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Atlantic City is a city in Atlantic County.

The latitude of Atlantic City is 39.364N. The longitude is -74.423W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 7 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 40,385.


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Median household income
Local
$26,969
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Atlantic City demographic reports
Atlantic City is on Absecon Island off the Atlantic coast.
With the arrival of train service in 1852, Atlantic City became a popular day-trip resort.

Local street names have become famous by their presence on the Monopoly game board

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 600. The number of murders and homicides was 5. The violent crime rate was 14.9 per 1,000 people.
Local foods: saltwater taffy
Filming location for:
· 1980 movie, "Atlantic City"
· 1990 movie, "The Godfather: Part III"
· 2003 movie, "Owning Mahowny"
Well-known residents have included:
· Charles Bronson, actor
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Seafood Festival - June 16-17, 2007
  • Atlantique City Spring Festival - March 24-25, 2007
  • Puerto Rican Parade and Latin Music Festival - Aug. 12, 2007
Dates often change. Check Atlantic City web sites and events links in the sections below.
Atlantic City attractions: The boardwalk, which dates from 1896
Sports teams: Surf (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Absecon Lighthouse, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum, Ocean Life Center
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 113
Quotes:
You should have seen the Atlantic Ocean in those days.
-- Atlantic City, 1980 film directed by Louis Malle
Lou (Burt Lancaster)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Atlantic City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Atlantic County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Atlantic City area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 08401 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

2% of Atlantic City residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Atlantic City ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Atlantic City was $15,402, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

10% of Atlantic City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Atlantic City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $502.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,054.


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Libraries in Atlantic City include Atlantic City Free Public Library, Richmond Ave. Branch ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Atlantic City include Press of Atlantic City

TV stations in Atlantic City include WMCN, WQAV-LP, WWSI.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WNJN-FM.

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Atlantic County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Atlantic City political report.

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Atlantic City restaurants taking online reservations include Cuba Libre - Atlantic City, Dock's Oyster House, Gallagher's Steak House - Atlantic City, Girasole Ristorante, Morton's, the Steakhouse - Atlantic City, Red Square - Atlantic City, The Sound of Philadelphia (TSOP) ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Atlantic City workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 12 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Atlantic City between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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“ You should have seen the Atlantic Ocean in those days. ”
~ Atlantic City, 1980 film directed by Louis Malle
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