Income/capita 37%
Household income 52%
Unemployment 105%
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IndexAtlantic CityNew JerseyNational
Income per capita$18,818$37,538$29,829
Median household income$26,566$73,702$55,322
Median income owner occupied$48,807$97,281$70,586
Median income renter occupied$20,909$42,169$35,192
Median earnings male$22,488$47,369$36,919
Median earnings female$18,792$32,116$26,250
Unemployment rate9.6%5.2%4.7%
Poverty level36.6%10.9%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Atlantic City is 37% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Atlantic City is 52% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Atlantic City is 105% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Atlantic City is 143% higher than the national average

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      Atlantic City employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry5.1%0.7%
      Manufacturing sector4.6%0.3%
      Financial & insurance services1.6%1.7%
      Wholesale & retail services12.0%13.6%
      Public administration4.1%4.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.0%1.5%
      Education, health & social services7.6%23.1%

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      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Strathmere, NJ181$212,188283.6%
      Longport, NJ1,006$99,37579.6%
      Port Republic, NJ1,004$89,51961.8%
      Beach Haven, NJ1,022$84,16752.1%
      Linwood, NJ7,009$84,02151.9%
      Atlantic City, NJ39,306$26,56652.0%

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      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Puyallup, WA39,274$64,34216.3%
      Clinton, MD39,256$102,53485.3%
      Sun City, AZ39,363$37,05933.0%
      Bremerton, WA39,388$47,35814.4%
      Woburn, MA39,220$83,87251.6%
      Atlantic City, NJ39,306$26,56652.0%
      Source: The Atlantic City, NJ employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).