not, however, eliminate many of the urban problems that plagued Atlantic City, and many have argued that it only served to magnify those problems.

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Geography Atlantic City is located at 39°21'54" North, 74°26'21" West (39.364966, -74.439034)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 44.9 km² (17.4 mi²). 29.4 km² (11.4 mi²) of it is land and 15.5 km² (6.0 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 34.58% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 40,517 people, 15,848 households, and 8,700 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,378.3/km² (3,569.8/mi²). There are 20,219 housing units at an average density of 687.8/km² (1,781.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 26.68% White, 44.16% African American, 0.48% Native American, 10.40% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 13.76% from other races, and 4.47% from two or more races. 24.95% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 15,848 households out of which 27.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 24.8% are married couples living together, 23.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 45.1% are non-families. 37.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.46 and the average family size is 3.26.

In the city the population is spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $26,969, and the median income for a family is $31,997. Males have a median income of $25,471 versus $23,863 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,402. 23.6% of the population and 19.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 29.1% are under the age of 18 and 18.9% are 65 or older.

Casino Resorts

  • Atlantic City Hilton (http://www.hiltonac.com/), Boston Avenue & The Boardwalk, Atlantic City New Jersey 08401
  • Main Telephone Number: (609) 347-7111

  • Bally's Atlantic City (http://www.ballysac.com/), Park Place & The Boardwalk, Atlantic City New Jersey 08401
  • Main Telephone Number: (609) 340-2000

  • The Borgata (http://www.theborgata.com/), One Borgata Way, Atlantic City New Jersey 08401
  • Alternate Address: 1501 MGM Mirage Boulevard, Atlantic City New Jersey 08401
  • Main Telephone Number: (609) 317-1000

  • Caesars Atlantic City (http://www.caesarsac.com/), Pacific Avenue & The Boardwalk, Atlantic City New Jersey 08401
  • Main Telephone Number: (609) 348-4411

  • Claridge Casino at Bally's Atlantic City, Indiana Avenue & Park Place, Atlantic City New Jersey 08401
  • Main Telephone Number: (609) 340-3400 (Please see Bally's Atlantic City website link for further information.)

  • Harrah's Atlantic City (http://www.harrahs.com/our_casinos/atl/), 777 Harrah's Boulevard, Atlantic City New Jersey 08401
  • Main Telephone Number: (609) 441-5000

  • Resorts Atlantic City (http://www.resortsac.com/), North Carolina Avenue & The Boardwalk, Atlantic City New Jersey 08401
  • Main Telephone Number: (609) 344-6000

  • Sands (http://www.acsands.com/), Indiana Avenue & The Boardwalk, Atlantic City New Jersey 08401
  • Main Telephone Number: (609) 441-40000

  • Showboat (http://www.harrahs.com/our_casinos/sac/), South States Avenue & The Boardwalk, Atlantic City New Jersey 08401
  • Main Telephone Number: (609) 343-4000

  • Tropicana (http://www.tropicana.net/), Brighton Avenue & The Boardwalk, Atlantic City New Jersey 08401
  • Main Telephone Number: (609) 340-4000

  • Trump Marina (http://www.trumpmarina.com/), Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard, Atlantic City New Jersey 08401
  • Main Telephone Number: (609) 441-2000

  • Trump Plaza (http://www.trumpplaza.com/), Mississippi Avenue & The Boardwalk, Atlantic City New Jersey 08401
  • Main Telephone Number: (609) 441-6000

  • Trump Taj Mahal (http://www.trumptaj.com/), Virginia Avenue & The Boardwalk, Atlantic City New Jersey 08401
  • Main Telephone Number: (609) 449-1000

External Links

Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies (Minor League Hockey) - http://www.boardwalkbullies.com/
Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Center - http://www.atlanticcitynj.com
Atlantic City Expressway Authority - http://www.acexpressway.com/
Atlantic City Free Public Library - http://library.atlantic.city.lib.nj.us/
Atlantic City International Airport - http://www.acairport.com/
Atlantic City Police Department - http://www.acpolice.org/
Atlantic City Surf (Minor League Baseball Team) - http://www.acsurf.com/
City of Atlantic City Official Website - http://www.cityofatlanticcity.org
Greyhound Bus Line - http://www.greyhound.com
New Jersey Transit (Bus & Rail Service To/From Atlantic City) http://www.njtransit.com/
South Jersey Transportation Authority - http://www.sjta.com/
WMGM-TV Channel 40 Atlantic City (NBC Television Network Affiliate) - http://www.wmgmtv.com/


See also Atlantic City (movie)



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