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The County In Which Atlantic City Is Located

   Atlantic City is located in Atlantic County.   Atlantic City dominates the headlines.  But, there are many fascinating areas and aspects of Atlantic County.   Atlantic County Cartoons … and other stuff gives a fantastic summary of the areas of the County– although we do not share in the depictions of area politicians, except Atlantic City.  He is spot-on about the knuckleheads we enjoy in Atlantic City.

   Atlantic City receives a couple mentions.   First,

Atlantic County is a county of contrasts. On the eastern side, we have Atlantic City, population 40,368 (not counting tourists, suburbanite commuters, and jitneys).

On the western side, we have Hammonton, population 12,604 (not counting migrant workers, blueberry bushes, and religious statuaries).

Between these extremes, shades and flavors of both can be found. For instance, the blink-and-you-miss-it splendor that is Corbin City, our southernmost municipality, has a population of 520. Egg Harbor Township, the bane of Census-takers since the 1990s, has a population of 30,000 32,000 36,000 39,000 (ah, screw it … who knows anymore?).


There’s more to Atlantic City than casinos, beaches, and the homeless. The city also boasts some of the fanciest marble-type curbs I’ve ever seen on any public thoroughfare. And while you might think that Atlantic City’s historic reputation as a bastion of governmental corruption and greed would be an embarrassment to the regional populace, nothing could be further from the truth! We love to tune in and see what kind of crazy shenanigans the city council will get involved with next … from sex-tape scandals, to disappearing mayors … the storyline always keeps us guessing.

I strongly encourage you to read the entire post, “All About Atlantic County.”


About Jesse O. Kurtz

I am committed to fulfilling the promise of Atlantic City. The town would benefit from greater political participation by average citizens. Hopefully, some of the posts herein will encourage you to get more involved in your community. This blog will also feature other topics and subjects beyond Atlantic City. I hope that you will come to love Atlantic City as much, or more than I do.


2 thoughts on “The County In Which Atlantic City Is Located

  1. It is a pretty good article, except for the fact that the author would rather honor trees than the veterans who fought and died for this country. Damn Libs!

    Posted by Cecilia | September 11, 2008, 11:01 am
  2. Hi Cecilia,

    I will assume you’re joking. If you aren’t, please accept my condolences. I am not a liberal.

    My grandfather also fought for this country and is buried in the cemetery.

    And contrary to what Denny Levinson will tell you, there are indeed other more suitable sites for a cemetery expansion within the park. How do I know? Because I work there.

    If you would like to debate any of these points, feel free to visit my website and email me. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

    Posted by Dennis Hyer | September 11, 2008, 3:10 pm

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