The mission of Atlantic County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs is to develop countywide programs and promote public interest in local and county history, in the arts, and in the cultural traditions of the community.
40 Farragut Avenue
Mays Landing
New Jersey
United States
+1 (609) 625-2776 ext. 6314
+1 (609) 625-8143

Department of Administration

Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs

Fast Facts about Atlantic County

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COUNTY ESTABLISHED BY: Act of State Legislature, February 1837; First Freeholder Board established in May, 1837

CURRENT FORM OF GOVERNMENT: Executive with 9-member Freeholder Board

COUNTY SEAT: Mays Landing

County Population: 274,549
Population Density: 494.1 persons per square mile
Median Age: 39.9 years
Number of Families: 68,738

Number of Households: 102,847
Persons per Household: 2.61
Housing Units: 126,647
Median Value, Owner Occupied Residence: $238,400*
Median Household Income: $52,571*
Median Family Income: $61,541*
Per Capita Income: $24,783*

LAND AREA: 555.70 square miles (Third in NJ)

Geographic: Hamilton Township (111.26 sq. miles)
Population: Egg Harbor Township (43,323)

Geographic: Longport (0.38 sq. miles)
Population: Corbin City - (492)

Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona & Atlantic City,
Atlantic Cape Community College, Mays Landing & Atlantic City

ROAD MILEAGE: State: 165 miles; County: 373 miles; Garden State Parkway (toll road): 21.5 miles; Atlantic City Expressway (toll road): 29.6 miles

MAJOR HIGHWAYS: Garden State Parkway; Atlantic City Expressway; U.S. Routes 9, 30, 40, 206, 322; State Routes 49, 50, 52, 54, 87, 152

RAILROADS: Passenger: Amtrak (Atlantic City to Philadelphia); NJ Transit: Atlantic City, Absecon, Egg Harbor City, Hammonton, Atco, Lindenwold, Philadelphia; Freight: Southern Railroad Company of New Jersey

AIRPORTS: Atlantic City International Airport, Pomona and Hammonton Municipal Airport

ELEVATION: Highest Elevation: 124 ft. above sea level (Buena Borough)
Lowest Elevation: sea level

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE (° F): January: 31°, July: 75°, September: 66°

MAJOR RIVERS: Mullica River, Great Egg Harbor River and Tuckahoe River (Both Designated Federal Wild and Scenic Rivers)

PUBLIC OPEN SPACE: Federal: 19,522 acres; State: 66,725 acres; County: 7,435 acres; Municipal: 6,612 acres; Beach: 14 miles; Boardwalk: 5.75 miles; Bikeways: 49.5 miles

PRINCIPAL INDUSTRIES: Casino gaming, health care, aviation testing and engineering, agriculture,
professional and business services, retail industry, boat building

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City Campus
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Mainland Campus, Pomona
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Kessler Campus, Hammonton
Shore Medical Center, Somers Point
Bacharach Rehabilitation Hospital, Pomona
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Specialty Care Center, Hamilton Township

U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census SF 1 Data
*U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates

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