Atlantic City, New Jersey

Atlantic City and its surrounding counties in southern New Jersey are connected to the high-voltage grid through Atlantic City Electric, which was integrated into PJM’s operations in 1981.

Permanent Population of Atlantic City: 39,551*

Population of Atlantic County: 275,862*

Total Atlantic City Electric customers: 545,000

Total amount of megawatt-hours used: 4,384,139***

 

Fun facts:

 

  • Atlantic City’s beach and boardwalk stretch four miles.
  • 27 million people visit Atlantic City each year.
  • Atlantic City is the birthplace of saltwater taffy. Fralinger’s, the largest maker of the candy, produces 11,000 pounds of it per day.
  • The Miss America Competition originated in Atlantic City in 1921.

 

(Fun fact sources:  http://www.atlanticcitynj.com/, Style Bistro)

 

*2013 U.S. Census Bureau population estimate

**Atlantic City Electric

***2013 Energy Information Administration data