Place:Atlantic, New Jersey, United States

NameAtlantic
Alt namesAtlanticsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates39.467°N 74.667°W
Located inNew Jersey, United States     (1837 - )
See alsoGloucester, New Jersey, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Atlantic County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of the 2010 United States Census, the county had a population of 274,549,[1] having increased by 21,997 from the 252,552 counted at the 2000 Census (+8.7%, tied for third-fastest in the state),[2] retaining its position as the 15th-most populous county in the state.[3] Its county seat is Mays Landing.[4] The most populous place was Egg Harbor Township, with 43,323 residents at the time of the 2010 Census, while Galloway Township, covered , the largest total area of any municipality, though Hamilton Township has the largest land area, covering .[3]

This county is part of the Atlantic CityHammonton Metropolitan Statistical Area. as well as the Delaware Valley Combined Statistical Area.

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History

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All of what is known today as Atlantic County was once called Egg Harbor Township, the eastern half of the original County of Gloucester. Named as an official district as early as 1693, it was bounded on the north by the Little Egg Harbor River (now known as the Mullica River), and on the south by the Great Egg Harbor River and its southern branch the Tuckahoe River. Its eastern boundary was the Atlantic Ocean, but the western boundary in the South Jersey interior was not fixed until 1761. The county was formally created from portions of Gloucester County as of February 7, 1837, and consisted of the townships of Egg Harbor, Galloway, Hamilton and Weymouth.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1837 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1840 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 8,726
1850 8,961
1860 11,786
1870 14,093
1880 18,704
1890 28,836
1900 46,402
1910 71,894
1920 83,914
1930 124,823
1940 124,066
1950 132,399
1960 160,880
1970 175,043
1980 194,119
1990 224,327

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