Atlantic City

Population: 39,306Median home value: $182,900 49 Ranks better than 8% of areas
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A+ Atlantic City Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D Atlantic City Cost of Living Cost of living is 14% lower than New Jersey
Atlantic City
1088% more expensive than the US average
New Jersey
12525% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Atlantic City cost of living
F Atlantic City Crime Total crime is 213% higher than New Jersey
Total crime
5,588104% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 18104% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-30%Year over year crime is down
Atlantic City crime
F Atlantic City Employment Household income is 64% lower than New Jersey
Median household income
$26,56652% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$18,81837% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
10%105% higher than the US average
Atlantic City employment
F Atlantic City Housing Home value is 42% lower than New Jersey
Median home value
$182,9001% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$85410% lower than the US average
Home ownership
27%58% lower than the US average
Atlantic City real estate or Atlantic City rentals
F Atlantic City Schools HS graduation rate is 21% lower than New Jersey
High school grad. rates
68%18% lower than the US average
School test scores
24%52% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
12:128% lower than the US average
Atlantic City K-12 schools

Living in Atlantic City, NJ

Atlantic City, New Jersey is a moderately-sized city with a population of 39,306 inhabitants. Atlantic City has a population density of 3,653 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. Atlantic City is known to be an ethnically diverse city. The two most common races are White (35%) and Black or African American (38%). Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Atlantic City are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 25% of the population also speak Spanish. Atlantic City is very likely to be a great place to live for singles as only 42%, of the population (over fifteen) is classified as married.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Atlantic City, New Jersey could be a positive experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. The best areas in Atlantic City and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, weather, education, employment, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the New Jersey and national averages.

Atlantic City has a livability score of 56 out of 100 and is ranked #514 in New Jersey and #26,708 in the USA. This score ranks well below the United States average. With such a low livability score, it might be worth investigating a little further. Atlantic City has also earned the dubious distinction of of being ranked among the bottom 10 percent of all US cities. If we take a closer look at each of the categories on their own, we see that Atlantic City ranks well for amenities (A+). Atlantic City does not rank well for the following: cost of living (D), education (F), employment (F) and housing (F). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Atlantic City has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Atlantic City Boardwalk, The Quarter at Tropicana, and The Quarter at Tropicana.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Atlantic City is real estate affordability. The median home price for Atlantic City homes is $182,900, which is 42.2% lower than the New Jersey average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Atlantic City, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 6.9, which is 60.5% higher than the New Jersey average.

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Very divided city

Atlantic City is a good city in terms of amenities. It's full of casino's and restaurants and things to do, but unfortunately, this creates a massive pay gap and race gap. Living in Atlantic City is literally like living inside of Ellyrium. The main part of Atlantic City is primarily black and hispanic and really poor due to the casinos, whereas to the north on the island of brigantine, everybody is rich and white and goes into atlantic city to gamble.
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Atlantic City is Great for Families Too!

Despite the news of Atlantic City and their casinos tumbling into the sea, I wouldn't want to live anywhere else in the world. First off, the casinos are coming back in a big way, but that only helps to bring more things to this area great for families too. Our neighborhood is full of residents who work at the casino and come from all over the world.

Even though the casinos are geared towards getting adults in the doors, there is plenty for families with kids to do here. The best areas in Atlantic City include the Rain Forest Cafe, Ripley's Believe it or Not, there is even a mall that stretches out over the Atlantic Ocean from the boardwalk that looks like a real ocean liner.

With all that new casino business, it attracted tons of chain restaurants to this area, so me and my family can try a new place every week without even getting near the casino. Concerts on the beach, museums, and a boardwalk with arcade games for the little ones, it's like a new adventure every week living in Atlantic City.
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Source: The Atlantic City, NJ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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