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Ventnor City, New Jersey
City
City of Ventnor City
Atlantic Ocean shoreline
Atlantic Ocean shoreline
Motto: Shore'ly the Best!
Map of Ventnor City in Atlantic County. Inset: Location of Atlantic County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Ventnor City in Atlantic County. Inset: Location of Atlantic County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Ventnor City, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Ventnor City, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Atlantic
Incorporated March 17, 1903
Named for Ventnor, Isle of Wight
Area
 • Total 3.522 sq mi (9.123 km2)
 • Land 1.951 sq mi (5.054 km2)
 • Water 1.571 sq mi (4.068 km2)  44.60%
Area rank 313th of 566 in state
20th of 23 in county
Elevation 3 ft (0.9 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 10,650
 • Estimate (2015) 10,486
 • Rank 228th of 566 in state
8th of 23 in county
 • Density 5,457.4/sq mi (2,107.1/km2)
 • Density rank 98th of 566 in state
1st of 23 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08406
Area code(s) 609
FIPS code 3400175620
GNIS feature ID 0885426
Website www.ventnorcity.org

Ventnor City is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 10,650, reflecting a decrease of 2,260 (-17.5%) from the 12,910 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,905 (+17.3%) from the 11,005 counted in the 1990 Census.

Ventnor City was incorporated as a city by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 17, 1903, from portions of Egg Harbor Township.

History

Mrs. S. Bartram Richards, the wife of the secretary-treasurer of the Camden and Atlantic Land Company, suggested the name "Ventnor" for the area then being developed by the company south of Atlantic City, having recently visited the seashore resort in England on the Isle of Wight with the same name. The name was chosen in January 1889. The city was formally incorporated by the New Jersey Legislature on March 17, 1903.

Chapter 51 of the laws and Sessions of the State of New Jersey provided the beginning to Ventnor City stating, "Be it enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of New Jersey that all part or portion of the County of Atlantic, formerly a part of Egg Harbor Township, situated on Absecon Beach, lying between the Westwardly limit of Atlantic City and the Eastwardly limit of South Atlantic City, the Atlantic Ocean on the south as far as the jurisdiction of the State extends, and to the center of Beach Thoroughfare on the North, be, and is hereby constituted as a City of this State, and all of the inhabitants of the State residing within the limits aforesaid be and they are hereby ordained, constituted and declared to be from time to time forever hereafter one body politic and corporate, in fact and in name, by the name, Ventnor City. This act shall take effect immediately, and was approved on March 17, 1903."

The first meeting was held on April 20, 1903, in the Carisbrooke Inn, which was located behind the present City Hall, on Atlantic Avenue between Cambridge and Sacramento Avenues; Carisbrooke is also a place name taken from the Isle of Wight.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city had a total area of 3.522 square miles (9.123 km2), including 1.951 square miles (5.054 km2) of land and 1.571 square miles (4.068 km2) of water (44.60%).

The city is located on 8.1-mile (13.0 km) long Absecon Island, along with Atlantic City to the northeast, and Margate City and Longport on the southwest.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Ventnor City has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 491
1920 2,193 346.6%
1930 6,674 204.3%
1940 7,905 18.4%
1950 8,158 3.2%
1960 8,688 6.5%
1970 10,385 19.5%
1980 11,704 12.7%
1990 11,005 −6.0%
2000 12,910 17.3%
2010 10,650 −17.5%
Est. 2015 10,486 −1.5%
Population sources: 1910-2000
1910-1920 1910 1910-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010

2010 Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 10,650 people, 4,592 households, and 2,645 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,457.4 per square mile (2,107.1/km2). There were 7,829 housing units at an average density of 4,011.8 per square mile (1,549.0/km2)*. The racial makeup of the city was 75.83% (8,076) White, 4.25% (453) Black or African American, 0.47% (50) Native American, 8.68% (924) Asian, 0.05% (5) Pacific Islander, 8.08% (860) from other races, and 2.65% (282) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.05% (1,922) of the population.

There were 4,592 households out of which 20.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.3% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.4% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city, the population was spread out with 18.5% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 31.0% from 45 to 64, and 19.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.5 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 90.0 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $52,465 (with a margin of error of +/- $3,688) and the median family income was $66,467 (+/- $9,437). Males had a median income of $42,560 (+/- $12,377) versus $33,693 (+/- $5,007) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $34,790 (+/- $4,057). About 9.0% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.1% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.

2000 Census

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 12,910 people, 5,480 households, and 3,255 families residing in the city. The population density was 6,023.2 people per square mile (2,329.2/km2). There were 8,009 housing units at an average density of 1, 445.0/km2 (3,736.6/sq mi). The racial makeup of the city was 77.10% White, 2.94% African American, 0.19% Native American, 7.45% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 9.37% from other races, and 2.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.14% of the population.

The most common ethnic groups reported in the 2000 Census in Ventnor City were Italian (22.8%), Irish (15.5%), German (8.7%), English (6.2%), Russian (4.2%), Polish (3.6%).

There were 5,480 households out of which 23.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.5% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.6% were non-families. 33.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $42,478, and the median income for a family was $52,701. Males had a median income of $31,300 versus $26,788 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,631. About 3.4% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Dorset Avenue Bridge

A double-leaf bascule drawbridge separates Ventnor Heights across the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), Inside Thorofare. It is managed federally.

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the city had a total of 36.45 miles (58.66 km) of roadways, of which 34.03 miles (54.77 km) were maintained by the municipality and 2.42 miles (3.89 km) by the county.

Public transportation

NJ Transit provides bus service in the city to Atlantic City on routes 504 (from Ventnor Plaza) and 505 (from Longport).


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