Atlantic City, New Jersey

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
On the boardwalk looking south outside Caesars
On the boardwalk looking south outside Caesars
Nickname(s): 

"AC"
"World's Favorite Playground"
Motto(s): 
"Do A.C."
Map of Atlantic City in Atlantic County (click image to enlarge; also see: state map)
Map of Atlantic City in Atlantic County
(click image to enlarge; also see: state map)
U.S. Census Map
U.S. Census Map
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CountryUnited States
StateNew Jersey
CountyAtlantic
IncorporatedMay 1, 1854
Government
 • TypeMayor-council (Faulkner Act)
 • BodyAtlantic City Council
 • MayorLorenzo T. Langford (term ends December 31, 2013)[1]
 • AdministratorMichael Scott[2]
Area
 • City17.037 sq mi (44.125 km2)
 • Land10.747 sq mi (27.835 km2)
 • Water6.290 sq mi (16.290 km2)  36.92%
Area rank164th of 566 in state
8th of 23 in county[3]
Elevation0 ft (0 m)
Population
 • City39,558
 • Rank55th of 566 in state
2nd of 23 in county[7]
 • Density3,680.8/sq mi (1,421.2/km2)
 • Density rank171st of 566 in state
3rd of 23 in county[7]
 • Metro
275,549
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP codes
08401-08406[8]
Area code(s)609
FIPS code34-02080[9][3][10]
GNIS feature ID0885142[11]
Websitewww.cityofatlanticcity.org

Atlantic City is a city in New Jersey, United States. It officially became a city in 1854. Atlantic City is an internationally renowned resort city for gambling, conventions, and leisure. The city also served as the inspiration for the original version of the board game Monopoly. Atlantic City is on Absecon Island on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean.

As of the 2010 United States Census, the city has a population of 39,558.[5][6] There were 274,549 people living in the Atlantic City–Hammonton Metropolitan Statistical Area as of the 2010 Census.[12]

The three road routes into Atlantic City are the Black Horse Pike/Harding Highway (US 322/40), White Horse Pike (US 30), and the Atlantic City Expressway. Atlantic City is roughly 132 miles (212 km) south of New York City by road (via the Garden State Parkway), 55 miles (89 km) southeast of Philadelphia.[13] A railroad also connects to Philadelphia.

References[change | change source]

  1. 2012 New Jersey Mayors Directory, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, dated August 9, 2012. Accessed November 14, 2012.
  2. Administration, City of Atlantic City. Accessed June 2, 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Gazetteer of New Jersey Places, United States Census Bureau. Accessed Accessed October 18, 2012.
  4. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Atlantic City, Geographic Names Information System, accessed January 4, 2008.
  5. 5.0 5.1 DP-1 - Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 for Atlantic City city, Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed January 12, 2012.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Table DP-1. Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2010 for Atlantic City city, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Accessed January 12, 2012.
  7. 7.0 7.1 GCT-PH1 Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - State -- County Subdivision from the 2010 Census Summary File 1 for New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed December 11, 2012.
  8. Look Up a ZIP Code for Atlantic City,NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed January 12, 2012.
  9. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  10. A Cure for the Common Codes: New Jersey, Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed July 14, 2008.
  11. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  12. DP-1 - Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 for Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ Metro Area; New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed January 12, 2012.
  13. Maps & Directions, City of Atlantic City. Accessed February 4, 2012.