Atlantic City, New Jersey

city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States

Atlantic City is a city in New Jersey, United States. It officially became a city in 1854 when a new railroad connected it to Philadelphia. 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.

Atlantic City, New Jersey
On the boardwalk looking south outside Caesars
On the boardwalk looking south outside Caesars
Flag of Atlantic City, New Jersey
Coat of arms of Atlantic City, New Jersey
Official logo of Atlantic City, New Jersey
Nicknames: 
Monopoly City[1]
"The World's Famous Playground"[2]
Motto(s): 
Consilio et Prudentia (Latin)
"By Counsel and Wisdom"
[3]
Location of Atlantic City in Atlantic County highlighted in red (left). Inset map: Location of Atlantic County in New Jersey highlighted in orange (right).
Location of Atlantic City in Atlantic County highlighted in red (left). Inset map: Location of Atlantic County in New Jersey highlighted in orange (right).
U.S. Census Map
U.S. Census Map
Coordinates: 39°21′45″N 74°25′30″W / 39.36250°N 74.42500°W / 39.36250; -74.42500[4][5]
Country United States
State New Jersey
CountyAtlantic
IncorporatedMay 1, 1854
Government
 • TypeMayor-council (Faulkner Act)
 • BodyAtlantic City Council
Area
 • City17.21 sq mi (44.59 km2)
 • Land10.76 sq mi (27.87 km2)
 • Water6.45 sq mi (16.72 km2)  37.50%
 • Rank165th of 565 in state
8th of 23 in county[4]
Elevation7 ft (2 m)
Population
 • City38,497
 • Rank61st of 565 in state
2nd of 23 in county[13]
 • Density3,577.8/sq mi (1,381.4/km2)
  • Rank188th of 565 in state
4th of 23 in county[13]
 • Urban
294,921 (US: 138th)[9]
 • Urban density1,810.7/sq mi (699.1/km2)
 • Metro
274,534 (US: 179th)[8]
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Codes
08401–08406[14][15]
Area code609[16]
FIPS code3400102080[4][17][18]
GNIS feature ID0885142[19]
Websitewww.acnj.gov

As of the 2020 United States Census, the city has a population of 38,497.[11][12] There were 274,534 people living in the Atlantic City–Hammonton Metropolitan Statistical Area as of the 2020 Census.[8]

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.[20]

References

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  1. Staff. "Before DO AC, America's Playground & Monopoly City Thrived". Researching New Jersey History, February 21, 2013. Accessed September 21, 2016.
  2. Kuperinsky, Amy. "'The Jewel of the Meadowlands'?: N.J.'s best, worst and weirdest town slogans", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, January 22, 2015. Accessed July 12, 2016. Template:"'Do AC,' the tourism campaign adopted in 2012 by the resort town, is managed by the Atlantic City Alliance, a marketing group whose impending dissolution is included in state plans.... Earlier in 2012, the city embraced 'The World's Famous Playground' as an official motto, replacing 'Always Turned On' from 2003 and the previous 'America's Favorite Playground' slogan."
  3. Hall, John F (1900). "City Coat of Arms, History of Atlantic City". The Daily Union History of Atlantic City and County, New Jersey. Atlantic City, N.J.: The Daily Union Printing Company. p. 139.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 2019 Census Gazetteer Files: New Jersey Places, United States Census Bureau. Accessed July 1, 2020.
  5. US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  6. 2012 New Jersey Legislative District Data Book, Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, March 2013, p. 12.
  7. "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas Population Totals and Components of Change: 2020-2021". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 2, 2023.
  9. "2020 Census Qualifying Urban Areas and Final Criteria Clarifications", United States Census Bureau, published December 29, 2022. Accessed December 29, 2022.
  10. "City of Atlantic City". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved March 4, 2013.
  11. 11.0 11.1 QuickFacts Atlantic City city, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed December 22, 2022.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Total Population: Census 2010 - Census 2020 New Jersey Municipalities, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Accessed December 1, 2022.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Population Density by County and Municipality: New Jersey, 2020 and 2021, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Accessed March 1, 2023.
  14. Look Up a ZIP Code for Atlantic City, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed January 12, 2012.
  15. ZIP Codes, State of New Jersey. Accessed August 23, 2013.
  16. Area Code Lookup – NPA NXX for Atlantic City, NJ, Area-Codes.com. Accessed December 24, 2014.
  17. U.S. Census website, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  18. Geographic Codes Lookup for New Jersey, Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed April 1, 2022.
  19. US Board on Geographic Names, United States Geological Survey. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  20. Maps & Directions Archived 2012-02-06 at the Wayback Machine, City of Atlantic City. Accessed February 4, 2012.