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Population (year 2000): 7,638. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,989 (+4.6% change)
Males: 3,660 (47.9%), Females: 3,978 (52.1%)

Median resident age: 40.3 years
Median household income: $55,745 (year 2000)
Median house value: $123,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Absecon:

  • White Non-Hispanic (81.8%)
  • Black (6.0%)
  • Hispanic (3.8%)
  • Asian Indian (3.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Other race (1.5%)
  • Filipino (1.2%)
  • Chinese (1.2%)
  • Other Asian (0.7%)

Ancestries: Irish (28.2%), Italian (21.6%), German (16.8%), English (12.9%), United States (4.0%), Polish (3.0%).

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Elevation: 25 feet

Land area: 5.7 square miles

Absecon,

For population 25 years and over in Absecon

  • High school or higher: 86.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Absecon city

  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 54.1%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

10.5% Foreign born (6.6% Asia, 2.2% Europe, 1.6% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +386 (+5.3%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NJ Vineland, (35.2 miles pop. 56,271).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: PA Philadelphia, (59.0 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: NJ (2.7 miles Pleasantville, NJ (3.9 miles Pomona, NJ Northfield, (5.4 miles City, NJ Ventnor (6.3 miles City, NJ Atlantic (6.4 miles Republic, NJ Port (6.8 miles City, NJ Margate (7.0 miles NJ Linwood, (7.4 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 59 buildings, average cost: $55,500
  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $62,900
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $89,200
  • 1999: 19 buildings, average cost: $61,300
  • 2000: 11 buildings, average cost: $122,800
  • 2001: 23 buildings, average cost: $98,700
  • 2002: 59 buildings, average cost: $73,400
  • 2003: 29 buildings, average cost: $107,600
  • 2004: 38 buildings, average cost: $119,400
  • 2005: 79 buildings, average cost: $126,200

Latitude: 39.43 N, Longitude: 74.50 W


Industries providing employment: Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (29.7%), Educational,health and social services (19.0%), Retail trade (12.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -585 (-7.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 538 (14.7%)


 

Crime in Absecon by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 1
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.1
Rapes 1 3 3 2
    per 100,000 13.1 39.3 39.3 26.2
Robberies 5 10 16 13
    per 100,000 65.5 130.9 209.5 170.2
Assaults 20 14 6 21
    per 100,000 261.8 183.3 78.6 274.9
Burglaries 33 58 31 37
    per 100,000 432.1 759.4 405.9 484.4
Thefts 188 223 180 190
    per 100,000 2461.4 2919.6 2356.6 2487.6
Auto thefts 17 19 22 18
    per 100,000 222.6 248.8 288.0 235.7
223.7 281.5 240.0 281.9


Average climate in Absecon, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Absecon,

Absecon-area historical tornado activity is below New Jersey state average. It is 50% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/21/1983, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.6 miles away from the Absecon city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 11/4/1970, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 5.6 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Jon Mimmo - College basketball player (Rutgers Scarlet Knights).


Hospitals/medical centers near Absecon:
  • BETTY BACHARACH REHAB CENTER (about 6 miles; POMONA, NJ)
  • ATLANTIC CITY MEDICAL CTR (about 7 miles; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ)
  • SHORE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; SOMERS POINT, NJ)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Absecon:
  • ATLANTIC CITY INTERNATIONAL (about 5 miles; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; ID: ACY)
  • MC GUIRE AFB (about 40 miles; WRIGHTSTOWN, NJ; ID: WRI)
  • LAKEHURST NAES /MAXFIELD FIELD (about 43 miles; LAKEHURST, NJ; ID: NEL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Absecon:
  • ATLANTIC CITY MUNI/BADER FIELD (about 7 miles; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; ID: AIY)
  • STEEL PIER TAJ MAHAL (about 9 miles; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; ID: 92N)
  • OCEAN CITY MUNI (about 15 miles; OCEAN CITY, NJ; ID: 26N)


Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4 $12,905 $38,715 4 $3,124
Other Government Administration 3 $11,730 $46,920 9 $6,602
Judicial and Legal 2 $5,258 $31,548 3 $4,251
Police Protection - Officers 26 $138,568 $63,954 0 $0
Police - Other 5 $14,646 $35,150 18 $10,702
Fire - Other 0 $0   3 $1,116
Streets and Highways 7 $16,034 $27,486 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 0 $0   2 $1,605
Sewerage 2 $5,887 $35,322 0 $0
Local Libraries 1 $3,179 $38,148 4 $4,171
Other and Unallocable 3 $8,207 $32,828 3 $2,827
Totals for Government 53 $216,414 $48,999 46 $34,399


