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.”