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Absecon is a city in Atlantic County, in the Atlantic City metro area.
The community name derives from Indian term variously translated as little stream" or "plenty (or place) of swans"
The latitude of Absecon is 39.428N. The longitude is -74.496W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 26 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,835.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Absecon 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 08234 ZIP code.
14% of Absecon residents report German ancestry, and 24% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Absecon ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Absecon was $23,615, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Absecon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Absecon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $718. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,338.
Libraries in Absecon include Absecon Public Library, Galloway Township Branch Library ... View libraries
Atlantic County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Absecon political report.
The average commute time for Absecon workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Absecon include Best Western Garden State Inn, Comfort Inn North, Days Inn, Dr Jonathan Pitney House, Econo Lodge Absecon, Fairfield Inn-Atlantic City, Quality Inn & Suites, Red Carpet Inn, Rodeway Inn, Rodeway Inn Absecon.
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