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Absecon:
  • THE RICHARD STOCKTON COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY (about 6 miles; POMONA, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 5,526)
  • ATLANTIC CAPE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 18 miles; MAYS LANDING, NJ; FT enrollment: 3,086)
  • BURLINGTON COUNTY COLLEGE (about 39 miles; PEMBERTON, NJ; FT enrollment: 3,751)
  • OCEAN COUNTY COLLEGE (about 43 miles; TOMS RIVER, NJ; FT enrollment: 4,651)
  • CAMDEN COUNTY COLLEGE (about 46 miles; BLACKWOOD, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,662)
  • ROWAN UNIVERSITY (about 47 miles; GLASSBORO, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,587)
  • GLOUCESTER COUNTY COLLEGE (about 48 miles; SEWELL, NJ; FT enrollment: 3,135)
Public high school in Absecon:
  • ABSEGAMI H S (Students: 2,144; Location: 201 S WRANGLEBORO RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Absecon:
  • HOLY SPIRIT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 875; Location: 500 S NEW RD; Grades: 9 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Absecon:
  • H ASHTON MARSH (Students: 527; Location: 800 IRELAN AVE.; Grades: KG - 04)
  • EMMA C ATTALES (Students: 415; Location: IRELAN AVE. & WEBB ROAD; Grades: 05 - 08)
Private primary/middle schools in Absecon:
  • JARRETS RUN ACADEMY (Students: 63; Location: 70 MILL ROAD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • JERSEY SHORE BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 3; Location: 2165 WRANGLEBORO ROAD; Grades: 2 - 8)
Library in Absecon:
  • ABSECON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $147,074; Location: 305 NEW JERSEY AVENUE; 17,410 books; 859 audio materials; 481 video materials; 80 serial subscriptions)

Reservoir: Atlantic City Reservoir (A).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Absecon Creek (A), Ingersolls Branch (B).

Parks in Absecon include: Green Acres Park (1), Heritage Park (2).


Absecon compared to New Jersey state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Absecon:
  • WOND (1400 AM; 1 kW; PLEASANTVILLE, NJ; Owner: SOUTH JERSEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WUSS (1490 AM; 0 kW; PLEASANTVILLE, NJ; Owner: SOUTH JERSEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WMID (1340 AM; 1 kW; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WKXW (1450 AM; 1 kW; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: MILLENNIUM ATLANTIC CITY LICENSE HOLDCO, LLC)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Absecon:
  • WMGM (103.7 FM; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: SOUTH JERSEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WFPG-FM (96.9 FM; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: MILLENNIUM ATLANTIC CITY LICENSE HOLDCO, LLC)
  • WAYV (95.1 FM; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WZBZ (99.3 FM; PLEASANTVILLE, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WTTH (96.1 FM; MARGATE CITY, NJ; Owner: EQUITY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WPUR (107.3 FM; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: MILLENNIUM ATLANTIC CITY LICENSE HOLDCO, LLC)
  • WLFR (91.7 FM; POMONA, NJ; Owner: STOCKTON STATE COLLEGE)
  • WOJZ (104.9 FM; EGG HARBOR CITY, NJ; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF EGG HARBOR LICENSEE, L.L.C.)
  • WAJM (88.9 FM; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: ATLANTIC CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WXGN (90.5 FM; EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NJ; Owner: JOY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBHX (99.7 FM; TUCKERTON, NJ; Owner: PRESS COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • WNJN-FM (89.7 FM; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BCSNTG AUTHORITY)
  • WIXM (97.3 FM; MILLVILLE, NJ; Owner: MILLENNIUM ATLANTIC CITY II LICENSE HOLDCO, LLC)
  • WNJS-FM (88.1 FM; BERLIN, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WRTQ (91.3 FM; OCEAN CITY, NJ; Owner: TEMPLE U. OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WCHR-FM (105.7 FM; MANAHAWKIN, NJ; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WKOE (106.3 FM; OCEAN CITY, NJ; Owner: OCEAN COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WTKU (98.3 FM; OCEAN CITY, NJ; Owner: SOUTH JERSEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WJSE (102.7 FM; PETERSBURG, NJ; Owner: PARINELLO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WXXY-FM (88.7 FM; PORT REPUBLIC, NJ; Owner: IN HIS NAME BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Absecon:
  • W07CE (Channel 7; ATLANTIC CITY, ETC., NJ; Owner: SOUTH JERSEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WQAV-LP (Channel 34; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: ASIAVISION, INC.)
  • W60CX (Channel 60; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WWSI (Channel 62; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: HISPANIC BROADCASTERS OF PHILADELPHIA, L.L.C.)
  • WUVP (Channel 65; VINELAND, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION PHILADELPHIA LLC)
  • WNJS (Channel 23; CAMDEN, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WPSJ-LP (Channel 8; HAMMONTON, ETC., NJ; Owner: ENGLE BROADCASTING)
  • WMCN-TV (Channel 53; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: LENFEST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMGM-TV (Channel 40; WILDWOOD, NJ; Owner: SOUTH JERSEY RADIO, INC.)

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