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Absecon is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 8,411, reflecting an increase of 773 from the 7,638 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 340 from the 7,298 counted in the 1990 Census.The current 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. Then on March 24, 1902, the City of Absecon replaced the town. The city is named for the Absegami tribe of Native Americans, from the word "Absogami", which means "little stream".GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, Absecon had a total area of 7.292 square miles (18.887 km2), including 5.396 square miles (13.975 km2) of land and 1.896 square miles (4.911 km2) of water (26.01%).DemographicsCensus 2010The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $64,370 (with a margin of error of +/- $5,398) and the median family income was $77,784 (+/- $9,673). Males had a median income of $47,043 (+/- $7,593) versus $43,673 (+/- $3,797) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $31,194 (+/- $4,373). About 5.2% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.4% of those under age 18 and 16.0% of those age 65 or over.Absecon is in Jersey Shore. Our United States sightseeing planning site allows you to schedule your trip to Absecon, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
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