StatisticAtlantic CityNew JerseyNational
Population density (sq mi)3,6531,21591
Median age35.739.537.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)37%56%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1854%45%43%
Speak English54%69%79%
Speak Spanish25%16%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Atlantic City is 201% higher than New Jersey
  • The median age in Atlantic City is 10% lower than New Jersey
  • In Atlantic City 34.90% of the population is White
  • In Atlantic City 38.35% of the population is Black
  • In Atlantic City 16.75% of the population is Asian

Compare Atlantic City, NJ Demographics


      Atlantic City population breakdown by race

      RaceAtlantic CityNew JerseyNational
      American Indian0.40%0.21%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
      Mixed race3.97%2.53%3.06%
      Other race5.63%6.35%4.75%
      In Atlantic City, 27.6% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Atlantic City age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Atlantic City, NJ demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).