Absecon, New Jersey

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Absecon is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the city population was 7,638.

What is now the City of Absecon was originally incorporated as a town by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 29, 1872, from portions of Egg Harbor Township and Galloway Township. The City of Absecon was incorporated on March 24, 1902, replacing Absecon town.[8]



Absecon is located at 39°25′49″N 74°30′14″W / 39.43028°N 74.50389°W / 39.43028; -74.50389 (39.430416, -74.503911)[9].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.9 square miles (17.9 km²), of which, 5.7 square miles (14.8 km²) of it is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²) of it (17.46%) is water.


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 7,638 people, 2,773 households, and 2,085 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,336.0 people per square mile (515.6/km²). There were 2,902 housing units at an average density of 507.6/sq mi (195.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 83.31% White, 6.01% African American, 0.17% Native American, 7.46% Asian, 1.51% from other races, and 1.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.77% of the population.

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